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Prime choices March 14 - 20

March 12, 2010 | 12:52 pm
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This week's TV Movies




SUNDAY

2001's "Band of Brothers" saluted U.S. soldiers' efforts in Europe during WWII -- but that was only half the story. Follow the Marines from beachhead to beachhead across "The Pacific" in a new 10-part miniseries. Jon Seda and Joe Mazzello star. (HBO, 9 p.m.)

MONDAY

Whether sitting in an NFL owner's box or chastising an ex-beau on "Oprah," a girl has got to look her best. And so a certain singer-actress embarks on a worldwide quest for style tips in the travelogue "Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty." (VH1, 10 p.m.)

TUESDAY

Apparently, the long arm of the law extends from 19th century South Dakota all the way to present-day Kentucky, as "Deadwood's" Timothy Olyphant (below) takes up badge and gun to play a U.S. Marshal once again in the new action drama "Justified." (FX, 10 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY

After the season premiere of "South Park," a put-upon social-services case worker helps assorted scary monsters and super creeps assimilate into polite society in the new animated comedy "Ugly Americans." (10 and 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central)

THURSDAY

Last fall, when everyone in the world passed out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds, some of us got a glimpse of the sci-fi series "FlashForward" returning this month with all-new episodes. Dominic Monaghan, Joseph Fiennes and John Cho star. (ABC, 8 p.m.)

FRIDAY

Indie darling Natasha Khan (above), known to alt-music fans as Bat for Lashes, joins fellow British rockers Starsailor and Berkeley-bred punk band Green Day on the in-studio concert series "Live From Abbey Road." (Sundance, 8 p.m.)

SATURDAY

In what sounds like a cross between "The Green Mile" and the John Travoltaflick "Phenomenon," a humble janitor discovers he has miraculous "Healing Hands" in this new made-for-cable movie. Eddie Cibrian and Lisa Sheridan star. (Hallmark, 9 p.m.)

HE'S THE BEARD

Wanted: Thirtysomething slacker to play paterfamilias to three hard-to-handle boys while their real papa is in the pokey. Apply in person to the "Sons of Tucson." "Reaper's" Tyler Labine (right) stars in this new sitcom. (Fox, 9:30 p.m. Sun.)

PLENTY O'TOOLE

Turner Classic Movies showcases Peter O'Toole in three of the Irish-born actor's most memorable films: the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia" (left), the 1972 satire "The Ruling Class," and the 1965 adventure "Lord Jim." (TCM, 5, 9 and 11:45 p.m. Sat.)

SWIM FOR IT

The new special "Sizing Up Sperm" uses large-scale stunts to illustrate the mad dash of millions of microscopic spermatozoa in the reproductive race to fertilize that all-important egg. And we're all adults here, so please . . . no giggling. (National Geographic, 6 and 9 p.m. Sun.)
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