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TV This Week March 21 - 27

March 19, 2010 |  1:31 pm
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This week's TV Movies

Prime Choices


Big girls don't cry . . . they headline cable shows making light of their weight issues. First it was her plus-sized comedy "Fat Actress"; now "Kirstie Alley's Big Life" (below) puts the former "Cheers" beauty in a new reality series. (A&E, 10 and 10:30 p.m.)


Got Brenda? "Dancing With the Stars" does. Former "Beverly Hills 90210" star Shannen Doherty joins Pam Andersen, Kate Gosselin, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other celebs as the dance competition returns to trip the light fantastic. (ABC, 8 p.m.)


The immigration debate turned personal for filmmaker Monika Navarro when her uncles Augie (above) and Gino were deported to Mexico. She shares their stories and others in "Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)" on "Independent Lens."(KCET, 10 p.m.)


Fear of flying? Not these "Fly Girls." They're the stewardesses -- sorry, "flight attendants" -- making the friendly skies that much friendlier in this new docu-series. Watch as they point out the safety features of the aircraft, and so on. (KTLA, 9 p.m.)


Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are wild ones in Asia? The special "The Tiger Next Door" profiles one Indiana man who happens to keep a couple dozen of the big cats right in his own backyard. (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.)


A self-deluded "documenteur" (Rob Carlton, left, with Darren Gilshenan and Rebecca Massey) runs "Chandon Pictures" from his home, bringing his limited skills to bear on weddings and kid's parties, in this Aussie comedy. (Sundance, 9 and 9:30 p.m.)


Remember "Fame"? Giddy for "Glee"? If you're a sucker for singing and dancing -- and drama -- the new comedy "Victorious" follows the trials and travails of a talented teen (Victoria Justice) at an elite performing arts high school. (Nickelodeon, 9:30 p.m.)

GENESIS 1:20-25

All creatures, great and small (such as the poison dart frog, right), get ready for your close-ups. From the makers of "Planet Earth" comes "Life," an 11-part look at the species with which we share the planet. (Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC, 8 and 9 p.m. Sun.)


Two of TV's loopiest ladies are back as "Nurse Jackie," with Edie Falco as the tenacious title character, and "United States of Tara," featuring multiple personalities all played by Toni Collette, return for their second seasons. (Showtime, 10 and 10:30 p.m. Mon.)


Seriously, dude, get off his lawn. That's Clint Eastwood, director and star of the gritty 2008 drama "Gran Torino" . . . and he's locked and loaded. So get off his lawn. Or, if you're feeling lucky, punk, then go ahead, make his day, etc. (HBO, 8:30 p.m. Sat.)