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Must See HDTV (February 27th - March 4th)


Our sports options may be a bit more limited this week (hope you like basketball and hockey), but while the Daytona 500 tries to get under way, there's a few other items to keep an eye on in this week's listings. One of our favorites is coming back on the air, while a couple of brand new shows also compete for our attention. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

Daytona 500
Yes, again. The Great American Race has been bumped to Monday night, and could even slide to Tuesday if the rain in central Florida doesn't let up by tonight. Hopefully they get the race in, seeing NASCAR's premiere race under the light's is sure to be a wild affair, if they can get in all 500 miles.
(February 27th, Fox, 7PM)

One of our favorite shows, it features fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer and his best friend Gus bumbling their way through various murder investigations. This usually includes a pineapple and multiple 60s/90s references, so if that sounds like your kind of procedural, you should be watchin this week as it returns from midseason hiatus with guest star Cary Elwes again filling the role of master art thief Despereaux.
(February 29th, USA, 10PM)

If that's not your kind of detective show, try this one on for size. NBC's latest attempt features Detective Michael Britten alternating between two different worlds after a tragic car crash, where in one he and his wife survived, while in the other he and his son are the only survivors. The hook seems to be figuring out which one is the dream and which is real, while of course solving various murders the whole time.
(March 4th, NBC, 10PM)

Blu-ray & Games
  • Hugo (3D)
  • Top Gear (S17)
  • SSX (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)


  • Daytona 500, Fox, 7PM
  • Devils/Rangers, NBC Sports, 7:30PM
  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Gossip Girl, CW, 8PM
  • The Bachelor, ABC, 8PM
  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM
  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Two and a Half Men, CBS, 9PM
  • Being Human, Syfy, 9PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 9PM
  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 9PM
  • The Lying Game, ABC Family, 9PM
  • American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, Discovery, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM
  • Smash, NBC, 10PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM
  • Lost Girl, Syfy, 10PM


  • Kings/Wild, NBC Sports, 7:30PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • Last Man Standing, ABC, 8PM
  • Cougar Town, ABC, 8:30PM
  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM
  • Top Gear, History, 9PM
  • The River, ABC, 9PM
  • Jane By Design, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Ringer, CW, 9PM
  • Doomsday Preppers, National Geographic, 9PM
  • Justified, FX, 10PM
  • Parenthood (season finale), NBC, 10PM
  • Unforgettable, CBS, 10PM
  • Top Shot, History, 10PM
  • Southland, TNT, 10PM
  • White Collar (season finale), USA, 10PM
  • Ink Master, Spike, 10PM
  • Body of Proof, ABC, 10PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Key & Peele, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Psych (winter premiere), USA, 10PM
  • Maryland/UNC college basketball, ESPN 3D, 7PM
  • Bulls/Spurs, ESPN, 9PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • One Tree Hill, CW, 8PM
  • Whitney, NBC, 8PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Are You There, Chelsea?, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 9PM
  • Inside NASCAR: Daytona 500, Showtime, 9PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 9:30PM
  • CSI, CBS, 10PM
  • Law & Order: SVU (winter finale), NBC, 10PM
  • The Slap, DirecTV, 10PM
  • Face Off, Syfy, 10PM
  • Top 10 Shootouts, Discovery, 10PM


  • Awake (series premiere), NBC, 10PM
  • Thunder/Magic, TNT, 8PM
  • Heat/Trail Blazers, TNT, 10:30PM
  • Lifeguard, The Weather Channel, 9PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • 30 Rock, NBC, 8PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Rob (season finale), CBS, 8:30PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 9PM
  • NY Ink (season finale), TLC, 9PM
  • Up All Night, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Archer, FX, 10PM
  • Unsupervised, FX, 10:30PM
  • I Just Want My Pants Back, MTV, 11PM
  • Inside Comedy, Showtime, 11PM
  • MMA Junkie Live!, Spike TV, 11PM
  • Delocated, Comedy Central, 11:59PM


  • Warriors/76ers, ESPN, 7PM
  • Clippers/Suns, ESPN, 10:30PM
  • Undercover Boss, CBS, 8PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 8PM
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network, 8PM
  • Who Do You Think You Are?, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM
  • A Gifted Man (season finale), CBS, 9PM
  • Merlin, Syfy, 10PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • Portlandia, IFC, 10PM
  • Spartacus: Vengeance, Starz, 10PM
  • The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, IFC, 10:30PM


  • UNC/Duke college basketball, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 7PM
  • The Firm, NBC, 9PM
  • Being Human, BBCA, 9PM
  • Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan / Jack White, NBC, 11:30PM


  • NASCAR @ Phoenix, Fox, 2:30PM
  • Bulls/76ers, ESPN, 7PM
  • Flyers/Capitals, NBC Sports, 7PM
  • Nuggets/Spurs, ESPN, 9:30PM
  • GCB (series premiere), ABC, 10PM
  • Breakout Kings (season premiere), A&E, 10PM
  • Ralphie May: Too big To Ignore (special presentation), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
  • The Cleveland Show, Fox, 7:30PM
  • Once Upon a Time, ABC, 8PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • Napoleon Dynamite (season finale), Fox, 8:30PM
  • The Apprentice, NBC, 9PM
  • The Shadow Line, DirecTV, 9PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM
  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM
  • Luck, HBO, 9PM
  • Inside West Coast Customs, Velocity, 9PM
  • The Walking Dead, AMC, 9PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Comic Book Men, AMC, 10PM
  • House of Lies, Showtime, 10PM
  • Eastbound & Down, HBO, 10PM
  • Full Metal Jousting, History, 10PM
  • Californication, Showtime, 10:30PM
  • Life's Too Short, HBO, 10:30PM

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