This week on TV

2013-03-03T00:00:00Z This week on TVChuck Barney Contra Costa Times Arizona Daily Star
March 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DON'T MISS: "VIKINGS" - Cable television gets on the Nordic track with this nine-part scripted series that chronicles the medieval adventures of legendary Viking warriors without all the tired raping-and-pillaging stereotypes. Travis Fimmel stars as Ragnar Lothbrok, a young farmer who yearns to explore the distant shores across the ocean. The cast also includes Gabriel Byrne, Jessalyn Gilsig and Katheryn Winnick. 11 tonight, History.

Other good bets:

TODAY: "The Bible" is the greatest story ever retold - a 10-hour, five-part miniseries that spans Genesis to Christ's resurrection and beyond. The project is produced by the husband-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. 9 p.m., History.

TODAY: The Donald has rounded up 14 familiar faces with nothing better to do for "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," which pretty much appears to have "train wreck" written all over it. Among the returnees: Gary Busey, La Toya Jackson and Dennis Rodman. 8 p.m., NBC.

TODAY: In the new drama, "Red Widow," Radha Mitchell plays a Northern California soccer mom turned reluctant mobster after her husband is gunned down in their driveway. The series opens with a two-hour episode. 8 p.m., ABC.

MONDAY: "LA Shrinks" is a new reality series that follows three Los Angeles-based therapists and discovers that - surprise - they have personal problems just like everyone else. 11 p.m., Bravo.

TUESDAY: "The Real Husbands of Hollywood" continues its hilarious, spoof-tacular run with an episode that finds Kevin Hart in trouble with a celebrity after writing a not-so-truthful tell-all book. 11 p.m., BET.

WEDNESDAY: "Kim Novak: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival" has host Robert Osborne offering an introspective interview with the reclusive actress. 6 p.m., TCM.

WEDNESDAY: On "Psych," Gus (Dule Hill) gets a new girlfriend. She's played by Parminder Nagra, who settles in for a recurring role. Cybill Shepherd also drops by. 11 p.m., USA.

THURSDAY: Get ready to put your hands up and "Shout" as "Glee" reaches a series milestone with its 500th musical performance - a cover of the Isley Brothers' R&B classic. The show follows a 90-minute edition of "American Idol." 8:30 p.m., Fox.

FRIDAY: After a four-month break, "Grimm" gets back to its monstrous adventure with an episode that has Nick (David Giuntoli) struggling with the consequences of learning about Juliette and Renard (Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz), who happen to be under a witch's spell. 8 p.m., NBC.

SATURDAY: The Justin Timberlake comeback tour continues as the suave showman returns to "Saturday Night Live." He'll pull double duty as host and musical performer. 10:29 p.m., NBC.

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