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American Idol goes country

Dancing with the Stars is quickly becoming the most dangerous show on TV. Last night it was Jackass star Steve-O getting an ambulance ride after a front flip caused a severe injury to his already ailing back. Ironic, isn’t it? The guy who is known for doing stupid stunts lands in the hospital over a salsa injury?

There’s also much more to talk with American Idol and stay tuned right here for my full Dancing with the Stars recap!

Once the music ended, I stayed tuned to ABC for another episode of Castle and I’m glad I did. I’m really enjoying the fast-paced banter on the show and I’m particularly happy with the Castle at home scenes. Susan Sullivan steals the spotlight every time she steps in front of the camera and I love her. Last night, Castle was in on a case involving a dead nanny in the dryer. I thought the show was heading down a predictable path, but it took several turns and I was surprised in the end — though the dryer part still makes no sense. The best scene of the night was watching Nathan Fillion as Castle, mesmerize the detectives with his animated telling of how the crime might have been committed by an obsessed neighbor. Keep that up and this show will be a winner.

Castle is heating up ABC

Tonight — oy! My DVR is wheezing under the strain. Thirteen hours of new TV tonight and that’s just on the big five. Add in cable and I need a second DVR and about four more hours a day to watch it all. I’ll work on that, while you work on this…

Tonight On TV — Tuesday, March 17

The Mentalist goes blindABC will spend the first half of the evening Dancing with the Stars. First a recap of last night’s performances and then it’s the very first results show. Jewel will be singing instead of dancing and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (I love them!) will be jumpin’ and jiving, too. That’s all followed by Primetime: What Would You Do?

CBS begins with a new episode of NCIS, then Jane loses his sight on The Mentalist, and finally a trial consultant vanishes Without a Trace.

The CW has Sam chasing a 1950’s boxer on Reaper, then it’s more baby-daddy issues on 90210.

NBC starts with Biggest Loser: Couples, then it’s a Rockette to the rescue on Law & Order: SVU.

Fox? Oh, yes, they have this show called American IdolTonight the American Idol bunch tackles the best of country music with American Idol mentor Randy Travis, Brad Paisley and former champ Carrie Underwood.

Over on cable

Talk about a big finish, a rock star goes into labor on I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant on Discovery Health.

I don’t even know what jicama is, but the chefs of Chopped have to use it to make dinner tonight on The Food Network.

MTV has a full night of new episodes including Dogg After Dark, T.I., and From G’s to Gents.

There are two new episodes of Trust Me tonight on TNT and over on TLC, Toddlers & Tiaras is always good for a laugh.

News & notable

Michael Rosenbaum on SmallvilleTLC has ordered eight episodes of Royal Intrigue, a documentary about all of the top royal scandals! The series premieres March 29th.

HBO is working on a new series that floats my boat. It’s called A Ribbon of Dreams and it follows two characters as they start out in the film business in 1913 and work their way up through the Golden Age of Cinema.

ABC has scheduled their season finales, including the final farewell for Scrubs. The show will end with an hour-long episode on May 6. According to Jim (who knew that was still on) will end the day before, and May 13 will bring about the end of Lost and Grey’s Anatomy.

Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum (photo at right) and Heroes’ Nick D’Agosto will be playing brothers on a new comedy for NBC.

Photo credit:
Castle — Pictured: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic. Photo Credit: ABC/Patrick Harbron
The Mentalist: Blood Shot — When Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) loses his sight as a result of an explosion, he must rely on his other senses during the murder investigation of a financial advisor. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor in Smallville. Photo: Marcel Williams/The CW

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