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New programs for March 5-11

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 5th 2006 4:51PM
haysbert the unitThings are really starting to heat up on the networks this week as seven new shows grace the schedule. Most notable, Dennis Haysbert returns to television in The Unit, which is produced by genius playwright David Mamet. ABC also launches its new part-scripted, part-improvised comedy, Brothers and Sisters, and the race-swapping reality show, Black.White, makes its debut on FX. Oh, and Lil' Kim gets her last 15 minutes of fame before going to the slammer.

  • Pros Vs. Joes, Mondays @ 10pm on Spike (premieres March 6)
    • Ordinary people face off against pro athletes like Karl Malone, Bo Jackson, Jerry Rice, Jennie Finch, etc. This is for sports fans with big mouths.
  • The Unit, Tuesdays @ 9 on CBS (premieres March 7)
    • Dennis Haysbert returns to action-packed television, this time as the leader of a special ops team that goes on risky missions across the globe. The show is about the missions, but also about how the families at home handle the stress of living in secret. Produced by David Mamet.

    • Another part improv, part scripted comedy. This one is about married life, children, and having relatives nearby. Sounds like Everybody Loves Raymond, but with more material. There's a huge ensemble cast.
  • 8th & Ocean, Tuesdays @ 10:30 on MTV (premieres March 7)
    • Ugh. The real-life, cutthroat world of modeling. Watch beautiful people pose, pout, and get drunk in Miami.
  • Black.White, Wednesdays @ 10 pm on F/X (premieres March 8)
    • A risky reality show where black and white families trade races. The black family is made to look white and vice versa. They enter each other's worlds and experience the pros and cons of being another race.
  • Top Chef, Wednesdays @ 11 pm on Bravo (premieres March 8)
    • Hell's Kitchen with cooking school students.
  • Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, Thursdays @ 9:30 pm on BET (premieres March 9)
    • Reality show that follows Lil' Kim during her last two weeks of freedom before going to prison for lying to a jury about a shooting. She's going away for 366 days.

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Andy Hird

The Unit is also produced / written by David Mamet and Shawn Ryan (of The Shield fame) so another reason to watch that.

March 05 2006 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
A Boy Named Mole

Having watched the Pilot for The Unit some months back, I can say with confidence that I beleive CBS has a winner here. Dennis Haysbert + Action/Drama = crazy deliecious

March 05 2006 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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