I haven’t been keeping up with this season of “The Bachelor,” despite the local connections of the bachelor in question, Ben Flajnik. So maybe I’ll just catch up on all the drama with tonight’s “The Women Tell All” episode. Shit-talking is the usually the best part of the show anyway, right? 8 P.M. on ABC.
Bachelors and bachelorettes are also the focus of tonight’s premiere of “Love Broker,” another matchmaker series from Bravo, although Lori Zaslow feels a little too similar to Patti Stanger to warrant a show all her own. How about a matchmaker series featuring someone’s pushy mother or grandmother trying to set up their obviously gay son or grandson with a series of single women who live in their building? THAT’S a show I’d watch. But for now, it’s “Love Broker” at 10 P.M. on Bravo
On Tuesday, March 6th, “Breaking In” returns, and when I heard it was returning I thought, “Wait a minute…What show was that again?” Turns out, it was that comedy starring Christian Slater as the head of a security firm, that was cancelled last year. But when it comes to Fox, “cancelled” can mean different things, apparently. So, the show is back, with the addition of Megan Mullally, which? Could go either way, really. 9:30 P.M. on Fox.
On March 9th, the only show worth staying in on a Friday night to watch ends its second season. So long, “Portlandia.” I eagerly await season three, and will strive to keep the dream of the 1890s alive in my heart. 10 P.M. on IFC.
On Saturday, March 10th, a new Sarah Palin impersonation will join the cultural landscape when Game Change premieres on HBO at 9 P.M. Julianne Moore’s take on Palin is pretty good, albeit a lot less fun that Tina Fey’s. My only fear is that this movie will compel the real Palin to come out of the woodwork again, marring what has been a relatively Palin-free year thus far. Ed Harris is her costar and running mate, John McCain, and he does his best to play crotchety.
On Sunday, March 11th, Oprah Winfrey’s series “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will feature an interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, as well as her sister-in-law, Patricia Houston, and her brother, Gary Houston. Oh my goodness, but this reeks of opportunism and a ploy for ratings, doesn’t it? But Oprah’s above such things, right? So it will be tasteful and heartfelt, right? We shall see. 6 P.M. and 9 P.M. on OWN.
Also on Sunday is the return of “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 P.M. Fox. The animated series doesn’t always hit it out of the park, but, because of the voice talents of Kristen Schaal, it is always, always worth watching.