Tuesday, March 27
On this date in 1915, “Typhoid” Mary Mallon was placed in quarantine for the second time, and would remain quarantined until her death in 1938. She is believed to have infected at least fifty-four people, three of whom died as a result of their illness.
Dancing With the Stars: The Story So Far (ABC 8pm) A look back at the first two performances; never-before-seen confessional footage; backstage moments.
Two episodes in, folks, and we’re already having retrospective episodes. That bodes well.
The Biggest Loser (NBC 8pm) Dolvett and Bob try to prove that exercise is not boring.
I’ve never found exercise to be boring — it’s mostly the hard work, sweat, and discomfort that I find unappealing.
Dancing With the Stars (ABC 9pm) Couples face elimination; performances by Sugarland and Matt Nathanson.
Ah, the difference a semi-colon makes!
New Girl (Fox 9pm) Episode: Fancyman (Pt. 2) — Jess’ date with Russell (Dermot Mulroney ) does not go as planned; Nick’s college friend tries to help him get over Julia; Schmidt and Cece’s relationship is discovered.
Fancyman Part 1 was quite possibly the funniest episode of this show to date — if you haven’t given it a chance yet, it is totally worth your time!
Ringer (CW 9pm) Episode: Let’s Kill Bridget
Can I think about that for a little while?
Dance Moms (Lifetime 9pm) The dance company is on edge after learning that a scout will be attending the upcoming competition; Abby pits the girls against each other by creating two trios; Nia pushes herself too hard.
All of these events sound extraordinarily sucky. Also, FREE VIVI!
Tabetha Takes Over (Bravo 10pm) Tabatha tries to help a salon owner whose absence is ruining her business and leaving her staff directionless.
Wait, so if I open a business and I want it to succeed, I have to actually show up and do stuff? Damn.
Top Shot (The History Channel 10pm) Two shooters go head to head to avoid elimination after a grueling contest taking aim at bowling pins, bottle openers and other specialty targets.
Regardless of how you feel about guns, the ability to shoot a bottle using a mirror to aim and firing with a vintage handgun requires a pretty special skill set.
16 and Pregnant (MTV 10pm) A cheerleader tries to get her boyfriend to be serious about parenthood.
If I didn’t know what show that description was for, I would think it was a cheesy romantic comedy. Also, next time you’re having way too good of a day and need something to feel depressed about, google “16 and pregnant jail.”
Best Ink (Oxygen 10pm) Premiere: The first challenge tests the artists ability and the second challenge is to cover bad ink with new art.
This is exactly what happened in the first episode of Ink Master. I suggest a déjà vu drinking game.
What will you be watching tonight?