Around the Remote: Olympic Champs on ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Dancing With the S tars — OK, so they were pretty darn good on frozen water, but how will Olympic ice dancing champs Charlie White and Meryl Davis fare without their skates — and each other — as they compete separately in the ballroom? That’s one of the key questions going into the 18th season of this sequin-studded reality show. 8 p.m. Monday, ABC.
Sunday : Break out the birthday suits. It’s Season 2 of Naked & Afraid, the bizarre reality series that sends two strangers into the wilderness to survive, sans clothes. And no, Lena Dunham is not participating. 9 p.m., Discovery.
Sunday : Ten-hut! Devoted fans are advised to have the tissues handy for Army Wives: A Final Salute. It’s a retrospective special that reunites stars from the popular drama to reminisce and say goodbye. 9 p.m., Lifetime.
Sunday : Are you ready for some Crisis management? In this tense new drama, a busload of students from an elite Washington, D.C., high school are ambushed by kidnappers. Among the bus passengers: The president’s son. 10 p.m., NBC.
Monday : There’s a nostalgic vibe to tonight’s episode of Dallas as Lucy, Ray and Afton (Charlene Tilton, Steve Kanaly, Audrey Landers) return to Southfork for John Ross and Pamela’s (Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo) wedding. Our prediction? Drama. 9 p.m., TNT.
Tuesday : It’s a Glee -ful milestone as the musical drama airs its 100th episode. Joining the celebration are Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth, along with original gleeks Mercedes (Amber Riley), Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Brittany (Heather Morris). 8 p.m., Fox.
Tuesday : Calling all fanboys, and girls: Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe is a special that takes viewers behind the scenes and shows how the superhero sausage is made. Included: Sneak peeks at upcoming films. 8 p.m., ABC.
Wednesday : The 100 is a sci-fi saga that follows 100 teens who have been freed from a space station prison, but with a catch: They must go explore Earth, which was pretty much fried during a nuclear holocaust. 9 p.m., The CW.
Wednesday : Real-life besties Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells star in Doll & Em. It’s a semi-improvised six-part comedy series that explores female friendship in a painfully funny way. 10 p.m., HBO.
Thursday : Eighth grade has proved to be quite a challenge for Max (Max Burkholder) on Parenthood. Tonight, some bullying during a school field trip pushes him over the edge. 10 p.m., NBC.
Friday : Whose Line Is It Anyway? kicks off a new season of playful goofiness. Joining the fun in the opener is Kat Graham ( The Vampire Diaries ). 8 p.m., The CW.
Saturday : The fantastical drama Da Vinci’s Demons may draw groans from history buffs, but the fans eat it up. The show kicks off a new season that will send our bratty genius (Tom Riley) on a journey to South America. 9 p.m. Starz.
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