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Monday: Adam Carolla and Penn Jillette compete on a new season of "Dancing With the Stars." Plus: What did you think of "The Return of Jezebel James" on Friday?

By Salon Staff
Published March 17, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Prime Pick

ABC/Adam Larkey

Sure, "Dancing With the Stars" (sixth season premieres 8 p.m. EDT on ABC) may not exactly constitute required viewing, but the show's premiere always offers the mesmerizing spectacle of those first frightening trips to the dance floor. This season, jokester Adam Carolla and giant Penn Jillette should provide a serious volume of impromptu witticisms -- but will they know how to dance? Oscar-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin can't hear the music but apparently can feel the beat -- but can she dance? If this weren't just a popularity contest, our money would be on Olympic gold-winning skater Kristi Yamaguchi (history of performing gracefully under pressure). But with America voting, we're guessing Carolla and Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor will go far.


A new episode of nerd sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" airs at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS. Teen reality competition "America's Prom Queen" premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC Family, while the Michael Moore-critiquing documentary "Manufacturing Dissent" airs at 9 p.m. EDT on Sundance. "The Bachelor" premieres at 9:32 p.m. EDT on ABC, while Paul receives some shocking news on "In Treatment" (9:30 p.m. EDT on HBO).

Friday night

What did you think of "The Return of Jezebel James" on Friday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Ben Affleck, Katie Holmes, Finger Eleven, Taye Diggs

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT


Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Sheryl Crow, Minnie Driver, the latest "American Idol" castoff

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Robin Wright, Thomas Keller

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Susan Jacoby

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Rainn Wilson, Bell X1

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Kate Beckinsale, Carlos Mencia, the Bravery

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings


Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Martin Lawrence, Judy Greer (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Martha Stewart, Lance Krall, Billy Bragg

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Ray Romano, Kate Flannery

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