Monday, March 17

Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.) - The men take center stage tonight as the sixth season kicks off. Another episode, featuring the female contestants, airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Not the episode with Britney, but this being the first original episode in months is an even better reason to tune in. We also hear Barney will be St. Patty's Day suiting up.

Canterbury's Law (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Watch out, Allison Dubois. Elizabeth's new client claims he can talk to the dead and she's buying it up after he shares information about her missing son.

Tuesday, March 18

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The final 11 take the stage.

One Tree Hill (The CW, 9 p.m.) - Sometimes, it's hard to believe this perennial bubble show has made it this far. Tonight, The Chad and friends celebrate 100 episodes with a wedding and the return of two family members.

The Riches (FX, 10 p.m.) - Season two opens with a friend of the real Doug Rich threatening to expose the identity-stealing drifters.

Miss Guided (ABC, 10:32 p.m.) - Always the best friend, never the lead star. Judy Greer finally gets her due as a high school geek who returns to her alma matter as a guidance counselor.

Wednesday, March 19

America's Next Top Model (The CW, 8 p.m.) - As Madonna says, "Strike a pose, there's nothing to it," models, but Benny Ninja will be on hand to help.

American Idol (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Another contestant must go home in this week's results show.

Men In Trees (ABC, 10 p.m.) - Marin and Jack, who's been hitting the scotch, head to New York for a party celebrating Jane and Sam's marriage.

Thursday, March 20

Miss Guided (ABC, 8 p.m.) - Two back-to-back episodes featuring guest stars Ashton Kutcher and Jamie Lynn Spears inaugurate the show into its official timeslot. Kutcher plays a hot, Spanish teacher who catches the eye of Judy Greer's character while Spears' role hits a little too close to home.

Lost (ABC, 9 p.m.) - It's the last new episode until late April, but a face from the past promises to keep fans buzzing until then.

Reaper (The CW, 9 p.m.) - Michael Ian Black and Ken Marino, who both appeared in Wet Hot American Summer, guest star as a gay couple who spoil Sock, Ben and Sam with home-cooked meals.

Make Me A Supermodel (Bravo, 10 p.m.) - Suffering from Project Runway withdrawal already? The latest winner, Christian Siriano, preps the models for a catwalk challenge.

Friday, March 21

The Return of Jezebel James (FOX, 8:30 p.m.) - It's not quite Gilmore Girls, but it does feature Lorelai's ex-beau, Max Medina (Scott Cohen), as Parker Posey's boy toy.

Man vs. Wild (Discovery, 9 p.m.) - Even though most of us just want to learn how to survive traffic, Bear Grylls tackles Ecuador tonight just in case we ever make it off the road and find ourselves lost in the jungle.

Saturday, March 22

Day of rest. Take a breather. Go outside.

Sunday, March 23

Futurama (Comedy Central, 8 p.m.) - "Bender's Big Score," four episodes originally made for DVD, air in a two-hour block and feature voice work from Sarah Silverman and Al Gore.

Aliens in America (The CW, 8:30 p.m.) - After arousing suspicion at the airport and delaying the Tulchucks' vacation, Raja runs away from home.

Family Guy (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Back in November, the series celebrated its 100th episode with this clip show of memorable highlights.

Story by Vlada Gelman contributing writer