March brings us a lot of new episodes of your favorite television shows including the return of Rules of Engagement (starring David Spade, Patrick Warburton, and Oliver Hudson) and the narrowing down to the final twelve contestants on this year's edition of American Idol.

Pick of the Week: How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, "The Stinsons."
The gang finds out that Barney has been lying to his mother for years by hiring actors to play his fake wife and son.

Other new episodes worth watching: The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, Two And A Half Men CBS 9/8c, Rules of Engagement (season premiere) CBS 9:30/8:30c, CSI: Miami CBS 9/8c, Chuck NBC 8/7c, Heroes NBC 9/8 c, Saving Grace TNT 10/9 c.

Rerun alert: House

Pick of the Night: American Idol FOX 8/7c.
This two hour special includes the last 12 of the final 36 contestants.

Rerun alert: Scrubs, NCIS, Law & Order: SVU

No episode: Leverage will return this fall.

Pick of the Night: Lost ABC 9/8c, "LaFleur."
Sawyer and others lie to cover the mistakes of their past.

Other new episodes worth watching: Important Things with Demetri Martin, Comedy Central 10:30/9:30c, "Chairs." American Idol (results show) FOX 8/7c

Rerun Alert: Law & Order

Pick of the Night: The Beast A&E 10/9c, "Mercy."
Ellis goes undercover after several homeless war veterans are brutally murdered.

Other new episodes worth watching: Survivor: Tocantins CBS 8/7c, CSI: CBS 9/8c, The Office NBC 9/8c, 30 Rock NBC 9:30/8:30c, American Idol (wild card episode) FOX 8/7c.

Rerun alert: Grey's Anatomy ABC 9/8c.

Pick of the night: 20/20 ABC 9/8c, "Siegfried and Roy: The Magic Returns."
ABC news chronicles the performance of the famed magicians which happened in Las Vegas last Saturday night, their first since October 2003.

Other new episodes worth watching: Dollhouse FOX 9/8c

Go out and do something fun.

Pick of the Night: Flight of the Conchords, HBO 10/9c, "New Zealand Town."
Jeremy and Bret get excited about the founding of a New Zealand Town in New York City. Don't get HBO? There's a new episode of Desperate Housewives on ABC, and the Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Championship on CBS.

Other new episodes worth watching: Desperate Housewives ABC 9/8c, "Crime Doesn't Pay." Bree finds out something shocking about Orson, and Edie probes into Dave's past.

Story by Kevin Olsta

Starpulse contributing writer