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Shirley Li
March 14, 2016 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Welcome to This Week in TV, a weekly feature in which we spotlight the series debuting or returning to air. Set your DVRs and alarms: below are the highlights for the next seven days.

Monday, March 14


The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (ABC, 10 p.m.)

Tonight! After the most dramatic finale ever! Chris Harrison will sit down with Ben! And talk the most shocking moments! Of! The! Season! Also, bloopers!

Tuesday, March 15


Crowded (NBC, 10 p.m.)

When a couple’s daughters move back in, things get a little … what’s the word? Jammed? Cramped? Loaded? Hmm, not getting it. Anyway, this comedy stars Carrie Preston and Patrick Warburton as the hapless parents who have to deal with their adult children, played by Mia Serafino and iCarly Miranda Cosgrove.


Jill & Jessa: Counting On (TLC, 9 p.m.)

Nope, TLC’s definitely not done with the Duggars. The family continues their turbulent story with a new chapter of life’s ups and scandalous downs. 

Faking It (MTV, 10:30 p.m.)

The Hester High crew’s back — and more divisive than ever, now that Amy and Karma have spent the summer apart. Looks like someone could use a peace donut. 


Awkward (MTV, 10 p.m.)

It’s been a year since Jenna’s seen her high school pals, and though she’s about to start a cool summer fellowship at a startup, life has only gotten more… what’s the word? Clumsy? Inelegant? Difficult? Hmm, not getting it.

Wednesday, March 16


Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, 10 p.m.)

Because Criminal Minds: The Spin-off That Takes Place Outside on International Soil was too long and didn’t alliterate. 


Schitt’s Creek (Pop, 8 p.m.)

The Canadian-American sitcom about the wealthy Rose family forced to move to the titular homophonic town returns! And no, things are still not coming up Roses. 

The Americans (FX, 10 p.m.)

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys would tell you exactly what’s coming this season, but then they’d have to kill you. And after deliberating the consequences, decide to stuff your corpse into a suitcase. 


Nashville (ABC, 10 p.m.)

Rayna and Deacon are getting married! But who do they know who could possibly be musically talented enough to sing at their wedding?!?!?!?!!?!?

Thursday, March 17


The Real World (MTV, 10 p.m.)

This season’s seven roommates head to Las Vegas! But what can people do there that could possibly be entertaining enough for this show?!?!?!??!??!?!

Gigolos (Showtime, 11 p.m.)

Speaking of Las Vegas, the series about male “companions” is back for a sixth season of “companionship.” 

Friday, March 18


Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)

Yes, yes, the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen brought down Wilson Fisk, who was terrifying and dangerous and maybe stared at paintings a little too often, but in the end, the real question is: What’s the point of Matt Murdock? I mean, think about it: If Captain America and Iron Man are duking it out over global conflicts and bringing together super-teams to do so, what’s the point of having one guy protect one neighborhood in one city, you know? And, like, if the Avengers have recruited Spiderman away from New York, then do you think they’ve even heard about Daredevil at all? Do the Avengers have Netflix accounts? Do the Avengers care?

Just kidding. I can’t wait for Charlie Cox to kick ass in dimly lit hallways and precarious rooftops again. If only they could do something about that stiff suit …

Saturday, March 19


For Peete’s Sake (OWN, 9 p.m.)

21 Jump Street (the TV series) actress Holly Robinson Peete and NFL quarterback Rodney Peete share the complexities of their marriage in this Oprah-approved, revealing show about family life in the spotlight.

Sunday, March 20


The Passion (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Celebrate Palm Sunday with this two-hour live “musical event” in New Orleans about Jesus Christ’s final hours. It’s produced by Tyler Perry and stars Trisha Yearwood, Chris Daughtry, and Seal, so who knows how faithful (sorry) this production will be? Check out a first look here.

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