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Thursday's TV highlights

March 03, 2011


Ultimate Factories: This new episode looks at the manufacture of Bentley's Mulsanne luxury car (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).

American Idol: This season's finalists are named in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox).

Rules of Engagement: A surprise awaits Jeff and Audrey (Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price) when they visit the fertility specialist with their surrogate in this new episode (8:30 p.m. CBS).

Man vs. Wild: Bear and his team create the harshest conditions possible in Norway in this new episode (9 p.m. Discovery).

The Mentalist: Malcolm McDowell reprises his role as cult leader Bret Stiles, who faces off with Patrick (Simon Baker) in this repeat (10 p.m. CBS).

Beyond Scared Straight: Five girls, four of whom were arrested together for shoplifting, are subjected to a simulation of what may await them at Jessup Women's Prison someday in this season finale of the unscripted series (10 p.m. A&E).

Ice Brigade: Michigan chef Randy Finch and his team of ice artists creating life-size and fully functioning ice creations including a lounge with sushi station and pool table, bowling lanes with pins and balls, a putt-putt golf course, and a mechanical bull in this new series(10 p.m. Food).


Exhibition baseball: The Kansas City Royals visit the Angels (Noon FSN).

College basketball: Tennessee at South Carolina (4 p.m. ESPN); St. John's at Seton Hall (4 p.m. ESPN2); Wisconsin at Indiana (6 p.m. ESPN); UCLA at Washington (6 p.m. ESPN2); Oregon State at Arizona (6 p.m. FS Prime).

Pro basketball: The Orlando Magic visit the Miami Heat (5 p.m. TNT); the Denver Nuggets visit the Utah Jazz (7:30 p.m. TNT).

Hockey: The Phoenix Coyotes visit the Kings (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Women's college basketball: California at Stanford (8 p.m. FS Prime).

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