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TV This Week for March 24th-30th: 'Phil Spector' on HBO

March 23, 2013|By Matt Cooper
  • Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in "Phil Spector" on HBO.
Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in "Phil Spector" on HBO. (Phillip V. Caruso / HBO )

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There is nothing like a dame: Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth ("Wicked") gives her regards to some of Broadway's greatest female performers on "Live From Lincoln Center." 9 p.m. KOCE

Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, in fact. Six Atlanta women — some wives of M.D.s, others physicians themselves — strive to balance career and family in the new unscripted series "Married to Medicine." 9 p.m. Bravo

Behind mansion walls: Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, above, portray record producer "Phil Spector" and the attorney who represented him in his first murder trial in this new docudrama from writer-director David Mamet. 9 p.m. HBO

"POV" caps its 25th season with "Girl Model," an exposé into the exploitation of naïve and vulnerable young women by the international fashion industry. 10 p.m. KOCE


Hips don't lie. But pop music's Shakira and similarly mono-monikered R&B star Usher will have to rely solely on "The Voice" when they join returning coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on a new go-round of the talent competition. 8 p.m. NBC; also Tuesday

Like a real-life version of "The Wire's" fifth season, the two-part special "180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School" details efforts to raise test scores and lower the dropout rate at an inner-city public school in Washington, D.C.. 9 p.m. KOCE; also Tuesday

When last we left "Revolution" — to tell the truth, that was so long ago, we don't remember. Something about the power being knocked out all over the world. The apocalyptic drama from J.J. Abrams finally returns for the back half of its freshman season. 10 p.m. NBC


The stop-motion animated 1971 Easter fable "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" features the voice talents of Casey Kasem, Danny Kaye, Vincent Price and Paul Frees. 8 p.m. KTLA

Drop out of school, go directly to jail? On a new edition of "Tavis Smiley Reports," the journalist talks to at-risk teens, educators, judges, law enforcement officials and others about the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. 8 p.m. KOCE

Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan travels to the Arctic's Svalbard Islands to get up close and personal with his furry subjects — ursus maritimus, taxonomically speaking — in "Polar Bear: Edge of Existence." 8 p.m. Animal Planet


Boom! "Nova" investigates the Feb. 15 meteor explosion that rocked Russia's Ural Mountains, injuring hundreds, and examines similar past events … as well as the possibility of even deadlier ones. 9 p.m. KOCE

"Blade Runner: The Untold Story" examines the case of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee turned Paralympic and Olympic athlete from South Africa suspected in the shocking Valentine's Day murder of his girlfriend. 10 p.m. TLC

Col. Mustard, in the library, with the lead pipe: "Psych" hits the 100-episode mark with an homage to "Clue," the 1985 mystery-comedy based on the board game. 10 p.m. USA


At a 2004 press conference, New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey outed himself as gay, confessed to an extramarital affair, and resigned his office. And thus began his "Fall to Grace," a surprising and inspiring tale told in this new documentary. 8 p.m. HBO

In the three-part special "Jesus: Rise to Power," Dr. Michael Scott charts Christianity's four-century transformation from a marginal Jewish sect in the Roman province of Judea to the empire's official state religion. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Nat Geo


Archaeologists and biblical scholars examine a little-known, nearly 2,000-year-old religious text in the documentary special "The Gospel of Judas: Revealed." 8 p.m. Nat Geo

Author, author: Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize-winner who penned "Portnoy's Complaint," is celebrated on "American Masters." And the globetrotting journalist and writer responsible for "The Third Man" and "The End of the Affair" is remembered in "Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene." 9 and 10:30 p.m. KOCE


So you find you have an exact double, recently deceased. What to do? Assume their identity? What could possibly go wrong? That's the premise of the new drama "Orphan Black." Tatiana Maslany stars. 6 and 9 p.m. BBC America

From a baby in a basket to those 40 years wandering the desert and all the plagues, Passovers and Red Sea parting in between, the biblical tale of Moses (Charlton Heston) is retold in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic "The Ten Commandments." 7 p.m. ABC

Who's the fairest of them all? Try to accept that it's supposed to be Kristen Stewart's plucky heroine whom the magic mirror prefers to Charlize Theron's evil queen in the 2012 fairytale "Snow White and the Huntsman." 8 p.m. HBO

Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones try to put some romance back in their marriage — What about his-and-hers outdoor bathtubs? It works in those commercials — in the 2012 comedy "Hope Springs." Steve Carell and Elisabeth Shue also star. 9 p.m. Starz

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