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March 19, 2013

Couch Potato: Beginnings and endings

by Saaraa Farooq, Online News Editor
Couch Potato is a weekly blog focusing on the current happenings in the world of television. Come back next Tuesday for the next edition.

Been waiting for your favorite TV shows to come back from their hiatus? Have you been dying to know what's going to happen during the finale of your favorite show? Well, you've waited long enough; SCO's here to fill you in on the shows you just can't miss.


"Secret Life of the American Teenager" returns on ABC Family at 8, also marking the final season of the show. Courtesy of Dr. Jays
"Secret Life of the American Teenager" returns on ABC Family at 8, also marking the final season of the show.
"Secret Life of the American Teenager"
With the start of the new season of "Secret Life of the American Teenager" on ABC Family on Mondays at 8, the end looms for its characters, starting the last half of its fifth and final season. Amy mistakenly buys a wedding dress at a thrift store so of course, Ricky is upset that it might reveal how she actually feels about marrying him.

"Dancing With the Stars"
Twelve new celebrities will join the dance floor on a new edition of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC at 8 p.m. Season 16 begins on Mondays with a fresh crop of competitors including singers - Wynonna Judd & Kellie Pickler, athletes - Dorothy Hamill & the Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones and reality stars -"Bachelor" Sean Lowe & "Real Housewives" cast member Lisa Vanderpump.

Doctor Who
All of you Whovians that have been desperately awaiting the moment when the Doctor returns on March 30 with his new and brilliant companion, Clara Oswin Oswald, will not have to wait for much longer. In a few days, a new journey will begin, filled with scary monsters, heartfelt moments (not to mention the *feels*) and tight spots for the Doctor and Clara. With the fiftieth anniversary around the corner, this is definitely going to be one amazing season.

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
New episodes of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" will air on OWN at 10, the show will start by looking at how Dennis Rodman, Gennifer Flowers and Nadya Suleman (“Octomom”) are doing.


"Pretty Little Liars"
"Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family at 8) has taken some disturbing and shocking twists and turns, but this season went to an especially edgy place, especially with Spencer’s meltdown. As the show comes to a close with Season three, Spencer tries to assure everyone that she’s fine, but even her friends aren't so trusting of her.

Dexter is once again believed to be ending after it’s eighth season and even Michael C. Hall is looking forward to his post-Dexter future. On March 4, CBS Corporation chief executive Les Moonves told investors that the eighth season of the series would be its last.

"Being Human"

"Being Human" (UK) season five premiered Feb. 3 on BBC Three and ended on March 10. This hit TV show sparked the creation of its American counterpart and it revolved around the lives (and after lives) of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who share a house together in South Wales. Season 5 was not only the final one, but also the first season that did not feature any of the original cast.

With new seasons come new thrills and with finales come exciting endings (but not for long). Make sure you keep your eye out for these shows; they are not to be missed.

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  • lilkunta on March 25, 2013 at 12:43 PM
    Saaraa, do you ask around the newsroom for what is being watched? Blair is diverse, but these show choices are not. You did mentino Oprah so that covers brown people right? What about shows like The Game, Let's sStay Together, Larrymania, etc? If you aer gonna mention a familcy channel show, SLOTAT is THE WORST to mention. Switched At Birth and The Lying Game are much better shows.
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