Lucretia and Spartacus struggle for power and both work to recruit soldiers for their cause on Spartacus: Vengeance; Color Splash's David Bromstad takes on his most high end challenge yet and creates a living and dining room combination; Monica returns to town on Shameless and the Frank wants her help to claim his mother's ashes; Shahs of Sunset premieres on Bravo and follows a group of six friends (including one openly gay man) as they struggle to find a balance between their social lives and their Persian upbringing; plus new episodes of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, The Good Wife and GCB.
What to Watch: Friday, March 9
9:00pm: Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, TLC (30 mins) NEW
One bride-to-be with a deceased mother has a bittersweet experience during her first dress fitting; one woman's posse makes the dress search difficult; and a bride with exacting standards is thrown by a surprise proposal.
10:00pm: Spartacus:Vengeance, Starz (1 hr) NEW
Lucretia recruits one of her husband's ex-gladiators to use in her power struggle against the influential Romans. Meanwhile, Spartacus and his gang of rebels seek to increase their ranks by joining with soldiers and slaves of foreign wars with the help of Agron. Watch a sneak peek of the episode below.
This morning and afternoon, check your local listings for information about Ellen, The Nate Berkus Show, The Talk (CBS) and The Chew (ABC). Days of Our Lives on NBC (check local listings for time) features gay character Will as a series regular; keep an eye out for developments between Will and recurring gay characters Sonny and Neil.
What to Watch: Saturday, March 10
9:00pm: Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW
Host David Bromstad draws inspiration from the Miami Beach skyline and the Mediterrean and Asian buildings surrounding the area to create a high end living and dining room.
What to Watch: Sunday, March 11
9:00pm: The Good Wife, CBS (1 hr) NEW
Alicia defends venture capitalist Colin Sweeney against sexual misconduct charges that could prevent him from gaining control of the family company. Peter orders Cary to strictly enforce office policies and Cary is left with a moral dilemma. Watch a clip below.
9:00pm: Shameless, Showtime (1 hr) NEW
Monica is back in town and back to her old ways; she immediately hooks up with Frank, but the kids wonder if she is here to stay. Frank is eager to cash in on his mother's recent death and claim her ashes along with the money he believes she has hidden. Lip stays with Karen and Steve after being kicked out by Fiona and Sheila and Jody worry the house is haunted by Eddie's ghost.
10:00pm: GCB, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Gigi plans a luncheon to re-establish Amanda in the high society ranks of Dallas. Sharon worries about her husband's infidelity, Carlene plots revenge against Amanda for embarrassing her during church services and Amanda worries that her daughter isn't fitting in at school as well as she would like.
10:00pm: Shahs of Sunset, Bravo (1 hr) SERIES PREMIERE
Shahs of Sunset follows a group of Persian friends struggling to find a balance between their active social lifes, busy careers and the demands of their family and religious traditions. The group is heavily involved in the dating and party scene, but all face pressure from their families to find "the one" and settle into marriage. Reza is the social coordinator of the group and one of few openly gay males in the Persian community. He struggles with gossip and prejudice from the larger community, but his family supports him despite it all. Check out a sneak peek below.
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