March has hit, folks, and before the March Madness kicks in, let's sit down to watch a bit of non-basketball TV. This week we've got a few exciting musical treats, a pizza that looks so good you may smush your face into your television, and two strikingly different looks at Middle Eastern experiences. Here's your don't miss checklist for this week!
The Voice, 3/5, 8/7, NBC
After a few weeks of blind auditions, this singing competition is getting better reviews and better ratings that the American Idol juggernaut. This week begins the battle rounds with guest mentors Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Miranda Lambert and Robin Thicke.
Musical theater heartthrob and Glee teacher extraordinaire Matthew Morrison hosts this special about the renowned songwriter whose works include Show Boat, Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.
A Slice of Brooklyn 3/7, 10/9c, Travel
Tony Mulia takes viewers on a televised version of the famous "Slice of Brooklyn" Pizza Tour. Famous pizza spots include Girmaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge and L&B Spumoni Gardens. Great, yet another foodie show where I have to wipe down my TV afterwards because of my drool.
Saving Face 3/8, 8:30/7:30c, HBO
This documentary became an Oscar winner this past week when it took home the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. International plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad travels back to his home country Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on female victims of acid attacks.
The Truth About Shoplifting 3/8, 8/7, CNBC
In in-depth and interesting examination of the role shoplifting plays in product pricing, organized crime and the advancements in security technology. Featuring interviews from those on both sides of the law, this piece exposes shoplifting as a crime all consumers are paying for.
Portlandia Season Finale 3/9, 10/9c, IFC
It seems like just yesterday the season premiere of this kooky, hipster-loving comedy aired. In this finale, hip/nerdy Nance (Carrie Brownstein) and hip/nerdy Peter (Fred Armisen) wait hours in line for the hippest breakfast in town. If only they weren't too cool to enjoy the yummy diner next door. Le sigh.
Shahs of Sunset Series Premiere, 3/11, 10/9c, Bravo
Bravo's latest voyeuristic adventure focuses on a group of wealthy Persian friends trying to find love and success in Los Angeles. Is it me or is this probably going to get a way better response than All American Muslim? It must be the drinking and partying so expected from Bravo shows. Cause normal families are way less entertaining.
Oprah's Next Chapter 3/11, 9/8c, OWN
In this installment of the TV queen's weekly sit down interviews, Oprah is joined by pop diva Lady Gaga. The pair will discuss Gaga's launch of the Born This Way Foundation for youth education and empowerment. Oprah will also interview Gaga's mother Cynthia in her first ever discussion regarding her daughter's success.