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Big Brother Canada, Trailer Park Boys and more must-see TV this week

By Bill Harris, Special to Postmedia Network

Bill Harris' TV must-sees for the week of March 22:

1) Big Brother Canada (season three debut)

First-year champion, Jillian MacLaughlin from New Glasgow, N.S. Second-year champion, Jon Pardy from Clarenville, Nfld. A new batch of houseguests has been selected, each with the dream of winning $100,000.

When: Monday, March 23 on Global, Slice

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2) The Late Late Show with James Corden (debut)

Replacing Craig Ferguson as full-time host, 36-year-old James Corden is a Tony Award-winning Broadway performer, a film actor and the BAFTA-winning star of a U.K. television series. OK, fine, but will there be puppets?

When: Monday, March 23 (technically the wee hours of March 24) on CBS, CTV Two

3) Trailer Park Boys (season nine debut)

In a promo clip for the new season, Julian (John Paul Tremblay) asks, "Why is my trailer pink?" It turns out Mr. Lahey (John Dunsworth) has turned Sunnyvale Trailer Park into "Sunnyvale Villas," a retirement community.

When: Friday, March 27 on Netflix

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4) Remedy (season two debut)

Every member of the Conner family has been pulled out of his or her comfort zone, as Bethune Hospital undergoes a colossal shake-up. Most notably, Allen (Enrico Colantoni) must adjust to his demotion from chief-of-staff.

When: Monday, March 23 on Global

5) Vietnam: Canada's Shadow War (debut on Doc Zone)

Directed by Andy Blicq, this documentary presents a wide variety of perspectives, including that of photographer Laura Jones, who fled the U.S. with her husband and chronicled the war-resistance movement from Toronto.

When: Thursday, March 26 on CBC

6) 19-2 (second season finale)

The mole is on the run, and no, this is not a nature series. Police partners Ben (Jared Keeso) and Nick (Adrian Holmes) try to keep their heads above ground as various members of the squad begin to turn on each other.

When: Monday, March 23 on Bravo

7) Bones (return (first new episode since December))

Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are drawn into the twisted and tacky world of fortune tellers when the body of a psychic is found decomposing in the trunk of a tree. Not that again. Cyndi Lauper guest stars.

When: Thursday, March 26 on Fox, Global

8) Big Time in Hollywood, FL (debut)

Brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers Jack (Alex Anfanger) and Ben (Lenny Jacobson) are shocked to learn their parents feel it's time for them to leave the nest. They react not with maturity, but with a zany scheme.

When: Wednesday, March 25 on Much

9) Spirit Bear Family (debut on The Nature of Things)

In a moss-draped, emerald-coloured rain forest in B.C., there lives an animal of legend: A black bear with white fur. But hey, bears aren't into labels. This new documentary is from acclaimed filmmakers Jeff and Sue Turner.

When: Thursday, March 26 on CBC

10) Neighbors with Benefits (debut)

Reality series follows married couples in a supposedly ordinary suburban Ohio community, where the swinger lifestyle of decades past appears to be flourishing. And I thought Mad Men wasn't coming back until next month.

When: Sunday, March 22 on A&E

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