TV listings for Wednesday, March 17, 2010

'REAL WORLD': Andrew, left, gains access to the White House.
'REAL WORLD': Andrew, left, gains access to the White House. (Mtv)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010


President Obama and Fox News Channel host Bret Baier will talk health-care reform on "Special Report With Bret Baier" (Fox News Channel at 6).

Fashion expert André Leon Talley joins the judges panel on "America's Next Top Model" (CW at 8) as the contestants learn their first photo shoot involves almost zero items of clothing.

No one's quite sure whether the reincarnation of "Scrubs" (ABC at 8) will return, so this may be your last chance to see the med students of Winston University, as Cole and Lucy realize the true reasons they want to become doctors.

Veronica gets freaked out on "Mercy" (NBC at 8) when she sees too much of herself in a deeply troubled patient, so she considers seeking professional help.

In musical St. Patrick's Day programming, Patty Duke hosts "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars" (WETA at 8), which includes performances by bygone stars Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney.

Gary manipulates ex-wife Allison to get a few prized possessions back on "Gary Unmarried" (CBS at 8:30) while Allison's sister is busy giving Mitch a much-needed makeover.

The first of the Top 12 wins the "so close to the 'Idol' summer tour, yet so far" prize as someone is eliminated on the "American Idol" (Fox at 9) results show.

Tinsley's mom makes things awkward at a "singles shower" on "High Society" (CW at 9:30), while Tinsley meets a German prince while on a Paris Fashion Week adventure.

Perhaps inspired by his Aunt Betty, Justin winds up in a love triangle with his new friends from acting class on "Ugly Betty" (ABC at 10), and Betty gets into an ethically questionable situation when she falls head over heels for a playwright she's profiling for Mode magazine.

Andrew, arguably the strangest of "The Real World: D.C." (MTV at 10) housemates, gains access to the White House; in the meantime, his roommate Erika tries to figure out whether she wants to go home early.

"Ugly Americans" (Comedy Central at 10:30), a new, post-"South Park" animated comedy series, is previewed by Hank Stuever.

Actor Dwayne Johnson is a guest on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC at 11:35) along with kid inventors and musical guest Switchfoot.

"Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35) hosts actor Gerard Butler and actress Mindy Kaling, with a performance by Free Energy.

Actress Dakota Fanning stops by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC at 12:35) along with actor Joseph Fiennes, and XX performs.

-- Emily Yahr

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