Things get awfully bloody on Friday with the explosive first-season finale of Cinemax's violent noir Banshee (10/9c), in which shootouts and long-simmering feuds leave such a gory trail that it almost puts to shame a new episode of Starz' reliably visceral Spartacus: War of the Damned (9/8c).
"I must admit, you have an admirable knack for survival," understates the lethal ...
Sons of Tucson
Three young brothers hire a dead-ender to play fill-in father (theirs is in jail) to keep from being placed in foster care in this entertaining new series. The kids are sassily, sitcomically cute and wise for their ages, but it's the goofily engaging Tyler Labine who drives the show as rent-a-dad Ron Snuffkin. In the opener, after doing everything he can to avoid his clerk work at a sporting-goods store, Ron heads to school to sign up the boys for class. He's also trying to dodge a thug to whom he owes money.
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NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show
6 pm/ET CBS
While some folks point to robins, daffodils and the Masters, it's hard to imagine a truer harbinger of spring than a fresh NCAA tourney pool on your desk when you arrive at work in the morning. March Madness perennials include some carping from the handful of teams who will have their bubbles burst when the 65-team field is announced and the annual debate concerning the team with the toughest route to the Final Four.
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The NCAA Division I basketball championship fields are almost set. Following the last few men's and women's conference tournaments, brackets will be announced, and American workforce productivity will plummet.On Sunday, CBS has the official NCAA Mens Basketball Championship Selection Show (March 16, 6 pm/ET). At 7 pm/ET, sister channel CBS College Sports Network has two more hours of analysis with Bracket Breakdown. If your partial to ESPN's pundits, then there's ESPNU Bracketology both before and after CBS' show. (March 16, 5 pm/ET and 7 pm/ET).The women's field of 64 is unveiled Monday in the NCAA Women's Basketball Selection Special (March 17, 7 pm/ET, ESPN). ESPNU provides more analysis at 8 pm/ET.
It all comes down to this: Who has what it takes to win six straight games — and an NCAA title?
While Memphis' late-season loss to Tennessee blocked its shot at an unblemished record, the beauty of the NCAA tournament is that every team starts over during the madness that is March. "You have to be 6-0 to win a championship," ESPN analyst Jay Bilas says, "so your record is really irrelevant."
Which team will emerge unscathed from the Final Four in San Antonio, giving folks a reason to remember the Alamodome? Memphis, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke and UCLA have all been highly ranked, but only four teams will get a coveted No. 1 seed. "It's really important, because no No. 1 seed has ever lost in the first round," Bilas says, "and it is very unusual for a top seed to be out before the Sweet 16. It's a first-class ticket to the second weekend [of the tournament]."
Following this week's conference tournament frenzy, the field of 65 will be deter