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UPDATED 03/14/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 03/14/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT

The Celebrity Apprentice

NBC, March 6, 9 p.m. ET/PT |

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REALITY

Donald Trump's name has been getting thrown around as a possible presidential candidate for 2012. Terrible idea. If he won he'd probably redo the White House in chrome and smoked glass-and politics would distract him from the comfortably entertaining Celebrity Apprentice, where his blowhard king-of-capitalism routine softens into blustery amiability. What really matters on Apprentice, though, are the celebs: This season's B-and (let's face it) C-listers are a good, volatile mix. Drily nasty Richard Hatch, the first Survivor, is a one-man antisocial network, making enemies on every front. The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes has a high old time asserting herself ("You pressed the last button in me, Miss Star Jones. I will take you down"). And there's strange, raggedy Gary Busey: To name the men's team, he suggests "Baloney and Dirt." If Trump does become President, I want them all in his cabinet.

Archer

FX, Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET/PT

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COMEDY

In its second season, the spy parody remains my favorite animated series, thanks to its retro visual design-this is a cartoon for the age of Mad Men-and the vicious, dead-aim put-downs that make up most of the dialogue. These operatives are all undercover insult comics.

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