TV picks for March 17: "Dancing with the Stars,” George Pelecanos, "Paycheck to Paycheck”

  • Updated: March 16, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Danica McKellar rehearse for “Dancing With the Stars,” which starts a new season tonight.

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Dance fever

Sports and TV nostalgia seem to be the running theme on a new season of “Dancing With the Stars” with the inclusion of Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House”) and athletes Meryl Davis, Diana Nyad, Amy Purdy and Charlie White. Erin Andrews comes on board as co-host. 7 p.m. KSTP, Ch. 5.

The perfect crimes

Who better to recommend great stories than the man Stephen King has called our greatest living American crime fighter? George Pelecanos serves as the evening’s curator with a marathon that kicks off with “The Outfit,” followed by “The Seven-Ups,” “Monte Walsh” and “Ride the High Country.” 7 p.m. TCM

Living on the edge

“Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert” chroncicles a single mom who keeps getting wrapped up in red tape, just one of more than 42 million women struggling to make it in America. Maria Shriver serves as executive producer. 8 p.m. HBO

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