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TV picks for March 10: "Dallas,” Dolly Parton special, "Big Bang Theory” event

  • March 8, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Sunday

In the premiere episode of “Song by Song: Dolly Parton” (7 p.m. Sunday, Ovation), Parton explains how “I Will Always Love You”and “9 to 5” made her more money than you could fit into the best little whorehouse in Texas. Future installments of this inventive series explore the development of “Jolene” and “Coat of Many Colors.”

Monday

You’ve said goodbye to the late Larry Hagman. Now say farewell to his iconic character, J.R. Ewing. In a new episode of “Dallas” (8 p.m., TNT), the Ewing clan comes together for the lovable rascal’s funeral — and discovers the shocking reason for his death. Look for some memorable cameos from past cast members.

Tuesday

“19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Do Asia” (8 p.m., TLC) follows our oversized family as they (and their 40 suitcases) head to Japan and China for this three-part special. See if the Arkansas parents can safely return to the United States without leaving one of their children behind.

Wednesday

Get your “Big Bang Theory” fix a night early by heading to a local movie theater and catching a live panel chat with cast members and creators. Audiences will have an opportunity to submit questions. For a list of participating local theaters and ticket information, visit www.fathomevents.com

Thursday

For the Season 3 premiere of “Braxton’s Family Values” (8 p.m., WE), Toni Braxton takes her sisters to Italy to see if Roman radio stations are still spinning “Un-Break My Heart.” Braxton should set aside international travel and reality TV to focus squarely on rejuvenating her once terrific music career.

Neal Justin

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