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Saturday: Swanni's 10 Hottest Shows In HDTV!

By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2010) -- High-Definition TVs are now in more than 40 million U.S. homes and there are scores of high-def programming choices.

But which shows should you watch? And why?

Every day here at TVPredictions.com, I scan the HD programming aisles and serve up 10 programs so good -- so hot! -- that you can't miss them. Sports, movies, primetime comedies and drama -- they're all there and in beautiful high-def.

We call this list, "The Hottest Shows in HDTV!" And here they are for Saturday, March 20, 2010. (All times Eastern -- and don't forget the link below to today's 'HD Hottie -- in fact, today there are 2 of them.)

1. The Fifth Element
It's no surprise that Sony often bundles the Blu-ray version of this Bruce Willis sci-fi film with a Blu-ray player. The movie, which is equal parts action and satire, offers impressive detail and mind-blowing colors. And Gary Oldman's odd channeling of Lyndon B. Johnson as a space despot is a scream. And lest we forget that supermodel Milla Jovovich plays an obligatory hot alien from God knows where.
HBO 2, 10:30 a.m.

. College Basketball
NIT Tournament: North Carolina at Mississippi State. Isn't it hard to believe that North Carolina is playing in the NIT?

ESPN, Noon.

3. College Basketball
March Madness, round two.
CBS, starts at 1 p.m. and then...all day.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene and various other obligatory hot teens star in this romantic spin on vampires and, well, teen romance, of course.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Ashley Greene.
Showtime 2, 1:55 p.m.

5. Golf

The third round of the Transitions Championship from Palm Harbor, Florida where those Transitions sunglasses should come in handy.

NBC, 3 p.m.


6. College Wrestling

The NCAA Championships from Omaha, Nebraska.

ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

7. Jesse James' Hidden Treasure
No, not the hidden treasure of Sandra Bullock's cheating husband, although he better have one around somewhere. This show chronicles the search for the missing loot left behind by the legendary bandit of the 19th Century.

History Channel, 8 p.m.

8. The Pacific
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's long awaited 10-part series on WWII's last theater of war -- The Pacific. Seen as a follow-up to the flawless Band of Brothers, some critics are giving The Pacific a rougher reception, although most say the series delivers an evocative portrayal of the men who closed history's most important war. Tonight in episode one, which first aired last Sunday night, the boys prepare for war after Pearl Harbor.

HBO, 9:45 p.m.

9. Dreamgirls
Beyonce Knowles stars in this fast-moving musical based on the stage play about a certain 'girl group' in the 1960s. Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson shine in support while Jaime Foxx is his usual flawless self as the group's ruthless promoter. Fun film.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Beyonce Knowles..
10:30 p.m.

10. Saturday Night Live
Sigourney Weaver hosts in this encore performance. The Ting Tings will deliver a musical interlude or two.
NBC, 11:35 p.m.

Click to see Sunday's program picks.

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Phillip Swann is president and publisher of TVPredictions.com. He has been quoted in dozens of publications and broadcast outlets, including CNN, Fox News, Inside Edition, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times, The Associated Press and The Hollywood Reporter. He can be reached at swann@tvpredictions.com or at 703-505-3064.

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