TV Watch List: Weekend, March 9-11

Dominick Cruz, left, and Urijah Faber face off — as coaches — on "The Ultimate Fighter: LIVE."

‘The Ultimate Fighter: LIVE’
REALITY. Ultimate Fighting makes for the ultimate reality series when at any moment one of the contestants could put one of the other guys into the hospital. Thirty-two fighters compete for 16 spots in this contest for a UFC contract. The bad blood even extends to the coaches this season, as mentors Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are top fighters with a feud that’s been brewing for years.
Season premiere, Friday, 9 p.m., FX

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
ANIMATED. In the mind of many “Star Wars” fans, “Episode I — The Phantom Menace” was tolerable thanks only to the introduction of big bad Sith apprentice Darth Maul. And then he got sliced in two. But thanks to some supernatural awesomeness, the double-bladed lightsaber-wielding warrior returns to the “Star Wars” realm scarier than ever in the animated series’ epic four-part season finale, kicking off Friday.
Friday, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network

‘Bob’s Burgers’
COMEDY. The kids set out to find treasure at a taffy factory. The fatal flaw in that plan: the factory is about to be demolished.
Season premiere, Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Fox

‘Shahs of Sunset’
REALITY. Persian Americans in Los Angeles flaunt their wealth and gaudy taste in, well, everything, in the latest “look at how rich I am” reality show.
Series premiere, Sunday, 10 p.m., Bravo



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