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Roast of Justin Bieber, the Walking Dead season 5 finale and more must-see TV this week

By Bill Harris, Special to Postmedia Network

Bill Harris' TV must-sees for the week of March 29:

1. Roast of Justin Bieber (debut)

One might argue that a roast of Canada's most infamous export isn't really required, since the Biebs has done a great job roasting himself in recent years. But in an effort to rehab his image, he has agreed to this form of public humiliation.

When: Monday, March 30 on Comedy

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2. The Walking Dead (fifth season finale)

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) went a little crazy during last weekend's episode. So did Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green). Could it be that the non-stop threat of zombies finally is getting to these people? Naw, must be the switch to daylight savings time.

When: Sunday, March 29 on AMC

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3. Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies (debut)

This three-part documentary from Ken Burns tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming modern laboratories that have brought the world within sight of lasting cures.

When: Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 on most PBS affiliates

4. Schitt's Creek (first season finale)

The Rose family – played by Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy – may finally have found a way out of the financial mess that serves as the premise of the entire series. So, um, what possibly could go wrong?

When: Tuesday, March 31 on CBC

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5. Jade Fever (debut, back-to-back episodes)

I think I had a spot of Jade Fever this winter. Oh wait, I'm thinking about something else. This is a Canadian reality series set in Northern British Columbia, where the Bunce family continues its never-ending search for the lustrous gemstone.

When: Tuesday, March 31 on Discovery

6. The Next Step (mid-season finale)

Not only is the A-troupe dealing with the possible departure of a valued studio member, but the arrival of a new dancer from England named Ella (played by Ella Gilling) threatens to cause even more physical and emotional blisters.

When: Thursday, April 2 on Family

7. Weird Loners (debut)

Yet another in an endless supply of sitcoms about relationship-challenged, mid-30-somethings who unexpectedly are thrust into each other’s lives. This stars Becki Newton, Zachary Knighton, Nate Torrence and Meera Rohit Kumbhani.

When: Tuesday, March 31 on Fox, City

8. 8 Minutes (debut)

High-stakes docu-series follows cop-turned-pastor Kevin Brown who has determined that eight minutes is the maximum amount of time to safely convince victims of sex trafficking to leave with his team. Any longer and lives are at risk.

When: Thursday, April 2 on A&E

9. Mom's a Medium (second-season debut)

Carmel Baird gives a reading to a young man carrying guilt about his father’s passing and connects a group of grieving mothers with the spirits of their teenage daughters. Celebrity guests this season include Theo Fleury and Brett Kissel.

When: Saturday, April 4 on CMT

10. Olympus (debut)

This mythological drama tells the story of Hero (Tom York), a young man on a quest through the darkest realms of ancient Greece as he tries to solve the riddle of the Gods, unlock the doors to Olympus and become an immortal. No biggie.

When: Thursday, April 2 on Super Channel

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