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Best bets: New group of stars go ‘Dancing’

"Dancing With the Stars" returns, with Brooke Burke replacing Samantha Harris as co-host. Also this week: "Chloe" and "Waking Sleeping Beauty" hit theaters; "Fantastic Mr. Fox" comes to DVD.
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The contestants aren't the only new faces around the "Dancing With the Stars" ballroom these days. Co-host Samantha Harris has left the show, and seventh-season winner Brooke Burke has replaced her. She'll help stalwart Tom Bergeron direct a cast that includes multiples-mom Kate Gosselin, figure skater (and favorite to win) Evan Lysacek, Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and many more. (Season premiere March 22, 8 p.m., ABC.)

"Nurse Jackie" will bring her strong-willed personality back to All Saints' Hospital (and Showtime) this week for a second season. The first season premiere last June was Showtime's most successful premiere ever. Edie Falco has made even those who loved her as mob mom Carmela Soprano forget that she was ever anything other than this tough-as-nails, ethically questionable emergency-room nurse. (Season premiere March 22, 10 p.m., Showtime.)

Come on and fly me. "Fly Girls" follows the personal lives of five flight attendants for Virgin America. Whether you call them "flight attendants" or the outdated "stewardesses," America remains fascinated with women who fly for a living. One of them is even named Farrah. (Series premiere March 24, 9:30 p.m., The CW.)

looks positively creepy. Julianne Moore's a doctor who suspects hubby Liam Neeson is cheating on her, so instead of talking to him or getting therapy, she hires an escort (Amanda Seyfried) to seduce him. And then the twists and psychological interplay begins. Is he cheating? Is he not? Is the wife herself tempted by the escort? What are the escort's real feelings? Sad footnote: This is the film Neeson was working on when his wife, Natasha Richardson, fell at a Canadian ski resort and died from her head injury. He flew to her side, then returned and finished his work on the movie. You can watch the trailer here. (Opens March 26.)

Documentary "Waking Sleeping Beauty" tells the tale of Disney's vaunted animation department and the company's struggles to rebuild after a couple of spectacular failures ("The Black Cauldron," anyone?). A review at says "the silent hand of Disney" is felt guiding the film, but early clips of then-animators Tim Burton, John Lasseter and others look fascinating in the previews. (Opens March 26.)

George Clooney and Meryl Streep are among those providing voices to "Fantastic Mr. Fox," out on DVD this week. The two megastars provide the voices of Mr. and Mrs. Fox, who live a fairly normal fox life until the mister gets a hankering to plot a giant heist. Whoa, did Clooney suddenly mix this movie up with "Ocean's Eleven"? (Out on DVD March 23.)

Baby boomers have fond memories of Patrick McGoohan's starring turn in the 1960s version of "The Prisoner" as a man who wakes up one day trapped in a mysterious village and known only as No. 6. Now Jim Caviezel (Jesus Christ in "The Passion of the Christ) takes on McGoohan's role in this six-part miniseries, which aired on AMC in 2009. (Out on DVD March 23.)