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Annoying Orange Misses Oscar Nod and This Week's Must-Watch Shows in "TV Dinner"

Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help. We're reviewing the most delectable and dreadful with a handy, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing.

Sure, the Oscars feature "brave" actors and actresses who take on tough subjects like airline travel, bug aliens, and blue people who have sex with their hair. Sadly, the judges passed on the Annoying Orange series. Quietly addressing the problems of today through a fruit's perspective, Annoying Orange is us, only juicier. When will true fruit art finally have its day in the Sunkist?

Last week's TV roundup and this week's must-see food show listings after the jump

What to Watch:

Not sure last week could have been more perfect: Michael Symon kicked Duff Goldman's ass on Iron Chef America and Chef Ramsay brought together two hot Latin lovers to try and save their restaurant love child on Kitchen Nightmares.

This week, Iron Chef America gets hotter (whoa, is that even possible?) when Iron Chef Michael Symon gets called up by alum Spike Mendelsohn, Robert Irvine has to cook for 150 longshoreman ("Ar, this fish be salty, matey!") on Dinner: Impossible, and Emeril Lagasee whams and "Bams!" Martha Stewart with Creole creations.

Monday (March 1)

Martha Stewart Show: "Allergen-Free Treats." Cybele Pascal makes a crumb cake from her "Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook". 9 a.m., Channel 15, ABC

Ultimate Cake Off: "Griffith Observatory." Edible masterpieces are created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory. 10 p.m., TLC

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: "Ecuador." Anthony explores Ecuador, sampling regional stews, roasted meats, fresh fish and exotic fruits. 11 p.m., Travel Channel

Tuesday (March 2)

Chopped: "Against the Tide." The chefs must combine fish with chocolate in the appetizer round. Then, a trendy root vegetable shows up in the entrée round and violet mustard is used to make desserts. 11 p.m., Food Network

Wednesday (March 3)

Throwdown With Bobby Flay:
"Omelets." Misty Young, owner of the Squeeze Inn eatery in Truckee, California, defends her famed four-egg omelets. 10:30 p.m., Food Network

Dinner: Impossible: "Boxed In: Terminal Trouble." Host Robert Irvine visits Philadelphia's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, where he'll prepare a hearty lunch for 150 longshoremen, using imported goods from around the world. 11 p.m., Food Network

Thursday (March 4)

FoodTech: "Pancakes and Bacon." Breakfast is the subject. Included: pancakes, sausage and orange juice. 10 p.m., The History Channel

Friday (March 5)

Martha Stewart Show: "Emeril Lagasee." Chef Emeril Lagasse prepares Creole fried chicken and skillet corn cake with stewed cherries. 9 a.m., Channel 15, ABC

Rachael Ray: "Oscar Party Treats With Rocco DiSpirito." Chef Rocco DiSpirito prepares Oscar-party treats. 4 p.m., Channel 5, KPHO

Saturday (March 6)

30-Minute Meals: "Sofa Night." Sliced flat-iron steak sandwiches topped with provolone sauce, peppers, onions and hot peppers. Also: potatoes with butter and Parmesan. 11 a.m., Food Network.

Down Home With the Neelys: "Full House." Prepared: beef-and-pork chili, spicy cornbread muffins, and Memphis mud pie. 12 p.m., Food Network

Barefoot Contessa: "Surprise Suprise." Greek pastitsio served with arugula-watermelon-and-feta salad. 2:30 p.m., Food Network

Sunday (March 7)

Guy's Big Bite: "No Blarney, Just Big Bites." An Irish-inspired meal, featuring linguini with corned beef and cabbage, baby greens with beets and goat cheese, and stout milkshakes. 12 p.m., Food Network

Ten Dollar Dinners: "Hooked Fish." Fish-and-white-bean tostadas, topped with pineapple-avocado salsa. 1:30 p.m., Food Network

Iron Chef America: "Symon vs. Mendelsohn." "Top Chef" alum Spike Mendelsohn is the challenger against Iron Chef Michael Symon. 10 p.m., Food Network

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