'The Office' premieres

March 24, 2005

Thursday, March 24

7 p.m. on CBS

The NCAA Tournament

March Madness resumes in a big way with two regional semifinal games shown tonight and again tomorrow. Saturday, it's on to the regional finals, starting at 4:30 p.m.

8 p.m. on the History Channel

"Joseph: The Silent Saint"

The History Channel will be paying special attention to religious subjects as the Christian observance of Holy Week concludes. Joseph is "one of the greatest biblical mysteries" because he is hardly mentioned in the scriptures.

Tomorrow at 9 p.m.: "The Search for John the Baptist."

9:30 p.m. on NBC

"The Office"

Things didn't turn out too well when NBC tried an American version of "Coupling" in 2003, but that seems to have been no barrier to this new comedy series based on a British show. Billed as a "fly-on-the-wall docu-reality parody," "The Office" is set in Scranton, Pa. Steve Carrell and Jenna Fischer star.

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