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MONDAY APRIL 14, 2014

Twenty Classic Moments
7 p.m. on TCM

Premiering on the 20th anniversary of Turner Classic Movies' debut, this new special revisits memorable moments from the channel's original programming, including the documentary series "Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood," Robert Osborne's interview series "Private Screenings" and more.

2 Broke Girls
8 p.m. on CBS

Lindsay Lohan guest stars in this new episode as Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who wants Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) to make her wedding cake. It soon becomes apparent that this won't be an easy job - and not just because wedding cakes are tricky. Claire has a rampant case of indecisiveness and keeps changing her mind about everything in "And the Wedding Cake Cake Cake."

Star-Crossed
8 p.m. on CW

After arguing with Emery (Aimee Teegarden) about whether his uncle Castor (Johnathon Schaech) can be trusted, Roman (Matt Lanter) decides to ask Castor about the day their spaceship crashed, and his uncle's reaction surprises him. Grayson (Grey Damon) tries to piece together the events of the night he blacked out. Taylor (Natalie Hall) throws a party in an effort to get closer to Drake (Greg Finley) in the new episode "Some Consequence Yet Hanging in the Stars."

One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp
8 p.m. on HBO

Founded by baseball's Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, and named after a young cancer patient they met through Make-A-Wish, Camp Erin serves children and teens who have lost loved ones. This new documentary spends a weekend with the youngsters at one of Camp Erin's 41 locations as they share their pain and begin to heal.

Friends With Better Lives
8:30 p.m. on CBS

Who says a wingman has to be a man? In this new episode, Will (James Van Der Beek) is having trouble meeting women, so Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones) takes him to a bar to help him make a love connection. Pregnant Andi's (Majandra Delfino) hormones are kicking her sense of smell and her libido into high gear in "Window Pain." Kevin Connolly, Brooklyn Decker and Rick Donald also star.

The Tomorrow People
9 p.m. on CW

Thanks to Stephen's (Robbie Amell) work as a double agent, a truce between the Tomorrow People and Ultra is a real possibility, although Cara (Peyton List) still has reservations. She sends Russell (Aaron Yoo) to meet with the Founder (guest star Simon Merrells). Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) goes on the run and tries to keep Ultra from learning his secret in the new episode "Modus Vivendi." Luke Mitchell also stars.

Dallas
9 p.m., 10:01 p.m. on TNT

The fallout from Pamela's (Julie Gonzalo) discovery of John Ross and Emma's (Josh Henderson, Emma Bell) affair threatens Bobby and Ann's (Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong) marriage as well as their own. Christopher and Heather (Jesse Metcalfe, AnnaLynne McCord) deal with the aftermath of Bo's (Donny Boaz) drastic act. Drew's (Kuno Becker) arrival tests Nicolas and Elena's (Juan Pablo Di Pace, Jordana Brewster) bond in the midseason finale, "Where There's Smoke."

Independent Lens
10 p.m. on PBS

The new documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" profiles one of the 20th century's most beloved athletes, who was also one of its most controversial. It covers, among other things, the boxer's draft evasion conviction, his conversion to Islam and his struggles with Parkinson's disease.

Bates Motel
10 p.m. on A&E

Norman (Freddie Highmore) questions his mother's (Vera Farmiga) faith in him, while his friendship with Cody (Paloma Kwiatkowski) reaches a breaking point. Dylan (Max Thieriot) feels threatened by Zane's (Michael Eklund) passion for getting revenge. New evidence may change the course of Romero's (Nestor Carbonell) investigation of Miss Watson's murder in the new episode "Presumed Innocent."

Castle
10:01 p.m. on ABC

A mortally wounded man carrying a baby stumbles into a church and leaves the infant with a priest before he dies. As Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) investigate, they discover that the dead man was no relation to the child. Now they must find his killer and the little one's parents in "The Good, the Bad & the Baby."

Bam's Bad Ass Game Show
10:30 p.m. on WTBS

If "Jackass" were a game show, it would be this new entry in the genre: a wacky hybrid of "Wipeout," "Fear Factor" and the notorious stunt series, with "Jackass" alum Bam Margera as the host. Contestants take part in off-the-wall challenges such as being shot out of cannons, skiing on apple crates and answering quiz questions while being hogtied over a pool of garbage. Yes, all three of those take place in tonight's premiere, "Hogtied Splashdown."


TUESDAY APRIL 15, 2014

The Originals
8 p.m. on CW

Genevieve (Elyse Levesque) asks Elijah (Daniel Gillies) for permission to celebrate a traditional feast day publicly with her coven. After disagreeing with Monique (Yasmine Al-Bustami) about what the ancestors want from them, Genevieve reveals her plan to increase the witches' power. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) suspects Elijah has an ulterior motive for restoring their home to its former glory. Phoebe Tonkin also stars in the new episode "The Big Uneasy."

The Address
9 p.m. on PBS

Seven score and 10 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln made a speech of about 270 words that continues to inspire. This new special explores the history and importance of the Gettysburg Address via its impact on a group of students preparing to recite it.

Supernatural
9 p.m. on CW

Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) tries to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to work with him, but Castiel, who is still angry with him, refuses, setting a surprising series of events in motion. Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett) in the new episode "Meta Fiction."

The Real Housewives of New York City
9 p.m., 10 p.m. on BRAVO

Back from Africa with a new sense of inner peace, Ramona makes it her mission to help Heather and Aviva patch things up. Kristen and Carole reminisce about Kristen's bachelorette party with their old friends from Beverly Hills, Brandi and Yolanda. Heather and Jonathan host a 10th anniversary party, but Heather is distressed to discover some of her friends are boycotting it in the new episode "Unhappy Anniversary."

About a Boy
9:01 p.m. on NBC

Fiona (Minnie Driver) volunteers to run Marcus' (Benjamin Stockham) class project, a society modeled on Dickensian London, but he's unhappy with the lowly position she gives him. After getting a sizable royalty payment, Will (David Walton) takes Marcus shopping and plans a party to impress Sam (guest star Adrianne Palicki) in the new episode "About a Slopmaster." Al Madrigal also stars.

Chicago Fire
10 p.m. on NBC

In this new episode, Dawson (Monica Raymund) receives a suicide note, and Boden (Eamonn Walker) gets some shocking news. Severide (Taylor Kinney) seeks more background information on Bloom (W. Earl Brown). Casey (Jesse Spencer) goes looking for something that could change his life. Lauren German and Charlie Barnett also star in "A Heavy Weight."

Celebrity Wife Swap
10 p.m. on ABC

In the season premiere, actress Isabella Hofmann, partner of actor Daniel Baldwin, trades homes with Halima Jackson, wife of musician Jermaine. While both families are in show business, their lives couldn't be more different. Baldwin, Hoffman and their son live in a modest Hollywood Hills home, while the Jacksons' dwelling is huge and lavishly furnished. It's their lifestyle differences, though, that make for good television.

Fargo
10 p.m. on FX

It's a crime drama, but this new series, which counts Joel and Ethan Coen among its producers, retains the humorous touch of the movie that inspired it. Billy Bob Thornton plays a sinister drifter who lures a small-town insurance salesman (Martin Freeman) down a dangerous road. Allison Tolman also stars.

Person of Interest
10:01 p.m. on CBS

Reese (Jim Caviezel) poses as a Secret Service agent to protect a congressman in this new episode. He's not just any congressman; he may hold the key to stopping Decima's plans to bring a second Machine online. Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman and Sarah Shahi also star in "Death Benefit."


WEDNESDAY APRIL 16, 2014

Arrow
8 p.m. on CW

Oliver, Canary, Diggle and Felicity (Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards) confront Slade (Manu Bennett) at the lair, and the resulting battle sends one member of Team Arrow to the hospital. Oliver is faced with a difficult choice when Thea (Willa Holland) reaches a breaking point. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) wrestles with a secret in the new episode "The Man Under the Hood."

Melissa & Joey
8 p.m. on FAM

Christopher Rich ("Reba") guest stars in this new episode as Mel's (Melissa Joan Hart) father, who comes to town to help her announce her state senate candidacy. When he learns about "selfies" from Joe (Joey Lawrence), he inadvertently sends a racy photo to everyone involved in the campaign. Oops. Nick Robinson and Taylor Spreitler also star in "Born to Run."

Baby Daddy
8:30 p.m. on FAM

Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) misses Brad (Peter Porte), her ex-boyfriend, and asks Tucker (Tahj Mowry) to help her reunite with him. When Brad admits he still has feelings for Bonnie, Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) gives him some misguided advice that leads him to make a hasty decision. Riley (Chelsea Kane) realizes she needs to accept Margot's (Amanda Detmer) imperfections if they're going to have a relationship in the new episode "Play It Again, Bonnie."

Criminal Minds
9 p.m. on CBS

In Boston to investigate a series of strangulation deaths, the team looks for a common link among the victims in hopes of finding the killer. Rossi (Joe Mantegna) learns his favorite bar is in danger of going out of business in "Gatekeeper." Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jeanne Tripplehorn also star.

Modern Family
9 p.m. on ABC

Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) is so determined to win the upcoming football game that he's ignoring the fact that the other team will be playing at a disadvantage to begin with. Claire (Julie Bowen) wants to prove her worthiness to the staff at work. Phil (Ty Burrell) tries to teach the kids how to be optimistic, but a series of unfortunate events makes that difficult in "The Big Game." Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara also star.

The 100
9 p.m. on CW

Clarke's (Eliza Taylor) new relationship with Finn (Thomas McDonell) faces a threat in this new episode. Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) is knocked out, and when she regains consciousness, she sees a Grounder watching her. Abby (Paige Turco) exposes Kane's (Henry Ian Cusick) plan to reduce the Ark's population. Jaha (Isaiah Washington) and Abby receive a signal that indicates at least some of the 100 are still alive in "Twilight's Last Gleaming."

Toy Hunter
9 p.m. on TRAV

In the first of two season-ending episodes, Jordan finds something he has been seeking for a year: a James Bond attache case from 1965, which is worth about $3,500 in pristine condition. There's a catch, however, which leaves Jordan a bit shaken - not stirred - in "Live and Let Play."

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
10 p.m. on CBS

Pass the fava beans and Chianti. Russell (Ted Danson) and his colleagues investigate when contestants in a television cooking competition turn out to have consumed human flesh. Chef Wolfgang Puck guest stars as himself in "Last Supper"; Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle and Jorja Fox also star.

The Americans
10 p.m. on FX

Philip's and Elizabeth's (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) respective missions take painful turns in this new episode. Hoping to gain the upper hand in his battle with Oleg (Costa Ronin), Stan (Noah Emmerich) fights for access to a U.S. military program. Holly Taylor also stars in "New Car."

Down East Dickering
10 p.m. on HIST

Don't quit your day job, kid. When Mitchell tells Yummy he wants to be a full-time dickerer, Yummy challenges him to prove he can do it by earning $700 in one week. Tony and Codfish buy an old school bus, hoping they can sell it to someone who won't scrap it, and Clint gets in over his head after making a deal to fix up a paintball center in the new episode "Not So Fast."


THURSDAY APRIL 17, 2014

Community
8 p.m. on NBC

The study group learns about Greendale's first dean, Russell Borchert (guest star Chris Elliott), a brilliant, wealthy recluse who was involved in a scandal and disappeared in the 1970s. Eager to find out more, Annie and Abed (Alison Brie, Danny Pudi) lead a search for Borchert's sealed-off computer lab. Subway, which wants to take over the college, enlists Chang (Ken Jeong) to keep an eye on the study group in the new episode "Basic Sandwich."

The Vampire Diaries
8 p.m. on CW

Elena and Stefan (Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) have disturbing dreams about the life they might have had together. Grams (Jasmine Guy) warns Bonnie (Kat Graham) about changes on the Other Side. After giving Damon (Ian Somerhalder) some unsolicited relationship advice, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) confesses he's looking for a woman he loved long ago. Liv (Penelope Mitchell) spearheads an effort to track the Travelers in the new episode "Resident Evil."

Parks and Recreation
8:30 p.m. on NBC

Ben and Leslie (Adam Scott, Amy Poehler) put on a charity auction to raise money for the Unity Concert. Andy (Chris Pratt) gets some help managing his schedule from April (Aubrey Plaza). Donna (Retta) asks Ron (Nick Offerman) for help dealing with an ex-boyfriend (guest star Keegan-Michael Key) in the new episode "One in 8,000." Jim O'Heir also stars.

Reign
9 p.m. on CW

Mary's (Adelaide Kane) brother James (Joe Doyle) comes to France to talk his sister into returning to Scotland. Suspicious, Francis (Toby Regbo) investigates and uncovers a plot that would destroy Mary, resulting in a rift between them. Catherine and Kenna (Megan Follows, Caitlin Stasey) take drastic measures as the king (Alan Van Sprang) continues to decline in the new episode "No Exit." Torrance Coombs also stars.

Saint George
9 p.m. on FX

George (George Lopez) has had it with Alma (Olga Merediz) and kicks her out of the house, only to realize how much he misses her - even their fights. Especially their fights. Jenn Lyon, Kaden Gibson and Danny Trejo also star in the new episode "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."

Anger Management
9:30 p.m. on FX

Jordan (Laura Bell Bundy) gets drunk and makes out with a prisoner in this new episode. Charlie (Charlie Sheen) is, to put it mildly, not happy about this. Wait, wasn't he the one who wanted her to pose as a prisoner's fiancee a while back? Barry Corbin also stars in "Charlie Catches Jordan in the Act."

Parenthood
10 p.m. on NBC

In the season finale, Adam and Crosby (Peter Krause, Dax Shepard) re-enact some antics from childhood as they reminisce about those days. Amber (Mae Whitman) struggles to let Ryan (Matt Lauria) go after reuniting with him. Sarah (Lauren Graham) responds to Hank's (Ray Romano) request. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) surprises Victor (Xolo Mariduena) with a driving lesson. Miles Heizer, Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger also star in "The Pontiac."

Vikings
10 p.m. on HIST

Ragnar, Horik and their new ally, Lagertha (Travis Fimmel, Donal Logue, Katheryn Winnick), set sail for Wessex, but the two men disagree on the real reason for the trip. Princess Aslaug's (Alyssa Sutherland) latest prophecy comes true as she prepares to give birth again in the new episode "Boneless."

Sirens
10 p.m. on USA

Everyone's thinking about the meaning of fear after Hank's (Kevin Daniels) spider phobia comes out, and Brian (Kevin Bigley) meets a look-alike with a suicidal streak. Johnny (Michael Mosley) is about to be paid back for all the practical jokes he's played in the new episode "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Jessica McNamee and Bill Nunn also star.


FRIDAY APRIL 18, 2014

A Walton Easter
7 p.m. on HALL

Richard Thomas, Michael Learned and Ralph Waite reprise their roles as John Boy, Olivia and John Walton in this retrospective drama. On the occasion of John and Olivia's 40th anniversary, the clan gathers on Walton's Mountain to share joys and troubles. Kami Cotler and Mary McDonough co-star. Ellen Corby makes a brief appearance as Grandma.

Unforgettable
8 p.m. on CBS

The murder of a defense attorney sends Carrie and Al (Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh) on the hunt for a recent parolee who may have more scores to settle. Jane Curtin, Dallas Roberts, Tawny Cypress and James Hiroyuki Liao also star in the new episode "Manhunt."

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8 p.m. on CW

Byambajav Ulambayar, a champion sumo wrestler who appeared in the film "Ocean's Thirteen" and the TV series "King of the Nerds" is the special guest in this new episode. He joins guest comedian Gary Anthony Williams and cast regulars Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady in improvising sketches and songs from audience suggestions. Aisha Tyler is the host and scorekeeper who declares the evening's winner.

Hawaii Five-0
9 p.m. on CBS

A murder investigation leads McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and the Five-0 team to a Texas Ranger (guest star Tim Daly), who's come to Hawaii to look for his missing daughter. Kono and Adam (Grace Park, Ian Anthony Dale) must fight for their lives after their hiding place is discovered in "A'ale Ma'a Wau," Hawaiian for "fish out of water." Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim also star.

Peter Pan From the Milwaukee Ballet
9 p.m. on PBS

Why, of course there's flying - lots of it - in this production of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Choreographed by Michael Pink and scored by British composer Philip Feeney, it stars Marc Petrocci as Peter. Rising star Valerie Harmon dances the role of Wendy.

Hart of Dixie
9 p.m. on CW

Lemon and Zoe (Jaime King, Rachel Bilson) discover some common ground and turn to each other for advice. Texts from Vivian's (Lauren Bittner) ex-husband disturb Wade (Wilson Bethel), who's planned a night out with her. News about AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black) distracts Lavon (Cress Williams) from bidding on bringing the county fair to BlueBell. Tim Matheson also stars in the new episode "Back in the Saddle Again."

The Postman Always Rings Twice
10 p.m. on TCM

The Hollywood production code of the late 1940s may have been repressive, but that didn't stop Lana Turner and John Garfield from sizzling in this 1946 adaptation of the James M. Cain best-seller. Turner plays Cora Smith, an itchy siren bored by her life working at a roadside diner with her older husband (Cecil Kellaway). Enter Garfield as drifter Frank Chambers, and before you can gasp "Body Heat," he and Cora are plotting to knock off the clueless hubby.

Hannibal
10:01 p.m. on NBC

Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) suggests that Jack (Laurence Fishburne) bring Will (Hugh Dancy) back to help investigate the curious case of a dead woman found inside a horse. The team questions a suspect in the cast but has to let him go because of a lack of evidence. Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) is skeptical of Will's claim that he has cast aside his suspicions about Hannibal. Aaron Abrams also stars in the new episode "Su-Zakana."


SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2014

The Way, Way Back
7:15 p.m. on HBO

Following the acclaim - and the Oscar - they received for their script for "The Descendants," writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash earned critical kudos again for this 2013 comedy-drama centering around a youngster (Liam James) who feels out of place while vacationing on Cape Cod with his mother and her boyfriend (Toni Collette, Steve Carell). He finds a kindred spirit in the manager (Sam Rockwell) of a water park. Allison Janney and AnnaSophia Robb also star.

UFC: Werdum vs. Browne
8 p.m. on FOX

From the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., comes another Fox UFC Saturday featuring a main event match between heavyweight contenders Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) and Travis Browne (16-1-1). Also, former women's bantamweight title contenders Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche square off, and in what shapes up to be an explosive lightweight match, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone takes on Edson Barboza. Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero rounds out the main card.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short
8 p.m. on LIFE

Based on a novel by Terry McMillan ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back"), this new drama stars Whoopi Goldberg as the matriarch of a fractured family. After her doctor tells her that her next asthma attack could be fatal, she sets out to get her dysfunctional clan on track before she goes. Ving Rhames, Lyriq Bent, Mekhi Phifer, Anika Noni Rose and Kimberly Elise also star.

A Lesson in Romance
9 p.m. on HALL

Workaholic mom Megan (Kristy Swanson) has an extreme case of empty-nest syndrome. Not only have her children (Paul Butcher, Allie Gonino) gone off to college, but so has her husband (Scott Grimes), who's tired of her neglecting him for her career. Operating on the principle of "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," Megan joins her family on campus, where she discovers that Relationship Repair 101 is a very difficult course, in this new comedy-drama.

Billy Crystal 700 Sundays
9 p.m. on HBO

The title of Billy Crystal's Tony-winning one-man show refers to the time he had with his father, Jack, who died when Crystal was 15. While the father-son relationship is a big part of the show, though, it's about more than that. It's a portrait of the actor and comedian as a young man, incorporating his love of jazz and the New York Yankees as well as his family.

Getaway
10 p.m. on MAX

Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez are the nominal stars of this 2013 action tale, but it's really all about the cars and the stunt drivers. The plot finds an ex-race-car driver (Hawke) forced to do the bidding of a mystery man (Jon Voight) who has kidnapped his wife (Rebecca Budig, "All My Children"). A young hacker (Gomez) with an extremely cool car becomes our hero's unlikely ally - and thus, the chase is on.

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