What to Watch This Weekend: Veep and Nurse Jackie Return, the MTV Movie Awards and More
On TV this weekend: Vince Vaughn’s Saturday Night Live gig is money, baby; Veep starts its second term; The Borgias and Nurse Jackie get going again; and the MTV Movie Awards let loose with a Rebel (Wilson) yell. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
9 am-8 pm Fringe marathon (Science) | Relive the first 11 episodes of Season 3 (Fauxlivia!) in this marathon; the second 11 air Sunday at 9 am.
8 pm Bet On Your Baby (ABC) | Double-episode series premiere: In this new game show, families with toddlers try to predict how well they can guess their children’s next move. The money they win goes toward the kids’ college funds. Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy) hosts.
8 pm Smash (NBC) | An onstage mishap forces Ivy to make a choice; tensions mount at Hit List as Karen becomes suspicious of Derek’s motives toward her.
10 pm Louis C.K.: Oh My God (HBO) | Louie‘s not starting up again anytime soon, so might as well enjoy the comedian’s stand-up show – taped at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre — in the meantime. Topics covered include the food chain, animals, divorce, murder and mortality.
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) hosts with musical guest Miguel.
8 pm Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic (ABC) | Get up to date on – or just relive – what’s going down in Storybrooke with this Season 2 review. Bonus: Series creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz offer scoop on what’s ahead.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | After watching A Streetcar Named Desire, Milhouse adopts a Marlon Brando-inspired bad-boy persona. George Takei (Star Trek) and Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine) lend their voices to the episode.
9 pm MTV Movie Awards (MTV) | Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) hosts the music channel’s annual film fete; this year’s ceremony includes special honors for Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained). Presenters include Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Zac Efron (High School Musical).
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men, and Jaime strikes a deal with his captors.
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | The hacker group Anonymous gets involved when Alicia represents a girl who accuses a classmate of rape. Jason Biggs (American Pie) returns as tech entrepreneur Dylan Stack; Brian D’Arcy James (Smash) also guest-stars.
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10 pm The Borgias (Showtime) | Season 3 premiere: Pope Alexander fights for his life.
10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | The CBI team heads to a run-down Wild West tourist town when the owner is found dead. Meanwhile, Kirkland tries to discern exactly how much Jane knows about Red John.
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Ah, the return of AMC’s cryptic episode summaries: “Don clashes with a client. Pete entertains a guest. Peggy struggles to motivate the staff.”
10 pm Veep (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: Fresh off successful campaign appearances for midterm elections, Selina sees an opportunity to expand her role, but must first curry favor with the President’s icy senior strategist Kent (guest star Gary Cole, Office Space).Follow @kimroots