On TV this this weekend: Louis C.K. returns to Studio 8H, the Kids’ Choice Awards promise a really good
slime time, Call the Midwife births a new season, Tyrion Lannister hangs out with Family Guy and The Walking Dead takes a break. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
8 pm Kids’ Choice Awards 2014 (Nickelodeon) | It’s slime time again! This year’s lighthearted, kid-centric, 90-minute ceremony will be attended by the likes of The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg and Veronica Mars‘ Kristen Bell.
9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | Leonardo uses his genius to restore order to Florence, while Pope Sixtus unites powers against them.
9 pm Ripper Street (BBC America) | Reid enlists the help of a Jewish mathematician to find out why Whitechapel’s churches and synagogues are being desecrated.
9 pm When Calls the Heart (Hallmark) | Season finale: Abigail begins to look toward the future with Bill Avery; Jack and Elizabeth take an important step in their relationship. (Not yet renewed.)
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Louis C.K. (Louie) hosts, with musical guest Sam Smith.
8 pm Call the Midwife (PBS) | Season 3 premiere: The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move to their new premises; Chummy decides she wants to return to midwifery.
8:30 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) guest-voices an advertising executive who approaches new smoker Peter to be the face of an anti-cigs campaign – provided that he doesn’t quit puffing. Cary Elwes (Psych) and Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) also lend their voices.
VIDEO | The Good Wife Sneak Peek: Emmy Noms, Anyone?
RELATED | The Good Wife‘s Josh Charles on That Shocking Twist [Warning: Spoilers]
RELATED | The Good Wife Creators Talk the Devastating Cliffhanger, Preview What’s Next
9 pm Mr. Selfridge (PBS) | Two-hour Season 2 premiere: Everyone’s back! Rose, Anges and Lord Loxley all return around the time of the store’s fifth anniversary.
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Season finale: As multiple paths collide, Rick comes face-to-face with sheer brutality. (Already renewed.) Note: The season finale of Talking Dead follows at 10 pm.
9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | General Hospital alum/’80s pop star Rick Springfield guest-stars as a rocker who needs legal help after his irresponsible behavior (stalking Jesse’s girl, perhaps?) puts his next big tour at risk.
9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | In the season’s penultimate episode, Fiona is thrown in a correctional facility, and Amanda’s parents bribe Lip.
9 pm Cosmos (Fox) | Neil visits the event horizon of a black hole; Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart lends his voice to the episode.
10 pm Crisis (NBC) | The White House Chief of Staff (played by Michael Bunin, My Boys) is the next parent sent on a mission; at the mansion, the mastermind teaches a lesson to a hostage that tries to escape.
10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Newly single Emily unravels a mystery from the past; Pascal tries to get closer to Victoria.
10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | In the season’s penultimate episode, Marty and Jeannie deal with the aftermath of a tragic event.
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from the weekend’s lineup!Follow @kimroots