What to Watch This Weekend: SNL's Perfect Pitch, Thrones and Veep Return, Three Finales and More

saturday-night-live-anna-kendrickOn TV this weekend: Anna Kendrick takes on Saturday Night Live, Game of Thrones begins again, Veep returns to office and the Shameless season finale breaks free. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.


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3 pm — 9 pm Sunday Game of Thrones (HBO2) | Need to binge-watch before Season 4 bows on Sunday? Start from the beginning with this marathon, which airs every GoT episode to date.

8 pm Rake (Fox) | Special night! Two-hour season finale: In two back-to-back episodes, Keegan charms California’s ex-governor into providing support for Scarlet’s political campaign, then defends a doctor accused of animal cruelty. (Not yet renewed; check status.)

8 pm The Trials of Cate McCall (Lifetime) | In order to be reinstated to the bar, a former hotshot lawyer (Kate Beckinsale, Underworld) must take on the appeal of a wrongfully convicted woman.

9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | Leonardo continues to seek the Book of Leaves.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) hosts, with musical guest Pharrell… who has hopefully left that hat at home.

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8 pm 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS) | Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host the awards show from Las Vegas, with performers including Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley.

8 pm Call the Midwife (PBS) | Jenny is delighted when she is promoted to acting sister.

8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | With Rumplestiltskin as her slave, Zelena challenges Regina to a fight to the death, and the town lays Neal to rest. (See photos and get scoop.)

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game-of-thrones-season-4-premiere9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Season 4 premiere: Tyrion welcomes a guest to King’s Landing, while Jon Snow finds himself unwelcome at Castle Black. Oh, and Joffrey is still the worst. (Remember where GoT left off, and get scoop from Pedro Pascal and Gwendoline Christie.)

9 pm Turn (AMC) | Series premiere, 90 minutes: Based on Alexander Rose’s 2006 book Washington’s Spies, this drama (from Nikita EP Craig Silverstein) tells the story of America’s first spy ring. Billy Elliot’s Jamie Bell stars as Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island during the Revolutionary War, who bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, an unlikely team of secret agents.

9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Jane struggles with how to behave around Grayson now that he knows her truth.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Season finale: Fiona gets out of jail; Frank is feeling like his old self. (Yep, renewed.)

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10 pm Silicon Valley (HBO) | Series premiere: Computer programmer Richard (CollegeHumor’s Thomas Middleditch) and his friends dream of making it big one day, instead of living in a communal hacker hostel. When Richard develops a new compression algorithm for his latest application, he suddenly finds himself in a bidding war that could make him very, very rich. T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games), Zach Woods (The Office) and Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash) also star.

10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Season finale: Marty’s newfound optimism is rocked when Kaan & Associates receives a serious blow. (Yep, renewed.)

10:30 pm Veep (HBO) | Season 3 premiere: Selina, eying a promotion, begins courting Iowa caucus voters at a signing for her new book.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from this weekend’s lineup!

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  1. Elyse says:

    Working on finishing season 3 and i’ll be ready to watch the new Game of Thrones tomorrow :D :D

  2. Doug says:

    Veep is back too? Guess I’ll try Silicon Valley since it’s sandwiched in between

  3. Kim says:

    Recording Game of Thrones & Believe but I’m watching WrestleMania 30!

  4. Renny says:

    Turn vs GOT vs ressurection vs Believe? I don’t see Turn going beyond season 1

  5. Joey Padron says:

    Saturday: SNL. Sunday American Dad, The Simpsons, Family guy, Believe, and Crisis.

  6. Brandy says:

    Once Upon a Tiime,Drop Dead Diva

  7. bj says:

    I’ll be watching Turn and the season finale of Bitten, as well as Crisis and Believe.

  8. Thilia says:

    Watching Rake’s “Season” Finale. Thank you for not listing it a an obvious series finale. Great show, too bad it never found the viewers it deserved.

  9. Kelly says:

    Believe on Sunday NBC 9pm

  10. Patti says:

    Ordering Wrestle Mania and immediately after watching Believe which I’m taping

  11. Jenna says:

    Game of Thrones, first and foremost
    DDD, at some point I’ll binge watch this final season. Sundays are just too busy!

  12. GeoDiva says:


  13. Peter says:

    No Wrestlemania shout-out? It’s the thirtieth anniversary!

  14. Steve says:

    Game of Thrones
    Silicon Valley
    House of Lies
    Once Upon a Time

  15. Cody Drennen says:

    Wrestlemania XXX on the WWE Network. Tonight with a two hour Preshow.

  16. Laurie Emerson says:

    Game of Thrones

  17. Rich Abey says:

    OUAT, Believe & the premiere of Turn which is looking good!