What to Watch Sunday: Mad Men, Jackie and Other Premieres, MTV Movie Awards & More

saturday-night-live-seth-rogenOn TV this weekend: Seth Rogen’s Saturday Night Live threepeat, Mad Men gets friendly, Nurse Jackie is back on duty and Conan O’Brien emcees the MTV Movie Awards. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 20 programs to keep on your radar.


8 pm Orphan Black: The Cloneversation (BBC America) | In advance of Season 2 bowing April 19, this Wil Wheaton-hosted hour-long special brings in cast members and celebrity guests for a look back on Season 1.

9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | Da Vinci struggles to navigate across the Atlantic without maps.

9 pm Ripper Street (BBC America) | Season finale: The police divisional boxing championship reveals vengeful feelings within the force. (Renewed… even after a brush with death.)

11 pm The Graham Norton Show (BBC America) | Season 15 premiere: Guests include Russell Crowe (Noah), Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) and singer Kylie Minogue.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Seth Rogen (This Is the End) hosts, with musical guest Ed Sheeran.

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6 am — 6 am Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney Babes on BroadwayMovie Marathon (TCM) | This 24-hour marathon tributes the late screen legend with, in this order: Broadway to Hollywood, The Devil Is a Sissy, A Family Affair, You’re Only Young Once, Captains Courageous, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Human Comedy, Killer McCoy, Boys Town, Men of Boys Town, National Velvet, Babes on Broadway and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | In Storybrooke, Hook helps a damsel in distress and Regina helps Emma with her magic, while in flashback Ariel offers Captain Hook a clue as to who has taken siege of the Jolly Roger — Blackbeard!

8:30 pm Family Guy (Fox) | After Lois (rightfully) calls Peter an idiot for taking the wrong baby home from the park, he goes on a business trip to Chicago and returns intelligent and classy. The late Dennis Farina (Law & Order) guest-voices.

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9 pm Nurse Jackie (Showtime) | Season 6 premiere: Jackie’s using again, getting her drugs at the gym.

9 pm MTV Movie Awards (MTV) | Find out which movie moments from the past year will earn Golden Popcorn trophies, in a ceremony hosted by Conan O’Brien.

9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Jane takes a case concerning a bullied cheerleader, and Paul’s debt gets him into trouble.

9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Tyrion lends Jaime a hand (am I a bad person for giggling at the irony?). Elsewhere, Stannis loses patience with Davos.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Alicia and Diane consider merging their firms in the wake of Will’s death.

9:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | Season 7 premiere: Hank’s reunion with Karen doesn’t go quite as he planned.Mad Men Season 7

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10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Season 7 premiere: Don makes a friend. Roger receives a perplexing phone call. Welcome back, Mad Men synopses!

10 pm Crisis (NBC) | Gibson uses his wife to gain information about the CIA’s covert soldier program.

10 pm Years of Living Dangerously (Showtime) | Exec-produced by James Cameron (Titanic), Jerry Weintraub (Ocean’s Eleven) and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this nine-part docu-series looks at the human impacts of climate change. First up, Harrison Ford investigates palm oil in Indonesia, Don Cheadle (House of Lies) meets a climate scientist and Pulitzer winner Thomas L. Friedman travels to Syria.

10 pm The Bletchley Circle (PBS) | Season 2 premiere: As former Bletchley Park girl Alice Merren awaits her trial for murder, Jean tries to reunite the circle to help one of their own.

10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Emily learns the identity of a key conspirator against her father.

10:30 pm Veep (HBO) | Selina and her team learn the president has flipped on a major issue, and Gary — gasp! — questions his role with the Veep.

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

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  1. Brandy says:

    Once Upon a Time,Drop Dead Diva

  2. qj201 says:

    Clone Club!!!!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    The Good Wife, Mad Men and Bletchley Circle (Yay…it’s SO good!).

  4. Joey Padron says:

    SNL. Sunday: The Simpsons, Family Guy, Believe, and Mad Men. DVR MTV Movie Awards.

  5. Teag says:

    Trying out Turn again. Then Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Veep.

  6. Tessa says:

    Once Upon A Time
    Revenge is all for me

  7. Britta Unfiltered says:

    [Chuckle]. Welcome back, Mad Men synopses indeed.

  8. Sara says:

    Cloneversation, Good Wife, Revenge, Drop Dead Diva, Crisis (loving it, but hope it doesn’t drag on & on & on), Veep, Mentalist

  9. Adam Lenhardt says:


  10. suzyku says:

    I am so tired of Award Shows! Enough already

  11. Ann says:

    Once Upon a Time
    Game of Thrones

    Watch Masterpiece (Mr. Selfridge) on demand later.

  12. bobbie says:

    The Good Wife!
    Game of Thrones
    Mad Men

  13. Steve says:

    Game of Thrones
    Silicon Valley
    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    The Mentalist

  14. Steve says:

    Game of Thrones
    Silicon Valley
    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    The Mentalist

  15. Nancy says:

    Ripper Street was great. Drake regained his soul, Reid lost his. Susan got her revenge. Wish Shine would of gotten worse and poor Jackson Susan remains a stone cold bitch. Then the great news it was renewed. Yea!