On 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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
6 am — 6 am Mickey Rooney Movie 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.
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.
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.
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.
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