On TV this weekend: Saturday Night Live’s Spidey senses are tingling, Joel McHale serves zingers as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the countdown to 24 continues and the Resurrection finale gets out of hand. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 17 programs to keep on your radar.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
6 pm White House Correspondents’ Dinner (CSPAN) | Community’s Joel McHale headlines the centennial dinner, which recognizes journalists, politicians and celebrities. (The event will also be broadcast on CNN, starting at 8 pm.)
8:30 pm 24: Live Another Day — Jack Is Back (Fox) | Before the premiere of 24: Live Another Day (Monday, 8/7c), this half-hour preview offers a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the TV special.
9 pm Orphan Black (BBC America) | Sarah is forced to turn to a ghost from her past: an old flame named Cal Morrison (Michiel Huisman, Nashville).
10 pm The Real History of Science Fiction (BBC America) | From The War of the Worlds to Independence Day, this installment of the ode to sci-fi is all about alien invasions of the silver screen.
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) hosts, with musical guest Coldplay.
PREVIEW | Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin Talks Wicked Childbirth, a ‘Significant’ Baby Naming and Season 3′s Super-Secret Final Scene
PHOTOS | Once Upon a Time: The Charming Baby Arrives, and Zelena and Glinda Meet Dorothy
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | In the series’ milestone 550th (!) episode, Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of LEGOs. (See a first look.)
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | After Alicia encounters a charming entrepreneur during jury duty (played by Bates Motel’s Nestor Carbonell), she begins to consider options outside her marriage.
9 pm Resurrection (ABC) | Season finale: When the number of Returned reaches critical mass, Bellamy asks for outside help — but Sheriff Langston has his own agenda. (Not yet renewed; check status.)
9 pm Everest Avalanche Tragedy (Discovery) | This 90-minute documentary includes eyewitness accounts from the rescue efforts following the April 18 avalanche at the Khumbu Icefall, which killed 13 and left three missing.
9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Jane and Grayson spend the night together (I believe the proper reaction here is “bow chicka wow wow”), and Owen defends the Mayor of Malibu.
9:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | Levon hopes for some alone time with Melanie, but things don’t go quite as planned.
10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Emily is forced to take extreme measures against the Graysons — and those closest to her.
10 pm Salem (WGN America) | Mary discovers who witnessed the witches’ ceremony and comes up with a course of action. (Watch a sneak peek.)
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Sterling Cooper & Partners prepares for a guest, and Don contacts an old friend.
10 pm The Bletchley Circle (PBS) | Season finale: The women intercept a crime ring when they learn there’s corruption in the vice squad. (Not yet renewed.)
10:30 pm Veep (HBO) | As Amy and Dan vie for a position as Selina’s campaign manager, Ben arranges a secret lunch for the Veep with hotshot strategist Bill Ericsson (Diedrich Bader, The Drew Carey Show).
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