Coming soon to your screen: the return of the Cul de Sac Crew, the Bravermans bid us adieu, and a new Doctor Who. As a supplement to the awesome features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 27 shows you may want to keep on your radar this week.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
8/7c Chuck (NBC) | Get your TPS reports filed and put on your grooviest paisley button-down, because Gary Cole is back as Sarah’s pop.
8 pm House (Fox) | Thirteen’s back but it’s Martha Masters’ number who may be up, as the plucky med student’s morality is put to test.
9 pm The Chicago Code (Fox) | A multiple shooting puts Teresa’s job in jeopardy.
9 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | “Dair” I ask if you’re Team Chair? Did you know Nair removes hair?
9:30 pm Cougar Town (ABC) | Reading comprehension is everything on the interwebs, so pay close attention: Jules & Co. are back tonight — and again on Wednesday. Our Big Carl overfloweth!
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Sean Combs guests as a visiting NYPD detective hoping to “rap” up a case.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
8/7c Glee (Fox) | Pint-size Charice and her oversized pipes finally makes an encore, while Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holly covers that Adele gal.
9 pm Hellcats (The CW) | Go ahead and judge me, but even as a zombie, Aly Michalka is dead-sexy.
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | The Season 2 finale is every bit as good as you expect it to be. (Much more on that in my Inside Line column here!)
10 pm Body Of Proof (ABC) | Fans of series regular Geoffrey Arend’s real-life wife, Christina Hendricks, can double their pleasure when the Mad Men stunner plays twins. Sure, one of them is a corpse, but… don’t spoil the moment.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
8/7c The Middle (ABC) | It turns out that Frankie is rather obsessed with the royal wedding — and all the wallet-thinning commemorative trinkets that come with it.
8:30 pm Better With You (ABC) | Apparently we (and Maddie) have been fed a bit of hooey as to how Mia and Casey actually first met. Any guesses as to the true (sordid?) circumstances?
9:30 pm Breaking In (Fox) | This episode offers much Lex appeal as Michael Rosenbaum’s Dutch comes to the fore. Fay-ace!
10 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | TVLine readers by and large seem to like this new comedy. What’d I tell ya?
10 pm Justified (FX) | Raylan is gunning (probably literally) for the mystery someone who tried to have him popped last week.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
8/7c Community (NBC) | Flashback alert No. 1: The study group reflects on fun times gone by (but the kind we never saw before, so no, this ain’t no crummy clip show).
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Flashback alert No. 2: When Katherine met Klaus.
8 pm Sidney Lumet marathon (TCM) | Turner Classic Movies tributes the late director with greatest hits such as 12 Angry Men, Network and Dog Day Afternoon.
9 pm Bones (Fox) | In this “planted pilot” episode setting up a possible spinoff, Geoff Stults (October Road) guest-stars as “The Finder,” a onetime associate of Booth’s who has an uncanny knack for losing things. OK, I’m yanking your chain — he finds stuff.
10 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | The show’s 100th episode finds Liz scrambling to save “TGS” from Kabletown boss Ken Howard’s axe. Will Tom Hanks somehow save the day?
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
8/7c Smallville (The CW) | Booster Gold gladly hogs the spotlight as mild-mannered Clark increasingly dodges it.
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | AKA How the Old West Was Fun!
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Hopefully now featuring 0% animation, this week we’ve got Walternate stirring up trouble over here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
9/8c Doctor Who (BBC America) | The good doctor is back in, with his first time trip of Season 6.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
9/8c Game Of Thrones (HBO) | Daenerys learns a few tricks to, ahem, please her husband. You can get Cosmo in Westeros?
10 pm The Killing (AMC) | The brand-new suspect, the one who was writing Rosie poetry? I totally knew he did it. Case closed! What?
10 pm Treme (HBO) | Season 2 picks up 14 months after Katrina — and still stars recently minted Academy Award winner Melissa Leo!
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the comments to politely share tune-in recommendations of your own.