What to Watch This Weekend: Samberg Hosts SNL, Good Wife and 10 Other Finales and More

saturday-night-live-andy-sambergOn TV this weekend: Andy Samberg returns to his Saturday Night Live roots, Orphan Black has company, The Mentalist confesses, Amazing Racers cross the finish line and Ludacris emcees the Billboard Music Awards. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 18 programs to keep on your radar.


8 pm Return to Zero (Lifetime) | When Maggie (About a Boy’s Minnie Driver) and Aaron (Scandal’s Paul Adelstein) discover that their baby son has died in the womb, the stillbirth throws them into a tailspin of grief that they must work together to overcome.

9 pm Orphan Black (BBC America) | While she tries to keep her loved ones safe from Rachel, Sarah’s plans are derailed by an unexpected visitor. (Get preview from “Hot Paul.”)

10 pm In the Flesh (BBC America) | MP Maxine imposes an undead travel ban on Roarton, and forces PDS sufferers to pay back their debt to society.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Season finale: Beloved SNL alum Andy Samberg returns to host — “Maybe with Justin Timberlake in tow!” this TVLine writer hopes to herself — and St. Vincent performs.

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7 pm Coldplay: Ghost Stories (NBC) | In advance of the band’s upcoming sixth album, this in-the-round special recorded in Los Angeles showcases some of the group’s biggest hits, new and old.

7 pm Animation Domination (Fox) | It’s a night of season finales for Fox’s animated lineup, beginning with Bob’s Burgers‘ Felix (guest voice Zach Galifianakis) taking desperate measures. Later, Hayley and Jeff’s relationship hangs in the balance on American Dad, sparks fly on The Simpsons and Family Guy‘s Stewie time-travels straight into Downton Abbey.

7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) | Season finale: From the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, host Tom Bergeron unveils the season’s funniest video. (Renewed.)

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8 pm Billboard Music Awards (ABC) | Ludacris hosts this year’s ceremony live from Las Vegas, with performers including Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Lorde, Ariana Grande and Imagine Dragons.

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Season finale: The final three teams race through Las Vegas, where illusionist David Copperfield has designed the final challenge. Soooo, David and Connor should have this in the bag, right? (Renewed and racing to a new night.)

8 pm Call the Midwife (PBS) | Season finale: As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help. (Renewed.)A Weird Year

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9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Season finale: An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on at a deposition reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary never saw coming. (Renewed.)

9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Grayson’s near-death experience leads him to make a serious gesture.

9 pm Mr. Selfridge (PBS) | Two-hour season finale: Justice and romance are served as soldiers return and others leave for the front. (Renewed.)

9:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | During the Santa Monica Cop kickoff party, Hank has an intimate notes session — or, “notes session” — with the show’s female lead.

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10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Season finale: Jane gets a chance to confess his feelings for Lisbon when she is forced to delay her plans to leave with Agent Pike. (Just renewed!)

10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Peggy collects research for a pitch. Pete receives an invitation to an exclusive club. (No, the Hair Club for Men wasn’t founded until 1976.)

10 pm Those Who Kill (LMN) | Season finale: Thomas and Bisgaard try to keep Catherine calm after Molbeck is attacked. (Not yet renewed.)

10:30 pm Veep (HBO) | Selina’s staff worries about Ray’s growing influence on the Veep.

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

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