What to Watch This Weekend: Hannibal, the MTV Movie Awards, a Game of Thrones Wedding, and the Season Premieres of Mad Men and Nurse Jackie

By Andy Daglas

Apr 11, 2014

What to watch on Friday, April 11...

Kitchen Nightmares
Gordon Ramsay revisits Amy’s Baking Company, raising the nation’s Social Media Outrage Alert level all the way to Orange. Later, he travels to Denver to help a pizzeria proprietor reclaim his pies’ lost local luster.

8pm, The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Does the presence of guest-star Michael Weatherly suggest this episode is actually another backdoor pilot for an NCIS spin-off? Guest-comic Greg Proops has his world-weary cop quips ready to go, just in case.

The Neighbors
ABC Friday-night veterans Candace Cameron Bure and Scott Weinger (a.k.a. DJ Tanner and DJ Tanner’s boyfriend) come to town in “There Goes the Neighbors’ Hood.” And their T.G.I.F.-style-happy-endings experience may come in handy as Reggie debates becoming human and a pregnant Larry debates returning to Zabvron.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, Disney
Mickey Mouse
“Cable Car Chaos” sends Mickey and Minnie racing through the streets of San Francisco when one of the city’s signature vehicles runs amok.

9pm, NBC
Opposing forces step up their efforts to secure Adalind’s baby in “The Law of Sacrifice,” with Nick and his mother teaming on one side and Prince Viktor recruiting a ruthless ally on the other. Yet for all their determination, everybody is still filtering pictures of the kid out of their Facebook news feeds, because come on already with those.

9pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
Zoe works to lift the curse she’s certain has befallen her and Lavon in “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” which may be the watershed moment for whomever’s snagged RachelBilsonSacrificingChickens.Tumblr.com. Meanwhile, a patient of Brick’s vexes AnnaBeth, Vivian’s son seeks Wade’s counsel, and George and Lemon find it trickier than expected to avoid one another.

9pm, CBS
Hawaii Five-0
In “Ku I Ka Pili Koko (Blood Brothers),” a bum tip leads McGarrett and Danny straight into a deathtrap—an abandoned building that’s set to blow up but good. Let this be a lesson to them: Never trust tips from a dude wearing a jumpsuit with puzzle pieces all over it and a big number “3” on the chest, because that dude is clearly a henchman of The Riddler.

10pm, Syfy
Liber8 is reunited and it feels so good… though perhaps less good for the mayor, whom they mayor-nap in “Minute Man.” Kiera has precious little time for abducted city officials, what with trying to figure out the whole two-Alecs-one-timeline situation.

10pm, NBC
Good news, everyone! In “Yakimono,” Jack’s old protege Miriam is alive, and an exonerated Will is ready to rejoin the FBI team! Ehh whaaa? The Chesapeake Ripper is still on the loose? No evidence to prove Will’s theory that Hannibal is their man? A big fat target on Chilton’s back because he knows too much? Bad news, everyone!

– The Rev. Al Sharpton, Martina McBride, the Chop It Up panel, and DJ Ravidrums on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Nicolas Cage, Emily VanCamp, and KISS on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Wanda Sykes and Malin Akerman on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


What to watch on Saturday, April 12...

8pm, BBC America
Orphan Black: The Cloneversation
Series stars Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, and Evelyne Brochu recap the cult hit’s first season and share a sneak peek at Season 2, which kicks off next week. Wil Wheaton (possibly also played here by Maslany) hosts.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, BBC America
Ripper Street
A grisly discovery in a tenement bodes ill for Whitechapel in “Our Betrayal, Part 2.” Meanwhile, festering rancor within the force comes out during the police divisional boxing championship, Reid and Drake confront Jedediah Shine one last time, a greed-fueled Jackson and his brother get in over their heads, and Long Susan must make a crucial choice.

9pm, Starz
Da Vinci’s Demons
A mapless Leonardo ventures out onto the Atlantic Ocean in “The Ends of the Earth,” but he should be fine as long as he remembers to hang a left at Portugal. Back ashore, Lucrezia is spirited into the Vatican and Lorenzo has an encounter en route to Naples.

Bermuda Tentacles
When Air Force Once crashes in the Bermuda Triangle, it’s up to intrepid Navy Admiral Linda Hamilton and her crack team to save the day. Of course, in doing so, they rouse a terrifying beastie from its slumber and put the entire Atlantic coast in jeopardy. Loosely based on events that occurred during the Millard Fillmore administration.

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Seth Rogen makes his third appearance as host. Musical guest Ed Sheeran will reportedly debut the new single from his forthcoming sophomore album, assuming you believe things people write on the internet.


What to watch on Sunday, April 13...

7pm, Fox
Bob’s Burgers
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic may be taking this weekend off, but fear not: Tina Belcher has you covered, as always. In “The Equestranauts,” she attends Equestra-Con, the official fan convention of her favorite pony-themed program. But when a flim-flam artist absconds with a treasured item of hers, Bob must go undercover to retrieve it.

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
In “The Jolly Roger,” Ariel seeks Hook’s help tracking down a missing Prince Eric, both in the present day and in the Fairy-Tale Land that was. Elsewhere, Regina educates Emma in the ways of spellcraft so they can take down Zelena, while David and Mary Margaret try to show Henry that they’re just as much fun as an actual swashbuckling pirate.

9pm, MTV
2014 MTV Movie Awards
Conan O’Brien hosts the 24th annual gala from L.A.’s Nokia Theater. Presenters include Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, and the guys from Entourage.

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
You’re cordially invited to the matrimony of King Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell, this Sunday at 9pm King’s Landing Time, in “The Lion and the Rose.” And as they say, ain’t no wedding like a Westeros wedding ‘cuz a Westeros wedding rains cruel misfortune on the just and the wicked alike. Elsewhere, Stannis is at his wit’s end with Davos, Bran’s powers guide him on his quest, and Bronn takes on a protege.

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
Though squaring off in a divorce suit, Alicia and Diane contemplate their own reconciliation in “A Material World.” In other matters, Alicia gives Finn a hand with the Jeffrey Grant case as sort of a “welcome to the regular cast” present.

SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 9pm, Showtime
Nurse Jackie
“Sink or Swim” finds Jackie attempting to mask her resumed drug habit. At the hospital, she’s assigned to shadow Dr. Roman and makes a gregarious new friend.

SEASON 7 PREMIERE, 9:30pm, Showtime
Hank’s hopes of getting back together with Karen hit a detour in “Levon.” He has more luck on the professional front, where he takes a new gig from the showrunner of Santa Monica Cop.

Mad Men
The final season charges hard out of the gate in “Time Zones”: Don makes a friend! Joan networks with a client! Peggy is wowed by new work! Roger takes an odd phone call! Slow down, there, Mad Men logline writers. You’ve got 13 more of these to crank out over the next two years. Don’t shoot your wad right at the start.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Showtime
Years of Living Dangerously
The global impact of climate change is examined by journalists, scientists, and celebrity advocates in this documentary series. “Dry Season” kicks off with Don Cheadle chronicling drought in Texas and Harrison Ford shedding light on Indonesia’s enormous greenhouse gas emissions.

The Bletchley Circle
At Jean’s behest, the crack codebreakers reunite to exonerate Alice, who stands accused of killing a respected scientist in “Blood on Their Hands.”

10pm, HBO
Silicon Valley
Per Peter Gregory’s requirements, Richard and Erlich put their heads together to hammer out a business plan in “The Cap Table.” But with the need to streamline their head count, will there be enough room at the table for all of Richard’s closest chums?

10:30pm, HBO
POTUS flips his stance on a critical issue in “The Choice,” compelling Selina to reconsider her own position even as she tours campaign HQ and pays a visit to the Coast Guard. Meanwhile, Gary faces career doubts and Jonah’s blog stirs the proverbial pot.

SEASON 7 PREMIERE, 11:30pm, Cartoon Network
Robot Chicken
“G.I. Jogurt” serves up a puppet orgy, a soused Narnian, the Dino-Riders rocking out, and Cobra Commander getting his Screen Actors Guild card in the official, non-DC-Comics-centric season premiere.


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