What to Watch This Weekend: Michael Pitt Arrives on Hannibal, Andrew Garfield Hosts SNL, and The Simpsons Gets Bricked for Its Special Lego Episode

By Andy Daglas

May 02, 2014

What to watch on Friday, May 2...

8pm & 9pm, ABC
Shark Tank
In the special “Swimming With Sharks” at 8pm, Good Morning America host Lara Spencer recounts some of the Tank’s entrepreneurial success stories. Then in the regular installment at 9pm, the Sharks consider an online florist, a wrinkle cream, and eco-friendly tableware, and Kevin O’Leary visits Jimmy Kimmel Live.

8pm, Fox
Kitchen Nightmares
In Redondo Beach, California, Chef Ramsay visits a Mediterranean restaurant whose aunt-and-niece operators are weighed down by family feuding in “Zayna Flaming Grill Parts 1 & 2.”

8pm, The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Hart of Dixie co-star Mircea Monroe takes a peek at how things run earlier in The CW’s Friday-night programming block. Nothing if not hospitable, guest-comic Gary Anthony Williams has prepared a tray of brownies for their visiting neighbor.

9pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
“Together Again” finds Wade blaming Zoe for his relationship headaches, so Zoe steers clear of him and meddles in George and Lemon’s affairs instead. Elsewhere, AnnaBeth’s parents take a shine to Lavon, and Brick provides moral support to Tom and Wanda.

9pm, NBC
Trubel joins Nick and Hank on a ride-along in “My Fair Wesen,” where she learns the ins and outs of their wacky, monster-laden world while probing a homicide. Meanwhile, Adalind uncovers a lead that could help restore something she’d lost.

9pm, Sundance
The Writers’ Room
The creators of House of Cards reveal how the sausage gets made, including how many times an average script contains the direction “Spacey vamps.”

9pm, CBS
Hawaii Five-0
In order to save a boy whose family once saved Catherine’s bacon, she and McGarrett must head to Afghanistan and square off against the Taliban in “Makani ʻOlu a Holo Mālie” (“Fair Winds and Following Seas”).

10pm, Syfy
Possibly still smarting over Fox’s treatment of Enlisted, Liber8 takes hostages at a TV station in “30 Minutes to Air”—and Dillon is one of them. As Kiera and Carlos deal with that meshugas, Kellog and Alec’s alliance hits a rough patch.

10pm, NBC
In the wake of the Randall Tier attack, Will and Hannibal take another big step toward becoming DFFs (the “D” stands for “disturbing”). Meanwhile in “Naka-Choko,” Mason Verger (Michael Pitt) shares his latest macabre quirk with his sister, and Will agrees to be interviewed for Freddie’s upcoming book.

– Jeff Garlin, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and Michael Blackson on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Kevin Spacey and Lewis Black on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Don Rickles, Carmen Lynch, and The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Christiane Amanpour and Rachael Taylor on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


What to watch on Saturday, May 3...

10:30am, The Hub
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
The big day arrives in “Equestria Games,” and Spike is tasked with lighting the torch that signals the start of the festivities. But will a case of performance anxiety stay this dragon from swift completion of his appointed rounds?

8:30pm, Fox
24: Live Another Day – Jack Is Back
Go behind the scenes of 24: The ReJackening, the upcoming reboot miniseries that once again finds super-agent Jack Bauer vanquishing terrorists, megalomaniacs, and the very concept of an “inside voice.”

9pm, BBC America
Orphan Black
On the run from… well, from pretty much everything, Sarah and Felix seek out someone from Sarah’s past in “Mingling Its Own Nature With It.” But their road trip bliss is soon rudely interrupted, and not just because there’s no sign of a Sonic drive-thru in this part of not-Canada.

9pm, Starz
Da Vinci’s Demons
“The Vault of Heaven” raises the stakes on Leonardo’s hunt for the Book of Leaves, while in less deadly affairs, Carlo lends Clarice a hand. In the East, Lucrezia catches the eye of the Sultan’s son.

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Andrew Garfield swings by Studio 8H to host. Get it? Because he… never mind. Musical guest Coldplay were always more Daredevil fans anyway.


What to watch on Sunday, May 4...

7pm, Fox
Bob’s Burgers
Tina’s got spirit, yes she does, but it’s her kid brother who winds up stealing her thunder at cheerleading tryouts in “Gene It On.”

8pm, Fox
The Simpsons
“Brick Like Me,” the show's 550th trip to Springfield, U.S.A., finds the Simpson clan—along with everyone and everything else in town—made out of Legos. Can Homer solve the mystery of this colorful alternate universe and return to his ordinary, average cartoon life?

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
Mary Margaret’s bundle of joy is on the way in “Kansas,” so the Storybrookians rally to keep Zelena from turning the tyke into a bundle of fiendish, time-warping revenge. In the Oz of the past, Glinda’s efforts to keep her sister from transitioning to the wicked side meet a new complication (and perhaps a little dog, too).

With the departed returning en masse, all hell breaks loose in Arcadia. For one thing, there are, like, no parking spaces to be found, so that bites. Bellamy seeks outside assistance in “Torn Apart,” putting him in conflict with Sheriff Fred, who has designs of his own.

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
Alicia is courted by a dashing entrepreneur (Nestor Carbonell) while serving jury duty in “The Deep Web.” At Lockhart Gardner, Diane counsels friends whose son is charged with peddling drugs over the internet.

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
In “First of His Name,” Cersei and Tywin conspire on their next play for power, Littlefinger and Sansa arrive at the Eyrie, Dany looks to future conquests, and Tommen is formally crowned (but does not, sadly, name Ser Pounce his Hand... Paw? Whatever). North of the Wall, Jon leads his band of (mostly) merry men to the mutineers’ camp.

9pm, Showtime
Nurse Jackie
A TV gig brings Coop and Carrie closer together in “Jungle Love,” while Jackie does her best to maintain distance from Frank. Elsewhere, Prentiss greets C-story favorite An Unexpected Visitor From the Past.

The Bletchley Circle
After winning back her freedom, Millie commits herself to helping the traffickers’ other victims in “Uncustomed Goods, Part 2.” But when the Circle discovers corruption permeating the vice squad, they must take a different approach to shutting down the odious operation.

10pm, AMC
Mad Men
Pete underestimates Peggy, which may take her stink-eye to a new level in what’s already been a tremendous season for Peggy Olson stink-eye. Meanwhile in “The Monolith,” Don reaches out to an old friend, Roger deals with domestic troubles, and SC&P rolls out the red carpet for a guest.

10pm, WGN America
“In Vain” finds Mary plotting next steps after she learns of the eyewitness to the witchy proceedings. Might that involve getting said eyewitness to write a 600-word recap of the events, punctuated by some pointed criticism and snarky remarks, for ye olde town circular?

10pm, HBO
Silicon Valley
Erlich enlists a graffiti artist to design a logo for Pied Piper in “Signaling Risk,” while Jared works to streamline the company’s operations and Richard crams for a critical live demo.

10:30pm, HBO
With Amy and Dan still gunning for the job of campaign manager, Selina meets with a big-shot strategist who may outpace them both. Meanwhile in “Fishing,” Sec. Maddox extends an invite to the Veep, Gary is waylaid by his shoulder injury, and the staff learns compromising details about Mike.


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