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Wednesday, April 23

  • The Americans

    ''Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) has always been the more conflicted half of the kick-butt KGB couple, but after the accidental death of a civilian in this episode, the simmering operative finally boils over like borscht in an unattended pot.''

  • Modern Family

    ''They've already taken a jaunt to Las Vegas this season, and in this episode, they're soaking up the sun in Australia.''

  • Flipping Out

    ''Interior design? Boring. Interior design by always sassy Jeff Lewis? Worth flipping (ha!) the channel to.''

  • Ali G: Rezurection

    ''Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G learns about womens' rights in this episode, so we may be looking at him as the feminist movement's new leader. Scarier things have happened.''

Thursday, April 24

  • Season Finale

    Parks and Recreation

    ''In the sixth season finale, Leslie (Amy Phoeler), Ben (Adam Scott), and Andy (Chris Pratt) make their way to San Francisco for a National Parks Conference''

  • Bad Teacher

    ''Based on the movie, but without Justin Timberlake. So is it even worth it?''

  • Vikings

    ''Together the men march towards King Ecbert's villa, blissfully unaware of what awaits them.''

  • Black Box

    ''This drama about a bipolar neurologist named Dr. Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly) dreams of being House, but the exposition-packed pilot at times resembles Rob Corddry's medical spoof Childrens Hospital.''

Friday, April 25

  • The Writers' Room

    ''What does it take to make The Walking Dead? Other than a tanker of fake blood, of course.''

  • Last Man Standing

    ''Ryan wants Boyd to enter a mutton-busting contest to help build his confidence (by being thrown off a walking sweater?).''

  • Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

    ''Profile of the pimp, author, and lettuce fan (possibly).''

  • I Found the Gown

    ''Okay, folks, we can all stop looking for the damn thing!''

Saturday, April 26

  • The Real History of Science Fiction

    ''Space. The final frontier. And the subject of this week's episode. With Nichelle Nichols. That is all.''

  • My Cat From Hell

    ''Animal behaviorist Jackson Galaxy tries to solve conflicts between cats and their owners. With a name like Jackson Galaxy, how can he fail?''

  • Starving in Suburbia

    ''Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness) and Laura Wiggins (Shameless) star in this TV movie about a teenage dancer who becomes anorexic.''

  • Ghost Adventures

    ''Not going on your own adventure this Saturday evening? Then tag along with some ghost hunters — you won't get a hangover, but you may get a sleepless night. You win some, you lose some.''

Sunday, April 27

  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

    ''After years as a Daily Show correspondent — including a celebrated stint last summer as Jon Stewart's fill-in — how will John Oliver host a weekly news program? However he wants, thank you very much.''

  • Call the Midwife

    ''Set in 1959 London, this series follows a troop of lady nurses as they struggle to keep up helping all of the many, many pregnant women in their town through their births.''

  • The Good Wife

    ''Will Gardner may be gone forever (rest in peace), but the guy who played him is directing this episode so it's kind of like having him back, right? Right?''

  • Silicon Valley

    ''Two words: Toga party. And they're not even in college!''

Monday, April 28

  • The Following

    ''When your first season ends with a double stabbing involving two series regulars and the possible death of your main villain, how do you close out your sophomore year''

  • Bones

    ''A man's wishing-well wish comes true — if his wish was to be found dead in a well.''

  • Mike & Molly

    ''A drunken hook-up between Carl (Reno Wilson) and Victoria (Katy Mixon) causes the titular couple to quarrel.''

  • None of the Above

    ''In the second of tonight's shows we find out what happens when you electrocute a melon. (You get sued by Gallagher?)''

Tuesday, April 29

  • Faking It

    ''Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk) are best pals who, through a misunderstanding, become the most popular gals in their Austin high school when they're mistaken for a lesbian couple (in tonight's episode, they're crowned homecoming queens).''

  • New Girl

    ''Jess (Zooey Deschanel) enlists the gang to help her chaperone a school dance. A school dance's chaperone line-up has never been so attractive!''

  • Supernatural

    ''Sam and Dean investigate a case in Chicago and discover that the place is being run by monsters. So all those mobster movies were the result of a misprint?''

  • Celebrities Undercover

    ''Rap star Lil' Kim changes her appearance to the point where she becomes completely unrecognizable. Yep, again.''

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