Sunday, April 14, 2013

TV This Week: Parts Unknown, Defiance, Central Park 5

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The list of shows I want to watch is getting quite long, I may have to trim a few shows. Two new shows this week and a PBS special. Parts Unknown is Anthony Bourdain new travel show Sunday nights on CNN. Defiance is a science fiction show on Syfy that I know absolutely nothing about, I just saw it recently in the TV listings. The Central Park Five is not some new music group, they were falsely convicted of a sensational crime in 1980s.

So what shows would I stop watching? The most likely to be dropped by me would be Revolution and Body of Proof.

These are the TV shows I plan on watching this week. Most of them I will watch by DVR or OnDemand. All times ET.



60 Minutes. CBS, 7:00pm.
Scheduled: Lara Logan joins African soldiers and their U.S. military advisors as they search for Joseph Kony; an interview with Cy Young winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey; Marfa, Texas, a cultural stew of cowboys and artists mixing it up in a small town.

The Simpsons, What Animated Women Want. Fox, 8:00pm.
Homer must attempt to save his marriage when Marge becomes fed up with his behavior; after watching "A Streetcar Named Desire" Milhouse decides to take on a Marlon Brando-inspired bad boy attitude to try and attract Lisa.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Myanmar. CNN, 9:00pm.
* * * Series Premiere * * * Host Anthony Bourdain has wanted to go to Myanmar, formerly Burma, for many years but was prevented by the country's government; a recent relaxation of control makes it possible for him to visit one of the most beautiful areas in Asia.

Mad Men, The Collaborators. AMC, 10:00pm.
Don struggles to form a good relationship with a client who threatens to affect the campaign they are working on; Pete does what he can to make a good impression on a guest; Peggy is left to tend to an unmotivated staff.

Vikings, A King's Ransom. History, 10:00pm.
Searching for a ransom in exchange for peace, Ragnar Lothbrok sets sail with three Viking ships destined for eastern England's heart of power, the Royal Villa of King Aelle, but the king has his own plans for the marauders.



The Following, Havenport. Fox, 9:00pm.
A local police department is brought into the case, and when Roderick's role as sherrif is called into question, he makes a decision that threatens Joey's safety; Ryan goes against the FBI in order to try and gain the trust of one of the followers.

Defiance, Pilot. Syfy, 9:00pm.
After aliens seeking a new homeland fight a war with the Earth, a former soldier returns to his old home of St. Louis to find it transformed into a battered refugee camp where humans and aliens coexist more or less peacefully despite dangers. Note: I'm not sure this will be on OnDemand or not, if it is then I will try and watch it.

Revolution, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. NBC, 10:00pm.
When Neville mysteriously vanishes and his son, Jason, is left to make a big decision, Monroe is stricken with paranoia while Miles strengthens his bond with Charlie and suddenly begins experiencing romantic attractions to both Rachel and Nora.

Bates Motel, Ocean View. A&E, 10:00pm.
While Norman and Emma continue to look for clues after the recent events, they are only lead to an even more shocking discovery, he pursues Bradley and desperately wants Norma to come home after she leaves to seek much needed help.



Body of Proof, Disappearing Act. ABC, 10:00pm.
A rich investment fund manager stands trial for scamming his investors out of billion dollars, but he is kidnapped outside the courthouse, and later a video surfaces of the man being killed; Megan gets closer to the truth about her father.

The Central Park Five, special, documentary. PBS, 9:00pm.
Five African-American and Latino teenagers are falsely accused of raping a white woman in Central Park, but after being convicted and spending over six years in prison, the real rapist confesses to the crime he committed in the 1989 case.



Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites, Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest. CBS, 8:00pm.
A debilitating accident may mean the end of the line for one castaway, meanwhile everyone is forced to scramble and possibly turn on one another at the latest Tribal Council after an unexpected bomb is dropped; only 10 participants remain.

The Americans, Covert War. FX, 10:00pm.
Elizabeth is left greatly affected after learning of shocking events that have occurred back in her home country, which leads to her aggressively trying to convince Phillip to take on a dangerous mission with her that could jeopardize their cover.



Sweet Smell of Success, 1957 movie. ThisTV, 8:00pm.
A despotic Broadway columnist, who uses his press power to destroy friends and foes, becomes determined to prevent his sister from marrying a jazz musician, so he hires an unscrupulous press agent to break up the affair. Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Sam Levene, and Barbara Nichols.







Doctor Who, Hide. BBC America, 8:00pm.
The Doctor and Clara find themselves in the haunted Caliburn House, where a ghost-hunting professor and a psychic hunt for a spirit known as the Witch of the Well, but The Doctor wonders if the apparition is really a ghost.



Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Los Angeles (Koreatown). CNN, 9:00pm.
No information available at time of publication.

Mad Men, To Have and To Hold. AMC, 10:00pm.
The heads of the agency decide to make a strategic move to keep a new campaign under wraps from the rest of the staff and others in the industry; Joan gets a visit from an old friend but the reunion causes some tension for her and her new life.

Vikings, Sacrifice. History, 10:00pm.
Anguished over the death of their unborn son, mixed emotions follow Ragnar and Lagertha on the traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank their gods, and Athelstan's Christian faith is put to the test during the Vikings' sacrifice ritual.


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