Sunday, May 19, 2013

TV This Week: Doctor Who Revisited, Mel Brooks

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The TV sweeps period ends this week; by the looks of things I would say that it's Wednesday. Next Sunday night Doctor Who Revisited is up to the Fifth Doctor. Lastly fans of Mel Brooks will want to watch American Masters Monday night.

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



The Simpsons, The Saga of Carl Carlson; Dangers on a Train. Fox, 8:00pm.
When Homer, Moe, Lenny, and Carl win $200,000 in the lottery, Carl takes the money and runs back to his homeland in Iceland; Marge meets a man after accidentally visiting a website for married people to arrange affairs on instead of a baking site.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Libya. CNN, 9:00pm.
Anthony Bourdain explores the aftermath of the civil war that toppled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, looking at cultural surprises such as Italian restaurants and Arabic-speaking rappers who returned home to fight the powers that be.

Mad Men, The Crash. AMC, 10:00pm.
Don is unable to conduct his regular business due to an unexpected visitor that manages to disrupt his life; while struggling to come up with a worthy idea for a campaign, Peggy attempts to find something to inspire her.



American Masters, Mel Brooks. PBS, 9:00pm.
The life and career of American entertainer and filmmaker Mel Brooks are explored as never-before-told stories are shared and actor Matthew Broderick, actor Nathan Lane, actress Joan Rivers, and other friends and colleagues are interviewed. 1½ hrs.

Revolution, Clue. NBC, 10:00pm.
While Nora is held captive and savagely tortured within inches of her life, Monroe learns about Rachel's plan to infiltrate the Tower, though he is unaware of how far her scheme truly goes; Miles is determined to find a murder in among the team.

Bates Motel, Midnight. A&E, 10:00pm.
Sheriff Romero decides that it is finally time for him to take action; Norman anticipates his date with Emma when he asks to take her to the school dance; Miss Watson assists Norman by giving him a ride back to the motel.



Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, Created Equal. PBS, 9:00pm.
As the 14th Amendment is examined, a look is taken at the Declaration of Independence's inclusion of the idea that all men were equal and the 75 years and bloody war it took before the right of equality was included in the Constitution.



Modern Family, Goodnight Gracie. ABC, 9:00pm.
Claire helps Phil with Grace's last wish for Frank and the kids reflect on the presents left to them; Gloria faces an outstanding arrest warrant; Cam fits right in with an elderly women's group; Jay runs into an important person from his past.















Doctor Who Revisited, The Fifth Doctor. BBC America, 8:00pm.
A detailed look is taken at earlier seasons of the iconic television show Doctor Who, a phenomenon that is still popular after 50 years, featuring The Fifth Doctor, played by Peter Davison, and his foes, the Cybermen and Master. 3 hrs.

Mad Men, The Better Half. AMC, 10:00pm.
Roger continues to have the same dream every night and becomes concerned about the repetition; Joan takes some time off from the agency in order to enjoy the beach, which results in an interesting outing for the beautiful Ms. Harris.


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