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TV This Week: April 28 - May 4: 'Savages' on Cinemax

April 24, 2013|By Matt Cooper
  • Salma Hayek stars in the 2012 thriller "Savages" on Cinemax.
Salma Hayek stars in the 2012 thriller "Savages" on Cinemax. (Francois Duhamel / Universal…)

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This week's TV Movies  


Have scarf, will time-travel: "Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited — The Fourth Doctor" salutes Tom Baker, whose 1970s-era stint on the show took that science fiction character to a whole new level of iconicity. 5 and 8 p.m. BBC America

It's all over but the vote-rigging, er, counting, in Peter's (Chris Noth) gubernatorial bid on the fourth-season finale of "The Good Wife." 9 p.m. CBS

Put down those oars and hang up that winged helmet, the quasi-historical drama "Vikings" reaches the end of its freshman season. 10 p.m. History


After the season-eight finale of "Bones," it's the first-season finale of "The Following." 8 and 9 p.m. Fox

The wife of a Florida billionaire decrees a stately mega-mansion just as the economy sours in the 2012 doc "The Queen of Versailles." 9 p.m. Bravo

Tom Hanks makes a splash, while Tom Cruise does something risky and Julia Roberts is sitting pretty in the special "Star Making Roles." 9 p.m. TVGN

The task of locating and identifying the remains of migrants who lost their lives in the harsh Arizona desert is examined in "The Undocumented" on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE

"The Big C: Hereafter" is the final chapter in this cancer-themed dramedy, now expanded to a full hour for the reminder of its run. Laura Linney stars. 10 p.m. Showtime


William Shatner boldy goes where Leonard Nimoy has gone before — hosting a show about strange phenomena — with the debut of "Weird or What?" 9 and 10 p.m. Syfy

If you're looking for "Grimm," you've found it. The supernatural drama moves to its new night and time. 10 p.m. NBC

Suffer the children: Filmmaker Marian Marzynski and other Holocaust survivors revisit the sites of former Jewish ghettos in Poland on a new "Frontline." 10 p.m. KOCE

You kiss your mother with that mouth? The new series "Inside Amy Schumer" showcases the comic-actress in a variety of off-color sketches. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


A horse is a horse, of course, of course … but the Lipizzaner stallion is a breed apart. The centuries-in-the-making tale of these exquisite equines is told on a new "Nature." 8 p.m. KOCE

"Zero Dark Thirty," for real: The new documentary "Manhunt" tracks the efforts of CIA agents and analysts to track down Osama bin Laden. 8 p.m. HBO

Jamie and Adam mark 10 years of leaving no myth unbusted by revisiting their first-ever test case in "MythBusters: Blast From the Past." 8 p.m. Discovery

The loose lips of German POWs betrayed military secrets that helped secure an Allied victory in WWII, as revealed on a new "Secrets of the Dead." 10 p.m. KOCE

"Harold & Kumar's" Kal Penn is master of cerebral ceremonies on "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius," a new competition for science and engineering types. 10 p.m. Discovery

Just sat "nyet": Our KGB comrades (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) try to stay one step ahead of the FBI as the 1980s-set espionage drama "The Americans" closes out its first season 10 p.m. FX


Bob? Bob Newhart? It's me …your agent. So listen, I got you a job.... No, just a guest spot … on "The Big Bang Theory." It's a sitcom, on your old network.... Yeah, nerds, that one. 8 p.m. CBS

Leslie (Amy Poehler) has been a city councilor for a year. Shouldn't they have renamed the show "City Council" by now? Nope, it's still "Parks and Recreation." The sitcom ends its fifth season. 9:30 p.m. NBC


To explore strange new worlds, astronomy and CGI animation will collide in the special "Alien Earths: Revealed." 9 p.m. National Geographic

The last time they saw Paris: Modern dance pioneer Paul Taylor and his illustrious troupe trip the light fantastic in the City of Light on "Great Performances." 9 p.m. KOCE

Stand-up comic and podcaster Marc Maron stars in "Maron," a new comedy about, um, a stand-up comic and podcaster named Marc Maron. 10 p.m. IFC


We don't follow hockey, literally — it moves way too fast for us. But even we've heard of the NHL legend at the center of the sports biography "Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story." Michael Shanks stars. 9 p.m. Hallmark

Cultures clash and Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt meet cute in director Lasse Hallström's 2011 drama/rom-com "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." Kristin Scott Thomas also stars. 9 p.m. Showtime

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's future self comes back to haunt him in the form of Bruce Willis in the better-than-the-trailer-made-it-look 2012 science fiction fable "Looper." Paul Dano, Piper Perabo and the aforementioned Emily Blunt also star. 9 p.m. Starz

Rogues' gallery: Salma Hayek, pictured, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Benicio del Toro and John Travolta star in Oliver Stone's 2012 thriller "Savages." 10 p.m. Cinemax

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