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TV This Week, April 13-19: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America

April 11, 2014|By Matt Cooper
  • Tatiana Maslany stars in the science fiction drama "Orphan Black" on BBC America.
Tatiana Maslany stars in the science fiction drama "Orphan Black"… (Steve Wilkie / BBC America )

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This week's TV Movies


An all-day salute to the late Mickey Rooney includes the 1938 classic "Boys Town." 5 p.m. TCM

Quien es mas macho: Channing Tatum or Mark Wahlberg? No matter, as both gents will be getting honors at the "2014 MTV Movie Awards." 9 p.m. MTV and VH1

"Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers" revisits the chaotic aftermath of last year's attack on the Boston Marathon. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Edie Falco clocks in for a sixth season as "Nurse Jackie," and David Duchovny kicks off a final season of "Californication." 9 and 9:30 p.m. Showtime

Those code-breaking gal pals are back in the crime-solving business on the return of "The Bletchley Circle." 10 p.m. KOCE

It's the beginning of the beginning of the end — the end of the end coming 2015 — when "Mad Men" returns for the first half of its final season. 10 p.m. AMC

"The Newsroom's" Olivia Munn is among the celebs who'll be playing journalist for real in the new documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously." 10 p.m. Showtime


Lindsay Lohan guest stars as a befuddled bride-to-be on "2 Broke Girls." 8 p.m. CBS

If you like "Game of Thrones" but wish it had more robots, then "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" might be just the show for you. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Syfy

"Independent Lens" recalls boxing great Muhammad Ali's controversial stance as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. 10 p.m. KOCE


"NCIS" tackles the topic of sexual assault in the military. Kelli Williams guest stars. 8 p.m. CBS

Bob Newhart, Jerry Seinfeld and others who made the leap from "Standup to Sitcom" are spotlighted on "Pioneers of Television." 8 p.m. KOCE

Do youth sports put kids at risk for serious injury? That is the question on "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee." 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

Four score and something-something-something.... See if students can recite more of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address than we can in "The Address." 9 p.m. KOCE

Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt and Martin Freeman — but not Steve Buscemi — star in "Fargo," a new drama based on the Coen brothers' 1996 crime tale. 10 p.m. FX


"Nova" continues its look "Inside Animal Minds," and "Your Inner Fish" would like to introduce you to "Your Inner Reptile." 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE

Knock off with the knock-offs already! The lucrative trade in counterfeit fashions and luxury goods is examined on a new episode of "Revealing." 9 p.m. Sundance Channel

"Growing Pains'" Alan Thicke goes the reality-TV route in the new unscripted series "Unusually Thicke." 10 p.m. TVGN


Isiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman are among the "Bad Boys" reminiscing about the glory days of the Detroit Pistons in this new documentary on "30 for 30." 5 p.m. ESPN

With its fifth-season finale, "Community" edges ever closer — fingers crossed — to fulfilling that "six seasons and a movie" prophecy. 8 p.m. NBC

Vote early and vote often! It's Election Day on the third-season finale of "Scandal." 10 p.m. ABC


J.M. Barrie's most famous creation takes flight once again in "Peter Pan From the Milwaukee Ballet." 9 p.m. KOCE

How do they keep "Scandal" so, um, scandalous? Find out on the return of "The Writers' Room" hosted by "Community's' Jim Rash. 9 p.m. Sundance

No conspiracy theories, just an account of that dark day in Dallas in 1963 when JFK was assassinated, in the 2013 drama "Parkland." Paul Giamatti stars. 9 p.m. Starz


Moses (Charlton Heston) lays down the law in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments." 7 p.m. ABC

Gaps in the gospel record of the life of Christ are explored in "The Jesus Mysteries." 7 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Oh, grow up! Liam James, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell star in the 2013 coming-of-age fable "The Way, Way Back." 7:15 p.m. HBO

Whoopi Goldberg is unlikely to be getting her groove back any time soon in the TV movie "A Day Late and a Dollar Short." 8 p.m. Lifetime

Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany star in the sophomore-season premiere of the clone-tastic science fiction drama "Orphan Black." 9 p.m. BBC America

Kristy Swanson tries to prove she's not too cool for school in the TV movie "A Lesson in Romance." Scott Grimes also stars. 9 p.m. Hallmark

"Billy Crystal 700 Sundays" is a filmed version of the actor-comic's autobiographical one-man Broadway show. 9 p.m. HBO

"Firefly's" Nathan Fillion and "Battlestar Galactica's" Edward James Olmos are among those expounding on "The Real History of Science Fiction." 10 p.m. BBC America

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