Sunday TV: Penny Dreadful Series Premiere, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife & More

by Jason the TVaholic on May 11, 2014

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News & Notes

Get The Good Wife S.5 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has the third season finales of Once Upon a Time and Revenge and NBC has the miniseries premiere of Rosemary’s Baby.

Over on cable, Bravo has The Real Housewives of Atlanta special, Discovery Channel has an Alaska: The Last Frontier special, Food Network has the second season premiere of Guy’s Grocery Games special, OWN has the fourth season premiere of Oprah’s Master Class, Showtime has the series premiere of Penny Dreadful, and Spike TV has the third season finale of Bar Rescue.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. David and Mary Margaret are celebrating giving their son a name with a party at Granny’s. The season finale follows.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia deals with the fallout of a client’s comments that could cause problems for a billion dollar merger. Diane and Louis Canning end up on opposite sides of a case. Eli learns something.

Silicon Valley (HBO): New. The team hires a hacker. Jared attempts to get Peter Gregory’s signature. Dinesh deals with a dilemma. Plays again later.
Veep (HBO): New. Selina has a new personal trainer that her staff and family don’t like. Catherine attempts to protect her mother from a protester. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Marge decides that she no longer needs to make new friends until she hears Lisa believes the same thing. Runs 30 minutes.

Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Stannis and Davos head out to sea. Dany has some meetings. Tyrion deals with his trial. Plays again later.

Penny Dreadful (Showtime): Series Premiere. A woman and an adventure bring on a sharp-shooter and a doctor to investigate the disappearance of someone close to them. Plays again later. This is a very compelling mishmash of historical drama and famous literary characters with a twist of horror/suspense. I’ve seen the first two and I’m onboard for the entire eight episode first season run. Tonight is the last night of the free Showtime weekend.

Other Options

  • Devious Maids (Lifetime): New. Marisol gets suspicious. Evelyn attempts to get Adrian out of the house. Carmen gets a new job. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): New. Jane takes the case of a transgender student. Grayson works a murder case. Stacy isn’t used to being showered with gifts. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Mad Men (AMC): New. Don deals with someone from his past. Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem. Runs 64 minutes. Plays again later.
  • The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane and Lisbon attempt to save some more kidnapping victims. Lisbon continues to think about moving with Agent Pike. CBS announced last week that the show has been renewed for a seventh season.
  • Once Upon a Time (ABC): Season Finale. Hook and Emma end up in the enchanted forest, but in the past and must work to not change anything as they look for a way back home. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Revenge (ABC): Season Finale. Emily and Victoria go full out at each other. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has an NBA Playoffs game today.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball MLB action tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • MLB Network has a game today.
  • NBC has final round coverage of The Players Championship golf tournament.
  • TNT has an NBA Playoffs game tonight.

Sunday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Five episodes early.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
Law & Order (TNT): Six episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 14 episodes.
Leverage (ION): Has 10 episodes.

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