Television gets morbid this week, thanks to the debuts of Deadbeat and Fargo. Maybe the return of Mad Men will lighten the mood? Here’s what else is on TV this week.
Wednesday, April 9
Deadbeat — Tyler Labine stars in this Hulu comedy about a guy who can see ghosts and tries to complete their unfinished business. Think of it as The Ghost Whisperer for the slacker set. It doesn’t look great, but Cat Deeley is involved so it can’t be the worst. The full series drops today, and Mooch will have some opinions later this week.
Susan Boyle: Her Secret Struggle — This documentary follows the unlikely international singing sensation as she prepares for a tour following her diagnosis with Asperger’s Syndrome. That…sounds really interesting, actually. The doc debuts on Ovation at 10pm.
Saturday, April 12
Orphan Black: The Cloneversation — Yay! Orphan Black season two is almost here! This preview special features the cast chatting about season one, what’s next for the clones in season two, and mugging from Patton Oswalt and Wil Wheaton.1 The special airs at 8pm on BBC America.
Sunday, April 13
2014 MTV Movie Awards — Conan O’Brien hosts the annual celebration of what teenagers think is cool at the movies. I’m expecting a sweep for Philomena. Voting is still open for the categories, so click the link and cast your ballot. The festivities begin at 9pm.
Mad Men — As if Sunday TV isn’t crowded enough, Mad Men returns for the first half of its final season. I hope you are looking forward to seven weeks of navel gazing in the TV blogosphere! My approach: Peggy is actually Mary Richards before she changed her name and moved to Minneapolis.2 The season premiere airs at 10pm on AMC.
Tuesday, April 15
Fargo — FX has used the Coen brothers’ 1996 film Fargo as source material for a 10-episode series starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. And Kate Walsh. And Bob Odenkirk. And…wow, this has an amazing cast. See if “Minnesota Nice” works for you at 10pm.