Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? April 9 – 15

This week’s highlights include Matt Bomer singing, a major Justified finale, and the return of James Van Der Beek!

Monday April 9th

Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener (7pm): Toronto will try to build on a successful opening series when it welcomes the winless Boston Red Sox for Monday night’s opener of a three-game set at Rogers Centre.  Henderson Alvarez, who turns 22 on April 18th, will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays at the highly anticipated game. Let’s Go Blue Jays!

How I Met Your Mother (8pm): Ted, Marshall and Barney embark on another “trilogy time,” where they get together every three years to watch the “Star Wars” trilogy and envision what their lives will be like in another three years. Meanwhile Barney and Quinn move in together.

Being Human (9pm):  In the Season 2 finale. Aidan, Josh and Sally each face down their demons in search of love and redemption — with fatal consequences.

Hart Of Dixie (9pm): My guilty pleasure show finally returns after a month hiatus. Zoe’s dad arrives in Bluebell to operate on George’s father.  Meanwhile, Lemon tries to bond with Zoe so that Zoe will keep mum about Lemon’s fling with Lavon; and Wade and Shelley face off in a cocktail contest honoring the Rammer Jammer’s anniversary.

Tuesday April 10th

Glee (8pm): Blaine’s elder brother Cooper Anderson (played by the beautiful, talented, charming Matt Bomer), a Hollywood actor, comes to Lima for a visit, and while in town gives an acting masterclass to New Directions.  The members of the glee club do “senior ditch day” at an amusement park.  Also, the fate of Quinn is revealed. Watch the video to see the full cover of Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” performed by Darrin Criss and Matt Bomer.

New Girl (9pm):  A nervous Jess invites Russell (Dermot Mulroney) to spend a weekend at the loft, and he ends up getting along a little too well with the guys.  Meanwhile, Winston starts working for a radio shock jock and meets basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (as himself); and Nick works on an invention from his Idea Notebook.

Ringer (9pm): Catherine’s plan to drive Andrew and Bridget, posing as Siobhan, apart unravels. Agent Machado discovers Catherine wanted to kill Siobhan all along and rushes to intercept her before it is too late. Meanwhile, Siobhan’s plan to help Henry backfires when the main witness suddenly dies.

Justified (10pm): After a friend’s murder, a raging Raylan goes after everyone he holds responsible for it, leading up to a final showdown in the Season 3 finale.

Wednesday April 11th

Modern Family (9pm): The big day arrives in “Election Day,” and the whole family rallies for some last-minute campaigning: Mitch and Cam ride around in a “Vote for Claire” mobile, everyone mans phones at the Dunphy house, and Claire gives a few interviews — with some technical difficulties.

Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 (9:30pm): In the series premiere, June (Dreama Walker) moves to Manhattan for a dream job and the perfect company apartment, only to have them disappear in a puff of reality, thanks to a CEO from the Bernie Madoff school of embezzlement.  Deep in debt and out on the streets, June scrambles to land a job and a place to live.  It seems that her luck has turned when she gets hired at a coffee shop and finds Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a charming, vivacious roommate — but with the morals of a pirate.  Chloe soon swindles June out of all her savings, but she and her snarky friend, James Van Der Beek (playing himself), come to learn that, just because June’s naive, she isn’t stupid.

Law & Order: SVU (10pm): A closed rape case of Benson’s is reopened because of its similarities to a new case, and the possibility of wrongful imprisonment surfaces.  As Benson’s work is questioned, tension develops between her, ADA Haden and Bayard Ellis.

Thursday April 12

Community (8pm): Annie, Troy and Abed try to help Britta avoid an old flame (played by Kirk Fox) who has returned to town, while Jeff and Shirley set out to catch a glimpse of the mystery man. Elsewhere, Laybourne turns to Dean Pelton for help with his pursuit of Troy.

Grey’s Anatomy (9pm): Cristina presses Owen for details of his affair; chief-for-a-day Mark clashes with Richard over a surgery; Callie deems Meredith ready for the boards, while the other residents fret about them; Callie, Arizona and Bailey plan a ladies’ night for Teddy.

The Office (9pm): Robert presses the staffers to throw a welcome party for Nellie, but the party planners try to sabotage the bash.  Meanwhile, Andy and Erin rehearse how Andy will break up with Jessica.

Scandal (10pm): With Pope & Associates’ newest client, D.C. Madam Sharon Marquette, under investigation in “Dirty Little Secrets,” the team needs to do everything possible to keep her client list under wraps. The list is literally a Who’s Who of D.C. influentials — and while it’s Olivia’s job to protect her client, she finds herself protecting a lot more than just the madam.

Friday April 13th

Grimm (9pm): Nick and Juliette join Hank for dinner, where Nick discovers Hank’s mystery date is none other than Adalind (guest star Claire Coffee), the same Hexenbiest who tried to kill Aunt Marie. Meanwhile, Captain Renard takes matters into his own hands when a visit from foreign representatives of his royal bloodline threatens his position.

Fringe (9pm): Walter goes to the alternate universe to help with the probe of a Fringe event that affects both worlds. Meanwhile, David Robert Jones makes his next target known.

Saturday April 14th

Saturday Night Live (11:30pm): Josh Brolin hosts. Musical guest is Gotye.

Sunday April 15th

Game of Thrones (9pm): At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage.  Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.

The Killing (9pm): Sarah and Holder identify the mystery man with the tattoo while Jamie attempts to enlist Gwen’s help and Stan learns his past may have come back to haunt him.

Nurse Jackie (9pm): In treatment, Jackie’s reluctant to open up about the start of her addiction. Cruz wants to make the hospital over into a trauma center with a helipad. Akalitus tries to readjust to being back on the floor as a nurse, while the other nurses feel torn about Quantum Bay’s corporate swag.

Mad Men (10pm): Lane makes an interesting friend; Pete plays host to an assortment of guests.

Girls (10:30pm): In the series premiere of this Judd Apatow-produced comedy about twentysomething women navigating their way through life in New York, Hannah (Lena Dunham) swings and misses at two curves when her parents rescind their financial support and she loses her unpaid internship.

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