Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? April 16 – 22

This week’s highlights includes the return of Emily’s Revengenda, pregnancy scares, a Fringe tradition, and a new show about the Vice President of the United States.

Monday April 16th

How I Met Your Mother (8pm): Just as Ted starts to settle into his new apartment alone, Barney tries to entice him into going out every single night. Meanwhile, Lily has a naughty dream about someone other than Marshall, and Robin finally becomes a famous news anchor in.

Hart Of Dixie (9pm): Am I the only person that watches this show? Zoe makes a romantic connection with one of her patients, Jesse (guest star Justin Hartley), and accepts his invitation to lunch.  Lemon agrees to let Magnolia plan her bachelorette party as long as she follows Lemon’s strict instructions, but Magnolia has some more “interesting” plans in store for her big sister.  Wade plans a hunting trip for George’s bachelor party, while George continues to wonder if he actually saw what he thinks he saw.

Castle (10pm): With tensions rising with Beckett, Castle finds himself a new partner — Detective Ethan Slaughter (guest star Adam Baldwin), a tough and colorful cop from the city’s gang unit. But Castle gets more than he bargained for when Slaughter shows him a grittier side of police work that puts Castle in the line of fire like never before.

Tuesday April 17th

Glee (8pm): New Directions takes it back to the ‘70s with a little disco in “Saturday Night Glee-ver.” Plus, Glee Project finalist Alex Newell makes his debut. Songs Include “Stayin’ Alive”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Disco Inferno”, “Night Fever”, and “Boogie Shoes”.

NCIS (8pm): After a warehouse fire compromises Navy documents and poses a threat to national security, the NCIS team joins the Baltimore PD’s investigation, bringing Tony face-to-face with a figure from his past.  Friday Night Lights Gaius Charles guests stars as an arson investigator who was saved from a burning building as a young boy by none other than DiNozzo, who was still working for Baltimore PD at the time.

New Girl (8:30pm): Jess babysits Russell’s (Dermot Mulroney) daughter for the weekend and meets his ex-wife (guest star Jeanne Tripplehorn), and Cece and Schmidt have a little pregnancy scare. 

Ringer (9pm): SEASON FINALE! Bridget realizes she needs to tell Andrew the truth about who she really is before the vow renewal. Meanwhile, Henry decides whether he should tell Bridget the truth about Siobhan.

Wednesday April 18th

Modern Family (9pm): Claire delicately helps Luke cope with the fact that his friend and their old neighbor, Walt, has passed in “The Last Walt.” Meanwhile, Phil takes Alex for some father-daughter bonding time, Haley throws an unauthorized party, and Jay and Gloria go over to Mitch and Cam’s to have dinner with Cam’s father, Merle. It’s an awkward evening — to say the least.

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 (9:30pm): Dating is awkward enough, but when you add Chloe (Krysten Ritter) into the mix, it grows tenfold, which June (Dreama Walker) learns the hard way when she begrudgingly allows Chloe to set her up.  Meanwhile, James Van Der Beek teaches an acting class but can’t seem to escape his Dawson persona.

REVENGE!!! (10pm): My obsession finally returns with “Doubt“.  Daniel’s imprisonment sends Victoria to depths that no one thought possible, and Jack’s search for Amanda grows more desperate as he comes under suspicion for murder. Also, the secret lover (guest star James Purefoy) that Victoria had long before Conrad and David, comes back into her life with the potential to create a huge problem.

Thursday April 19th

Community (8pm): When the biology final exam is postponed, in “Virtual Systems Analysis,” Jeff encourages everyone to join him for a three-hour lunch, but Annie convinces Abed to let her spend some time with him in the dreamatorium instead.

The Vampire Diaries (8pm): In the all-new “Heart of Darkness,” Elena and Damon set off together to make sure Jeremy is safe in Denver, and Stefan and Klaus both go to brutal extremes on their search for the missing weapon.

Grey’s Anatomy (9pm):The doctors work on a Jane Doe, who turns out to be the subject of a case that gained national interest; Cristina proves to be the highest in demand as the residents begin their interviews for post-residency positions at prospective hospitals; and Richard is faced with an unsettling realization when he visits Adele at Rose Ridge.

The Office (9pm): Andy returns from his romantic quest to find his manhood in jeopardy. As he and Nellie duke it out over the manager’s chair, co-workers share unwelcome advice on how to… perform. Meanwhile, Kelly is torn between the perfect man (guest star Sendhil Ramamurthty) and not-so-perfect Ryan.

Parks And Recreation (9:30pm): When Leslie finds out that Parks Department budget is about to be cut in “Live Ammo,” she convinces Councilman Pillner (guest star Bradley Whitford) to make the cuts elsewhere, which causes unexpected problems for her campaign. Meanwhile, Chris takes Ron to his favorite meditation center.

Scandal (10pm): The team reluctantly decides to help a millionaire’s son accused of rape, and Olivia (Kerry Washington) insists on taking Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil) as a client, but is unable to put her own past with the President behind her when Amanda’s first request is a meeting with the man himself.

Friday April 20th

Nikita (8pm): Percy springs Nicholas Brandt (guest star Rick Ravanello), a man Nikita once captured, from jail.  Brandt captures and tortures her, forcing Nikita to face a side of herself she thought she had long buried.  As if that’s not enough, Percy continues to play mind games with Michael , Alex, and Sean, pushing one of them to the brink of death.

Grimm (9pm): While investigating a string of murders in, Nick and Hank learn that their suspect’s crime wave began overseas.  When Nick discovers the suspect (guest star Neil Hopkins) is being harbored by none other than Monroe and Rosalee (guest star Bree Turner), he realizes he’s hunting the hunted, a freedom fighter trying desperately to escape the clutches of a creature bounty hunter (guest star Sebastian Roche).

Fringe (9pm): The FRINGE tradition of a mind-bending 19th episode continues as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle. There is a series of teasers, “April 20th Is The Nineteenth” that has been showing up online, each with blurry images, hidden messages, and some dialogue teases. Each ends with “No” followed by flashes of words such as “hope,” “joy,” and “freedom.” Check out the teasers here.

Sunday April 22nd

Game of Thrones (9pm): Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, while Tyrion and Bronn scramble to temper the king’s cruelty.  Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters.  Dany and her exhausted khalasar arrive at the gates of Qarth, a prosperous city with strong walls and rulers who greet her outside them.  Tyrion coerces a queen’s man into being his eyes and ears.  Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain,” Gregor Clegane.  Davos must revert to his old ways and smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

The Killing (9pm): Sarah receives a message from the dead that may shed light on the identity of Rosie’s killer, and Richmond has grave doubts about his future in politics.]

Nurse Jackie (9pm): Jackie leaves rehab after two weeks. But, back at work, she finds that sobriety has softened her and a fellow nurse offers temptation.

Mad Men (10pm): Peggy is rattled by a particularly difficult pitch, Don visits a potential client, and The Madison Avenue drama continues.

Veep (10pm): In the series premiere of this comedy about the public and private lives of U.S. vice president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her staff, the office goes into damage control mode to deal with a pair of gaffes that could tarnish Selina’s already suspect reputation.

Girls (10:30pm): An appointment at a women’s clinic doesn’t go according to Marnie’s detailed plans in “Vagina Panic,” mostly because Jessa will find any reason not to show up.

What are you going to watch this week?

7 Replies to “Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? April 16 – 22”

  1. My problem is trying to find the time to watch all my favorite shows, write, do activities with the grandkids and keep up with my anti-human trafficking duties. I do love NCIS, Grim, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Game of Throwns and my all time favorite, True Blood. I’ll be watching Veep because Julia Louis-Dreyfus is me in an alternate universe.

      1. The only problem, when I do have free time I’m writing or I’m thinking of what to post on my next blog or I’m trying to do research for my stories and I usually fall asleep during the shows. Not enough time in the day, darn.

  2. Here’s a little reminder for Private Practice fans – the show moves to Tuesday nights for the remainder of the season starting tonight!

  3. I adore Parks and Recreation, The Office, Grimm, The Voice, Mad Men and HBO’s new show, Girls. That’s why as soon as DISH announced that they would launch a whole-home HD DVR with a 2-terabyte memory I was one of their first employees in line to get one of my own. Now I don’t have a hard time getting all of the shows I wanted to watch recorded, and I can stop and start them on any one of my TVs. Even though I may run behind on episodes (because free time is hard to come by) they’re still all there for me and my little archive has definitely come in handy while I wait for these April showers to pass.

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