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April 1, 2014: What’s On TV Tonight?

The Story of the Jews PBS

What’s on TV tonight? A Johnny Depp movie I’ve never seen! I know – that’s just crazy. It’s “Secret Window” on Starz at 7:20. Also, more March Madness, The Story of the Jews on PBS, Part II of NCIS: Crescent City (read Dianne Lodder’s recap of Part 1), and the Season 5 finale of Cougar Town. Here’s the rundown.


Secret Window | starts at: 7:20 | STARZ
Suffering from writer’s block, an unstable author is accused of plagiarism.


Amish Mafia: The Devil’s Cut | DSC
The Bear
Levi puts Alvin in charge; Merlin negotiates with a powerful Amish leader; and Esther confronts Levi in Atlantic City.

Dance Moms | LIFE
Decisions Decisions (Choreographer’s Cut)
Enhanced episode includes additional dance scenes. Abby decides whether to make Kalani a member of the dance company. Meanwhile, Cathy takes over the reigns to choreograph her Candy Apples in hopes of finally beating Abby’s girls.

Glee | FOX
New New York
Glee-club alumni members are followed in New York City several months after leaving New Directions: Blaine and Sam move in with Kurt; Artie struggles to get around Manhattan; Rachel settles into the life of a Broadway star; and Mercedes moves to NYC to work on her album.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | ABC
End of the Beginning
The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents close in on the Clairvoyant with help from Garrett and Triplett. Meanwhile, they must contend with their former ally Mike Peterson, now reborn as the cyborg Deathlok.

NBA Basketball: Rockets at Nets | TNT
Rockets at Nets
Houston at Brooklyn. The Rockets shoot for their 15th straight win in this series after blasting Brooklyn 114-95 on Nov. 29. Chandler Parsons shot 6-for-6 from beyond the arc en route to 21 points.

Crescent City “Part II”
Conclusion. A copycat of the Privileged Killer is hunted in New Orleans.

The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama | PBS
A Leap of Faith
The Enlightenment era, when Jews integrated into mainstream European life, is recalled. One area that proved fruitful: music, as exemplified by the careers of composers Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn. The integration stirred up ancient prejudices, however, which were often cloaked by romantic nationalism and pseudo-science. Included: the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, which led Theodor Herzl to conclude that Jews needed a homeland in order to be free of persecution.

The Voice | NBC
The Battles, Round 2 Continues
The battle round continues. Coldplay singer Chris Martin serves as an adviser.


Disney Mickey Mouse | starts at: 8:45 | DISXD
Yodelberg; Sleepwalkin’; Gasp!
Mickey tries to climb a snowy mountain to reach Minnie’s chalet; Mickey watches over Goofy when he starts sleepwalking; Mickey tries to save his pet fish after a pesky cat causes the fishbowl to break.


19 Kids and Counting | TLC
A Duggar Says Yes
In the season premiere, Jessa and Ben’s courtship becomes official, but the Duggar boys have a few questions for their potential future brother-in-law. Later, Jessa visits Ben’s hometown and goes on a double date with his parents.

Amish Mafia | DSC
Doppel Leben
Levi returns to Lancaster in a rage; Esther has a scary encounter.

Dance Moms | LIFE
Family Comes First
Abby leaves the girls and moms at a competition in order to take care of her sick mother. Meanwhile, the impending arrival of a new team looms over Abby’s original squad.

Face Off | Syfy
Industrial Revolution
Los Angeles Union Station inspires the artists before they create futuristic robots tailored to specific professions.

NCIS: Los Angeles | CBS
Spoils of War
Hetty sends the team on a rescue mission to Afghanistan when she learns that Kensi Blye has disappeared and that the Taliban may be holding her captive.

Storage Wars | A&E
The Return of the King of Montebello
Ivy hires a new employee to run his shop.

The Mindy Project | FOX
French Me, You Idiot; Indian BBW
Jeremy and Peter concoct a scheme to poach patients from a rival practice that closed; and Mindy and Danny face the consequences of their moment of intimacy. In the second half-hour, Mindy learns of an incriminating photo of herself that’s making its way around the Internet, so she asks Peter to help keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

The Real Housewives of New York City | BRAVO
Holla in the Hamptons
The ladies journey to the Hamptons to see Sonja perform in a burlesque act for charity. Elsewhere, LuAnn returns to host a Hamptons barbecue, but a fiery argument erupts.

The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama | PBS
Over the Rainbow
Recalling the lost world of the shtetl, Jewish towns and villages in Eastern Europe that gave birth to a uniquely Jewish culture; and that made its mark in the revolutionary politics of the USSR and the pop culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplace of Hasidism, one of the most misunderstood forms of Judaism. Included: Simon Schama visits the forests of Lithuania, where his family logged wood and fought wolves.

Twisted | ABCFAM
The Tale of Two Confessions
In the first-season finale, Kyle’s investigation takes a new turn. Meanwhile, Whitney’s mom arrives to take her daughter back to the city; the romantic triangle among Danny, Jo and Charlie culminates; and additional secrets of Vikram’s are unearthed.

About a Boy | starts at: 9:01 | NBC
About a Bublé
Will takes Marcus to the ER after an accident with a knife.

The Goldbergs | starts at: 9:01 | ABC
The President’s Fitness Test
Adam is afraid to take the Presidential Physical Fitness Test, so Beverly writes a note to excuse him from the challenge, but the plan hits a snag when the gym teacher tells Adam that he needs a presidential pardon to get out of the test. Meanwhile, Erica gets a visit from her French pen pal, whom Barry wants to impress.


Storage Wars | A&E
For a Good Time Call…Ivy
Ivy pranks the competition.

Growing Up Fisher | starts at: 9:31 | NBC
Mel finds marijuana in his daughter’s bag, only to discover someone else put it there. Meanwhile, Henry thinks he’s going blind as his birthday approaches.

Trophy Wife | starts at: 9:31 | ABC
Couples Therapy
Pete lies to Diane after she confronts him at a school fund-raiser. Meanwhile, Meg hangs out at the Harrison’s house.


Barry’d Treasure | A&E
Big Vice Country
Barry buys vintage vice ads.

Chrisley Knows Best | USA
Todd forbids his family from using electronic devices while celebrating his mother’s birthday.

Clash of the Ozarks | DSC
Crowbar prepares for war; Marty begins working for Kerry; and Jimmy blackmails Mark.

Cougar Town | TBS
We Stand a Chance
In the Season 5 finale, Tom wins Cul-de-Sac Crew Trivia, so he gets to pick the destination of the next group vacation, but they’re disappointed by his idea for a staycation. Meanwhile, Jules’ annual physical yields some surprising results after she fakes being healthy; and Bobby inadvertently signs Grayson and himself up for a break-dancing contest.

Game of Arms | AMC
End of the Line
Kenny Hughes poses a threat to a seriously injured Nick Zinna; Cobra Rhodes and Allen Fisher renew an old rivalry.

Ink Master | SPK
2 on 1 Tat-Astrophe
The artists work in pairs and chaos ensues before the judges make a drastic decision.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge | Syfy
Return of the Skeksis
The creature designers are given the chance to reimagine the fictional species Skeksis from “The Dark Crystal.” Later, their characters appear in a screen test for the original 1982 film.

Justified | FX
Raylan targets Darryl Crowe Jr. Meanwhile, Boyd and Duffy make an unlikely ally.

Kim of Queens | LIFE
Double Trouble
Season 1 ends with the girls teaming up for a dynamic duos pageant and tempers flaring among the moms. Meanwhile, Kim tries to get her new identical twin clients to embrace their identities so they can crush the competition.

Online Dating Rituals of the American Male | BRAVO
Grant & J. Keith
An orthopedic surgeon seeks his dream wedding with the perfect woman. Also: A quirky comic searches for a companion via online dating.

Teen Mom 2 | MTV
Out of the Blue
Ali tests out her wheelchair; Leah struggles with Jeremy’s absence; and Jenelle and Nathan receive exciting news.

That’s So House Hunters | HGTV
Featuring favorite moments from the HGTV series “House Hunters.” Included: home transformations; funny buyer reactions.

The Little Couple | TLC

The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama | PBS
Simon Schama’s history of the Jewish people concludes with the Holocaust and the creation of the modern Israel, both of which fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish. Included: the tension between the ideals and necessities that led to founding the modern Israel; and the realities of conflict, dispossession and occupation that have followed in its wake.

Tosh.0 | COMEDY
Daniel conquers homophobia. He also transforms Twitter messages into a children’s book, and emotionally touches a fan.

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan | BBC
Ghost Bat
Dominic visits the hot Australian Outback to search for a rare ghost bat. To find one requires Dominic to crawl into tight, pitch-black spaces.

Person of Interest | starts at: 10:01 | CBS
Most Likely To…
Reese and Shaw go undercover at a high-school reunion to keep tabs on the latest POI. Meanwhile, Finch and Fusco head to Washington, D.C., to investigate the motivations behind a recent attack.


Inside Amy Schumer | COMEDY
You Would Bang Her?
In the Season 2 premiere, Amy marries a black guy; loses a tennis match; and gets herpes.

NBA Basketball: Trail Blazers at Lakers | TNT
Trail Blazers at Lakers
Portland at Los Angeles Lakers. The visitor has taken both meetings this season, with L.A. cooling the Blazers 107-106 on March 3 behind Pau Gasol’s 22 points and five assists.






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