This week on TV

2013-04-07T00:00:00Z This week on TVChuck Barney Contra Costa Times Arizona Daily Star
April 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DON'T MISS: "MAD MEN" - You would think that a holiday vacation to Hawaii would do a lot to loosen up Don Draper (Jon Hamm). But as Season 6 of this celebrated drama opens on the shores of Waikiki, our main man finds himself in a melancholy, contemplative mood, pondering his own mortality - not to mention a really bad sunburn. Quick, someone get the guy some aloe lotion and an extra-strength mai-tai. 9 p.m. today, AMC.

OTHER GOOD BETS

TODAY: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan make for a solid hosting duo at "The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards." Just don't call it a "bromance," because that ticks off Blake. 7 p.m., CBS.

TODAY: Steve Harvey hosts "Celebration of Gospel 2013." It's a two-hour special packed with performances by Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, Tamela Mann, Tamar Braxton and many more. 8 p.m., BET.

MONDAY: Never mind that your bracket is totally busted. The NCAA Basketball Tournament is down to the two survivors and it's time to see who will experience that "One Shining Moment." 6 p.m., CBS.

MONDAY: "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus" is a documentary that tells the amazing story of a valiant couple who traveled to Nazi Germany in 1939 to save 50 Jewish children. 6 p.m., HBO.

TUESDAY: Ready or not, here comes "Ready for Love." It's a new dating show that's executive- produced by Eva Longoria and has three bachelors searching for their perfect mates with the help of a relationship expert. 8:01 p.m., NBC.

WEDNESDAY: "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening" is the latest offering from "Nova." It's a four-part series that takes viewers on an exhilarating journey from the Earth's origins to the emergence of the world we know today. 9 p.m., PBS.

WEDNESDAY: More country folk with long beards show up in "Deep South Paranormal," a new series that follows a fun-loving bayou-based investigation team. 10 p.m., Syfy.

THURSDAY: "The Moment" is an uplifting new reality series that gives people a second chance to experience their dream jobs. First up: A wannabe photographer interviews for a post at "Sports Illustrated." 10 p.m., USA.

FRIDAY: The new, eight-part drama series, "Da Vinci's Demons" springs from the mind of writer David S. Goyer ("Dark Knight Trilogy"). It's a rollicking "historical fantasy" that chronicles the life of Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. 10 p.m., Starz.

SATURDAY: Louis C.K. takes the stage for his latest stand-up special, "Louis C.K.: Oh My God." The show has him cracking wise on, among other subjects, the food chain, divorce, strange anecdotes, murder and mortality. 10 p.m., HBO.

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