This week on TV

2013-04-21T00:00:00Z This week on TVChuck Barney Contra Costa Times Arizona Daily Star
April 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DON'T MISS: "RECTIFY" - Aden Young delivers an extraordinary performance in this riveting six-part drama about a man struggling to adjust to freedom after spending nearly 20 years on death row. When Daniel Holden, accused of murdering a teen girl, is released on new DNA evidence, he returns as an outsider to his family, his community and the times. Everything he encounters is basically a puzzle. Moreover, the former prosecutor - now a state senator (Michael O'Neill) - is convinced that he got the right man, which reignites the mystery. 9 p.m. Monday, Sundance Channel.

OTHER GOOD BETS

TODAY: "Remember Sunday" is a sweet new TV film about a lonely waitress (Alexis Bledel) who falls for a jewelry store clerk (Zachary Levi) despite his annoying forgetfulness. Turns out he suffered a brain aneurysm and his memory is virtually nonexistent, so every day is a new day. 8 p.m., ABC.

TODAY: "The Bletchley Circle" is an intriguing murder mystery, set in 1952, that follows three women who did intelligence work for the U.K. during World War II. Now they've reunited to decode the pattern behind a series of ghastly killings. 9 p.m., PBS.

MONDAY: "An Apology to Elephants" is a moving and revelatory documentary that traces our long history with the magnificent creatures and examines the abuse man has inflicted on them. Lily Tomlin narrates. 7 p.m., HBO.

TUESDAY: Tony and Ziva (Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly) fans should enjoy tonight's episode of "NCIS." The two share a slow dance while hunting her father's killer in Germany. Can a major smooch be far behind? 7 p.m., CBS.

TUESDAY: Is your financial future in peril? "The Retirement Gamble" is a new "Frontline" installment that raises troubling questions about the security of our IRA and 401(k) plans. Shudder. 10 p.m., PBS.

WEDNESDAY: Big, bearded Kahunas? On the season finale of "Duck Dynasty," the Robertsons head off on a Hawaiian vacation. Just the thought of those dudes in swimwear makes us giggle. 10 p.m., A&E.

THURSDAY: On "The Vampire Diaries," we get our first look at what could be a spinoff of the popular series. The "pilot" has Klaus (Joseph Morgan) heading for New Orleans on a tip that a cabal of witches is plotting to take him down. 7 p.m., The CW.

FRIDAY: Is this the end for "Happy Endings"? The sitcom closes out its season with back-to-back episodes, the first of which features quest appearances by Megan Mullally and Michael McKean. After that, the "bubble" show faces an uncertain future. 7 p.m., ABC.

SATURDAY: The amazing new game show, "Bet on Your Baby," continues as parents challenge their little rug rats to do things like catch a beach ball and make animal sounds. Yes, people. That's actually a show. 7 p.m., ABC.

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