TV picks for the week of April 6-12

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By Dale Roe

Austin American-Statesman


Ladies and lords — sharpen your swords! “Game of Thrones” is back. Elsewhere, country artists get back pats and Gordon Ramsay revisits a psycho bakery. Here’s what caught my eye on television this week:


“Academy of Country Music Awards,” 7 p.m., CBS: Stevie Nicks performs with Lady Antebellum in the 49th annual twang-fest.

“Turn,” 8 p.m., AMC: The network of “Mad Men,” “Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” pins its latest prestige-series hopes on a show that’s like the Revolutionary War-era scenes from “Sleepy Hollow” but without the fun, supernatural stuff.

“Game of Thrones,” 8 p.m., HBO: Season 4 begins tonight. FYI: Lady Antebellum is not a character on “Game of Thrones.”

“Silicon Valley,” 9 p.m., HBO: Mike Judge’s pointed pen takes on start-up tech culture in this new satirical comedy.

“Veep,” 9:30 p.m., HBO: Season 3 begins tonight with ill-disguised political ambition on a book tour.


“NCAA Basketball Championship,” 8 p.m., CBS: Check out tonight’s title game — it’s April madness!

“Kitchen Casino,” 8 p.m., Food: This new culinary competition features challenges based on gambling. Clams casino, anyone?

“In Performance at the White House,” 8 p.m., PBS: Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and Melissa Etheridge perform in “Women of Soul.”


“The Goldbergs,” 8 p.m., ABC: Pops and Murray get wrapped up in the televised opening of Al Capone’s vault. I guess series creator Adam Goldberg has run out of memories from his own youth and is now incorporating mine.


“Save My Bakery,” 7 p.m., Food: I hope the title of this show is also the plot of the upcoming “24” reboot.

“Dark Minds,” 8 p.m., Investigation Discovery: Three people appear to have vanished in an Idaho theater, but maybe they’re just stuck to the floor.

“Preachers’ Daughters,” 8 p.m., Lifetime: I have no idea what praise dancing is, but I’m sure there will be a competitive reality show about it soon.


“Community,” 7 p.m., NBC: The game’s afoot (long) when the Subway fast food chain returns to purchase the Greendale campus and change it into a Subway University.

“My Strange Addiction,” 9 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health: Season 5 kicks off with a woman who drinks paint.


“The Neighbors,” 7:30 p.m., ABC: Larry discovers he’s got a Zabvronian bun in the oven in tonight’s season-ender.

“Kitchen Nightmares,” 8 p.m., Fox: The sixth season begins with a look back at (and new visit to) Amy’s Baking Company, where the nuts aren’t only on the cinnamon rolls.

“Live from Lincoln Center,” 8 p.m., PBS: Former Drive-By trucker Jason Isbell performs.


“Guntucky,” 8 p.m., CMT: Hey, isn’t that somewhere close to Alablammo?

“Bermuda Tentacles,” 8 p.m., Syfy: Killer calamari nabs the president’s plane in this Syfy original.

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