TV This Week, April 5 - 11: 'Salem' on WGN America

 TV This Week, April 5 - 11: 'Salem' on WGN America
Lucy Lawless joins the cast of "Salem" in the supernatural drama's second-season premiere on WGN America. (WGN America)

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Play ball! The Cubs host the Cardinals to open a new season of "Major League Baseball." 5 p.m. ESPN2

It's Moses (Charlton Heston) versus Ramses (Yul Brynner) in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments." 7 p.m. ABC

R&B diva Patti LaBelle, tennis great Venus Williams and ballerina Misty Copeland are among the honorees at this year's "Black Girls Rock!" 7 p.m. BET

She's been a warrior princess and a Cylon, and now Lucy Lawless plays a witch when she joins the cast of "Salem" in the second-season premiere. 7 and 8 p.m. WGN America

The two-night special "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All" salutes the late, great entertainer who would have turned 100 this year. 8 p.m. HBO; also Mon.

The sad saga that began with "Flowers in the Attic" continues in the new TV movie "If There Be Thorns" based on the V.C. Andrews novel. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The apostles soldier on in the aftermath of Jesus' crucifixion in the new miniseries "A.D. The Bible Continues." 9 p.m. NBC

A U.S. soldier (Anna Friel) uncovers an unholy alliance between military contractors and terrorists in the new drama "American Odyssey." 10 p.m. NBC

"Homeland's" Damian Lewis is Henry VIII and Mark Rylance is royal courtier Thomas Cromwell in the new historical drama "Wolf Hall" on "Masterpiece Classic." 10 p.m. KOCE

Has anybody here seen my old friend Don? "Mad Men" returns for the back half of its seventh and final season. Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss star. 10 p.m. AMC

Acquitted of matricide and patricide, our gal (Christina Ricci) just wants to bury the hatchet in "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles." 10 p.m. Lifetime



March Madness ends, in April, with the "2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament Final." 6 p.m. CBS

Prep-school gal-pals mad for Korean pop music form their own K-pop group in "Make It Pop." 7 p.m. Nickelodeon; also Tue.-Fri.

"Independent Lens" presents "Little Hope Was Arson," a new documentary about a rash of church burnings in an East Texas town back in 2010. 10 p.m. KOCE


Amy Poehler and company discuss all things "Parks & Recreation" on the debut of the TV-centric series "Behind the Story With the Paley Center." 8 p.m. SundanceTV

"Funny Girls" try to make it in L.A.'s stand-up comedy scene in this new reality series. 9 p.m. Oxygen

The new episode "The Fight for Yemen" on "Frontline" documents the complex feuds that have violenty erupted in the impovershed country. 10 p.m. KOCE

Meet the in-laws: Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams costar in the new sitcom "Your Family or Mine." 10 p.m. TBS


Birds do it build nests, that is as "Nature" launches a series of episodes all about animals' homes. 8 p.m. KOCE

Gary Sinise and "Breaking Bad's" Anna Gunn guest star on a new "Criminal Minds." And don't be surprised to see them heading up their very own spin-off of the drama. 9 p.m. CBS

You sank my battleships! The Bismarck and Tirpitz, the pride of Hitler's navy, are recalled on a new installment of "Nazi Mega Weapons." 10 p.m. KOCE

Could you pitch a no-hitter? While high on LSD? The Pittsburgh Pirates' Dock Ellis purportedly did, as detailed in 2014's "No No: A Dockumentary." 10 p.m. Showtime


Golf's finest vie for the green jacket as the "2015 Masters Tournament" tees off in Augusta, Ga. Noon and 5 p.m. ESPN

Pack a parka, "Life Below Zero" is back for a fifth season. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are Billy and Josh, a.k.a. "The Comedians," in this new sitcom. 10 p.m. FX

The lovably schlubbly "Louie" is back in new episodes of the Louis C.K. sitcom. Judy Gold guest stars. 10:30 p.m. FX


Lend me a baritone: Broadway veteran Norm Lewis performs on a new "Live From Lincoln Center." 9 p.m. KOCE

The new rock-doc "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" spans the bespectacled Brit's decades-long music career. 9 p.m. Showtime

Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and the aforementioned Amy Poehler star in "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's 2013 comedy-drama "Are You Here." 9 p.m. Starz

Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock and some other cool cats hold court for "International Jazz Day" in this new concert special. 10 p.m. KOCE

"Jump!" into the world of competitive jump-rope teams in this new reality series. 10 p.m. Lifetime


All hands on deck! Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Hugh Jackman star in the time-traveling 2014 sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past." 8 p.m. HBO

A mysterious texter threatens to expose teens' secrets in the new TV movie "Pretty Little Liars"… oops, that should read "Text to Kill." 8 p.m. Lifetime