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TV This Week, April 26 - May 2: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Starz

Steve Coogan stars in the new sitcom "Happyish" on Showtime. Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford also star.

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SUNDAY

It's Betty White's world... we're just living in it. The beloved TV star will receive career honors at "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards." 5 p.m. Pop

He is what he eats: "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" is back with new episodes. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

Vanessa Marcil and Donna Mills are among the "Queens of Drama" in this new reality series about former soap stars looking to get back into the TV game. 7 p.m. Pop; also Wed., 8 p.m.

Hail, J.Lo! Jennifer Lopez will receive the second-annual "Hero" award as part of "The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards." 8 p.m. Disney Channel

"The Trip's" Steve Coogan isn't happy, and it's highly unlikely that he's even "Happyish" in this new sitcom. Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford also star. 9:30 p.m. Showtime

"Empire's" Jussie Smollett is among the performers at "UNCF: An Evening of Stars." 10 p.m. BET

MONDAY

Fareed Zakaria charts the rise of the terrorist group known as ISIS in the new special "Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World." 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

PBS marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon with two nights of special programming, beginning with the new documentaries "The Draft" and "Dick Cavett's Vietnam." 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE

Nick Broomfield's 2014 documentary "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" details the case of a serial killer who terrorized South L.A. for two decades. 9 p.m. HBO

TUESDAY

The special "The Day the '60s Died" recalls the tragic shooting deaths of four anti-war protesters at Ohio's Kent State University in 1970. 8 p.m. KOCE

"American Experience" presents "Last Days in Vietnam," Rory Kennedy's 2014 documentary about U.S. efforts to spirit South Vietnamese collaborators out of Saigon at the end of the war. 9 p.m. KOCE

Crossover alert... again! A new "Chicago Fire" kicks off yet another storyline that continues the next night on "Chicago PD" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." 10 p.m. NBC; also 9 and 10 p.m. Wed.

"Dancing with the Stars'" Derek Hough and Mark Ballas do the home-renovation shuffle in the new reality series "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip." 11 and 11:30 p.m. HGTV

WEDNESDAY

A film crew treks into the Himalayas to meet the "Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La" in this new episode of "Nature." 8 p.m. KOCE

No wizards, no wands, just a quaint English village with more than its share of secrets in the three-part adaptation of the J.K. Rowling bestseller "The Casual Vacancy." With Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes and Rory Kinnear. 8 and 9 p.m. HBO; also Thu., 8 p.m.

What's all this, then? The Victorian-era crime drama "Ripper Street" is back for a third season. With Matthew Macfadyen and "Game of Thrones'" Jerome Flynn. 10 p.m. BBC America

THURSDAY

You gotta be a football hero: The "2015 NFL Draft" gets underway in Chicago. 5 p.m. ESPN; 4 p.m. Fri., ESPN2; 9 a.m. Sat., ESPN

There are 206 bones in the human body, a fun fact that will not go unremarked upon on the 206th episode of "Bones." 8 p.m. Fox

The Rainn Wilson cop drama "Backstrom" ends its first season. 9 p.m. Fox

FRIDAY

A salute to Orson Welles includes the 1941 masterpiece "Citizen Kane" and the filmmaker's long-lost 1938 silent comedy "Too Much Johnson." 5 and 11 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

The new "Shark Tank" spinoff "Beyond the Tank" catches up with inventors and entrepreneurs featured on the reality show. 9 p.m. ABC

An Earthling, an alien warrior, an alien assassin, a raccoon and a tree monster walk into a summer blockbuster in James Gunn's 2014 smash "Guardians of the Galaxy." With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. 9 p.m. Starz

"Curvy Brides" get the dresses of their dreams in this new unscripted series about a boutique that specializes in wedding gowns for full-figured gals. 9:30 and 10 p.m. TLC

Mexican poet, novelist and activist Javier Sicilia is profiled in "El Poeta" on the season finale of "VOCES on PBS." 10 p.m. KOCE

"Who stole my pic-a-nic basket?" is probably not one of "Mysteries at the National Parks" investigated in this new series. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Travel Channel

SATURDAY

Break out the mint juleps and funny hats and the horses it's time for the "141st Kentucky Derby" from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. 1 p.m. NBC

The shocking story of three women held captive for several years in a suburban Ohio home is dramatized in the new TV movie "Cleveland Abduction." With Taryn Manning ("Orange Is the New Black") and Pam Grier. 8 p.m. Lifetime

A woman (Edy Ganem) is transported into the world of her favorite Spanish-language soap opera in the 2015 fantasy-comedy "Ana Maria in Novela Land." Luis Guzman and the late Elizabeth Peña also star. 8 p.m. Oxygen

The lovely and talented Scarlett Johansson takes another turn hosting "Saturday Night Live." 11:29 p.m. NBC

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