TV This Week, April 27-May 3: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'

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Tweens and pre-tweens can get an eyeful and an earful of their favorite performers at the "2014 Radio Disney Music Awards." 8 p.m. Disney Channel

Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of literary lion Ernest Hemingway, tells of her famous family's troubled history in "Running From Crazy." 9 p.m. OWN

The standup special "Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed" has the affable Gaffigan waxing comedic on a variety of quotidian topics. 10 p.m. Comedy Central

A former "Daily Show" correspondent gets a swivel chair to call his own with the debut of the satirical series "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver." 11 p.m. HBO


Expect an increase in the body count and likely a plot twist or three when "The Following" ends its second season. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy star. 9 p.m. Fox

Former President Bill Clinton, Dan Rather and others pay tribute to a political powerhouse in the documentary "All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State." 9 p.m. HBO

"Law & Order's" Linus Roache is on the wrong side of both when he guest stars as the villain of the week on "The Blacklist." 10 p.m. NBC


So Cobie Smulders wasn't "the mother." She's still one of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." — which is way cooler — and she's a guest star in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC

Perhaps in some future incarnation, Shirley MacLaine will have an uncanny recollection of having once guest-starred on an episode of "Glee." 8 p.m. Fox

A new "Pioneers of Television" salutes Bill Cosby, Desi Arnaz, George Takei and others who paved the way for minorities on the small screen. 8 p.m. KOCE

A pioneering LA Times journalist who lost his life in the line of duty is remembered in "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle — A Voces Special Presentation." 9 p.m. KOCE

You just might learn something about our beleaguered education system in "Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District." 9:30 p.m. KLCS

"Frontline" examines the impact of America's higher-than-average incarceration rates in the exposé "Prison State." 10 p.m. KOCE

Got skeeball skills? Air-hockey aficionado? Then it's "Game On, America" in this series celebrating a few other national pastimes. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Travel Channel

A woman shacks up with a pregnant gal-pal to help her raise the baby in the new sitcom "Playing House." 10 and 10:30 p.m. USA


"Who Wore It Better?" You decide in this special showcasing celebs caught on the red carpet in — horrors! — the same dress. 8 p.m. E!

"Medium's" Patricia Arquette plays a cyber-crimes expert on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in preparation for yet another spin-off of the procedural drama. 10 p.m. CBS

Tanks of terror: Hitler's megalomanical dream of building a fleet of supersized armored vehicles is recalled on a new "Nazi Mega Weapons." 10 p.m. KOCE


Professor Proton, we presume? Bob Newhart reprises his role as Sheldon and Leonard's childhood hero on "The Big Bang Theory." 8 p.m. CBS

Lorde, she of the breakout hit "Royals," is among the nominees for best new artist at the inaugural "iHeartRadio Music Awards." 8 p.m. NBC

"Vikings" are done pillaging, for now at least, on the drama's season finale. Travis Fimmel and Donal Logue star. 10 p.m. History Channel

Last laughs: "SNL" alum Jason Sudeikis and singer k.d.lang. guest star on the season finale of "Portlandia." 10 p.m. IFC


The special "Shark Tank: Swimming With Sharks" checks in with some past entrepreneurs to see have they've fared since appearing on the show. 8 p.m. ABC

Return with us now to the storied NYC nightclub that launched Blondie, the Ramones and other punk-rock legends in the 2013 drama "CBGB." Alan Rickman stars. 9 p.m. Starz

Meet the "House of Cards" scribes who supply Kevin Spacey with those direct-to-the-camera soliloquies on a new edition of "The Writers' Room." 9 p.m. Sundance Channel

The jokes are on them in the standup specials "Lewis Black: Old Yeller — Live at the Borgata" and "D.L. Hughley: Clear." 10 p.m. Epix; 10 p.m. Showtime


Ridin' dirty: Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston drive an RV loaded with marijuana back from Mexico in the 2013 comedy "We're the Millers." 8 and 11 p.m. HBO

Her widowed mother's friendship with an increasingly shady character becomes the stuff of "A Daughter's Nightmare" in this thriller. Emily Osment stars. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg go ballistic in the 2013 actioner "2 Guns." 10 p.m. Cinemax

Paramedics recall some especially outrageous emergency calls in the new reality series "OMG! EMT!" 10 p.m. TLC


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