TV This Week April 12- 18: 'Games of Thrones' on HBO

TV This Week April 12- 18: 'Games of Thrones' on HBO
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is in it to win it on the return of "Games of Thrones" on HBO. (Helen Sloan / HBO)

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The new TV movie "Seeds of Yesterday" concludes the dysfunctional-family saga that began with V.C. Andrews' "Flowers in the Attic." 8 p.m. Lifetime

The ever-saucy Amy Schumer is your hostess-with-the-mostest at the "2015 MTV Movie Awards." 8 p.m. Logo, MTV, VH1

The brackets remain the same Targaryen, Baratheon, Lannister, etc. on the fifth-season premiere of the fantasy-drama "Game of Thrones." With Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke. 9 p.m. HBO

Edie Falco is once again "Nurse Jackie" on the dramedy's seventh-season premiere. 9 p.m. Showtime

Down in the valley, the valley so low, "Silicon Valley" is our kind of show. The tech-industry sendup is back for its sophomore season. 10 p.m. HBO

Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is now the president, but the show's still called "Veep" on the D.C-set satire's fourth-season premiere. 10:30 p.m. HBO


Havana good time? Kids from Cuba talk about their lives on a new "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee." 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

An unsung heroine of American music gets her due and proper in the 2015 doc "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band." 9 p.m. KLCS

Patriot games: The Revolutionary War-era drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" is back for a second season. 9 p.m. AMC

The new documentary "Living With Lincoln" surveys one family's four-score-and-then-some collection of archival photos of Honest Abe. 9 p.m. HBO


Homeless teens in Chicago struggle to stay in school in "The Homestretch" on "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE


The stars come out to salute Turner Classic Movies' host-with-the-most in "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute." 5 and 8:30 p.m. TCM

The Mindy Kaling sitcom "The Mindy Project" is next up on "Behind the Story With the Paley Center." 8 p.m. SundanceTV

Don't be crabby: The reality series "Deadliest Catch" is back for an eleventh season. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

It's a sad day in Harlan with the series finale of the Kentucky-set crime drama "Justified." Here's a tip of the hat to series stars Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, et al. 10 p.m. FX


A former high-ranking Scientologist featured in a recent exposé about the organization is further debriefed on the season premiere of "Dangerous Persuasions." 7 p.m. Investigation Discovery

"The Great Math Mystery" is not how we managed to pass high school calculus but rather a new installment of "Nova" exploring the power of mathematics. 9 p.m. KOCE

Music superstar Christina Aguilera guests as a music superstar not named Christina Aguilera on a new "Nashville." 10 p.m. ABC

The docu-special "Kamikaze" details how Japanese pilots made self-guided missiles of their fighter planes in the waning days of WWII. 10 p.m. KOCE


There's no business like shoe business: Sonny Vaccaro, a marketing executive who changed the game of pro basketball, is profiled in the new sports doc "Sole Man" on "30 for 30." 6 p.m. ESPN, 10 p.m. ESPN2

Fans of Pong and other vintage video games can "console" themselves with the 2014 doc "Atari: Game Over." 8:30 p.m. Showtime


Don't be snippy: Cedric the Entertainer hosts the new reality competition "Cedric's Barber Battle." 8 p.m. KTLA

Werewolf? There wolf. Laura Vandervoort stars as the supernatural drama "Bitten" returns with new episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. Syfy

"Whose Line Is It Anyway? is back with more sketches and silliness. With Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and host Aisha Tyler. 8:30 p.m. KTLA

Apocalypse soon: The end of the world is nigh and only "The Messengers" can stop it in this new supernatural drama. 9 p.m. KTLA

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Become a great violinist like the legendary Jascha Heifetz, who's recalled on a new edition of "American Masters." 9 p.m. KOCE

A veteran standup comic goes door-to-door in the 2015 documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro." 9 p.m. Showtime

Mexican Americans who worked as extras in the classic 1956 drama "Giant" tell their stories in "Children of Giant" on the season premiere of "VOCES on PBS." 10 p.m. KOCE


"New Girl" costars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. impersonate the LAPD's finest in the 2014 comedy "Let's Be Cops." 8 p.m. HBO

Orphan is the new black: Tatiana Maslany is back in the third-season premiere of "Orphan Black." 9 p.m. AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, WE

Betty White and Donny and Marie Osmond are honored and the late Joan Rivers is remembered at "The 2015 TV Land Awards" hosted by Terry Crews. 9 p.m. TV Land

Two Brits seeking fun in the sun in the South Pacific find murder and mystery instead in the new series "Tatau." 10 p.m. BBC America