TV This Week April 20 -26: ‘In My Dreams’ on ABC

Katharine McPhee in the TV romance “In My Dreams” on ABC.
A couple in love have never met in ABC’s “In My Dreams.” With Katharine McPhee.
(Erik Heinila / ABC)

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This week’s TV Movies



Which witch is which? That’s the tricky part in the “Salem” of 1692 in this new supernatural drama. With Xander Berkeley and Shane West. 7 p.m. WGN America

Please, Mr. Postman: “Ugly Betty’s” Eric Mabius stars in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” a new drama from the creator of “Touched By an Angel.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

“American Idol’s” Katharine McPhee stars “In My Dreams.” Well, not my dreams, per se, but rather this new made-for-TV romance. 9 p.m. ABC

The standup special “Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide” has the former “30 Rock"-er cutting up in front of a hometown crowd in Brooklyn. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


“Devious Maids” still don’t do windows when this nighttime soap returns with new episodes. With Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sánchez and Judy Reyes. 10 p.m. Lifetime

“Filthy Riches” are yours for the taking, if you don’t mind mucking around for mushrooms, worms, etc., like the folks in this new unscripted series. 10 p.m. National Geographic


“Antiques Roadshow” rolls into Anaheim. 8 p.m. KOCE

Contestants re-create name-brand snack foods in the new culinary competition “Rewrapped.” Joey Fatone hosts. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Food Network

“Muscle Shoals” has got the Swampers, the backing band that played on some of the biggest hits of 1960s and ‘70s, on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE


The legend of the “Hand of God” lives on as Diego Maradona is profiled on a new “30 for 30: Soccer Stories.” 4 p.m. ESPN, 6 p.m. ESPN2


Paging “Dr. Kildare": “Pioneers of Television” remembers that hospital drama. 8 p.m. KOCE

“American Masters” marks Earth Day with a 2012 documentary saluting environmental activism. 9 p.m. KOCE

“Chow Masters” scour the nation in search of comfort food in this new series. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Travel Channel

Cruel and unusual? “Frontline” examines U.S. prisons’ use of solitary confinement. 10 p.m. KOCE

A pair of teenage gal-pals aren’t actually in a same-sex relationship, they’re just “Faking It” in this new comedy. 10:30 p.m. MTV


There’s no monkeys like Japan’s snow monkeys on a new “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

“Modern Family” is headed to Australia in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC


The cast of “Nashville” brings the twang and then some in a special episode featuring live performances. 10 p.m. ABC


Tammy 2 in the house! Megan Mullally reprises her role as Ron’s (Nick Offerman) crazy ex-wife on the season finale of “Parks and Recreation.” 8 p.m. NBC

“Saturday Night Live” is back in prime time with a batch of those wacky “SNL Digital Shorts.” 9 p.m. NBC

Ari Graynor steps into Cameron Diaz’s pumps as the “Bad Teacher” in this new sitcom based on the 2011 hit. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Physician, heal thyself: A neurologist (Kelly Reilly) fights a secret battle with bipolar disorder in “Black Box.” Vanessa Redgrave also stars. 10 p.m. ABC


Ice-T, Snoop Dogg and others recall a legendary player in the world’s oldest profession in 2012 doc “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.” 8 p.m. Showtime

Choreographer Matthew Bourne enchants with his version of the Tchaikovsky ballet “Sleeping Beauty” on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Matt Damon engages in a little class warfare in “District 9" director Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science fiction fable “Elysium.” Jodie Foster also stars. 9 p.m. Starz

The braaaiiiins behind the cable-TV sensation “The Walking Dead” talk shop on “The Writers’ Room.” 9 p.m. Sundance Channel


Two brothers diagnosed with autism share their struggles and successes in “True Life Presents: The Benjamins.” 7 p.m. MTV

A troubled teen joins an on-line community that promotes anorexia as a lifestyle in the new cautionary tale “Starving in Suburbia.” 8 p.m. Lifetime

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is the bad guy, not the hero, in the 2013 fantasy drama “Vikingdom.” Dominic Purcell stars. 9 p.m. Syfy

Galaxies far, far away: “The Real History of Science Fiction” continues with a look at such classics as “Star Wars” and “Alien.” 10 p.m. BBC America

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