TV This Week for May 1 - 7: ‘Penny Dreadful’ on Showtime

Eva Green in “Penny Dreadful” on Showtime.

Eva Green in “Penny Dreadful” on Showtime.

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Ariana Grande and “Pitch Perfect 2’s” Hailee Steinfeld are just two of the young performers on the bill for “The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.” 7 and 9 p.m. Disney Channel

Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride are among the artists who’ll be bringin’ the twang for the 2016 version of the “American Country Countdown Awards.” 8 p.m. Fox

Master thespian Ian McKellen plays master detective Sherlock Holmes as a senior citizen in the 2015 mystery “Mr. Holmes.” Laura Linney also stars. 8 p.m. Epix


Chris Noth and Lea Michele, “Who Do You Think You Are?” “The Good Wife” actor and the “Glee” actress are up next on back-to-back new episodes of the genealogy series. 8 and 9 p.m. TLC

Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and kompany are back for a 12th season of their reality series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” 9 p.m. E!

They tried to make her go to rehab in the new made-for-TV movie “Pretty Little Addict.” With Andrea Bowen and Scott Lyster. 9 p.m. Lifetime

The creepy Victorian-era drama “Penny Dreadful” scares up a third season. With Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett and new cast member Patti LuPone. 10 p.m. Showtime



A legendary illusionist and the creator of the aforementioned Sherlock Holmes walk into a crime scene in the new detective drama “Houdini & Doyle.” With Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle. 9 p.m. Fox

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” is a new profile of the French filmmaker who created an epic and exhaustive 10-hour 1985 documentary about the Holocaust. 9 p.m. HBO

It’s a “Firefly” mini-reunion when that series’ Jewel Staite guests stars on a new episode of the Nathan Fillion mystery drama “Castle.” 10 p.m. ABC


Two present-day Germans revisit the WWII-era sins of their fathers in the documentary “My Nazi Legacy” on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Take another little piece of her heart: Music legend Janis Joplin is remembered in the rock-doc “Janis: Little Girl Blue” on a new “American Masters.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Set sail for the Greek islands with the new spin-off series “Below Deck Mediterranean.” 9 p.m. Bravo


In case you’re interested, the procedural drama “Person of Interest” is back for a fifth season. Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Amy Acker star. 10 p.m. CBS

A new “Frontline” reports from the front lines of armed conflicts in Libya and Yemen. 10 p.m. KOCE

Ooh, Barracuda! That’s just one of the vintage dream machines being sought by the “Car Hunters” in this auto-centric new series. 10 and 10:30 p.m. History Channel



Bunch of Munch! Former cast member Richard Belzer puts in a return appearance on a new “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” 9 p.m. NBC

Can a historic lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard be saved from the ravages of time and the elements? A team of engineers will give it the old college try on a new “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Comic’s comic and podcaster’s podcaster Marc Maron is back for a fourth season of his eponymous series “Maron.” 9 p.m. IFC



Mon dieu! Gerard Depardieu plays the mayor of “Marseille” in this new eight-part, French-language political drama. Any time, Netflix

The latest winning designer is revealed at the close of yet another cycle of “Project Runway All Stars.” 9 p.m. Lifetime

It’s Jane versus Fez when “Jane the Virgin’s” Gina Rodriguez faces Wilmer Valderrama from “That 70s Show” in an all-new “Lip Sync Battle.” 10 p.m. Spike



Women of a certain age: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are once again “Grace & Frankie” as this streaming comedy returns with new episodes. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston also star. Any time, Netflix

Hello, it’s “Adele Live in New York City” ... one more time! Last December’s concert special starring the British songstress is back for an extra-content-laden encore. 8 p.m. NBC

British comic and activist Russell Brand is profiled in the 2015 documentary “Brand: A Second Coming.” 9 p.m. Showtime

The Tom Selleck cop drama “Blue Bloods” concludes its sixth season. 10 p.m. CBS



Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are the “Fantastic Four” in this less-than-fantastic 2015 franchise reboot based on the classic comic books. 8 p.m. HBO

The made-for-TV movie “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story” gives props to the woman who raised future NBA star Kevin Durant. With Cassandra Freeman and Daniel Bellomy. 8 p.m. Lifetime

A dorky Jack Black buddies up to a too-cool-for-school James Marsden in the 2015 comedy “The D Train.” Jeffrey Tambor also stars. 8 p.m. Showtime


Golden girls: Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room”) hosts and Grammy winner Alicia Keys performs on a new episode of “Saturday Night Live.” 11:29 p.m. NBC 

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