TV This Week March 30 - April 5: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ on CBS

Neil Patrick Harris in “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS.
The Comedy “How I Met Your Mother” ends its long run. With Neil Patrick Harris.
(Ron P. Jaffe / CBS)

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This week’s TV Movies




“Call the Midwife” delivers its third-season premiere and Jeremy Piven returns for a second season as “Mr. Selfridge” on “Masterpiece Classic.” 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE

Tropical breezes, rum-laden drinks, etc., are what’s in store for mainlanders opting to live the “Caribbean Life” in this new series. 8 and 8:30 p.m. HGTV

“The Good Wife” has got some ‘splaining to do after last week’s big shocker, about which we knew nothing. Nothing! 9 p.m. CBS


Who will live — and who will die — when “The Walking Dead” ends its fourth season? 9 p.m. AMC


Golden girl: An Oscar winner is celebrated in “Eva Marie Saint: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival.” 5 and 8:30 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

Suit up for last slaps, group hugs and perhaps a tear or two on the one-hour series finale of “How I Met Your Mother.” With Neil Patrick Harris. 8 p.m. CBS

“Friends With Better Lives” are hopefully not rubbing it in your face in this new sitcom. With James Van Der Beek and “Entourage’s” Kevin Connolly. 9 p.m. CBS

The documentaries “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” and “The University of Sing Sing” offer unexpected tales of life behind bars. 9 and 9:45 p.m. HBO

It’s more tough breaks than fast breaks for players on a high school basketball team in the small Midwest town of “Medora” in this 2013 documentary on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Fred Willard and Catherine O’Hara are featured on “Inside Comedy.” Which reminds us, we need to re-watch 2003’s “A Mighty Wind.” 11 p.m. Showtime



“The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama” concludes with episodes centered on the Enlightenment, the Holocaust and the founding of modern-day Israel. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE

A trio of Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums will crack wise over nature footage in a three-part “Total Riff Off.” 8, 9 and 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Girls just wanna have fun: “The Mindy Project” and “Inside Amy Schumer” return with new episodes. 9 p.m. Fox; 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central



Tweeter’s remorse? Facebook faux pas? Celebrities’ social-media missteps are detailed in “Worst Thing I Ever Posted.” 8 and 10:30 p.m. E!

Coyotes and panthers and bears, oh, my! Efforts to reintroduce some of America’s top predators to their natural habitats are explored on a new episode of the science series “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Did “Carthage’s Lost Warriors” make it all the way to the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus? “Secrets of the Dead” investigates. 10 p.m. KOCE

You can’t get there from here, “here” being a corner of rural Maine populated with colorful characters, in the new series “Down East Dickering.” 10 p.m. History Channel

Trix are for kids but these ‘toons definitely ain’t in the edgy new animated series “Triptank.” 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


“Community” gets animated in the style of those 1980s-era “G.I. Joe” cartoons. Now you know, and knowing — say it with us — is half the battle. 8 p.m. NBC

The poutine stops here on the season finale of “Chopped Canada.” 9 p.m. Food Network


The on-again/off-again procedural drama “Unforgettable” is back on. Poppy Montgomery stars. 8 p.m. CBS

Aliens may or may not be trying to abduct Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton’s kids in the 2013 thriller “Dark Skies.” 8 p.m. Showtime

“How I Met Your Mother But Then Had to Raise You Myself With Help From My Parents” — better known as “Raising Hope” — also wraps its run. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Fox

James Naughton sings the songs of Randy Newman on “Live From Lincoln Center.” But since that venue is in NYC, don’t expect to hear “I Love L.A.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“Showdown of the Unbeatables” is kinda like rock-paper-scissors but with heavy equipment. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

It’s a ho-hum “Hi-Yo, Silver” in the 2013 box-office bomb “The Lone Ranger.” Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp star. 9 p.m. Starz

Bruuuuuuce! “Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes” charts the recording of the veteran rocker’s latest album. 9:30 p.m. HBO

Rachel Nichols is back as our favorite cop-from-the-future on the return of “Continuum.” 10 p.m. Syfy


There’s disorder in the court in the 2013 thriller “The Trials of Cate McCall.” With Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and Kathy Baker. 8 p.m. Lifetime

“Gossip Girl’s” Jessica Szohr gets “Lucky in Love” in this made-for-cable romance. With Deidre Hall. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

“Man of Steel” is Zack Snyder’s not-so-super 2013 take on the Superman origin story. With Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Amy Adams. 9 p.m. HBO

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson try to get gigs at Google in this comedy “The Internship.” 10 p.m. Cinemax