Sunday, April 7
Mad Men (9-11 pm, AMC)
It’s time to welcome back the 1960s ad men and women with a raised glass of your favorite hard liquor. The clothing and hairstyles will likely be a little different, but the behavior will almost certainly be just as unsavory. We have no idea what this season will bring, but it will be very surprising if Peggy hasn’t fired and/or publicly dressed down one of her subordinate copywriters in Don Draper fashion within three episodes.
Monday, April 8
NCAA Basketball Championship (9 pm-?, CBS)
Some people care about sports; others do not. Those who do will be gathered at their favorite bars to watch the Final; the rest will be watching Dancing With the Stars, or The Voice, or maybe The Following.
Thursday, April 11
Archer (10-10:30 pm, FX)
The fourth-season finale is also the conclusion of a two-part episode, which FX unhelpfully has not posted for online viewing. But if you’re a fan of this animated spy spoof (and you should be, because it’s irreverent and hilarious), then you’ve already seen part 1, and you know that it involves an underwater adventure, a maniacal villain, and almost certainly some sort of ego-driven blunder committed by Archer.
Friday, April 12
Spartacus: War of the Damned (9-10 pm, Starz)
The violence- and sex-laden Roman epic concludes its three-season run, leaving a legacy of untold illicit fantasies fueled (thanks to the internet) by clips of Lucy Lawless being naked.
Saturday, April 13
Louis C.K.: Oh My God (10-11 pm, HBO)
The Newton native’s latest stand-up special was taped at shows in Phoenix during his recent, lengthy tour. Expect the usual genius.
(Note: this information is accurate as of publication time, but programming is subject to change at the discretion of channels and networks. All times listed are Eastern time.)