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There aren't many premieres this week, but Syfy's new show Defiance is bringing a new approach, and our old favorite Awkward has returned. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

Syfy's TV show / game hybrid makes its broadcast debut tonight. The multiplayer game had experienced some server issues after its debut a couple of weeks ago, but those are apparently being addressed via patches. Now we'll see if the TV show's narrative can hold up its end, or even get more viewers interested in its unique approach. Taking place in a future St. Louis after years of human vs. alien warfare, a small town sheriff and his adopted alien daughter try to keep all sides at peace. If you're into second screen apps, the Syfy Sync iPad app is also promising a few new features for the show. Check out a trailer for the TV show after the break.
(April 15th, Syfy, 9PM)

Django Unchained
The latest flick from Quentin Tarantino comes home this week, starring Jamie Foxx and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Set in the Antebellum South, this revenge fantasy is as violent and shocking as you may have heard, but should align well with what QT fans have come to expect.
($22.99 on Amazon)

Hemlock Grove
Netflix's next big dive into original content debuts later this week, as the world is introduced to Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove. A horror series focusing on an outbreak of werewolf attacks in a small town, it may not appeal to all the high-minded fans of House of Cards, but could be a nice True Blood (or at least Vampire Diaries?) alternative. Check out the trailer after the break -- but note the incredibly specific content warning first.
(April 19th, Netflix Streaming)

Blu-ray & Games

  • Django Unchained
  • Repo Man
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)


  • Defiance (series premiere), Syfy, 9PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • Oh Sit (season premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 8PM
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager, ABC Family, 8PM
  • Rules of Engagement, CBS, 8:30PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • Dallas (season finale), TNT, 9 & 10PM
  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 9PM
  • The Following, Fox, 9PM
  • 90210, CW, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM
  • Scam City, Science, 10PM
  • RevolutionNBC Special News report, NBC, 10PM
  • Bates Motel, A&E, 10PM
  • Inside Comedy (season finale), Showtime, 11PM


  • Deadliest Catch (season premiere), Discovery, 9PM
  • Awkward (season premiere), MTV, 10PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Splash, ABC, 8PM
  • Pacers/Celtics, TNT, 8PM
  • The Central Park Five, PBS, 8PM
  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 9PM
  • Ready for Love, NBC, 9PM
  • Robot Combat League, Syfy, 10PM
  • Body of Proof, ABC, 10PM
  • Who Gets the Last Laugh? (series premiere), TBS, 10PM
  • Smash, NBC, 10PM
  • Golden Boy, CBS, 10PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • The Jeselnik Offensive, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM
  • Suburgatory (season finale), ABC, 8 & 8:30PM
  • Jazz/Grizzlies, ESPN, 8PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Boston's Finest (season finale), TNT, 9PM
  • Jim Rome, Showtime, 9PM
  • Rogue, DirecTV, 9PM
  • How to Live With Your Parents (for the rest of your life), ABC, 9:30PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • The Real World: Portland, MTV, 10PM
  • Psych, USA, 10PM
  • Southland (season finale), TNT, 10PM
  • The Americans, FX, 10PM


  • Community, NBC, 8PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Glee, Fox, 9PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 9 & 9:30PM
  • Anger Management, FX,9 & 9:30PM
  • Hannibal, NBC, 10PM
  • Men at Work, TBS, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • Bellator MMA Live, Spike TV, 10PM
  • The Ben Show (season finale), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Nathan for You (season finale), Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Brand X with Russell Brand, 11PM


  • Transformers: Prime, The Hub, 7:30PM
  • Amar'e Stoudemire: In The Moment, Epix, 8PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 8 & 8:30PM
  • Nikita, CW, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Vegas, CBS, 9PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 9PM
  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM
  • Da Vinci's Demons, Starz, 9PM
  • XIII, Reelzchannel, 10PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 10PM
  • Out There (season finale), IFC, 10PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM
  • Vice HBO, 11PM


  • UFC Prelims, FX, 5PM
  • UFC on Fox 7, Fox, 8PM
  • Mary & Martha (special presentation), HBO, 8PM
  • Doctor Who , BBC America, 8PM
  • Smash, NBC, 9PM
  • Orphan Black, BBC America, 9PM
  • The Nerdist, BBC America, 10PM


  • Bahrain GP, NBC Sports, 8AM
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Kansas, Fox, 12:30PM
  • IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach, NBC Sports, 4:40PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
  • The Cleveland Show, Fox, 7:30PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 8:30PM
  • The Apprentice, NBC, 9PM
  • Remember Sunday, ABC, 9PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM
  • Nurse Jackie, Showtime, 9PM
  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM
  • Game of Thrones, HBO, 9PM
  • Mr. Selfridge, PBS, 9PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 9:30PM
  • The Bletchley Circle (series premiere), PBS, 10PM
  • The Borgias, Showtime, 10PM
  • Veep, HBO, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM
  • Vikings, History, 10PM
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