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Must See HDTV for the week of April 8th: Desolation of Smaug, Mad Men and Justified

Must See HDTV for the week of April 8th: Desolation of Smaug, Mad Men and Justified
Richard Lawler
Richard Lawler|@Rjcc|April 8, 2014 5:24 PM

Now that the men's NCAA basketball tournament is over, it's back to the post-March Madness grind. The second Hobbit movie is out on Blu-ray this week, but TV viewers will be waiting until Sunday for the premiere of the final season of Mad Men. Tonight though, we're tuning in to the season finale of Justified as our favorite Elmore Leonard character stomps around the hills and valleys of Kentucky doing his U.S. Marshal thing. Today is also the day the world is introduced to Titanfall on Xbox 360. Check after the break for trailers plus our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and gaming.

Blu-ray, Streaming movies & Games

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (3D)
  • August: Osage County
  • Grudge Match
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
  • Funny Face
  • Titanfall (Xbox 360)
  • Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (Xbox One, PS4)
  • Kinect Sports Rivals
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
  • Lego: The Hobbit (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3)


  • NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: UCONN/Notre Dame, ESPN, 8PM
  • Glee, Fox, 8PM
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Nets/Heat, TNT, 8PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • The Dave Clark Five, PBC, 8PM
  • Capitals/Blues, NBC Sports Network, 8PM
  • The Mindy Project, Fox, 9PM
  • From Dusk Till Dawn, El Rey Network, 9PM
  • About a Boy, NBC, 9PM
  • Face Off, Syfy, 9PM
  • The Goldbergs, ABC, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • Growing Up Fisher, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Trophy Wife, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Chicago Fire, NBC, 10PM
  • The Listener, ION, 10 & 11PM
  • Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Syfy, 10PM
  • Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, BBC America, 10PM
  • Game of Arms, AMC, 10PM
  • Mind Games, ABC, 10PM
  • The Profit, CNBC, 10PM
  • Justified (season finale), FX, 10PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Rockets/Lakers, TNT, 10:30PM


  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • Melissa & Joey, ABC Family, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Red Wings/Penguins, NBC Sports Network, 8PM
  • Heat/Grizzlies, ESPN, 8PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Baby Daddy, ABC Family, 8:30PM
  • The 100, CW, 9PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Jim Rome on Showtime, Showtime, 9PM
  • Mixology, ABC, 9:30PM
  • The Americans, FX, 10PM
  • Legit, FXX, 10PM
  • Workaholics, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Chicago PD, NBC, 10PM
  • CSI, CBS, 10PM
  • Triptank, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Deal With It, TBS, 10:30PM
  • Ali G: Rezurection, FXX, 10:30PM
  • Thunder/Clippers, ESPN, 10:30PM


  • Community, NBC, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • Spurs/Mavericks, TNT, 8PM
  • Blues/Wild, NBC Sports Network, 8PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 8:30PM
  • The Millers, CBS, 8:30PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 9PM
  • Saint George, FX, 9PM
  • Suits (season finale), USA, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • Reign, CW, 9PM
  • Two and a Half Men, CBS, 9PM
  • Surviving Jack, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Anger Management, FX, 9:30PM
  • The Crazy Ones, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Real World/Road Rules Challenge, MTV, 10PM
  • Review with Forrest Macneil, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Portlandia, IFC, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • Vikings, History, 10PM
  • Parenthood, NBC, 10PM
  • Sirens, USA, 10PM
  • Nuggets/Warriors, TNT, 10:30PM


  • Unforgettable, CBS, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Last Man Standing, ABC, 8PM
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?, CW, 8PM
  • The Neighbors (season finale), ABC, 8:30PM
  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 9PM
  • Bellator MMA Live, Spike TV, 9PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 9PM
  • Mad Dog: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi, 9:30PM
  • Continuum, Syfy, 10PM
  • Hannibal, NBC, 10PM
  • Vice, HBO, 11PM


  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Darlington, Fox, 6PM
  • Death Clique, Lifetime, 8PM
  • Bermuda Tentacles, Syfy, 9PM
  • Orphan Black: The Cloneversation (special), BBC America, 8PM
  • Ripper Street (season finale), BBC America, 9PM
  • Da Vinci's Demons, Starz, 9PM
  • Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Ed Sheeran, NBC, 11:30PM
  • Dave Attell: Road Work, Comedy Central, 11:59PM
  • Comedy Underground with Dave Attell (series premiere), Comedy Central, 1AM


  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 7PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 7:30PM
  • Red Sox/Yankees, ESPN, 8PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM
  • Once Upon a Time, ABC, 8PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Nurse Jackie (season premiere), Showtime, 9PM
  • 2014 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 9PM
  • Game of Thrones, HBO, 9PM
  • Mr. Selfridge, PBS, 9PM
  • Overhaulin, Velocity, 9PM
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Fox, 9PM
  • Believe, NBC, 9PM
  • Resurrection, ABC, 9PM
  • Turn, AMC, 9PM
  • Californication (season premiere), Showtime, 9:30PM
  • Mad Men (season premiere), AMC, 10PM
  • Bletchley Circle (series premiere), PBS, 10PM
  • Years of Living Dangerously (series premiere), Showtime, 10PM
  • Silicon Valley, HBO, 10PM
  • Crisis, NBC, 10PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM
  • Veep, HBO, 10:30PM
  • Robot Chicken (season premiere), Cartoon Network, 11:30PM
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Must See HDTV for the week of April 8th: Desolation of Smaug, Mad Men and Justified