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Must See HDTV for the week of May 6th: 24, Louie and Weekend at Bernie's

Must See HDTV for the week of May 6th: 24, Louie and Weekend at Bernie's
Richard Lawler
Richard Lawler|@Rjcc|May 5, 2014 5:53 PM

It's springtime and football is back (sort of). The NFL Draft will stand in for actual games (unless you dig arena league) among a slew of sports this week, but if your tastes turn towards drama or comedy there's still plenty to look forward to. Among the list of long-awaited movies being released on Blu-ray this week are 80s favorites Weekend at Bernie's and Revenge of the Nerds, but the biggest news is that Jack Is Back on 24 tonight along with Louis CK's Louie on FX. Check after the break for a list of what's new this week plus a few trailers, and drop in the comments if you see any highlights that we've missed.

24: Live Another Day

After taking a few years off, Kiefer Sutherland/Jack Bauer is returning to fight terrorism once again. Those familiar with 24 should know what to expect and have likely already prepared a counter for every kill, but we're wondering if Jack's cellphone still magically has signal everywhere he goes. If you want to check out some old episodes remember -- Amazon Prime is the place for that now.

(Fox, May 6th, 8PM)

Penny Dreadful

Showtime's new psychological thriller Penny Dreadful premieres this weekend from Skyfall writer/directors John Logan and Sam Mendes. The show promises to reinvent some of literature's classic frightening characters like Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and even Dracula. Not quite convinced? Check out the full premiere episode for free on the internet right here.

(Showtime, May 11th, 10PM)


After an all-too-long layoff, comedian Louis CK is bringing back his self titled series for another season. Last season closed out with him on the losing end of the late night wars, so we can't imagine where it will go from here, but it should be funny. Back-to-back episodes air tonight and for the next seven weeks, check out a few preview clips embedded here plus a message from Louis CK to the fans:

I took a year off between last season and this one, mostly so I could have more time to do the show, to make it better. This season is very different from past seasons. The first three episodes are pretty typical of what we've done in the past, Self-contained stories. But the next 6 episodes after that are all connected in one story. Then we have a three part story and a two part story. So lots of... parts stories. Yeah.
Anyway, I just wanted to make you aware that the show is coming back tonight.

(FX, May 6th, 10PM)


The big show this weekend is the NFL Draft, kicking off with round one on Thursday night, followed by 2 and 3 on Friday and the rest on Saturday. As usual both ESPN and the NFL Network are in place to catch all the drama, but fans of other sports can also tune into the ongoing NBA and NHL playoffs. NASCAR Sprint Cup action shifts to Saturday night, while F1 racers hit the track in Spain Sunday morning.

Blu-ray, Streaming movies & Games

  • Veronica Mars
  • Blazing Saddles (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Ultimate Godzilla Collection (4 sets)
  • Amistad
  • The Terminal
  • Bachelor Party
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Weekend at Bernies
  • The Honeymooners Classic 39 Episodes
  • I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 1
  • The Andy Griffith Show Season 1
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control
  • MLB 14: The Show (PS4)
  • Sportsfriends (PS3, PS4)
  • Peggle 2 (Xbox 360)


  • 24: Live Another Day (season premiere), Fox, 8PM
  • 2 Broke Girls (season finale), CBS, 8PM
  • Wizards/Pacers Game 1, TNT, 7PM
  • Penguins/Rangers Game 3, NBC Sports Network, 7:30PM
  • Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 8PM
  • Star-Crossed, CW, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • Friends with Better Lives, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Tomorrow People (season finale), CW, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9PM
  • Warehouse 13, Syfy, 9PM
  • Clippers/Thunder Game 1, TNT, 9:30PM
  • Louie (season premiere), FX, 10 & 10:30PM
  • Bates Motel (season finale), A&E, 10PM
  • Metal Hurlant Chronicles (season premiere), Syfy, 10 & 10:30PM
  • The Blacklist, NBC, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM


  • 30 for 30: Soccer Stories - Mysteries of the Rimet Trophy / Barbosa: The Man Who Made Brazil Cry, ESPN, 7PM
  • Bruins/Canadiens Game 3, NBC Sports Network, 7PM
  • Glee, Fox, 8PM
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • The Pioneers of Television (season finale), PBS, 8PM
  • The Originals, CW, 8PM
  • The New Girl (season finale), Fox, 9PM
  • From Dusk Till Dawn, El Rey Network, 9PM
  • About a Boy, NBC, 9PM
  • Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Syfy, 9PM
  • The Goldbergs, ABC, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM
  • The Mindy Project (season finale), Fox, 9:30PM
  • Growing Up Fisher, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Trophy Wife, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Freakshow (season premiere), AMC, 10 & 10:30PM
  • Chicago Fire, NBC, 10PM
  • Fargo, FX, 10PM
  • Playing House, USA, 10PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 10PM
  • Awkward, MTV, 10PM
  • The Listener, ION, 10 & 11PM
  • Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, BBC America, 10PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Faking It, MTV, 10:30PM
  • Small Town Security (season premiere), AMC, 11PM


  • Penguins/Rangers Game 4, NBC Sports Network, 7:30PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • Melissa & Joey, ABC Family, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Arrow, CW, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • Revolution, NBC, 8PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Baby Daddy, ABC Family, 8:30PM
  • The 100, CW, 9PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 9PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Mixology, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Catfish (season premiere), MTV, 10PM
  • The Americans, FX, 10PM
  • Legit, FXX, 10PM
  • Chicago PD, NBC, 10PM
  • CSI (season finale), CBS, 10PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, Fox Sports 1, 10PM
  • Triptank, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Deal With It, TBS, 10:30PM
  • Ali G: Rezurection, FXX, 10:30PM


  • Nets/Heat Game 2, ESPN2, 7PM
  • NFL Draft Round 1, NFL Network / ESPN, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • The Millers, CBS, 8:30PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 9PM
  • Saint George (season finale), FX, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • Reign, CW, 9PM
  • Two and a Half Men (season finale), CBS, 9PM
  • Trail Blazers/Spurs, ESPN2, 9:30PM
  • Surviving Jack, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Anger Management, FX, 9:30PM
  • Bad Teacher, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Maron (season premiere), IFC, 10PM
  • Angels/Kings Game 3, NBC Sports Network, 10PM
  • Real World/Road Rules Challenge, MTV, 10PM
  • Black Box, ABC, 10PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Comedy Bang! Bang! (season premiere), IFC, 10:30PM


  • NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3, ESPN / NFL Network, 7PM
  • Pacers/Wizards Game 3, ESPN, 8PM
  • Unforgettable (season finale), CBS, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?, CW, 8PM
  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 9PM
  • Bellator MMA Live (season finale), Spike TV, 9PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 9PM
  • Hawaii Five-0 (season finale), CBS, 9PM
  • Continuum, Syfy, 10PM
  • Blue Bloods (season finale), CBS, 10PM
  • Hannibal, NBC, 10PM
  • Vice, HBO, 11PM


  • NFL Draft Rounds 4 - 7, ESPN / NFL Network, 12PM
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup @ Kansas Speedway, Fox, 7PM
  • The Good Sister, Lifetime, 8PM
  • Heat/Nets Game 3, ABC, 8PM
  • Orphan Black, BBC America, 9PM
  • Da Vinci's Demons, Starz, 9PM
  • The Real History of Science Fiction, BBC America, 10PM
  • Spurs/Trail Blazers Game 3, ESPN, 10:30PM
  • Saturday Night Live: Charlize Theron/Black Keys, NBC, 11:30PM
  • Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, Comedy Central, 1AM


  • F1 Spanish GP, NBC Sports Network, 8AM
  • Thunder/Clippers Game 4, ABC, 3:30PM
  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 7PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 7:30PM
  • Cardinals/Pirates, ESPN, 8PM
  • Pacers/Wizards Game 4, TNT, 8PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM
  • Once Upon a Time (season finale), ABC, 8PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Nurse Jackie, Showtime, 9PM
  • Game of Thrones, HBO, 9PM
  • Mr. Selfridge, PBS, 9PM
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Fox, 9PM
  • Rosemary's Baby (Part 1 of 2), NBC, 9PM
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN, 9PM
  • Turn, AMC, 9PM
  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM
  • Californication, Showtime, 9:30PM
  • Mad Men, AMC, 10PM
  • Penny Dreadful (series premiere), Showtime, 10PM
  • Silicon Valley, HBO, 10PM
  • Revenge (season finale), ABC, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM
  • Veep, HBO, 10:30PM
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO, 11PM
  • Robot Chicken, Cartoon Network, 11:30PM
Must See HDTV for the week of May 6th: 24, Louie and Weekend at Bernie's