Saturday afternoon, new docu-series “Ball Boys” (ABC at 3, 3:30 p.m.) follows the adventures at Robbie’s First Base,
a sports memorabilia store in Baltimore.
Nickelodeon has a night of April Fool’s Day-themed shows, starting with “Victorious” (at 8), in which Tori gets a little too into the pranks, and on “iCarly” (at 8:30), Carly and Spencer are getting evicted — or are they?
Sunday talk-shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews SunEdison Solar’s Kevin Lapidu and Spectra Energy’s Gregory Ebel; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Rand’s Christine Eibner and American Action Forum’s Douglas Holz-Eakin; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts White House senior adviser David Plouffe and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.); “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Plouffe, Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and others; “The Chris Matthews Show” (NBC at 10) hosts New York magazine’s John Heilemann, CNBC’s Kelly Evans, the New York Times’s David Leonhardt and CNN’s Gloria Borger; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features Plouffe and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
“Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Richard Cordray; “This Is America With Dennis Wholey” (WETA at 10) talks to Panamanian Ambassador Mario E. Jaramillo; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Plouffe, NPR’s Michele Norris, former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour (R) and others; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum; “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One at 11) hosts Rep. AndréCarson (D-Ind.), the Rev. Jennifer Butler, Bishop Aubrey Shines and others; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 11) has Defense News’s Kate Brannen, the American Enterprise Institute’s Mackenzie Eaglen, the Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson and Center for American Progress’s Larry Korb.
Sunday night, “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (WETA at 8, 10:30; MPT at 9, 10) helps people explore their genealogy, starting with Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis.
“Mad Men” (AMC at 9) returns after a lengthy wait — about 18 months since the fourth season ended — as Don gets a surprise to kick off Season 5.
Theresa considers herself very helpful as she connects people to their deceased loved ones on “Long Island Medium” (TLC at 9), but on the Season 2 premiere, her daughter hopes mom will put her powers away for just one night.
Matthew Perry guest-stars as a panel chairman who quickly clashes with Alicia on “The Good Wife” (CBS at 9).
Comedian Niecy Nash lands her own reality series with “Leave it to Niecy” (TLC at 10, 10:30), which follows her family life, starting with her kids getting to know her new husband.
— Emily Yahr
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