Sat, April 19
Too bad they only give one best actress Emmy per year, because Tatiana Maslany deserves a shelf full of them for her work as the titular orphan, Sarah Manning, and her fellow clones. In the season premiere, as Sarah tries to stay one step ahead of her adversaries, she declares war on Rachel, who she suspects is behind her daughter's disappearance. Kristian Bruun and Jordan Gavaris also star in "Nature Under Constraint and Vexed."
The NBA playoffs tip off today and tonight, with coverage including this game on ABC and a tripleheader later on ESPN. TNT gets into the act tomorrow when it airs three games, and the three networks -- as well as ESPN2 -- continue to share postseason rights through the conference finals. At that time, exclusivity kicks in -- ESPN airs the Eastern Conference Finals, the Western Conference Finals are on TNT, and ABC airs the Finals in early June.
The NHL playoffs -- the most physically grueling postseason in all of sports -- move into their first weekend of action with a conference quarterfinal matchup. Led by their top broadcast team of play-by-play man Mike "Doc" Emrick, analyst Ed Olczyk and ice-side contributor Pierre McGuire, NBC and NBC Sports Network air the bulk of games in the four-round tournament, which requires the champion to win 16 games before accepting the historic Stanley Cup.