This Week on Sling TV

Mar 21, 2016 by Sling Staff

All times Eastern.

Monday March 21

NBA on TNT - Rockets at Thunder: The Rockets are 35-35 and fighting for their playoff lives. They are barely holding on to eighth place in the West and are heading to OKC with James Harden nursing a sprained ankle that has him questionable for Tuesday. The Thunder is coming off their fourth straight win, one of which Russell Westbrook posted his league-leading 14th triple-double and Kevin Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. (8pm Monday, TNT)

Better Call Saul: Last week’s arrival of both Krazy-8 and Tio Hector Salamanca marked the biggest and most exciting Breaking Bad cameos of the series so far, and it seemed to be Mike’s first step toward working with the cartel and, eventually, Gus Fring. (10pm Monday, AMC)

Everything Is Copy: The late Nora Ephron directed beloved comedies such as Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julie. Take an intimate look at her private battle with leukemia in this documentary directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein. (9pm Monday, HBO)

Tuesday March 22

Stitchers: Season two of this sci-fi crime drama continues the story of a young woman recruited by a secret government agency that investigates murders by “stitching” into the memories of the recently deceased. (10pm Tuesday, Freeform)

Wednesday March 23

NBA on ESPN - Clippers at Warriors: The Clippers have lost six-of-nine, but remain comfortably in fourth place in the West as they continue to push forward without star forward Blake Griffin, who isn’t expected back until April, whereupon he must serve a four-game suspension. The Warriors, meanwhile, remain on-pace to break the all-time single-season record for wins, but recently fell 87-79 to the San Antonio Spurs in what was likely a Western finals preview. (10:30pm Wednesday, ESPN)

Donnie Loves Jenny: Former NKOTB star Donnie Wahlberg is perhaps best known for being mistaken as the inspiration for the character “Drama” in Entourage; Jenny McCarthy is perhaps best known for helping to restart polio’s lagging career. Watch their wedded bliss. (10 & 10:30pm Wednesday, A&E)

Thursday March 24

The Sweet 16 on TBS: #3 Texas A&M vs. #2 Oklahoma : Down 12 with 44 seconds to play, Texas A&M came storming back to tie Northern Iowa before going on to win 92-88 in double overtime. The Sooners managed to hold VCU at bay thanks to the hot hand of leading scorer Buddy Hield, who hit 11 of 20 for 36 points, while grabbing seven rebounds. (7:37pm Thursday, TBS)

The Sweet 16 on TBS: #4 Duke vs. #1 Oregon: The Duke Blue Devils let the Yale Bulldogs get a little closer than they would’ve liked, but managed to hold on to win 71-64, ending the 12-seed’s Cinderella run thanks to sophomore Grayson Allen’s 29-point effort. The Ducks trailed the Saint Joseph’s Hawks by seven with 5:33 to play before going on an 18-6 run to seal a victory. (10:07pm Thursday, TBS)

Vikings: Ragnar sets sail for Paris, again, but this time his brother Rollo is waiting for him. Meanwhile, King Ecbert sends Aethelwulf on a quest to Rome. (10pm Thursday, HISTORY)

Friday March 25

The Sweet 16 on TBS: #7 Wisconsin vs. #6 Notre Dame : The two lowest seeds left in the tournament square off. Wisconsin upset two-seed Xavier thanks to a pair of three-pointers by Bronson Koenig in the final 13 seconds to win 63-60, while Notre Dame barely survived a scare from 14-seed Stephen F. Austin, needing a last-second layup by Rex Pflueger to win 76-75. (7:27pm Friday, TBS)

The Sweet 16 on TBS: #5 Indiana vs. #1 North Carolina: The Indiana Hoosiers beat Kentucky 73-67 behind Thomas Bryant’s 19 points and five rebounds and Yogi Ferrell’s 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. The North Carolina Tar Heels scored 51 points in the second half to pull away for an 85-66 victory over Providence as Brice Johnson led the ‘Heels with 21 points and 10 rebounds.(9:57pm Friday, TBS)

Saturday March 26

The Perfect Daughter (aka The Carpenter’s Daughter): A father struggles to protect his 15-year-old daughter after she loses control at a high school party. (8:00pm Saturday, Lifetime)

Sunday March 27

The Walking Dead: Up is down and black is white in this topsy-turvy sixth season – Eugene is brave and resourceful? Father Gabriel is carrying a rifle? Abraham and Rosita are through? And most shockingly – Carol has remorse? There are only two episodes left this season and with the return of the singed Saviors, we’re guessing the worst is yet to come. (9pm Sunday, AMC)

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Vinyl: We can only hope that Richie Finestra has finally, truly hit rock bottom with last week’s extended cocaine hallucination and his generally repellent behavior. Or, is Richie going to be the villain now? With Zak and Andi seeming to form a tentative alliance to do things the right way, starting with their attempt to get David Bowie to play a benefit, might the balance of power at American Century Records be about to shift? (9pm Sunday, HBO)

Girls: Surprise, surprise. Marnie and Desi are fighting again. But this time when Marnie goes for a little walk to calm down, she runs into someone familiar. (10pm Sunday, HBO)

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