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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Clones, Philip Roth and an 'Adventure Time' Special

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire March 25, 2013 at 11:37AM

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Californication," "The Walking Dead" and the back-this-week "Game of Thrones," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.
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'Orphan Black'
BBC America 'Orphan Black'

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Californication," "The Walking Dead" and the back-this-week "Game of Thrones," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

"Adventure Time": "Simon & Marcy"
Monday, Mar. 25 at 7:30pm on Cartoon Network

Pendleton Ward's cult favorite animated series "Adventure Time" offers up another half-hour special (twice as long as the usual episode runtime), this one looking into the complicated history of the Ice King and Marceline the Vampire Queen back when they were friends named Simon and Marcy.

'Real World: Portland'
Ian Spanier/MTV 'Real World: Portland'

"The Real World: Portland": Season Premiere
Wednesday, Mar. 27 at 10pm on MTV

Think of how much has changed since MTV's longest-running series premiered back in 1992 as something inspired by PBS' "An American Family" and dedicated to showcasing the unfiltered behavior of a varied group of young people living together in New York. These days, we probably wouldn't blink of the housemates did a bunch of PCP together and then conducted some sort of human sacrifice in the requisite hot tub. Season 28 of the show is set in Portland, OR and promises, per MTV, a replacement roommate who is "quite possibly the most outrageous in 'Real World' history." Consider yourself warned.

"Fall to Grace": Broadcast Premiere
Thursday, Mar. 28 at 8pm on HBO

Alexandra Pelosi directed and produced this documentary about former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, following the disgraced politician's path from his resignation in the midst of scandal in 2004, his public coming out as "a gay American," his divorce and path to becoming an Episcopal priest who works with female inmates. The 48-minute film premiered at Sundance earlier this year.

'Philip Roth: Unmasked'
François Reumont/PBS 'Philip Roth: Unmasked'

"American Masters": "Philip Roth: Unmasked"
Friday. Mar. 29 at 9pm on PBS

Having gotten a theatrical run at Film Forum earlier this month (a free one, thanks to the Ostrovsky Family Fund), this documentary from French filmmaker William Karel ("The World According to Bush") premieres on PBS this week as part of the "American Masters" series. Philip Roth, who turned 80 on March 19th, is praised, inspected and put into context by the film, which was well-received by critics and which is most interesting for the candid interviews from the author himself -- Karel and his fellow filmmaker Livia Manera spent 10 days with the author to get the footage.

"Orphan Black": Series Premiere
Saturday, Mar. 30 at 9pm on BBC America

BBC America's latest series is a lively sci-fi thriller created by John Fawcett ("Ginger Snaps") and Graeme Manson ("Cube"). The Canadian co-production stars Tatiana Maslany as Sarah (and, we soon learn, others), a streetwise troublemaker who crosses paths with a woman who looks just like her at the train station -- right before her double throws herself onto the tracks. Sarah attempts to take on the dead girl's identity, at least for long enough to empty her bank account, but learns quickly that the stranger with her face was involved in some serious danger involving a set of clones that may include Sarah. BBC America's surrounding "Orphan Black" with "Doctor Who," which returns for its midseason premiere with new companion Jenna Louise-Coleman at 8pm, and Chris Hardwick's "The Nerdist," which will have its debut as a full-on series at 10pm.

'Revolution'
Brownie Harris/NBC 'Revolution'

Also worth a look: NBC's apocalyptic drama "Revolution" returns on Monday, March 25th at 10pm to, execs at the struggling network are surely praying, affirm its status as one of its very few new successes; the channel's other quasi-hit "Go On" stages a "Friends" union between star Matthew Perry and guest Courteney Cox on Tuesday, Match 26th at 9pm; "Bomb Girls," ReelzChannel's enjoyable Canadian period drama, returns for a second season on Wednesday, March 27th at 8pm.

This article is related to: Television, TV Features, PBS, American Masters, Philip Roth: Unmasked, Orphan Black, BBC America, The Real World, MTV, Adventure Time, Cartoon Network, HBO , Fall to Grace






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