Ecoterrorists storm an animal testing facility on tonight’s episode, but don’t worry — this quirky comedy hasn’t gone all hard-core political. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (and guest star Olivia Wilde) have a way of making these characters uniquely human and likable. And that is what makes this clever comedy — now in its fourth season — endlessly watchable. Oh, and did you see that bird in the opening sequence of last week’s premiere episode? 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, on IFC.
Front row, from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and, second row from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie.
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It was a slow burn, but by the end of season one this spy drama found its rhythm and became another winner for FX. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell are just right as KGB spies in suburban 1980s Washington, D.C. Season two premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, on FX.
PBS’ “Great Performances” series celebrates the 50th anniversary of London’s venerable theatrical institution with this two-hour special, directed by Nicholas Hytner. It features live and archived performances from Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton. 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, on KCTS.
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The second half of season four begins with three survivors (Rick, Carl and Michonne) of the events at the prison separated and looking to find a new safe place to battle the undead. 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, on AMC.
A beautiful woman scuba-diving in Goldeneye, Jamaica; a dangerous looking race down a mountain in Austria; and a very specific drink order at a London bar. Is it Bond, James Bond? No, this slick and sexy four-part series follows Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) and his adventures as a playboy turned intelligence officer in 1938 London. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, on BBC America.