April 15 TV Picks: Series premiere of ‘Fargo’ on FX
TV picks for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, include a new series, “Fargo,” on FX; “NCIS” on CBS; and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC.
This 10-episode limited series is being billed as an “original adaptation” of the feature film. Creator Noah Hawley — with the Coen brothers’ blessing — uses the same bleak/chilly setting as the 1996 movie, but with a new crime and characters (played by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman). Series premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, on FX (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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Also on Tuesday
“MLB Baseball,” 5 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers (Live).
“NCIS,” 8 p.m. (CBS): When a Navy officer turns up dead on a rural road, the team must figure out if he was killed because he knew too much about an attack on a fellow officer; DiNozzo and McGee start a cleanse.
“Pioneers of Television,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Stand-up comics transition to the sitcom format. Interviews include Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Coulson and his team choose an unlikely refuge to hide from Talbot and work on uncovering S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secrets.
“Chicago Fire,” 10 p.m. (NBC): A surprised Dawson receives suicide note; Severide looks into Bloom’s dark past; Shay and Casey search for a life-changing item.
“The Mindy Project,” 9:30 p.m. (Fox): Peter takes Mindy to a bar so she can test his advice “to think like a man’’; Danny tries to give Tamra relationship advice.
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