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TV preview: 'Da Vinci' debut is sort of a mess
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The new Starz drama "Da Vinci's Demons'' might turn out to be a decent series, although you'd never know if from the debut — a confusing mess more notable for the full-frontal nudity than the plot. But Episode 2 of this series that casts Leonardo Da Vinci as a genius/action hero is more coherent and considerably more promising.

Watch • 11 p.m. Friday, Starz The Week Ahead

Defiance

This new series is gorgeous to look at but the narrative is iffy.

Watch • 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Monday, Syfy

Dallas

Who killed J.R.? We find out in the season's final two episodes.

Watch • 7 and 8 p.m. Monday, TNT

Who Gets the Last Laugh?

Celebrities play mean-spirited practical jokes on regular folks. This is funny?

Watch • 8 p.m. Tuesday, TBS

Deadliest Catch

A new season begins with two new boats.

Watch • 10 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery

Glee

Rachel auditions for "Funny Girl."

Watch • 8 p.m. Thursday, Channel 13 This Weekend

NBA

Minnesota at Utah

Watch • 7 p.m. Friday, ROOT

Spartacus: War of the Damned

Spartacus and the rebels fight one last battle against the Romans in the series finale.

Watch • 10 p.m. Friday, Starz

MLS

Real Salt Lake at Vancouver

Watch • 2 p.m. Saturday, Channel 4

Masters Tournament

Second, third and final rounds

Watch • 1 p.m. Friday, ESPN; 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, Channel 2

Louis C.K.: Oh My God

Stand-up comedy.

Watch • 8 p.m. Saturday, HBO

Veep

Selina sees the midterms as a chance to expand her role in the season premiere.

Watch • 11 p.m. Sunday, HBO

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