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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of Legos in the milestone 550th "Brick Like Me" episode of “The Simpsons” airing Sunday, May 4 on Fox. Courtesy Fox and the LEGO Group
This weekend on TV: LEGO of Homer! 550th episode of 'The Simpsons' is a hoot!

The 550th episode of The Simpsons (Sunday, 7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is one of the best in a long time. Homer wakes up to discover that everyone and everything in Springfield is made out of LEGO ... except when he slips back into regular animation.

The computer-generated LEGO animation is great, and the episode is both laugh-out-loud funny and heartwarming.

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NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (5 p.m., ESPN2); San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks (6 p.m., ESPN); Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

Stanley Cup playoffs: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (5 p.m., NBCSN); Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (7:30 p.m., NBCSN)

College baseball (6 p.m., BYUtv): Gonzaga at BYU

College softball (6 p.m., P12N): California at Utah

Unforgettable (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A cybercriminal traps Eliot and the mayor in an elevator.

Shark Tank: Swimming With the Sharks (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A look at what happens to entrepreneurs after they're on the show. An episode of Shark Tank follows (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Mircea Monroe guest stars.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Steve and Catherine travel to Afghanistan to save a boy from the Taliban.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Nick and Hank investigate the murder of a young woman.

Hart of Dixie (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Wade blames Zoe for his relationship problems.

Continuum (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Dillon is taken hostage by Liber8.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An undercover cop in Danny's squad is killed.

Saturday on TV ...

Stanley Cup playoffs: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins (10:30 a.m., NBC/Ch. 6); Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (6 p.m., NBCSN)

College baseball (1 p.m., BYUtv): Gonzaga at BYU

Horse racing (2 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Coverage of the Kentucky Derby begins at 2 p.m.; post time is 4:24 p.m.; the race itself will last about two minutes.

College rugby (2 p.m., NBSCN): BYU vs. California in the Varsity Cup final.

NBA playoffs: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (3:30 p.m., TNT); Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Tunder (6 p.m., TNT); Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (8:30 p.m., TNT)

College softball (6 p.m., P12N): California at Utah

PCL baseball (6:30 p.m., Ch. 14): Reno Aces at Salt Lake Bees

MLS (6:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Real Salt Lake at Chicago Fire

Orphan Black (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Sarah turns to an old flame.

The White House Correspondents' Dinner (6 p.m., CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC): Joel McHale hosts.

Da Vinci's Demons (7 and 8 p.m., Starz): The quest for the Book of Leaves turns deadly.

Hannibal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Will undergoes a dark transformation.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Andrew Garfield hosts; Coldplay is the musical guest.

Sunday on TV ...

Stanley Cup playoffs: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (1 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5); New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (5:30 p.m., NBCSN)

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): BP claims that businesses that were not harmed by the 2010 oil spill have collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement money.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The remaining contestants race to Spain.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In the season finale, the town is is a state of chaos.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Shelagh wants to adopt a baby.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Homer awakes in a world where everything is made of Legos.

Turn (7 and 9 p.m., AMC): Gen. Washington's Army crosses into enemy territory.

Granite Flats (7 and 10 p.m., BYUtv): The kids meet their new English teacher (Christopher Lloyd).

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 10 p.m., Lifetime): Jane and Grayson spend the night together.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Serving jury duty, Alicia meets a man to whom she's ever attracted.

Resurrection (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Unnatural forces overcome Arcadia in the Season 1 finale.

Believe (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Bo has a disturbing premonition.

Mr. Selfridge (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Harry's reputation suffers while he is in Germany.

Cosmos (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at the ocean floor, among other things.

Mad Men (8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Pete underestimates Peggy.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Marisol learns shocking news about her fiancé and Opal.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A grand jury looks into the death of Red John.

Revenge (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily takes drastic action against the Graysons.

Crisis (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Dunn tries to protect Meg.

The Bletchley Circle (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The women decide to stop the traffickers themselves. (Season finale)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (9 p.m., Hallmark): The team tries to deliver what could be a life-changing love letter.

Game of Thrones (10 p.m., HBO): Cersei and Tywin consider the next move for the Crown; Daenerys makes plans for the future.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Frank pressures Jackie to let him move in.

Californication (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Hank and Levon help Julia celebrate her new role.

Silicon Valley (11 p.m., HBO): Erlich hires a graffiti artist to design Pied Piper's logo.

My Five Wives (11 p.m., TLC): Brady and his wives answer viewers' questions.

Veep (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina has a secret lunch with a major strategist.



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