TV picks for March 23-29

By Dale Roe | Austin American-Statesman Published:

"Girls," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Helix" all air season-enders this week. Elsewhere, Christian Slater tries to guest on "Archer" without getting the series canceled. Here's what caught my eye on the television schedule:

Sunday:

"American Dream Builders," 7 p.m., NBC: A dozen home builders T-square off against each other in this new renovation challenge series.

"The Walking Dead," 8 p.m., AMC: The season's penultimate episode can't possibly be as grim and depressing as last week's, can it?

"Drop Dead Diva," 8 p.m., Lifetime: The show's final season kicks off tonight.

"Girls," 9 p.m., HBO: Season three concludes with Adam's opening night and a potential relationship game-changer.

"Alaska Fish Wars," 9 p.m., National Geographic: I wish they'd just slap each other with seafood like they did in that old Monty Python bit.

Monday:

"Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern," 8 p.m., Travel: Season 6 begins with the culinary explorer trying moose, but not squirrel.

"Archer," 9 p.m., FX: Christian Slater voices an arms dealer, and this might be the first series the actor doesn't kill.

Tuesday:

"Story of the Jews," 7 p.m., PBS: A five-part history of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the Hebrew Bible. The second episode follows.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," 8:30 p.m., Fox: Season 1, sadly, concludes tonight.

Wednesday:

"Brothers in War," 7 p.m., National Geographic: Charlie Sheen narrates this Vietnam documentary.

"Hot in Cleveland," 9 p.m., TV Land: Season 5 premieres with tonight's live episode.

Thursday:

"Inside the Actors Studio," 7 p.m., Bravo: James Lipton looks at the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" as it ambles toward its end.

"Surviving Jack," 8:30 p.m., Fox: This new '90s-set sitcom finds a distant father (Christopher Meloni) becoming somewhat overbearing when forced to take a more active role in the raising of his son.

"Vikings," 9 p.m., History: Jarl Borg battles Ragnar and Lagertha. Sorry -- no English translation for this description was available.

Friday:

"Live from Lincoln Center," 8 p.m., PBS: Patina Miller (a Tony Award-winner for "Pippin") performs show tunes and R&B classics.

"Helix," 9 p.m., Syfy: Season 1 concludes.

Saturday:

"Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2014," 7 p.m., Nickelodeon: Mark Wahlberg hosts (do kids even know him?) and indie rockers American Authors perform.

"Ghost Adventures," 8 p.m., Travel: The crew visits San Pedro, Calif.'s Fort MacArthur Museum where they discover tunnels, underground bunkers and -- I guarantee it -- zero ghosts.

"Lady Gaga at the Doritos #Boldstage," 9 p.m., Fuse: Hurl yourself into this LG performance recorded during Austin's South by Southwest.

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