Weekend Preview: 'Game of Thrones.' Also, Everything

Game of Thrones (HBO, Sunday) – Season premiere. After a million trailers and promotional images, season two is finally here. I hope. I said this on Twitter, but if the April 1 premiere date is just an elaborate April Fools joke that ends with HBO running an “Arli$$” marathon, I’ll be furious.

Mad Men (AMC, Sunday) – On Sunday night, you can roll from the “Game of Thrones” premiere at 9 right into the second episode of “Mad Men” at 10. This is nice.

The Killing (AMC, Sunday) – Two hour premiere. Listen, you can do whatever the hell you want with your time. If you want to watch “The Killing,” be my guest. My strategy, on the other hand, will be to sit back and wait for some reviews of the season to start coming in, and only dip my toe in if things are looking significantly better. Otherwise, I’m out.

Shameless/House of Lies/Californication (Showtime, Sunday) – Season finales all around. If there were more hours in the day, I’d be much more familiar with these shows. I’ve enjoyed “Shameless” whenever I’ve caught it, but Sunday nights are just insane. (See above.)

Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz, Friday) – Season finale. I know kind of a lot about Ancient Rome. I’m not exactly sure where I picked it all up. Maybe from that show on the History Channel that Robocop hosted

GCB (ABC, Sunday) – From TV Guide: “Heather invites Sheryl Crow to perform at the annual church fundraiser, but Gigi and Burl steal the show.” This show premiered like 30 seconds ago and they’re already rolling out the celebrity guest stars. I do not believe that is a good sign.

NCAA Basketball Tournament: Final Four (CBS, Saturday) – “Basketball Jones! I got a Basketball Jones! I got a Basketball Jones, oh baby, oo-OO-OO-oo.” [checks “Make Space Jam reference” off to-do list.]