"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" on HBO

"The Daily Show" alum launches the series "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver." (Justin Stephens / HBO / February 19, 2014)

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This week's TV Movies


Tweens and pre-tweens can get an eyeful and an earful of their favorite performers at the "2014 Radio Disney Music Awards." 8 p.m. Disney Channel

Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of literary lion Ernest Hemingway, tells of her famous family's troubled history in "Running From Crazy." 9 p.m. OWN

The standup special "Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed" has the affable Gaffigan waxing comedic on a variety of quotidian topics. 10 p.m. Comedy Central

A former "Daily Show" correspondent gets a swivel chair to call his own with the debut of the satirical series "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver." 11 p.m. HBO


Expect an increase in the body count and likely a plot twist or three when "The Following" ends its second season. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy star. 9 p.m. Fox

Former President Bill Clinton, Dan Rather and others pay tribute to a political powerhouse in the documentary "All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State." 9 p.m. HBO

"Law & Order's" Linus Roache is on the wrong side of both when he guest stars as the villain of the week on "The Blacklist." 10 p.m. NBC


So Cobie Smulders wasn't "the mother." She's still one of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." — which is way cooler — and she's a guest star in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC

Perhaps in some future incarnation, Shirley MacLaine will have an uncanny recollection of having once guest-starred on an episode of "Glee." 8 p.m. Fox

A new "Pioneers of Television" salutes Bill Cosby, Desi Arnaz, George Takei and others who paved the way for minorities on the small screen. 8 p.m. KOCE

A pioneering LA Times journalist who lost his life in the line of duty is remembered in "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle — A Voces Special Presentation." 9 p.m. KOCE

You just might learn something about our beleaguered education system in "Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District." 9:30 p.m. KLCS

"Frontline" examines the impact of America's higher-than-average incarceration rates in the exposé "Prison State." 10 p.m. KOCE