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TV THIS WEEK: April 22 - 28

April 20, 2012 |  1:26 pm

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This week's TV Movies


From the animated antics of “The Simpsons” to the ratings powerhouse that is “American Idol,” a once-upstart network and some of its stars, past and present, will celebrate a quarter-century of TV goodness in “Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special.” (Fox, 8 p.m.)

She debunked the so-called “Seinfeld” curse with her hit series “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” so we’ve no doubt that Julia Louis-Dreyfus will have us laughing with her — as well as at her — in her new D.C.-set sitcom “Veep.” (HBO, 10 p.m.)


Haunting and exotic, the traditional music of Armenia casts a spell all its own. Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Hagop Goudsouzian surveys the sounds and the sights of his ancestral homeland in the new documentary “Armenian Echoes.” (KCET, 9 p.m.)


If they can make it here, they’ll make it anywhere: Aspiring actors and other artistic types live, love and work dead-end jobs while hoping to catch that proverbial big break in the new drama “The L.A. Complex.” With Cassie Steele. (9 p.m. KTLA)


What could be worse than being a contestant on “Fear Factor” … seriously, what? How about being subjected to some similarly creepy challenges in complete darkness? That’s what’s in store on the new reality competition “Total Blackout.” (Syfy, 10 p.m.)


Live from New York — again — it’s “30 Rock.” The Tina Fey sitcom had great success with a live outing last season, so they’re gonna give it another go. And watch for more of those surprise cameos; we’d tell you who, only they wouldn’t tell us. (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)


It’s a busy night for the self-appointed cetacean protectors at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society with the new special “Whale Wars: Operation Bluefin” and the new docu-series “Whale Wars: Viking Shores.” (Animal Planet, 8 and 9 p.m.)


Bosom buddies? Not likely. Tom Hanks is the middle-aged “Larry Crowne” in the middling 2011 dramedy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the hard-rockin’ “Hesher” in that edgy 2010 indie. Julia Roberts costars in the former, Natalie Portman in the latter. (HBO, 8 p.m.; Cinemax, 10 p.m.)