TV highlights: The ‘27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards’ and a ‘Walking Dead’ weekend


'WALKING DEAD' WEEKEND: Ahead of the finale, which looks not too promising for young Carl Grimes (pictured), AMC's marathoning Season 4 up until the final episode on Sunday at 9 p.m. (Gene Page/AMC)
March 29

Hosted by Mark Wahlberg, the “27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards” (Nickelodeon at 8 p.m.) will honor the best in pre-teen and teen culture with orange blimps and gooey slime. American Authors and Aloe Blacc are expected to perform live.

An overwhelmed teen mom learns about parenting the hard way when her baby is kidnapped in the made-for-TV movie “Zoe Gone” (Lifetime at 8). Jean Louisa Kelly and Andrea Bowen star.

For those behind on TV’s favorite zombie show, have no fear. AMC will be hosting a marathon of all 15 episodes of “The Walking Dead” (AMC at 8) Season 4 to date, back-to-back, leading right up to Sunday’s season finale.

Louis C.K. plays host on “SNL” (NBC at 11:30) with Sam Smith as musical guest.

Hannibal Buress (Lincoln on “Broad City”) returns to his home town for a raucous stand-up show on “Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago” (Comedy Central at midnight).

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews former governor Bill Richardson (D-N.M.); “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features BioCentury’s Steve Usdin; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sen. Angus King (I-Maine); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has Edison Electric Institute’s David K. Owens; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.).

“Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts Hatzel Vela; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.); “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” (Fox News Channel at 10) hosts Merck’s Kenneth Frazier; “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to former Afghan ambassador Said Jawad; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to the NCAA’s Mark Emmert.

RETURNING SHOW: Sunday night, warm your cold heart with “Call the Midwife” (PBS at 8 p.m.), a show where everything turns out perfectly fine after you’ve sobbed for 45 minutes straight. Season 3 opens in 1959 with the Nonnatus House facing a number of changes.

RETURNING SHOW: “Mr. Selfridge” (PBS at 9) returns for a second season with Selfridge & Co. now the toast of London and about to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

FINALE WATCH: When you’re finally all caught up (see above), “The Walking Dead” (AMC at 9) will be wrapping up its fourth season with an episode ominously entitled, “A.”

Rachel Lubitz

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