TV highlights: April 3, 2013’

HIGHLIGHTS

SERIES PREMIERE: Miniseries “Spies of Warsaw” (BBC America at 9) premieres over a two-night stand that continues next Wednesday. The series, based on the novel and starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery, features a complicated situation between French and German intelligence operatives.

SERIES PREMIERE: Thandie Newton stars in DirecTV’s first original drama series, “Rogue” (DirecTV at 9), playing an undercover detective who can’t get over the fact that her job may have been a factor in the death of her son.

SERIES PREMIERE: Sarah Chalke is back on TV with the longest title of the season in the new comedy “How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” (ABC at 9:30). Chalke plays Polly, a divorced single mom forced to move back in with her folks (played by Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett), and wacky hijinks ensue. In the premiere, Polly attempts to start dating again.

SERIES PREMIERE: The docu-series “Pot Cops” (Discovery at 10) follows the authorities in Humboldt County, Calif., as they try to find marijuana crops around the area. First, the cops head to the Redwoods to take down Mexican cartel growers.

SERIES PREMIERE: PBS launches “Exploration Wednesdays,” with specials featuring science writer Michael Mosley conducting experiments to improve his health. On “Eat, Fast and Live Longer With Michael Mosley” (WETA at 10), Mosley tests the benefits of fasting in order to lose weight.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Five people under 30, five seniors over 70 — no rules” sounds like the description of a fake reality show on “30 Rock,” but, in fact, it is real. “Forever Young” (TV Land at 10) debuts as the 10 house guests move in together and take part in a joint scavenger hunt, but the younger generation must use the elder’s technology, and vice versa.

RETURNING SHOW: Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz signs on as host for “Best Ink” (Oxygen at 10), in which a dozen top tattoo artists compete through challenges for a $100,000 prize and magazine cover story.

On E!, “The Soup” (E! at 10) hands out the annual “Soup Awards,” celebrating the biggest train wrecks in pop culture over the last year. Afterward, “Chelsea Lately” (at 11) tries to claim its 1,081st episode as a milestone, with surprise guests and a performance by Blake Shelton.

“Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) hosts comedian Louis C.K., MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow and a performance by the Flaming Lips.

Actress Rosario Dawson is on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), along with actor Max Greenfield and country trio Gloriana.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35) has comedian Russell Brand, sportscaster Bob Costas and singer Gary Allan.

— Emily Yahr

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