Best bets on television for the coming week:
FRIDAY: They generated big buzz in Season 1. Now, the colorful jailbirds of “Orange Is the New Black” return for more behind-bars drama and dark comedy. Put us under house arrest so we can start binging. 12:01 a.m., Netflix.
SATURDAY: Omari Hardwick stars as James “Ghost” St. Patrick in the new drama series “Power.” He’s a New York City nightclub owner who doubles as a drug kingpin to an elite clientele. Complications apparently arise. 9 p.m., Starz.
SUNDAY: In the season finale of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” host Neil deGrasse Tyson profiles Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974), a pioneer in the study of supernovas, neutron stars and other spacey stuff. 9 p.m., Fox.
SUNDAY: The anxiety level on “Veep” is off the charts in the Season 3 finale. That’s because Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her staff are just three days away from the New Hampshire primary. 10:30 p.m., HBO.
MONDAY: Family secrets surface in the Season 3 opener of “Major Crimes,” when a father and his two sons go missing. Mary McDonnell returns as LAPD Capt. Sharon Raydor. 9 p.m., TNT.
MONDAY: “Murder in the First” is a new drama from producer Steven Bochco. It follows a pair of homicide detectives (Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson) as they investigate two killings that appear to have links to a Silicon Valley tycoon (Tom Felton). 10 p.m., TNT.
TUESDAY: The doctor is back in. As “Royal Pains” launches its sixth season, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) is returning to the Hamptons after traveling the world. Turns out, much has happened during his absence. 9 p.m., USA.
WEDNESDAY: Dudes rule at Guys Choice 2014. The offbeat awards ceremony hands out honors in such categories as Guy of the Year (Matthew McConaughey) and Decade of Hotness (Sandra Bullock). 9 p.m., Spike TV.
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