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Published: Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

TV's best bets this week

  • Bittany Howard, lead singer for Alabama Shakes, performs Feb. 8 in Los Angeles. The band's performance with other artists at the White House will air ...

    Chris Pizzello / Invision

    Bittany Howard, lead singer for Alabama Shakes, performs Feb. 8 in Los Angeles. The band's performance with other artists at the White House will air Tuesday on PBS.

  • Ryan Lochte arrives at The 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's "Hall of Game" Awards at The Barker Hangar on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Los Angeles....

    Ryan Lochte arrives at The 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's "Hall of Game" Awards at The Barker Hangar on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Lance Armstrong gets scrutinized, the Amish go wild and BET honors Halle Berry. Here's what to watch and what to avoid on television this week:
Monday
"Independent Lens" 9 p.m., PBS: Lindsay Wagner and Lynda Carter are among those who examine how fictional female crime fighters have mirrored society's attitudes toward women.
Tuesday
"In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul" 7 p.m., PBS: Alabama Shakes and Mavis Staples join other artists in celebration of the iconic '60s sound.
"Deadliest Catch" 8 p.m., Discovery: Season 9 raises anchor tonight.
"Awkward" 9 p.m., MTV: The bell rings for the start of Season 3 as Jenna is challenged by a demanding writing instructor played by "The Breakfast Club's" Anthony Michael Hall.
Wednesday
"Suburgatory" 7 p.m., ABC: Back-to-back episodes close out the second season tonight.
"Restaurant: Impossible" 8 p.m., Food: Something's fishy at the top of Season 6.
Thursday
"Breaking Amish" 7 p.m., Discovery Fit: The new reality series' subjects land in the Big Apple and, I don't know, probably start a fire with sticks and bake a delicious pie out of it.
"Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington" 7 p.m., HBO: Author Sebastian Junger ("The Perfect Storm") directs a compelling and moving tribute to his friend, a war journalist killed in Libya.
"Gigolos" 10 p.m., Showtime: Season 4 of the male escort (messcort?) reality series begins tonight.
Friday
"Chasing Ice" 7 p.m., Nat Geo: Say all you want about climate change -- if the glaciers in these time-lapse photos get any smaller, we're going to be picking them up with tongs and dropping them into our Scotch.
"Mystery Diners" 9 p.m., Food Network: This must be where all those mystery shoppers eat.
Saturday
"Mary and Martha" 7 p.m., HBO: Hilary Swank and James Woods head up the cast of this malaria drama from the screenwriter of "Love Actually."
"BET Honors 2013" 8 p.m., Centric: Halle Berry, Lisa Leslie and other black personalities and role models receive accolades; Gabrielle Union hosts.
Sunday
"Cycling High: Doping to Win" 6 p.m., Nat Geo: This documentary examines the Lance Armstrong doping controversy. FYI: I'll be watching sober, eating Sweet and Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles.
"All the Presidents Men Revisited" 7 p.m., Discovery: This look back at the late '70s film features interviews with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, as well as the real-life journalists they portrayed.
"What Would Ryan Lochte Do? 9 p.m., E!: Something goofy and inappropriate, I'm guessing. The Olympic athlete's reality series premieres tonight.
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