Must-See LGBT TV 4/12-18: New seasons of 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Orphan Black;' 'The Homestretch' premieres and more!

Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights in LGBT on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBT-inclusive programming on TV.

This week's new episode of Call the Midwife includes a story with a husband who is convicted of "gross indecency" in 1960s London after being caught with another man by the cops. Meanwhile, Nurse Crane helps a malnourished pregnant woman and Trixie helps to oversee an official church function. Call the Midwife: Sunday, 8pm on PBS.

Nurse Jackie kicks off the seventh and final season on Sunday. Jackie must fight to keep her job after she is arrested and suffers through time in a holding cell followed by a period of sedated detox. Meanwhile, Carrie wants to keep her pregnancy low-key and Coop has other plans. Nurse Jackie: Sunday, 9pm on Showtime.

Game of Thrones returns for a fifth season this week! In the premiere, Varys encourages Tyrion to think outside the box, Stannis forces Jon to help him secure loyalty from a rival, Daenarys figures out a way to stay on her new progressive path and Cersei and Jaime try to move on after Tywin's death. Game of Thrones: Sunday, 9pm on HBO.

British companion series Cucumber and Banana from Russell T. Davies premiere in the US on Logo on Monday! Cucumber follows Henry Best and his longsuffering partner of nine years, while Banana follows a connected group of younger LGBT people with each episode highlighting a different character as they search for love. The two series will air back-to-back. Cucumber & Banana: Monday, starting at 10pm on Logo.

Documentary The Homestretch premieres on PBS Monday as part of the Independent Lens series. The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they navigate going to school, graduating and pursuing their futures. As their stories are told, the film explores issues of poverty, race, justice, immigration, foster care and LGBT equality. The Homestretch: Monday, 10pm on PBS.

The Orphan Black season three premiere will air simulcast on BBC America, AMC, IFC, We TV and SundanceTV.  The season starts off Sarah searching for Helena who is being held captive in a mystery compound. During her investigation, Sarah uses her acting skills to throw off a Topside agent who threatens the Leda sisters' lives. Orphan Black: Saturday, 9pm on BBC America, AMC, IFC, We TV and SundanceTV.

Sunday April 12: Call the Midwife (8pm, PBS); Nurse Jackie (9pm, Showtime); Game of Thrones (9pm, HBO); The Good Wife (9pm, CBS); Revenge (10pm, ABC)

Monday: Gotham (8pm, FOX); Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC); The Night Shift (10pm, NBC); The Returned (10pm, A&E); The Homestretch (10pm, PBS); Cucumber & Banana (10pm, Logo)

Tuesday: The Flash (8pm, CW); Undateable (9pm, NBC); Weird Loners (9:30pm, FOX); One Big Happy (9:30pm, NBC); Sirens (10pm, USA); Younger (10pm, TV Land); Newlyweds: The First Year (10pm, Bravo)

Wednesday: Young & Hungry (8pm, ABC Family); Supernatural (9pm, CW); Nashville (10pm, ABC)

Thursday: Grey's Anatomy (8pm, ABC); Scandal (9pm, ABC); Backstrom (9pm, FOX); Dig (10pm, USA)

Friday: Knock Knock It's Tig Notaro (9pm, Showtime); Lost Girl (10pm, Syfy)

Saturday: Orphan Black (9pm, BBC America); New Girls on the Block (10pm, Discovery Life)

On daytime, check your local listings for information about EllenThe Talk (CBS), The Gossip Table (VH1), The View (ABC) and The Chew (ABC). Soap operas Days of Our Lives on NBC and General Hospital on ABC (check local listings) both feature out characters.


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