'The Bible' sequel is here: Six things to watch this week

Story highlights

  • Sequel to popular "Bible" miniseries debuting on NBC
  • "Mad Men" premieres the first of its final episodes
  • Netflix premieres its first Marvel series, "Daredevil"

(CNN)In 2013, "The Bible" broke ratings records on the History Channel, so of course, a sequel was ordered up -- and this one is on NBC.

The new miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is one of six shows to watch this week.
1. "A.D. The Bible Continues," 9 p.m. ET Sunday, NBC
    Just in time for Easter, the peacock network debuts the "Bible" sequel, picking up with Jesus' resurrection and following the early days of Christianity.
    NBC scored on picking up the follow-up to the smash cable hit, starring Juan Pablo Di Pace as Jesus and Greta Scacchi as Mary (replacing Downey in the role).
    The full miniseries will run for 12 weeks, so consider it a spring revival.
    2. "Mad Men," 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC
    We've arrived at the end, "Mad Men" fans. This is the first of the last several episodes, where we'll learn the fate of Don Draper and the cast of characters.
    Click here for more on "Mad Men."
    3. "American Odyssey," 10 p.m. Sunday, NBC
    Anna Friel ("Pushing Daisies") stars as a special forces translator in Mali who is believed to be dead by those back in the States.
    On the show, she struggles to get back home, while we discover how she ended up how she did.
    4. "Louie," 10:30 Thursday, FX
    Louis C.K.'s critically-acclaimed comedy is back for a fifth season.
    Will Louie continue to offend people in his life? All signs point to yes.
    Is Louie still dating his best friend-turned-girlfriend, Pamela? We'll have to tune into find out.
    5. "The Comedians," 10 p.m. Thursday, FX
    Billy Crystal returns to television, with co-star Josh Gad, as two people starring in an FX comedy. It's a meta mockumentary about the making of a comedy show. "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Larry Charles is among the producers.
    6. "Marvel's Daredevil," Friday, Netflix
    This ain't Ben Affleck's movie.
    Now that Marvel has the rights to the "Man Without Fear" back, they've decided to launch several series for Netflix, starting with this dark, gritty drama about blind lawyer Matt Murdock, and his moonlighting as a costumed avenger (no pun intended).