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‘Game of Thrones’

Several cast members of this massively popular fantasy series noted in a recent interview that the upcoming season is going to be “dark.” As if the now infamous season three “Red Wedding” episode wasn’t enough, the upcoming darkness will include more treachery, murder and dragons (oh, my!) . Season four premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 6, on HBO (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Sunday

“MLB Baseball,” 1 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (Live).

“The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards,” 8 p.m. (CBS): Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host the annual ceremony honoring achievement in country music at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; scheduled performers include Shakira, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry.

“Call the Midwife,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Jenny is delighted when she’s promoted, and Cynthia spearheads a new birthing practice.

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” 9 p.m. (Fox): The history of the scientific method and how it helped us understand how light travels and how we see; the infrared universe.

“Turn,” 9 p.m. (AMC): During the early years of the Revolutionary War, a Long Island farmer is recruited to spy on the British army.

“Revenge,” 10:01 p.m. (ABC): Aiden and Emily discover long-buried family secrets; Victoria pays Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart) a surprise visit as she gets closer to exposing Emily.

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