The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Here are the picks for the week beginning Monday, April 20th:
StarTalk (NatGeo, 11 p.m.) — The premiere of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s new series, based on his podcast of the same name. StarTalk will tie together science and pop culture, and features George Takai, Charles Liu, Leighann Lord, and Bill Nye as its first guests.
Bates Motel, “The Last Supper” (A&E, 9 p.m.) — Norma learns of Norman’s impersonation while she was away, and encourages him to get help. Also, last week’s “Dylemma” tease will get an even bigger moment in this episode, when Dylan learns some shocking news about Emma’s health.
The Returned, “Rowan” (A&E, 10 p.m.) — A&E’s surprisingly great remake of the French zombie series continues with Camille being revealed to the public, as parents of the deceased try to make sense of why she is back and their children are not. Elsewhere, Victor becomes possessive, and Rowan makes a surprising choice regarding Simon.
The Flash, “Who Is Harrison Wells?” (CW, 8 p.m.) — That’s a damn fine question, as Cisco now teams up with Joe and Barry to uncover the truth about Dr. Wells. Another Arrow crossover takes Joe and Cisco to Starling City, where the latter meets Black Canary. Back in Central City, Barry fights a new meta-human who — It Follows-like — can turn in to any other person he touches.
Inside Amy Schumer, “Last Fuckable Day” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) — The third season premiere of Amy Schumer‘s highly lauded series deals with Amy meeting her heroes, attempting to get birth control, and discussing defecation. As you do.
Broadchurch, “Episode 8” (BBC America, 10 p.m.) — The Season 2 finale will (hopefully) reveal the verdict in the case of Joe Miller, and provide closure regarding Sandbrook, as well as what Claire and Lee’s involvement in it was. Hopefully.
The Americans, “March 8, 1983” (FX, 10 p.m.) — The Season 3 finale finds Stan facing unexpected consequences regarding his attempts to save Nina. Elizabeth and Paige go back to the Motherland, and Philip goes on an emotional mission.
Louie, “Cop Story” (FX, 10:33 p.m.) — Louie runs into an old acquaintance (played by Michael Rapaport), and ends up having a long and emotional night.
Free space — start charging through that DV-R pileup!
Outlander, “Lallybroch” (Starz, 9 p.m.) — Claire and Jamie finally reach Jamie’s ancestral home, but things are still not easy. Old resentments between Jamie and his sister Jenny (Laura Donnelly) come to a boiling point.
Game of Thrones, “High Sparrow” (HBO, 9 p.m.) — Cersei attempts to ingratiate herself with the High Sparrow, while at the Wall, Jon makes a hard decision, and learns to become a leader. In Braavos, Arya is impatient with her training, while also across the Narrow Sea, Tyrion is desperate for more comfortable surroundings.
Happyish, “Starring Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus, and Alois Alzheimer” (Showtime, 9:30 p.m.) — Series premiere. Happyish, starring Steve Coogan, focuses on a 44-year-old man’s search for happiness, which only seems to make him more miserable.
Silicon Valley, “Bad Money” (HBO, 10:02 p.m.) — Richard considers financial proposals from both Gavin and the brash Russ Hanneman (Chris Diamantopoulos), and his decision creates friction within Pied Piper. Gilfolye and Dinesh continue their extreme competition, and later, a surprise twist leaves the future of the company in doubt.
Wolf Hall, “Episode 4” (PBS, 10 p.m.) — Anne Boleyn tragically (for Henry) gives birth to a baby girl, while Thomas Cromwell continues to advocate on her behalf to both the nobility and the church in PBS’s quietly spectacular series.