TV best bets with returns of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Amy Schumer, ’12 Monkeys’

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By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday April 17, 2016

I am on vacation April 13-26 but I did my best to keep this blog populated while I was gone, at least a little bit. If you have any news or would like to read other entertainment news, please go to Jennifer Brett ( and her AJC Buzz blog and Melissa Ruggieri ( at AJC Music Scene.

HBO’s biggest show “Game of Thrones” returns, along with “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” Sunday.

Amy Schumer’s sketch show on Comedy Central is back this week, as is Syfy’s “12 Monkeys.”

A new Atlanta-based drama “Containment” debuts Tuesday where a portion of Midtown is fenced off and quarantined because of a virus. There will be no zombies in this version.

Shows ending their seasons include AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and CBS’s “Supergirl” on Monday.

This covers Monday, April 18 through Sunday April 24, 2016.


“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — He may be completely deaf, but Nyle DiMarco can sure dance!

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The top 12 perform.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Barbara tries to make amends with Gordon after leaving Arkham Asylum.

“Supergirl” 8 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — Supergirl’s enemies plot to destroy every person on the planet,

“Bates Motel” 9 p.m. A&E — Norman digs into his past and confronts some painful truths.

“The Detour” 9 p.m. TBS  — Nate gets pulled over for driving under the influence.

“12 Monkeys” 9 p.m. Syfy (second season debut) — Cole and Ramse mend their broken friendship while on the run from the Army of the 12 Monkeys.

“Scorpion” 9 p.m.CBS — The team travels to Chernobyl to repair a decaying nuclear reactor.

“Lucifer” 9 p.m. Fox — A dead woman’s body is found manipulated into the shape of a pentagon on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC (second season finale) — Jimmy is forced to make a hard choice.

“Damien” 10 p.m. A&E — Damien gets help from a surprising source.

“Blindspot” 10:01 p.m. NBC — An unlikely collaboration forms when Jane and Weller reach out to a former target in order to hunt down a menacing international criminal.

“Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Hayley helps an old pal.


“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — NCIS partners with the FBI and Homeland Security when two British prisoners, including a former spy, escape and arrive in the U.S. via a shipping container.

New Girl” 8 p.m. Fox — To turn the tables on a sexist car salesman, Jess invents a male alter ego.

The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC  — Top 12 eliminations.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 9 p.m. Fox (third season finale) — The precinct must come together to rescue Holt after an attempt to locate Adrian Pimento’s hit man doesn’t go as planned.

“Containment” 10 p.m. the CW (new series) — A mysterious fatal virus breaks out and leads to part of Atlanta being quarantined in the series premiere of this drama.

Chicago Fire” 10 p.m. NBC — Casey becomes involved when a high-school student is the victim of a gang-retribution incident.

The Night Manager” 10 p.m. AMC (miniseries debut) — Hotel night manager Jonathan Pine receives a plea for help from a well-connected guest.


“Rosewood” 8 p.m. Fox — A telenovela star’s murder compels Rosewood and Villa to examine their own relationship in the context of off-screen drama and mystery.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS Cydney Gillon of Douglasville has a shot at the win.

“Heartbeat” 8 p.m. NBC On the anniversary of her sister’s death, Alex performs heart surgery on a patient who fears she can’t leave her personal grief out of the operating room.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — The BAU enters into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a convicted serial killer.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — Manipulation and sabotage are heavily employed by Lucious as he works to regain his CEO position at Empire

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX — Philip faces a tough choice that will drastically impact him and Martha.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” 10 p.m. CBS — A retired couple from Idaho are kidnapped while visiting Morocco on a cruise.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC — Maddie runs away, leaving Rayna and Deacon frantic with worry.


“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — During a group gathering, a disagreement between Leonard and Sheldon turns into a battle royal, forcing everyone to choose sides.

“Bones 8 p.m. Fox  — Hodgins’ rehab continues eight weeks after the explosion that left him paralyzed.

“Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. ABC — A young boy gets shot by mistake.

Strong 9 p.m. NBC — The remaining teams compete in a Medallion Challenge.

Alone 9 p.m. History (second season debut) — This years competitors include women, too.

Scandal 9 p.m. ABC — Olivia uncovers the details about Jake and Rowan’s plot.

Mom 9:01 p.m. CBS — Jodi’s boyfriend arrives at an A.A. meeting and Christy struggles to show him the compassion he needs.

Inside Amy Schumer” 10 p.m. Comedy Central (fourth season debut) — The popular comic is back for more.

Vikings 10 p.m. History — Victory proves costly in the battle between the Vikings and the French as Ragnar squares off against Rollo, sealing the fates of the two brothers.

Orphan Black 10 p.m. BBCA — Sarah tracks down an elusive new ally and unearths the next aspect of the Neolution’s agenda.

Game of Silence 10 p.m. NBC — Gil goes rogue during a surprise visit with an old guard from Quitman.


“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. ABC (fifth season finale) — Jay Leno returns as Joe the mechanic.

“Hell’s Kitchen” 9 p.m. Fox Only three chefs remain after Gordon Ramsay cuts two.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS A deliberate chemical spill enables six prisoners to escape.

Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC A dead man is found with his bones liquified.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC Two high school freshmen pitch a way to improve ice cream cones.

“Banshee” 10 p.m. Cinemax Carrie strikes again.

“Ghost Brothers” 10 p.m. Destination America The Allen House is investigated.


“Jack of the Red Hearts” 8 p.m. Saturday LifetimeJack cons her way into a suburban home as the live-in helper for the family’s autistic daughter.

House of Lies 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime Marty and the Pod consult for a company trying an unusual management style.

Game of Thrones 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (sixth season debut) — Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances of survival.

The Good Wife 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Alicia throws a party for Howard.

I Am Cait 9 p.m. Sunday E! (second season finale) — Unclear if E! will give this a third season.

Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Nick, Alicia, and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.

“Elementary 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — Sherlock’s father is the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

“Quantico 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — It’s career day at Quantico.

“Silicon Valley 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (third season debut) — After being fired, Richard faces a tough decision.

“Veep 10:30 p.m. Sunday HBO (fifth season debut) — On the night after election, Selina discovers a possible road to victory.

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