This Week in TV April 23-29

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Audrey Benedetto is watching...

Watch The Leftovers online
Nora goes to St. Louis on business for the Department of Sudden Departure to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing family members of The Departed that they can see their loved ones again.

Audrey Benedetto's Rating: I mean, if the world is ending, I guess Australia is as good a place as any to be.

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s3e2 Don't Be Ridiculous: Nora goes to St. Louis on business for the Department of Sudden Departure to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing family members of The Departed that they can see their loved ones again.

Morgaine is watching...

Watch Silicon Valley online

Silicon Valley

9:00 PM ET on HBO
Season Premiere
In the wake of Pied Piper’s clickfarm scandal, the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich (T.J. Miller) faces resistance from Big Head’s dad (Patrick O’Connor), while Gavin (Matt Ross) balks after Jack (Stephen Tobolowsky) steps on his toes at Hooli. Having a hard time adjusting to his company’s pivot, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) gets sage advice from an unexpected source, leading him to a big idea that could change his future.
Season Premiere

Morgaine's Rating: Without Pied Piper, Richard had better start working on another million dollar idea.

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s4e1 Success Failure: In the wake of Pied Piper’s clickfarm scandal, the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich (T.J. Miller) faces resistance from Big Head’s dad (Patrick O’Connor), while Gavin (Matt Ross) balks after Jack (Stephen Tobolowsky) steps on his toes at Hooli. Having a hard time adjusting to his company’s pivot, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) gets sage advice from an unexpected source, leading him to a big idea that could change his future.

Unknownfear is watching...

Watch Gotham online

Gotham

7:00 PM ET on FOX
Midseason Premiere
Nygma convinces himself that he doesn't need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as "the Riddler." Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma's mind games while Gordon learns troubling news about his father's death. Meanwhile, the Court of the Owls reveals its next move.
Midseason Premiere

Unknownfear's Rating: The subtitle for this season is "Heroes Rise" - it's about time the good guys got some focus!

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s3e15 How the Riddler Got His Name: Nygma convinces himself that he doesn't need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as "the Riddler." Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma's mind games while Gordon learns troubling news about his father's death. Meanwhile, the Court of the Owls reveals its next move.

sidereelAlex is watching...

Watch Jane the Virgin online

Jane the Virgin

8:00 PM ET on The CW
Jane is finally a published author; Rogelio is intimidated by his younger male co-star; Luisa and her girlfriend Eileen are back in town to visit Rafael; Petra must convince Anezka to come back to Miami to answer some questions for the police.

sidereelAlex's Rating: Rogelio's got some competition, 'n boy he HOT!

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s3e16 Chapter Sixty: Jane is finally a published author; Rogelio is intimidated by his younger male co-star; Luisa and her girlfriend Eileen are back in town to visit Rafael; Petra must convince Anezka to come back to Miami to answer some questions for the police.

sidereelAlex is watching...

Watch Bates Motel online

Bates Motel

9:00 PM ET on A&E
Series Finale
Norman comes home.
Series Finale

sidereelAlex's Rating: This show clearly isn't afraid to stray from the "source" material, so anything could happen!

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s5e10 The Cord: Norman comes home.

RachelL is watching...

Watch Dimension 404 online

Dimension 404

2:00 AM ET on Hulu
Season Finale
A brash, up-and-coming pro FPS gamer finds the edge she needs in a dangerous energy drink.
Season Finale

RachelL's Rating: Black Mirror lite, amirite?

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s1e6 Impulse: A brash, up-and-coming pro FPS gamer finds the edge she needs in a dangerous energy drink.

zazerh is watching...

Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine online
Jake and Charles go to extremes to catch a local bike thief; Rosa tries to soothe Terry's ego when it turns out he's not in the lead for ``Mr. Nine-Nine''; Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

zazerh's Rating: Jake & Charles going to extremes is always entertaining!

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s4e15 The Last Ride: Jake and Charles go to extremes to catch a local bike thief; Rosa tries to soothe Terry's ego when it turns out he's not in the lead for ``Mr. Nine-Nine''; Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

T.J. DeGroat is watching...

Watch Great News online

Great News

8:00 PM ET on NBC
Series Premiere
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.
Series Premiere

T.J. DeGroat's Rating: Put Andrea Martin on all the shows!

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s1e1 Pilot: Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

jazeron is watching...

Watch Outsiders online

Outsiders

8:00 PM ET on WGN America
Season Finale
No one is safe from the wrath of the mountain.
Season Finale

jazeron's Rating: Series finale. It started out strong and fizzled quickly, but I'll still soak in the last 60 mins as if it was the first!

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s2e13 Unbroken Chain: No one is safe from the wrath of the mountain.

RachelL is watching...

Watch The Handmaid's Tale online

The Handmaid's Tale

2:00 AM ET on Hulu
Series Premiere
Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.
Series Premiere

RachelL's Rating: This looks so, so good (and upsettingly relevant).

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s1e1 Offred: Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

Morgaine is watching...

Watch Fargo online
Gloria deals with the aftermath of a crime; Vargas makes a move; and Ray and Nikki move on to Plan B.

Morgaine's Rating: This show is so weirdly fun to watch (even if it feels wrong to be watching it in April).

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s3e2 The Principle of Restricted Choice: Gloria deals with the aftermath of a crime; Vargas makes a move; and Ray and Nikki move on to Plan B.

T.J. DeGroat is watching...

Watch Catastrophe online

Catastrophe

2:00 AM ET on Amazon
Season Premiere
Rob has an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill in his hand, and a lot of questions for Sharon
Season Premiere

T.J. DeGroat's Rating: The perfect comedy for a weekend binge.

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s3e1 Episode 1: Rob has an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill in his hand, and a lot of questions for Sharon

scotwot is watching...

Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee online
Samantha Bee hosts an alternative event to the official White House Correspondents' Dinner. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Committee to Protect Journalists. From the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Special

scotwot's Rating: Only Sam B could do this and make us all laugh and probably cry at the same time. Unmissable fun and satire. Get the popcorn ready!

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s2e7 NOT the White House Correspondents' Dinner: Samantha Bee hosts an alternative event to the official White House Correspondents' Dinner. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Committee to Protect Journalists. From the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.