Sunday TV: The Simpsons S.27 Finale, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley & More

by Jason the TVaholic on May 22, 2016

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News & Notes

Get Silicon Valley on DVD/Blu-ray at AmazonTonight, ABC has the 26th season finale of America’s Funniest Home Videos and the 2016 Billboard Music Awards special, FOX has the first season finale of Bordertown, the 27th season finale of The Simpsons, the 14th season finale of Family Guy and the sixth season finale of Bob’s Burger, NBC has the series finale Crowded, and PBS has the fifth season finale of Call the Midwife and the series finales of Wallander and Mr. Selfridge.

Over on cable, AMC has the second spring season finale of Fear the Walking Dead and the series premiere of Preacher, Food Network has the 12th season premiere of Food Network Star, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Broken Promise, and Spike TV has the fifth season finale of Bar Rescue and the first season finale of Life of Debt.

In late night, AMC has the fifth season finale of Talking Dead.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Season Finale. Marge gets sent to prison and Homer has to keep everything together at home. Runs 30 minutes.

Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Sansa confronts Littlefinger. Arya is given a chance to prover herself. Bran ends up in a dangerous situation. Tyrion thinks about a strange alliance. Brienne has a new mission. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Book of the Stranger,” replays right before on HBO2.

Silicon Valley (HBO): New. Richard does an interview. Erlich pitches Big Head. Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace some hardware. Plays again later.
Veep (HBO): New. Selina does Thanksgiving in her own way. Ben and Kent attempt to handle a holiday crisis. Dan starts working for Tom James. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen (Food Network): New Special. Five alumni contestants find out who gets a shot at joining Season 12. Plays again later.

The Carmichael Show (NBC): New. The family gets in a discussion about pornography. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29 minutes.

Preacher (AMC): Series Premiere. Jesse can’t seem to escape his past, which looks to be catching up to him slowly. In the meantime a mysterious entity has come to earth and is destroying everything in its path. Runs 90 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC): Spring Finale. The group faces their toughest problem yet. Plays again later three times. The previous 12 episodes replay right before.
  • Food Network Star (Food Network): Season Premiere. The contestants have to shoot a 30 second screen test. Plays again later.
  • Motive (USA Network): New. The death of a tarot card reader is investigated. Plays again later.
  • Outlander (Starz): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Faith,” replays. Runs 65 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball MLB action with the Chicago Cubs at the San Francisco Giants.
  • MLB Network has a game today.
  • TNT has NBA Playoff action tonight.

Sunday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (WGN America): Five episodes tonight.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC): Has 13 episodes today.
The Golden Girls (TV Land): Has 15 episodes today.
Law & Order (TNT): Five episodes in late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 12 episodes.
Leverage (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Reba (TV Land): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Roseanne (WEtv): Has 12 episodes today.

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