Weekend Preview: ‘High Maintenance’ Premieres And The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Are Here

By: 09.16.16

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68th Primetime Emmy Awards
(ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Jimmy Kimmel is hosting this year’s 68th annual Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones is already taking home a title – the show has 23 nods this year, more than any other series, and HBO leads the pack with 94 nods, more than any other network for the 16th straight year. But The People v. O.J. Simpson is ready to give them a run for their money, especially in the acting categories. We’ve got a few predictions in case you don’t want to be flying into this thing blind.

High Maintenance (HBO, Friday 11:00 p.m.) – If High Maintenance looks familiar, it’s because it was once an acclaimed web series before HBO saw its potential, snatched it up and lengthened it to a half-hour comedy series. It’s more dark than funny, but it excels at character study and it’s one of the few shows that gets “stoner culture” totally right.

Z Nation (Syfy, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Season three premieres as a new enemy emerges to present problems for the group.

Dark Matter (Syfy, Friday 10:00 p.m.) – It’s Mission Impossible tonight on Dark Matter’s season finale. The crew has to find a way to break into the heavily secured EOS-7, a Galactic Authority-controlled space station. Luckily for them, they’ve got a Blink Drive.

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO, Friday 10:00 p.m.) – Donald Trump’s campaign manager and Scandal star Kerry Washington stop by to talk politics.

College Football

  • Michigan State at Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on NBC
  • Ohio State at Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on Fox
  • Southern California at Stanford at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday on ABC

Sunday Night Football: Packers at Vikings (NBC, Sunday 8:20 p.m.) — Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson star as these NFC North rivals ride road victories into the opener for brand-new U.S. Bank Stadium. Last season’s series split featured Minnesota’s first win at Lambeau since 2009.

The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey (CBS, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) – CBS is revisiting the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. Investigators and new experts re-examine evidence and offer new theories as to who may have killed the 6-year-old girl in her family’s home in Colorado 20 years ago.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Madison steps up and becomes a badass when one of the hotel residents becomes violent while Alejandro shows a darker side of himself at the Colonia.

Power (Starz, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Ghost and Tasha prove old habits die hard as he initiates a plan to get the club back and Angela goes gunning for the mole. Meanwhile, Kanan starts to become a bad influence on Tariq and Milan confronts Tommy over his plans of betrayal.

Ray Donovan (Showtime, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Season four wraps up with Ray discovering Sonia has turned over incriminating evidence to FBI agent Frank Barnes, putting his deal with hector in jeopardy. He decides to play the Russian mob off the FBI, but things take a dangerous turn.

Ballers (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Andre makes a surprising offer to Andre; Ricky contemplates where he should put down roots; Vernon puts in work to return to the field; and Charles and Julie clash over his busy schedule.

Masters of Sex (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Masters and Johnson try to put the past behind them in order to open their new clinic, but first they have to get some backing from new partners.

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Cam deals with the fallout of snooping into his family’s muddled past.

The Strain (FX, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Justine builds a new army while Eichhorst plans a counter attack as a new phase of the infection surfaces.

Vice Principals (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) – Season one ends with Gamby and Russell playing their final hand against Dr. Brown.

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