Weekend Preview: The 2017 MTV Movie Awards Are Here And ‘American Gods’ Introduces Some New Idols

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American Gods (Starz, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Cloris Leachman, Gillian Anderson, and Orlando Jones join the cast tonight as Shadow Moon, still recovering from that near lynching, accompanies Mr. Wednesday to Chicago where he agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards (MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, BET, TV Land, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Adam Devine hosts the annual awards show celebrating TV and film that, for some reason, has decided to add even more categories to its lineup. Performers include Big Sean, Noah Cyrus, Pitbull, J. Balvin, and Camila Cabello.

First Dates (NBC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — One couple’s mutual understanding of a romance language leads to sparks while another dater is shocked to find out her match is already a fan of hers.

The Originals (CW, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Freya’s life is left hanging in the balance when she confronts a new enemy alone and Hayley, Klaus and Hope are stuck inside the compound after Freya enacts a protection spell that traps them inside.

The Toy Box (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Tonight’s inventions include playful plush aliens, a scooter with a built-in pogo stick, and dolls with interchangeable hair.

Undercover Boss (CBS, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — John Carona, founder and CEO of Associa, works undercover to meet the employees who keep his condo and HOA management company’s foundation strong. He also discovers how difficult manning the front desk at his yacht club can be.

Al Madrigal: Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy (Showtime, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Former Daily Show With Jon Stewart correspondent Al Madrigal is getting his own talk series where he’ll cover relevant foodie news like cilantro politics, anger management, and an unbelievable tale of seafood revenge.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Five-O races to find a terrorist planning an attack on Oahu after McGarret gets an anonymous tip.

Reign (CW, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Elizabeth struggles with her feelings for Gideo while trying to find a suitable Catholic nobleman to wed and Mary and Darnley are at odds over their plans to seize the English throne.

Shark Tank (ABC, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — U.S. Army veterans from Chicago hope to empower farmers in a war-torn country by helping them cultivate and harvest saffron. Other less noble pitches include an undershirt that prevents embarrassing sweat stains, a belt buckle that doubles as a wallet, and a multipurpose mixing bowl with a unique spout.

Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00 p.m.) – Season seven ends Danny becoming a target of a Mexican drug cartel after intercepting a shipment across the border and Jamie searches for a serial killer hunting the elderly.

Doctor Who (BBC, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) – Bill and her friends think they’ve found the perfect house-share but a sinister landlord has other plans.

The Son (AMC, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) – Jeanine tries to save the family as the McCulloughs face tragedy in 1915 while, back in 1849, a young Eli makes a choice with dangerous consequences.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO, Saturday 10:00 p.m.) — Comedian Chris Gethard performs his off-Broadway show at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, where he candidly shares his experiences with depression, mental illness and addiction, but don’t worry, it’ll be funny.

Batman and Bill (Hulu) — Marc Tyler Nobleman exposes the truth about a beloved comic book figure as he explores how Bob Kane, the man given sole credit for creating Batman, couldn’t have written the superhero without writer (and true creator) Bill Finger.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) – Chris Pine hosts with musical guest LCD Soundsystem. Expect plenty of commentary on that Obamacare replacement.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Freeform, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – In case you ever wondered what Disney Destination wedding looked like (and costs) here’s a behind the scenes view of the magic.

Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Extraordinary kids include: a group of stepdancers, a 6-year-old environmentalist, a piano prodigy who has performed multiple times at Carnegie Hall, two bilingual singers, a set of triplets with a unique card-throwing act, and a 4-year-old color guard.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Sam is forced to choose between his wife and his arch nemesis when a group kidnaps the love of his life and demands the release of Tahir Khaled in exchange for her safe return.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – The show’s giving fans a special musical episode to go along with the much anticipated Storybrooke wedding of Hook and Emma. You can Blame Snow and David for the singing – a magical wish of protection placed on Emma as a baby causes that side effect.

The Simpsons (Fox, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Moe tries to help Homer and Marge reconcile their marriage after Nigel bets Mr. Burns that he can break the two up.

Making History (Fox, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) — Just before heading back to colonial times, John Hancock and Sam Adams meet the perfect woman, and decide that a duel would be the best way to determine who gets to court her. Ugh, men.

Chicago Justice (NBC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Antonio investigates the death of a man found with a kilo of diluted heroin in his car and how his murder might be connected to a string of other cases with the same M.O.

Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Elizabeth and her team work to secure the release of an American journalist held hostage in the Sudan.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Season three ends with the group’s lives being turned upside down after the stress of being the only humans to survive the apocalypse starts to take its toll.

The Leftovers (HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) –Kevin and Nora head to Australia where Kevin is met with a blast from the past that brings back traumatic memories from the events of three years ago.

Billions (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Season two ends with Axe getting some unexpected news and Chuck putting the finishing touches on long game.

Into the Badlands (AMC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Sunny makes some questionable choices, causing his friends to doubt his loyalty, and the Widow discovers the existence of a new weapon.

Shades of Blue (NBC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Harlee and Wozniak lead a manhunt for the gunmen who ambushed the crew and unearth the key to taking down Bianchi.

Silicon Valley (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Big Head enters the world of Academia as Richard pushes himself to the brink of sanity while trying to move ahead with his next big idea.

Veep (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Selina and her team attend a funeral for a Supreme Court justice and Amy tries to nail down a location for Selina’s library.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Guy Ritchie, Alt-J, guest host David Spade

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Giamatti, Gisele Bundchen, Pete Lee

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Richard Gere, Maria Bamford, Perfume Genius

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