Weekend Preview: ‘The Affair’ And ‘The Librarians’ Are Back And ‘Westworld’ Deepens Its Mystery

11.18.16 2 weeks ago

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The Affair (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Season three begins with a three year time jump and Noah struggling to reconcile the haunting events of his past with the new life he’s now leading. He’s also left balancing a new relationship that’s less than satisfying with paranoia that he’s being watched. Alison, Helen and Cole have also moved on with their lives but all are still dealing with the consequences of their actions after the car “accident.”

The Librarians (TNT, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Season three kicks off with the Librarians clashing with the Egyptian God of Chaos, who inhabits a human body and intends to release pure evil into the world. Just your normal day at the office.

2016 American Music Awards (ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — The 44th annual awards show is being hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah which sounds like the most random duo of all time. Performances include Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Twenty One Pilots, Green Day and Sting, who will also receive the American Music Award of Merit for his contributions to the industry.

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — The chefs prepare to host the International Ballroom Invitational but a last minute change leaves them all scrambling.

Last Man Standing (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Vanessa shares her dislike for Kyle’s Thanksgiving family heirloom while Mike and Joe feud over the car Chuck just inherited from his late father.

The Vampire Diaries (CW, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Damon spirals down a self-destructive path forcing Stefan to make a decision that threatens to change their relationship forever. Elsewhere, Bonnie seeks Caroline’s help in breaking through to Enzo and the group bands together after a tragedy strikes close to home.

Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday 8:30 p.m.) — Allison realizes driving to her parents’ house for Thanksgiving wasn’t a great idea after a traffic jam leaves her trapped in the car with her husband and kids. Meanwhile, Clark serves Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter but manages to piss everyone off by trying to take control of the day’s celebrations.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Rebecca and Valencia bond while attending a festival together and the two learn they have more in common than just a guy.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Five-O takes on the JFK assassination conspiracy theorists when a man with compelling evidence that the president’s cabinet ordered his execution is murdered.

Shark Tank (ABC, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — A couple from San Diego use adorable puppies to promote their subscription service; a Boston woman shares her passion for algae as a nutritional health supplement; two Las Vegas buddies see a need for apparel geared to athletic builds; and a Wisconsin fisherman tries to make a deal for his special cutting tool.

Z Nation (Syfy, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Murphy puts 10K’s allegiance to the test while Doc and Addy try to convince Lucy’s family to go with them.

The Exorcist (Fox, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Marcus, Tomas and Mother Bernadette race to defeat the demon and Angela runs into a familiar face from her past.

Van Helsing (Syfy, Friday 10:00 p.m.) — The serial killer’s identity is revealed as Vanessa and the group meet a band of humans who have somehow managed to broker a peace deal with the vampires.

Doctor Who (BBC, Saturday 8:25 p.m.) — BBC is resurrecting the first six episodes of Doctor Who detailing the adventures of Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor — and giving it an animated spin. Power Of The Daleks marked the first “regeneration” of the Time Lord which is why it’s so cool to see BBC bring it back to life.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) — Dave Chappelle gave SNL’s its highest ratings of the season. That’s a pretty big act to follow for the incoming host, but lucky for the show (and us) Kristen Wiig is tapped for this week’s episode. Here’s hoping she brings back some favorite characters: Target Lady, Gilly, Garth and Kat, really, we’re not too picky.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Baal continues to try to break Ash and find the Necronomicon but Ruby, Kelly and Pablo are hot on his trail.

The Simpsons (Fox, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Grampa readies for impending fatherhood (again) and Homer outsources bonding time with Bart with the help of a new app.

Sunday Night Football: Packers at Redskins (NBC, Sunday 8:20 p.m.) — Green Bay at Washington. The Packers started slow in last year’s wild-card playoff game, but came on strong behind Aaron Rodgers to defeat the Redskins 35-18 in Landover.

Blunt Talk (Starz, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) — Shelly takes advantage of Walter’s absence from the office and he and Harry are framed for murder.

Bob’s Burgers (Fox, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) — Gene and Louise sabotage Mr. Frond’s annual pre-Thanksgiving Day play so that they can hold onto their long weekend plans. Linda finds a potato that bears a striking resemblance to her late grandfather.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Callen interrogates his father after he is found in an NCIS patient’s hospital room during a radiation poisoning case.

Family Guy (Fox, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Family Guy gets classy as they take on three pieces of classic literature.

Shameless (Showtime, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Fiona tries to renovate the laundromat; Lip goes before the school board to get reinstated; Frank wants back in the Gallagher house; and Kev suspects Svetlana’s betrayal when the van goes missing.

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — After Negan’s show of force last week, the citizen’s of Alexandria are feeling more unsafe than ever. Some members of the group decide their best option is to seek refuge at the Hilltop. Not sure why since Negan’s in control there too, but hey, plot device.

Westworld (HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — After our theories about Bernard were confirmed in the show’s last episode, it’s business as usual for Ford’s robotic henchman. Elsewhere, Teddy struggles to deal with painful memories as he continues his quest with the Man in Black; Maeve wants a change to her script; and Dolores has trouble separating her dreams from reality.

Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:30 p.m.) — Will must choose between helping earthquake victims in Venezuela and saving his marriage by accepting a job at Walter Reed Medical Center while Elizabeth attempts to stop a power grab in the devastated country.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox, Sunday 9:30 p.m.) — Gail deals with a frightening predicament as Carl becomes obsessed with a family photo shoot.

Divorce (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Frances learns that Robert has been lying to her about the family’s financial situation as he begins dating again.

Eyewitness (USA, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Helen is pulled away from her search for the murder weapon by Kamilah, who needs her help in finding a missing Sita.

Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Holmes and Watson search for two murderers after a base jumper is shot out of the sky by one killer and has his parachute sabotaged by another.

Insecure (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Lawrence considers a new job opportunity and Issa has trouble focusing on her upcoming fundraiser for work.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megyn Kelly, Chris Hardwick, Emeli Sande

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