Weekend Preview: More Secrets On ‘Westworld’ And The Premieres Of ‘Divorce’ And ‘Insecure’

10.07.16 3 weeks ago


Westworld (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Elsie tweaks Maeve’s emotions in order to avoid a recall; Bernard and Theresa investigate the extent of a host aberration; two new guests arrive at the park; and the Man in Black enlists a condemned man to learn Westworld’s darkest secrets. Last week’s premiere was full of violence, intrigue and plenty of promise. We’ll see if HBO can deliver on the interesting storylines they’ve started unraveling.

Divorce (HBO, Sunday 10 p.m.) — The premiere of this comedy led by Sarah Jessica Parker focuses on a middle-aged couple with two kids in suburban New York City struggling to come to terms with their failing marriage. Parker plays Frances, a woman who questions the future of her relationship with her husband after a tragic event at a friend’s 50th birthday party.

Insecure (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — HBO is starting a trend. After transforming the popular web series High Maintenance into a half-hour comedy series, it’s turned to the internet once more for Insecure, another comedy, this time one that follows a young black woman navigating friendships and romance in South Los Angeles. Comedian Issa Rae launched her own YouTube series five years ago and much of her new show is based on that online project. Full of pop culture references and personal experiences, Insecure looks both funny and smart as hell.

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Friday 8 p.m.) — The teams are tasked with creating unique dishes using a selection of ostrich cuts. While the winners get to go to Big Bear for a zip-lining excursion, the losing chefs have to pluck pine nuts out of pinecones.

Last Man Standing (ABC, Friday 8 p.m.) — Mandy’s new vaping habit brings back fond memories for Mandy. Meanwhile, Ryan and Kristin stumble upon a hidden safe in their home; and Vanessa and Sheryl worry about an impending teachers’ strike.

MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8 p.m.) — The team travels to Malaysia to hunt down a man funding a terrorist group but their mission changes when he’s shot and they have to try to keep him alive.

iHeartRadio Music Festival (CW, Friday 8 p.m.) — Usher, Sting, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, and Florida Georgia Line perform during night two of the festival.

Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday 8:30 p.m.) — Pat is asked to emcee the annual Welltopia banquet which doesn’t sit well with Ken while Molly and D.K. deal with a peeping Tom and Clark and Damona discuss their relationships with their current partners.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9 p.m.) — While Kono reconnects with a former surfing competitor who is now a disabled and homeless war veteran, FBI profiler Alicia Brown joins McGarrett in the hunt for the chess-piece killer when she finds a body in her bed.

Shark Tank (ABC, Friday 9 p.m.) — Cookie legend Wally Amos appears before the Sharks to tout his new creation; Barbara Corcoran is moved by the tenacity of two sisters pitching a swimsuit business; and Daymond John offers an update on his participation in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama.

Z Nation (Syfy, Friday 9 p.m.) — As Murphy’s cult attracts new followers, the rest of the group find themselves in the middle of a war.

The Exorcist (Fox, Friday 9 p.m.) — Kat struggles to accept Julia’s death and Marcus and Tomas receive shocking news after taking footage from the Rance home to papal emissaries.

Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10 p.m.) — Danny and Baez fight for justice for a woman held at gunpoint, but the victim isn’t interested in pressing charges against her attacker.

Van Helsing (Syfy, Friday 10 p.m.) — Vanessa goes looking for the daughter she orphaned when she “died” while Doc investigates Cynthia’s apparent suicide.

Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, Sunday 8 p.m.) — Pablo learns that the Necronomicon has gifted him with premonitions and Ash and Kelly realize that Brock’s date may not exactly be the life of the party.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8 p.m.) — Desperate to get info on the Evil Queen’s plan, Regina tries bribing Mr. Hyde for intel. Elsewhere, Snow helps Dr. Jekyll find a laboratory and David makes a deal with Mr. Gold.

The Simpsons (Fox, Sunday 8 p.m.) — Homer sets off a family “hate-cation” after Bart roots for Springfield’s football rival and the family heads to Beantown where Homer shows them just how horrible the city is.

Sunday Night Football: Giants at Packers (NBC, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) — New York Giants at Green Bay. Eli Manning tries to get the Giants offense back on track after a 24-10 loss to the Vikings last Monday, while Aaron Rodgers and the Packers should be well rested coming off an early bye week.

Blunt Talk (Starz, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) — Jim’s on-air colonoscopy doesn’t go as planned and Corniela’s drought story poses a threat to her own life.

Shameless (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Frank cuts his family off, barricading himself on the top floor of the Gallagher home and taking Liam under his wing. Meanwhile, Fiona starts running Patsy’s Pies on her own terms; Ian explores heterosexuality; and Carl is forced into abstinence.

Masters of Sex (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Johnson and Masters’ legal troubles come to a head as the trial begins with Keller leading the charge. Johnson, assuming they’re to be exonerated, does her best to revive their careers, while Masters faces the reality of what these charges could mean for him.

The Strain (FX, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Setrakian creates a new plan to trap the Master as Eph and Dutch search for the Master’s “voice.”


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