Weekend Preview: An Explosive ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale And The Premiere Of ‘Roadies’

Game of Thrones (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) – The season six finale has arrived – if that felt quick, just wait until next year. Tonight, the show will try to top its penultimate “Battle of the Bastards” episode (which may just be the best hour of television to ever exist) with Cersei’s trial at the Great Sept. The High Sparrow has had it out for the former queen all season but tonight, Cersei might get some good ol’ fashioned revenge via wildfire. Of course, there’s a chance she’ll burn all of King’s Landing down in the process. Elsewhere, Tyrion advises Dany on her next move and Jon and Sansa band together to restore Winterfell.

Silicon Valley (HBO, Sunday 10 p.m.) – Season three comes to a close as Erlich’s industry profile begins to rise, which creates quite the conundrum for Richard as Dinesh’s new app starts to catch on.

Veep (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) – Season five wraps up with the much-anticipated “Inauguration.” While Selena and her staff are busy preparing, Mike succumbs to fatigue and Catherine gets a makeover.

Roadies (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) – Cameron Crowe’s getting another chance to earn back our love and respect after a few disasters at the box office (you know what we’re talking about, Bradley Cooper). Crowe’s venturing into television with his latest project, a show following the road crew of a fictional rock band. The pilot episode is a bit of a mix between sincerity, music and awkwardness but this is Crowe we’re talking about so we’ll give him at least a few more episodes before hurling serious criticism.

The Ranch: Home of an American Sports Dynasty (NBC, Friday 8 p.m.) – This NBC special offers an inside look at Karolyli Ranch, the National Team Training Center for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Perhaps we’ll finally learn how those little girls avoid getting major wedgies while flipping and flying in sparkly leotards.

Copa America Centenario Soccer: Third-place game (FX-E, Saturday 8 p.m.) – After a pretty terrible performance against Argentina, look for the U.S. to try to earn some respect back as it battles Colombia for a third place finish in the tournament.

Hell on Wheels (AMC, Saturday 9 p.m.) – Durant’s plan turns deadly as Cullen’s nitroglycerin experiment causes a bang for the railroad life of Truckee.

Outlander (Starz, Saturday 9 p.m.) – The end is drawing near and Jamie is more desperate than ever to save the Jacobite army from certain slaughter at the hands of the British. While he’s trying to convince his Scottish comrades to try a new plan of attack, Claire comforts the ailing Alex Randall who has an outrageous plan to save the mother of his unborn child.

The American West (AMC, Saturday 10 p.m.) – Grant tries to keep the peace as more settlers flock to Sioux to mine gold. Meanwhile, Allen Pinkerton is hired to hunt down Jesse James.

2016 BET Awards (VH1, Sunday 8 p.m.) – Black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross host the annual awards gala. On tonight’s agenda: a tribute to Prince, a performance by Alicia Keys and probably a bunch of acceptance speeches by Beyoncé.

Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, Sunday 8 p.m.) – Season two kicks off with Lance Bass and his family taking on Kellie Pickler and her crew.

Big Brother (CBS, Sunday 8 p.m.) – A new weekly competition is revealed tonight.

Gymnastics: P&G Championships (NBC, Sunday 9 p.m.) – Gymnastics are on all weekend, but Sunday night marks the final day of qualifying in St. Louis, as the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team members are officially announced and a national champion is crowned.

Preacher (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) – Jesse becomes a bit of a rock star around town after his stunt with Quinncannon while Tulip and Cassidy forge a new alliance.

The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC, Sunday 9 p.m.) – ABC is recycling some of its current and former daytime talk show hosts for the series premiere of this revived classic game.

The Last Ship (TNT, Sunday 9 p.m.) – Chandler searches for answers about the epidemic in Asia as Slattery seeks his own truth.

Ray Donovan (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) – Season four begins as Ray recovers from the aftermath of the shootout by trying to reconnect with his family and do some damage control with Bridget. Meanwhile, Bunchy and Teresa face impending parenthood; Mickey plans a new heist; and Abby receives some health news that sends shockwaves through the Donovan family.

Match Game (ABC, Sunday 10 p.m.) – ABC’s reviving yet another classic game show, this time one that has contestants complete fill-in-the-blank questions. Somehow they’ve convinced Alec Baldwin to host this thing.

Murder in the First (TNT, Sunday 10 p.m.) – The season three premiere features the investigation of the murder of a star quarterback in a crowded pub.

Ride With Norman Reedus (AMC, Sunday 10 p.m.) – Norman Reedus hits the road again, this time traveling with his trusty hog down the back roads from Atlanta to Asheville, N.C.

The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land, Sunday 10 p.m.) – Jim gets an exciting new opportunity but finds it’s a tough go.


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