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Weekend Preview: Negan Arrives In Time For ‘The Walking Dead’ Finale And Peter Dinklage Hosts ‘SNL’

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Let’s all take a second and make sure we have our respective anxiety meds in hand because sh*t is going down. We’ve been promised 90 minutes of shocking twists and brutal deaths and after everything TWD pulled with Glenn this season, they better deliver on both. Negan makes his grand entrance with Lucille in tow as Rick and the group fight to rescue Michonne, Glenn, Daryl, probably Rosita, Carol and maybe Maggie’s baby. Though, and this is just being realistic here, we’ll probably be left clueless as to who winds up on the end of the psychopath’s bat when everything fades to black.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) – Peter Drunklage Peter Dinklage has returned to hosting duties this week, and if those promos warning us that “Summer is Coming” didn’t get you excited for repeat Drunk Uncle sketches, or have you binge-prepping for the return of Game of Thrones, I’m a bit worried for you.

MARCH MADNESS, SATURDAY

  • (2) Villanova vs. (2) Oklahoma – TBS, 6:00 p.m.
  • (10) Syracuse vs. (1) North Carolina – TBS 8:30 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – It’s on Abbie and Ichabod to save the world (again), this time by preventing The Hidden One from becoming omniscient.

Grimm (NBC, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – A young woman uses what may be the worst beauty product ever that causes her to age 70 years. When Nick and Hank find her lifeless body, they enlist Rosalee to help prove Wesen was somehow involved.

Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Luke Bryant and Dierks Bentley have been tapped to host the 51st annual CMAs from Sin City. All the regulars – Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood – will be there.

Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – A British songstress, a string quintet and a pair of sibling magicians perform.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Zelena’s history with Hades comes to light as she travels with Belle to the Underworld where Rumple’s lady-love receives some life-changing news. Meanwhile, Charming and Snow are learning that long-distance parenting has its draw-backs.

The Simpsons (Fox, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Homer plays matchmaker for Smithers (who’s tired of getting the cold shoulder from Mr. Burns), and Bart frustrates Lisa when he makes Milhouse the star of the school’s new play.

iHeartRadio Music Awards (TNT, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Yay, another music awards show. If watching people get trophies for singing songs about cowboy boots and beer just isn’t your thing, maybe watching people get awards for singing songs about cake by the ocean and pillow talk is.

Shameless (SHO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Season six wraps up with the arrival of Fiona’s wedding day, an event we can only assume won’t go down smoothly. Sean’s still a practicing junkie, Debbie brings Franny to the church and Frank shows up uninvited and stoned out of his mind. The Gallaghers are the best!

The Family (ABC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Nina and Clements come up with a plan to catch the pock-marked man while a sick Adam is taken to the hospital where doctors deliver some shocking news to Claire.

Vinyl (HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Lester gives Kip a lesson in the blues and a desperate-for-cash Richie hits Galasso up for a loan.

The Carmichael Show (NBC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Jerrod and Maxine provide the perfect example of Islamophobia after a Muslim couple moves in next door.

Billions (SHO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Axe loses big on a bad trade and Chuck hits the jackpot when he stumbles upon proof that could win the case.

Girls (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – The show has a lot to deliver on after last week’s flare of brilliance. Tonight, Jessa supports Adam by going to his play while, at the same time, worrying she’ll run into her best friend, a.k.a. Adam’s ex, a.k.a. Hannah.

Quantico (ABC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – A trainee exercise proves difficult for Shelby and, in the future, Alex finds an unlikely ally in Hannah.

Togetherness (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) – Brett’s put in an uncomfortable position as Michelle tries to show Anna that her teaching plans are better.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS:

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Aaron Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, Nate Bargatze, Wendy Melvoin

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Steve Buscemi, Benjamin Walker, a performance by the Broadway cast of “American Psycho”

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