Weekend Preview: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Masters Of Sex,’ And ‘Hell On Wheels’ Premiere

Masters of Sex
(Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Women’s rights, societal pressures and the more burdensome aspects of the sexual revolution create palpable tension in the lives of Dr. Masters, Virginia, Libby and other tangentially related parties.

True Detective (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Are your ears still ringing from the end of last week’s episode? Nic Pizzolatto’s counting on it, as he looks to turn his vintage cop stereotypes into more dimensional characters in “Other Lives.”

Hell on Wheels (AMC, Saturday 9 p.m.) — Bohannon is back to being a rebel as he bails on the railroad construction while thinking about selling his soul to the devil as a means to an end in the season five premiere.

Ray Donovan (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Katie Holmes has a job for Ray, whose brother is still reeling, stewing and rotting away in the pen after getting the tar kicked out of him. Jon Voight delicately explains the his exact role in the family’s new business venture.

Hannibal (NBC, Saturday 10 p.m.) — Worried that Will is in danger with Hannibal, Alana plans an extraction mission. Meanwhile, Hannibal’s recent capture hasn’t had much of an effect on his confidence and manipulative ways as he taunts a former patient about Mason.

HUMANS (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Mattie and Laura debate the possibility that Synths can experience fear after Anita malfunctions and calls out for help. Can any of us really experience fear, though? Or is fear merely a reflection of our civilization’s expectations? What are feelings? We’re all robots, probably.

Ballers (HBO, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Fancy suits, sext messages and a run-in with the 5-0 are all major players in an episode focusing on Spencer and Reggie’s struggle to influence Vernon.

The Brink (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Walter goes rogue and surprises the Israeli Prime Minister with a visit while Alex and Rafiq play Rodney Dangerfield and go back to school to look for the missing Fareeda.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, Sunday 11 p.m.) — Something pithy and topical, but probably not as inspiring as last week’s emphatic pep talk on the problem with publicly funded stadiums.

British Open Third Round (ESPN, Saturday 7 a.m.) — No Rory McIlroy, but Jordan Spieth is within striking distance, and 10 golfers are within three strokes of the lead part of the way through Friday’s second round.

British Open Final Round (ESPN, Sunday 6 a.m.) — Same thing as the third round, except that it’s on Sunday and it’s for all the marbles.