Weekend Preview: ‘True Detective’ Returns And ‘Ballers’ Premieres On The New HBO Sunday Night

06.19.15 4 years ago 3 Comments

True Detective
(HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — It’s back. It’s back. Colin Farrell’s mustache. It’s back. It’s back. As if you didn’t already know, Season 2 stars Farrell, Tim Riggins, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn and is set in Los Angeles.

Ballers (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — For whatever reason, every time I read the name of this show, I say it in my head like Jim Jones says “BALLIN'” in that awful 2006 song “We Fly High.” Now you know. The series stars The Rock as a former NFL player/current financial guru. It might as well be called Sports Entourage. But, that doesn’t mean we won’t be watching.

The Brink (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Like Veep, but with Tim Robbins and Jack Black faced with the possibility of World War III, this new HBO comedy comes from Weeds executive producer Roberto Benabib.

PGA Tour’s U.S. Open Championship (FOX, Saturday 2:00 p.m.) — Saturday golf, because you can’t have final round magic if the golfers don’t play that third round.

Orphan Black (BBC, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) — Life hangs in the balance in the Season 3 finale. Alison finally learns her fate, and Sarah does what no one else could, finding an O.G., in a way.

CollegeHumor Comedy Music Hall of Fame Presentation (IFC, Saturday 10:00 p.m.) — Host Paul F. Tompkins pays tribute to comedy music royalty like Weird Al Yankovic, The Gregory Brothers and Tenacious D. New videos from CollegeHumor will also be unveiled.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, Sunday 11:00 p.m.) — Oliver inevitably tackles a worthy cause and makes us all laugh while we’re absolutely horrified with the reality we all share.

PGA Tour’s U.S. Open Championship (FOX, Sunday 2:00 p.m.) — Tune in to watch Mickelson shank something into the woods or miss a five-foot putt down the stretch to give this tournament away for the umpteenth time. Nothing goes better with a lazy Sunday afternoon than watching Phil finish second in this thing.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Dana Carvey and Elizabeth Olsen on Corden; Vince Vaughn, Jim Gaffigan and Ryn Weaver on Fallon; Chris Pratt, Abby Elliott and Fetty Wap on Kimmel; Jerry Seinfeld and David Remnick on Meyers.

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