Weekend Preview: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ And Tig Notaro’s HBO Special

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — You wanted more zombies, and more zombies is what ya got. AMC’s companion series/prequel to the incredible and incredibly popular The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday.

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO, Saturday 10 p.m.) — After Louis C.K. and a gaggle of other comic behemoths rightfully leaped praise onto Notaro for her extremely brave set at Largo in Los Angeles, Tig stepped back into the spotlight with a Netflix documentary that focused on her journey in the year that followed her iconic set. Now, she’s back with a new special on HBO.

Show Me a Hero (HBO, Sunday 8 p.m.) — David Simon’s latest HBO project is playing out to be a phenomenal treat for everyone who was begging him to remake season three of The Wire with Oscar Issac and set it to Springsteen’s The River. In Parts 3 & 4, Mayor Wasicsko finally pushes a housing plan through and tries to start a new act as construction begins.

Masters of Sex (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Sarah Silverman’s back, and she’s looking for a baby, while Mrs. Masters and Virginia Johnson struggle with their respective love triangles (as in the one they don’t share with the doc).

Ray Donovan (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Lots of dirty money changes hands, Ray Donovan is told he needs to confess his sins and Jon Voight clocks some dude in the head with a pipe.

Hell on Wheels (AMC, Saturday 9 p.m.) — Cullen and Mei begin a difficult and harrowing trek into the wilderness to lay Tao to rest, as Eva tends to Louise and, ya know, continues to run the brothel.

Hannibal (NBC, Saturday 10 p.m.) — The FBI asks another doctor to enter the fray as they enlist Dr. Frederick Chilton in the hunt for Francis Dolarhyde. Of course, Dolarhyde can feel the walls closing in and readies himself for the ultimate conclusion to his heinous run.

Ballers (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Ricky’s got daddy issues, and Spencer tries to talk some sense into Vernon amid the chaos in his own life. Charles gets a shot at redemption, and somebody rides at camel at a Dolphins event in the season one finale of The Rock’s Sports Entourage.

The Brink (HBO, Sunday 11:00 p.m.) — Take the wrong drugs and try to carry out a covert military mission once, shame on you. Take the wrong drugs and try to carry out a covert military mission twice, also probably shame on you. Zeke and Glenn learn that lesson the hard way, while Walter tries to referee a video conference between multiple heads of state in the final episode of The Brink‘s first season.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, Sunday 11:30 p.m.) — John Oliver effectively turned his show into a tax-exempt religious organization last week, so tune in and pay your respects on The Holy Day as he and his team likely eviscerate a new universal opponent.