Weekend Preview: ‘True Detective’ Season Finale, ‘Masters Of Sex,’ And The Start Of Football Season

Note: Ballers, The Brink and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver are each pushed back 30 minutes this week to make room for the elongated True Detective finale.

True Detective (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Everything finally boils over in the 90-minute finale of the oh-so-colloquial second season of True Detective. Colin Farrell’s mustache has gone and grown a salt-and-pepper beard, someone torches a Range Rover, and skinny Vince Vaughn teeters on the line between self-fulfillment and revenge.

Masters of Sex (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Virginia’s parents pay her a surprise visit, and Dr. Masters preps for his big “I told you so” speech.

Ray Donovan (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Donovan is stuck between Katie Holmes and a hard place when she tries to talk him into helping her instead of her father. Also, Jon Voight parties a little too hard and is left scrambling to stop his pockets from being turned inside out.

Hell on Wheels (AMC, Saturday 9 p.m.) — Bohannon learns a valuable lesson in the benefits of being bilingual, as he attempts uphold the ruling handed down by the strong arm of the law, and the Chinese workers ain’t feelin’ it.

Hannibal (NBC, Saturday 10 p.m.) — The hunter and the hunted both vie for Hannibal’s attention as Francis Dolarhyde discovers a means of direct communication with Dr. Lecter. As Francis and Hannibal grow closer, Will worries he’s already flown too close to the sun.

Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8 p.m.) — Oh, wow. Where did the summer go? It’s officially football season, and we kick things off with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth calling the Steelers-Vikings Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. O-H-I-Oh, how ridiculous is preseason football?

HUMANS (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — The Synths crash with the Hawkins’ with Hobb hot on their tail, and George and Karen race to track down Niska, who will face dramatically different fates, depending on who reaches her first.