Reasons to Watch: Broad City gets high, Amy Schumer and Game of Thrones return.

When the Old Gods close a door, the Lord of Light opens a new season.

click to enlarge This week: Game of Thrones returns. - Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO
Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO
This week: Game of Thrones returns.


When the Old Gods close a door, the Lord of Light opens a new season. This week in TV, we say goodbye to Girls, Broad City, Super Girl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and a few more favorites but welcome some new shows and long-awaited returns. CW airs the new deadly outbreak series Containment, where fear is viral and hope is contagious. The crew from Broad City brings us Time Traveling Bong, a three-night special stoner event starting on 4/20. Silicon Valley, Inside Amy Schumer, and Veep return with new episodes. And last but not least: Game of Thrones is back. Don't miss out on this week's epic must-watch picks. 

Super Girl season finale Mon., Apr. 18 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season finale Mon., Apr. 18 at 8 p.m. on CW.

12 Monkeys Based on Terry Gilliam’s film by the same name, this series about time traveler James Cole who travels from the year 2043 to the present day to stop the release of a deadly virus that kills 93.6 percent of the population returns for a second season. Expect even more time-hopping visits to World War I and decades spanning from the 40s to the 70s. Premieres Mon., Apr. 18 at 9 p.m. on Syfy.

Better Call Saul finale. Mon., Apr. 18 at 10 p.m. on AMC.
Outsiders finale. Tues., Apr. 19 at 9 p.m. on WGN.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine finale. Tues., Apr. 19 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Containment CW’s new series about the widespread quarantine and desperate search for a cure after a dangerous and deadly epidemic breaks out in the urban streets of Atlanta. Premieres Tues., Apr. 19 at 9 p.m. on CW.

The Night Manager
An adaptation of John le Carré’s espionage novel, the six-part thriller mini-series starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie has already received widespread critical acclaim after airing on the U.K.’s BBC. Catch the U.S. premiere this Tues., Apr. 19 at 10 p.m. on AMC. 
Deadbeat
Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar) joins the cast as stoner-friend and entrepreneur Clyde in this supernatural comedy about a bumbling ghost medium (Tyler Labine) who helps finish unfinished for New York’s most frivolous ghosts. Season three drops Wed., Apr. 20 on Hulu.

Broad City finale. Smoke a doobie and watch the season finale of the best female stoner comedy on TV right now. Debuts Wed., Apr. 20 

click to enlarge The Broad City girls' Time Traveling Bong sends them to 1960s racially segregated America - Danny Feld / CC
Danny Feld / CC
The Broad City girls' Time Traveling Bong sends them to 1960s racially segregated America
at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

Time Traveling Bong Broad City cast and writers Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs (who plays Trey a.k.a. Kirk Steele) and Lucia Aniello present a three-night event special about cousins who discover their bong happens to be a time machine that transports them to different eras including the Salem witch trials, a racially segregated U.S. in the 1960s, ancient Greece and more. Premiering just in time for 4/20, this Wed., Apr. 20-22 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central. 

click to enlarge Amy Schumer deals with the general clusterfuck that is life. - Macall Polay / Comedy Central
Macall Polay / Comedy Central
Amy Schumer deals with the general clusterfuck that is life.
Inside Amy Schumer Only Amy Schumer can crack awkward sex jokes and poke fun at gender politics while still looking cool and funny AF. Her stand-up sketch comedy show is back for another season with special guests appearances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Lena Dunham, Steve Buscemi, and more. Premieres Thurs., Apr. 21 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

I Am Cait season finale. Airs Sun., Apr. 24 at 9 p.m. on E!

Game of Thrones You hype nothing Jon Snow. Stop whatever the hell you’re doing, get your face in front of the TV screen, and see who lives, who dies, and who returns as a white walker in in sixth season of the biggest, most glorious power struggle in all of TV’s Seven Kingdoms and beyond. Debuts Sun., Apr. 24 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

click to enlarge The boys of Silicon Valley return Sunday. - Frank Masi / HBO
Frank Masi / HBO
The boys of Silicon Valley return Sunday.
Silicon Valley The hottest team of dorks you’ll find are the ones behind high-tech algorithm app Pied Pieper in this start-up Silicon Valley era comedy. Season three hits Sun., Apr. 24 at 10 p.m. on HBO.
click to enlarge Veep is back this Sunday. - Courtesy of HBO
Courtesy of HBO
Veep is back this Sunday.
Veep Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as President Selina Meyer, who finds herself in this middle of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with the margin coming down to a few hundred votes. Watch as she and her staff hilariously bumble their way through D.C. and the presidential race. Season five debuts Sun., Apr. 24 at 10:30 p.m. on HBO. 

Ying Lo writes about television. She has a blog or you can find her flunking social media @yinglo. Let her tell you how best to binge watch every Monday.

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