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TV This Weekend

Finales, Premieres and Returns Headline a Packed Weekend

Shameless, Wynonna Earp, The Nevers, Them, Fear the Walking Dead and more.
  • (Photos: Showtime, Syfy, AMC, HBO, and Amazon)
    (Photos: Showtime, Syfy, AMC, HBO, and Amazon)

    It's the rare weekend where streaming doesn't eclipse traditional TV, but between the series finales of Syfy's Wynonna Earp and Showtime's Shameless, HBO's premiere of The Nevers and the long-awaited return of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, OG cable TV is more than holding its own this weekend.

    Elsewhere, Carey Mulligan hosts SNL, Them bows on Amazon, and Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer partner up in a new Netflix original movie. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    SERIES FINALE: Big feelings and bigger decisions are revealed in the series finale of Wynonna Earp when a new witch makes herself known in Purgatory. Watch trailer10:00 PM ET on Syfy

    SERIES PREMIERE: Lena Waithe and Little Marvin present the anthology horror series Them. The 1950s-set first season centers on a Black family that moves into a suburban Compton neighborhood, where they're terrorized not only by their white neighbors but by monsters from within their own home. Streaming on Prime Video

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: In a world where supervillains are commonplace, Thunder Force follows two estranged childhood best friends who reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city. Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, and Melissa Leo star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: The new unscripted series Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson follows the standup comic as she embarks on adventures with celebrity guests that take her out of her comfort zone. Tonight's back-to-back episodes see Robinson horseback riding with Whitney Cummings and doing gymnastics with Amber Ruffin. Watch preview11:00 PM ET on Comedy Central

    NEW EPISODE: Wyatt Russell’s John Walker and Clé Bennett’s Lemar Hoskins are set to the return to the fore as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier drops another supersized episode. Streaming on Disney+

    DOCUMENTARY: PBS' American Masters presents Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, which dives into the life of the neurologist and author who helped redefine our understanding of the brain. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on PBS


    NEW EPISODE: Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) hosts a new episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Kid Cudi. Airs live coast-to-coast at 11:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM PT on NBC

    NBA BASKETBALL: Kevin Durant and New York Nets face LeBron James and the LA Lakers on tonight's NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT on ABC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: A matchmaking festival in a small Irish village brings together an unlikely pair in As Luck Would Have It. JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Sweet Magnolias) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) star. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Tiffanie Cooper (Keri Hilson) is about to have the wedding of her dreams to the dashing Damon King (Tobias Truvillion) in Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Story. But when Damon's old friend Trey Taylor (Durrell Babbs) arrives fresh from prison to step in as Damon's best man, Tiffanie begins having second thoughts. Watch trailer8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: How was Joel Rifkin able to commit as many as 17 murders before being apprehended? The taped conversations at the heart of Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer gives viewers a firsthand look. Watch preview7:00 PM ET on Oxygen

    SEASON PREMIERE: Actress LisaRaye McCoy returns to Iyanla: Fix My Life as the long-running show airs the first of seven new episodes before its series finale in May. Watch preview9:00 PM ET on OWN

    NEW EPISODE: Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears, and Miley and Noah Cyrus get the E! True Hollywood Story treatment as the series airs a special episode on star siblings. 10:00 PM ET on E!


    SERIES PREMIERE: HBO takes the wraps off its Victorian era sci-fi superhero series, The Nevers. In the series opener, Amalia (Laura Donnelly) and Penance (Ann Skelly) work to protect their kind from widespread antipathy. Meet the cast9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES FINALE: After eleven seasons and 128 episodes, it's the end of the line for Shameless. Will Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) make it out alive? And will Fiona (Emmy Rossum) return? Watch preview9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    MIDSEASON RETURN: New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed as Fear the Walking Dead returns for the second half of its sixth season. Watch trailer9:00 PM ET on AMC

    SEASON FINALE: Salt (Edward Hogg) is hellbent on releasing Project Stormcloud upon London in Pennyworth's Season 2 finale. Can Alfred (Jack Bannon) and his mates stop him? 9:00 PM ET on EPIX

    AWARDS SHOW: The 2021 BAFTA Film Awards are going mostly virtual this year, with hosts Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary holding court with a handful of presenters at London's Royal Albert Hall. Edited from an earlier live broadcast on BBC One. 9:00 PM ET on BBC America

    SEASON FINALE: Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish discover how the Battle of Culloden forever changed Scotland as Men in Kilts wraps its first season. Watch preview9:00 PM ET on Starz

    NEW EPISODE: The Bat team has a full plate as Batwoman returns from a week off with our hero (Javicia Leslie) focusing even more effort on taking down Black Mask (guest star Peter Outerbridge), while a new foe emerges. Watch preview8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: Shameless, Fear the Walking Dead, The Nevers, Wynonna Earp