What's on your HDTV: 'Penny Dreadful,' 'Limitless'

Alexander Siddig, Indira Varma.(Game of Thrones)
Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO

This weekend the NFL Draft will spread across our TVs for three days, along with the continuing NBA and NHL playoffs. Of course, Game of Thrones is back, but on Showtime we also have the excellent Penny Dreadful back for another season (watch the premiere episode here, right now). CBS has the season finale of Limitless, while Netflix offers up the Ricky Gervais film Special Correspondents and the documentary Team Foxcatcher. For gamers, there’s a new episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne, Housemarque (Super Stardust HD, Resogun) is releasing Alienation on PS4 and the new Hoops expansion for Rocket League just released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Look after the break to check out each day’s highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

Blu-ray & Games & Streaming

  • Ride Along 2
  • Krampus
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Dolemite
  • Phoenix (Criterion)
  • The Last Man on the Moon
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 3 (Everything)
  • Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods (PC)
  • Battle Worlds: Kronos (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Aliens vs. Pinball (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  • Party Hard (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Alienation (PS4)
  • The Deer God (Wii U)


  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 8PM
  • Reign (spring premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • American Dad, TBS, 8:30PM
  • Scorpion (season finale), CBS, 9PM
  • Lucifer (season finale), Fox, 9PM
  • Heart of a Dog, HBO, 9PM
  • 12 Monkeys, Syfy, 9PM
  • Bates Motel, A&E, 9PM
  • Turn (season premiere), A&E, 10PM
  • Hunters, Syfy, 10PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 10PM
  • Damien, A&E, 10PM
  • Blindspot, NBC, 10PM
  • Billion Dollar Wreck, History, 10PM
  • Bitten (series finale), Syfy, 11PM


  • New Girl, Fox, 8 & 9PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • The Flash, CW, 8PM
  • Grandfathered, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Real O’Neals, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Containment, CW, 9PM
  • Deadliest Catch, Discovery, 9PM
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC, 9PM
  • Chicago Med, NBC, 9PM
  • America’s Greatest Makers, TBS, 9PM
  • The Grinder, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Limitless (season finale), CBS, 10PM
  • The Night Manager, AMC, 10PM
  • Stitchers, Freeform, 10PM
  • Awkward, MTV, 10PM
  • Chicago Fire, NBC, 10PM
  • Beyond the Tank, ABC, 10PM
  • Faking It, MTV, 10:30PM


  • The Path, Hulu, 3AM
  • The Fashion Fund (season finale), Amazon Prime, 3AM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • Rosewood, Fox, 8PM
  • Heartbeat, NBC, 8PM
  • Arrow, CW, 8PM
  • The Goldbergs, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Empire, Fox, 9PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Rogue, DirecTV, 9PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM
  • Black-ish, ABC, 9:30PM
  • The Americans, FX, 10PM
  • The Last Panthers, Sundance, 10PM
  • Catfish, MTV, 10PM
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, CBS, 10PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • Underground, WGN, 10PM


  • NFL Draft: Round 1, ESPN/NFL Network, 8PM
  • Grey’s Anatomy, ABC, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • Strong, NBC, 8PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, USA, 8PM
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, CW, 8PM
  • The Odd Couple, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 9PM
  • The 100, CW, 9PM
  • The Blacklist, NBC, 9PM
  • The Eighties, CNN, 9PM
  • Mom, CBS, 9PM
  • Alone, History, 9PM
  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Archer, FX, 10PM
  • Rush Hour, CBS, 10PM
  • The Catch, ABC, 10PM
  • The Real World, MTV, 10PM
  • Orphan Black, BBC America, 10PM
  • Adam Devine’s House Party, Comedy Central, 12:30aM


  • Special Correspondents, Netflix, 3AM
  • Team Foxcatcher, Netflix, 3AM
  • NFL Draft Rds 2-3, ESPN/NFL Network, 7PM
  • The Drew, Showtime, 8PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Caught on Camera, NBC, 8PM
  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 9PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 9PM
  • W. Kamau Bell: Semi-prominent Negro, Showtime, 10PM
  • Motive, USA, 10PM
  • Banshee, Cinemax, 10PM
  • Vice, HBO, 11PM


  • Outlander, Starz, 9PM
  • Cops (season finale), Spike TV, 8PM
  • Jazz at the White Whouse, ABC, 8PM
  • 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, HBO, 8PM
  • Premier Boxing Champions, Fox, 8PM
  • Seduced, Lifetime, 8PM
  • Christopher Hardwick: Funcomfortable, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Party Over Here, Fox, 11PM


  • American Country Countdown Awards, Fox, 7PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • Little Big Shots, NBC, 8PM
  • Call the Midwife, PBS, 8PM
  • Madam Secretary, CBS, 8PM
  • The Girlfriend Experience, Starz, 8PM
  • Game of Thrones, HBO, 9PM
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN, 9PM
  • House of Lies, Showtime, 9PM
  • Fear the Walking Dead, AMC, 9PM
  • The Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Grantchester (season finale), PBS, 9PM
  • The Carmichael Show, NBC, 9PM
  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM
  • Crowded, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Dice, Showtime, 9:30PM
  • Penny Dreadful (season premiere), Showtime, 10PM
  • Silicon Valley, HBO,10PM
  • United Shades of America, CNN, 10PM
  • Mr. Selfridge, PBS, 10PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Girls, HBO, 10PM
  • Quantico ABC, 10PM
  • Veep, HBO, 10:30PM

(All times listed are ET)


  1. lostviking August 19, 2016
  2. bsalita April 26, 2016

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