What to Watch: 04/10/2016

Tonight we have the most MTV awards of the season, a couple new shows coming in, one relatively short-lived series going out, a few programs start their new season, and all the charm that is Mr. Selfridge.

Madam Secretary [CBS, 8p]
Elizabeth gets Boko Haram to release school girls. If Madame Secretary plans to fulfill all of my glass half-full fantasies, that would please me immensely.

MTV Movie Awards [MTV, 8p]
Pop stars and movies, yes please. I live for any chance to judge movies.

Fear the Walking Dead [AMC, 9p]
After a bumpy first season (read my thoughts on it here), Fear the Walking Dead returns in the shadow of the fan outrage from the final moments of its parent show’s sixth season. And now we’re headed to the boat for safety — that didn’t end well in Lost and I suspect it won’t go much better for our FTWD families.



  • Showtime’s line-up starts with the debut of The Circus featuring the authors of “Game Change” and a Kid in the Hall talking about the absolutely sane world of the 2016 presidential race. We’ve also got the return of Don Cheadle in his maneuvering glory as the fifth season of House of Lies begins. Then, there’s the “long-awaited” Dice, starring Andrew “Dice” Clay as himself losing a lot of money. It’s semi-autobiographical. Semi?
  • Tune into HBO to send 0ff Togetherness as they apparently recreate Waiting For Superman with the fight for a charter school. There’s also more Girls and Vinyl.
  • Based on a 2009 movie, and book before that, Starz new entry The Girlfriend Experience stars Riley Keough and Mary Lynn Rajskub and explores the lives of escorts.
  • Mr. Selfridge‘s titular character has a decision to make, as he does. It’s not TV, It’s PBS.
  • This week’s topic on NBC’s The Carmichael Show is the prison system. They were so solid with the big-ticket items the first five weeks, that we’ll give them a mulligan for their stilted misstep when the family dealt with new Muslim neighbors.
  • It’s the return of Critter on Bob’s Burgers, as the affable biker winds up in jail for parking tickets. Of course, the Belcher Family (minus Linda who’s adventuring in babysitting) does what they can to bust him out…legally.


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