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What to watch on TV for the week of April 29 - May 5: “The Karate Kid” gets a series, Netflix rolls out multiple shows and films, and much more

April 29, 2018 Updated: April 29, 2018 at 9:18 am
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Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso on "Cobra Kai." Photo courtesy of YouTube.

Sunday 
“Homeland" (7 p.m., Showtime, Season Finale) - In the season’s finale, Carrie and Saul’s mission doesn’t go as planned; and Elizabeth Keane fights for her presidency. 

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (7 p.m., CNN, Season Premiere) - Bourdain digs deep into the proud, often misunderstood culture of West Virginia as he traverses a 5000 foot mine, observes the demolition derby-like sport of rock bouncing, and dines on signature Appalachian dishes. 

Monday 
“Dancing With the Stars: Athletes” (7 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - An athletes themed season begins with 10 celebrities including Tonya Harding, Johnny Damon, Jennie Finch, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

“Elementary” (9 p.m., CBS, Season Premiere) - As Holmes confronts a medical diagnosis that threatens both his career and sobriety, he meets Michael, a man who credits Sherlock for helping him conquer his own addiction. 

Tuesday
“John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City” (Netflix, Stand-Up Premiere) - John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and “SNL,” eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special. 

“Lethal Weapon” (7 p.m., Fox) - On Murtaugh’s first day on the job as interim captain, the wife of a popular businessman is abducted and the squad finds a connection in the case to Rigg’s father. 

Wednesday 
“Cobra Kai” (YouTube Red, Series Premiere) - Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) cross paths more than 30 years after the events of the All-Valley Tournament, and the former rivals are in very different places. You can read my review of this series tomorrow on gazette.com. 

“Colony” (8 p.m., USA, Season Premiere) - Six months after escaping Los Angeles, the Bowmans and Synder enjoy a simple life in the mountains, until a sudden arrival changes everything. 

Thursday 
“Gotham” (7 p.m., Fox) - Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind a mass takeover. Meanwhile, a friend of Bruce’s becomes paranoid, resulting in rash and destructive behavior. 

“AP Bio” (7:30 p.m., NBC) - Jack takes interest in a revenge mission on behalf of the AP Bio kids. Mary, Stef and Michelle believe they’ve discovered an otherworldly presence at Whitlock. 

Friday 
“The Rain” (Netflix, Series Premiere) - In Netflix's post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. After realizing all remnants of civilization are gone, they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any signs of life.

“Anon” (Netflix, Film Premiere) - Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity; where everyone’s lives are transparent, traceable, and recorded by the authorities; where crime almost ceases to exist. But in trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Frieland stumbles on a young woman known only as the Girl (Amanda Seyfried). She has no identity, no history and is invisible to the cops. Sal realizes this may not be the end of crime, but the beginning.

“A Little Help with Carol Burnett” (Netflix, Series Premiere) - In this funny and endearing series, Carol Burnett is joined by a group of the most honest and unfiltered people in the world – a gaggle of straight talking, entertaining 5-9 year old kids. These very opinionated “experts” weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas brought in by everyday adults.

Saturday 
“2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (6 p.m., HBO) - Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Nile Rodgers, Pearl Jam, Yes and Tupac Shakur are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

“Saturday Night Live” (9:30 p.m., NBC) - Donald Glover hosts, his music alter ego Childish Gambino is the musical guest. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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