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What to watch on TV for the week of April 9-15: New episodes of MST3K, the return of Doctor Who and much more

April 9, 2017 Updated: April 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' starring Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, Rebecca Hanson, Tim Blaney, Joel Hodgson, & Elliot Kalan. Photo by Darren Michaels, SMPSP for Satellite of Love, LLC © 2016

Sunday 
“Homeland” (7 p.m., Showtime, Season Finale) - Season six of “Homeland” wraps up tonight. This has probably been the best season of this series since season one so I’m excited to see how everything plays out.   

“Talk with Chris Hardwick” (9 p.m., AMC) - The host of “@Midnight” and “Talking Dead” debuts a new talk show. His first guest is Elijah Wood. 

Monday 
“Better Call Saul,” (8 p.m., AMC, Season Premiere) - Jimmy and Chuck’s relationship deteriorates, Kim feels the pressure of running her own firm, and Mike investigates the note left on his car.

“Angie Tribeca” (8:30 p.m., TBS, Season Premiere) - One of the goofiest and funniest comedies returns for its third season. In the season premiere, Angie tries to retire but she’s drawn back into the law and order business when a trophy hunter goes missing.

Tuesday 
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (7 p.m., Fox) - The Fox comedy returns from its mid-season hiatus. In this episode Brooklyn is permanently shutting down one of its precincts. The team is confident they'll be evaluated fairly until the auditor turns out to be Amy’s ex. 

“Deadliest Catch” (7 p.m., Discovery, Season Premiere) - In the season 13 premiere the crabs have vanished, igniting a hunt to save the fleet’s way of life. Sig resumes the helm after a major heart attack and Bill debuts his own new boat. 

Wednesday 
“The Real Housewives of New York City” (7 p.m., Bravo) - This season’s newest cast member, Tinsley Mortimer, moves to the city and is the latest boarder in Sonja’s townhouse. Bethanny, Carole and Ramona discuss life, politics and Sonja’s new roommate. Ramona dishes more info on Luann’s fiancee.  

“Major Crimes” (7 p.m., TNT, Season Finale) - In the conclusion of the two part season five finale Sharon and the division discover the identity of a bomber but they struggle to determine his next target. 

Thursday 
“Scandal” (8 p.m., ABC) - The 100th episode of the series deals with the ugly truth of Frankie’s assassination. A torn Olivia wonders how different her life and the country would be if she, Mellie and Cyrus had never rigged Fitz’s election. 

“The Amazing Race” (9 p.m., CBS) - Season 29 continues as the racers head to Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Friday 
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” (Netflix) - MST3K returns with fresh episodes on Netflix. New cast members Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt and Felicia Day join quick witted bots Tom Servo, Crow and the rest of the gang. 

“Great Performances at the Met” (9 p.m., PBS) - Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as the tragic lovers in Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette,” which is based on the Shakespeare play. 

Saturday 
“Suicide Squad” (6 p.m., HBO) - Incarcerated villains Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and several others are recruited by the government for a dangerous mission in exchange for reduced sentences.

“Doctor Who” (7 p.m., BBC America) - Whovians are likely dealing with mixed feelings. A new season of Doctor Who begins tonight, which is also the last season for Peter Capaldi.   

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

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