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What’s On TV? – Sunday (04/26/2020) – ‘Penny Dreadful’ Returns and Showtime Airs Shocking ‘Homeland’ Series Finale

This Sunday has plenty of new content for viewers to sink their teeth into, from atmospheric horror to historical drama. We also say goodbye to a beloved TV thriller and relive a classic musical comedy set in the early 1960s.

PICK OF THE DAY:

“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EDT

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“Penny Dreadful,” a horror serial set in the late 19th century, has been off the air for about four years, but fans have been clamoring for it to return. This new series is a spinoff taking place in 1930s Hollywood. While it features none of the same characters from the show’s previous incarnation, it maintains its eerie, atmospheric quality. Prepare yourselves for Natalie Dormer to do some especially heavy lifting, as she’s taken on the challenge of playing four entirely distinct characters.

WHAT’S PREMIERING?:

“The Last Kingdom” (Netflix)

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The fourth season of “The Last Kingdom” hits Netflix today, so fans of the Viking drama should be pleased. After being kidnapped from his home in Northumbria, a young boy is raised by Vikings. He becomes fully assimilated into their culture, but never stops dreaming of returning home and reclaiming his birthright. Most of the series revolves around his adult life, and his efforts to carve out a place for himself in the world while reconciling the inherent conflict between his Saxon ancestry and his Viking upbringing.

WHAT’S ENDING?:

“Homeland” (Showtime) at 9:00 PM EDT

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Tonight, the eighth and final season of Showtime’s “Homeland” draws to a close. It has seen our heroes, Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin), negotiating with the Russians to obtain sensitive information that will prevent a global catastrophe. But things can never be too easy on “Homeland,” and Carrie will have to make a heartbreaking decision in the finale as she determines at what personal cost she’s willing to stop a potentially deadly international incident.

MOVIES ON TV:

“That Thing You Do!” (MoMax) at 7:10 PM EDT

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“That Thing You Do!” is the delightful story of a fictional band’s rise to stardom in the early 1960s, written and directed by Tom Hanks. Watching it this weekend will be a perfect way to honor Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter who penned the film’s notoriously catchy title track and sadly died earlier this month of complications from COVID-19. “That Thing You Do!” is impressively authentic to the time period in both music and style, and it features charming performances from Tom Everett Scott, Ethan Embry, Liv Tyler, and Steve Zahn, among others.

NEW TV EPISODES:

Still looking for something to watch? Check out more of tonight’s lineup below!

  • “Deadly Cults” (Oxygen) at 7:00 PM EDT
  • “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” (HBO) at 7:45 PM EDT
  • “God Friended Me” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “American Idol” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Wall” (NBC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Simpsons” (Fox) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Call the Midwife” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “VICE” (Showtime) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Spy Wars with Damian Lewis” (Smithsonian) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Outlander” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Batwoman” (CW) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Duncanville” (Fox) at 8:30 PM EDT
  • “Westworld” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “World on Fire” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Killing Eve” (AMC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Vida” (Starz) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Family Guy” (Fox) at 9:30 PM EDT
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “The Rookie” (ABC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Good Girls” (NBC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Baptiste” (PBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Insecure” (HBO) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Run” (HBO) at 10:30 PM EDT

What are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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