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What's on TV the week of April 18: Containment, Inside Amy Schumer, Game of Thrones

Here’s what’s new and returning the week of April 18

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Andrew Eccles/Fox; Comedy Central; Macall B. Polay/HBO

Welcome to This Week in TV, a weekly feature in which we spotlight the series debuting or returning to air. Set your DVRs and alarms: below are the highlights for the next seven days.

Monday, April 18

SEASON PREMIERE

12 Monkeys (Syfy, 9 p.m.)

The Army of the 12 Monkeys hunts Cole, and Railly battles the Messengers in the future in season 2. If that sentence made sense to you, read our Q&A with EP Terry Matalas on what’s coming up next.

Tuesday, April 19

SERIES PREMIERE

Containment (The CW, 9 p.m.)

A virus that hits Atlanta forces the CDC to cordon off a section of the city, incites chaos, and traps photogenic CW cast members inside. 

MINISERIES PREMIERE

The Night Manager (AMC, 10 p.m.)

Speaking of photogenic people, Tom Hiddleston stars in this sleek spy drama based on John Le Carré’s 1993 novel.

Wednesday, April 20

SERIES PREMIERES

There Goes the Motherhood (Bravo, 10 p.m.)

A docuseries that “hilariously captures the fabulous, fascinating, and shocking truths behind modern motherhood,” according to a press release that refused to alliterate all the way through.

Time Traveling Bong (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.)

Ilana Glazer’s ode to weed happens on 4/20, natch. 

SEASON PREMIERE

Deadbeat (Hulu)

This supernatural comedy series about a medium for hire made it to three seasons! The joke practically writes itself.

Thursday, April 21

SERIES PREMIERE

Comedy Knockout (TruTV, 10:30 p.m.)

Comedians stand up and face off to decide who’s funniest. Expect knock-knock jokes, I guess?

SEASON PREMIERES

Alone (History, 9 p.m.)

Surprisingly enough, 10 people will star in season 2 of this reality series about living alone in the wilderness.

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)

She’s back and more NSFW than ever.

Friday, April 22

SPECIAL

Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping (Netflix)

Patton Oswalt’s new stand-up set features topics like “misery,” “defeat,” and “hopelessness.” You know, totally clap-worthy material.

Saturday, April 23

SPECIAL

Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple (Comedy Central, 11 p.m.)

Ah yes, a special with an uncomfortable subtitle for everyone who went to Northwestern University.

Sunday, April 24

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Rebellion (Sundance, 9 p.m.)

This three-part miniseries honors the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Uprising by dramatizing said uprising. Maybe “honors” isn’t the right word.

SEASON PREMIERES

Game of Thrones (HBO, 9 p.m.)

Dragons! Houses! White Walkers!

Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.)

Nerds! Hooli! Weed!

Veep (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Julia Louis-Dreyfus!

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