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What to Watch This Weekend: Silicon Valley season 3 premieres

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.

PICK OF THE WEEKEND NOT CALLED GAME OF THRONES

Silicon Valley

HBO, Sunday, 10 p.m.

Catch up with this ensemble after you watch Game of Thrones and before you tune in to Veep. When it comes to these techies, failing never seemed so funny: With Richard out as CEO, Pied Piper’s start-and-stop-up future goes up in the air — a twist the comedy pulls off with an ensemble cast that nails both palpable tension and biting humor.

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GOTYE WHAT YOU WANT

The Vampire Diaries

The CW, Friday, 8 p.m.

The episode — in which tensions rise between Alaric and Stefan — is titled “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Will the Gotye song of the same name be in it? Tune in and see!

MORE LIKE DR. MEN

Dr. Ken

ABC, Friday, 8:30 p.m.

Ken gets a visit from his old college pal, played by comedian Jeff Ross. Prepare for some roasting.

IF YOU’RE GLOOMY AND YOU KNOW IT

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

Netflix, Friday

The funnyman’s new hour-long stand-up special promises to cover topics such as misery, defeat, and hopelessness. So, um … TGIF, you guys?

THE DEVIL’S IN THE (DELICIOUS) DETAILS

Hell’s Kitchen

FOX, Friday, 9 p.m.

Chef Ramsay tasks the remaining three contestants with preparing the perfect steak — plus two sides — in just 40 minutes. Or you could make, like, 23 Hungry-Man frozen dinners in the same amount of time. 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE BAND

School of Rock

Nickelodeon, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

When Tomika tries to emulate her favorite musician, she ends up offending all her friends. Bit young for a Morrissey phase, isn’t it?

ROY G BITCH

Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple

Comedy Central, Saturday, 11 p.m.

Judging by the title, this stand-up set will offend Minnesota Vikings fans, Barney the dinosaur, the Pope during Lent, and Victorian widows in half-mourning. (Then again, it could also be an attempt to honor Prince through comedy.)

SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY

Rebellion

SundanceTV, Sunday, 8 p.m.

The miniseries dramatizes the violent Easter Rising in Irish history to commemorate its 100th anniversary. So, if you liked Downton Abbey but wanted it to be grittier and deadlier (hey, you do you), then this one’s for you.

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