Patti LuPone Joins “Penny Dreadful,” “#RichKids” Is Back, Someone Dies On “S.H.I.E.L.D”: TV

Plus, Kenny marries Mimi on "The Real O'Neals" and more historical scheming on "Reign."

Let’s take a look at some of the week’s TV highlights.

Monday

 

 
At 9pm, HBO debuts Heart of a Dog, the first movie from artist Laurie Anderson since 1986’s Home of the Brave. Using her unique perspective as the widow of Lou Reed, Anderson discusses the creative people who inspired her and shares her thoughts on death.

With all the terrible news music fans have endured in recent months, there should be more than a few cathartic moments.
 

 
The CW’s Reign moves to its new Monday night time slot at 8pm, as Mary is plotting her return to Scotland and hoping to find an ally at Charles’ coronation.

 

 

At 9pm, Logo has a queen-sized, 90-minute RuPaul’s Drag Race with David and Amy Sedaris guest-judging. That’s followed at 10:30pm with a 227 reunion on The Gay for Play Game Show, as Marla Gibbs faces off against Jackee Harry. Alyssa Edwards, Kym Whitley and Heather McDonald join the panel.

Tuesday

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ABC flashes back in a new episode of Fresh Off the Boat at 8pm, when Jessica and Louis tell the story about how they picked their American names.

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At 8:30pm, Kenny gets a lead role in the school play, “Zombie Romeo and Juliet” on The Real O’Neals. The bad news? His ex, Mimi, is cast as his love interest.
 

 
ABC has been teasing that someone is going to bite it when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns at 9pm tonight. The team is “reelig and decimated” as Hive continues to enlist Inhumans, but Fitz and Simmons think they’ve figured out a way to stop him once and for all.

Wednesday

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At 8pm on Pop’s Schitt’s Creek David is drawn into the political arena as Jocelyn seeks help in picking out a wardrobe for the campaign. That doesn’t sit so well with Jocelyn’s opponent—David’s mother.

 

 
At 9pm, Fox has more Empire, as Jamal and Lucious continue to battle over award-show glory with dueling press conferences.

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It’s another bit of ABC synergy as Robin Roberts returns to Nashville at 10pm, when Luke thinks a Good Morning America interview could help boost Will’s career.

Thursday

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ABC’s TGIT kicks start off with Grey’s Anatomy at 8pm: Arizona and Callie are fighting, leaving their friends and colleagues stuck in the crossfire.

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Then at 9pm on Scandal/strong>, the Republican candidates are competing for an endorsement before heading to the debate, and Cyrus faces a major decision.

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At 10pm, Lip Sync Battle offers a Community reunion as Joel McHale and Jim Rash face off.

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Lifetime gets Nina Garcia to visit Project Runway All Stars, where the designers have to create print-on-print looks.


At 10pm, Allison and Donnie deal with that body in their garage on Orphan Black—this really sounds like a good time to turn to Felix for help.

Friday

 

 

Netflix debuts Special Correspondents, a remake of a French film about two struggling journalists who fake reporting from a war zone while keeping safe in New York. Ricky Gervais, who also wrote and directed, co-stars with Eric Bana, with America Ferrera, Vera Farmiga and Looking’s Raul Castillo also appearing.


Netlfix is also debuting its latest true crime documentary, Team Foxcatcher, which looks at the story of John Eleuthere du Pont, the philanthropist who ended up killing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. (The incident also inspired the Oscar-nominated movie Foxcatcher.)

Saturday

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It’s International Jazz Day and ABC is celebrating it with a Jazz at the White House, a one-hour special at 8pm, featuring Aretha Franklin, Esperanza Spalding, Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Sting and Herbie Hancock.
 

 
HBO screens the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 8pm, when the inductees include Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and N.W.A.

 

 
At 9pm on Starz’s Outlander , Claire reveals that Jack Randall, the man who sexually violated Jamie, is alive, news of which affects Jamie in an unexpected way as he and Claire struggle to regain intimacy.
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Adorkable funnyman Chris Hardwick turns his comedy tour into Comedy Central’s latest comedy special at 10pm with Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable.

Sunday

 

 

At 10pm it’s the Season Three premiere of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, with Patti LuPone joining the cast as a therapist with a new experimental technique to try on Vanessa ives. An enigmatic Native American (Wes Studi) with a deep connection to Ethan joins the team, too, and Dr. Frankenstein may finally have met his match in Dr. Jekyll (Shazad Latif).

 

 
At 10pm, E! kicks off Season Fourof Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, featuring the charming and funny E.J. Johnson. The gang faces more grown-up problems this season, but not before Morgan goes through her #bridezilla phase.

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.
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