The Top 5 TV Stories for the Week of April 10

'Girls' rides into the sunset, 'Scandal' hits a milestone and Gus Fring resurfaces on 'Better Call Saul.'
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Welcome to This Week in TV. In a bid to help prioritize from all the events, premieres, big episodes and finales, The Hollywood Reporter's eagle-eyed TV team every Monday will take a closer look at what to expect from the week ahead — and provide helpful links and context for each. Here's a handy primer for the events that will likely take over the headlines in the week ahead. 

AMC's Better Call Saul Kicks Off Season Three, Monday, 10 p.m.

Last viewers saw Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring, his face was getting blown to smithereens. Thankfully, Walter White's rival comes back to life, and goes back in time, on the AMC prequel as the worlds of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul inch closer together. Click here for THR TV critic Tim Goodman's review and check back for premiere coverage from THR’s Daniel Fienberg.

Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine Returns to Reveal Gina's Fate, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

After more than three months off the air, the Nine-Nine kicks back into action with guest stars like Nathan Fillion. The first order of business? Revealing whether Chelsea Peritti's Gina survived that violent bus accident in the midseason finale. Second? Cementing a season-five renewal for the Fox comedy.

Scandal Hits 100 Episodes on ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m.

ABC’s Scandal marks its landmark 100th episode in “what-if” style. The Shonda Rhimes-created political soap will go back to its origins and explore an alternate timeline in which Olivia (Kerry Washington) never rigged the election that put Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) in the White House. Look for extensive coverage from THR’s Lesley Goldberg.

The Good Fight Rests Its Case, Sunday, midnight

CBS All Access' first original scripted series wraps its first season. Once again, The Good Wife spinoff will rip from the political headlines when Diane (Christine Baranski) takes on a new client accused of cyberterrorism. Also look for a return appearance from John Cameron Mitchell's Milo Yiannopoulos-inspired alt-right warrior.

HBO Says Goodbye to Girls and Hello to Veep, Sunday, 9 p.m.

Lena Dunham's seminal coming-of-age series rides off into the sunset just as the pay cabler kicks off the final run of Damon Lindelof's critical darling The Leftovers. Veep also reports back for duty, as Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) navigates life post-presidency. Click here to read Girls' Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner take on the penultimate episode, and look for extensive coverage for all three shows on Live Feed.

 

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