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The Top 5 TV Stories for the Week of April 17
Welcome to This Week in TV. In a bid to help prioritize among 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 this week.
24: Legacy Wraps Season One, Monday, 8 p.m.
Following a controversial premiere episode, the socially conscious reboot wraps its first season Monday. And if there's one thing that the 24 franchise has always been known for, it's jaw-dropping season enders. Legacy is hoping to make a bang as its future remains undecided. Look for extensive post-finale coverage from THR's Josh Wigler.
Pretty Little Liars Kicks Off Farewell Tour, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Freeform's long-running teen drama kicks off its final 10-episode run the same night showrunner Marlene King launches her next drama, the Bella Thorne-starrer Famous in Love. PLL viewers can expect a musical number and what the team promises to be a "satisfying" final send-off for the social media standout.
Fargo Returns With a New Cast of Characters, Wednesday, 10 p.m.
FX's critically adored anthology drama heads back to Minnesota for season three. Once again, Noah Hawley has amassed an impressive cast that includes Ewan McGregor juggling two roles, Leftovers breakout Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, among others. THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman praised the new season's "utterly masterful" writing, saying, "The episodes can't come fast enough." Look for preview and post-premiere coverage from THR TV critic Daniel Fienberg.
Silicon Valley Boots Up for Season Four, Sunday, 10 p.m.
A week after saying goodbye to Girls, HBO's acclaimed tech comedy returns. Silicon Valley season four will welcome guest stars including Hayley Joel Osment and will no doubt feature a viral joke or two just as in seasons past. Look for premiere coverage from THR's Bryn Elise Sandberg.
Feud Closes the Book on Bette and Joan, Sunday, 10 p.m.
Ryan Murphy's latest project parts ways with Jessica Lange's Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon's Bette Davis after an acclaimed, and dramatic, first season. The final episode of the anthology, which next season focuses its lens on Princess Diana and Prince Charles, centers on Joan's failing health and Bette's new rival. Study up on the feud's real timeline before the finale and check back for extensive coverage from THR's Amber Dowling.