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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.
Fox’s Bones Bids Adieu, 9 p.m., Tuesday
After 12 seasons and just as many time slot changes, the long-running Fox procedural wraps its abbreviated final season. David Boreanaz has already booked his next potential TV gig, but before the Jeffersonian team signs off for good, check back to THR on Tuesday for creator Hart Hanson’s farewell guest column. (Click here to read part one.)
FX’s Marvel Drama Legion Wraps Season 1, 10 p.m., Wednesday
Noah Hawley’s mind-bending take on Marvel’s X-Men universe closes its first chapter Wednesday. Already renewed for a second season, the FX drama has “redefined not only how to depict mental illness but — wait for it — how to do a Marvel show for thinking adults” in just eight episodes, writes Tim Goodman. THR contributor Josh Wigler will have full coverage of everything you need to know going into the finale as well as a post-game with Hawley.
Ellen Pompeo Takes on New Role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, 8 p.m., Thursday
In a first, leading lady Pompeo will pull double duty and step behind the camera of the Shondaland medical drama. The episode, which is poised to be an emotional one for co-star Kelly McCreary, marks Pompeo’s directorial debut. THR‘s Lesley Goldberg will have full coverage with interviews from Pompeo and McCreary.
Netflix Dives Into YA With 13 Reasons Why, 12:01 a.m., Friday
The streaming giant is hoping this adaptation of Jay Asher’s best-selling young adult novel will be viewers’ next big binge-watch. Centered on a teenage girl’s suicide and the clues she leaves behind about why she took her own life, the drama hails from an eclectic group of exec producers including Oscar winner Tom McCarthy, Tony winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and Selena Gomez. Look for Daniel Fienberg’s review and full series coverage from Brian Porreca later this week.
AMC’s The Walking Dead Closes Out Season 7, 9 p.m., Sunday
The zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name ends its seventh season with what promises to be a deadly episode as the fight against dastardly yet charismatic villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) begins. As for who the likely victim is, well, the writing has been on the wall — for months. Bookmark THR.com/WalkingDead for full coverage from Goldberg and Wigler leading up to and after Sunday’s finale.
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