This Week on Sling TV

Apr 04, 2016 by Sling Staff

All times Eastern.

Monday April 4

NCAA Basketball Tournament Final on TBS: America’s wildest ride, March Madness, comes to its thrilling conclusion as a field of 68 teams is finally winnowed down to a single champion, after a two-week tourney that was riddled with amazing finishes and unprecedented upsets. (9pm Monday, TBS)

The Powerpuff Girls: Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles make their highly anticipated return in this newly relaunched series. Their first mission? To rescue the Mayor from Monster Island. (6pm Monday, Cartoon Network)

Better Call Saul: Now free of his stifling Davis & Main job and having successfully persuaded Kim to leave HHM and share office space – if not actually be his partner – Jimmy McGill seems to be on the verge of a brand-new start… that we know to a certainty will crash and burn, which somehow makes it even more suspenseful. But the big question for this week’s episode is: will Jimmy bring all those fabulous suits with him to the new firm? (10pm Monday, AMC)

Tuesday April 5

NBA on TNT - Pistons at Heat, Timberwolves at Warriors: In the opener, the Detroit Pistons look to tighten their hold on the final playoff spot in the East, while the Heat look to secure homefield advantage in the first round. The nightcap offers Karl-Anthony Towns trying to put the finishing touches on his Rookie of the Year campaign, while the Warriors chase the ‘95-’96 Bulls’ record of 72 wins. (8pm & 10:30pm Tuesday, TNT)

America’s Greatest Makers: 24 teams of inventors compete before a panel of celebrity judges for a $1 million prize and a chance to introduce their product to the world. (9pm Tuesday, TBS)

Wednesday April 6

NBA on ESPN - Cavaliers at Pacers, Rockets at Mavericks: The Cavs hope to clinch the top spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Pacers try to hold onto the 7th seed, so they can play the Raptors in the first round instead of the Cavs – quite a choice. The Rockets and Mavs, meanwhile are on the bottom of a four-way scrum for the last 3 playoff spots in the West. (7pm & 9:30pm Wednesday, ESPN)

Young and Hungry: In the third season finale, Gabi must decide how far she’ll go for Josh while he considers quitting therapy after having a major breakthrough. Elliot and Alan try to plan another honeymoon as Sofia potentially finds love when she meets someone in spin class. (8pm Wednesday, Freeform)

Thursday April 7

NBA on TNT - Bulls at Heat, Spurs at Warriors: First up, the Bulls are fighting to keep alive their fast diminishing playoff hopes, as the Heat try to stave off Celtics and Hornets to keep hold of the 4 seed in the East. The evening’s program concludes with the two best teams in the NBA in the first of two showdowns during the regular season’s final four games, in what many hope is a preview of the Western Conference finals. (8pm & 10:30pm Thursday, TNT)

Vikings: Despite Ragnar’s followers starting to second guess their leader after being defeated in their attempt to raid Paris again, Ragnar plans for another way to overtake the city. Meanwhile, Rollo and Gisla conspire to make Rollo’s position in the French court stronger as Count Odo begins to realize his enemies are closer than he thought. (10pm Thursday, History)

60 Days In: A&E’s surprise reality hit takes normal people with no criminal histories and sends them undercover into maximum-security prisons for two months. What do they win? Nothing but firsthand experience of what actual convicted felons go through in prison, which they all have their own reasons for wanting. It sounds a little unpleasant but it’s crazy compelling. (10pm Thursday, A&E)

Friday April 8

Banshee: Carrie turns into a vigilante while Brock suspects Lucas in the serial murders. (10pm Friday, Cinemax)

Saturday April 9

Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper: Journalist Anderson Cooper chats with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, about the railroad heiress’s eventful life and their family’s storied history in the public eye. (9pm Saturday, HBO)

Sunday April 10

MLB on ESPN - Yankees at Tigers: The New York Yankees look to improve upon a season in which they made the playoffs for the first time in three years, but failed to garner a single, as they got bounced by the Astros in the Wild Card game. The Detroit Tigers lost two big guns from last year’s Opening Day roster, trading away David Price and Yoenis Cespedes, but hope that Justin Verlander’s return to form is sustainable and that Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler can continue to rake. (8pm Sunday, ESPN)

Fear the Walking Dead: Call us crazy, but given the choice between this show and the one it spun off from, we’d pick Fear every time. The thrill has gone out of watching Rick and Daryl and company roaming the wasteland and getting increasingly comfortable with wanton violence, but the part of the story the original series skipped over – the breakdown and collapse of society in the wake of the zombie plague – is still fascinating, especially with the totally unexpected place the season 1 finale left off: on a yacht. (9pm Sunday, AMC)

Vinyl: Richie Finestra is behind bars, the Mob is setting up shop at his office, his wife just started an affair, his new hire is a serious threat to take over the company, the company is bankrupt, he just lost his biggest artist… things are not going well at American Century. Although, there’s an argument to be made that his absence is exactly what the label needs. On the bright side, he won’t be able to get any blow in prison… (9pm Sunday, HBO)

Girls: Fran and Hannah’s summer road trip is cut short, causing Ray to come to her rescue. Shoshanna returns from Japan only to receive a wakeup call over sushi. Marnie and Desi are working on a new song as they establish boundaries for their fragmented relationship. (10pm Sunday, HBO)

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