This is what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, April 12th. All times are Eastern.
MTV Movie Awards (MTV, 8 p.m.): No, the MTV Movie Awards probably won’t have dragons or Peter Dinklage, but yes, we’re making it tonight’s top pick. Such is the power of Amy Schumer, who is hosting tonight’s festivities in preparation for the new season of her brilliant sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer. Expect standup, tie-ins to her upcoming movie Trainwreck, at least one Jonas brother, and at least a dozen references to the new and less improved Zayn-less One Direction.
Game Of Thrones (HBO, 9 p.m.): Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones comes roaring back to life for its fifth season. Joshua Alston has already seen the first four episodes (quick update: we hate Joshua Alston), and he is optimistic about this upcoming season, even as it represents a shift from what we have come to expect from the series. He writes: “Benioff and Weiss are making the same show but with slightly different rhythms, relying more on character shading and interplay than on staging the next massacre.” Tonight, Erik Adams resumes his coverage over at the Newbie section, while Myles McNutt begins his tenure on the Experts beat.
Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.): Big changes are afoot for Silicon Valley as the guys are “wined and dined” by douchebag investors. Also, there may be—stay with us now—a woman. Les Chappell returns to the Silicon Valley beat to chart every success, failure, and dick joke.
Veep (HBO, 10:30 p.m.): The veep is no longer the veep, but we are still her dedicated servants in the fight against the Axis of Dick. Kate Kulzick has cleared her schedule to cover tonight’s fourth season premiere in which Selina makes her first major speech as President.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime, 9 p.m.): The seventh and final season kicks off with Jackie detoxing in prison, which mostly just makes us want to watch the Orange Is The New Black trailer (/Ruby Rose winking) again, so here is that!
The Simpsons (2 p.m.): Noel Murray tackles one of The Simpsons’ most controversial episodes with “Homer’s Enemy.”
What else is on?
The Royals (E!, 10 p.m.): How did it take four episodes for The Royals to throw an “annual masquerade ball”?!
Wolf Hall (PBS, 10 p.m.): Meanwhile, The Royals apparent ancestors continue to mess things up—wait for it—royally. Ha ha. Ha. Ha ha ha okay we’ll show ourselves out—
—or we would, if we didn’t have more things to tell you about. Like
Once Upon A Time (ABC, 8 p.m.): “…back in fairy-tale land, Robin Hood accepts a job from Rumpelstiltskin and heads to Oz to snatch a prized potion from the Wicked Witch of the West.” Pretty sure we had this fever dream already, though we were also flying on a Hippogriff at the time.
Dude, Where’s My Car? (ABC Family, 6 p.m.): Did we all remember that Jennifer Garner is in Dude, Where’s My Car? or that Dude, Where’s My Car? wasn’t just something a drunk college bro asked you on a Tuesday with his flip flops/bottle openers in hand, but an actual feature film that cost thirteen million real dollars? If not, here is your reminder.
Sunday Night Baseball: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN, 8 p.m.): We mean it very sincerely when we say the phrase “Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees” ignites a happiness within us that we did not know we could feel. (And yes, we’re as confused as you are.)
In case you missed it
Children’s Hospital: This week, on Children’s Hospital: an episode called “Fan Fiction” reenacted a fan’s fantasies and LaToya Ferguson gave it a solid A because how could she not?