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Bill Hader plays a hitman who just wants to act in Barry

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, March 25. All times are Eastern. 


Top pick

Barry (HBO, 10:30 p.m.): Bill Hader finally returns to regularly scheduled television, in a Grosse Pointe Blank-like series he created with Seinfeld writer and producer Alec Berg. Says HBO: “Barry stars Bill Hader in the titular role as a depressed, low-rent hit man from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his ‘mark’ into acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the Los Angeles theater scene.” Best of all, the Fonz himself, Henry Winkler, is his new acting coach. Vikram Murthi will be checking in every week.

Regular coverage

Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 p.m.)
The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) 
The Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.) 
Homeland (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
Ash Vs. Evil Dead (Starz, 9 p.m.)
The Last Man On Earth (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.): fifth-season premiere 
Billions (Showtime, 10 p.m.): third-season premiere

Wild card

Trust (FX, 10 p.m.) If All The Money In The World wasn’t enough Getty history for you, you’ll want to check out this new FX series from Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson. FX says: “Trust charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul’s grandfather—possibly the richest man in the world—is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Only Paul’s mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.” Donald Sutherland is the Getty head of the family, Hilary Swank is a the mother of the kidnapped young man, and Brendan Fraser is what looks like an unusual private investigator for the Gettys. Jesse Hassenger is all set for 10 weeks of rich-people intrigue.


Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.