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Girls faces its final curtain

Photo: HBO
Photo: HBO

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, April 16. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Girls (HBO, 10 p.m.): After six seasons, we say goodbye to Hannah and her friends with tonight’s series finale. We can only hope the series ends with the title card being swapped out to read Women. As the episode is titled “Latching,” and the description reads “Hannah embarks on a new chapter,” we assume that the birth of her baby (and specifically, breastfeeding), will finally snap Hannah right into adulthood. Thanks for all the twentysomething angst, Girls, and thanks to Joshua Alston for all those great reviews.


Veep (HBO, 10:30 p.m.): But all is not lost, because Veep returns! And according to Danette Chavez, fans concerned about what the show will be like now that Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is out of the White House needn’t worry: “Like Pennsylvania Avenue’s Norma Desmond, Selina refuses to retire from the spotlight. Her desperation leaves her vulnerable to hangers-on with bad intentions, but it also rather reliably creates some of the biggest laughs.” Selina is now working on her legacy with Gary (Tony Hale) and Richard (Sam Richardson) in New York, Dan (Reid Scott) is trying his hand at TV, and Amy (Anna Chlumsky) attempts to fit in with new co-workers. Kate Kulzick just hopes the gang all gets together soon.

The Leftovers (HBO, 9 p.m.): The new (and final) season kicks off in new environs again, as Kevin (Justin Theroux) heads to Australia in search of his father (Scott Glenn). The ABBA-scored teasers haven’t given away much of what lies ahead, though Damon Lindelof has promised to tie up loose ends in these final 10 episodes. But in his pre-air review, Sean O’Neal notes that the resolution will be far from tidy, as the series “has always seemed to not just shy away from such easy answers, but openly deride them as cons or delusions.”

Regular coverage

(Fox is still on spring break, sorry.)

The Good Fight (CBS All Access): Season finale.
Once Upon A Time (ABC, 8 p.m.)
American Crime (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.)
Billions (Showtime, 10 p.m.)
Feud (FX, 10 p.m.): With an episode directed by Helen Hunt!

Wild card

The White Princess (Starz, 8 p.m.): We know, it seems like The White Queen should follow The White Princess, not the other way around. But this White Queen sequel picks up where its predecessor left off, continuing an impressive tradition of high-quality English period drama for those fond of castles and really complicated costumery. Plague, battles, a dishy Henry VII on a rose-petal-covered bed: Romantic anglophiles will find a lot to like here. But what Gwen Ihnat really appreciates is how much it shows the power of female royals as they pull the monarchy strings.