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Golan the Insatiable wants to haunt your dreams in primetime

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Golan The Insatiable (Fox, 9:30 p.m.): After premiering in ten minute installments back in 2013, Golan the Insatiable is back for more as a primetime half-hour series with a bit of a different voice cast. What’s On Tonight wants to be pithy here for your amusement, but the summary itself has done the work for us: “The comedy follows a mighty godlord (Rob Riggle) from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, MN, where his only friend is a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan (Aubrey Plaza) who constantly urges him to wreak havoc on her town.” Other voices include Maria Bamford, Ken Marino, and John DiMaggio. It’s like someone looked into The A.V. Club’s soul and made a show for it, but we’ll let Caroline Framke be the judge of that.


Also noted

Halt And Catch Fire (AMC, 10 p.m.): The show many called AMC’s faltered attempt to capture some of that period piece Mad Men magic is back for a second season, and this time, it’s re-tooled, spiffed up, and ready to blow your minds. Or at least bring Lee Pace to your screens on a weekly basis, and who are we to fight that? No Dennis Perkins, that’s for sure.


Critics’ Choice Awards (A&E, 8 p.m.): We recognize that we may have some bias here, BUT: the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most interesting television awards out there. While the Globes and Emmys rotate between their favored ten or so choices, this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards nominated shows such as Broad City, Jane the Virgin, Mom, Gravity Falls and You’re The Worst, and underappreciated actors such as The Middle’s Eden Sher, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Titus Burgess, and Togetherness’ Melanie Lynskey. What we’re trying to say is, critics are better at awards and probably everything.

Regular coverage

Game Of Thrones (HBO, 9 p.m.)
Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.)
Salem (WGN, 10 p.m.)
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 10 p.m.)
Veep (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)

Tomorrow in TV Club

A look at 16 television series that spun off of movies and kicked ass. First person to guess all 16 wins some useless pride!!


Also noted

The Grace Helbig Show (E!, 10 p.m.): A new time slot gives Grace Helbig a better shot at making anywhere near as big an impact on television as she does online. Tonight’s guests are Adam Devine, Jack Black, and My Drunk Kitchen’s Hannah Hart.


Parts Unknown (CNN, 9 p.m.): Anthony Bourdain makes his way back to New Jersey, home of deli sandwiches and food courts, pizza and donuts, tomatoes and taffy, Bourdain and your Sunday What’s On Tonight correspondent. (We’d say not to hold our Jersey roots against us, but we know you will and are used to such things, and may we just say…we get it.)

A.D. The Bible Continues (NBC, 8 p.m.): Emperor Caligula demands a statue of himself be put in a temple, but other people are not so sure about that. The Bible continues.


Pineapple Express (Comedy Central, 7:19 p.m.): Remember when we didn’t have to consider whether James Franco was doing a part to make a Point and could just enjoy his deliciously bonkers character work? That was neat.

The French Open (NBC, 12 p.m.): The Round of 16 continues en la France.

Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.): “Amazon Squatchin’” kicks off an eighth season of trying to find Bigfoot. But we’ve got a good feeling about this one!


Naked And Afraid: “Lord Of The Rats” (Discovery Channel, 10 p.m.): Noooooooooooooope!

In case you missed it

Outlander: Just as we got used to the idea of having Outlander back, it leaves us again. Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya has some thoughts on the second season finale.


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