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Humans takes another stab at that whole artificial intelligence thing

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Top pick

Humans (AMC, 9 p.m.): AMC’s latest is yet another exploration of artificial intelligence and What It Means To Be Human, but there’s a whole lot more to this series than that question if pre-air reviewer Emily Stephens is to be believed (and she does seem like a trustworthy sort). Weekly reviews and explorations of existential crises will appear at TV Club courtesy of Brandon Nowalk.


Also noted

Nurse Jackie (Showtime, 9 p.m.): An “unexpected guest” crashes and Jackie mulls over a new job offer in the series finale of this much lauded comedy.

Happyish (Showtime, 9:30 p.m.): We may have dropped weekly TV coverage of this show, but that didn’t stop it from existing, and so here we are at the first season finale.

Falling Skies (TNT, 10 p.m.): TNT cordially invites you to tune in to the premiere of Falling Skies’ fifth and final season, which continues to follow Noah Wyle and his grimly determined friends as they survive an alien invasion.

Salem (WGN, 10 p.m.): The second season ends in a flurry of conspiracies, betrayals, destruction, and nefarious witchery. Watch this space for thoughts from LaToya “Nefarious Witchery” Ferguson.

Regular coverage

True Detective (HBO, 9 p.m.)
Golan The Insatiable (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 10 p.m.)
The Brink (HBO, 10 p.m.)
Halt And Catch Fire (AMC, 10 p.m.)
Ballers (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)


Classic coverage

The Simpsons (2 p.m.): Les Chappell is on deck this week to take on “The Principal and the Pauper,” one of the series’ most controversial episodes.


What else is on?

The BET Awards (BET, 8 p.m.): black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Tracee Ellis Ross’ leather catsuit host the 15th annual awards.


Poldark (PBS, 9 p.m.): “In other events, Verity attracts the attention of a sea captain while at a dance.” Bless.

American Odyssey (NBC, 10 p.m.): The first season finale sends Odette to Barcelona and What’s on Tonight to Wikipedia to see how many episodes of this show we didn’t realize had happened at all.


Last Week Tonight (HBO, 11 p.m.): Tune in to see how John Oliver et al manage to cover this monumental week in thirty minutes or less!

Sweet Home Alabama (FXX, 8 p.m.): This is not what we would call a good movie, but boy is that Reese Witherspoon a spitfire!


In case you missed it

Sense8: We like to keep things full circle here at What’s On Tonight, so here is Rowan’s Kaiser’s review of the Sense8 episode, “What Is Human?”