Weekly TV Guide: ‘House of Cards’ Season 4 Premiere, ‘Gotham’ Winter Premiere

     February 29, 2016


The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional train wreck). Check out our picks for the week beginning with Monday, February 29th:

Monday, 2/29

Gotham, “Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze” (Fox, 8 p.m.) – As Season 2 returns from the mid-season break, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and Gordon (Ben McKenzie) lock horns over the murder of Galavan, which is left in Penguin’s lap. Meanwhile, a series of cadaver thefts leads the detectives to a chilly new nemesis.


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Better Call Saul, “Amarillo” (AMC, 9 p.m.) – The best season of 2016 TV thus far continues on as Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) attempts at bringing in more and more clients prove more successful than he ever expected. Elsewhere, Mike (Jonathan Banks) has a meeting with Stacey (Kerry Condon), his daughter-in-law, that leaves him shaken and in a not-so-pleasant mood.

Tuesday, 3/1

Marvel’s Agent Carter Season Finale, “Hollywood Ending” (ABC, 9 p.m.) – As this generally entertaining says goodbye for season 2, and possibly forever, Peggy (Hayley Atwell) suits up for a major mission that does not look particularly hopeful, and finds herself pleading with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) to destroy Zero Matter.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card” (FX, 10 p.m.) – Things start heating up quickly in the latest episode of this unwieldy melodrama, as Chris Darden and Johnie Cochran (Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance) get ready to do battle in the courtroom. The latter’s flair for the theatrical comes into play when the jury is allowed to peruse the crime scene.

Wednesday, 3/2

The Real O’Neals Series Premiere, “Pilot” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) – The series premiere of this faith-centric sitcom opens with the middle child, Kenny (Noah Galvin), coming out as gay, causing his family to get a bit more open about their feelings and habits.

Suits Season 5 Finale, “25th Hour” (USA, 10 p.m.) – Mike (Patrick J. Adams) makes an unexpected move in a teetering court case as the firth season of this virile comedic drama comes to a climactic close.

Thursday, 3/3


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Legends of Tomorrow, “Marooned” (CW, 8 p.m.) – A timeship gets stranded in the blackness of space and Rip (Arthur Darvill) is out to save it, while also using a neighboring ship to track Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Of course, Rip is caught in an unforeseen trap that puts him in the team amidst a battle with time pirates. It’s always time pirates, isn’t it?

The Family Series Premiere, “Pilot” (ABC, 9 p.m.) – As this wildly melodramatic thriller begins, the thought-dead son of a Maine politician (Joan Allen) reappears ten years after he was first reported missing. His homecoming, though largely joyous, comes with suspicion and a bitter bit of retribution, as the neighbor (Andrew McCarthy) who was convicted of his murder must be freed from prison.

Friday, 3/4

House of Cards Season 4 Premiere (Netflix, Streaming) – The Underwoods return for the fourth season of double-dealing and political backstabbing, with this season focusing on the rift that is created between Frank and Claire (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright), which may end in the voting booth. Expect a flamboyantly melodramatic bit of discourse here, though it’s coinciding release in an election year suggests that the happenings on the show will hardly be more outrageous than the ones on CNN.

Sunday, 3/6

The Walking Dead, TBA (AMC, 10 p.m.) – With Rick (Andrew Lincoln) trying to open up more and more as a leader, including giving more strangers in Alexandria a chance, despite the inherent dangers, the gang continues to attempt to keep a society together and in check in their home, even as the shadow of Negan draws closer.


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