New HBO seasons of ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ and more
In Sunday’s much anticipated Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones” on HBO (9 p.m.), fans will officially learn the fate of Jon Snow. Apart from that, we’ve gathered a few other things to expect in the opening episode and in the new season: Daenerys Targaryen meets a strong man (Strong Belwas, perhaps?); Cersei Lannister sees her daughter again, though not under pleasant circumstances; we’ll see imprisoned Margaery Tyrell truly terrified and uncertain, perhaps for the first time ever; the always tough Arya Stark – who is blind – trains for physical combat; and Bran Stark will return (not seen since Season 4).
Interesting nugget: George R.R. Martin, author of the “Game of Thrones” series of novels on which the show is based, recently told Entertainment Weekly that he has plenty of ideas for a spin-off series (or two or three) if HBO is interested. Yeah, I think they’ll be interested.
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- Also Sunday on HBO, new seasons of “Silicon Valley” (10 p.m.) and “Veep” (10:30 p.m.) begin. And on CNN, a new series called “United Shades of America” (10 p.m.) debuts featuring comedian W. Kamau Bell traveling the country to explore issues of race. He starts with a trip South to speak to KKK members.
- A couple of season finales on Monday: “Lucifer” (9 p.m.) ends its first season on Fox and “Scorpion” (9 p.m.) ends its second season on CBS. Both series have renewals.