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TV Picks: New HBO seasons of ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ and more

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” HBO

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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Other highlights

  • 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.
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