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So you want to talk about Game of Thrones (Season 6 Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO)? Would you like spoilers with that?

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click to enlarge Jon Snow is dead. Or is he? (Yes. He’s dead.)
Jon Snow is dead. Or is he? (Yes. He’s dead.)

So you want to talk about Game of Thrones (Season 6 Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO)? Would you like spoilers with that?

Whether you read every book, interview and fan theory before each season or you have the Spoiler Shield app installed to prevent seeing even the most innocuous set photos, fans can’t help but speculate about what’s coming next, especially after the season finale last year (spoiler alert).

Stannis was cornered by Brienne, Theon and Sansa jumped off a castle wall, Arya was punished for misusing her gift, Daenerys found herself alone (with a Dothraki horde), the brothers finally turned on Jon Snow — and that’s just a glimpse at all the action. Of course, that final development is what’s on the forefront of everyone’s minds going into Season 6: What is going to happen to Jon?

The show’s storyline has now moved past the books — last season covered events in the fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series; Martin is still working on the sixth. That means for the first time all viewers are pretty much in the dark about what’s to come. (Everyone, of course, except President Obama, who famously requested and received advanced access.)

But HBO’s press release describing the episode doesn’t mince words — there are just four: Jon Snow is dead. Now, this is a universe where people shape-shift, raise dragons and create Frankensteinian zombie warriors. Anything is possible. Or maybe we’re all in denial.

And because everybody’s doing it, there will now be a Game of Thrones after-show. After the Thrones (real original), hosted by podcasters Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan, will be available every Monday following new episodes on HBO GO, NOW and On Demand.


The Path (Hulu) – When Sarah and Eddie learn about Hawk’s relationship with Ashley, the two fail to see eye to eye, while Hawk attempts to break things off. After meeting with Meyerist defector Alison, Detective Gaines considers the cult’s criminal involvement. Elsewhere, Cal visits the Ridges again, this time to defend Sarah’s move.

Kocktails with Khloé (Series Finale, 10 p.m., FYI) – This series has been kicked to the kurb by FYI, so enjoy the final ep with Kim and Kanye, Krissy Teigen and Kohn Legend (sorry).

Broad City (Season Finale, 10 p.m., Comedy Central) – Unlike Ilana — last seen wearing her decoy “period pants” to smuggle weed through security — Abbi actually gets her period on the plane ride to Israel.

Time Traveling Bong (Series Premiere, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central) – Happy 4/20! Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs (Trey) star as stoner cousins in this three-part miniseries, which airs nightly through Friday. The two discover a magical bong that transports them through time — but is it just really good weed?


Inside Amy Schumer (Season Premiere, 10 p.m., Comedy Central) – She’s America’s BFF, but can Amy Schumer avoid becoming so overexposed and ubiquitous that we stop paying attention? Let’s find out as she raps with Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda, dodges her boyfriend and loses an eye.


Silicon Valley (Season 3 Premiere, 10 p.m., HBO) – An angry Richard must consider accepting a smaller role at Pied Piper while the rest of the guys determine their own roles in the company.

Veep (Season 5 Premiere, 10:30 p.m., HBO) – The morning after (the election).


RuPaul’s Drag Race (9 p.m., Logo) – Category is: Sedaris Realness. The queens create three looks in a literary-themed pageant and perform a musical tribute to Strangers with Candy. David and Amy Sedaris guest-judge.

CONTACT JAC KERN: [email protected], @jackern

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