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Colony escapes L.A. for a new kind of alien resistance in the season 3 premiere

Sarah Wayne Callies on Colony
Sarah Wayne Callies on Colony
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Here’s what up in the world of television for Wednesday, April 2. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Colony (USA, 10 p.m.): As mentioned in our discussion of why you should start watching this series, after drawing things out a bit in season two, the new Colony is kicking its story into overdrive, with the first few episodes of the third season providing as many narrative twists and plot developments as the entire previous year. The Bowman family is outside the wall, trying to survive, and without revealing anything, the show finds a way to make the stakes even higher. (Then humanity’s enslavement? Yes.) So hop on board now and enjoy the apocalyptic ride.


Regular coverage

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Survivor (CBS, 8 p.m.)
Riverdale (The CW, 8 p.m.)
The Expanse (Syfy, 9 p.m.)
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.)
The Americans (FX, 10 p.m.)
Archer (FXX, 10 p.m.)
Krypton (Syfy, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

Being Serena (HBO, 10 p.m.): This new five-part documentary series from HBO Sports looks to do a deep dive on Serena Williams as she goes through pregnancy, motherhood, marriage, and the road back to the tennis court. No word on whether it will include an oral history of the all-important “Tennis Talk” sketch from SNL.


Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.

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