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Illustration for article titled iHowards End /iis here to fill the hole in your period-drama-obsessed heart
Photo: Matthew MacFadyen and Hayley Atwell (Starz)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, April 8. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Howards End (Starz, 8 p.m.): There’s just something about Sunday night that makes it perfect for curling up with a cup of tea, a fuzzy blanket, and a period drama involving drafty estates, rebellious heirs, and a multitude of romantic intrigue. Since Downton Abbey has left us, Kenneth Lonergan and Starz are here to deliver with the adaptation of Howards End, E.M. Forster’s saga of “two independent and unconventional sisters seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world.” We’re just happy to see Hayley Atwell in proper costuming again in this mini-series, along with Julia Ormond, Tracey Ullman, and Matthew MacFadyen.


Regular coverage

Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 p.m.)
The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) 
The Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.) 
Homeland (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
Ash Vs. Evil Dead (Starz, 9 p.m.)
The Last Man On Earth (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
Trust (FX, 10 p.m.)
Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.)
Billions (Showtime, 10 p.m.)
Barry (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)

Wild card

Timeless (NBC, 10 p.m.): Speaking of costuming, Timeless is traveling to “The Salem Witch Hunt” this week. Hey, if it’s good enough for Arthur Miller, it’s good enough for NBC Sunday nights. And some of those outfits look awfully Handmaid’s Tale familiar. Certainly seems intriguing enough to make for a necessary Timeless watch tonight.


Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

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