At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, and Alexis Bledel star in Hulu's highly anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel. The story follows a totalitarian society in what used to be the U.S., with fertile young women forced to be "Handmaids" in sexual servitude in an attempt to repopulate the world. The first episode arrives April 26.
"Catastrophe" (Amazon)The third season of Amazon's original comedy starts April 28. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) "have faced down unexpected pregnancy and abrupt parenthood, but can they survive an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill? With their relationship on shaky ground, they attempt to weather unemployment, mortgages, children who bite, Brexit, jealous coworkers, drunken mistakes, friends in rehab, disastrous job interviews, insane family, and, of course, keeping the children alive."
"American Gods" (Sunday on Starz at 9 p.m.)
Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) starts recruiting for his war against the new gods when this intriguing new Starz series premieres April 30. The eight-episode first season starts with "The Bone Orchard." The mythological story, based on the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, co-stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Pablo Schreiber, and Kristin Chenoweth -- with Gillian Anderson as Media, the goddess of TV, taking the form of Hollywood icons.
Let the trailer try to explain things in its own cryptic way:"Bates Motel" (Monday on A&E at 10 p.m.)
This is it! The Season 5 finale, also the "Bates Motel" series finale, is called "The Cord," with the very simple synopsis, "Norman comes home." Following the finale at 11, A&E has scheduled "Bates Motel: The Checkout" for a half-hour, before "The Cord" airs again.
"Genius" (Tuesday on National Geographic at 9 p.m.)
The life of 20th Century icon Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn) is explored in this first-ever scripted series from National Geographic. The 10-episode season, based on the Walter Isaacson book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," premieres April 25, with the first episode directed by Ron Howard.
"Great News"(Tuesday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
What happens when your mom gets a job as an intern -- at the TV station where you work? It happens to frustrated cable news producer Katie (Briga Heelan) when her mom Carol (Andrea Martin) starts interning at "The Breakdown." This new comedy series, starting April 25, co-stars John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Horatio Sanz, and Adam Campbell.
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