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TV This Week: ‘Silicon Valley’; ‘Bates Motel’ finale; ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’; Oregon animation ‘Art Beat’ special

“Silicon Valley”: One of the best comedies on TV returns for Season 4, with Richard (Thomas Middleditch) still trying to find success in the high-tech world. (10 p.m. HBO)
“Mary Kills People”: Caroline Dhavernas plays an ER doctor who secretly helps terminally ill patients die on their own terms. (10 p.m. Lifetime)
“Bates Motel”: The cunning reimagining of the story told in “Psycho” airs the series finale. (10 p.m. A&E)
“Genius”: Johnny Flynn plays the young Albert Einstein and Geoffrey Rush takes over as the adult in this 10-part scripted series. (9 p.m. National Geographic Channel)

“Great News”: A new comedy from executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, set at a cable TV news channel. A producer (Briga Heelan) contends with challenging coworkers, including her own mother (Andrea Martin), who decides to be an intern at her daughter’s station. John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie costar. (9 p.m. NBC/8)

“Fargo”: The best-laid plans can go awry. And so can really dumb plans, as several characters find out. (10 p.m. FX)

“The Handmaid’s Tale”: Elisabeth Moss stars in a superb new series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s classic novel. Here’s a link to my full review. (Hulu)

“Oregon’s Animation Magic: An Oregon Art Beat Special”: A look at Oregon’s history of stellar animation and such key figures as Will Vinton, Joan Gratz, Herold Howard, Rose Bond and Laika president and CEO Travis Knight. (8 p.m. OPB/10)
“Dear White People”: A new comedy series based on the movie, about African American students at an Ivy League college. (Netflix)
“Catastrophe”: Co-creators, co-writers and costars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan return for Season 3 of the unsentimental comedy. (Amazon Prime Video)
“Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992”: Two-hour documentary from John Ridley pegged to the 25th anniversary of the riots that broke out in Los Angeles in the wake of the Rodney King case verdict.. (9 p.m. ABC/2)
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: This year’s honorees include Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, and the late Tupac Shakur. (8 p.m. HBO)
— Kristi Turnquist

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