Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.
Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Major Crimes” ends its six season run, and Amazon debuts “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”
“Major Crimes,” TNT, Tuesday, 9 p.m.
The popular police drama will conclude after six seasons. In the finale, Lt. Tao, (Michael Paul Chan) is stuck in a room with a potential bomb. Provenza (G.W. Bailey) finally identifies the real Ms. Bechtal, and Major Crimes comes face-to-face for the very last time with Phillip Stroh (Billy Burke).
“Disjointed,” Netflix, Friday
The multi-camera pot comedy resumes its first season this week. The series is a workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary.
“Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” Amazon, Friday (CRITICS’ PICK)
Like a good short story, a successful anthology episode must efficiently accomplish its goals without scrimping too much on world-building, depth or characterization. It’s a difficult goal to achieve, but those three installments make it look easy. A few other entrants were satisfying, even if they occasionally seemed as though they needed a narrower range of goals or a bit more room to expand.
“Family Guy,” Fox, Sunday, 9 p.m.
The long-running Fox animated comedy will air its 300th episode. In the episode, Stewie and Brian get into a friendship-ending fight after Brian commits a terrible act to one of Stewie’s beloved toys. Meanwhile, Peter refuses to wash his hand after meeting his favorite breakfast cereal mascot, Boo Berry.