Chuck Barney’s TV picks for April 30-May 6
DON’T MISS: “American Gods” — Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel comes to rollicking life in this bizarre and riveting new drama series about deities who walk among us. In the opener, we’re introduced to Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a prison inmate who, upon his release, is recruited to be a bodyguard for an enigmatic man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). After he gets viciously attacked his first day on the job, Shadow quickly discovers that this role may be more than he bargained for. 9 p.m. Sunday, Starz.
SUNDAY: “The United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” kicks off a second season as the sociopolitical comedian continues to explore the nation’s various subcultures. In the opener, he visits immigrants living in the D.C. Metro area. 10 p.m., CNN.
SUNDAY: On the Season 3 finale of “American Crime,” Kimara advises Dustin to inform the police about the crime that happened in the webcam house, which leads to an unforeseen outcome. Meanwhile, detectives open a troubling investigation into Clair and Nicholas. 10 p.m., ABC.
MONDAY: Look who’s dropping in on “Kevin Can Wait”: Leah Remini reunites with her former TV husband, Kevin James, in the first of a two-part season finale. She and James pose as a married couple on an undercover operation. 8 p.m., CBS.
MONDAY: As “Lucifer” returns for its spring premiere, our devilish title character has gone off the grid and taken up a mysterious new woman in his life — a ditzy stripper named Candy (guest star Lindsey Gort). 9 p.m., Fox.
TUESDAY: Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, the documentary “Jackson” examines the conflict over reproductive healthcare in America’s Bible Belt. At one time, Mississippi had 14 abortion clinics, but now only one remains. 7:30 p.m., Showtime.
TUESDAY: Season 2 of “Below Deck Mediterranean” cruises to picturesque Croatia. Of course, the crew is as young and attractive as ever. Expect some choppy waters. 9 p.m., Bravo.
WEDNESDAY: “Andy Cohen’s Then & Now” is a new talk show that hits rewind. Cohen and his newsmaker and celebrity guests recall iconic pop cultural moments of the past and explore how they’ve played a critical role in the modern world. 10 p.m., Bravo.
THURSDAY: It doesn’t sound like a very happy season finale for “Superstore.” Glenn is trying to figure out which employees to lay off. Also, a tornado warning goes into effect and forces the staff into some uncomfortable pairings. 8:30 p.m., NBC.
FRIDAY: On the season finale of “Blue Bloods,” Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, and becomes the target when cartel members come back for revenge. 10 p.m., CBS.
SATURDAY: Chatting about depression, alcoholism and suicidal urges hardly seems like the stuff of laughs, but in “Chris Gethard: Career Suicide,” the comedian somehow…