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What's on your HDTV: 'Roots,' 'Top Gear,' 'Archer'

Engadget Engadget 31/05/2016 Richard Lawler
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This week A&E revisits the classic series Roots, while BBC America airs the season premiere of Top Gear with its all-new cast. Cinemax is premiering a new series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, called Outcast, and you can watch the first episode below. We also have a couple of new Ultra HD Blu-ray releases, with Gods of Egypt and Now You See Me. For gamers, PS4 is snagging a few Xbox One releases, as Smite and Oxenfree come to PSN, on the same week that Sony's network kicks off season two of its exclusive superhero series Powers. Netflix has season three of Peaky Blinders on deck, plus a new Bo Burnham comedy special. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

Blu-ray & Games & Streaming

  • Gods of Egypt (3D) (4K)
  • Race
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Now You See Me (4K)
  • Triple 9
  • The Human Tornado
  • Venom
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: the Dark Brotherhood DLC (Mac & PC)
  • There Came an Echo (PS4)
  • Smite (PS4)
  • Wander No More (PC)
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Plague Inc: Evolved (PS4)
  • Oxenfree (PS4)
  • The Solus Project (Xbox One)
  • Daydreamer: Awakened Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Elite: Dangerous Horizons (Xbox One)


  • NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 1, NBC, 8PM
  • NBA Western Conference Finals Game 7: Warriors vs. Thunder, TNT, 9PM
  • So You Think You Can Dance (season premiere), Fox, 8PM
  • Roots (Part 1 of 4) (series premiere), A&E, 9PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • American Dad, TBS, 8:30PM
  • The Detour (season finale), TBS, 9PM
  • Top Gear (season premiere), BBC America, 9PM
  • The Dresser, Starz, 9PM
  • 12 Monkeys, Syfy, 9PM
  • Mistresses (season premiere), ABC, 10PM
  • Hunters, Syfy, 10PM
  • Turn, AMC, 10PM
  • Extra Gear (series premiere), BBC America, 10:30PM
  • Scream (season premiere), MTV, 11PM


  • Peaky Blinders (S3), Netflix, 3AM
  • Powers, PSN, 3AM
  • The Mindy Project, Hulu, 3AM
  • America's Got Talent (season premiere), NBC, 8PM
  • 500 Questions, ABC, 8PM
  • Roots (Part 2 of 4), A&E, 9PM
  • Coupled, Fox, 9PM
  • Containment, CW, 9PM
  • Deadliest Catch, Discovery, 9PM
  • Maya & Marty (series premiere), NBC, 10PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 10PM
  • First Impressions, USA, 10:30PM


  • Chelsea, Netflix 3AM
  • American Ninja Warrior (season premiere), NBc, 8PM
  • NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 2, NBC, 8PM
  • Unsung (summer premiere), TV One, 8PM
  • Young & Hungry (season premiere), Freeform, 8PM
  • Baby Daddy (summer premiere), Freeform, 8:30PM
  • Kingdom (summer premiere), DirecTV, 9PM
  • Maron, IFC, 9PM
  • Wayward Pines, Fox, 9PM
  • Royal Pains, USA, 10PM
  • The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, MTV, 10PM
  • The Americans, FX, 10PM
  • Cleverman (series premiere), Sundance, 10PM


  • Chelsea, Netflix, 3AM
  • Strong (season finale), NBC, 8PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, USA, 8PM
  • Roots (Part 4 of 4) (series finale), A&E, 9PM
  • Beauty and the Beast (season premiere), CW, 9PM
  • Live from Daryl's House, MTV Live, 9PM
  • American Grit, Fox, 9PM
  • Red Nose Day, NBC, 9PM
  • Alone, History, 9PM
  • Game of Silence, NBC, 9 & 10PM
  • Burning the Light, HBO, 10PM
  • Archer (season finale), FX, 10PM
  • Orphan Black, BBC America, 10PM


  • Bo Burnham: Make Everyone Happy, Netflix, 3AM
  • Chelsea, Netflix, 3AM
  • Masters of Illusion, CW, 8PM
  • Outcast (series premiere), Cinemax, 10PM
  • Roots: A History Revealed, History, 10PM
  • Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster, Showtime, 10PM
  • ELeague, TBS, 10PM
  • Vice, HBO, 10PM
  • Comedy! Bang! Bang! (season premiere), IFC, 11PM


  • NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 3, NBC Sports Network, 8PM
  • Outlander, Starz, 9PM


  • 2016 Miss USA, Fox, 7PM
  • NBA Finals Game 2, ABC, 8PM
  • Preacher, AMC, 9PM
  • Game of Thrones, HBO, 9PM
  • House of Lies, Showtime, 9PM
  • Undercover Boss, CBS, 9PM
  • Game of Silence (season finale), NBC, 10PM
  • Feed the Beast (series premiere), AMC, 10PM
  • Penny Dreadful, Showtime, 10PM
  • Silicon Valley, HBO,10PM
  • United Shades of America, CNN, 10PM
  • Veep, HBO, 10:30PM
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO, 11PM

(All times listed are ET)

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