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TV picks: ‘The Red Line,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘American Spring Live,’ ‘Dead to Me’ and more

What's new or noteworthy in the coming week of television.

Noah Wyle as Daniel Calder and Aliyah Royale as Jira Calder-Brennan in a scene from CBS's "The Red Line."
Noah Wyle as Daniel Calder and Aliyah Royale as Jira Calder-Brennan in a scene from CBS's "The Red Line."Read moreCourtesy of CBS

The Red Line. Four-week, eight-episode event series tells the stories of three Chicago families coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Noah Wyle (ER) plays a teacher and father whose husband, an African American doctor, was killed by a white police officer (Noel Fisher, Shameless) who mistook him for a robber. Emayatzy Corinealdi plays an alderman candidate trying to unseat an entrenched incumbent by running on a platform that includes police reform. Producers include Selma director Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, and Philadelphia’s Kevin Hooks. 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, CBS.

Game of Thrones. You know all that singing and knighting and night-before-battle merriment last Sunday? I think that’s over. The longest episode of the six-episode season is expected to clock in at one hour, 22 minutes, after which I’m afraid the army of the dead might have new recruits. Also: If the Winterfell crypt turns out to be a safe space, my years on the TV night watch will have been wasted. 9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, HBO.

United Shades of America. Comedian W. Kamau Bell kicks off a new season of his Emmy-winning docu-series with a visit to Dallas and a look at megachurches. 10 p.m. Sunday, April 28, CNN.

Nature: American Spring Live. Three-night look at the science of spring kicks off with the promise of seeing the birth of a lamb on a Maine sheep farm. 8 p.m. Monday, April 29-Wednesday, May 1, WHYY12.

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. Fans of Australia’s 1920s-set Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries might want to check out the Acorn streaming service’s ’60s-set spinoff, which stars Geraldine Hakewill as the original Miss Fisher’s niece, Peregrine Fisher. Monday, April 28, Acorn.

The 100. The post-apocalyptic drama about youthful survivors trying to re-establish life on Earth launches its sixth season and has already been renewed for a seventh. Which means, I suppose, that it hasn’t run out of characters to kill. Yet. 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, CW.

Shetland. The fifth season of this addictive drama, which I first fell for on Netflix, is, like the fourth, exclusive in the U.S. to the streaming service. BritBox. Douglas Henshall stars as a police detective living and working on one of Scotland’s remote Shetland Islands. Tuesday, April 30, BritBox.

The Goldbergs. Mother’s Day comes a little early for Beverly Goldberg (Wendi McLendon-Covey) in an episode that will feature an interview with the real Beverly, mother to the show’s Jenkintown-raised creator, Adam F. Goldberg. 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, ABC.

iZombie. Fifth and final season premiere for the DC Comics book-inspired show about a brain-eating young woman (Rose McIver) who tries to use the powers that come with her unfortunate diet to help the police solve murders. 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, CW.

Dead to Me. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in a dark new comedy from Malvern’s Adam McKay and Saturday Night Live’s Will Ferrell about two women who strike up an intense friendship after meeting at a grief-support group. Friday, May 3, Netflix.

The Essentials. Director Ava DuVernay joins host Ben Mankiewicz for the new season of the series about must-see classics for film lovers. First up of her picks: 1955′s Marty. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, TCM.