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Around the Remote: "Silicon Valley", "Madam Secretary" finales, more

Chuck Barney, East Bay Times on

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DON'T MISS: "Silicon Valley" -- Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to Richard, Dinesh, Gilfoyle and the rest of the nutty Pied Piper gang. After six hilarious, critically acclaimed seasons, the satirical sendup of the Bay Area's dot-com culture is calling it a wrap. In the series finale, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his team look to pull off a spectacular feat on the day of a big launch. If form holds, there will be major hitches along the way. The final episode is stuffed with several fun and surprising cameo appearances. (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO).

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SUNDAY: Also concluding tonight is "Madam Secretary." In the series finale, President Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) kicks off a landmark political initiative with help from members of the U.S. women's soccer team, while Flo Avery (Cicely Tyson), who was born the day women were granted the right to vote, looks on. Opposing the initiative is Sen. Amy Ross (Tyne Daley). (10 p.m., CBS).

SUNDAY: "The L Word: Generation Q" continues television's revival craze. It reunites viewers with characters from the groundbreaking series (2004-2009), including Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig). It also introduces several new faces to the saga about friends experiencing love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in L.A. (10 p.m., Showtime).

MONDAY: The epic "Crisis on Infinite Earths" superhero crossover event that began on Sunday continues during tonight's episode of "Batwoman" as the group uses Ray's invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. Tom Welling, Erica Durance and Kevin Conroy guest star. (8 p.m., The CW).

TUESDAY: "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways" is actually a three-night special event in which Ellen DeGeneres and her celebrity pals deliver awesome gifts to unsuspecting people who have topped her "nice" list. Among those joining her are Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake and Stephen and Ayesha Curry. (8 p.m., NBC).

WEDNESDAY: The final season of "Modern Family" continues with "The Last Christmas" episode. Cameron hopes to keep everyone happy for their annual holiday dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for an out-of-state coaching position. Meanwhile, Mitchell is suspicious of Cam's holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri. (9 p.m., ABC).

THURSDAY: Sugar rush! Ten talented bakers compete to see whose tasty treats reign supreme in "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition." Please resist the urge to lick your TV screen. (9 p.m., ABC).

THURSDAY: The newly minted "Sexiest Man Alive" -- John Legend -- and Chrissy Teigen, his wife, headline "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy." It's a special in which they celebrate the season with family and celebrity friends. Legend performs songs from his recently released holiday album. (10 p.m., NBC).

 

FRIDAY: As the third and final season of "Marvel's Runaways" launches, the kid superheroes frantically search for their captured friends Chase, Gert and Karolina. They wind up going head to head with an unstoppable enemy who has targeted Leslie -- or more accurately, the child she's carrying. (Hulu).

SATURDAY: Haven't had your fill of gooey seasonal movies yet? Check out "Holiday Date," in which a young woman (Brittany Bristow) enlists an actor (Matt Cohen) to pose as her boyfriend when she goes home to visit family for Christmas. One problem: He's Jewish. (8 p.m., Hallmark).

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(Email Chuck Barney at cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com.)

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