What’s On Tonight: Go Westworld, young man, and grow up with HBO’s newest series

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, October 2. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Westworld (HBO, 9 p.m.): Let’s be honest, is there anyone who isn’t interested in seeing how Westworld turned out? Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi western thriller was announced all the way back in 2013, and since then has added a legion of terrific actors and actresses to its roster: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Sidse Babbett Knudsen, Tessa Thompson, and Lili Simmons. (One or more of whom may turn out to be a killer robot, or engage in some genital-on-genital sexytimes.) However, excitement has been tempered by some behind-the-scenes issues—including a two-month hiatus in the middle of production—and the recent broken record of Vinyl proved that even at …

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