The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

On your TV this Sunday: Witches, zombies, vampires, terrorists, Eli Gold and more. This is not a day the TV gods chose to rest, so here are a good 15 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | As Regina plots to force Emma out of Storybrooke, the chilling circumstances of how the Evil Queen released the curse upon the fairytale world is revealed. Read our Q&A with Kristin Bauer aka “Maleficent” here; watch first look clip here. (P.S. An encore of the pilot airs at 7/6c.)

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | It’s an intense foot race to the first-ever Pit Stop in Malawi!

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | The 22nd annual “Treehouse of Horror” includes riffs on 127 Hours and Avatar. Watch a video sneak peek.

8:30 pm Allen Gregory (Fox) | Series premiere: A well-heeled, pretentious and overly mature 7-year-old (voiced by Jonah Hill) is forced to fit in at a regular elementary school.

Matt’s Inside Line: Details on Dexter Vet Jennifer Carpenter’s Good Wife Role

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Eli asks Kalinda to investigate — OK, “vet” — his politically ambitious ex-wife (played by Parker Posey). Watch a video sneak peek.

9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Shane and Otis struggle to return with the medical supplies; the search for Sophia continues; someone finally hurls; a closing flashback sequence makes you look at one character in a rather different light.

9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | The search for the Doomsday Killers takes Dex in a new direction; departmental regulations force Debra to begin therapy.

9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | Nucky orchestrates a risky liquor delivery; Jimmy finds a new mentor in the Commodore’s longtime lawyer (played by Dominic Chianese aka The Sopranos‘ Uncle Junior).

9 pm Desperate Housewives (ABC) | Gaby, Bree and Lynette aim to exhume and move Alejandro’s body; not to be outdone by Tom’s new girlfriend, Lynette tries to make a homemade Halloween costume for Penny.

9 pm The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs (Food Network) | This all-star edition’s cast of 10 includes Anne Burrell, Robert Irvine and Michael Chiarello.

9 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Donna forces Cleveland and Rallo to spend the night in a haunted house; a new friend of Cleveland’s goes on a murderous rampage; Roberta’s in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf; the family covers The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.” (OK, now that’s scary.)

Showtime Renews Homeland for a Second Season

10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | When Brody confronts his sole surviving captor and torturer, it will either confirm Carrie’s theory… or raise new questions. I’m voting “B.”

10 pm Pan Am (ABC) | As Maggie reflects back on the rocky path she took to land her dream job, the lengths she goes to keep it surprise even her; Kate juggles her deepening relationship with Niko (guest star Goran Visnjic) with her assignment.

10 pm CSI: Miami (CBS) | In a deserted mansion, the CSIs find a body hanging that appears to have been killed by a vampire. Diane Farr (Numb3rs) guest stars as a Stephenie Meyer-type author.

10 pm Hung (HBO) | Lydia takes Ray and Tanya on a ride they will never forget; Lenore confronts Jason about missing a date with a client.

Whew, that’s a lot! (Not even including the ol’ football.) What will you be watching Sunday night?

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  1. Brad says:

    How to Make it in America should be on there… Great show… And they did GOD’s work when they got Lake Bell T.O.P.L.E.S.S. Topless!

  2. Jerri says:

    Dexter & Homeland

  3. mandy says:

    The Simpsons… Normally I record them and watch on my DVR when I need a laugh but the Tree House of Horrors are allways the best! :) Halloween tradition!

  4. mdaily says:

    Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Dexter, and Homeland. Dang, Sundays got busy!

  5. mike says:

    TV worth watching? You put everything airing tonight during primetime.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Not exactly, but … The list WILL get more discriminating as we get deeper into the TV season. But the fact is, there is lotsa good stuff on Sunday nights, plus I always include noteworthy guest stars, special episodes, and premieres/finales.

  6. Blake says:

    I’ll watch “Once Upon A Time” and “Allen Gregory”.

  7. Snapy says:

    Sunday is a HUGELY busy night of TV for me…

    The Simpsons. The Amazing Race. Once Upon a Time. The Walking Dead. Desperate Housewives. Dexter. Pan Am.

    Oh my!

  8. Elaine says:

    Once Upon a Time; Good Wife; The Walking Dead; Dexter; Boardwalk Empire; Homeland; Hung…. not sure which I’ll DVR and which I’ll watch live …. if any. (Gotta love being able to FF through commercials). I miss Strike Back though.

  9. Sourabh says:

    Dexter, The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, Once Upon A Time, Pan Am, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Allen Gregory.

  10. CD says:

    Sunday is busy night for me tv wise. I will DVR Simpsons, Family Guy, Allen Gregory, The Cleveland Show, The Walking Dead, and Talking Dead and watch those 30 minutes behind to ff commercials and watch Once Upon A Time, Dexter, and Homeland tomorrow on my other DVR.

  11. Aurora says:

    Case Histories on PBS Masterpiece with Jason Isaacs!

  12. Gretchen says:

    Next Iron Chef–go Chuck Hughes!

  13. Carol says:

    I love Sundays… Fox comedies, Once Upon a Time, Dexter, Homeland. Its great to have a dual DVR. No commercials

  14. juan says:

    Once Upon A Time, Desperate Housewives and Pan Am

  15. Colleen says:

    60 minutes, Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time, Walking Dead, Homeland, Masterpiece Mystery, Pan Am, Talking Dead. It’s the only night of the week I watch any dramas

  16. Gerald says:

    Once Upon a Time, Allen Gregory, Desperate Housewives and The Walking Dead. Out of the shows listed, I can’t wait for Once Upon a Time and Allen Gregory.
    Hopefully, today’s Walking Dead episode will be better than the last one…. so far this season has been kind of disappointing for me, but we’re only on the second one so I don’t know.

  17. BeachBum says:

    Sundays were they reason dvrs were invented. Definitely the best night for quality programs.

  18. Brandy says:

    DH, Once upon a time

  19. rflairfan1 says:

    The Good Wife, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead

  20. RCH says:

    So we’re just going to pretend that tonight isn’t also the AMAZING conclusion of “Case Histories” on Masterpiece? It’s Jason Isaacs, people!

  21. Carol says:

    The AMAZING Case Histories on PBS

  22. Christian says:

    I love that everyone has listed Once Upon a Time as one of the programs they’ll be watching tonight. Hope this show makes it!

  23. kevin says:

    PAN AM. Don’t know if this retro drama may still have a chance to survive or suffer another loss in ratings.