The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

On TV this Sunday: Snow White, the Housewives and Pan Am‘s sky girls have the night off, but there’s still a vast wealth of viewing options. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Music Awards (ABC) | Adele leads with four nominations going in, while Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry have three each. Performers for the night include Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5 and OneRepublic.

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Donning only a Speedo for their Detour task, the Racers get in touch with their inner exhibitionists. Coincidentally, I am wearing only a Speedo as I type today’s column. (Overshare?)

8 pm America in Primetime (PBS) | The four-part series concludes with a look at TV heroes who confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice — from Andy Sipowicz and Dana Scully to Jack Bauer, Dexter Morgan and Dr. Gregory House.

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Lisa is disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the “tween lit” industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters, while Homer decides to cash in on the craze.

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9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | When Glenn (poor Glenn) lets slip one of the two big secrets he’s been entrusted with, it results in a heated debate and an impulsive act; a bit of zombie-blastin’ manages to serve as foreplay for two of the survivors.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Diane issues an ultimatum to protect the firm; Eli’s confidence is shaken by a rival spinmeister (guest star Amy Sedaris); Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) returns as Wendy Scott-Carr.

9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | In Belfast, Nucky and Owen make IRA leaders a barter proposition. Meanwhile, Jimmy and his partners broker a deal with George Remus.

9 pm Woody Allen: A Documentary (PBS) | Filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend for over a year and a half to create what PBS calls “the ultimate film biography.”

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10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | As Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence community clashes on the best way to find him; Brody chases down a mystery man who reveals a shocking truth behind those eight long years in captivity.

10 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Cullen’s search for the sergeant who strangled his wife is diverted by an unexpected obstacle; Durant organizes a search party to find the missing widow Lily Bell. Or at least the maps she’s lugging. Yeah, he just cares about the maps.

10:30 pm How to Make It in America (HBO) | Ben looks to stitch CRISP back together; Rachel gets advice from Edie.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!

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  1. Sally says:

    Oh, no Once Upon A Time tonight? :-(

  2. kevin says:

    PAN AM taking a couple of weeks off since it’ll return on December 4th now that it continues to put on hold since ratings is still so and so. Planning on watching AMAZING RACE tonight and I really don’t have Showtime now that I heard HOMELAND is still the breakout show this season by far.

  3. Ally says:

    MLS Cup Final! 9PM ESPN!

  4. Templar says:

    Ho hum night. I’ll give the music awards a chance although I shudder at the thought of lady Gag Me. If that fails there’s always Serendipity on E, or a holiday film on Hallmark or ABC Family. Tis the season.

  5. CJ says:

    Sundays got better when they moved The Good Wife there; only problem is, there’s a bunch of stuff to watch in the middle two hours of prime time, but not much in the first and fourth hours. Sunday is one of the few times I seriously want a DVR.

  6. fernando says:

    No Once Upon A Time, No Desperate Housewives, No Pan Am, So No TV For Me!

  7. Juliab. says:

    The Good Wife and Hell on Wheels for me.

  8. Dexterina says:

    What about Dexter? Sundays mean The Simpsons (though it’s been a rather disappointing season) and Dexter. Nothing else.

  9. Jonathon says:

    only 2 more weeks of The Walking Dead till February? Man, its gonna be tough on sundays without that addictive adrenaline rush.

  10. Eliza says:

    Watching & dvr’ing– The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Dexter and Homeland.

    I watch Once Upon a Time too but it’s not on tonight.

  11. Boardwalk Empire just gets better and better. Superb acting across the board and a plot that keeps you guessing each week. That being said, it doesn’t look good for Jimmy now that he has gone all Scarface-like in his new role as capo di tutti capo of Atlantic City.

  12. Susan Boyog says:

    Amazing Race, The Search for the New Iron Chef and thenewest show on my favorite list, Hell on Wheels!

  13. seecamelsee says:

    I’ll watch Lady GAGA (she’s phenominal!) then read Sunday paper ’til bedtime approx midnight. TV gets worse every year.

  14. em says:

    No OUaT tonight means the Giants-Eagles game will get my undivided attention tonight.

  15. Kristin says:

    Sunday Night Football!

  16. Diane says:

    Must watch tonight – Homeland, Walking Dead, Dexter, Hell on Wheels, The Good Wife, Sister Wives. Sunday is my busiest night of the week.

  17. david says:

    Sunday night was ruined with no PAN AM. That is our favorite new series and we will be most disappointed if it is cancelled. Everyone we know loves it and really missed it last night. Come on, finally and series worth watching. It takes us back to the best years of our life…wish we were still in the 60’s and 70’s. There was more class in the world and PAN AM was total class!!!!!

  18. Plum says:

    Oh my goodness, grandparents in Speedos on Amazing Race, that was so cute; those older racers proved that they are taking no prisoners. I would love to see the grandparents, the hippie snowboarders and the NFL player and his wife in the Amazing Race finals, they have been a treat to watch.

  19. Charlene Savard says:

    Really tired of week after week..the best show on TV delayed because of football…set the DVR,went to bed & only half the show recorded!!!

    • Dottie Blair says:

      We’ve been sick and tired of this very thing for years. At least THIS year, ABC is telling us about what time The Good Wife will be on. We loved Brothers and Sisters but it was often bumped because of wretched football. I wondered how much that affected their ratings. I know football is popular but my husband and I HATE it. And now it’s on several week nights.