The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

On TV this Sunday: Lots and lots of Dead stuff, Supergirl clashes with a sexy Santa, Homeland spies a compelling exposition dump, and more. Here’s our list of programs to keep on your radar.

2:30 pm The Walking Dead marathon (AMC) | Blood, guts and carcasses. Nope, it’s not your Thanksgiving leftovers; just zombies. Catch up on the series’ second season before the mid-season finale airs at 9 pm.

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8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Racers shift into high gear when they take a thrilling test drive, and results are far from sweet when teams also try to recreate classic Belgian waffles.

8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Just as Sheriff Graham deputizes Emma, a sinkhole appears at the edge of town. Henry explores the chasm to see if can link Storybrooke to the fairytale world. In flashback, Jiminy Cricket yearns to leave the family business and transform into the person he wants to be. (Get more preview/scoops here.)

8 pm Desperately Seeking Santa (ABC Family) | A frosty marketing executive (Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort) gets more than she bargained for when her “Sexy Santa” contest winner (2 Broke Girls‘ Nick Zano) turns out to be more than just a handsome face.

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Mad Men‘s John Slattery guest-voices an ad man when Homer proves to be a successful pitchman for Krusty’s new liquor.

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9 pm Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith (ABC) | Based on Albom’s best seller, this stars Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as Henry Covington, a Detroit preacher who overcame – along with his wife, Annette (Anika Noni Rose, Dreamgirls) – a life mired in drugs and crime. Also starring Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Albom and Martin Landau (Ed Wood) as New Jersey Rabbi Albert Lewis.

9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Per AMC: Hershel sets a deadline, all secrets comes out into the open, Glenn stands up for himself and Shane takes charge. Per me: The midseason finale’s final sequence will alternately have you gasping and then leave a deep pit in your stomach. (Season 2 resumes Feb. 12.)

9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dexter receives help from an unexpected source while hunting the Doomsday Killers and staying one step ahead of Homicide; Debra discovers something new about herself in therapy.

9 pm Soul Train Awards (BET) | Chris Brown, who grabbed the most wins at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this year, leads the nominations, with five. Cedric “The Entertainer” hosts, with performances by Keith Sweat, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Miguel, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona and others.

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | When the Griffins’ car breaks down in Amish country, Meg falls for a local boy, landing the Griffins in a crusade against the conservative community.

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10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | After attempting to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself unexpectedly reliving his time in captivity — leading to much exposition. Meanwhile, Carrie struggles with a PR nightmare because of the shooting at the mosque.

10 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Cullen closes in on the Sergeant; Durant pursues a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate.

10 pm Hung (HBO) | Tanya finds out she’s not invited to Frances and Mike’s wedding; after breaking Jason’s nose, Ray steals back his clients.

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. Snapy says:

    The Amazing Race. The Walking Dead. Dexter. The Simpsons. Once Upon a Time. Busy night!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ll be watching OUaT, Leverage, Dexter and Homeland (though will probably watch that on DVR in the AM). I’m so excited for my line up tonight.

  3. Mairead says:

    What about Leverage?!

  4. fotreya says:

    I’ll watch ONCE UPON A TIME, of course.
    My new OBSESSION

  5. Templar says:

    This will my first viewing of OUAT on my new 55″, and I can’t wait. I can’t believe their season finale is before Christmas.

  6. Kasper says:

    I’ve started watching Hell on Wheels and it’s awesome. Kinda slow start, but by episode 2 I was hooked. It’s very different from Deadwood but great.

  7. Laura says:

    Walking Dead, Dexter, then the amazing Boardwalk Empire!! I’ve never watched that Once Upon a Time show though, so maybe I’ll give that a chance too.

  8. kevin says:

    Too bad that PAN AM is off again but it will be back next Sunday and it continues to be one of those so called “bubble shows”. Even without Showtime I think HOMELAND is by far the best new show of the Fall and a great follow up with DEXTER.

  9. fernando says:

    Happy Once Upon A Time is back but I need Desperate Housewives and Pan Am back as well to make it a perfect night.

  10. Dianne says:

    no mention of the Kardashian season premiere??? Love them or hate them, a lot of people want to watch her marriage implode

  11. Justin says:

    Once Upon a Time, the Walking Dead, and LEVERAGE for me! So glad Leverage is back. That show is easily on my top 10 list.

  12. cindy says:

    I will definitely be watching The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels. By all the comments i think i will give Once Upon a Time a chance. The Walking Dead is #1on my list though.

  13. Two says:

    Homeland of course. And Once Upon A Time, I think, although “The Price of Gold” was almost terrible enough to make me quit this thing and just watch my new love Grimm.

  14. Eliza says:

    Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Homeland and Hell on Wheels.

    Busy night with great shows!

  15. shaun says:

    Where is Boardwalk Empire at?

  16. joy says:

    Where’s the love for Leverage???? One of the best shows ever!

  17. Jenn says:

    Where’s ‘The Good Wife?’ Are they switching nights?

  18. Joe says:

    OUAT a 8, Dexter at 9, Homeland at 10.

    I’ll save Amazing Race for tomorrow and The Yawning Dead for sometime later this week.

  19. juan says:

    Once Upon a Time only since no DH or Pan Am

  20. Rachel says:

    How is the Good Wife not on your list?!!!

  21. fernando says:

    I am wondering how will ABC Sunday schedule look like next year, I’m sure Once Upon A Time will stay. Maybe it will be Once, Pan Am, and GCB. I hope Pan Am gets saved.

  22. Ryan says:

    I feel like we should have been warned about that Walking Dead finale… I was crying.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      But I tried! “The midseason finale’s final sequence will alternately have you gasping and then leave a deep pit in your stomach.” :-(