The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

On TV this Sunday: The return of Golden boy Ricky Gervais, the Boss heads back undercover, a Dynamite debut, finales for Leverage and Hell on Wheels, and more. We’ve picked 13 programs to keep on your radar.

8/7c The Golden Globes (NBC) | Ricky Gervais hosts the annual award show for a third time, recognizing the best in television and film. (Here’s a list of the TV nominees.) Be sure to visit TVLine during and after the show for fresh scoop from the red carpet, press room and after-parties!

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Season 3 features bosses from, among other companies, Diamond Resorts, The Dwyer Group and Kendall-Jackson Wineries. Fun fact: The series creator says 73 company-wide changes have been enacted by the enlightened Undercover Bosses to date.

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Lisa goes to court after creating a social networking site called SpringFace; The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer thus is a guest voice.

8:30 pm Napoleon Dynamite (Fox) | This new animated series, based on and voiced by the cast of the 2004 movie, opens with Napoleon joining a fight club. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) is a guest voice.

Once Upon a Time‘s Jennifer Morrison Talks Hansel and Gretel, Graham’s Suspicious Death

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Alicia defends a lawyer (American Pie man Jason Biggs) who was arrested by the government for not revealing the name of a client who illegally invented a new online currency.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | With Sheila getting ever closer to discovering his secrets, Frank turns his sights to a dying barfly with a hefty pension; Jasmine tries to set Fiona up with her own sugar daddy.

9 pm Leverage (TNT) | Season 4 finale: In “The Last Dam Job,” the team must recruit old friends and rivals in order to take down Latimer and a foe from their past. (Beth Riesgraf teases it here, last question.)

9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | A dinner party brings much of the war’s painful demands into sharp relief, claiming one victim and very nearly several others; Cora and Isobel wage domestic war; Edith finally catches someone’s eye.

2012 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Axed? What’s on the Bubble?

10 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Season finale: Cullen’s new life on the railroad is jeopardized when he must choose between his past and his future. (And yep, it’s already renewed!)

10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | In Phoenix as she and Marty’s “pod” try to mend fences between a basketball team owner and his wife, Jeannie (Kristen Bell) mulls hooking up with an old flame… until she realizes his true agenda.

10 pm Oprah’s Master Class (OWN) | Goldie Hawn opens up about her acting career, her famous daughter Kate Hudson and her relationship with Kurt Russell.

10 pm Kourtney & Kim Take New York (E!) | I know, I know — but hear me out. Given the evidence that just surfaced showing just how super- and horribly fake a Kim-sympathetic scene from last week was, it might be worth a quick channel flip to see what self-serving spin is being spun this time around.

10 pm Angry Boys (HBO) | When the twins’ mom invites a Deaf boy over to befriend Nathan, Daniel can’t contain his jealousy.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? Also, hit the Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own.

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23 Comments
  1. daisy says:

    Is Downton Abbey not new tonight?
    Also I’m assuming these times are eastern?
    Thanks!

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Good point; DOWNTON ABBEY has been added. (Sorry, Gaby and Lynette!) And yes, as always, all times are EST.

  2. kirads09 says:

    Once Upon A Time and Leverage. Must sees for me.

  3. Jessica says:

    Shameless (YAY!) and Californication for me tonight without question.
    As for new series, I’ll be watching Napoleon Dynamite, as well as the second episode of House of Lies.

  4. mdaily says:

    Once and TGW are appointment TV for me!

  5. Heather says:

    once upon a time and the good wife! :)

  6. jenna says:

    Hello? Once Upon A Time? Must-see-TV for me.

    Will also watch Shameless and some of the GGA.

  7. Steven says:

    Once Upon a Time may fall against the Golden Globes tonight.

  8. Kendal says:

    Golden Globes and The Good Wife for me tonight. Not expecting my favourites to win tonight though!

  9. kevin says:

    The return of UNDERCOVER BOSS and PAN AM with more Ashley Greene aka Alice Cullen from “Twilight”.

  10. Toto says:

    Globes smobes, I’ll be watching OUAT and Downton Abbey. If anything great or remarkable happens on the Globes it’ll be all over the web tomorrow.

  11. Lorie says:

    Downton Abbey owns me for the next several weeks.

  12. l says:

    Isn’t DH new tonite? Ill be watching that and the gt awards

  13. Lynn says:

    Hell On Wheels! Can’t wait!

    As for the Golden Globes…I’m always excited to tune in but not this year. Their nominee list is a yawn.

  14. hibsta says:

    Hell on Wheels all the way for me tonight. Hopefully they leave a cliffhanger for next season

  15. Juan says:

    Like always all of ABC though I’ll probably watch some globes too

  16. Catie says:

    Um, that Downton was on last week? I think? Unless its a repeat. And Once? Desperate Housewives? Some things are missing here.

  17. maggie says:

    Once Upon A Time followed by Downton Abbey.

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