On TV this Sunday: The Grammy Awards celebrate music’s best including the late Whitney Houston, the stork visits Desperate Housewives, the walkers get Walking again and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.
1:30 pm The Walking Dead marathon (AMC) | Get up to speed on Season 2’s first seven hours before the midseason premiere arrives at 9 pm.
8 pm Grammy Awards (CBS) | As part of the 54th annual ceremony, hosted by NCIS‘ LL Cool J, Jennifer Hudson will lead a tribute to Whitney Houston, who passed away on Saturday. Also, Adele, who is up for six awards, will deliver her first live performance since vocal chord surgery, and The Beach Boys reunite for their first appearance in two decades, with Foster the People and Maroon 5. (Adele fans can also see her profiled on 60 Minutes, airing at 7 pm.)
8 pm British Academy Film Awards (BBC) | Leading the nomination pool across the pond this year are The Artist, with 12 nods, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, with 11.
9 pm Desperate Housewives (ABC) | Susan is in for a shock when Julie comes to visit, six months pregnant; Bree’s alcohol consumption and lust for men continues to ruin her life; Lynette’s first tryst since her separation doesn’t quite end in fireworks.
9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | As the last of the recovering officers depart Downton, the house is reverted to its former state — but not so its residents. The future looms large for a melancholy Robert, an uneasy Bates, a determined Sybil, a cunning Thomas and a desperate Ethel.
9 pm Luck | Ace enlists a cocky whiz kid (Suits‘ Patrick J. Adams) in his plans; Walter’s jockey takes a tumble just before his first race.
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Season 2.5 premiere: Rick and the others try to restore order after a terrible discovery; Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears. (Read our Walking Dead preview!)
10 pm Pan Am (ABC) | Dean’s fling stalks him to Rome with frightening consequences; Kate struggles with her dangerous fallout with Niko; Laura is spellbound with the photographer who shot her Life cover.
10 pm Comic Book Men | Premiere: This six-part series follows the fanboy culture in and around Kevin Smith’s comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, where both staff and customers geek out over pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them.
10 pm Full Metal Jousting (History) | Series premiere: The dangerous collision sport is intensified with modern suits of steel, testing jousters’ courage and strength as they collide at 30 mph — all for a big cash payoff.
10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Marty goes to war with his son’s school when Roscoe is accused of sexual harassment for trying to kiss a boy; Jeannie gets cold feet about her upcoming wedding.
10:30 pm Angry Boys (HBO) | Season 1 finale: S.mouse catches a break; Nathan has an unforgettable last day in Dunt; Tim moves back to California — with Jen in tow.
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