The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

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On TV this Sunday: Billy Crystal returns as the Oscars‘ Golden Boy, The Walking Dead stages a major conflict, Eastbound & Down hosts a perverse dinner party and more. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | The stress of the Race causes one team to break down into tears in Buenos Aires; chaos ensues when Racers are required to sharpen their numerical skills at the world’s largest cattle market.

8 pm House of Lies marathon (Showtime) | Been meaning to catch this dark comedy, but Sundays are typically just so, so busy (and the Oscars shows bore you)? Here are the first seven episodes, back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back.

8:30 pm The 84th Academy Awards (ABC) | Billy Crystal returns for his ninth turn as host, while The Muppets, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone are among the presenters. ABC’s not-quite-so-mind-numbing red carpet coverage starts at 7 pm.
     Familiar TV faces going for the gold include Mike & Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy (nominated best supporting actress, Bridesmaids), Damages‘ Glenn Close (best actress, Albert Nobbs), Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig (original screenplay, Bridesmaids), and Community‘s Jim Rash (adapted screenplay, The Descendants).

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9 pm Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) | When each team must create and perform an original Medieval Times show for a live audience, one of the Project Managers struggles with an insubordinate player while a serious injury on the other team threatens to derail the show. Right.

9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Rick and Shane are in conflict over the fate of an outsider; Andrea helps Hershel’s daughter face a crucial decision.

9 pm Luck (HBO) | After learning that Gus’ Irish horse has been tentatively scheduled to race the next day, Ace forces Escalante to swap out Leon for a more experienced jockey; Kagle, who has been fired from the racetrack, returns from a bender looking for a handout.

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10 pm Eastbound & Down (HBO) | With baby Toby in tow, a seething Kenny heads north in search of April, ultimately crashing a perverse dinner party at Schaeffer’s (Will Ferrell) plantation.

10:30 pm Life’s Too Short (HBO) | After schilling himself at a sci-fi convention, Warwick agrees to be the special guest at a Star Wars-themed wedding. Later, fortunes appear to rise when Johnny Depp hires him to help research a new movie role.

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

Comments (13)

  • Don’t forget Shameless.

    Comment by George Otwori – February 25, 2012 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES. Shameless is really the only thing to watch on Sundays…but it’s not new this week. Oscars it is…

      Comment by Nick – February 25, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Damn House of Lies marathon. :( Taking Shameless away from all of us.

        Comment by FTGYHUJIK – February 26, 2012 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • May missed out on Amazing Race tonight when the Oscars are done taping.

    Comment by kevin – February 26, 2012 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no OUAT tonight, dammit!

    Comment by alexjones – February 26, 2012 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly. :(

      Comment by Liz – February 26, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OUAT will return next Sunday since the fairy tale drama and a slew of Sunday night shows gets pre-empted regularly during award shows and the Super Bowl once a year.

      Comment by kevin – February 26, 2012 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • gonna watch the Oscars but definitely gonna watch some Walking Dead in between. Wouldn’t miss the greatest show on t.v. today!!

    Comment by jonathon – February 26, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heartbroken Man or Muppet isn’t being performed. Still hoping for some kind of related musical number.

    Comment by Nadin – February 26, 2012 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Billy Crystal <3

    Comment by Zach – February 26, 2012 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well…that’s easy!
    Gonna watch the return of Billy Crystal…
    I’m sure his gonna do a better job than thoses two DOUFUS of last year…and that’s will be the highlight of the night..
    I’m Canadian, so I’m hoping PFalardeau will return home with an Oscar For Monsieur Lazhar
    But in general, like every year.. The show is always too long..I’ll probably go back in fourth and watch(or DVR the rest) while I’m watching Walking Dead…
    Plus I’m hoping that my favorite animated movie RANGO beat his competitors…bcuz neither puss in boots or kung fu panda2 made me laugh so hard & the main story was simply the best

    Comment by Jules – February 26, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Walking Dead is one of the greatest shows on tv, why would I watch anything else on Sundays

    Comment by hibsta – February 26, 2012 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Oscar’s and I have nothing in common (haven’t seen any of the movies on there and only have interest in seeing a couple of them), so I only watched The Amazing Race last night.

    Comment by G – February 27, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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