On TV this Sunday: Discovery invites you to discover the Frozen Planet, The Walking Dead sprints toward a thrilling finish, Oprah goes Gaga, The Good Wife welcomes back several familiar faces and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to consider.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | In Bavaria, Germany, teams scour the king’s quarters in the same castle that served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle. AKA a lame bid to steal Once Upon a Time‘s thunder.
8 pm Frozen Planet (Discovery) | Premiere: This seven-part hi-def series, four years in the making and from the same people who gave you Planet Earth, promises “the ultimate portrait of our earth’s polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery — and sheer power of the natural elements — are unlike anywhere else on the planet.” Alec Baldwin narrates. And no matter how often I see it, this promo gives me (figurative) goosebumps:
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Season 2 finale: In “Beside the Dying Fire,” Rick and Carl return from the woods to find the farm in jeopardy; in the ensuing chaos, the group is split up and Rick’s leadership is questioned. (Get scoop!)
9 pm Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN) | On tap this week is an intimate interview with Lady Gaga from inside her childhood home in New York City. Also: Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, gives her first television interview. (if you’re in the mood for Gaga but not all the talky-talk, over on HBO they’re repeating the “Monster’s Ball” Tour.)
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Alicia once again faces Louis Canning (played by Michael J. Fox) in court, but recent financial concerns lead her to reconsider his standing job offer. Meanwhile, Diane takes charge in her personal life. Gary Cole (as Kurt McVeigh), Bryan Brown (Jack Copeland) and Elizabeth Reaser (Tammy!) also guest-star. (Get scoop!)
9 pm Luck (HBO) | Ace ices out Smythe, DiRossi and Cohen as partners in the racetrack deal; Walter enters Gettin’Up Morning in the $1 million Western Derby – head-to-head against Ace and Gus’ Pint of Plain; a stable accident jeopardizes Jo’s pregnancy. (Read about the show’s cancellation.)
10 pm The Talking Dead (AMC) | Exec producers Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman and Laurie Holden (who plays Andrea) join host Chris Hardwick to discuss the season finale.
10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Jeannie aims to establish her own legend in the world of consultants when she leads the Pod to her hometown. Peggy Lipton (Twin Peaks? Mod Squad?) guest-stars.
10: 30 pm Life’s Too Short (HBO) | Warwick meets with a Catholic priest and a Scientologist while exploring different faiths, then visits the dating agency where he met his ex-wife.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.