The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

On TV this Sunday: Once Upon a Time‘s Emma meets a mad man, Mad Men makes its long-awaited return, Luck crosses the finish line, Shameless has a nontraditional Thanksgiving and more. On this very busy night, here are nine programs you might want to keep on your radar.

8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Emma is kidnapped by a man who is mad for hats (Gossip Girl‘s Sebastian Stan); the Evil Queen takes a field trip outside of the fairy tale world, persuading a skillful man of magic to travel to Wonderland and help steal from the Queen of Hearts. (See photos.)

8 pm Harry’s Law (NBC) | Harry helps her next door neighbor — who is accused but not charged as a sex offender — from losing her job; Adam  plays mediator when the women who work in the shoe store revolt against Chunhua’s seemingly tyrannical leadership.

Exclusive: ABC Prepping Early Renewals for Once Upon a Time, Castle, Revenge and Six Others

9 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Two-hour Season 5 premiere: Did Don marry his secretary Megan? Did Joan have her baby? Will Pete ever get his due? Is Betty still in the mix? What time is it? When did [SPOILER]ing a [SPOILER] get so kinky? After 525 days off the air, the acclaimed drama serves up those answers and more. To celebrate, view some handsome photos, mix up Mad cocktails and watch our red carpet interviews with the cast here (at the 2:45 mark):

9 pm Luck (HBO) | Series finale: As Jerry maps out a strategy for another big score, Escalante keeps an anxious ear out for news about Jo; Gus takes extraordinary precautions to protect his boss before joining Ace for an epic showdown between the two stars of Santa Anita.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | It’s a typical nontraditional Gallagher Thanksgiving that includes a suicide attempt, Carl shooting a bald eagle, an identity change, a surprising hook-up and Karen’s graphic labor. You do not want to miss this one.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | When Alicia is assigned to be on a blue ribbon panel investigating a police shooting, she begins to question the motivations of the panel’s chairman (guest star Matthew Perry); Kalinda receives unwanted attention from the IRS. Jill Flint returns as FBI agent Lana Delaney. (Get scoop!)

9 pm Desperate Housewives (ABC) | Gaby tries to land a high-powered position in order to maintain her extravagant lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew’s intentions after his wedding announcement; Lynette puts a plan into action to win Tom back; Ben finally proposes to Renee.

CBS Reveals Finale Dates and Scoops (Funerals! Weddings! Space Missions! New Lovers!)

10 pm Breakout Kings (A&E) | After a clever breakout turns into a killing spree, Lloyd realizes that the escapee is checking off a killing bucket list, thinking of himself as an avenging angel. (Dexter?) The team sets out to stop him before it’s too late.

10 pm Leave It to Niecy (TLC) | Series premiere: Reno 911! and DWTS alum Niecy Nash takes viewers into her home in a “modern family docu-sitcom” with her husband, three kids (all from previous relationships) and opinionated mother. (We expect it to land somewhere between the Kardashians and the Osbournes.)

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

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  1. bad kevin says:

    Finally, MAD MEN has come back to AMC.

  2. Gerald says:

    Shameless, Once upon a Time, Desperate Housewives and GCB.

  3. Sarah says:

    “Worst Cooks in America”!

  4. Once Upon A Time, Desperate Housewives, GCB. ABC has the best sunday line up, thenwatch Army Wives (Im sad theres no more pamala but the show was still really good last week soI hopeit stays that way.)and then House of Lies

  5. Lucy says:

    OUAT, DH and TGW

  6. Lauren Maule says:

    Shameless!!! Good Wife and Once Upon a Time.

  7. Thedude says:

    Sundays suck without TWD. At least only 1 more week til Game of Thrones….but this sunday makes me wish I had showtime instead of just watching all those shows on DVD when they come out.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I’ll TIVO The Good Wife and OUAT and watch Mad Men live. Can’t wait!

  9. mdaily says:

    Once, The Good Wife, and catch Mad Men online or On Demand. Mad Men kept me waiting this long, it can now wait for me.

  10. kirads09 says:

    Once Upon A Time
    Celeb Apprentice

    Unchained Reaction
    Leave it to Niecy

  11. Tt says:

    Good wife and shameless tonight.

  12. Expat says:

    Once Upon a Time
    Mad Men
    Season finale of Being Human on BBC3

    It’s going to be a looooong night. :-)

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  14. Brandy says:

    DH for sure, maybe GCB

  15. Patti says:

    I am looking forward to Once Upon a Time. I’ve been obsessed with the mad hatter since Syfy’s Alice miniseries and Andrew Lee Potts in the role.

  16. Steven says:

    Desperate Housewives and Shameless. DVR: Once Upon A Time, Harry’s Law, and GCB. I catch up on Good Wife when it comes to DVD.

  17. Holly says:

    Harry’s Law and 2 hrs of Mad Men! DH will have to wait until tomorrow.

  18. Holly says:

    So proud of myself. I haven’t paid attention to any Mad Men spoilers because I’ve been to lazy or busy to read them. Yay!

  19. Tenn Randy says:

    Shameless. Californication ( I know it’s not in the poll, but it’s one of the funniest comedy/dramas on TV). Once Upon A Time. Luck.

    Next week: Game of Thrones.
    Soon: The Borgias and THE WALKING DEAD.

  20. theresa says:

    Wactching Amazing Race, Shameless & GCB live. DVR Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives & House of Lies.

  21. I’ll be watching CSI:Miami like I have always done in the last 10 years.

  22. Diz says:

    Once, TAR, Good Wife, & Frozen Planet!

  23. Danielle H says:

    GBC and Family Guy :) I hope next pilot season brings some good stuff to Sunday nights, I need something else.

  24. Lorie says:

    I am SO ready for some Don Draper. Finally, Mad Men returns!

  25. Corey says:

    Frozen Planet!

  26. Justin says:

    Frozen Planet, Once Upon a Time, and Breakout Kings are on my must-watch list tonight.

  27. juan says:

    Once Upon A Time, Desperate Housewives, and GCB, ABC night

  28. ee says:

    Breakout Kings, Eastbound and Down, Shameless and The Good Wife are where my Sunday night line up.

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  30. scifisiren says:

    Once Upon a Time, Army Wives, GCB