What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Sunday
On TV this Sunday: The investigation into The Killing of Rosie Larsen is reopened, it’s Opening Day for Game of Thrones Season 2, three Showtime series say goodbye and more. As but a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS) | Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are among the performers, while Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) serves as the now-requisite Social Media Correspondent.
8 pm The Killing (AMC) | The two-hour Season 2 premiere picks up just moments after the finale, with Linden covertly following up on the faked photo tip, Holder allying with powerful people and Richmond’s staff reeling from the shooting. Get scoop from the rain-soaked drama’s stars in this week’s Spoiler Alert! video featured below (at the 2:45 mark).
8 pm Frozen Planet (Discovery) | Winter is coming… in Episode 3 of this docuseries, titled “Winter.”
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: As Robb Stark and his army war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey; Stannis Baratheon plots to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the priestess Melisandre; Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. (Read our review of Season 1′s Most Jaw-Dropping Moments!)
9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Season 2 finale: With nothing left to hide, Jimmy wants Fiona to meet his family; Frank plans to break Monica out of the psychiatric facility; Sheila and Jody conspire to harbor Karen’s fugitive baby; Lip pushes Karen to do the right thing for her baby.
9 pm Great Expectations (PBS) | Gillian Anderson (X-Files), as Miss Haversham, and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) are among the cast in this adaptation of the Dickens novel. (Part 2 airs next Sunday.)
9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | After Peter’s favorite children’s TV show gets cancelled, he takes matters into his own hands by creating and starring in his own show for kids. Introducing Katharine McPhee (Smash) as a guest voice.
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | “Peggy is given new responsibility; Don and Harry indulge a client.” Ah, yes — welcome back, detailed official AMC synopses!
10 pm Saving the Titanic (PBS) | With the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking coming on April 14, this hour-long special aims to answer the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the ship’s fateful collision with a North Atlantic iceberg.
10:30 Californication (Showtime) | Season 5 finale: At a bar, Hank is surrounded by shadowy figures, while the bartender is none other than Lew Ashby. Is Hank dreaming or has he finally made it to Hell?