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.

Save the Dates: April’s Big Premieres, Returns and Finales!

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.”

Once Upon a Time‘s Barbara Hershey: Prepare to Learn Why the Evil Queen Hates Snow White
Exclusive Once Upon a Time Video: Regina’s Revelation Leaves Mary Margaret Speechless

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.

GCB Star Mark Deklin On Blake’s Big Gay Secret: ‘There Will Be Repercussions’

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.

Ben Schwartz on House of Lies‘ Strong Finale, Kristen Bell’s Sloth Love and More Parks & Rec

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?



Comments (42)

  • Once Upon A Time and Great Expectations.

    Comment by Templar – April 1, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be far too busy watching Wrestlemania this evening so it’s GCB catch-up tomorrow.

    Comment by Kendal – April 1, 2012 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon A TIme
    Mythbusters (now on Sundays – new!)
    Unchained Reaction

    Comment by kirads09 – April 1, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think today is one of those rare days when you don’t need this article to remind you what’s on. :D

    Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Shameless.

    Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – April 1, 2012 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 7 PM – 60 Minutes (CBS)
    8 PM – Once Upon a Time (ABC)
    9 PM – Game of Thrones (HBO)
    10 PM – Mad Men (AMC)
    11 PM – Breakout Kings (A&E); record at 10 PM

    Comment by Bob Jones – April 1, 2012 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • where is once upon a time and shameless

    Comment by starfairy679 – April 1, 2012 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You forgot the season finale of Shameless?? Would’ve liked some scoop on that.

    Comment by Megan – April 1, 2012 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Genuine blooper; SHAMELESS teaser is coming…. (Plus we’ll have a “post mortem” with two cast members after the finale airs!)

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – April 1, 2012 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thanks Matt! Looking forward to this.

        Comment by Megan – April 1, 2012 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching The Killing & GCB. DVR Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Shameless & House of Lies.

    Comment by theresa – April 1, 2012 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time
    The Killing
    Game of Thrones
    Shameless

    Busy night!

    Comment by jesse – April 1, 2012 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Family guy
    Game Of Thrones (Can’t wait!)
    Californication

    Comment by Syc0 – April 1, 2012 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All AMC for one night only. THE KILLING & MAD MEN (last week’s Zou Bisou Bisou thing).

    Comment by bad kevin – April 1, 2012 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No wonder WrestleMania 28 was not on the list tonight ’cause it’s only Pay-Per-View. John Cena is going to hit “rock bottom” by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. IF YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN’.

    Comment by bad kevin – April 1, 2012 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT, Housewives, GAME OF THRONES!!!!!! and GCB…. busy night for me

    Comment by JJ – April 1, 2012 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Game of Thrones!
    Game of Thrones!
    Game of Thrones!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jess – April 1, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gonna Marathon Game of Thrones since I haven’t seen it yet, then
    the new GOT
    Wrestlemania
    Breakout Kings
    The Killing
    Family Guy

    Comment by Mr. So & So – April 1, 2012 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Game of Thrones for sure! Been waiting forever for this!

    Comment by Sina – April 1, 2012 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BK, DH.OUAT and Wrestlemania!

    Comment by Obaaand – April 1, 2012 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Games of Thrones Day!!!

    Comment by Darth Pablo – April 1, 2012 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Movie night! There is nothing for me on Sunday nights without football, Weeds, and Dexter.

    Comment by CJ – April 1, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DH, GCB

    Comment by Brandy – April 1, 2012 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Killing! Would love to see Great Expectations with Gillian, but will see if there be on Demand, Matt, any idea? Thanks! :)

    Comment by tahina – April 1, 2012 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Wrestlemania Tonight so im DVR’ing The ACM’s GCB and of Course Once Upon A Time!!

    Comment by Josh – April 1, 2012 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tonight will watch The Killing and Mad Men. Will watch Desperate Housewives on demand tomorrow.

    Comment by Holly – April 1, 2012 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT
    DH

    Comment by Lucy – April 1, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thumbs up for the AMC/Mad Men snark – next week: Don drinks rye.

    Comment by orchardist – April 1, 2012 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time
    The Killing
    Mad Men
    Game of Thrones
    Great Expectations

    An embarrassment of riches!

    Comment by MockingbirdGirl – April 1, 2012 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time
    Shameless
    House of Lies
    Californication

    Comment by Bonnie – April 1, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AMC has me all night. The Killing & Mad Men = best night of of TV in a while!

    Comment by Emily – April 1, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wrestlemania
    ouat
    breakout kings

    Comment by Chris Halarewich – April 1, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones and Mad Men.

    Comment by longis – April 1, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow I hope some ratings dot get affected, anyway will watch OUAT, Desperate Housewives, GCB, and of course Game of Thrones

    Comment by Juan – April 1, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Game of thrones, haven’t been this excited about a show is a while. Winter is coming!

    Comment by Ana – April 1, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time and Game of Thrones

    Comment by kim – April 1, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey what about Bob’s Burger!!
    I’m watching that tonight & of course the return of Game of Thrones

    Comment by Jules – April 1, 2012 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *bleeping* economy! I had to drop HBO at the end of last year. Guess I’ll have to wait for GoT-S2 on DVD.

    Comment by Bob – April 1, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sundays are getting crazy!

    Ouat
    Gcb
    The killing
    Game of thrones
    Shameless
    House of lies

    Comment by Tommy – April 1, 2012 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d watch Wrestlemania, but I am out of state; no PPV for me :(

    Comment by Bob Jones – April 1, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GCB and Game of Thrones

    Comment by TV – April 2, 2012 04:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time, GCB, Army Wives, Mad Men, Great Expectations. Whew!

    Comment by scifisiren – April 2, 2012 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Winter is coming….LOL! I appreciate you plugging Frozen Planet! It’s a great series.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – April 2, 2012 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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