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?

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42 Comments
  1. Templar says:

    Once Upon A Time and Great Expectations.

  2. Kendal says:

    I’ll be far too busy watching Wrestlemania this evening so it’s GCB catch-up tomorrow.

  3. kirads09 says:

    Once Upon A TIme
    Mythbusters (now on Sundays – new!)
    Unchained Reaction

  4. 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.

  5. Bob Jones says:

    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

  6. starfairy679 says:

    where is once upon a time and shameless

  7. Megan says:

    You forgot the season finale of Shameless?? Would’ve liked some scoop on that.

  8. theresa says:

    Watching The Killing & GCB. DVR Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Shameless & House of Lies.

  9. jesse says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Killing
    Game of Thrones
    Shameless

    Busy night!

  10. Syc0 says:

    Family guy
    Game Of Thrones (Can’t wait!)
    Californication

  11. bad kevin says:

    All AMC for one night only. THE KILLING & MAD MEN (last week’s Zou Bisou Bisou thing).

  12. bad kevin says:

    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’.

  13. JJ says:

    OUAT, Housewives, GAME OF THRONES!!!!!! and GCB…. busy night for me

  14. Jess says:

    Game of Thrones!
    Game of Thrones!
    Game of Thrones!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Mr. So & So says:

    Gonna Marathon Game of Thrones since I haven’t seen it yet, then
    the new GOT
    Wrestlemania
    Breakout Kings
    The Killing
    Family Guy

  16. Sina says:

    Game of Thrones for sure! Been waiting forever for this!

  17. Obaaand says:

    BK, DH.OUAT and Wrestlemania!

  18. Darth Pablo says:

    Happy Games of Thrones Day!!!

  19. CJ says:

    Movie night! There is nothing for me on Sunday nights without football, Weeds, and Dexter.

  20. Brandy says:

    DH, GCB

  21. tahina says:

    The Killing! Would love to see Great Expectations with Gillian, but will see if there be on Demand, Matt, any idea? Thanks! :)

  22. Josh says:

    Watching Wrestlemania Tonight so im DVR’ing The ACM’s GCB and of Course Once Upon A Time!!

  23. Holly says:

    Tonight will watch The Killing and Mad Men. Will watch Desperate Housewives on demand tomorrow.

  24. Lucy says:

    OUAT
    DH

  25. orchardist says:

    Thumbs up for the AMC/Mad Men snark – next week: Don drinks rye.

  26. MockingbirdGirl says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Killing
    Mad Men
    Game of Thrones
    Great Expectations

    An embarrassment of riches!

  27. Bonnie says:

    Once Upon a Time
    Shameless
    House of Lies
    Californication

  28. Emily says:

    AMC has me all night. The Killing & Mad Men = best night of of TV in a while!

  29. Chris Halarewich says:

    Wrestlemania
    ouat
    breakout kings

  30. longis says:

    Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones and Mad Men.

  31. Juan says:

    Wow I hope some ratings dot get affected, anyway will watch OUAT, Desperate Housewives, GCB, and of course Game of Thrones

  32. Ana says:

    Game of thrones, haven’t been this excited about a show is a while. Winter is coming!

  33. kim says:

    Once Upon a Time and Game of Thrones

  34. Jules says:

    Hey what about Bob’s Burger!!
    I’m watching that tonight & of course the return of Game of Thrones

  35. Bob says:

    *bleeping* economy! I had to drop HBO at the end of last year. Guess I’ll have to wait for GoT-S2 on DVD.

  36. Tommy says:

    Sundays are getting crazy!

    Ouat
    Gcb
    The killing
    Game of thrones
    Shameless
    House of lies

  37. Bob Jones says:

    I’d watch Wrestlemania, but I am out of state; no PPV for me :(

  38. TV says:

    GCB and Game of Thrones

  39. scifisiren says:

    Once Upon a Time, GCB, Army Wives, Mad Men, Great Expectations. Whew!

  40. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Winter is coming….LOL! I appreciate you plugging Frozen Planet! It’s a great series.