What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Sunday

On TV this Sunday: Fox celebrates 25 years of couch potatoes, Game of Thrones‘ Joffrey exacts punishment, Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ White House party begins and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

7 pm Married… With Children and The Simpsons (Fox) | Leading into Fox’s 25th anniversary special, here are the pilot episodes of two of its biggest hits.

Once Upon a Time Preview: Mr. Gold’s ‘Stranger’ Agenda, Plus a Finale That Will Blow You Away

8 pm Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special (Fox) | Ryan Seacrest hosts this two-hour retrospective of the network’s quarter century on the air, featuring cast members from some of your favorite shows — including Beverly Hills, 90210, That ’70s Show, Ally McBeal, The X-Files and Married With Children!

Spoiler Alert! Episode 12: The Good Wife‘s Matt Czuchry
Previews Cary’s Job Change and a Kalinda ‘Moment’

9 pm Firelight (ABC) | In this TV-movie, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as a counselor at a women’s correctional facility, helping them form an elite band of volunteers who battle forest fires, build hiking trails in remote areas and assist during natural disasters.

9 pm The Killing (AMC) | Sarah gets a mysterious message; Mitch befriends a runaway girl; Richmond questions his political future.

9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories; Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters; Arya and Gendry’s lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain.”

9 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | The tribe must organize a memorial service. Nicole negotiates a resolution to the conflict with the militia in Africa, but  runs into trouble as they leave; Denise offers to help CJ who is dealing with a medical crisis.

Is Mad Men‘s Pete Down for the Count? Vincent Kartheiser Survey’s the Latest Low Blows

10 pm Breakout Kings (A&E) | The team must stop an ex-Navy SEAL (Felicity‘s Dash Mihok) on a mission of vengeance against his former employers while attempting to discover the truth behind his paranoia.

10 pm Veep (HBO) | In this new comedy starring two-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, United States Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff (including Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale and My Girl‘s Anna Chlumsky) find that the job is nothing like they expected and everything they were warned about. (Reminder, the Veep pilot will be available free online/On Demand starting tomorrow.)

10:30 pm Girls (HBO) | After Hannah reveals her Forrest Gump-induced AIDS phobia, Marnie meticulously plans a day at a women’s health clinic — and during that field trip, Shoshanna confesses a humiliating secret.

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

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  1. kirads09 says:

    OUAT – must see! (Why does my Comcast TV Guide thingee say “To Be Announced” instead for that time slot?)
    DVR: Harry’s Law – my girl Annie Wersching is on.

  2. Good Wife
    Breakout Kings
    Might see if the FOX Special will be on Hulu tomorrow.

  3. Tonight’s lineup is friggin’ crazy.
    The entire HBO lineup (Game of Thrones, Veep, Girls), my guilty pleasure reality shows (Celebrity Apprentice, The Amazing Race), the penultimate Good Wife of the season, AMC shows (Mad Men, The Killing)… CRAZY.

  4. Once Upon a Time,Since no Desperate Housewives or GCB, I will watch Army Wives & The Client List live tonight.

  5. mawhi says:

    OUAT, Game of Thrones, Mad Men. Best of the best!

  6. Lisa says:

    Too much goodness on Sunday TV night and I don’t have a DVR!!! Luckily, HBO shows start earlier on the West Coast. I really want to check out VEEP, and I love Game of Thrones. I’m going to then watch the Good Wife and Mad Men. There is also a really great mini-series called Birdsong starting tonight on PBS. I’ve already seen the original version that aired on BBC, but I’m really curious how they edit it for the American audience. There are some really passionate lovemaking scenes that would never, ever be shown anywhere other than cable here.

  7. Car says:

    OUAT, Game of Thrones, Veep, Girls, The Big C

  8. Nick says:

    The Amazing Race
    Once Upon A Time- So excited
    Harry’s Law

  9. theresa says:

    Watch Once Upon a Time & The Killing – DVR Amazing Race & Chopped All Stars – catching Veep & The Girls on demand later this week.

  10. Liz says:

    Once upon a Time finally! It’s been a long 3 weeks. Also Harry’s Law and Armywives.

  11. Lani says:

    The Good Wife, Games of Throne, Breakout Kings, and Veep

    Not mentioned but will be watching: Nurse Jackie and NYC-22

  12. bad kevin says:

    The Killing, Mad Men & Amazing Race. On Demand: The Good Wife (last episode before the season finale). :-)

  13. Simon Jester says:

    Once Upon a Time –> Game of Thrones –> Mad Men –> The Killing –> Veep

    I tried Girls last week, but thought it was pretty dreadful.

  14. hibsta says:

    Is mad men on tonight?

    • Chester says:

      Seriously, I went to look that up, and it is. What is the point of this list if it does not have OUAT, Mad Men, etc on it?

      • kirads09 says:

        They are mentioned. Feature articles linked in bold & red.

        • Simon Jester says:

          When will TVLine take the hint that this is NOT a good formatting option? You would think that the fact that there are comments EACH AND EVERY WEEK would be a hint that setting these titles apart — both in terms of justification and color — is causing them to be overlooked.

  15. stephen says:

    Since no DH or GCB, will still be DVRing Celeb Apprentice (and fast-forwarding through fluff). Looking forward to the impending eliminations of hypocrite beotches Lisa Lampanelli and selfish Aubrey “who?” O’Day! !!! :)

  16. Becca says:

    Amazing Race and TGW!!!

  17. Linderella says:

    The Killing, Girls and Veep. I’m trying to find a reason to keep HBO. Veep may be it.

  18. Victor Hugo says:

    I thought they were going to re-air the 500th episode of Simpsons at 7:30 and not the Pilot!!

    • Carmichael says:

      Looking at my cable box it is saying SImpsons roasting on an Open Fire. But I know it HAD said it was gonna be the 500th just a few days ago.

  19. Brandy says:

    Ouat, Client List scince no DH or GCB.

  20. LI says:


  21. Rachel says:

    Why do you keep Good WIfe off your list of must-watch tv?!!

  22. matt says:

    To Rachel, Check out the link in red about The Good Wife.

  23. smidnite says:

    It’s nights like this that I thank my provider for bundling both the East and West HBO feeds :-D It lets me move those shows either before or after Harry’s Law, TGW and Breakout Kings.

  24. Shaun says:

    Annie Wersching on Harry’s Law?I’ll watch it online then.I just wish she was on a better show as a regular.OUAT and Fox thinger for me,then NYC 22 for a second sampling(I think I’d even take CSI Miami again instead of this,which is saying something)

  25. Jane says:

    I hope that Girls listing is one of your ‘free pass’ deals. The pilot was the worst 30 minutes of television I have ever seen in my life.

  26. Cindy says:

    The Good Wife – just keeps getting better.

  27. Kissan says:

    Everybody watch OUAT tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Justin says:

    Once Upon A Time, Frozen Planet and Breakout Kings for me.

  29. Babybop says:

    Amazing Race and (I’m not ashamed to say) Celebrity Apprentice!

  30. AKgirl says:

    I was a little disappointed in The Good Wife tonight.

  31. Ken D. says:

    Game of Thrones & The Borgias!