What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Sunday

On TV this final Sunday of sweeps: A Modern Family duo host the Billboard Music Awards, The Simpsons go Gaga, Sherlock matches wits with Moriarty, Jesse Stone tackles his possibly final case, Mad Men celebrates Christmas and more. Here are six finales plus eight other programs to keep on your radar. What will you be watching?

7:30 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Season finale: When Roberta gives Cleveland Jr. a makeover, his stylish new look gives him the confidence to approach a misfit girl (voiced by Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones).

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8 pm Billboard Music Awards (ABC) | Modern Family parents Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen host, while the musical performances include Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO and The Wanted.

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Season finale: When Lisa’s social ranking at school plummets to a new low, a psychic force summons Lady Gaga (guest-voicing as herself) to help.

8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Season finale: Bob appears in a cooking segment on a local news morning program, but Gene steals the show when he crashes the set with a Sasquatch mask.

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9 pm Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (CBS) | In Tom Selleck’s eighth and perhaps final turn as the New England cop, as Jesse struggles to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, he attempts to solve a horrifying mob-related double homicide.

9 pm Sherlock (PBS) | In the Series* 2 finale, “The Reichenbach Fall,” Sherlock fights for his reputation, his sanity and his life when he locks horns with James Moriarty. (*Look at me being all British.)

9 pm The Killing (AMC) | Richmond attempts to help the investigation; Sarah tracks down Rosie’s key; Stan realizes his son is in trouble; Mitch reaches her destination (and thus hopefully escapes her snooze-worthy isolated storyline).

9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | At Winterfell, Theon receives a visitor; Arya calls in her final debt with Jaqen; Robb is betrayed; Tyrion and Varys find common ground; Dany ignores Jorah’s advice; Stannis and Davos approach their destination, where Davos is offered a reward.

9 pm The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) | Will it be Arsenio Hall or Clay Aiken? (That’s all I’ve got.)

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | In the one-hour season finale, Brian and Stewie respond to viewer mail, you’ll meet a British version of the Griffins and get to see the world from Stewie’s POV, Peter has another run-in with the angry chicken and much more.

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10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Christmas wishes come true! Harry helps out a friend!

10 pm Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (Comedy Central) | In this new standup special, the Parks and Recreation star relates the dilemmas he faces when trying to pick up girls (including why telling them he’s on TV doesn’t work), and his cousin Harris writes a college admissions essay.

10 pm Mrs. Eastwood & Company (E!) | Series premiere: If only because there’s the slightest chance Clint will show up to tell the camera crews, “Get off my lawn!”

10 pm Veep (HBO) | Selina becomes obsessed with the unflattering nicknames given to her by bloggers.

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  1. hibsta says:

    DVR Jesse Stone, watch Mad Men

  2. Jimpy says:

    Everything I want to watch is at the sme time (Mythbusters, Jess Stone, Game of Thrones) AND I’ll be at work then. I know I can record more than one show at once, I guess I better start reading the DVR manual.

  3. Brandy says:

    Client List

  4. Luke says:

    no army wives finale?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large TVLine.com says:

      Ah yes, the unofficial midseason “finale.” I shall be sure to trumpet its return in five weeks!

  5. This says:

    Sherlock and Next Food Network Star

  6. theresa says:

    Watching the Killing & Girls. DVR Sherlock.

    • AB says:

      Sherlock was bloody amazing. Give those guys Emmys. And give us some scoop on when we can expect series 3!

  7. S says:

    Im actually super excited to see Lisa goes Gaga. I think it’ll be hilarious

  8. Babybop says:

    Celebrity Apprentice! TiVoing Next Food Network Star and Tough Love.

  9. rubytu says:

    The Killing, Jesse Stone, GoT, MadMen

  10. bad kevin says:

    All AMC until the season ends: The Killing & Mad Men. Coyotes-Kings Game Four this afternoon.

  11. Jules says:

    Bob’s Burger & Sherlock for me tonight…

  12. Darlene says:

    Watching Sherlock, dvr Jesse Stone, then watch NBA Spurs game

  13. icywinter2 says:

    Ugh, they really should rename the billboard music awards to the no talent lipsyncing music awards. None of those pop stars have any real singing talent. Pathetic how they just waste money to give awards to people who aren’t real musicans. Waste of time and money..

    Who even watches the simpsons anymore?? Family guy is so much funnier than that show.

    • Keenan says:

      NO. Like The Simpsons, Family Guy hasn’t been funny in years unless it’s a Brian & Stewie centric episode.

  14. Lorie says:

    Jesse Stone, Sherlock and Army Wives

  15. smidnite says:

    I’d been looking forward to the finale of Harry’s Law, and was disgusted to be seeing America’s Got No Talent in its place.