On TV this Sunday: Neil Patrick Harris scores another Tony gig, True Blood fans give fangs for a new season, it’s time to say goodbye to those Mad Men, Nurse Jackie rides to the rescue and more. All told, we’ve singled out nine programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Tony Awards (CBS) | Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) once again hosts, while the performances will include bits from Book of Mormon (opening the show), Newsies, Once, Evita, Follies, Jesus Christ Superstar and Leap of Faith.
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Season premiere: Sookie and Lafayette struggle with the aftermath of Tara’s shooting; Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority, one of whom is a woman from Eric’s past; Alcide’s
six werewolf pack comes after Sam; Jason is visited by the recently turned Rev. Newlin; Terry’s PTSD is reignited by Patrick Devins, an Iraq War buddy; and Alcide turns up at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington. Get loads more scoop in this episode of Spoiler Alert!:
9 pm The Killing (AMC) | In Part 1 of the season finale, Linden and Holder have the killer within reach, the Richmond campaign prepares for Election Day and the Larsen family attempts to regain a sense of normalcy. (I stand by the show and have really enjoyed the past few weeks, but that synopsis describes every one of the preceding 24 episodes.)
9 pm The Glades (A&E) | When a synchronized swimmer in an elaborate mermaid costume washes ashore dead, the clues point to a hip hop mogul; Jim realizes the job best job opportunity for Callie is in Atlanta.
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Season 5 finale (yes, already), last official teasers: Opportunity is in the air for everyone! Pete meets a stranger on the train!
10 pm Our America With Lisa Ling (OWN) | A piece on kiddie pageants asks: “Who are these pint-sized princesses? And whose dreams are they really fulfilling?” Oh, do not get me started.
10 pm Longmire (A&E) | When an exotic dancer shows up dead on Longmire’s turf, it becomes evident that her Amish-like roots played a role in the murder; Cady (Cassidy Freeman) develops an unexpected relationship.
10 pm Veep (HBO) | Season 1 finale (Yep, already renewed): When a gubernatorial candidate decides that Selina’s endorsement would do him more harm than good, Mike and Amy decide to play up Selina’s tears — only to open up a huge floodgate.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.