What to Watch Sunday: Newsroom Gets Buzzing, Great Escape Starts, Army Wives Re-Up and More

The Newsroom -- Season 1On TV this Sunday: Aaron Sorkin brings his walk-and-talk to The Newsroom, life as an Army Wife is no day at the beach and The Great Escape Rocks. Oh, and Good Luck, Charlie — you’re about to become a big sister! Here are 10 programs (including one linked below) worth checking out.

8 pm Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel) | The baby’s finally here! In this hour-long episode, the Duncans prepare for their new arrival — whose name was chosen by more than 25 million online fan votes — and to celebrate Charlie’s birthday.

8 pm Fox 25th Anniversary Special (Fox) | In case you missed it the first time around: The network takes a look back at a quarter-century of programming, with appearances by Married With Children, The X-Files and Beverly Hills, 90210 alumni, among others.

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9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Bill and Eric barter for their lives with the head of the Authority, while Sookie and Lafayette try to catch Tara. (Get scoop on what’s coming in July.)

9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Jane and Kim take on a case suing the producer of a reality makeover show (Side note: Someone‘s got to); Brandy Norwood returns as Elisa. (Get DDD scoop!)

9 pm Food Network Star (Food Network) | The foodie finalists film their own promotional videos and then withstand questioning from a panel of journalists. If I were on that panel, my first question would be, “Uh, are you gonna finish that?”

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10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Series premiere: The latest project from The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin revolves around Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels), a cable news anchor who has a meltdown and some time later returns to work to find most of his staff have left and his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer) is one of his ex-girlfriends. The cast also includes Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston. Much walking and talking, even some squawking.

10 pm The Great Escape (TNT) | Series premiere: Each week, teams compete to escape from a different, seemingly hopeless scenario. First up: no less than Alcatraz. (Better get John Mason and Stanley Goodspeed on the phone.)

10 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | The wives are back! Hector and Gloria fight about her job at the Hump Bar, which leads to him making a really bad decision. Elsewhere, a trip to the shore turns terrifying for two of the ladies.

10 pm Longmire (A&E) | The sheriff turns to Henry Standing Bear for help when a fisherman reels in the body of a teen from the Cheyenne Reservation.

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

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27 Comments
  1. Alex says:

    Have heard mixed things about The Newsroom…but going to check it out, because Sorkin generally doesn’t make bad things, in my opinion.

  2. laura says:

    Any word or even rumors if army wives will be back next year?

  3. Nick says:

    HBO is promoting this to be a certain type of show that I feel like its not going to be at all so I’m curious to tune in as well

    • Tee says:

      It’s there, there is a link to it. (Hopefully one of these days they’ll set up the links in the same format with the time so it’s not as easy to miss.)

  4. tvdiva says:

    Longmire is a wonderful show. I am truly enjoying it and hope it finds an audience so it can be renewed for a second season.

    • Juliab. says:

      I also enjoy this show. It went down a little in the ratings last week due to several sporting events, but I feel it has a good chance for a renewal for a second season.

    • Ava says:

      I’ve been enjoying this show too. I was not a huge fan after the first episode but they hooked me in.

  5. bella says:

    Continuum, True Blood, Falling Skies, and I’ll check out the Newsroom.

  6. cher says:

    yes! drop dead diva :)

  7. Susan Jackson says:

    True Blood, Longmire, and Newsroom. Will also DVR The Glades.

  8. Nick says:

    Good Luck Charlie & The Great Escape

  9. Linderella says:

    Falling Skies is must see TV for me and I’ll be checking out The Newsroom.

  10. Cleo says:

    I watch True Blood and Longmire live. Will tape Glades, Newsroom and Continuum. Not sure why for the summer all shows have to be on Sunday!

    • justafan says:

      rizzoli and isles, franklin and bash, dallas, rookie blue, burn notice, suits, common law and the closer (when it starts soon) … none of these shows are on sunday ,

      • liddad says:

        Why do people always do this on here? Yes, I watch a lot of those shows, but that doesn’t mean everybody else does!

        • justafan says:

          never said they did liddad…i was just showing cleo that not “all shows have to be on sunday” in the summer

  11. Brandy says:

    Drop Dead Diva

  12. justafan says:

    no love for ‘the glades’?

  13. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Only thing I’m interested in is The Newsroom, though I have high hopes Olivia Munn doesn’t ruin it for me. I’ve been waiting a very long time to watch this show! And I hope there are lots of scenes of people walking through hallways while being handed papers. I’m so excited, nobody can write dialogue like Sorkin. It’s a world I wished I lived in.

  14. kirads09 says:

    Watch Live:
    Falling Skies
    Longmire

    DVR: Glades

  15. Lorie says:

    Live: Good Luck Charlie, The Glades, Longmire
    DVR: DDD, Army Wives

  16. Brigitte says:

    Watch True Blood and The Newroom. DVR Falling skies so I can FF through commercials.

  17. Sareeta says:

    Falling Skies is must-see TV this summer. I will check out The Newsroom even though the previews didn’t hook me the way other HBO series have. I’ve never seen any other Aaron Sorkin stuff so nothing to compare it to. Longmire is turning out to be a pretty good summer show. I probably wouldn’t watch it any other time of year, but it is a nice summer series.

  18. phyllis says:

    Army Wives, are #1 in my watching Love them!

  19. Adele says:

    Loved, loved, loved Newsroom. Jeff Daniels really surprised me on how good he was in portraying this character.