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