On TV this Sunday: A True Blood vamp takes a stab at stepping behind the camera, Joan Rivers brings her shtick to The Simpsons, a Political Animal puts in motion a nefarious plan and Olympic gymnasts tumble the night away. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
7 pm 2012 Summer Olympics (NBC) | The events on tap include men’s and women’s swimming, women’s diving and women’s gymnastics.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Joan Rivers voices Krusty’s first agent, who returns to help the downtrodden clown engineer a career comeback, in this Repeat to Revisit.
8 pm Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel) | Teddy convinces Harry Wentz to follow his dream and open Denver’s first weather-themed restaurant. Lemme guess, the menu features sunny side-up eggs, Windy City chili, snow cones… You’re a creative lot, so hit the comments with what you’d serve.
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Stephen Moyer directed this episode, titled [cue earworm] “Somebody That I Used to Know,” in which Sookie and Jason get a gigantic shock when they visit the place their parents died, while J.D. ratchets his fight with Alcide up a notch.
10 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Walt and Jesse put a business plan into action, and Walt confesses a secret to Marie.
10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Will’s lack of sleep drives him to therapy, and Sloan’s harsh interrogation of a Tokyo power-company rep puts her career in jeopardy.
10 pm Political Animals (USA Network) | President Garcetti sets in motion a plan that will cause conflict between Elaine and her lifelong mentor (played by guest star Vanessa Redgrave).
10 pm Oprah’s Lifeclass (OWN) | The self-help series’ Season 2 opener finds author Iyanla Vanzant joining O to help viewers “move beyond the guilt weighing down their lives so they may experience true freedom.”
10 pm Weeds (Showtime) | From the network: “Nancy faces temptation; Jill uses Doug to get back at Andy.” Couldn’t this apply to a bunch of Weeds episodes?
10:30 pm Episodes (Showtime) | When Morning runs into a “cheeky” medical emergency, Sean and Beverly help her deal with it.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots