What to Watch Sunday: Army Wives Hits 100, a Bad Birthday, Leverage Phones Home and More

On TV this Sunday: Army Wives drops and gives us 100 (episodes), Breaking Bad blows out the candles, a Secret Circler visits Drop Dead Diva and Leverage pulls a Mulder-‘n’-Scully on a bad guy. Here are 11 programs to look out for tonight.

7 pm Michael Phelps: America’s Golden Champion (NBC) | This special promises an “intimate look” at the 18-time gold medalist 22-time overall Olympic medalist, including an exclusive sit-down interview led by Olympics coverage anchor Bob Costas.

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8 pm 2012 Summer Olympics (NBC) | Events covered tonight include diving, beach volleyball, gymnastics and track and field.

8 pm Leverage (TNT) | The team takes an extraterrestrial turn when it tries to convince a slime-weasel scientist who stole his former partner’s discovery that he’s made contact with aliens.

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9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Jane’s ready to put Owen behind her, which is good – because there’s a hottie lawyer (played by The Secret Circle’s Adam Harrington) involved in her newest case. Meanwhile, Kim and Parker deal with the aftermath of Gina’s actions.

9 pm The Glades (A&E) | Jim and Jennifer investigate events leading to the murder of a Florida state-lottery winner, and Callie and Miranda have fun at a medical sales mixer.

9 pm True Blood (HBO) | As the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric plots his escape. In related news, did you see what Sam Trammell had to tell TVLine about the upcoming season finale?

9 pm Falling Skies (TNT) | Still grieving its recent losses, the 2nd Mass pushes on to Charleston and Matt bonds with a new addition to the group.

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10 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | The military drama’s 100th episode rates some big-brass guests (former Army Chief of Staff General George Casey and wife Sheila and Undersecretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal) as Fort Marshall prepares for its own centennial celebration. At the same time, Hector and Gloria deal with Penny’s return and Roxy and Trevor worry about their babies’ health.

10 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Walt celebrates his 51st birthday – a year to go until that flash-forward! – Skyler considers her options and an associate complicates Walt and Jesse’s plan.

10 pm Longmire (A&E) | Walt finds out about Cady’s affair with Branch. Uh-oh.

10:30 Episodes (Showtime) | A simple query (“Any chance you could get one of the other Friends to do a guest spot?”) starts Matt’s not-so-simple quest to entice one of his former co-stars to appear on Pucks!

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

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  1. Karen says:

    Army Wives can’t wait….. Jackie does a Gillian Foster!!! MISS THAT SHOW Just Sayin!!!!

  2. Danielle says:

    Isn’t The Newsroom on tonight??

  3. mentdijinn says:

    LEVERAGE is THE best show on tv and i will be there watching!

  4. mia says:

    Continuum, Political Animals and Longmire for this household.

  5. Brandy says:

    Drop Dead Diva

  6. Dede Taylor says:

    YAY!!! For new Leverage….I do love The Hitter and all of his wonderfulness!! ( I love the rest of the team too…I’m just partial to The Hitter)

  7. nyguy says:

    Political Animals gets better every week. Maybe 60 Minutes too depending on what the stories are.

  8. Templar says:

    The Invisible Man [1933] on TCM and the Glades. BTW Kings Row is on TCM this afternoon and that no one should miss.

  9. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Specifically, the men’s 100m is on tonight to determine the fastest man in the world, right? Seriously, I’m asking. I think it’s the final, but I guess I’m not positive. So we’ll see if Usain Bolt gets the gold tonight or not if I’m right. I think I will have to put off Breaking Bad to watch that. That will be annoying, but worth it if I can make it through the day without spoilers. I’ve noticed the news is not as bad with spoilers if Americans don’t get gold, like in the women’s 100m last night. I can’t believe I made it through the whole day without a spoiler on that. I’m sure if it had been an American who won that wouldn’t have happened for me. I assume Newsroom is on tonight, yes?

  10. Lorie says:

    Watch live: 1st 2 hrs of the Olympics, The Glades and Longmire
    DVR: rest of the Olympics, Army Wives, DDD

  11. nick1372 says:

    DVR’ing The Newsroom and of course watching the Olympics.

  12. Sg.Grant says:

    Big Brother, Falling Skies, The Newsroom, Weeds, Episodes, Extreme Makeover Fatso Edition

  13. Justin says:

    I’ll be watching Leverage, Secret Millionaire, Falling Skies and Olympics tonight.

  14. Happy to have Army Wives for 100 episode just sad that Pamela wasnt brought back for the 100th.

  15. Ticky says:

    Longmire, can’t wait.

  16. Beej says:

    Really? No mention of “The Newsroom” or “Political Animals”, possibly the two smartest shows on TV right now, at least this evening. I can concede a new “Storage Hunters” not being mentioned, but really, not mentioning the first two?

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  18. Velvet says:

    I look forward to Episodes every week.