On TV this Sunday: The Olympics torch gets snuffed, Longmire and The Glades gun for their season finales, Hell on Wheels gets rolling again, comics do to Roseanne what she once did to the national anthem and NBC monkeys around with a new comedy. As but a supplement to TVLine’s original features (all linked within) here are 11 programs to keep on your radar tonight.
8 pm 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony (NBC) | And just like that, the flag is passed to Rio de Janeiro. After the London games come to a close, stick around for a sneak preview of Animal Practice, the Peacock’s new sitcom starring Justin Kirk (Weeds) as an anti-social veterinarian, Joanna Garcia Swisher (Better With You) as an ex who re-enters his life and Crystal the monkey (Community) as Dr. Rizzo – ’nuff said. (Animal Practice is scheduled to begin at 10:30, but you know how these things go; you might want to give your DVR a little leeway to make sure you grab the whole episode.)
9 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Season 2 premiere: Cullen adjusts to life after Hell on Wheels, and Durant dispatches Elam to deal with a posse robbing his payroll. Check out a preview here, and catch up with HoW‘s freshman run via a marathon that begins at 11 am.
9 pm Air Jaws Apocalypse (Discovery) | The cabler’s 25th Shark Week festivities kick off with this hour-long profile of Colossus, a 3,000-lb. flying (!) Great White.
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | The Authority attempts to get the public on its side, despite the increasing number of vampire attacks on humans; Nora tries to convert Eric to see things Lilith’s way; Jason finds a mysterious scroll. (Before the ep, check out our thoughts on what Bill might be up to, and weigh in with your own.)
10 pm Longmire (A&E) | Season 1 finale: The arrival of a Denver detective (played by Roc star Charles S. Dutton) forces Walt to confront what really happened in his wife’s death. (Yep, already renewed!)
10 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Walt’s team must get creative to obtain the materials it needs to continue the operation.
10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Will and Mackenzie’s noble mission takes a hit when News Night’s ratings drop; Charlie learns the identity of his NSA whistleblower.
10 pm Roast of Roseanne (Comedy Central) | Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady, Gilbert Gottfried, Carrie Fisher, Seth Green, Katey Sagal and at least one surprise blast from the guest of dishonor’s past are among those who’ll take shots at the self-described “domestic goddess.” Glee’s Jane Lynch hosts.
10 pm Weeds (Showtime) | From the network: “Nancy scores big on the first day of her new job.” Somehow, I don’t think they’re talking about getting a great parking space or an office with a window.
10 pm Political Animals (USA Network) | Like most working mothers, Elaine finds herself torn between staying by her ailing child’s side… and handling the rescue of a Chinese submarine. Meanwhile, Douglas is poised to cross a boundary that could jeopardize his future. Fringe‘s Blair Brown guest-stars as Susan’s mother.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots