What to Watch: Political and Extraterrestrial Send-Offs, Copper Comes on Duty and More
On TV this Sunday: Political Animals concludes its first term in office, Falling Skies stages an out-of-this-world finale, BBC America puts its Copper on duty and Leverage gives us a C! O! N! Also: some very special episodes of Once and Homeland. All told, we selected a dozen programs to keep on your radar tonight.
8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | In this Repeat to Revisit, the Evil Queen charges a huntsman with snuffing Snow White, setting Storybrooke up for a real heart-breaker.
8 pm Leverage (TNT) | To topple a competitive cheerleading company that puts teen girls at risk, the team must tackle its most corrupt foe yet: the United States Congress.
9 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Durant confronts a dangerous threat to Hell on Wheels, while a horrible crime prompts Lily and Elam to strike a deal to exact justice.
9 pm Homeland (Showtime) | Another Repeat to Revisit, this is “The Weekend” that Carrie and Brody sneaked off to the cabin. Issa very good episode!
9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | With Jane busy representing a girl who’s on life support after attending a rave, Teri and Luke pose as Jane and Owen at a wedding menu tasting. Tyler Jacob Moore (GCB) guest-stars.
10 pm Political Animals (USA Network) | In the “limited series event” finale, President Garcetti throws a wrench in Elaine’s plan to quit his cabinet — just as her resignation letter lands in very wrong hands. Get lots more teasers here, and yes, it ostensibly could be renewed.
10 pm Copper (BBC America) | Series premiere: This crime drama series, set in 1864 New York City, stars Tom Weston-Jones (MI-5) as an Irish-American boxer-turned-cop who returns from the Civil War to find his wife missing and his daughter dead. He then seeks justice, in the immigrant neighborhood of Five Points.
10 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | As Walt, Jesse and Mike struggle over the future of their business, occupational hazards weigh on one of them.
10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Will and the News Night staff stage a mock debate for a pair Republican Party officials; Mac has an epiphany during a power outage; Lisa goes off-script during an on-air interview; and Neal goes undercover as something called “an Internet troll.” (No, I’ve never heard the term either.)
10 pm The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) | The teams on the menu for Season 3: Seoul Sausage, Under the Crust, Pop-A-Waffle, Pizza Mike’s, Nona’s Kitchenette (which is staffed by some real dishes), Momma’s Grizzly Grub, Coast of Atlanta and Barbie Babes.
10:30 pm Episodes (Showtime) | Matt sleeps with his stalker; Sean grows jealous of Beverly’s dates.