What to Watch Sunday: Weeds Goes Up in Smoke, Boardwalk Premiere, Leverage Finale and More

On TV this Sunday: Weeds brings its eight-season run to a close, Nate’s team tries to get Leverage in a pair of season-ending cases, Boardwalk Empire brews up a swill-filled new drama and ABC offers a consolidated lesson in Revenge. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel) | Somebody’s gotta babysit Toby and Charlie, but who will it be? In related news: Uh, has anyone seen Charlie…?

8 pm Revenge (ABC) | If you missed out on Season 1’s soapy goodness, here’s a crash course to catch you up. Get out a red Sharpie (you’ll understand that later) and mark tonight’s three episodes on your schedule: The pilot at 8 pm, “Chaos” (the episode that fleshes out the pilot’s flashbacks) at 9 pm and “Reckoning” (the explosive season finale) at 10 pm.

8 pm Survivorman’s Top Ten (Discovery) | Les Stroud looks back on a decade of survival in the planet’s harshest conditions and wonders – as we frequently do – how the heck did he survive it all?

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9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | Season 3 premiere: Nucky’s New Year’s resolution rankles gangster Gyp Rosetti (new series regular Bobby Cannavale), Margaret displeases her hubby by wanting to beef up the hospital’s Thompson endowment, Gillian builds a new business and Al Capone is hot and bothered in Chicago. To get in the mood, pour yourself some bathtub gin and check out these photos of what’s ahead.

9 pm Masterpiece Mystery! (PBS) | In Wallander Series III: The Dogs of Riga, the appearance of two corpses on a life raft eventually leads Inspector Kurt Wallander (played by Kenneth Branagh) to the Latvian capital, where post-Soviet crime and corruption make it difficult – and dangerous — to trust anyone.

9 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Durant has to save the railroad while fighting for his life, while Cullen puts his efforts into saving an old friend.

9 pm Leverage (TNT) | The caper series’ double-episode summer finale – which star Aldis Hodge calls “one of the best episodes we’ve had” — starts when Eliot, Hardison, Parker and Col. Vance race to stop a terrorist from launching a biological attack on Washington, D.C. Then, at 10 pm, Nate has to use everything he’s got to prove Sophie didn’t steal a valuable painting. (Psst, pin it on Neal Caffrey.)

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10 pm Weeds (Showtime) | One-hour series finale: Hang out one last time with the Botwins as eight seasons go up in a cloud of fragrant smoke. Details about the hour are being guarded like a premium stash, but we know that Natasha Lyonne will play a character named Tiffani, Guillermo Diaz is still in play as Nancy’s foe Guillermo Garcia Gomez and series creator Jenji Kohan described the episode as “a trip down memory lane… lined with all of our characters from the past.”

10 pm Copper (BBC America) | When an 1860s version of the Occupy Wall Street movement plans to rob the wealthy, Corcoran has to work overtime to make sure everyone at an upscale gala stays safe.

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

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  1. david says:

    Finally we can say buy to weeds. so long. At least the damages finale was decent I doubt weeds will be

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      while Weeds did take some interesting turns in the last few seasons that were not that great of a way to go, the last episode they aired was really good, so I think they’re going to end it well. The ending last week nearly had me in tears.

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  3. Kevin says:

    And Leverage, though to me the most disappointing season so far…

    • Missy Kelly says:

      Absolutely, Leverage – hate that they have a short season – better than the “dramadies” on USA!

      Good enough for network – thankfully, watching past seasons in syndication! Yeah!

  4. Nick says:

    Good luck Charlie, MBAV & Revenge

  5. rebecca says:

    Can’t believe it’s the end of weeds. Last week’s episode was pretty great, loved seeing all the old crew for Agrestic.

  6. Farewell Weeds, thank you for eight seasons of laughs

  7. Stormy says:

    Note to anyone planning to watch Wallander. Take Zoloft. Everything about that production encourages depression.

  8. Jared says:

    Long Island Medium..RHONJ..Breaking Amish.

  9. Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey on ITV. Can’t wait :D

  10. MockingbirdGirl says:

    Boardwalk Empire and Wallander. Nice to see that TVLine has actually noticed the latter this time, after dropping the ball on last week’s premiere.

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  12. Justin says:

    Just Leverage for me tonight. Love that show!!

  13. nick1372 says:

    The first two Revenges for me.

  14. Eliza says:

    From the beginning I knew I would be with Weeds until the very end. No regrets as it will go down as one of my absolute favorites. The cast has been one of the best on TV. I’m sad to say goodbye.

    The Botwins will be in my heart forever!!!

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  16. tvdiva says:

    This is the mid season finale for Leverage. They will be back in the winter and hopefully with better episodes than what we have seen this season.

  17. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I am so excited for Boardwalk Empire. Will also watch Weeds and Hell on Wheels.

  18. Anne says:

    I can’t watch Boardwalk without Michael Pitt. Damn shame too, I kinda liked it.

  19. ajherrington says:

    DVR Leverage, Wallander & Copper. I would watch Leverage live, ‘cept the High Holy Days begin at sundown, and I’m due at a Rosh Hashanah Celebration at 7

  20. Holly says:

    Boardwalk Empire….yay!

  21. Joan says:

    Did not like the ending to weeds

  22. Meri says:

    I am all about Leverage tonight!

  23. frankie colõn says:

    Why must weeds end why couldnt there be a season 9

  24. frankie colõn says:

    Must see more season 9 10 11 12