What to Watch Sunday: The Good Wife Defends Amanda Peet, Revenge Trades Vows and More

On TV this Sunday: Amanda Peet guest-stars as The Good Wife‘s Josh Charles takes his first turn behind the camera, The Cleveland Show gets a good rap(per), Revenge fauxs a wedding and some very talented women prove that Black Girls Rock. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar. Reminder: Make sure you’ve adjusted your clocks for daylight savings time so you don’t miss anything.

7:30 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | In the official Season 4 premiere, Cleveland confronts his now famous old pal Kenny West (voiced by rapper Kanye West) about not sharing credit for the megahit they wrote together, “Be-Cleve In Yourself.” Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Late Night‘s ?uestLove and Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am also guest-voice themselves. (Note: This episode was preempted from an earlier date.)

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8 pm Black Girls Rock 2012 (BET) | Achievements made by women of color are honored at a gala featuring performances by Missy Elliott, India.Arie, Alicia Keys and others. Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and Dionne Warwick are among those scheduled to appear.

8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Tonight’s episode (also bumped from its originally scheduled airdate) finds Bob firing his kids in order for them to have a normal summer vacation. “They kind of hate it,” series creator Loren Bouchard previews for TVLine, adding that the Belcher kids find a job at a marijuana farm run by hippies (voiced by Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman and Will & Grace‘s Megan Mullally). Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader returns to voice Mickey the bank robber. (Watch a sneak peek!)

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9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Conrad and Victoria put on a sham vow-renewal ceremony (check out photos of the lavish bash!) while Emily and Amanda try to stay one step ahead of the sleazy Mason Treadwell. Yup, sounds like just another Sunday night in the Hamptons.

9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dexter becomes more intrigued by Hannah – hmm, wonder what Deb would think of that? – and LaGuerta digs even deeper into the Bay Harbor Butcher case.

9:30 pm* The Good Wife (CBS) | Amanda Peet (Studio 60) kicks off her arc as a military officer accusing a civilian contractor of trying to rape her in Afghanistan. Brian Dennehy (The Fighting Fitzgeralds) guest-stars as the contractor’s lawyer, in an episode that marks cast member Josh Charles’ directorial debut. (*Tonight’s CBS start times are adjusted because of a football double-header earlier in the day.)

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10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | Just as Brody agrees to help Carrie and Quinn prevent an attack on America, his loyalties are tested.

10 pm 666 Park Avenue (ABC) | Neither the cops nor Henry really believes Jane’s account of what happened to her at the Halloween party, which might be what star Rachael Taylor was hinting at when she told TVLine that the young lovers’ relationship “could potentially fall apart.” That’s too bad, because she’ll likely need someone to lean on tonight as she pieces together how she’s connected to The Drake’s history.

10 pm Treme (HBO) | It’s Carnival time! Janette seeks council from TV chef Emeril Lagasse and deconstructs crawish etoufée with Today weatherman Al Roker; Annie sits in with the Neville Brothers at the Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras Ball. (Get news on the final season.)

10:30 pm* The Mentalist (CBS) | The team investigates the kidnapping of a couple (half of which is played by Covert Affairs‘ Anne Dudek) that might be victims of mistaken identity, and Jane continues to look into Lorelei’s whereabouts.

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

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  1. Templar says:

    OUAT, Upstairs Downstairs [PBS}

  2. Nick says:

    Once Upon A Time
    The Amazing Race

  3. POIFanatic says:

    The Mentalist
    The Walking Dead
    666 Park Avenue

  4. Ken says:

    Once Upon a Time – HURLEY from LOST is on tonight!
    The Amazing Race
    The Walking Dead – Hope we find out who was watching Carol from woods and it better be important
    The Good Wife
    666 Park Avenue – Getting bored with this show. It better pick up its pace soon.
    Talking Dead – Comic Book Men

  5. ABC Sunday says:

    Once Upon a Time
    666 Park Avenue

  6. Wyatt says:

    666 Park Avenue

  7. Gilda says:

    OUAT for me!

  8. Tine says:

    The Good Wife

  9. Tracey says:

    Revenge live.
    666 Park Avenue live.
    The Good Wife on DVR due to football overruns.

  10. Mari says:

    Revenge, Dexter, Homeland.

  11. Mike Henigan says:

    Revenge, 666 both DVR for watching right after they are done taping :)

  12. greysfan says:

    Once Upon a Time, Revenge, 666 Park Ave, Homeland, The Good Wife, The Amazing Race, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Family Guy

  13. Treme
    Boardwalk Empire
    The Good Wife
    Family Guy
    The Walking Dead
    The Amazing Race

  14. ABC Sunday’s: Once Upon a Time, Revenge, 666 Park Ave.
    If 666 gets cancel, then I hope ABC moves Scandal after Revenge.

  15. Car says:


  16. tp says:

    Every time I see (Studio 60) I sigh. How I still miss that show.

  17. Chloe says:

    The Good Wife, Homeland, Once Upon A Time, Revenge & Real Housewives of Atlanta premiere!!

  18. Blake says:

    The Cleveland Show
    The Simpsons
    Family Guy
    American Dad
    Once Upon a Time
    The Mentalist

  19. Mary says:

    Once Upon a Time followed by Once Upon a Time.

  20. Sparky says:

    The Good Wife, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue and Homeland

  21. davoor says:

    The Walking Dead
    666 Park Ave
    The Mentalist
    The Mythbusters

    Sunday really is the best night on TV right now…

  22. Jared says:

    The Good Wife
    Long Island Medium
    Real Housewives of ATL

  23. Em says:

    The Good Wife, Dexter, Homeland, and most importantly…The Walking Dead! I’m surprised you left that one off your list. Tonight is supposed to be a HUGE episode.

  24. CW says:

    The Good wife

  25. DanielleZ says:

    Boardwalk Empire, Homeland

  26. Alienate says:

    Homeland and maybe SNF.

  27. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Oh, a Treme shout-out! Thanks, guys! I love that show, and it doesn’t seem to get enough love from audiences.
    I know I need to calm the crap down about Homeland so that I can focus on and savor tonight’s Walking Dead…but that’s so not happening. I’m already sitting here counting down the hours until I can watch.

  28. Jose says:

    Downton abbey (streaming it right now) OUAT, The Walking Dead, Homeland DVR Revenge, Dexter, the good wife!

  29. nick1372 says:

    Once (Hurley!) and Revenge. I love Sundays!

  30. Danielle says:

    Revenge & 666 Park Avenue for me. Dvring Dexter & Walking Dead, Will watch Boardwalk Empire OD. PS; LOVING 666 Park Avenue sooo much right now. Awesome last episode!

  31. N says:

    Revenge & 666!

  32. Renee says:

    Watching my Falcons play football.