What to Watch Sunday: Homeland and Dexter Finales, Royal Pains' Winter Wedding and More
On TV this Sunday: Homeland zeroes in on its sophomore finale, Dexter gives Season 7 the plastic-wrap-and-duct-tape treatment, weather causes Royal Pains for a bride-to-be and Zach Galifianakis takes a bite outta Bob’s Burgers. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
7:30 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) and David Costabile (Breaking Bad) lend their voices to this Christmas episode, in which Cleveland pretends to be homeless when he realizes shelter food is better than what he gets at home.
8 pm Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (PBS) | Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) and opera star Nathan Gunn join the famed ensemble for an evening of holiday music.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | A fire forces Grampa to move back in with Homer, who throws out his back on moving day and while laid up gets hooked on the tablet game Villageville. When Homer subsequently loses Santa’s Little Helper, Grampa spins a yarn about Homer’s long-lost childhood pup, Bongo.
8:30 pm* Survivor: Philippines (CBS) | Season finale: Now that the starving, backbiting and alliance-making is done, it’s time to hand out the $1 million prize! (A reunion special follows at 10:30 pm.) *Tonight’s start time is adjusted due to a football double-header earlier in the day.
8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Creator Loren Bouchard tells TVLine that tonight’s Christmas episode — in which The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis voices a man who claims he was once a mannequin — is “kind of like a Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas-magic thing going on. We don’t claim that there’s any real magic, but [it’s] in the great tradition of those movies where you go for the sweetness of ‘what if’ this man could be reunited with his mannequin love?” God bless us, every one!
9 pm Royal Pains (USA) | In this two-hour movie, “Off-Season Greetings,” Evan and Paige prepare to tie the knot, but an impending snow storm threatens to ruin the couple’s special day. Meanwhile, Jill Flint returns as Jill Casey, and flashbacks show us how Hank’s first love — played by guest star Emma Caulfield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – helped make him who he is today.
9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Season 7 finale, titled “Surprise, Mother****er!”: LaGuerta closes in on Dexter and his Dark Passenger. (Yep, already renewed!)
9 pm The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding (ABC) | Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum become the third couple in the franchise to marry – and you’re invited to gawk and/or scoff. Afterward, stick around for a sneak peek of the next season of The Bachelor.
9 pm VH1 Divas 2012 (VH1) | American Idol glam rocker Adam Lambert hosts the annual confab of fabulous ladies, including Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Miley Cyrus and Jordin Sparks.
10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | Season 2 finale, “The Choice”: Carrie must decide what her heart really wants. (Yep, already renewed!)
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