What to Watch Sunday: Downton Opens Season 3, Good Wife, Revenge and Once Return and More

Downton Abbey Season 3 SpoilersOn TV this Sunday: Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess & Co. are back, Jillian Michaels returns to harass encourage The Biggest Loser, there are no Happy Endings for Alex’s pet and T.R. Knight brings some Grey’s matter to The Good Wife. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | In Storybrooke, Regina is accused of murder and only Emma believes she may be innocent. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Snow and Prince Charming plan the Evil Queen’s public execution. (Read preview from Colin O’Donoghue aka Captain Hook and Josh Dallas, check out some photos and watch video!)

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Singer Tom Waits lends his voice to an episode in which Homer, fearing the end of the world is nigh, joins some doomsday preppers getting ready for life off the grid.

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9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Season 3 premiere: Wedding guests – including Cora’s freewheeling American mother Martha (played by Shirley McClain), who tries to loosen up her in-laws — descend on the estate. (If you need it, here’s a quick catch-up on Seasons 1 and 2.)

9 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC) | Season 14 premiere: The weight-loss competition is back with 15 adults (who’ll hop on the scale every week) and — for the first time in its history — three kids (who won’t). Oh, and Jillian Michaels is back, too.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning, who’s trying to delay a deposition crucial to Will’s argument in his latest case. Meanwhile, T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) guest-stars as a political advisor who joins Eli on Peter’s campaign.

9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Victoria’s got a new scheme, and it involves Emily (run, Ems!); Declan discovers something that may threaten The Stowaway’s future. (Read preview and get a sneak peek!)

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Somehow, Chris’ trip to Space Camp sends the Griffin family into actual space.

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10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | The CBI team looks into the death of a young model who was checked in at a high-end rehab center – 24‘s Mary Lynn Rajskub guest-stars as another patient – and Lisbon intensifies her investigation of Tommy Volker (Henry Ian Cusick).

10 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | Brad and Penny accidentally kill Tyler, Alex’s racist parrot. Can the “birderers” cover the crime before she gets home? (And yes, there will also be new episodes on Tuesday, too; 666 Park returns in the summer.)

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  1. Liu says:

    Eh, I miss 666 Park Avenue. They should have just air the remaining episodes and put it out of its misery.
    Once Upon A Time woohoo. So excited to see Charming and Snow together.

  2. david says:

    finally all the shows are back! its so weird that the wait didnt feel as long but i am not complaining

  3. iMember says:

    Yesss! Finally my beloved Revenge as well as Once Upon A Time are back. DVR’ing Downton Abbey to watch tomorrow morning, as Revenge takes priority for me! It feels good knowing the Winter Hiatus is coming to an end.

  4. Sandler says:

    OUAT and Downton, although mean spirited people have taken some of the anticipation away regarding Downton. Human nature sucks.

  5. Nick says:

    Once Upon A Time!! forced 2 watch downton abbey though :( so dvring Revenge, Happy Endings, & Don’t Trust The B

  6. Mary says:

    Revenge and Apt. 23.

  7. Patricia says:

    OUAT, Revenge and Downton Abbey for me so glad my shows are finally back

  8. Disastrous says:

    Once upon a time (Hello Captain Hottie) and Revenge. So glad my shows are back!

  9. Leslie says:

    Once and Downton!

  10. Josh says:

    Simpsons Family guy and my fav Dramas OUAT and Revenge!

  11. Jenna says:

    Excited about The Good Wife and Downton. Does Shameless start tonite?

  12. Tony says:

    You could have just stopped with Downton. Nothing else compares.

  13. Bonnie Maynes says:

    The Mentalist for sure.

  14. GeoDiva says:

    Downton Abbey !!!!!! OUAT and Revenge on the DVR.

  15. nikki says:

    I love Sundays. No Chris Noth on The Good Wife tonight, so it’s Revenge for me.

  16. CW says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    Downton Abbey

    A perfect Sunday night of TV.

  17. Danielle H. says:

    don’t watch happy endings myself, but that synopsis is helarious.

  18. Pooh says:

    Can’t wait for REVENGE!!!! I look forward to Sunday nights now that football season is almost over. The Good Wife is a must have but I hate when my dvr doesn’t record full episode b/c of The Amazing Race.

  19. Steven says:

    Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Happy Endings, and Don’t Trust The B. Can’t wait for Shameless next week!

  20. Juan says:

    Yay all the shows are back, I will watch all ABC still but with more enthusiasm as I love both happy endings and apt 23 way more than 666 park ave, can’t wait to wath revenge and OUAT

  21. forwarddad says:

    New Chopped and New Iron Chef….DVR
    TGW live

  22. Christian says:

    The entire ABC line-up, The Good Wife, Real Housewives of ATL, Shahs of Sunset and the premiere of Mob Wives! Do you think I watch too much tv?

  23. Jared says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife

  24. HeatherC says:

    I’m all about the ABC lineup tonight (my two fave dramas and my two fave comedies all in one evening) and I am SOOOOO excited that Once Upon a Time is finally back with new episodes! Been waiting way too long for that show to come back! =)

  25. Aleana says:

    Once Upon A Time
    The Menatalist

  26. ollie says:

    all abc

  27. Andy says:

    OUAT, Revenge, and The Mentalist

  28. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Sunday nights just feel empty to me without Walking Dead and Homeland. At least it won’t be too long before TWD is back. That comforts me.

  29. mia says:

    Loving this arch for Lisbon on The Mentalist. A real villain that’s not Red John *and* someone to get under Lisbon’s skin. Its a great arch

  30. nick1372 says:

    Once Upon a Time and Revenge!! They make Sundays awesome.

  31. Marc says:

    Hmm. Michael J. Fox on The Good Wife two days after Marty McFly arrived from 1985. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/394894_3672704751309_20377176_n.jpg

  32. Katie says:

    Once! Don’t really care about anything else.

  33. schu says:

    Revenge and Happy Endings! Penny and Brad shenanigans commence!

  34. Roni says:

    Happy Endings, The Good Wife and Chopped.