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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2 pm – 8 pm Nashville marathon (CMT) | Catch up with Rayna, Juliette, Scarlett and their guys before ABC’s country-music drama resumes its freshman run (this Wednesday at 10 pm).

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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.)

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!



Comments (40)

  • 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.

    Comment by Liu – January 6, 2013 03:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • finally all the shows are back! its so weird that the wait didnt feel as long but i am not complaining

    Comment by david – January 6, 2013 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by iMember – January 6, 2013 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT and Downton, although mean spirited people have taken some of the anticipation away regarding Downton. Human nature sucks.

    Comment by Sandler – January 6, 2013 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon A Time!! forced 2 watch downton abbey though :( so dvring Revenge, Happy Endings, & Don’t Trust The B

    Comment by Nick – January 6, 2013 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And weare forced to put up with you that can’t even type “to”.

      Comment by Midori4 – January 6, 2013 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yea & we’re forced to put up with you who can’t even use correct grammar but criticizes me for not using correct grammar

        Comment by Nick – January 6, 2013 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge and Apt. 23.

    Comment by Mary – January 6, 2013 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT, Revenge and Downton Abbey for me so glad my shows are finally back

    Comment by Patricia – January 6, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once upon a time (Hello Captain Hottie) and Revenge. So glad my shows are back!

    Comment by Disastrous – January 6, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once

    Comment by Brandy – January 6, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once and Downton!

    Comment by Leslie – January 6, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Simpsons Family guy and my fav Dramas OUAT and Revenge!

    Comment by Josh – January 6, 2013 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • +1 for your favorite dramas!

      Comment by lll – January 6, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excited about The Good Wife and Downton. Does Shameless start tonite?

    Comment by Jenna – January 6, 2013 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You could have just stopped with Downton. Nothing else compares.

    Comment by Tony – January 6, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Mentalist for sure.

    Comment by Bonnie Maynes – January 6, 2013 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Downton Abbey !!!!!! OUAT and Revenge on the DVR.

    Comment by GeoDiva – January 6, 2013 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Sundays. No Chris Noth on The Good Wife tonight, so it’s Revenge for me.

    Comment by nikki – January 6, 2013 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    Downton Abbey

    A perfect Sunday night of TV.

    Comment by CW – January 6, 2013 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • don’t watch happy endings myself, but that synopsis is helarious.

    Comment by Danielle H. – January 6, 2013 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Pooh – January 6, 2013 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Happy Endings, and Don’t Trust The B. Can’t wait for Shameless next week!

    Comment by Steven – January 6, 2013 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Juan – January 6, 2013 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • New Chopped and New Iron Chef….DVR
    TGW live

    Comment by forwarddad – January 6, 2013 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Christian – January 6, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MOB WIVES!!
    Once Upon a Time
    RHOA
    The Good Wife

    Comment by Jared – January 6, 2013 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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! =)

    Comment by HeatherC – January 6, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon A Time
    Revenge
    The Menatalist

    Comment by Aleana – January 6, 2013 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • all abc

    Comment by ollie – January 6, 2013 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT, Revenge, and The Mentalist

    Comment by Andy – January 6, 2013 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – January 6, 2013 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by mia – January 6, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time and Revenge!! They make Sundays awesome.

    Comment by nick1372 – January 6, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Marc – January 6, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once! Don’t really care about anything else.

    Comment by Katie – January 6, 2013 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge and Happy Endings! Penny and Brad shenanigans commence!

    Comment by schu – January 6, 2013 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Endings, The Good Wife and Chopped.

    Comment by Roni – January 6, 2013 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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