On TV this Sunday: True Blood stirs up something new, Drop Dead Diva swims with a shark, PBS Endeavours to tell Inspector Morse’s backstory and Family Tree drops its final leaf. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Cupcake Wars (Food Network) | Former bakers’ assistants battle for a chance to supply sweet treats for a Blue Man Group party. Blue velvet cupcakes, anyone?
9 pm Endeavour (PBS) | Series premiere: This Inspector Morse prequel follows the rookie Constable Morse (played by Shaun Evans) as he develops his legendary powers of deduction. Tonight, Morse and Thursday investigate burgled gas meters, the sudden death of a student and a string of post office robberies.
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Sookie confronts her growing attention to Ben, Eric deals Burrell a brutal blow and Bill tasks Takahashi to synthesize a new kind of blood.
9 pm The Killing (AMC) | As Linden and Holder get a break in the case, Seward fights his own mortality.
9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | The network previews this episode, directed by star Michael C. hall, thusly: “While on a case, Debra has to take matters into her own hands.” Because that worked so well last week.
9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Jane helps a bride sue her groom, and Shark Tank‘s Barbara Corcoran has some tough advice for Stacy and the pakery.
PREVIEW | Devious Maids Exclusive Video: ‘Wanton Carnality’ Is on the Menu at Casa Powell
10 pm Ray Donovan (Showtime) | Ray deals with two movie-star clients’ crises; Abby defies Ray.
10 pm Falling Skies (TNT) | Hal takes aggressive action in the name of securing intel on the Volm device, Pope literally wagers on people’s lives and Charleston’s government undergoes a massive shift when a group breaks away on a search mission. (Psst, did you hear the news?)
10 pm Copper (BBC America) | A conflicted Corcoran closes in on the murderer; Morehouse and Elizabeth exchange vows.
10 pm Family Tree (HBO) | Season finale: A farewell party for Tom leads to the revelation of more dark secrets and provides a turning point in his and Ally’s relationship. (Not yet renewed; get its current status.)
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!Follow @kimroots