What to Watch Sunday: The Mentalist Faces Red John, Boardwalk Empire Finale, AMAs and More

Red JohnOn TV this Sunday: The Mentalist at long last sees Red, Boardwalk Empire‘s season ends with a bang, Pitbull is sicced on the AMAs, Lisa Simpson battles a Desperate Housewife, HBO prescribes for itself a new comedy and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

7 pm Sofia the First: The Floating Palace (Disney Channel) | Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid for this undersea adventure, which features a special appearance by Princess Ariel (voiced by The Little Mermaid‘s Jodi Benson). Also airs Thanksgiving night on Disney Junior.

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8 pm American Music Awards (ABC) | Pitbull hosts this year’s kudosfest, which features performances from Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line and One Direction.

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Lisa makes a new best friend (voiced by Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria), only to discover that she’s a Republican and her opponent in the campaign for second grade class representative. Anderson Cooper guest-voices as himself.

8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Determined to have a perfect Thanksgiving, Bob discovers, to his horror, that someone has put his meticulously prepared turkey in the toilet.

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9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | Season 4 finale: Eli braces for the worst as Knox aims to take down Nucky; Chalky looks to settle a score.

9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | A scary new arc unfolds at a camp outside the prison. (Exclusive photo.)

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | When Stewie and Brian time-travel to 17th-century Jamestown, they face many close calls that could alter the course of mankind.

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10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he’s tracked since the murder of his wife and daughter 10 years ago.

10 pm Masters of Sex (Showtime) | Haas and Vivian’s wedding plans hit a snag; Libby hides a secret.

10 pm Getting On (HBO) | Series premiere: Adapted from the British series of the same name and starring Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) and Alex Borstein (MADtv), this dark, dry comedy follows the doctors, nurses and administrators in the geriatric wing of a hospital.

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27 Comments
  1. DanielleZ says:

    Boardwalk Empire season finale and DVR Homeland
    The Good Wife will have to wait until tomorrow.

  2. DanielleZ says:

    I’m also curious about Getting On so I’ll watch it later in the week.

    • Drew says:

      Well, traditionally, American adaptations of hit British shows have been just awful, but maybe this one will break that trend… fingers crossed!!

  3. Ava says:

    Curious about The Mentalist. A little disappointed that there won’t be a Patrick vs Stiles showdown. That would have been epic with such talented actors.

  4. Maryann says:

    The Mentalist. – I am really disappointed that Red John is apparently not Stiles or the guy that works for him. Somehow none of the others are quite as convincing as someone who could pull off what Red John has pulled off over the years. I just hope that there is a last minute twist and it is actually not the guy it appears to be.

  5. Kim R says:

    The Mentalist and The Good Wife. I’m really hoping that The Mentalist is not disappointing. After all the build up over the entire run of the show…this had better be good! :D

    • Angie says:

      I’m with you Kim R., I really hope this is not disappointing, waiting for R.J. to be revealed has been frustrating enough, but to have a lame finale will make me want to scream!!! lol!

  6. iMember says:

    Walking Dead and Witches of East End.

    It feels really empty without a new episode of Revenge tonight. Dec. 8th can’t come fast enough! I need to know what happens next and the wedding is soooo close.

  7. Bill says:

    Boardwalk Empire, Walking Dead, Family Guy and of course can’t wait for The Mentalist Red John conclusion

  8. enri says:

    The Mentalist. Patrick will finally have his moment in the sun.

  9. Joey says:

    The Simpsons, Walking Dead, Talking Dead, and Comic Book Men.

  10. Shaun says:

    AMA’s until 9 then I’ll probly watch Castle and then Mentalist.

  11. Tran 2.0 says:

    Homeland (Brody returns…again), Total Divas (love those Bella Twins) and Red John’s identity will finally be revealed on The Mentalist (goodbye to Rigsby and Van Pelt).

  12. Brandy says:

    Witches of East End

  13. Barb says:

    Mentalist (just to see the overlong Red John saga finally end).

  14. bobbie says:

    The Best Wife! Witches of East End, Walking Dead, Getting On.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Football, Go Broncos!!! DVR Witches of East End

  16. Stormy says:

    Marathoning Centennial DVD with friends.

  17. Kate says:

    Please tell me Peter Quinn will be in tonight’s episode of Homeland? Please. Please.

  18. Bishop says:

    If the episode of THE MENTALIST that was leaked on Thursday is the real one, instead of simply an alternate ending version, then I am VERY disappointed in WHO Red John turned out to be; and how he becomes such a wimp in the final confrontation.

    • CBWBDK1 says:

      I can’t believe that someone leaked this episode! I just visited imdb and some idiot posted who red john is in his title. At least it was who i thought it would be.

  19. Britt says:

    AMAs, but I will miss OUAT and Revenge :(

    Online: The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, Masters of Sex, Witches of East End

  20. Jared says:

    The Good Wife should ALWAYS be watched live. No excuses! That is the defenition of amazing televsion.

  21. Jo says:

    I wish Revenge was on. :(

  22. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I haven’t seen the Boardwalk finale yet. I’m not really looking forward to it quite the way I was last year with the gang war between Al Capone/Nucky/Eli and Gyp and his Italian friends. That’s the problem with having a villain as awesome as Bobby Cannavale was. It becomes too difficult to match something like that when you come back for the next season. The preacher guy going up against Chalky has been pretty interesting, and I love that Richard Harrow has actually gotten to do something though. So there’s that.

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