What to Watch Sunday: Treme's Series Finale, Kennedy Center Honors, Cowboys/Eagles & More

LaDonna tends to her barOn TV this Sunday: Treme comes to an end, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and others receive Kennedy Center Honors, Call the Midwife’s holiday special drops a bomb and Showtime serves up many Episodes. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Noon Breaking Bad (AMC) | The penultimate salvo in the cabler’s every-episode marathon continues, airing the Season 3 finale through the second episode of the final season.

2 pm Episodes (Showtime) | With Season 3 now just two weeks away, catch up on all 16 episodes… of Episodes… from the first two cycles.

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7:30 pm Call the Midwife Holiday Special (PBS) | The nuns and dozens of local families are left homeless after an unexploded World War II bomb is found.

7:30 pm 60 Minutes (CBS) | Special time! The news program gets extreme, with reports on the Nile crocodile, Birdmen and other things that sound straight out of a fantasy novel.

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8 pm Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (ABC) | HP fanatics (and parents looking to feel really old), now’s your chance to revisit the first film in the franchise.

8:20 pm Sunday Night Football (NBC) | In the last SNF matchup of the season, the Dallas Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) in a divisional showdown.

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9 pm The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) | Opera singer Martina Arroyo, pianist/composer Herbie Hancock, recording artist Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and musician Carlos Santana are honored in the two-hour broadcast.

9 pm Treme (HBO) | Series finale, 75 minutes: Colson is offered a transfer, and guardians send Lambreaux home. On being able to give fans a proper finale, Khandi Alexander (who plays LaDonna) told TVLine, “It was very nice to wrap it up. I hope that it satisfies people’s need for closure.”

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10:15 pm Getting On (HBO) | Season finale: An ailing patient’s daughter (Molly Shannon, Saturday Night Live) gets the travel runaround as her mother’s condition worsens. (Not yet renewed.)

10:45 pm Ja’mie (HBO) | Season finale: Ja’mie enlists her fellow prefects for a surprise performance at Presentation Day. (Not yet renewed.)

NEXT SUNDAY: Downton Abbey’s season premiere, The Good Wife and The Mentalist return

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  1. Chuck Finley says:

    Cowboys vs Eagles. Cowboys win.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Football all day. Can’t wait for Downton Abbey and Revenge to return next week. I love football, but it will be nice to have something else to watch again.

  3. WTactualF says:

    HBO’s Winter programming is really terrible. I’m so glad Treme is over. That show is awful.

  4. Carol says:

    I love Treme. I’m sure The Big Chief’s send off will be something to see. I will miss the show.

  5. Et al says:

    Ja’mie is a one-off series so it won’t be renewed. Chris Lilley has been “renewed”. His next series about the Summer Heights High’s character ‘Jonah’ has already been announced for Australian television.

  6. Jack says:

    I love Khandi Alexander — she can play glamorous or haggard equally well.

  7. Ginger Snap says:

    Football for me. Peyton Manning breaks some more records. Eagles snuff the Boys.

  8. sladewilson says:

    Eagles vs Boys – hoping the Boys win. I’m DVRing Treme.

  9. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Crap, I completely forgot about Treme. I am banished to dogsitting at my mother’s house for the holidays where HBO does not exist, and I’m forbidden to stream anything online because they have a super crappy internet plan. I’M BORED. A book I got for Christmas about the Conan/Jay Tonight Show war, and the Breaking Bad marathon are the only things that’s been keeping me from going crazy.