What to Watch Sunday: Sherlock and Ryan Hardy Return, Super Bowl Teams Are Decided and More

SherlockOn TV this Sunday: Sherlock returns from the “dead,” Revenge introduces Conrad’s ex, Shameless goes in for a check-up, Betrayal winds down and four football teams give their all for Super Bowl tickets. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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3 pm AFC Championship (CBS) | The New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos battle for a chance to play the winner of…

6:30 pm NFC Championship (Fox) | … the contest between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. The victors in both games are Super Bowl-bound.

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8 pm Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel) | Teddy is disappointed when she is waitlisted at her first-choice college. (Note: A new Austin & Ally follows at 8:30.)

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9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Midseason finale: While Emily’s standoff with Daniel threatens to be undermined by her own instability, Gail O’Grady (NYPD Blue) begins her run as Conrad’s ex-wife Stevie. “Gail is marvelous — seasoned, prepared, fun to work with…. A great addition,” Henry Czerny raved at ABC’s TCA party. “Needless to say, Stevie has a checkered past that will be revealed to us as the episodes go by, in delicious detail.”

9 pm True Detective (HBO) | Under the threat of being replaced on the Lange murder, Hart and Cohle follow a lead that takes them to a rural bordello and a burned-down church.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Fiona takes the kids for check-ups. Lip struggles in school.

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10 pm Sherlock (PBS) | Season 3 premiere: Picking up two years after the titular sleuth’s apparent death, “For John Watson, it might be a case of ‘Be careful what you wish for.’” (Check out a preview photo, watch a sneak peek and check out a mini-episode that tees up tonight’s premiere.)

10 pm Betrayal (ABC) | Season finale: In the aftermath of Sara’s shooting, the two families are forced to confront decisions they’ve made. (Not yet renewed; find out its status.)

After the NFC Championship: The Following (Fox) | Season 2 premiere: Picking up year after the events of last season’s finale, Ryan Hardy is done with serial killer Joe Carroll and the FBI… until a terrible attack in New York City pulls him back in. Cast additions include Connie Nielsen (Boss) as the attack’s sole survivor, Jessica Stroup (90210) as Ryan’s niece, Sam Underwood (Dexter) as… well, you’ll see, and Tiffany Boone (Southland) as a teen with an interesting new friend. (Read preview, get scoop and watch a preview.)

10:30 pm Looking (HBO) | Series premiere: Three gay friends (played by Glee‘s Jonathan Groff, Guiding Light‘s Murray Bartlett and newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez) look for love in San Francisco. (Watch a trailer and find out why producers say the new series is no Queer as Folk.)

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



Comments (51)

  • Well, Downton Abbey is not listed…but I’ll be watching that and Sherlock (LIVE since there are no commercials…yay for PBS)!

    Comment by Elizabeth – January 19, 2014 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto. PBS all evening.

      Comment by Stormy – January 19, 2014 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve only watched Sherlock on Netflix. There aren’t any commercials during Sherlock on PBS?

      Comment by tp – January 19, 2014 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • PBS doesn’t have commercials. It is not funded by advertisers but rather by public contributions…so no commercials during any programming. They do run promos for other PBS shows IN BETWEEN shows, but not during.

        Comment by Elizabeth – January 20, 2014 05:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sherlock
    The Following

    Comment by kirads09 – January 19, 2014 04:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to Jessica Stroup in the Following. And I need to see the cliffhanger Revenge has prepared for us.

    Comment by Maki – January 19, 2014 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So those of us who don’t care for football get to skip The Following and watch it online.

    Comment by Maryann – January 19, 2014 05:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly. There are too many good shows on tonight to sit around waiting for some game to end. However, I don’t know if I care enough any more to seek the episode out later. This is a very bad scheduling move on their part.

      Comment by Jim – January 19, 2014 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Football, True Detective

    Comment by Holly – January 19, 2014 05:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeeessss…!

      Comment by ibjbyron – January 19, 2014 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Downton Abbey is the must see on Sunday nights

    Comment by Nicole – January 19, 2014 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The first episode of Sherlock’s season is exceptional, as is the third. The second is ho-hum. And now it’s over a year or more until we get more. The world isn’t fair.

    Comment by Dave – January 19, 2014 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge and Looking <3

    Comment by CSI Fan – January 19, 2014 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not everyone is getting “Sherlock” tonight. My local PBS here in the Columbus/Central Ohio area has decided to air the episodes on Monday nights at 9. So we have to wait till tomorrow. I guess they don’t want anything airing past 11 or after “Downton Abbey”.

    Comment by Amanda – January 19, 2014 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would watch Sherlock, but WNED in Buffalo/Toronto is not showing it until Feb 13th and they are playing it on Thursday nights. Total BS!

      Comment by Tom – January 19, 2014 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I saw the first two episodes of the new season on youtube. You might try there. I tried to watch the 3rd episode but it was chopped up into 4 videos and the 1st one kept cutting in and out. I will still watch them on PBS though.

        Comment by Margie – January 19, 2014 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Already saw all the new series of both Sherlock and Downton so it’s just True Detective.

    Comment by Barb – January 19, 2014 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Following.

    Comment by Joey – January 19, 2014 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m still confused by tonight’s episode of “The Following.” Is this the exact same episode they’re gonna be showing next Monday?

    Comment by George – January 19, 2014 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Next monday this episode will be on at 7 followed by a new one at8.

      Comment by d4h8a15r16m23a42 – January 19, 2014 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • For me, this episode is at 8, followed by a new one at 9.

        Comment by Teag – January 19, 2014 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah sorry should have put central on my post.

          Comment by d4h8a15r16m23a42 – January 19, 2014 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My Super Bowl prediction: 49ers vs. Broncos

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – January 19, 2014 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just the opposite for me: Patriots vs Seahawks

      Comment by Ty – January 19, 2014 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Peyton Manning vs Colin Kapernick.

      Broncos vs 49ers!

      Comment by Ginger Snap – January 19, 2014 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • …and yeeessss!

        Comment by ibjbyron – January 19, 2014 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Patriots vs 49ers. Go New England!

      Comment by Holly – January 19, 2014 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Half right so far!

      Comment by ibjbyron – January 19, 2014 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m half right half wrong. Two weeks from now, there’s no doubt I’m picking the Broncos to win the Super Bowl. GO PEYTON MANNING!!

      Comment by Tran 2.0 – January 19, 2014 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m right in that same boat – Peyton owns 2/2!

        Comment by ibjbyron – January 19, 2014 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shameless, Revenge, Looking (seen Sherlock already, not the best episode of the season, but also not the worst)

    Comment by Pix – January 19, 2014 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just Sherlock for me, thanks.

    Comment by Eric – January 19, 2014 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Football
    The Following
    Episodes

    Comment by d4h8a15r16m23a42 – January 19, 2014 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spoiler: Season 3 of Sherlock is crap.

    Comment by Rummulo – January 19, 2014 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wouldn’t say its crap, but I think it became more of a fan show like Castle or Bones instead of a real compelling story-driven show. Whereas the cases were intriguing the first two seasons, the focus is now on the characters, which is quite sadly an attempt to increase viewership instead of focusing on the cases.

      They should have done a better job balancing the cases and the characters considering they have ample time each episode to do both.

      Comment by Jerry – January 19, 2014 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge!! Can’t wait to see whatever cliffhanger they have planned, since this is the last episode until March :(

    Comment by Matt C. – January 19, 2014 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Football! And DR anything else.

    Comment by Ginger Snap – January 19, 2014 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would watch Sherlock, but WNED in Buffalo/Toronto is not showing it until Feb 13th and they are playing it on Thursday nights. Total BS!

    Comment by Tom – January 19, 2014 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Football!!
    Shameless

    Comment by Brian – January 19, 2014 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sherlock is a clone. Ha, ruined it for you

    Comment by hello – January 19, 2014 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m just getting around to watching Being Human from last week. Am I the only one who finds the stations call sign and the hashtags in the corners distracting? On almost every show there is something on the screen. I remember when I thought the pop-ups for other shows were a pain, now I wish I could go back to those days. Other than that it’ll be Sherlock for me.

    Comment by tp – January 19, 2014 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge!!! <3

    Comment by b – January 19, 2014 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go 49ers!

    Comment by A – January 19, 2014 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Episodes
    House Of Lies
    Shameless
    True Detective
    Girls
    Looking

    Comment by HAP – January 19, 2014 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House of Lies
    The Following
    Revenge

    Comment by Steve – January 19, 2014 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i will be watching Sherlock! and taping The Following.

    Comment by Linstro – January 19, 2014 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking, shameless, girls and true detective!

    Comment by Tommy – January 19, 2014 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The shows I watch are repeats, so I’ll be viewing the SAG awards, even if I already know who won.

    Comment by tara17 – January 19, 2014 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will be watching Sherlock…taping The Following and True Detective.

    Comment by Linstro – January 19, 2014 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mid-season finale?! But Revenge only just came back! :(

    Comment by Ella – January 19, 2014 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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