On 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.)
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