On TV this Sunday: Better Call Saul introduces Jimmy McGill, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver returns for a bigger second season, The Walking Dead is back and the Grammys sing the music biz’s praises. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.
The Walking Dead and John Oliver Return, Better Call Saul and The Jinx Debut, Grammys and More
Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life
This featurette goes behind the scenes of Season 5’s sets in Croatia, Spain and Ireland to reveal how Westeros comes to life.
Slated to perform are Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Hozier and Jessie J, among others. (But, at the risk of breaking teen girls’ hearts everywhere, no Taylor Swift.)
The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst
Series premiere: New York real estate mogul scion Robert Durst has been accused of three murders in 30 years — but never convicted. In this six-part, Serial-like docuseries, director Andrew Jarecki and producer Marc Smerling (of the Oscar-nominated doc Capturing the Friedmans) uncover new information about the unsolved crimes.
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World
In this three-hour special presentation, five American competitors battle players from Japan and Europe.
The EE British Academy Film Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts honors the year’s best cinematic performances.
The Walking Dead
Winter premiere: A slight detour may offer the group the solution it’s been seeking. Not that you should get your hopes up or anything. (Talking Dead returns at 11:15 pm.)
30 for 30
In the series’ latest documentary, “Of Miracles and Men,” the Soviets’ side of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey game is told.
When Lois takes Peter to open a checking account, they discover that his first name is actually… Justin?! Also, Quagmire unknowingly gets into trouble with his mother (guest voice Allison Janney, Mom).
An old spark flares in Violet’s heart. Plus, Bates reveals the truth to Anna.
Better Call Saul
Series premiere: This Breaking Bad spinoff, set six years before Walter White ever knew how to cook meth, follows lawyer Saul Goodman’s (Bob Odenkirk) humble beginnings as Jimmy McGill. Jonathan Banks reprises the role of Mike Ehrmantraut. (Read preview.)
House of Lies
When the partnership between Ellis and Maya reaches a boiling point, Marty devises a plan that Jeannie opposes.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Season 2 premiere: The weekly satire returns for a 35-episode (!) run, examining the most buzz-worthy events of the week. (Read preview.)