What to Watch Tonight

The Walking Dead and John Oliver Return, Better Call Saul and The Jinx Debut, Grammys and More

Walking Dead Returns

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.

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  • HBO
    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.

  • CBS
    Grammy Awards

    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.)

  • HBO
    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.

  • NBC
    American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World

    In this three-hour special presentation, five American competitors battle players from Japan and Europe.

  • BBC America
    The EE British Academy Film Awards

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts honors the year’s best cinematic performances.

  • AMC
    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.)

  • ESPN
    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.

  • Fox
    Family Guy

    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).

  • PBS
    Downton Abbey

    An old spark flares in Violet’s heart. Plus, Bates reveals the truth to Anna.

  • AMC
    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.)

  • Showtime
    House of Lies

    When the partnership between Ellis and Maya reaches a boiling point, Marty devises a plan that Jeannie opposes.

  • HBO
    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.)

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  1. Matt C. says:

    The Walking Dead, FINALLY!

  2. Maryann says:

    Better Call Saul
    Grantchester on Masterpiece

  3. Josh says:

    The Simpsons
    Family Guy
    The Walking Dead
    Talking Dead

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, and Talking Dead.

  5. webly3 says:

    The Walking Dead
    Better Call Saul
    Grammy Awards

    DVR: Family Guy & Brooklyn Nine-Nine (if that’s on)

  6. Jenna says:

    The Jinx
    Better Call Saul
    John Oliver

  7. FatherOctavian says:

    I’m confused, I thought the yellow highlighted entry was the one in the photo. Is Rick Grimes coming to “Better Call Saul”? :)

  8. herman1959 says:

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Downton Abbey

  9. Carol C says:

    Downton Abbey and Grantchester

  10. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Finally AMC Sundays is BACK!!
    Better Call Saul…….maybe

  11. murley says:

    Brooklyn nine-nine!

  12. Ron says:

    I honestly don’t even know where to begin. So many things I need to watch are on tonight. It’s crazy. I have to honestly sit and map out how I’m going to watch all of the things.

  13. eva says:

    B99 ad Shameless. John Oliver highlights on YouTube, probably.

  14. James says:

    Walking Dead
    Better call Saul
    Downton Abby

  15. Since says:

    Better Call Saul
    Last Week Tonight

  16. mika02 says:

    KC Undercover

  17. Alex Mindev says:

    The Walking Dead (live)
    Black Sails (from saturday night) DVR
    Talking Dead (live)

  18. Jimmy says:

    The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul!!! So pumped for tonight!

  19. bj says:


  20. Tran says:

    Walking Dead and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I’ll skip the Grammys because I’m really NOT in the mood for spending three and a half hours of pure awards show boredom.

  21. Samantha says:

    Shameless and TWD

  22. wrstlgirl says:

    Watch The Walking Dead. Shameless, Talking Dead, Better Call Saul on DVR. Hope Better Call Saul is better than the previews because those look completely ridiculous.

  23. LAwoman says:

    It will take all week to get through but
    Family Guy
    Walking Dead
    Better Call Saul
    Talking Dead
    Downton Abbey

  24. Justin Burnell says:

    The Walking Dead
    Better Call Saul
    Grammy Awards

  25. Ally Oop says:

    Downton Abbey for moi. And Heartland.

  26. Cheryl says:

    Why no love for Grantchester on TVLine? As much as I love them, there ARE quality shows other than Downton and Sherlock on PBS.