On TV this Sunday: Madam Secretary is sworn in, The Good Wife stands her ground, Liv & Maddie get bratty in their sophomore premiere and Masters of Sex is ready for its close-up. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.
Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and 5 More Premieres
Airs at 7 pm PT | Season 47 premiere: Among other stories, the news magazine tackles a major tax refund scam that the IRS has been unable to stop. (Is this about Ausiello claiming his Snapple as a deduction?)
Season 7 premiere: Miss Marple investigates the death of a fellow guest at a lavish island hotel. Then at 9:30, she helps an old friend and her son find work.
Airs at 8 pm PT | Series premiere: Tea Leoni (The Naked Truth) stars as a former CIA agent who is abruptly appointed Secretary of State and promptly faced with an international hostage situation. Tim Daly (Private Practice), Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) and Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof) also star. Note: An encore airs after The Good Wife. (Read our First Impression!)
Liv & Maddie
Season 2 premiere: The family gets ready to compete against one another in the Wisconsin Cheddar-Brat Fest… but Liv’s premiere of Space Werewolves is the same night. Oops! (See new cast photos!)
Nucky hosts a prospective “big fish” partner from Boston. Meanwhile, Luciano and Siegel meet with Narcisse in Harlem.
Witches of East End
If you’ve recovered from last week’s heartbreaker: Joanna is devastated by Tarkoff’s actions and tries to take drastic measures, and Dash’s secrets start to come out. (Get scoop from Rachel Boston.)
The Good Wife
In the very final unaired episode, Roger has a one-night stand with an alien voiced by Kim Kardashian. (The series jumps to TBS for Season 11, starting Oct. 30.)
Masters of Sex
A television crew arrives to document Masters and Johnson’s work. Fortunately, Masters is great under pressure these days.
Frank is blackmailed, and Abby finds comfort in the arms of the alluring Elodie.
Series premiere: In the rapidly urbanizing Old Town, Mr. Goodman (voiced by Bob’s Burgers’ Jay Johnston) and his family live with their lovable collie, Mr. Pickles, who has a secret Satanic streak.
Season 9 premiere: Early gets involved in the fight for marriage equality.
NEXT SUNDAY: ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Resurrection and Revenge, Fox’s The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Family Guy and CBS’ CSI all premiere, while Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex air their finales.