On TV this Sunday: Jenny From the Block emcees the American Music Awards, a Lion King sequel roars at the Disney Channel, Saints & Strangers attend the first Thanksgiving and John Oliver tackles his last Week Tonight. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.
Saints & Strangers, Disney's New Lion King, AMAs and More
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
In this sequel to The Lion King, Simba’s son Kion (voiced by The Strain’s Max Charles) assembles a squad of animal friends with which to protect the Pride Lands. Rob Lowe (The Grinder), Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and, of course, James Earl Jones (aka Mufasa) also lend their voices. (Watch a sneak peek.)
American Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez hosts this year’s ceremony, which features performances from Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Walk the Moon, One Direction and more.
For her dream assignment, an ad exec (90210’s Jessica Lowndes) is paired with a high-powered photographer — who just happens to be her ex-beau (Christopher Russell, Flashpoint).
When Terry leaves Jake in charge of entertaining his pregnant wife so he can work a case, her water breaks sooner than expected; Holt confronts his ex (Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman).
Season finale, two hours: Madeleine gets a shock, Aafrin makes two fateful decisions and Ramu’s fate is in Ralph’s hands. (Renewed.)
Saints & Strangers
This four-hour TV-movie (Part 2 airs Monday) follows the 101 men, women and children who boarded the Mayflower for a one-way trip to the New World. Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) and Anna Camp (True Blood) star. (Watch a sneak peek.)
The Walking Dead
Alexandria is finally able to begin pulling itself back together, and peace is embraced between the two groups. (Wait, what? Is this really a Walking Dead synopsis? It’s so happy.)
Carrie needs Allison’s help, and Quinn’s plans change. (Who earned a Performer of the Week mention?)
In the wake of Kevin’s desperate (and possibly fatal?) decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge.
Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation
Filmed at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Theatre, the Daily Show host tackles terrorism, racial tensions in America and Ebola, among other topics.
When Avery’s friend, an Interpol agent, is murdered by the No. 1 criminal on FBI Cyber’s Most Wanted List, she risks her life to capture the killer.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Season finale: We’re not sure what Oliver plans to tackle in the Season 2 finale, but we can be sure of one thing: F-bombs. (Renewed for two more seasons.)