On TV this Sunday: After the Patriots take on the Falcons, Fox’s new 24 tries out its own running game. Plus, a secret is kept on Mercy Street and HBO’s hip, Young Pope is going down. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Super Bowl LI, Halftime Goes Gaga, 24: Legacy and More
The basic cabler is referring to its feline football event as a “cat-stravaganza,” which we think is just the purrfect pun; Beth Stern hosts.
Who will walk away with this year’s Lom-bark-i trophy? It’s Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff in the 13th annual canine championship contest.
Last but not least, don’t pass up an oppor-tuna-ty to watch the Los Angeles Clams face off against the Buffalo Gills.
This hour features an extended cut of Charlie Rose’s report on the Tony-winning Hamilton, and an in-depth look at the Pope’s Choir.
The Greens harbor an ugly secret; McBurney plans to send Mary home.
Flint gives in to Billy’s authority; Eleanor thinks up a plan for Rogers; Silver relies on an unlikely source.
Victoria and Albert consider marriage; questions arise about whether the queen will “obey” her foreign prince.
The Young Pope
Voiello contemplates different ways to take down Lenny after a would-be priest’s suicide leads to a string of negative publicity.
Series premiere (following the Big Game): Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) stars as Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger attempting to stop a devastating attack on U.S. soil; Miranda Otto (Homeland), Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue), Teddy Sears (The Flash) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) co-star. (Regularly airing Mondays at 8 pm, beginning Feb. 6; get scoop; watch trailer.)