What to Watch Tonight

HBO's Vice Principals Start Work, Power Returns and More


On TV this Sunday: Eastbound & Down, Justified and Cougar Town vets return to primetime, a Good Wife fave endures a round of Match Game and Power struggles to maintain honor. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Nickelodeon
    Kids' Choice Sports

    Seahawks QB Russell Wilson hosts this annual honoring of children’s favorite athletes, teams and sports moments. Scheduled to appear are Michael Strahan, Stephen Curry, Cam Newton and Kobe Bryant, among others.

  • Starz
    Power

    Season 3 premiere: James prepares to leave Ghost behind; Angela must choose either love or honor; Tasha deals with Shawn’s death. (Read preview.)

  • HBO
    The Night Of

    Naz receives counsel from attorney John Stone; Detective Dennis Box takes a closer look at the crime. (What did you think of Episode 1?)

  • TNT
    The Last Ship

    Chandler readies the final component of his plan; Michener contemplates the fate of his presidency.

  • AMC
    Preacher

    Jesse partakes in a battle of arms to protect his church from Quincannon and the Meat Men; Tulip attempts to save a friend.

  • Showtime
    Ray Donovan

    Ray visits with a Hollywood hotshot to get the mob off of his back; Abby joins Lena and an ex for a night out on the town.

  • AMC
    Ride With Norman Reedus

    Season 1 finale: Easy Rider‘s Peter Fonda joins Norman for a ride from Naples to Key West, Fla. (Not yet renewed.)

  • ABC
    Match Game

    Guests include SNL‘s Leslie Jones, The Mindy Project‘s Ike Barinholtz, Good Wife grad Josh Charles and sitcom vets Leah Remini (King of Queens), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Jack McBrayer (30 Rock).

  • VH1
    VH1 Live

    Series premiere: CNN/BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill hosts this weekly talker about gossip/pop culture. His first guest? Basketball Wives’ Shaunie O’Neal.

  • HBO
    Ballers

    Season 2 premiere: Spencer faces off with a former adversary after agreeing to appear on a talk show; Ricky gets bad news before his birthday.

  • TV Land
    The Jim Gaffigan Show

    Part 2 of 3: Will Ferrell reaches out to Jim about working on an exciting project; comedian John Mulaney also guest-stars.

  • HBO
    Vice Principals

    Series premiere: When a high school principal announces his retirement, his two vice principals (Eastbound & Down‘s Danny McBride and Justified‘s Walton Goggins) stop at nothing to land his job; Busy Phillips (Cougar Town), Georgia King (The New Normal), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Devious Maids), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) and Sheaun McKinney (Know Thy Enemy) co-star. (Watch trailer.)

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19 Comments
  1. flowerduh says:

    Power
    Ballers
    Vice Principal
    Ray Donovan
    Roadies
    Next Food network star
    Preacher
    Motive

    Thank God most of these shows have repeats throughout the night. My DVR is going to be working overtime!

    • haldrey says:

      Yep, mine too. Something that’s is hard to do during the regular season since the major networks do not repeat.

  2. Dan the critic says:

    The Last Ship, Big Brother

  3. kirads09 says:

    The Night Of
    The Last Ship
    Motive

  4. Barbara John says:

    The Last Ship
    The Night of
    Motive.

  5. LADY_in_MD says:

    Food network star
    Murder in the first
    Ballers
    And will check out Vice Principals

  6. Sara says:

    It would be interesting to see Goggins in a comedy, so I might check it out

  7. Kevin K says:

    Kids Choice Sports and The Last Ship

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Preacher and Ride With Norman Reedus. DVR The Jim Gaffigan Show.

  9. haldrey says:

    Ray Donovan
    The Last Ship
    Motive
    Preacher
    Power
    The Night Of
    Murder in the First

  10. haldrey says:

    TV Line, how about adding a ‘like’ button?

  11. Lyn says:

    Hollywood Game Night
    Inspector Lewis [PBS]
    The Best Man [TCM]

  12. Chaosrainz says:

    The Last Ship
    Motive

  13. Brian says:

    Great night for TV.

    Will be watching..

    Power
    Ray Donovan
    Ballers
    Vice Principals

  14. I just have to say ... says:

    The Last Ship
    Murder in the First
    .
    Both casts livetweet during the show, so I will be rewatching both eps again tomorrow night, as well.

  15. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    The Night Of
    Vice Principals
    Celebrity Family Feud
    Preacher
    Ride W. Norman Reedus

  16. LAwoman says:

    Ray Donovan
    Ballers
    Vice Principals
    The Night Of
    Preacher
    Ride with Norman Reedus