What to Watch Sunday: Finales for Mad Men and Veep, Diva's Back, Maids Gets Devious and More

mad-men-s6-finale-300On TV this Sunday: Mad Men‘s season finale is problematic, Veep wraps another term, Donald Sutherland crosses Lines, the Devious Maids report for work and Bravo honors James Gandolfini.

Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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6 pm Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) | A special rebroadcast of the late James Gandolfini’s appearance on the series, which originally aired Oct. 17, 2004.

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8 pm Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC) | Season 2 summer premiere: Sarah Palin’s daughters Bristol and Willow trade lives with Joan and Melissa Rivers. (There’s probably enough drama for a whole series, right?)

8 pm Cupcake Wars (Food Network) | The bakers compete for the chance to serve their creations at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.

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9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Season 5 premiere: Jane searches for Owen, who went missing after seeing her kiss Grayson before their wedding.

9 pm Whodunnit? (ABC) | Series premiere: In this competition series, 13 strangers play a high-stakes game of murder and intrigue at Rue Manor. In each episode, contestants face elimination as they try to determine the “killer” among them. (Sounds a lot like The Mole, but without Anderson Cooper’s impeccable hosting skills.)crossing-lines-series-premiere

9 pm Crossing Lines (NBC) | Two-hour series premiere: Former NYPD detective Carl Hickman (Prison Break‘s William Fichtner) has been called upon by the International Criminal Court’s special crimes unit to track down global felons. Under the watchful eye of ICC Inspector Michel Dorn (Donald Sutherland), Carl reluctantly joins the team.

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10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Season finale: “Don has a problem.” (See our suggestions for what that could possibly mean.) (Not yet formally renewed; check its current status.)

10 pm Copper (BBC America) | Season 2 premiere: Detective Corcoran must follow the rules of the new Sergeant Donovan (Donal Logue, Sons of Anarchy) as they hunt for missing boys.

10 pm Veep (HBO) | Season finale: With Selina’s future in doubt, the entire staff goes on a frenzied job hunt. (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Devious Maids (Lifetime) | Series premiere: Four Latina maids work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. In the pilot episode, after fellow maid Flora (Paula Garces, All My Children) is murdered, newcomer Marisol (Ana Ortiz, Ugly Betty) goes undercover to learn the truth of the crime. (Weigh in on the “controversial” premise.)

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  1. cat says:

    Why do you have Not yet renewed next to Mad men? It’s got one more season left.

  2. Gaby says:

    Whodunit? Sounds a lot like a show that was on a couple of years ago, I can’t recall the name of it but the winner was a NY firefighter that died in the towers on 9/11.

    I’m surprised no one has made the comparison, or maybe in the only one that watched it!

  3. Kim R says:

    The Killing not on? Rats. :(

  4. Saint Alicia says:

    Somebody better die tonight on Mad Men (*cough* Megan *cough*); there’s been so much foreshadowing, especially Don watching that crime PSA/political ad(?) on TV last ep.

  5. jimbo says:

    The Killing and Crossing Lines. I’m also hugely superexcited for Under the Dome on Monday.

  6. LynnH says:

    Mad Men
    The Killing
    Falling Skies
    Drop Dead Diva
    Will DVR Crossing Lines next Saturday

    Hey, why isn’t Copper mentioned in this article? It’s the season premiere!

  7. Maryann says:

    I am very glad I’m not relying on your recommendations to remember my favorites.


    Crossing Lines NBC (9-11 PM)

    Online, on demand or late night rebroadcast:

    Copper (BBC America) 10 PM, repeats at 11, 12, and 1
    Falling Skies (SyFy) 10 PM, repeats at 11
    True Blood (HBO) 9 PM, repeats at 11

    Devious Maids (Lifetime) 10 PM, repeats 11 PM – will likely only watch the first episode of this but want to check it out since it is supposed to be a murder mystery.

    I will watch The Killing after I finish catching up on Season 2.

  8. Brandy says:

    Drop Dead Diva, check out Devious Maids

  9. Kate says:

    I’m really looking forward to Drop Dead Diva and the Castle repeat on ABC.

  10. redjane12 says:

    WOW – No True Blood recommendation huh? I guess even TV Line is bored by now…

    I’ll be watching The Killing, no matter how often I have to avert my eyes during any given episode

  11. M says:

    Megan isn’t dying tonight, Matt Weiner already said so.

  12. Josh says:

    Dvring Whoodunnit? And Falling Skies. Love Falling Skies

  13. The season finale of Mad Men. Hope next season is going to be its last (fingers crossed).

  14. Mel says:

    I will be DVRing everything – The Killing, Devious Maids, Drop Dead Diva, Mad Men, Copper, Falling Skies, Veep, Family Ties, RHONJ, HGTV Star and Food Network Star) to watch at my leisure this week, except forTrue Blood (which has been must see TV for the family since the beginning). I love cable TV replays, don’t know what I’d do without them.

  15. JCK says:

    Inspector Lewis on PBS. There’s nothing like an English mystery to wind down the weekend.

  16. Joey says:

    The Killing, Falling Skies, and season finale of Mad Men.

  17. Holly says:

    The Killing and Mad Men

  18. Roni says:

    The Killing, Family Tree and Mad Men.

  19. bobbie says:

    The Killing, Veep, Crossing Lines Mad Men just doesn’t have enough Peggy in it.

  20. Charlie says:

    why isn’t true blood on this list?

  21. arial2 says:

    The Killing before anything else!

  22. mia says:

    Got excited for a minute there about Crossing Lines – thought Michael Dorn was finally back as a regular on my tv….but nope, just the character’s name. Lol.

  23. mia says:

    Lifetime came to Canada about a year ago, but I fail to see why they even bothered if they’re going to not broadcast their shows simultaneously. Runway gets aired months after its US showing and I have no idea when Drop Dead Diva is airing here. I’m just going to download the episodes.

  24. TVPeong says:

    I liked Crossing Lines and will continue to watch it over the summer.

  25. Eli says:

    I liked Whodunnit and will continue to watch it over the summer.