On TV this Sunday: Treme comes to an end, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and others receive Kennedy Center Honors, Call the Midwife’s holiday special drops a bomb and Showtime serves up many Episodes. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Noon Breaking Bad (AMC) | The penultimate salvo in the cabler’s every-episode marathon continues, airing the Season 3 finale through the second episode of the final season.
2 pm Episodes (Showtime) | With Season 3 now just two weeks away, catch up on all 16 episodes… of Episodes… from the first two cycles.
7:30 pm Call the Midwife Holiday Special (PBS) | The nuns and dozens of local families are left homeless after an unexploded World War II bomb is found.
7:30 pm 60 Minutes (CBS) | Special time! The news program gets extreme, with reports on the Nile crocodile, Birdmen and other things that sound straight out of a fantasy novel.
8 pm Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (ABC) | HP fanatics (and parents looking to feel really old), now’s your chance to revisit the first film in the franchise.
8:20 pm Sunday Night Football (NBC) | In the last SNF matchup of the season, the Dallas Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) in a divisional showdown.
9 pm The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) | Opera singer Martina Arroyo, pianist/composer Herbie Hancock, recording artist Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and musician Carlos Santana are honored in the two-hour broadcast.
9 pm Treme (HBO) | Series finale, 75 minutes: Colson is offered a transfer, and guardians send Lambreaux home. On being able to give fans a proper finale, Khandi Alexander (who plays LaDonna) told TVLine, “It was very nice to wrap it up. I hope that it satisfies people’s need for closure.”
10:15 pm Getting On (HBO) | Season finale: An ailing patient’s daughter (Molly Shannon, Saturday Night Live) gets the travel runaround as her mother’s condition worsens. (Not yet renewed.)
10:45 pm Ja’mie (HBO) | Season finale: Ja’mie enlists her fellow prefects for a surprise performance at Presentation Day. (Not yet renewed.)
NEXT SUNDAY: Downton Abbey’s season premiere, The Good Wife and The Mentalist return
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