On TV this Sunday: The Walking Dead makes a grim return, The Beatles get A Grammy Salute, the Girls try something new and HBO previews Game of Thrones. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute (CBS) | Get your fangirl screams ready: Fifty years to the day, date and time of The Beatles’ legendary first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, artists including Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and more will cover songs originally performed by the Fab Four.
8:45 pm Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing (HBO) | Can’t wait for the April 6 premiere? This 15-minute sneak peek offers a first look at Season 4, featuring episode clips and cast interviews. (And if you haven’t checked out all-new Season 4 photos… what are you waiting for?)
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Midseason premiere: While Rick deals with old wounds, prison residents wonder if survival will be enough.
9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Robert and Thomas make a sudden trip that complicates everyone’s lives; Mary and Blake come together over… pigs? (Hey, whatever works!)
9 pm True Detective (HBO) | Hart and Cohle follow a series of dangerous leads in an effort to locate prime suspect Reggie Ledoux.
9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Fiona’s bad decisions boil over; Lip gets a surprise at college.
10 pm Girls (HBO) | Hannah gets a job at GQ, but frets that the corporate environment will kill her creativity.
10 pm Talking Dead (AMC) | Midseason premiere: Host Chris Hardwick returns, alongside special guests, for a live (and always slightly awkward) discussion of The Walking Dead’s latest installment.
10:30 pm Episodes (Showtime) | Sean and Beverly’s future looks tenuous, Merc steals his ex-wife’s artwork and Matt navigates a Television Critics Association press tour party.
Midnight Comic Book Men (AMC) | Midseason premiere: The Stash throws a party for Superman’s 75th birthday. (Sadly, the men of The Big Bang Theory aren’t invited.)
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