On TV this Sunday: American Idol and Good Girls return, HBO airs a controversial Michael Jackson exposé and newly minted Oscar-winner Free Solo makes its basic cable debut. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
Idol and Good Girls Return, Oscar-Winning Free Solo, Leaving Neverland and More
Season 17 premiere (120 minutes): Ryan Seacrest, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie begin the search for America’s next singing sensation. (A second episode airs Wednesday at 8.)
Docuseries premiere (Part 1 of 2): From filmmaker Dan Reed comes this polarizing exposé on the lives of two men who as young boys were allegedly abused by Michael Jackson. (Part 2 airs Monday at 8 pm.)
World of Dance
Time slot premiere (120 minutes): The Qualifiers continue with judges J.Lo, Derek Hough and NE-YO.
BET Social Awards
Jess Hilarious (Rel) and “social media guru” DC Young Fly host this celebration of the best and worst of the Internet, live from Atlanta.
God Friended Me
Miles and Cara help a woman who went into a coma the night before her wedding; Rakesh meets a man (Taken’s Adam Goldberg) who may be involved with the God account.
Supergirl faces off against a recently freed Manchester Black and his new team of anti-alien allies, The Elite; a shocking truth about Ben is revealed.
Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story
Documentary premiere (150 minutes): This film chronicles the life of the Fox News founder as he steers the conservative movement through the Nixon presidency, the birth of the Tea Party and the rise of President Donald Trump.
The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power
Docuseries premiere (120 minutes): This six-part program explores the Bush family’s internal dynamics and drive for power; Ed Harris (Westworld) narrates.
Basic cable premiere (120 minutes): This Oscar-winning docu follows rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park — without a rope!
The Walking Dead
65 minutes: One community works to ease internal tensions, as another group’s true nature comes to light; a rescue mission has deadly consequences.
Season 3 finale: The world watches as the Great Exhibition gets underway. (Not yet renewed.)
In the penultimate Season 9 episode, Frank’s injury gets in the way of Fiona’s attempts to stabilize her life. (Read preview from Emmy Rossum.)
Quagmire, Joe and Cleveland help Peter with his diet; Louis decides to write a romance novel.
Season 2 premiere: As the writers told TVLine’s Inside Line about the standoff between Beth and Rio, “What happens in the wake of the trigger being pulled will have life-changing consequences that ripple through the entire season for Beth, Ruby and Annie.” Meanwhile, “Stan’s discovery that Ruby and the others robbed the grocery store will test the strength of their marriage and endanger his new position as a police officer, especially when FBI Agent Jim Turner uncovers Stan’s connection to the women.”
Time slot premiere: Pitches include all-natural baked goods, a surprise twist on yoga, and a product that lets you, um, shower in public.