What to Watch Today

Coronavirus Fundraiser, Call the Midwife Returns and More

Elton John Living Room Concert for America

On TV this Sunday: Elton John lords over a fundraiser for medical professionals treating coronavirus patients, country music icon Garth Brooks receives a prestigious honor and Call the Midwife delivers Season 9. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC
    American Idol

    The Top 40 perform in Hawaii, where they await their final judgement and the chance to compete for America’s vote. (How will pandemic alter schedule?)

  • PBS
    Call the Midwife

    Season 9 premiere: Dr. Turner and Nurse Crane face a diphtheria outbreak; the team finds an abandoned baby in a garbage can.

  • CBS
    God Friended Me

    The God account tells Miles to help a hospital administrator (Person of Interest‘s Amy Acker) and her daughter, but worries that his efforts will hurt Ali’s chances of being accepted into a new cancer drug trial.

  • Starz

    Roger crosses enemy lines, where he finds himself in grave danger; the Brown brothers threaten Claire’s attempts to treat the wounded. (Fall behind? Read Episode 6 recap.)

  • Showtime

    Season 7 premiere (formerly on HBO): Hind Hassan investigates the resurgence of ISIS, while Krishna Andavolu explores the urgency of personal security and digital identity.

  • Fox
    iHeart Living Room Concert for America

    One hour, commercial-free: This special pays tribute to, and raises money for, medical professionals treating coronavirus patients; Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Dave Grohl, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Sam Smith, Backstreet Boys and Tim McGraw perform; Elton John hosts.

  • PBS
    Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Songs

    90 minutes: At the age of 57, the country icon becomes the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious honor; Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Stapleton and Ricky Skaggs perform.

  • AMC
    The Walking Dead

    Eugene leads a group on a mission to meet Stephanie; the survivors deal with the aftermath of the Hilltop fire. (Read exit interview with Performer of the Week Danai Gurira.)

  • HBO

    “If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, don’t blame the mirror,” reads yet another cryptic synopsis.

  • Showtime
    Black Monday

    An office mystery keeps Yassir and Wayne busy; Blair’s new connection puts Dawn in a tricky spot.

  • NBC
    Good Girls

    While trying to help Max seek revenge, Ruby’s life is put in grave danger; Stan realizes his side gig isn’t what it seems. (Fall behind? Read Episode 6 recap.)

  • HBO
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

    Oliver returns with his first episode taped at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.