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Genius: Aretha Premiere, The Simpsons No. 700, American Gods Finale and More

Genius: Aretha Cynthia Erivo

On TV this Sunday: Aretha Franklin takes the stage in NatGeo’s Genius, The Simpsons hits another huge milestone and American Gods wraps its third season. Here are 16 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

    Sixteen games: Central Michigan vs. Iowa (at 12:00 pm, on ESPN); Marquette vs. Virginia Tech (12pm, ESPNU); Wake Forest vs. Oklahoma State (1 pm, ESPN2); Idaho State vs. Kentucky (2 pm, ESPN); Middle Tennessee vs. Tennessee (2pm, ABC); Florida Gulf Coast vs. Michigan (3 pm, ESPN2); North Carolina A&T vs. NC State (4 pm, ESPN); Jackson State vs. Baylor (4 pm, ABC); Stephen F. Austin vs. Georgia Tech (4:30 pm, ESPNU); South Dakota State vs. Syracuse (5:30 pm, ESPN2); Mercer vs. South Carolina (6 pm, ESPN); Florida State vs. Oregon State (7:30 pm, ESPN2); High Point vs. UConn (8 pm, ESPN); Lehigh vs. West Virginia (8 pm, ESPNU); Washington State vs. South Florida (9:30 pm, ESPN2); Utah Valley vs. Stanford (10 pm, ESPN).

  • CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
    NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

    Eight games: Illinois vs. Loyola Chicago (at 12:10 pm, on CBS); Baylor vs. Wisconsin (2:40 pm, CBS); West Virginia vs. Syracuse (5:15 pm, CBS); Arkansas vs. Texas Tech (6:10 pm, TNT); Houston vs. Rutgers (7:10 pm, TBS); Florida vs. Oral Roberts (7:45 pm, truTV); Villanova vs. North Texas (8:45 pm, TNT); Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State (9:40 pm, TBS).

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep

    In this animated version of the 1968 classic, the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) learn there’s something sinister in the pipes of a gas refinery.

  • Starz
    American Gods

    Season 3 finale: The gods mourn a loss; Bilquis arrives at an unexpected revelation; Shadow embraces his destiny. (Read Ep 9 recap and finale preview. )

  • ABC
    American Idol

    As Hollywood Week begins, fan favorites from auditions return to the stage for the Genre Challenge. (A second episode airs Monday at 8 pm.)

  • Fox
    The Simpsons

    In the series’ 700th (!) episode, the family discovers a never-before-seen room in their house, and a secret of Flanders’ is revealed. (Watch sneak peek.)

  • The CW
    Charmed

    The Charmed Ones take on the Tomb of Chaos, while navigating hurdles in their professional lives. (Already renewed!)

  • NatGeo
    Genius: Aretha

    Season 3 premiere (two episodes per night, through Wednesday): Aretha Franklin (The Outsider‘s Cynthia Erivo) records her first album with Atlantic Records; Courtney B. Vance (People v. O.J.) and David Cross (Mr. Show) co-star. (Read showrunner interview, plus director Q&A.)

  • Starz
    The Gloaming

    Series premiere (special time): A woman’s murder links to a 20-year-old case; Emma Booth (Once Upon a Time) and Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake) star.

  • EPIX
    Pennyworth

    Bet and Peggy Sykes attempt to rescue their friend, Lord Harwood; Alfred prepares to leave England for good.

  • HBO
    Q: Into the Storm

    Docuseries premiere (two episodes): A three-year look inside the evolution of “Q” examines how it utilizes conspiracy theories to influence politics.

  • Showtime
    Shameless

    Frank aims to pull one last heist with the old gang; Mickey and Ian learn a shocking truth; Liam looks for a new place to live. (Read Episode 8 post mortem.)

  • CNN
    Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

    Season 1 finale: In Sicily, Tucci tastes the region’s unique grapes and reflects on its locals’ hospitality.

  • AMC
    The Walking Dead

    When Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko and Princess are captured and separated by mysterious troopers, Princess relives her traumatic past. (Read Ep. 19 recap.)

  • NBC
    Good Girls

    The ladies look for a fall guy to take Dean’s place in jail; Annie feels increasingly distant from Ben. (Fall behind? Read Episode 2 recap.)

  • CNN
    Lincoln: Divided We Stand

    Docuseries finale: A manhunt for Lincoln’s killer begins; the assassination shines a light on civil rights struggles, from Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter.


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