What to Watch Today

'Treehouse of Horror' XXXI, Hugh Laurie's Roadkill and More

the simpsons treehouse of horror 31 fox

On TV this Sunday: The stars of Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale and Supergirl team for a Hallmark Christmas movie, Hugh Laurie fronts the UK political drama Roadkill, and The Simpsons reenters the Treehouse of Horror. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Lifetime
    The Christmas Aunt

    TV-movie premiere: Rebecca (The Cosby Show‘s Keshia Knight Pulliam) returns home before Christmas to watch over her niece and nephew, and reconnects with her childhood best friend (The 100‘s Jarod Joseph). (View full “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    On the 12th Date of Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: A pair of game designers (Galavant‘s Mallory Jansen and Letterkenny‘s Tyler Hynes) team up to create a romantic, holiday-themed scavenger hunt. (Get the complete “Countdown to Christmas” lineup.)

  • The CW
    Pandora

    Xander and Jett head out to save Ralen from an intergalactic fight club; Jax attempts to gain intel from a Sumi princess.

  • Fox
    The Simpsons

    In the 31st “Treehouse of Horror,” the family parodies Spider-Pig Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Lisa has a shocking ninth birthday; and the 2020 election (somehow) becomes even more terrifying. (Watch sneak peek.)

  • NBC
    Sunday Night Football

    The Dallas Cowboys visit the Philadelphia Eagles, live from Lincoln Financial Field.

  • AMC
    Fear the Walking Dead

    A mysterious death sends John on an introspective investigation. (Fall behind? Read Episode 3 recap.)

  • Showtime
    The Good Lord Bird

    Onion and John Cook await Brown’s arrival at Harper’s Ferry. (Stephen Colbert’s returning to Showtime for Election Night!)

  • PBS
    Roadkill

    Stateside premiere: House vet Hugh Laurie plays UK government minister Peter Laurence, whose life is rocked by a pair of scandals; Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) co-star.

  • HBO
    The Undoing

    After seeking refuge at her father’s house, Grace fields heaps of personal questions from inquisitive detectives. (Is Nicole Kidman singing theme song?)

  • FX
    Fargo

    While Loy works on taking down his demons, Josto makes a bold move.

  • Showtime
    The Comedy Store

    Docuseries finale: Owner Mitzi Shore’s death hits The Store hard; the current state of the iconic club is explored. (Desus & Mero‘s season finale airs at 11.)

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Holly & Ivy

    TV-movie premiere: Melody (Pretty Little Liars‘ Janel Parrish) renovates her fixer-upper with the help of contractor Adam (Supergirl‘s Jeremy Jordan) after she agrees to adopt the titular daughters of her ill-fated next-door neighbor Nina (Riverdale‘s Marisol Nichols).


    ♦ ON THIS DATE IN TV HISTORY
    On. Nov. 1, 1972, That Certain Summer — the first
    TV-movie to sympathetically deal with homosexuality,
    starring Hal Holbrook and  Martin Sheen —
    aired as ABC’s Movie of the Week.