What to Watch Today

The Walking Dead 'Fauxnale' (and Spinoff!), black-ish Special, Good Lord Bird and More

The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 16

On TV this Sunday: The Walking Dead launches its second spinoff, Ethan Hawke’s Good Lord Bird takes flight and black-ish delivers a two-part election special. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC
    WNBA Finals

    The Seattle Storm (1-0) lead the Las Vegas Aces in Game 2 of the series, live from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

  • ABC
    NBA Finals

    The Los Angeles Lakers (2-0) attempt to maintain their lead over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the championship series.

  • The CW

    Season 2 premiere: Jax and Xander track a fugitive that threatens to destroy the universe with a mysterious weapon; Roxanne McKee (Dominion) takes over as Jax’s mother, Eve (previously played by Charisma Carpenter).

  • Starz
    Power Book II: Ghost

    Midseason finale: Tariq worries Brayden’s relationship will jeopardize their business; Tariq gets news that could blow up Tasha’s case. (Read preview.)

  • Fox
    The Simpsons

    Marge and Homer imagine an alternate version of ancient Rome where Homer is more driven in his career; Michael Palin (Monty Python) guest-voices. (Best characters ranked!)

  • PBS
    Flesh and Blood

    Stateside premiere: When their recently widowed mom finds new love, the lives of three siblings are disrupted by secrets, lies and betrayals that eventually lead to a murder; Imelda Staunton (The Crown) and Russell Tovey (Years and Years) star.

  • Showtime
    The Good Lord Bird

    Limited series premiere: A young slave (played by Joshua Caleb Johnson) in 1856 Kansas joins a motley crew of soldiers after he is freed by abolitionist John Brown (Ethan Hawke); Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) also stars.

  • HBO
    Lovecraft Country

    Tic and Leti try protect their future after a visitor from Tic’s past arrives at the boarding house; Diana is caught in Captain Lancaster’s crosshairs.

  • AMC
    The Walking Dead

    Originally intended as the Season 10 finale (before AMC ordered six additional episodes to air in 2021), Beta takes part in the final battle of the Whisperer War. (Read preview; best characters ranked!)

  • ABC
    black-ish Election Special

    After Junior discovers that he’s been purged from the polls, an animated portion finds Dre getting caught up in fundraising politics after a colleague decides to run for Congress; Desus and Mero and former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives Stacey Abrams guest-star. (Get first look.)

  • PBS

    Stateside premiere: On the brink of a geomagnetic solar storm, Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Once Upon a Time’s Robert Carlyle) must navigate the crisis while maintaining control of the political and personal fallout; Victoria Hamilton (The Crown), Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) and David Haig (Killing Eve) co-star.

  • Showtime
    The Comedy Store

    The five-part doucseries chronicles the evolution of comedy from within the walls of the iconic L.A. club. (Watch trailer.)

  • FX

    Zelmare and Swanee free the Smutnys of debt; Deafy and Odis team up; Josto seeks revenge. These names! (Season 4 premiere earned a grade of “B+.”)

  • CNN
    First Ladies

    The six-part docuseries profiles Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • AMC
    The Walking Dead: World Beyond

    Series premiere: The two-season drama follows the first generation of survivors raised after the zombie apocalypse; Alexa Mansour (The Resident), Aliyah Royale (The Red Line), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Nico Tortorella (Younger) and Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin) star. (Read review.)