On TV this Sunday: True Detective takes on a brand new case, The Last Ship bounces back from defeat, HBO debuts Ballers and The Brink and A.D. comes to an end. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Today
True Detective, Ballers, Last Ship and 6 Other Premieres, A.D. Finale, Peabody Awards and More
Celebrity Family Feud
Season 2 premiere: black-ish’s Anthony Anderson pits his family against singer Toni Braxton’s; Parenthood’s Monica Potter takes on chef Curtis Stone.
Season 2 premiere: The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers (In Bruges’ Colin Farrell, Aloha’s Rachel McAdams and Friday Night Lights’ Taylor Kitsch) and a career criminal (Wedding Crashers’ Vince Vaughn).
The Last Ship
Season 2 premiere (two hours): After the horrifying discoveries in Baltimore, Chandler and his team join forces with an underground resistance.
Series premiere: This competition series pits homemade robots against each other in a tournament-style format. Fox Sports’ Molly McGrath hosts.
Miniseries premiere: This remake stars Aidan Turner (Being Human) as an English army officer who returns home after fighting in the American Revolution.
A.D.: The Bible Continues
Season finale: Caligula’s statue draws everyone to the battleground of the Temple, while the disciples stand firm on Jesus’ message. (Not yet renewed.)
Among this year’s winners for excellence in electronic media: comedienne Amy Schumer, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver and The CW’s Jane the Virgin.
Tragic news greets Thom as the agency tries to sell the Army on fear as a marketing strategy.
Series premiere: After the unexpected demise of a friend and teammate, a retired football star (San Andreas’ Dwayne Johnson) ramps up his efforts to build a new career. Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital), Omar Miller (CSI: Miami), John David Washington (Malcolm X) and Donovan Carter also star.
The Crimson Field
Miniseries premiere: In a field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors and nurses work to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. Stars Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Marianne Oldham (Foyle’s War) and newcomer Alice St. Clair.
Repeat to Revisit: Castle fans, have the time of your lives with this rerun of the Caskett wedding episode. (BTW, who could this new series regular be?)
The Creature unleashes his rage on Frankenstein over Lily. (Uh-oh.) Plus, Malcolm goes to confront Evelyn. (Revisit Eva Green’s standout Season 1 scene.)
Halt and Catch Fire
Joe and Gordon reunite to bring about Joe’s vision, and tensions run high between Cameron and Donna.
Series premiere: This dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on the Secretary of State (Tim Robbins, The Spoils of Babylon), a State Department bureaucrat (Jack Black, Drunk History) and a pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black).
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Final season premiere: Master Shake learns that Abraham Lincoln’s Lunch Links are now available. (Weirdest. Synopsis. Ever.)