What to Watch Today

Zoey's Playlist Is Back, Outlander and Good Girls Return, NCIS: New Orleans, American Idol and More

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' 1x02

On TV this Sunday: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist presses play on Episode 2, NCIS: New Orleans is on the move and Outlander is back for Season 5. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC
    American Idol

    Season 18 premiere: Wannabes search for stardom, as auditions get underway in in Savannah, Ga., Milwaukee, Wis., Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

  • AMC
    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    Basic cable premiere: In this Breaking Bad follow-up, which was first released on Netflix, fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) tries to outrun his past. (Read film recap; get Better Call Saul return date.)

  • Starz

    Season 5 premiere: After Brianna and Roger’s wedding wraps up, Governor Tryon reminds Jamie of his task to kill Murtagh Fitzgibbons. (Read preview; watch trailer.)

  • History

    Three-night docuseries: This six-hour event “chips away at the bronzed and marbled image” of America’s first president; Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) serves as narrator. (Watch trailer; continues Monday at 8/7c.)

  • Fox

    Series premiere: This animated entry follows a “spectacularly average” 15-year-old boy (voiced by Parks and Rec‘s Amy Poehler); Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Riki Lindhome (Another Period) and Rashida Jones (Parks and Rec) co-star.

  • HGTV
    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    Reboot premiere: Designers Breegan Jane, Darren Keefe and Carrie Locklyn work on a new space for a single mom and her five kids; Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) serves as host.

  • CNN
    Race for the White House

    Season 2 premiere: The historic 2008 election between Barack Obama and John McCain is explored; Mahershala Ali (True Detective) serves as narrator.

  • EPIX
    War of the Worlds

    Series premiere: In this French import loosely based on H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi tale, aliens crash-land on Earth, dead-set on wiping out mankind; Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) star.

  • NBC
    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

    Regular time slot premiere: In Episode 2, Zoey tries to control her new abilities, while the rest of her family finds hope in Mitch’s medical victory. (Episode 1 re-airs at 8 pm; read recap.)

  • NBC
    Good Girls

    Season 3 premiere: Beth struggles to process her guilt in the wake of Rio’s death; Agent Turner complicates the women’s latest business venture. (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS
    NCIS: New Orleans

    Time slot premiere: The team worries when an undercover Sebastian goes MIA. (Meet the new Special Agent!)

  • EPIX
    Slow Burn

    Docuseries premiere: Based on the podcast of the same name, Leon Neyfakh examines the Watergate crisis, while touching on other politically turbulent times.

  • CNN
    The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty

    Docuseries premiere: This six-part series tells the story of British Royal Family, including the struggles, divorces and scandals they endured.

  • HBO
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

    Season 7 premiere: Oliver returns after a three-month break. (Luckily, the news cycle has been relatively quiet during that time.)