Television Sunday: The Killing, Game of Thrones, Breakout Kings & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 8, 2012

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Game of Thrones Season 1 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has 10th season finale of CSI: Miami and PBS has the miniseries finale of Great Expectations.

Over on cable, Bravo has the fourth season finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, HBO has the first season finale of Life’s Too Short, Lifetime has the series premiere of The Client List, Showtime has the fourth season premiere of Nurse Jackie, the third season premiere of The Big C and the second season premiere of The Borgias, and TV Guide Channel has the series premiere of Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On.

In late night, AMC has the series premiere of The Pitch.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): Repeat. The “7:15 A.M.” episode from earlier in the season replays. Runs 61 minutes.

Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Theon goes back home after nine years on a mission for Robb Stark. Tyrion stands tall as the Hand of the King. Davos is after naval power. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): New. Don encounters someone from his past. Joan makes a big decision. Runs 64 minutes. Plays again later two times. Last week’s episode replays earlier this morning.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. The “Moe Goes From Rags to Riches” episode from earlier this season replays.

The Killing (AMC): New. Sarah wants to find the backpack. Richmond tries to come to grips with his present situation. Mitch returns. Plays again later two times. Last week’s second season premiere episodes replay earlier in the day.

Breakout Kings (A&E): New. The team is after an escapee and the prison volunteer that helped her escape. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later twice. The previous episode replays earlier this morning.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Claudia Joy is having some medical problems. Frank is involved in a political upheaval in Africa. Plays again later.
  • The Client List (Lifetime): Series Premiere. A woman gets a job at a massage spa that does more than just massages. After her husband leaves her she decides she will start providing extra services because the tips a better and she doesn’t want to lose her house. This show has a couple of things going for it, but they aren’t enough to keep me watching past this episode. Plays again later.
  • GCB (ABC): New. Two episodes play tonight. In the first episode, Carlene and Ripp are planning a big party to renew their vows, but things go awry when Carlene makes Amanda her matron-of-honor. In the second, Burl wants Gigi to marry him and Amanda gets a job as Pastor Tudor’s assistant. Starts a minute after the hour and runs one hour and 59 minutes.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Alain Allegretti challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Plays again later.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Reinventing the wheel and a date night movie myth is tested. Plays again later.
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime): Season Premiere. All Saints is under new management by a multinational company and a new doctor looking to make some changes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Chicago Bulls at the New York Knicks.
  • CBS has final round coverage of the Masters golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Chicago White Sox at the Texas Rangers.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Boston Celtics followed by the Houston Rockets at the Sacramento Kings.
  • TBS has MLB action today with the New York Yankees at the Tampa Bay Rays.

TV Marathons

SOAPnet has six episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.
TNT has nine episodes of Law & Order early.
USA Network has 12 episodes of NCIS.

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