What’s on Sunday: The Simpsons, Game of Thrones, NYC 22 Series Premiere & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 15, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Game of Thrones Season 1 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the miniseries finale of Titanic and CBS has the series premiere of NYC 22.

Over on cable, Bravo has the fourth season The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special and the first season finale of Shahs of Sunset, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Undercover Bridesmaids, HBO has the third season finale of Eastbound & Down and the series premiere of Girls, History has a Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved and the first season finale of Full Metal Jousting, TLC has the first season finale of Leave It to Niecy, and VH1 has the fourth season premiere of Tough Love.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer gets a treadmill with an attached TV and Bart gets in trouble with some bullies at school. Runs 30 minutes.

Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Tyrion looks to gain some alliances with the promise of marriage. Catelyn gets to Stormlands. Luwin deciphers Bran’s dream. Plays again later.

NYC 22 (CBS): Series Premiere. We follow six rookie cops as they experience their first day along with their training officer. This is a very solid debut that does a good job of setting the scene and introducing the characters. It is very similar to Rookie Blue, except much, much better. Granted, as that show is terrible, it’s not that big a complement. Adam Goldberg (The Unusuals) and Leelee Sobieski (Joan of Arc) top line the cast of interesting characters that have decided to become cops. There is enough here that I look forward to seeing more.

Solid Selections

Once Upon a Time (ABC): Repeat. The “What Happened to Frederick” episode from earlier in the season replays. Runs 61 minutes.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia is working with a client that has been offered a plea, but still maintains her innocence. Peter decides on whether he will run for governor. So much happens in this show and this episode is a great example of it. Matthew Perry continues the show’s streak of expertly using guest stars.

Breakout Kings (A&E): New. A convict that has been harassed a lot breaks out and goes to see his former love, only to find out that she has moved on. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later twice. The previous episode replays earlier this morning.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Tanya and Dr. Hanson work to save a wounded soldier. Roxy tries to encourage a withdrawn wife. Plays again later.
  • GCB (ABC): New. Amanda ends up in charge of the church musical. Cricket and Carlene compete to star in the musical. Starts a minute after and runs 59 minutes.
  • Girls (HBO): Series Premiere. The series is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s living in New York City. Runs 35 minutes. Plays again later. I’ve heard that this show is not just good, but great. Yet, I’ve not seen it myself.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Cowan, the first Chopped champion, challenges Iron Chef Garces. Plays again later.
  • The Killing (AMC): New. Sarah and Holder find out who the mystery man is. Stan finds that his past may have something to do with what is going on. Plays again later two times. Last week’s second season premiere episodes replay earlier in the day.
  • Mad Men (AMC): New. Lane makes a new interesting friend. Pete entertains some guests. Runs 64 minutes. Plays again later two times. Last week’s episode replays earlier this morning.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Some pirate movie myths are tested. Plays again later.
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. Jackie has to face some truths about dependency. Coop is the only one that likes the new changes and innovations. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the New York Knicks followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers today.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Angels at the New York Yankees.
  • NBA TV has the Memphis Grizzlies at the New Orleans Hornets tonight.
  • NBC has doubleheader NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action today.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action tonight.
  • TBS has MLB action today with the Tampa Bay Rays at the Boston Red Sox.

TV Marathons

Centric has 28 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of MythBusters.
gmc has 11 episodes of The Waltons.
SOAPnet has 11 episodes of Veronica Mars.
TNT has eight episodes of Law & Order early.
TV One has 12 episodes of Martin tonight.
USA Network has five episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.

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