What’s on TV Sunday: Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Veep Series Premiere & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 22, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Game of Thrones Season 1 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the TV movie premiere of Firelight.

Over on cable, BBC America has a Making of Planet Earth special, Bravo has the fourth season premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Cooking Channel has the fourth season finale of Unique Eats, Discovery Channel has the first season finales of Frozen Planet and Unchained Reaction, HBO has the series premiere of Veep, and TLC has a William & Kate: One Year Later special.

In late night, VH1 has the first season finale of Stevie TV.

Shows normally mentioned below, but are not on tonight, are ABC’s Desperate Housewives and GCB.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. Mr. Gold attempts to show who August really is and Regina is questioned about her involvement in Kathryn’s disappearance. Runs 61 minutes.

Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Joffrey is punishing Sansa. Dany makes it to the gates at Qarth. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal. Plays again later.

Veep (HBO): Series Premiere. Vice President Selina Meyer along with her staff attempt to figure out their place in Washington, D.C., but a series of missteps prove challenging. Plays again later.
Girls (HBO): New. Hannah finds out that Adam is sleeping around. Marnie won’t admit to her growing boredom. Shoshanna has a secret she tells. Runs 35 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special (FOX): New Special. Clips, interviews and tributes highlight the FOX Broadcasting network’s 25th anniversary. Calista Flockhart, Jason Priestly, Christina Applegate, Ed O’Neill and many others are scheduled to appear. Ryan Seacrest hosts. Runs two hours. The Married…With Children “Pilot” episode and the 500th episode of The Simpsons replays leading up to this special.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. A judge facing charges of misconduct hires Alicia. Cary decides what he wants to do with his career. Kalinda has to deal with Agent Delaney’s investigation.

Breakout Kings (A&E): New. The team is after a former Navy SEAL that has escaped and his putting his talents towards taking out employees of a government contractor. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later twice. The previous episode replays earlier this morning.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. A memorial services is being organized. Nicole is working on a resolution to the conflict in Africa. Denise offers Claudia Joy some help. Plays again later.
  • The Killing (AMC): New. Sarah deals with a message of mysterious origin. Mitch makes friends with a girl that has runaway. Plays again later two times. The previous four episodes replay earlier this morning.
  • Mad Men (AMC): New. A difficult pitch upsets Peggy and Don meets a potential new client. Runs 64 minutes. Plays again later two times. Last week’s episode replays earlier this morning.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Five gender-based myths are tested. Plays again later.
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. Jackie decides to leave rehab early and finds things to be much harder than anticipated. Zoey is questioning her relationship. Plays again later.
  • NYC 22 (CBS): New. Lazarus is working to keep rival gangs from moving in after a drug dealer’s house gets firebombed. A rap star follows some officers to prepare for a movie role.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action today.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the Boston Red Sox.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: STP 400.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action with the Houston Rockets at the Miami Heat followed by the New Orleans Hornets at the Los Angeles Clippers tonight.
  • NBC has doubleheader NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action today.
  • NBC Sports has NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action tonight.
  • TBS has MLB action today with the Texas Rangers at the Detroit Tigers.

TV Marathons

Centric has 24 episodes of Girlfriends.
TNT has 12 episodes of Law & Order starting early.
TV One has 12 episodes of Martin tonight.
USA Network has six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.

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