What to Watch Sunday: The Killing, Sherlock S.2 Premiere, Game of Thrones & More

by Jason the TVaholic on May 6, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Game of Thrones Season 1 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the first season finale of GCB, CBS has the 20th season finale of The Amazing Race, and PBS has the second season premiere of Sherlock.

Over on cable, BBC America has a Planet Earth: Extreme Survival special, Comedy Central has a Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York comedy special followed by The Comedy Awards, Disney Channel has the third season premiere of Good Luck Charlie, Hallmark Movie Channel has the TV movie premiere of Lake Effects, style has the second season finale of Big Rich Texas, and TLC has the second season finale of Long Island Medium.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. Henry is trying to keep Emma in Storybrooke. Regina is working to get rid of Emma permanently. Snow White is working to save the Prince and stop the evil queen. Runs 61 minutes. Next week is the season finale.

Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Myrcella is sent away. Arya gets a surprise visitor. Robb and Catelyn get some news. Jon has to prove himself. Plays again later.

GCB (ABC): Season Finale. Carlene invites the rest of the ladies to join her in Juarez for the groundbreaking of her condo project. Amanda becomes suspicious of Luke, but ends up finding out something about Ripp. Starts a minutes after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer embarrasses Marge at the movies. Homer tries to learn how to be a better man from a guy he thinks is a movie star. Runs 30 minutes.

Sherlock (PBS): Season Premiere. Sherlock and Watson get in the middle of blackmail case that involves a dominatrix in “A Scandal in Belgravia.” Runs 90 minutes.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Roland deals with a man that claims to be David’s biological father. Jackie continues her downward spiral. Plays again later.
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree has a thing for her attorney. Lynette doesn’t want Tom to get transferred to India. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 60 minutes. Next week is the two-hour series finale.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Zkarian takes on Chef Ferraro. Plays again later.
  • The Killing (AMC): New. The investigation leads back to the casino. Tensions are high at the Larsen residence. Stan meets with Richmond. Plays again later two times. The previous episode replays earlier today.
  • Mad Men (AMC): New. Peggy doesn’t like keeping a secret. Pete is helping out a friend. Don gets some news. Runs 64 minutes. Plays again later two times. The previous three episodes replay earlier this morning.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Some fan favorite myths are taken to another level. Plays again later.
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. Jackie invites Kevin to a café. Cruz installs a dress code. Zoey is looking for a new roommate. Plays again later.
  • NYC 22 (CBS): New. Lazarus and Kenny are trying to stop a bomber at a rally. Jackpot and Ahmad are tasked with transporting some rowdy criminals. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.
  • Veep (HBO): New. Selina is trying to put some accusations to rest. Gary is put in charge of providing choices for the VP dog. Selina’s daughter comes for a visit. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA Playoff action with the Chicago Bulls at the Philadelphia 76ers followed by the Miami Heat at the New York Knicks.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies at the Washington Nationals.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Aaron’s 499 today.
  • NBC has NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action today.
  • NBC Sports has NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action tonight.
  • TBS has MLB action today with the New York Yankees at the Kansas City Royals.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA Playoff action with the Atlanta Hawks at the Boston Celtics followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Denver Nuggets tonight.

TV Marathons

Centric has 14 episodes of New York Undercover.
gmc has five episodes of The Waltons today.
TNT has seven episodes of Law & Order starting early.
USA Network has six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.

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