Sunday TV: The Simpsons, Ash vs Evil Dead Encore, The Royals & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 3, 2016

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News & Notes

Get The Royals S.1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the second season premiere of Galavant, FOX has the series premieres of Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and Bordertown, NBC has the 10th season finale of Football Night in America, and PBS has a Countdown to Downton Abbey special, the sixth, and final, season premiere of Downton Abbey and a Downton Abbey: A Celebration special.

Over on cable, CMT has the third season premiere of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, Food Network has a Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: DDD MVPs special and the eighth season premieres of Guy’s Grocery Games and Worst Cooks in America, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has the TV movie premiere of Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Bad Sister, and Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of The Wrong Roommate.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer gets fired because of a picture Marge posts on a social media site. Lisa develops a new app. Runs 30 minutes.
Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz): Repeat. Last night’s first season finale episode, “The Dark One,” replays. Starts 10 minutes after the half hour and runs 40 minutes. Plays right before and again later twice.

The Royals (E!): New. The royal family’s history gets called into question. Plays again later two times. The previous three episodes replay earlier this morning.

Other Options

  • Bordertown (FOX): Series Premiere. An animated comedy about two culturally and ethnically different families who live next door to each other near the U.S.-Mexican border that just is not funny at all. It basically takes the things I like least about a show like Family Guy and amps them up. Follows Family Guy and runs 30 minutes.
  • Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX): Series Premiere. A group of twenty-somethings get in over their heads a lot and we are supposed to learn from their mistakes. Follows The Simpsons and runs 30 minutes. Too bad it isn’t very funny and the lead isn’t nearly as charming as he thinks he is or needs to be. I do applaud trying to change things up from the present standard storytelling style, but the execution isn’t very good. For more check out my Cooper Barrett spoiler-free preview.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action today.
  • CBS Sports has tripleheader women’s college basketball action today with Dayton at Duquesne, George Washington at St. Joseph’s and DePaul at St. John’s.
  • ESPNU has tripleheader women’s college basketball action today with Duke at Syracuse, Arkansas at South Carolina and Tulane Memphis and later has doubleheader men’s action tonight with Wake Forest at Louisville and Colorado at Stanford.
  • FOX has NFL action today.
  • FS1 has men’s college basketball action with Arizona at Arizona State, women’s action with Oklahoma at Baylor and more men’s action with Oregon at Oregon State.
  • NBC has the 29th season finale of Sunday Night Football with the Minnesota Vikings at the Green Bay Packers.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader college basketball action UMass at La Salle followed by Fordham at George Washington.

Sunday TV Marathons

Austin & Ally (Disney Channel): Has 44 episodes.
Banshee (Cinemax): Has all 10 season three episodes.
Blue Bloods (WGN America): Five episodes today.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
The Facts of Life (Logo): Has 10 episodes today.
The Game (Centric): Has 35 episodes.
Garage Sale Mystery (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries): Three of these TV movie mysteries replay leading up to tonight’s new one.
The Golden Girls (TV Land): Has 14 episodes today.
In the Heat of the Night (WGN America): Five episodes early.
Law & Order (TNT): Eight episodes early.
Leverage (ION): Has 12 episodes.
MythBusters (Science): Has episodes all day.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 15 episodes.
Reba (TV Land): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Roseanne (WEtv): Has 12 episodes today.
Shameless (Showtime): Has all 12 season three episodes.
Ties That Bind (UPtv): Has all 10 season one episodes.
The Twilight Zone (Syfy): Has episodes all morning.
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (BET): Has 12 episodes tonight.

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