Sunday TV: The Last Ship, The Strain, Motive & More

News & Notes

Get Motive Episodes via Amazon VideoTonight, ABC has their ABC Fall Preview Special and PBS has an Inside Poldark special.

Over on cable, CNN has the third season finale of The Hunt With John Walsh and the first season finale of Declassified, TNT has the third season finale of Murder in the First, and TV One has the TV movie premiere of Ringside.

Today, watch the Geeking Out MS Marathon. Our friends over at Golden Spiral Media (@GSMPodcasts) are hosting a charity podcast marathon to raise money for the National MS Society and I will be participating today, talking new fall TV shows at about 1:00pm PT/3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET. Was on yesterday with @solotalkmedia talking Killjoys S.2, which starts at the 42:45 mark.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. The “Puffless” episode from last season replays, where Selma and Patty try to quit smoking.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX): Repeat. “The 9-8” episode from last season replays, where the Nine-Nine have to share their squad room with the detectives from the Nine-Eight.

The Last Ship (TNT): New. Chandler is headed back to America to find out what has been going on all along. Plays again later.

The Strain (FX): New. The Master makes an offer to Eph regarding his son. Dutch isn’t sure about her safety after getting back in with some old friends. Palmer wants to know more about Setrakian’s strigoi blood treatments. Runs 63 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network): New. The remaining five teams head up the coast to the California Strawberry Festival for their next challenge. Plays again later.
  • The Night Of (HB02): Repeat. Last week’s first season finale episode, “The Call of the Wild,” replays. Runs one hour and 45 minutes. Plays again later two times. All eight episodes replay tomorrow.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football action tonight with Notre Dame at Texas.
  • ESPN has college football action today and later has Sunday Night Baseball MLB action with the Washington Nationals at the New York Mets.
  • ESPN2 has Round-of-16 coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
  • ESPNU has college football action today.

Late Night

  • Motive (USA Network): New. The murder of a woman killed with a nail gun is investigated. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Sunday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Five episodes early.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
The Golden Girls (TV Land): Has 15 episodes today.
Law & Order (TNT): Seven episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 12 episodes.
Leverage (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Ray Donovan (Showtime): Has the first 10 episodes of this fourth season.
Reba (TV Land): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Roseanne (WEtv): Has 12 episodes today.

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