Well, Sunday night TV keeps getting better and better. Tonight we have the premiere of “Game of Thrones” which is based on one of those book series that seems to divide people evenly between those who adore it and those who haven’t read a single word. I’m in the second group so that’s all I’ll say about that and leave the real discussion to those of you who know what you’re talking about. “The Killing” is on, which I’m enjoying so far though I have no real theories as to who is guilty. To me, those conversations defeat the point of these shows where the real fun is watching the whole thing unfold rather than turning it into some sort of competitive guessing game. I also find guessing who the killer is makes you less open to new information and hints because you end up just looking for clues that confirm your conclusion. Now that I’ve told you how I think you’re watching TV wrong, here’s your Sunday night television:
7:00pm: “60 Minutes” on CBS
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC
“Dateline NBC” on NBC
“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” on Animal Planet
“NBA Playoffs: New York at Boston” on TNT
8:00pm: “The Amazing Race” on CBS
“America’s Next Great Restaurant” on NBC
“Bert the Conquerer” on Travel
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC
“The Family Crews” on BET
“Food Network Challenge” on Food Network
“Human Planet” on Discovery
“Mob Wives” on VH1. Series premiere. How in the hell is this series legal/possible? I was under the impression that people in the mob didn’t like to broadcast that fact on national television.
“Nature” on PBS
“Ruby” on Style
“Season 25: Opera Behind the Scenes” on OWN
8:30pm: “American Dad” on Fox
9:00pm: “The Apprentice” on NBC
“Army Wives” on Lifetime
“Audrina” on VH1. Series premiere. I can’t believe fucking Ceiling Eyes got her own series. If you’re going to have a new “reality” series, it’s a bad idea to give it to the person with the huge tell when they’re reciting lines that have been fed to them by producers.
“Ax Men” on History
“Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe” on USA
“Desperate Housewives” on ABC
“Family Guy” on Fox
“Game of Thrones” on HBO. Series premiere. I hope all you mega fans have your seats staked out and family members and/or roommates appraised of the grisly fate that awaits them if they disturb your viewing.
“Human Planet” on Discovery
“Last Cake Standing” on Food Network
“Masterpiece!: Upstairs Downstairs” on PBS
“Nickelodeon Special: Freedom to Believe… or Not” on Nickelodeon. This is an in-depth look at the meaning of the first amendment, religious tolerance, separation of church and state, and the experiences of kids of different faiths (and an atheist high schooler) hosted by Linda Ellerbee. As someone who grew up in the 90s and remembers the days when Nickelodeon wasn’t just where I got my “Clarissa Explains It All” fix but also a network that regularly featured shows focusing on current political and social issues that usually weren’t adequately explained to kids, I’m glad to see that this is airing. Especially with this topic. And especially with Linda Ellerbee, who I also have fond memories of.
“Sister Wives” on TLC
“2011 TV Land Awards” on TV Land
“Undercover Boss” on CBS
9:30pm: “The Cleveland Show” on Fox
“Saddle Ranch” on VH1. Series premiere.
“NBA Playoffs: Denver at Oklahoma City” on TNT
10:00pm: “Amazing Wedding Cakes” on WE
“The Borgias” on Showtime
“Breakout Kings” on A&E
“Coming Home” on Lifetime
“CSI: Miami” on CBS
“Inspector America” on History. Series premiere.
“Iron Chef America” on Food Network
“The Judds” on OWN
“Khloe and Lamar” on E
“The Killing” on AMC
“Forgiveness - A Time to Love and a Time to Hate” on PBS
“Police POV” on TruTV. Series premiere.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” on Bravo
“River Monsters” on Animal Planet
“Strange Sex” on TLC
“Brothers and Sisters” on ABC
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