Sunday TV: ‘Bad’ End, ‘Brain Games’

It’s been such a strong season for “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 10 p.m.) you hate to see it end. But things between Walt, Jesse and the murderous Gus, right, have been building to a head the whole time and things are poised to play out tonight.

Who will be loyal to whom? Which drug kingpin goes down? How will Hank’s suspicions on the charitably-minded fast food chicken kingpin play out?

Superbly acted and brilliantly shot, using the sharp contrasts of the Southwest where it’s shot, it’s clear creator Vince Gilligan and his team will give something memorable, to hold us over until the show returns with what’s been deemed its final 16-episode season.

Of much less interest is the season finale of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 10 p.m.), in which Chris Christie denies he’s running for spot next season.

The Tony-winners behind one of TV’s most satirical and long-lasting cartoons provide a glimpse behind the scenes and particularly how quickly they are able to turn around a week’s episode, being much more topical than most other shows, live action or not, in “6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.).

Neil Patrick Harris narrates the surprising and informative “Brain Games” (National Geographic Channel, 8 p.m.), a three part special that unfolds over three hours and includes a lot of demonstrations and tests that will make you feel foolish.

There’s a juicy role for Mos Def on the second episode of the season for “Dexter” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), which began last week awash in all kind of theological discussions. The rapper plays a charismatic preacher.

Things continue to be tough for Nucky on “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 p.m.) and a few surprising things happen.

A season two winner is chosen on “All American Handyman” (HGTV, 9 p.m.).

The journalists covering JFK;s famous speech in Berlin had to get there somehow, right? Why not on “Pan Am” (ABC, 10 p.m.)?

It was annoying for the wedding couple to have helicopters full of paparazzi buzzing their nuptuals. Mostly because they wanted to exploit it themselves. So here is the strart of the four-hour two part “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” (E!, 8 p.m.) that begins tonight and concludes Monday (the special, not the marriage).

Freed from “House,” Lisa Edelstein begins a three-episode guest star run on “The Good Wife” (CBS, 9 p.m.) as Will’s ex.

“The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) continues in Indonesia, with remaining teams reading the clues a little more closely.

It’s Halloween already on “Good Luck Charlie” (Disney, 8 p.m.) and “Shake It Up” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.).

Gena Gershon plays a sales rep with juice on “How to Make It in America” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

The dean of the Yale School of Architecture who was behind master plans for Times Square and Celebration, Fla. Is profiled in “Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past” (PBS, 10:30 p.m., check local listings)

The question of the night on “Curiosity” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) is: How did the pyramids in Egypt get built? Brendan Fraser, tonight’s host, probably wondered that himself when starring in “The Mummy” movies.

Both of the league championships are in business today: Game 1 of St. Louis at Milwaukee (TBS, 4 p.m.) and Game 2 of Detroit at Texas (Fox, 7:30 p.m.).

In Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8:15 p.m.), it’s Green Bay at Atlanta.

Sunday Talk

ABC: Rep Nancy Pelosi, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, strategists Donna Brazile and Matthew Dowd. CBS: Republican Presidential candidates Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich. NBC: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Reps. Paul Ryan, Aaron Schock and Luis Gutierrez. CNN: Cain, Michele Bachmann, economist Mark Zandi. Fox News: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Rep. Darrell Issa.

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