Also On Sunday: Miss America and Generals

missAmericaYou’d think with the end of “Bachelor in Paradise,” we’d be rid of Chris Harrison for a while. But no, he plays the Bert Parks role on Miss America Pageant (ABC, 9 p.m.), back on network TV after years of exile on cable. More than that, it’s back in Atlantic City, where casinos are closing by the week.

Speaking of Atlantic City, some of the unseen characters so far this season on “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 p.m.) make their first appearances in the final season. But with action largely taking place in Chicago and New York, the main Atlantic city scenes are more flashbacks to the days of Nucky’s youth.

National Geographic has cultivated a strong relationship with former presidents and the military, so it figures that they’d get nearly a dozen of them to cooperate in a special. “American War Generals” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) gets interviews with generals from Colin Powell and Stanley McChrystal, David Petraeus and Wesley Clark to three currently serving — Gen. Raymond Odierno, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn and Maj. Gen. Herbert McMaster. Between them they have a lot of wars to talk about from Vietnam and the Cold War to Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sunday Night Football pits Chicago at San Francisco (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). Earlier NFL action includes Jaguars at Washington (CBS, 1 p.m.), Lions at Panthers (Fox, 1 p.m.) and Rams at Buccaneers (Fox, 4 p.m.) and Jets at Packers (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).

Donovan Turner tries to run a business despite a banker on her back played by Jon Lovitz in the TV movie, “Coffee Shop” (Up, 7 p.m.).

Double your Matthew McConaughey with “Dallas Buyers’ Club” (HBO, 6:55 p.m.) and “True Detective” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Nominations for evictions come on “Big Brother” (8:30 p.m.), where the final four will finally have to turn on one another.

Two episodes of “American Dad!” (Fox, 9 p.m.) represent the end of that series at least on network TV. It moves swiftly to cable.

Virginia finds a cure for a sexual disorder on “Masters of Sex” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Bette Davis locked horns with Miriam Hopkins in both “The Old Maid” (TCM, 8 p.m.) and “Old Acquaintance” (TCM, 10 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Sen. Tom Harkin, Education Secretary Arne Duncan. CBS: McDonough, Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Michael McCaul. NBC: McDonough, former Secretary of State James Baker. CNN: McDonough, Harkin, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. John Conyers, retired Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton.

 

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