Sunday TV: New ‘Mary Kills People’

MaryKillsThe Canadian import “Mary Kills People” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) has a bit of a “Breaking Bad” feel – a darkly comic drama about a doctor who covertly assists with euthanasia at night. Things go wrong, and she’s on the verge of having her world as a single mom upended. It helps considerably that Caroline Dhavernas of “Hannibal” and, long ago, of “Wonderfalls,” is at the center of it. Certainly, it’s an interesting new premise for a series.

It follows a made-for-TV movie about the prison tailor who helped two convicted murderers escape from an upstate New York prison a couple of years back. Penelope Miller stars in “New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

The latest Netflix production makes its premiere on broadcast TV, but it’s in Spanish. “El Chapo” (Univision, 8 p.m.) is a co-production in which Marco de la O portrays the Mexican drug kingpin. English closed captions are available; and it will premiere on Netflix sometime in the future.

“Silicon Valley” (HBO, 10 p.m.) begins its fourth season with another shift, as Richard is already tired of the video chat applications of Pied Pipers, leaves the company to work on a bigger project. They all still live in Erlich’s incubator house, though.

One of the best series so far this year, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX, 10 p.m.) wraps up after eight episodes, with Joan accepting a leading role in something called “Trog.” Also: the entirety of the Doors’  song “The End” plays, there is a fantasy dinner party, and the words “Mommie Dearest” are finally uttered.

The new “This is Life Live” (TLC, 10 p.m.) looks at families experiencing big moments, supposedly in real time.

Selena is bent on getting a presidential library on “Veep” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

On the second episode of “Guerrilla” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), Marcus and Jas are forced to lay low.

Nora goes to St. Louis on company business on “The Leftovers” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Rebel groups threaten the Somalian food relief on “Madam Secretary” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Axe deals with a family disturbance on “Billions” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

The 99th episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 11 p.m.) may well touch on the first 100 days of Donald Trump.

A magician is killed while performing a stunt on “Elementary” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Gene and Bob go to the last rock laser show on “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

A 5-year-old pianist plays on “Little Big Shots” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

The Charmings disagree over Emma and Hook’s wedding plans on “Once Upon a Time” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders appear on “The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.).

The latest documentary reminders of the Rodney King verdict fallout come in two specials, “The Lost Tapes: L.A. Riots” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.) and “The LA Riots: 25 Years Later” (History, 9 p.m.).

Teresa is asked on a date on “Home Fires” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Cody fights for his life in the fourth season finale of “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

A party covers every holiday on “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.).

Kimara’s at a crossroads on “American Crime” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

On “Chicago Justice” (NBC, 9 p.m.), an innocent girl is killed in a gang-related shooting instigated on social media.

It’s only part two of a four part reunion on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

Gizelle’s mother visits “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Matt LeBlanc drives an eight-wheeled rescue vehicle from Russia on “Top Gear” (BBC America, 8 p.m.).

Megan begins a new TV job with her childhood idol on “The Arrangement” (E!, 10 p.m.)

Wozniak goes after Bianchi for breaking their agreement on “Shades of Blue” (NBC, 10 p.m.)

Widow makes an unholy alliance on “Into the Badlands” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

Michael Bloomberg talks about his philanthropy on “60 Minutes” (CBS, 7 p.m.).

Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Joe Lo Truglio, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady and Carolina Rhea play “Match Game” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies plays a pair of what they call “thinly veiled bios” from 1957: “The Great Man” (8 p.m.), inspired by Arthur Godfrey, and “Sweet Smell of Success” (10 p.m.), based on Walter Winchell. Then come a pair of Harold Lloyd comedies, “Grandma’s Boy” (TCM, midnight) and “Dr. Jack” (TCM, 1 a.m.), and two from Rainer Werner Fassbinder, “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” (TCM, 2:15 a.m.) and “Love is Colder Than Death” (TCM, 4:15 a.m.).

This afternoon, they’re showing “A Hard Day’s Night” (TCM, 4 p.m.).

NBA playoffs include Chicago at Indiana (ABC, 1 p.m.), Houston at Oklahoma City (ABC, 3:30 p.m.), Boston at Chicago (TNT, 6:30 p.m.) and Clippers at Utah (TNT, 9 p.m.).

Stanley Cup playoffs near the end of the first round with Ottawa at Boston (NBC, 3 p.m.) and Washington at Toronto (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

Baseball includes Yankees at Pittsburgh (MLB, 1:30 p.m.) and Washington at Mets (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

In golf, final rounds are played in the Texas Open (Golf, 12:30 p.m.; CBS, 3 p.m.).

NASCAR has the Food City 500 (Fox, 2 p.m.). The Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (NBC Sports, 3:30 p.m.).

College baseball includes Indiana State at Dallas Baptist (ESPNU, 2 p.m.). Softball has Florida State at Louisville (ESPNU, noon), Baylor at Oklahoma (ESPN2, 1 p.m.) and Oregon at Arizona (ESPN2, 3 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Attorney General Jeff Sesions, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. CBS: Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley, Sens. Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders, Gov. John Kasich. NBC: White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Rep. Nancy Pelosi. CNN: Kelly, Sen. Dick Durvin, Rep. Mark Sanford. Fox News: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, Sen. James Lankford.

 

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