Sunday TV: ‘Ray Donovan’ Returns

RayDonovanSusan Sarandon is featured in season five of “Ray Donovan” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), playing a studio head. Liev Schreiber’s title character is starting his court-ordered anger management course.  The show’s season premiere bumps “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) an hour earlier. Its official logline is “What story is that, Charlie?”

“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” (Syfy, 8 p.m.) suggests an international feel to the annual summer schlockfest. But the only international casting seems to be Charlo and Olivia Newton-John, featured alongside Clay Ainen, Bret Michaels, Fabio, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Louganis, Tony Hawk and Margaret Cho, among others.

In another made-for-TV movie, sisters are stuck in a public swimming pool where no sharks appear on “Trapped Sisters” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

Daenerys finds a challenge on “Game of Thrones” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

The longtime host of “The Amazing Race” takes rides in hot air balloons, old planes and helicopters in his native New Zealand in “Flying High with Phil Keoghan” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.).

The soapy “Chesapeake Shores” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.) returns for a second season, just in time for the annual lantern festival.

Bryan Cranston is guest on “Talking with Chris Hardwick” (AMC, 11 p.m.). A violent season finale vs. Gus Fring is also on a rerun of “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 7:45 p.m.)

What may be like the sixth spinoff of the show you hate turns to its youngest sister, “Life of Kylie” (E!, 9 p.m.), aimed at an audience that doesn’t get the title’s reference to classic TV (“Life of Riley”).

On “Power” (Starz, 9 p.m.), Ghost moves forward with his new business.

Desna tries to get out of trouble on “Claws” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

Dutch makes a deal with Desai on “The Strain” (FX, 10 p.m.).

On “Teen Wolf” (MTV, 8 p.m.), Scott and Malia look for the owner of a unique bullet.

The new Head of Household moves into his or her new digs on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Spencer gets resistance to his las Vegas expansion on “Ballers” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Issa takes a new look at dating on “Insecure” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

“American Grit” (Fox, 8 p.m.) involves a memory competition.

An ousted contestant rejoins the competition on “Food Network Star” (Food, 8 p.m.). Then the final three shoot a pilot at 9.

More drama at “90 Day Fiance” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

“Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (ABC, 9 p.m.) seems to be the show he should give up.

Ronnie meets Malika’s twin sister on “Famously Single” (E!, 10 p.m.).

Reza an Adam look at adoption on “Shahs of Sunset” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

It’s Bobby Moynihan vs. Debi Mazar and Wendie Malick vs. Jesse Palmer on “The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Contestants play blindfolded on “Candy Crush” (CBS, 9 p.m.). Interesting! I don’t watch either.

Robert Mitchum is star on Turner Classic Movies all day with “The Locket” (6 a.m.), “When Strangers Marry” (7:30 a.m.), “Crossfire” (9 a.m.), “Holiday Affair” (10:30 a.m.), “His Kind of Woman” (noon), “Angel Face” (2:15 p.m.), “The Story of G.I. Joe” (4 p.m.), “The Wonderful Country” (6 p.m.), “The Night of the Hunter” (8 p.m.), “Out of the Past” (10 p.m.), “Thunder Road” (midnight), “The Enemy Below” (2 a.m.) and “Going Home” (4 a.m.).

Baseball includes Washington at Cubs (TBS, 2 p.m.) and Dodgers at Mets (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

In WNBA action it’s Phoenix at Washington (NBA, 3 p.m.).

Golf’s Women’s British Open (Golf, 7:30 a.m.; NBC, 11:30 a.m.) and Bridgestone Invitational (Golf, noon; CBS, 2 p.m.) reach their final rounds.

Soccer includes Denmark vs. Netherlands (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.) in the UEFA Women’s Euro; and in major league soccer, Los Angeles at Portland (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Red Bulls at New York FC (Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.) and Atlanta at Sporting Kansas City (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).

NASCAR has its I Love New York 355 (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.).

Very early today, track and field has its world championships (NBC Sports, 5 a.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Kellyanne Conway, Sens. Chris Coons and Thom Tillis. CBS: Sen. Tom Cotton, Govs. John Kasich and John Hickenlooper, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. NBC: Sen. Jeff Flake, Gov. Jerry Brown. CNN: Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Adam Schiff, Gov. Chris Christie. Fox News: Tillis.

 

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