Sunday TV: Dragons Eat Katy Perry

katy-perryOnce, it was the biggest event in the pop world (at least for the day). Today, it pales to a fantasy season finale.

Katy Perry hosts the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 8 p.m.) live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with performances from Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Ed Sheehan, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, Thirty Second to Mars, the Weeknd and Logic. Taylor Swift debuts the video of her new song “Look What You Made Me Do.” Lamar leads all nominees with eight.

“The Dragon and the Wolf” is the title of the big season finale that comes way too soon on “Game of Thrones” (HBO, 9 p.m.), which has ben packed with action (and dragons) all year. Your consolation is that tonight’s episode is extra long, clocking in at 80 minutes.

A big event for the furthest out fringes of comedy is the special “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Awesome 10-Year Anniversary” (Cartoon Network, midnight). John C. Reilly and Will Forte show up to celebrate the first decade of TV’s weirdest show.

Two more entries in the crush of princess coverage are “Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye” (Smithsonian Channel, 9 p.m.), focusing on the lavish funeral, preceded by “Diana and the Paparazzi” (Smithsonian Channel, 8 p.m.). How much of a factor were they in her death 20 years ago?

The four word clue for tonight’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) is “No knock, no doorbell.”

On a new “Endeavour” on “Masterpiece” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) a morality advocate gets a death threat.

Issa finds herself without a car on “Insecure” (HBO, 10:55 p.m.).

“Dice” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) finds a stalker.

Stadium funding is still sought on “Ballers” (HBO, 10:25 p.m.).

“Caribbean Pirate Treasure” (Travel, 10:30 p.m.) looks for a 1554 treasure on South Padre Island, Texas.

Trace goes to Nashville to record an album on “Chesapeake Shores” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

The first of a three part reunion tell all begins on “90 Day Fiance” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

On the shrinking “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.), a new head of Household moves into the HOH room.

It’s Jennie Garth vs. Kyle Massey and Lee Brice vs. Jerrod Niemann on “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

It’s Kyle Busch vs. Lara Spencer and Ice-T vs. Peri Gilpin on “The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“Food Paradise” (Travel, 8 p.m.) visits New Orleans and a 9, gets on Route 66 to California.

“Top Gear America” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) goes to the birthplace of NASCAR.

Kylie designs for a Met Gala on “Life of Kylie” (E!, 9 p.m.).

Abby starts building a new bar on “Ray Donovan” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Matt’s messing around threatens his game show hosting job on “Episodes” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Cam goes on a wild goose chase on “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz, 10 p.m.).

Get and Quinlan race back to Manhattan on “The Strain” (FX, 10 p.m.).

The remaining singles are hit with bombshells on “The Spouse House” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Darnell is approached about her partying on “WAGS Miami” (E!, 10 p.m.).

Leslie Caron is star on Turner Classic Movies all day, though as a documentary notes, she was “Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star” (8 p.m.). She’s in “The Doctor’s Dilemma” (6 a.m.), “Guns of Darkness” (8 a.m.), “Gaby” (10 a.m.), “The Glass Slipper” (11:45 a.m.), “An American in Paris” (1:30 p.m.), “Gigi” (3:30 p.m.), “Father Goose” (5:45 p.m.), “Lili” (9:15 p.m.), “The L-Shaped Room” (11 p.m.), “Daddy Long Legs” (1:15 a.m.) and “Fanny” (3:30 a.m.).

Sunday Night Football has a preseason matchup of San Francisco at Minnesota (NBC, 8 p.m.). Earlier, it’s Chicago at Tennessee (Fox, 1 p.m.) and Cincinnati at Washington (Fox, 4:30 p.m.).

Baseball includes Seattle at Yankees (TBS, 1 p.m.), Milwaukee at Dodgers (MLB, 4 p.m.) and Mets at Washington (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

The Little League championship game has Japan vs. Texas (ABC, 3 p.m.). It follows the consolation game of Mexico vs. North Carolina (ESPN, 10 a.m.).

In golf, final rounds are played in the Northern Trust (Golf, noon; CBS, 2 p.m.).

Soccer includes a couple of games in the English Premier League, Everton at Chelsea (CNBC, 8:30 a.m.) and Arsenal at Liverpool (NBC Sports, 11 a.m.). MLS matches include Toronto at Montreal (ESPN, 4:30 p.m.), San Jose at Los Angeles (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.) and Portland at Seattle (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 p.m.).

Auto racing has the Belgian Grand Prix (NBC Sports, 7:30 a.m.) and NASCAR’s Johnsonville 180 (NBC, 3 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert, former U.S. ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute. CBS: Bossert, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former national Security adviser Tom Donilon, retired Adm. James Winnefeld. NBC: FEMA administrator William “Brock” Long, Sen. Sherrod, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. CNN: Long, Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Fox News: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

 

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