Sunday TV: Elizabeth Smart Tells Her Story

Elizabeth SmartSpeaking of 14-year-old girls in peril, Elizabeth Smart was famously abducted from her home in Salt Lake City in 2002 and rescued nine months later. The case has been the subject of books, movies, TV specials and speaking tours and now it’s the basis of a two part documentary.

“Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography” (A&E, 9 p.m.) may differ from the others in that it is told in her own, surprisingly calm and articulate voice. She’s 30 now, married, and has two children.

The first season of the online “Star Trek: Discovery” (CBS All-Access, streaming) comes to an end, just as the time they debut a new online comedy series “No Activity” (CBS All-Access, streaming) starring Tim Meadows and Patrick Brammall as low-level detectives. J.K. Simmons and Jason Mantzoukas round out the cast. Unlike the “Trek,” this one doesn’t have the benefit of a network broadcast premiere.

The latest spinoff for “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) is a look at its comic book roots in “AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics” (AMC, 11 p.m.).

Sunday Night Football has New England at Denver (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). Earlier games include Minnesota at Washington (Fox, 1 p.m.), Houston at Rams (CBS, 4 p.m.) and Dallas at Atlanta (Fox, 4:25 p.m.).

Marge runs for mayor on “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

While tutoring and cleaning up for a wealthy matron played by Connie Britton, Bridgett fantasizes on a pampered life on “SMILF” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Larry spars with an Uber driver on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Vasilia proposes on “The Durrells in Corfu” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

A robot takes over office management on “Ghosted” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

One show I’ve been watching all the way through finally comes to an end after two seasons, “Vice Principals” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

Carol’s pregnancy takes an unexpected turn on “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.), and I’m guessing twins.

Claire and Jamie leave Scotland and set sail to the West Indies on “Outlander” (Starz, 8 p.m.).

Frank goes back to work on “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

On “Good Behavior” (TNT, 10 p.m.), Lefty and Javier try to steal a half a million dollars from a drag club owner.

Kenya’s ex helps avoid nuclear annihilation on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.) won’t negotiate with terrorists.

“Wisdom of the Crowd” (CBS, 9 p.m.) tracks a terrorist.

A new DNA test is pitched on the first of two episodes of “Shark Tank” (ABC, 9 and 10 p.m.).

At least there’s a clever episode title on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.): “Say Yes to Distress.”

It’s a Pat Boone double feature with “April Love” (TCM, 8 p.m.) and “Bernadine” (TCM, 10 p.m.). It’s followed by the silent ”Laila” TCM, midnight) and two from Ingmar Bergman, “Summer with Monika” (TCM, 2:45 a.m.) and “All These Women” (4:30 a.m.).

Hockey includes Edmonton at Washington (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Monmouth at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 1:30 p.m.), Vermont at Kentucky (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.), Tennessee Martin at Illinois (ESPNU, 6 p.m.) and Princeton at Butler (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.).

Women’s college basketball includes Stanford vs. Connecticut (ESPN, 1:30 p.m.) and Louisville at Ohio State (ESPNU, 4 p.m.).

Soccer has Switzerland vs. Northern Ireland (ESPNews, noon) and Greece vs. Croatia (ESPNews, 2:45 p.m.) in World Cup qualifiers. And it’s U.S. vs. Canada (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) in a women’s international friendly.

NASCAR runs its Can-Am 500 (NBC, 2:30 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Gov. John Kasich. CBS: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Sens. Tim Scott and Bernie Sanders. NBC: White House legislative director Marc Short, Sens. Pat Toomey and Amy Klobuchar. CNN: Mnuchin, Kasich, Sen. Dick Durbin, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan. Fox News: Rep. Kevin Brady, Sen. Chris Van Hollen.

 

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