Sunday TV: Alan Cumming Takes the Lead

Alan-Cumming-InstinctAlan Cumming is a welcome prime time star, but the show he’s in, “Instinct” (CBS, 8 p.m.) is one of the sillier police procedurals around. He’s a criminal justice professor who helps out a police detective. She’s played by Bojana Novakovic, who is charming as well, but these crimes are treated like jokes.

What else is new tonight? New Patrick Harris hosts a game show for kids, “Genius Junior” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

If you hadn’t had enough kids on “Little Big Shots” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Hard to get adjusted to “American Idol” (ABC, 8 p.m.) as a Sunday night show.

“The Chi” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) ends its first season, with little Kevin finally performing in the school play.

Both “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) and “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) return with new episodes.

Saul calls an old friend on “Homeland” (Showtime, 9 pm.).

Howard tries to thwart the Guest’s plans on “Counterpart” (Starz, 8 p.m.).

After hosting “SNL” last night, and before the premiere of his new series “Barry” next week, Bill Hader lends his voice as a 70s detective on “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Hilltop gets unexpected visitors on “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

“Our Cartoon President” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) tries to boost public perception of his net worth.

“Sister Wives” (TLC, 8 p.m.) become grandmothers.

Matt LeBlanc joins forces with NASA on “Top Gear” (BBC America, 8 p.m.).

Kristen spills bad news to Ramon on “Here and Now” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

“Kingpin” (History, 9 p.m) covers the rise of El Chapo.

An underground spy has bomb material on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Timeless” (NBC, 10 p.m.) goes to a 1950s NASCAR race.

A hurricane hits “Naked and Afraid: Uncensored” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

On “The Arrangement” (E!, 9 p.m.), Kyle faces an obstacle on his new movie.

In the fictional world of “Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.), the administration is actually helping LGBTQ people.

“Deception” (ABC, 10 p.m.) gets tourists involved.

Brides are sought for Robert on “The Royals” (E!, 10 p.m.).

Gina marks her 52nd birthday on “To Rome for Love” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Jack and Elizabeth’s wedding plans are in jeopardy on “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

“Meet the Peetes” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.) considers a school dance.

On Turner Classic Movies, there are two films from director Don Siegel, “Madigan” (8 p.m.) and “Charley Varrick” (10 p.m.), before a couple of silent films called “Spring Fever” (midnight), and two Kinoshita films, “Spring Dreams” (2 a.m.) and “Farewell to Spring” (4 a.m.).

More second round games are played in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, with Butler vs. Purdue (CBS, 12:10 p.m.), Syracuse vs. Michigan State (CBS, 2:40 p.m.), Texas A&M vs. North Carolina (CBS, 5:15 p.m.), Nevada vs. Cincinnati (TNT, 6:10 p.m.), Clemson vs. Auburn (TBS, 7:10 p.m.), Florida State vs. Xavier (TNT, 8:40 p.m.) and Marshall vs. West Virginia (TBS, 9:40 p.m.).

Second round play in the women’s tournament has Marquette vs. Louisville (ESPN2, noon), Maryland vs. N.C. State (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), Villanova vs. Notre Dame (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Michigan vs. Baylor (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.), Virginia vs. South Carolina (ESPN, 9 p.m.) and Minnesota vs. Oregon (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

In the second round of the NIT men’s tournament it’s Mississippi State at Baylor (ESPN, noon), Oregon at Marquette (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.) and Middle Tennessee at Louisville (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.)

Pro basketball includes Houston at Minnesota (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Portland at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Spring baseball has Philadelphia at Minnesota (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Angels at Texas (MLB, 4 p.m.).

Hockey has St. Louis at Chicago (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

In golf, the final round is played in the Arnold Palmer Invitational (Golf, 12:30 p.m,; NBC, 2 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Auto Club 400 (Fox, 3:30 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Rep. Adam Schiff, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. NBC: Rep. Mike Conway, Sens. Marco Rubio and Sherrod Brown. CBS: Sens. Bob Corker, Rand Paul and Angus King, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. NBC: Rep. Mike Conway, Sens. Marco Rubio and Sherrod Brown. CNN: Sens. Paul, Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham. Fox News: Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Trey Gowdy.

 

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