Sunday TV: New Starz Series ‘Vida’

VidaThe new “Vida” (Starz, 8:30 p.m.) stars Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera as estranged Mexican American sisters who return to East L.A. after their mother’s death. There they find out about things they didn’t know about their mother’s life and have to decide to do with the bar she ran with her wife.

The vibrant series from Tanya Saracho touches on a number of issues from gentrification to assimilation and a decent amount of divisions in the community.

The six-episode series comes alongside another new half hour show, “Sweetbitter” (Starz, 8 p.m.) with Ella Purnell starring as a long woman who moves to New York and becomes part of the restaurant industry, based on Stephanie Danler’s popular novel.

The second season of “I’m Dying Out Here” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) the series about comedians in the 70s trying to make it in the 70s, adds Brad Garrett as a comedy legend and club owner, who finally gives Melissa Leo someone to play opposite. As for the group of comics, success doesn’t seem to make those who do make it any more likable.

Rapper Meek Mill give his first interview since being released from jail on “Dateline” (NBC, 7 p.m.).

Back for its fourth season: “Naked and Afraid XL” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

When a maternity home closes, the midwives get a load of new patients on the season finale of “Call the Midwife” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

On the season finale of “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.), Caroll moves to wearing her sleep apnea machine all the time.

Pied Piper dabbles with crypto currency and Dinesh obsesses over having the best Tesla on “Silicon Valley” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Barry finds some motivation for some convincing acting in the penultimate episode of “Barry” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

Eve and Vianelle come face to face on “Killing Eve” (BBC America, 8 p.m.).

Another packed week of worries fills both “The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 11 p.m.).

On “Westworld” (HBO, 9 p.m.), both Dolores and Maeve gather their armies and I’m getting a distinct robot “Game of Thrones” vibe.

The investigation of the Ice Juice scandal affects both Axe and Chuck on “Billions” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

“Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.) deals with a refugee station.

The top seven perform on “American Idol” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

The team gets a new partner on “Deception” (ABC, 10 p.m.) – perhaps a crime-solving juggler?

“Timeless” (NBC, 10 p.m.) goes back to when Reagan was shot and finds it wasn’t about Jodie Foster at all.

The victim’s life comes into focus on a new episode of “Unforgotten” on “Masterpiece” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Semifinals of “Genius Junior” (NBC, 9 p.m.) takes up two hours.

Homer gets Flanders a job at the plant on “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.), which last week surpassed “Gunsmoke” as the longest running scripted show on TV.

Monique has a car accident on “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (CNN, 9 p.m.) returns to Uruguay.

Sunny and Bajie go undercover on the Widow’s frontline on “Into the Badlands” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

A new “United Shades of America” (CNN, 10 p.m.), W. Kamau Bell reports on the world of Sikhs.

Liam’s true intentions are revealed on “The Royals” (E!, 10 p.m.).

Old Paul tries to follow through with his plan on “Trust” (FX, 10 p.m.).

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the death of a professional basketball team owner on “Instinct” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

A Marine dies of nerve gas on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Aerial Africa” (Smithsonian, 9 p.m.) flies over Zambia.

A song spreads magically on “Good Witch” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

A young woman shows up claiming to be the daughter given up for adoption turns out to be an imposter on the made-for-TV thriller “The Wrong Daughter” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

Dark secrets of the past are a plot device on “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) and “The Arrangement” (E!, 9 p.m.).

Given their coverage of the present, I’m not sure I’d trust their history, either, in “Legends & Lies: The Civil War” (Fox News, 8 p.m.).

Melissa Etheridge, Tituss Burgess, Jillian Michaels and Marilu Henner are among those who get readings on the two hour finale of “Long Island Medium” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

Adam Devine and Xzibit show up on “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

It’s Marlon Wayans vs. Jay Pharoah and Lindsey Vonn vs. Gus Kenworthy on “Drop the Mic” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies has a Marilyn Monroe double feature of “Let’s Make Love” (8 p.m.) and “Some Like It Hot” (10 p.m.) comes Clara Bow in the silent “It” (12:15 a.m.) and two Japanese crime films, “Cruel Gun Story” (2 a.m.) and “A Colt is My Passport” (3:45 a.m.).

NBA playoffs have Golden State at New Orleans (ABC, 3:30 p.m.) and Houston at Utah (TNT, 8 p.m.).

Stanley Cup playoffs have Boston at Tampa Bay (NBC, 3 p.m.) and Vegas at San Jose (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Baseball includes Dodgers at San Diego (ESPN, 4 p.m.) and Cubs at St. Louis (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

In golf, it’s the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship (Golf, 1 p.m.; CBS, 3 p.m.).

In hockey, the IIHF world championships have South Korea vs. Canada (NHL, 6 a.m.), Sweden vs. Czech Republic (NHL, 10 a.m.) and Slovakia vs. Switzerland (NHL, 2 p.m.).

NASCAR’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.) is run.

In men’s college lacrosse, it’s Cornell vs. Yale (ESPNU, noon) for the Ivy League championship.

Women’s college lacrosse includes Navy vs. Loyola, Md. (CBS Sports, noon) for the Patriot League championship.

College baseball includes Florida at Texas A&M (ESPN2 1 p.m.) and Mississippi State at Alabama (ESPNU, 4 p.m.).

College softball has Penn State at Minnesota (ESPNU, 2 p.m.) and Arkansas at LSU (ESPN2, 4 p.m.).

And there’s beach volleyball with Hawaii vs. UCLA (ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.) in the NCAA tournament semifinal, with Florida State taking on the winner at 2 on ESPN. Elsewhere, there’s the FIVB Huntington Beach Open (NBC Sports, 11 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Rudy Giuliani, Michael Avenatti. CBS: Avenatti, British ambassador to the U.S. Kim Arroch. NBC: Avenatti. CNN: Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. Roy Blunt. Fox News: Rep. Mac Thornberry.

 

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