Sunday TV: New ‘Succession,’ ‘Pose’

SuccessionBrian Cox is more than convincing as a Murdoch-style patriarch who has second thoughts of leaving his huge media company at 80, sending shockwaves through his scheming family in the entertaining new series “Succession” (HBO, 10 p.m.), which may suffer at first from a lack of sympathetic or even likable offspring for which to root. The cast includes Jeremy Strong, Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Hiam Abbass. If it sounds a little like “Billions” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), it at least traverses in the same realm and is based more on reality than, say, “Westworld” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

The latest from Ryan Murphy is another well-put together series, this one about the subculture of gay ballroom pageantry of 1980s New York. The acting in “Pose” (FX, 9 p.m.) is all over the place, partly because there are so many newcomers in the largest trans cast on TV. But its pilot creates a number of interesting storylines reflecting the era and its struggles, and a couple of standout performers including Ryan jamaal Swain, Indya Moore and MJ Rodriguez. Billy Porter shines as a kind of sage master of ceremonies.

The new documentary series “Wrong Man” (Starz, 9 p.m.) looks into cases of the wrongly convicted. First up is a 16 year old sent to prison for 30 years.

Despite the title, the iHeartRadio Wango Tango (Freeform, 8 p.m.) won’t feature Sammy Hagar. Instead the concert from California stars Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Miguel Shawn Mendes, 5 Seconds of Summer and NF.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals of Cleveland at Golden State (ABC, 8 p.m.) can only hope to be as wild as the first game, where the Cavaliers’ LeBron James shot 51 points but his team still lost in overtime.

“The Fourth Estate” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) serves as a kind of time capsule to a year ago, so many frantic news cycles ago.

An author is a murder target on “Instinct” (CBS, 8 p.m.), the only new scripted offering on network TV tonight.

The news special “Voices of Parkland: Healing Out Loud” (MSNBC, 10 p.m.) looks at the movement that grew among survivors after the Florida school shooting.

John Mayer is host as Andy Cohen is feted by celebrities for his 50th birthday on “Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen” (Bravo, 11 p.m.).

Everything goes wrong at the restaurant for Tess on “Sweetbitter” (Starz, 8 p.m.).

Larry comes out to the neighbors on “Lost in Transition” (TLC, 10:14 p.m.).

Mari confronts Tialoc on “Vida” (Starz, 8:30 p.m.).

Edgar and Annie expand their enterprise on “I’m Dying Up Here” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

A dating app developer checks in at Grey House on “Good Witch” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

“Falsettos” is presented on a replay of “Live from Lincoln Center” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

On the two hour “Fear Island” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.), a team travels to Alaska in search of the largest bear on record.

Candiace wants control of the family business on “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

The jazzfest party is ready on “Southern Charm New Orleans” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (CNN, 9 p.m.) goes to Hong Kong.

A 13-year-old is “Disappeared” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

The new series “A Wedding and a Murder” (Oxygen, 8 p.m.) is about when hope turns.

“Drop the Mic” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) pits Michael K. Williams vs. Trevor Jackson and James Corden vs. Dr. Phil.

To help promote the new sequel here’s the old one, “Jurassic World” (NBC, 8 p.m.) in a prime time slot.

It’s a Julie Andrews double feature with “The Americanization of Emily” (TCM, 8 p.m.) and “Victor/Victoria” (10:15 p.m.). Then comes the silent Harold Lloyd comedy “For Heavenls Sake” (12:45 a.m.) and two with Ingrid Bergman, “A Woman’s Face” (TCM, 2 a.m.) and “Stromboli” (TCM, 3:45 a.m.).

Baseball includes Cubs at Mets (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Boston at Houston (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.).

WNBA action has Connecticut at Washington (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.).

The French Open (Tennis, 5 a.m.; NBC, noon) reaches its round of 16.

Soccer has Brazil vs. Croatia (beIN Sports, 9:50 a.m.).

Golf has the final round of the Memorial (Golf, noon; CBS, 2:30 p.m.) and the U.S. Women’s Open (Fox, 2 p.m.).

Motor sports include the Pocono 400 (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.) and the Dual in Detroit (ABC, 3:30 p.m.).

College softball includes Washington vs. Oklahoma (ESPN, 1 p.m.).

In hockey, it’s Texas at Toronto (NHL, 4 p.m.) for the American Hockey Calder Cup.

And there are the collegiate rugby championships (ESPN2, 10 a.m.; ESPNews, 2 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: White House economic council director Larry Kudlow. CBS: Gov. John Kasich, Rep. Will Hurd. NBC: Rudolph Giuliani, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. CNN: Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Fox News: Corey Lewandowski.


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