Sunday TV: Return of Poldark, Durrells

poldarkThe fourth season of “Poldark” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) will also be its second to last. By now the handsome couple of Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson have forgiven one another their infidelities, and he’s off to London to become a politician. Here’s a little something I wrote about it for TV Guide magazine.

It accompanies the third season return of “The Durrells in Corfu” (PBS, 8 p.m.) in which Gerry is encouraged to give up some of his pets and Leslie has to drop a couple of his girlfriends.

If they had him on in their inaugural season, it would have been as newsworthy, but Paul McCartney finally allows for a profile on the 51st season premiere of  “60 Minutes” (CBS, 7:30 p.m.).

The newsmagazine may be the oldest show premiering tonight, but “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.) is the oldest scripted show on TV, starting season 30 with Homer casting a movie about Bart’s religious experience, with guest voices that include Gal Gadot, Emily Deschanel and Jonathan Groff.

Speaking of diety, there’s the sole new network show premiering tonight, “God Friended Me” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Just about everybody seemed to be blown up on the ninth season finale of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.). We find out who survives on the tenth season premiere tonight. I learned more from talking to Daniela Ruah in a piece for TV Guide.

On the ninth season premiere of “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), Tina sneaked into the Boyz 4 Now auditions.

Sunday Night Football has Baltimore at Pittsburgh (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). Earlier games include Miami at New England (CBS, 1 p.m.), Philadelphia at Tennessee (Fox, 1 p.m.) and New Orleans at Giants (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).

Third Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick grants her first interview to “The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.), a show that got a shout out from Orin Hatch during the judicial hearing this week.

“Insecure” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.) closes out its third season with Issa facing her 30th birthday.

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC, 7 p.m.) returns for tis 29th season.

“Family Guy” (Fox, 9 p.m.) returns for its 17th season.

The “Warriors of Liberty City” (Starz, 8 p.m.) recover from Hurricane Irma.

Election day pits Frank vs. Fiona on the 100th episode of “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Candy is still trying to get her film funded on “The Deuce” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

The poetry slam team faces a challenge on “America to Me” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

The closure of The Bridge causes problems on “Chesapeake Shores” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

Six teams assemble as an eighth season of “Halloween Wars” (Food, 8 p.m.) begins.

Heavenly travels to her childhood home in Miami on “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

“Real” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) plans a brunch.

Morgan tries to find the strength on “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

On “Ballers” (HBO, 10 p.m.), Charles spells out his vision for the team.

A superfan meets Jeff for an overnight on “Kidding” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies begins its night with a couple of films about war crimes, in “None Shall Escape” (8 p.m.) and “Operation Eichmann” (9:45 p.m.), followed by the silent “A Lady of Chance” (midnight) with Norma Shearer, and two films from the Spanish director Victor Erice, “The Spirit of the Beehive” (2:15 a.m.) and “El Sur” (4:15 a.m.).

The final day of baseball’s regular season has Yankees at Red Sox (TBS, 3 p.m.).

Preseason hockey includes San Jose at Las Vegas (NHL, 8 p.m.).

Preseason basketball has Miami at San Antonio (NBA, 5 p.m.), New Orleans at Chicago (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Denver vs. Lakers (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

It’s U.S. vs. Australia (ESPN, 3 p.m.) in the FIBA Women’s World Cup final.

Auto racing includes the Russian Grand Prix (ESPN2, 7 a.m.) and NASCAR’s Roval 400 (NBC, 2 p.m.).

Canadian football has Saskatchewan at Montreal (ESPN2, 1 p.m.).

It’s the final day of golf’s Ryder Cup (NBC, 6 a.m.).

Women’s college volleyball includes Penn State at Michigan (ESPNU, 1 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Sens. Lindsey Graham and Mazie Hirono, Rep. Jerrold Nadler. CBS: Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Cotton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. CNN: Kellyanne Conway, Klobuchar. Fox News: Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

 

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