Sunday TV: The Doctor Will See You Now

doctor-whoThe storied world of “Doctor Who” (BBC America,1:45 p.m.) enters a new phase with the hiring of Jodie Whittaker in the the title role. The excitement is such that the BBC won’t dare show the 11th season premiere in the UK before they do so in America, lest it get all over the internet. So if you’re wondering about the strange early afternoon premiere date, keep in mind, it’s Sunday night in London. It will be be repeated at 3:30, 6, 8, 10 p.m., midnight, 2 and 4 a.m.

Speaking of women in high places, former secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright show up to advise the fictional “Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.) on the occasion of her fifth season premiere. Colin Powell is also in the episode (but not Condoleezza Rice, John Kerry or Rex Tillerson).

In the real political world, the team behind the documentary series “The Fourth Estate” returns to watch the workings of the massive investigation released this week in the documentary short “The Family Business: Trump and Taxes” (Showtime, 8:30 p.m.).

Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clakson and Imagine Dragons perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival (CW, 8 p.m.), hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher host the small-fry edition of the popular dancing show, “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” (ABC, 8 p.m.) in which pro junior dancers are matched with “celebrity” children, though the only ones we recognize are Sottie Pippen’s daughter Sophia, Bristol Palin’s son Tripp Palin, actress Ariana Greenblatt from “Stuck in the Middle” and Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo. On the judges’ panel are Adam Rippon, choreographer Mandy Moore and Val Chmerkovskiy.

The suspense in season nine of “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) isn’t weather star Andrew Lincoln will leave (he will), but how. For the season premiere, they go to Washington, D.C.  “Talking Dead” (AMC, 10 p.m.) returns for its eighth season.

Ricky jeopardizes his comeback on the season finale of “Ballers” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

“Shark Tank” (ABC, 10 p.m.) returns for a 10th season.

A new animated “Star Wars” spinoff series “Star Wars Resistance” (Disney, 10 p.m.), concentrates on events following “Return of the Jedi.”

Loni Love hosts “BET Her Fights: Breast Cancer 2018” (BET, 7 p.m.).

“America to Me” (Starz, 9 p.m.) has an episode titled “Tsunami of Privilege.”

Miles’ podcast may be picked up by satellite radio on “God Friended Me” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Contessa has a double mastectomy on “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

You want to live through the Kavanaugh mess again? It’s there on “The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) which did more investigation on last week’s episode than the FBI ever did.

Frankie is asked to get in the movie business on “The Deuce” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Aunt Hermione dies suddenly on “The Durrells in Corfu” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

On “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.), Homer and Marge compete on a reality show.

A birthday party gets out of hand on “Warriors of Liberty City” (Starz, 8 p.m.).

On “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), Bob and Linda raise a chicken.

A stolen tactical assault suit is used in a jewelry heist on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Abby decides whether to break up with Trace on “Chesapeake Shores” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

“The Last Ship” (TNT, 9 p.m.) seeks intel that could decide the fate of the war.

A political career begins for “Poldark” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

On “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), Frank’s new liver medication has some bad side effects.

“This is Life with Lisa Ling” (CNN, 9 p.m.) jumps into gender fluidity.

The kids come to visit on “Rel” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.).

Jeff gets on board with the ice show on “Kidding” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Beck’s friend Peach begins meddling on “You” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

The Monster of the Month tonight on Turner Classic Movies is all wrapped up: “The Mummy’s Hand” (8 p.m.), “The Mummy’s Ghost” (9:30 p.m.) and “The Mummy’s Curse” (10:45 p.m.). It’s a whole different monster in the silent “Nosferatu” (midnight). Then comes a pair of French films, Eric Rohmer’s “Pauline at the Beach” (2 a.m.) and René Clément’s “Purple Noon” (3:45 a.m.).

It’s Dallas at Houston (NBC, 8:20 p.m.) on Sunday Night Football. Earlier games include Baltimore at Cleveland (CBS, 1 p.m.), Giants at Carolina (Fox, 1 p.m.) and Minnesota at Philadelphia (Fox, 4:25 p.m.).

In the baseball playoffs, Milwaukee at Colorado (MLB, 4:30 p.m.) and Dodgers at Atlanta (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.) in the National League divisional series.

Preseason basketball includes Atlanta at Oklahoma City (NBA, 3 p.m.) and Utah at Portland (NBA, 9 p.m.).

Hockey has Toronto at Chicago (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Auto racing has the Texas Fall Nationals (Fox Sports 2, noon) and the Gander Outdoors 400 (NBC Sports, 2 p.m.).

Women’s college soccer includes Vanderbilt at Tennessee (ESPNU, 5 p.m.).

Women’s college volleyball includes North Carolina at Florida State (ESPN2, 1 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Kellyanne Conway, Sen. Mazie Hirono. CBS: Sens. Mitch McConnell and Susan Collins. NBC: Sens. Chris Coons and Lamar Alexander. CNN: Collins, Hirono, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Fox News: McConnell, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Ben Cardin, Republican National Chair Ronna McDaniel.


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