Sunday TV: A Different Martin Story

NightflyersThe Sunday night George R.R. Martin series tonight is not the awaited last season of “Game of Thrones” but an adaptation of his first novella from 1980, which was previously the basis of a 1987 movie. “Nightflyers” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) concerns a group of scientists on a spaceship in 2093 setting out to meet aliens. The cast includes Jodie Turner-Smith, Gretchen Mol and David Ajala.

The #MeToo era hasn’t altered the annual exploitation glam of “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” (ABC, 10 p.m.). Performers include Bebe Rexha, the Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora and Shawn Mendes.

“Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) looks at the impeachment of Bill Clinton 20 years ago in light of Special Counsel Robert Meuller’s current investigation. It’s titled “Witch Hunt.”

Similar themes emerge in Fareed Zakaria’s special, “Presidents Under Fire: The History of Impeachment” (CNN, 9 p.m.).

This also would have been a big deal 20 years ago: “Garth: Live at Notre Dame!” (CBS, 8 p.m.), a live Garth Brooks show from Indiana.

Sunday night football has Chargers at Pittsburgh (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). Earlier games include Baltimore at Atlanta (CBS, 1 p.m.), Chicago at Giants (Fox, 1 p.m.) and Minnesota at New England (Fox, 4:25 p.m.).

Boyfriends are a problem on “My Brilliant Friend” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

The daughters aren’t too happy about their mom’s new man on “Dirty John” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Tilly starts to feel a little guilty on “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

The Assad regime is examined in the special “Inside Syria’s Deadly Dynasty” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.).

Tyra Banks returns as the childhood doll come to life in “Life-Size 2” (Freeform, 9 p.m.), a sequel to the 2000 film. But instead of  Lindsay Lohan. it stars Francia Raisa.

The third season starts for the spy drama “Berlin Station” (Epix, 9 p.m.), with Ashley Judd and James Cromwell added to the cast of Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes and Leland Orser.

The four remaining kids dance the semi-finals on “Dancing with the Stars Juniors” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Tina communicates with aliens on “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

Emma is on the set of a movie on the grossest episode yet of “Sally4Ever” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

“Camping” (HBO, 10 p.m.) winds up its first season.

They’re looking for a new demon on “Charmed” (CW, 9 p.m.).

They make a gingerbread scene based on the movie “Elf” on “Holiday Gingerbread Showdown” (Food, 9 p.m.).

A masked intruder threatens Sam on “Ray Donovan” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Kim returns to Paris on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!, 9 p.m.).

On “Outlander” (Starz, 8 p.m.), tragedy strikes Claire’s patients’ household.

Sia has a dream about Agent Liberty on “Supergirl” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.), Bart feels neglected.

Brittany’s mom shows up on “Rel” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.).

The reunion continues on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Classic Christmas fare on Turner Classic Movies has “The Shop Around the Corner” (8 p.m.) and “Holiday Affair” (10 p.m.). They are followed by Louise Brooks in G.W. Papst’s “Pandora’s Box” (midnight) and Chantal Ackerman’s three hour “Jeanne Dielman 23, qui du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles” (2:30 a.m.).

Hockey includes Calgary at Chicago (NHL, 7 p.m.).

The college football playoff selection show (ESPN, noon) spells out the bowl games.

Men’s college basketball includes Arizona at Connecticut (ESPN2, 1 p.m.) and Central Florida at Missouri (ESPNU, 3 p.m.).

Women’s games include Mississippi State at Texas (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.), Connecticut at Notre Dame (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Tennessee at Oklahoma State (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.) and Baylor at South Carolina (ESPN2, 7p.m.).

Golf has the final round in the Hero World Challenge (Golf, 11 a.m.; NBC, 1 p.m.).

Women’s college soccer’s College Cup championship has Florida State vs. North Carolina (ESPNU, 1 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Former Secretaries of State James Baker and Colin Powell, Rep. Adam Schiff, Roger Stone. CBS: Baker, former vice president Dick Cheney, Sen. Mark Warner. NBC: Baker, Chesney, Sen. John Barrasso, Rep. Jerrold Nadler. CNN: Sens. Sheered Brown, Warner. Fox News: Cheney, Baker, Sens. Roy Blunt and Ben Cardin.

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