Sunday TV: A ‘Succession’ Season Finale

SUC_210_07212019_gh_3093The most consistent pleasure this fall has been the second season of “Succession” (HBO, 9 p.m.), which has been packing a lot of sharp jibes with lavish locations, bitter recrimination and a simple story: Who’s going to take over the family business?

It’s not clear the answer will come tonight, during the season finale. The family will be on another enviable location – on the Mediterranean on a yacht, where Logan will weigh who will be sacrificed for the latest blunder. And they’ll play that music one last time in a long while.

Also ending tonight is the first season of “The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO, 10:10 p.m.), with Jesse trying to keep his marriage together after he confessed all last week (and his wife got a gun).

But it’s the last episode ever for “Ballers” (HBO, 11 p.m.), with Spencer refusing to back down while fighting for the league’s players.

Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney join forces on a timely documentary series about division, “Why We Hate” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) with the help of an evolutionary anthropologist.

Black Thought and Questlove are behind a new series “Hip-Hop: The Songs that Shook America” (AMC, midnight), starting with Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks.”

Noah is caught in the #MeToo movement on “The Affair” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Sunday Night Football has Pittsburgh at Chargers (NBC, 8:15 p.m.). Earlier games include Washington at Miami (Fox, 1 p.m.), Cincinnati at Baltimore (NBC, 1 p.m.), and Dallas at Jets (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).

Dom gets dark army vibes on “Mr. Robot” (USA, 10 p.m.).

During “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), Krystal’s loyalties are tested.

I’m thinking Rudy Giuliani will come up on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 11:35 p.m.).

Alice and the Wonderland Gang seems a bad name for the villains on “Batwoman” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “Kids Say the Darnedest Things” (ABC, 8 p.m.) three tiny Taylor Swift fans get a big surprise.

Revenge is the plot again on “Power” (Starz, 8 p.m.). Then they talk about it on “Power Confidential” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

“The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) has its hands full.

Louisa meets Spiros’ wife for the first time on “The Durrells in Corfu” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

“The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) has a flashback revealing the origins of Alpha and Beta. Then they talk about it on “Talking Dead” (10 p.m.).

Pickpockets are a problem on “The Simpsons” (NBC, 8:15 p.m.).

On “Bless the Harts” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), a statue causes controversy.

Duncan faces problems at home on “Press” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

“The Rookie” (ABC, 10 p.m.) has girl problems.

Tina and Bob participate in a father-daughter cardboard boat race on “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“The Weekly” (FX, 10 p.m.) looks into the segregation in the New York school system.

Harley Quinn Smith judges the displays on “Halloween Wars” (Food, 9 p.m.).

On “Poldark” (PBS< 9 p.m.), Cary struggles under mounting responsibilities.

Dr. Jackie builds a new practice on “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Someone wants to turn the ashes of the deceased into diamonds on “Shark Tank” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“Supergirl” (CW, 9 p.m.) is joined by Alex and Brainiac in fighting an alien attack.

A Gene Tierney double feature on Turner Classic Movies has “Laura” (8 p.m.) and “Night and the City” (9:45 p.m.). It’s followed by F. W. Murnau’s silent “Faust” (midnight) and two from Michelangelo Antonioni, “L’Eclisse”  (2 a.m.) and “L’Avventura” (4:15 a.m.).

Game 2 of the ALCS has Yankees at Houston (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.).

Hockey has Pittsburgh at Winnipeg (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Preseason basketball has Cleveland at Boston (NBA, 3 p.m.) and Milwaukee at Washington (NBA, 6 p.m.).

It’s Japan vs. Scotland (NBC Sports, 6:30 a.m.) in the rugby world cup.

Men’s college hockey has Air Force at Notre Dame (NHL, 4 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Reps. Jim Himes and Lee Zeldin. CBS: Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Rep. Adam Schiff and Adam Kinzinger, Sen. Ted. Cruz. NBC: Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Eliot Engel and former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. CNN: Pete Burttigieg, John Kasich, Rep. Anthony Brown. Fox News: Esper, Sen. Chris Van Hollen.

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