Sunday TV: Back from Prison, Readjusting

back-to-lifeBest known in the states for an unforgettable sour face (and sound) she made on “Episodes,” the U.K.’s Daisy Haggard stars in a new series of her own devising, about a woman just released from prison after an 18 year sentence for a murder that rocked her sleepy seaside town. But readjusting to life there in her parents’ house isn’t so easy. “Back to Life” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) shares a producer with the hit “Fleabag,” but this is much darker. It begins with a pair of half hour episodes.

In another new series “Dublin Murders” (Starz, 8 p.m.), Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star as a couple of detectives investigate a child’s murder on the outskirts of the Irish capital in 2006, based on the first two books of Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series.

Normally, E! presents a red carpet show for something that airs on another channel. Tonight, for the second year in a row, The 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards (E!, Bravo, USA, 9 p.m.) is on its own channel, so there’s no need to switch over following its two hour “E! Live from the Red Carpet” (E!, 7 p.m.). “Game of Thrones” is up for TV show of the year, but so is “WWE Raw.” Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston and Pink will each receive special awards.

It’s kind of a strange time for “The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) to end its season, just as impeachment is heating up.

But it’s the 10th season start for “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), with Debbie now the self-elected leader of the Gallagher family.

“The Durrells in Corfu” may be over, but a special looks at the true story that inspired it, hosted by Keeley Hawes: “What the Durrells Did Next: A Masterpiece Special” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Sunday Night Football has Minnesota at Dallas (NBC, 8:15 p.m.). Earlier games include Baltimore at Cincinnati (CBS 1 p.m.), Giants at Jets (Fox, 1 p.m.) and Carolina at Green Bay (Fox, 4:20 p.m.).

The next figure to step into “Watchmen” (HBO, 9 p.m.) is reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu.

“Press” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) ends its season after six episodes.

A sexualized yoga studio is examined on “The Weekly” (FX, 10 p.m.).

After a two year wait, “Rick and Morty” (Cartoon Network, 11:30 p.m.) returns for a new season, though with only five new episodes.

A new bunch of episodes are available for “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” (Netflix, streaming).

The class that “Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.) has been attending suddenly decides to meet at the bar.

On “Silicon Valley” (HBO, 10 p.m.), Richard is offered a lucrative but amoral deal.

A fabricated video is a problem for the former “Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “Poldark” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings), Demelza discovers the French are smuggling arms in to Cornwell.

Darlene gets a Christmas surprise on “Mr. Robot” (USA, 8 p.m.).

On “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.), Carol and Daryl go on a mission together, then it’s dissected on “Talking Dead” (AMC, 10:07 p.m.).

On “God Friended Me” (CBS, 8 p.m.), a lawyer wants nothing to do with a winning lottery ticket given him.

A disturbing death has Gotham reeling on “Batwoman” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.) looks into the theft of an undersea drone prototype.

A 10-year-old college student is on “Kids Say the Darnedest Things” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“The Rookie” (ABC, 10 p.m.) is introduced to a community policing project.

Lorance’s lawyer continues to build his case on “Leavenworth” (Starz, 9:30 p.m.).

Damage control is needed after the Barbie Bash on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

Kellie Pickler stars in the made for TV Christmas romance “The Mistletoe Secret” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) with Tyler Hynes and Patrick Duffy. Meanwhile, Adelaide Kane, Greyson Holt and Loretta Devine star in the new “A Sweet Christmas Romance” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

The proper hue of a famous World War II B-17 is revealed in the special “Memphis Belle in Color” (Smithsonian Channel, 9 p.m.).

There’s a new episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 11:02 p.m.).

“This is Life with Lisa Ling” (CNN, 10 p.m.) looks at swingers.

A Martin Scorsese double feature on Turner Classic Movies brings “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (8 p.m.) and “Mean Streets” (10 p.m.). Then comes the silent 1929 “The Pagan” (midnight) and two from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, “Teorema” (2 a.m.) and “Mamma Roma” (3:45 a.m.).

Hockey has Florida at Rangers (NHL, 1 p.m.) and Toronto at Chicago (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Boston College at South Florida (CBS Sports, noon), Florida State at Florida (ESPN, 1 p.m.), Massachusetts-Lowell at Ohio State (ESPNU, 4 p.m.) and James Madison at Virginia (ESPNU, 6 p.m.).

Women’s college basketball has South Carolina at Maryland (ESPN, 3 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Bluegreen Vacations 500 (NBC, 2:30 p.m.).

Soccer has South Korea vs. Mexico (Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.) in a FIFA U-17 world cup quarterfinal and

Costa Rica at U.S. (ESPNU, 8 p.m.) in an women’s international friendly.

Canadian football playoffs have Edmonton at Montreal (ESPN2, 1 p.m.) and Winnipeg at Calgary (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Reps. Jackie Speier and Mac Thornberry. CBS: White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Sen. John Kennedy, Rep. Eric Swalwell. NBC: Sens. Rand Paul and Sherrod Brown, Rep. Jim Himes. CNN: Sens. Ron Johnson and Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Max Rose. Fox News: Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney and Will Hurd.

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