Sunday: New Actress Wears ‘The Crown’

TheCrownClaire Foy was great as Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons, but now as time moves on in the historical series, it’s time for Oscar winner Olivia Colman to take the throne in “The Crown” (Netflix, streaming), which continues as classy and meticulously high budget as before. Other cast replacements as the story moves into the 60s and 70s include Tobias Menzies replacing Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter taking over for Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

“Poldark” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) has its series finale after three seasons, with everything on the line.

“Ray Donovan” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) returns for its seventh season, with the lead character having trouble relating to his therapist (who happens to be played by Alan Alda). Also joining the cast this season: Josh Hamilton, Kerry Condon and Louisa Krause.

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold host the 2019 Soul Train Awards (BET, VH1, 8 p.m.) live for the first time from Las Vegas. Chris Brown leads nominations with eight, Drake has seven and Beyoncé and Lizzo both have six. Yolanda Adams and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will get special awards. It’s all  followed by the 2019 Soul Train Awards Post Show (BET, 10:30 p.m.).

The finale of the documentary series “Leavenworth” (Starz, 9 p.m.) may already be outdated by controversial pardon given by the White House just this week.

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 11 p.m.) seems to have spent its budget on the splashy musical number that capped last week’s show. But tonight is the sixth season finale so there’s likely something just as big planned.

On “Watchmen” (HBO, 9 p.m.), the origin story of Tim Blake Nelson’s character Looking Glass is revealed.

Sunday Night Football has Chicago at Rams (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). Earlier games have Houston at Baltimore (CBS, 1 p.m.), Jets at Washington (Fox, 1 p.m.) and New England at Philadelphia (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).

Greta Gerwig is the interviewer of one of her cast members in “Little Women” on “Inside the Actors Studio: Laura Dern” (Ovation, 10 p.m.).

On “Silicon Valley” (HBO, 10 p.m.) Richard tries to regain the upper hand from his old Hooli boss.

The big Mexican cartel shootout is the subject of “The Weekly” (FX, 10 p.m.).

On “Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO, 10:33 p.m.), it’s parents’ weekend.

Reality producer must go out of their way to find obnoxious families to star in new series. The latest are the Martones, a Long Island family with a nail salon, starring in “Unpolished” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Frank seeks to make money to keep his place in the house on “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

“Supergirl” (CW, 9 p.m.) learns the truth about Lena.

Saving pets from disease is a scheme pitched on “Shark Tank” (ABC, 9 p.m).

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) prepare to go to WorldPride in New York City.

A storm threatens a loft party trip on “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Bless the Harts” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) go to Myrtle Beach for a family vacation.

“The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.) go to Costa Rica.

Things are improving slightly for Miri on “Back to Life” (Showtime, 10 and 10:30 p.m.).

Carol pushes the boundaries on “The Walking Dead” (ABC, 9 p.m.) and becomes the basis of discussion for “Talking Dead” (AMC, 10:05 p.m.).

Torrey DeVito and Chad Michael Murray star in yet another holiday romance “Write Before Christmas” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) with Grant Show, Lolita Davidovich and Drew Seeley.

There is a romance among reporters on “Random Acts of Christmas” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), starring Erin Cahill and Kevin McGarry, and featuring Jaclyn Smith and Patrick Duffy.

“Britain in Color” (Smithsonian, 9 p.m.), colorizing historical footage, joins a third season start for “America in Color” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.).

Miles is questioned by detectives on “Get Shorty” (Epix, 10 p.m.).

There’s another new “Rick and Morty” (Cartoon Network, 11:30 p.m.).

On “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.), a Navy lieutenant disappears following a car accident.

Jason faces backlash on “Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10:30 p.m.).

“The Rookie” (ABC, 10 p.m.) watches a crime scene at a law office.

The creations in the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular” (Food, 10 p.m.) are supposed to look like floats. Maureen McCormick hosts.

The kitchen also gets a workout on “Good Eats” (Food, 8 p.m.) and the “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” (Food, 9 p.m.),

There’s a Thanksgiving theme to “Kids Say the Darnedest Things” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“Married to Medicine” goes to Cabo (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Kate and Sophie reconcile with their past on “Batwoman” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) comes from this year’s BravoCon.

Turner Classic Movies has an Alan Ladd double feature with “Shane” (8 p.m.) and “This Gun for Hire” (10:15 p.m.). Then comes the silent “Tokyo Chorus” (midnight) and from Jane Campion, “A Girl’s Own Story” (2 a.m.) and “Sweetie” (3 a.m.).

Hockey has Calgary at Vegas (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops include Marquette at Wisconsin (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.), Florida at Connecticut (ESPN, 3 p.m.), Seton Hall at St. Louis (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Wake Forest at Charlotte (ESPNU, 6 p.m.) and Georgia State at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.).

Women’s games include Oregon State vs. Missouri State (CBS Sports, 4:30 p.m.).

Auto racing has the Brazilian Grand Prix (ESPN2, 12:05 p.m.), the Ford EcoBoost 400 (NBC, 3 p.m.) and the Auto Club NHRA Finals (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.).

Soccer includes Portugal at Luxembourg (ESPNews, 8:50 a.m.), Nigeria at Lesotho (beIN Sports, 10:50 a.m.) and Mexico vs. Brazil (Fox Sports 2, 4:50 p.m.).

Canadian Football League playoffs have Edmonton at Hamilton (ESPNews, 1 p.m.) and Winnipeg at Saskatchewan (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.).

Men’s college soccer includes Virginia vs. Clemson (ESPNU, noon) and Providence at Georgetown (Fox Sports 2, noon).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney and Chris Stewart. CBS: Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Jim Jordan and Mike Quigley. NBC: Deval Patrick, Sens. Chris Murphy and Ron Johnson. CNN: Murphy, Rep. Mike Turner. Fox News: Reps. Jim Himes and Steve Scalise.

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