Sunday TV: Grammys at a Shaky Time

lizzo-live-dec-2019-rx-billboard-1548Newcomers top the nominees for The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS, 8 p.m.), but whether Lizzo (above) or Billie Eilish  go home with the big prize is secondary to the controversy roiling the Recording Academy, with just-ousted chair Deborah Dugan alleging rape in the ranks and a rigging of winners and nominees.

Anyway, there will be a whole lot of performances from Lizzo and Eilish as well as Aerosmith, BTS, Blake Shelton and Gwen StefaniAriana Grande, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Rosalía, Run-DMC, Tanya Tucker, Tyler the Creator, Charlie Wilson, Joshua Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Misty Copeland, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Sheila E., Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Lil Nas X, Meek Mill, Ben Platt, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Roots, Trombone Shorty, Usher and YG.

“The Circus: Inside the Craziest Political Campaign on Earth” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) returns in time to test the waters in Iowa.

Also back is “Our Cartoon President” (Showtime, 8:30 p.m.), undergoing his own impeachment.

The two hour special “American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World” (NBC, 9 p.m.) has American competitors going after those from Europe and Australia.

“Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) reaches its 10th season finale; its next season will be its last.

It’s election night on the first season finale of “The L Word: Generation Q” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

“Avenue 5” (HBO, 10 p.m.) tries to arrange a NASA rescue for the off-course space cruiser.

Larry tries to keep his assistant from suing while furthering his revenge on Mocha Joe on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

The Kane sisters mark their birthdays on “Batwoman” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“Doctor Who” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) has an episode titled “Fugitive of the Judoon.”

Holly looks into a similar case to the murder at hand on a new episode of “The Outsider” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

“Supergirl” (CW, 9 p.m.)tries to stop a Toyman copycat.

The modernist cartoon “Disney Mickey Mouse” (Disney, 9:45 p.m.) is way better than the CGI version.

There is party fallout on “Dare Me” (USA, 10 p.m.).

“Sister Wives” (TLC, 10 p.m.) have a bad Christmas.

Deanna Durbin stars on Turner Classic Movies tonight in “Three Smart Girls” (8 p.m.), “Every Sunday” (9:45 p.m.) and “It’s a Date” (10 p.m.). The silent “The Outlaw and HIs Wife” (midnight) is followed by the Italian “The Night Porter” (2 a.m.) and the Russian “Come and See” (4 p.m.).

Football has its Pro Bowl (ESPN, ABC, 3 p.m.), while college football has the Hula Bowl (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.).

Basketball includes Houston at Denver (NBA, 3:30 p.m.), Boston at New Orleans (ESPN, 6 p.m.) and Indiana at Portland (NBA, 9 p.m.).

Hockey’s AHL has its all-star skills competition (NHL, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Tulsa at Connecticut (CBS Sports, noon), Maryland at Indiana (CBS, 1 p.m.), South Florida at Houston (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), Michigan State at Minnesota (Fox, 3 p.m.), San Diego State at UNLV (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), Xavier at Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.), Loyola Chicago at Northern Iowa (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), UCLA at Oregon (Fox, 5 p.m.) and Stanford at California (ESPNU, 6 p.m.).

Women’s games include Fordham at Dayton (ESPNU, noon), Xavier at Providence (Fox Sports 2, 1 p.m.), Temple at Cincinnati (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Oregon at Oregon State (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), St. John’s at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.) and West Virginia at TCU (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.).

Final rounds are played in golf’s Farmers Insurance Open (Golf, 1 p..m.; CBS, 3 p.m.).

The U.S. figure skating championships (NBC, 3 p.m.) has men’s free skate.

Auto racing runs the Rolex 24 at Daytona (NBC Sports, 5 a.m.; NBC, noon).

Bowling has the Oklahoma Open (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Rep. Val Demings, Sens. James Lankford and Amy Klobuchar. CBS: Sen. Tom Cotton, Rep. Jason Crow. NBC: Sens. Mike Braun, Klobuchar. Rep. Adam Schiff. CNN: Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Lankford, Sen. Tina Smith. Fox News: Andrew Yang, Alan Dershowitz.

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