Sunday TV: ‘Against the Wall,’ Shark Week

Of all the light crime dramas populating cable TV this summer, the new “Against the Wall” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) stands out largely because of its star Rachael Carpani, who looks more like Meg Ryan than Meg Ryan.

In it, she stars as a Chicago cop who disappoints the rest of her family, populated by cops, by joining internal affairs division, though it’s not clear why they hate the idea so much. Is there a corruption investigation in the background of her father, Treat Williams, and her brothers (Brandon Quinn, Steve Byers and James Thomas)? Despite its similarity to “Blue Bloods” it has its appeal.

Yet another Shark Week – its 24th! — begins on the Discovery Network, with Andy Samberg hosting and a new documentary “Great White Invasion” (Discovery, 9 p.m.), about how the great white sharks are inching closer to coasts in Australia, South Africa and even the West Coast of the U.S.

It’s not polite for men to talk ill of the romances that do not go well. But otherwise how would we have “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” (ABC, 9 p.m.)? The former suitors of Ashley Hebert will now say what they really think of her. But I hope it’s not dominated by the cad Bentley, who overstayed his welcome.  Sunday’s an odd night to air such dirty laundry, but it speeds up the conclusion of this sad season, I’m all for it. (Monday is the finale).

The series of capers by the suave Det. Aureilo Zen, concludes on “Masterpiece Mystery” (PBS, 9 p.m.), featuring Rufus Sewell.

The Hollywood Madam shows her enthusiasm for exotic birds on the special “Heidi Fleiss: Prostitutes to Parrots” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

If Larry Miller and J.B. Smoove don’t show up on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO, 10 p.m.), they will at least show up on tonight’s panel of “The Marriage Ref” (NBC, 10 p.m.), alongside Rachael Ray.

Skyler visits Saul tonight on “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

A finale comes tonight for the retooled “The Real L Word” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), in which Whitney Mixter has ruled the roost.

Kathy Griffin switches places with a Southern woman on an even lower list than D on a new “Same Name” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Sookie is looking for Jason on a new “True Blood” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

This may cool you off: It’s Christmas season on a new “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

New nominations for eviction go out on “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

A new season starts for the international competition of “American Ninja Warrior” (G4, 9 p.m.).

The current impasse may be the time to take a look behind the scenes of lawmaking in “Taking the Hill: Inside Congress” (NBC, 7 p.m.).

Dorothy Lamour is the star of the day on Turner Classic Movies, with “Road to Utopia” (8 p.m.), “Rainbow Island” (9:45 p.m.) and “Slightly French” (11:30 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: White House senior adviser David Plouffe, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Grover Norquist, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax reform. CBS: Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. NBC: Plouffe, Sens. Claire McCaskill and John Thune, Rep. Raul Labrador. CNN: Gene Sperling, director of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Sens. McConnell and Schumer, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and economist Mark Zandi. Fox News: Sperling, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sens. Jon Kyl and Dick Durbin.

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