Sunday TV: ‘The Client List’ vs. ‘The Easter Parade’

What was once just a bad Lifetime movie has now been made into a bad Lifetime series.

“The Client List” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, and her figure, as a Texas housewife who agrees to “give extras” as a masseuse in a suburban spa as a way to pay the bills.

Just as in the original Cybill Shepherd plays her mother, and there’s far moreratioinalizing than there is actual sex. But given a chance to show chiseled, oiled men’s bodies, the show never fails. Here is a near-Cinemax series hoping, apparently, to cater to women. But women viewers are too smart for that.

If they are subscribing, they should be watching instead the return of “The Borgias” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), whose production budget only seems to increase, and especially the double comeback of “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) and “The Big C” (Showtime, 9:30 p.m.). In the former, a tragedy sends Jackie heads to rehab with mixed success; in the latter, we learn what happened after the cliffhanger in which Cathy’s husband seemed stricken at the end of the marathon.

So much good TV on Sundays: The second episode of the season for “Game of Thrones” (HBO, 9 p.m.) and especially “Mad Men” (AMC, 10 p.m.), now followed by a reality competition involving contemporary advertising agency vying for a client in “The Pitch” (AMC, 11 p.m.).

They’re still trying to figure out Rosie’s murderer on “The Killing” (AMC, 9 p.m.) as new evidence keeps turning up.

With the 3-D version of his 15-year-old epic on the big screen, “Titanic” director James Cameron assembles a panel of experts as well as up to date computer graphics and results of his own excursion to see the boat’s ruins, to come up with some definitive conclusions about how exactly the boat went down 100 years ago this week on “Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.).

The funny “Life’s Too Short” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.) reaches a season finale with a fiasco at a Sting-sponsored charity event.

Will “60 Minutes” (CBS, 7 p.m.) have time to whip up a proper tribute to original correspondent Mike Wallace, who died at 93 Saturday?

“Frozen Planet” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) steps back with a look at how the series was made over the last four years: Uncomfortably in parkas.

The new reality series “Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On” (TV Guide, 9 p.m.) has the appearance of following the trio as they prepare a comeback. But the thing feels close to scripted.

The conclusion of the two part “Great Expectations” on “Masterpiece Classic” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) isn’t quite as good as the first half. But that’s the thing about having great expectations.

The next stop on “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) is Tanzania.

T.D. Jakes is interviewed on a new “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

Kenny’s kid is kidnapped on “Eastbound & Down” (HBO, 10 p.m.). You’d think he’d be happy.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick get a two for one deal on genealogy on “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Twenty “Pixar Short Films” (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) follows a double play of “A Bug’s Life” (ABC Family, 5:30 p.m.) and “Cars” (ABC Family, 7:30 p.m.).

An all star tournament begins on “Chopped” (Food Network, 9 p.m.).

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) has a fourth season finale.

Let’s mark the day with “Easter Parade” (TCM, 8 p.m.), followed by “King of Kings” (TCM, 9 p.m.). Then there’s always the Rock of Ages competition on “Cupcake Wars” (Food Network, 8 p.m.). but the holiday is Christmas on a new episode of “Leave It to Niecy” (TLC, 10:30 p.m.).

Baseball today includes Yankees at Rays (TBS, 1:30 p.m.) and White Sox at Rangers (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

NBA action includes Bulls at Knicks (ABC, 1 pm.), 76ers at Celtics (NBA, 6 p.m.) and Rockets at Kings (NBA, 9 p.m.).

And the Masters (CBS, 2 p.m.) winds up and somebody tries on a new jacket.

Sunday Talk

ABC: Rick Warren. CBS: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Richard Land, Rabbi David Wolpe, Rev. Luis Cortes. NBC: Sen. Dick Durbin, Gov. John Kasich, Reps. Raul Labrador and Emanuel Cleaver, Jon Meacham, Anne Graham Lotz. CNN: Ralph Reed, David Brody, Cleaver, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Fox News: Newt Gingrich, Sens. Ron Johnson and Kent Conrad.

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