Sunday TV: Inspector Lewis, Sneaking ‘Dead’

Kevin Whatley returns for a new Inspector Lewis caper on “Masterpiece Mystery” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) alongside Laurence Fox as his sidekick Detective Sergeant Hathaway.

A weekend marathon of every episode of “The Walking Dead” (AMC, all day) culminates with a new episode of “Talking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) in which they talk up the impending third season, which won’t be here until October. Then at 10 p.m., they show a black and white version of the pilot to get the series back to its zombie roots, “Dawn of the Dead.”

The scariest looking person in reality TV, Angela Raiola, can only be taken in small doses on “Mob Wives” but gets her whole spinoff series in “Big Ang” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

Sookie is enlisted in the search for Russell on a new “True Blood” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Joan Rivers is guest star on a new “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

After the boxoffice haul this weekend, it’s probably not accurate to call this animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” (Disney, 11 p.m.). But it does boast Mark Hammill doing a guest voice for Shao Lao.

Jane Fonda knows a thing or two about how moguls run news networks, from her decade long marriage to Ted Turner. She has her most screentime yet on “The Newsroom” (HBO, 9 p.m.) when her character Leona Lansing grills Sam Waterston’s Charlie Skinner about the actions of Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy who has lately turned the heat on his program, apologizing for past lapses and taking on the tea party.

The fifth season of the gospel version of “American Idol,” “Sunday Best” (BET, 8 p.m.) begins, with Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams judging and Kim Burrell as mentor.

“Longmire” (A&E, 10 p.m.) wonders whether a bear can be used as a murder weapon.

The finals begin on “American Ninja Warrior” (G4, 9 p.m.).

The classic W.C. Fields comedy “The Bank Dick” (TCM, 8 p.m.) is followed by two other dramas about banks, “The Steel Trap” (9:30 p.m.) and “Crime Wave” (TCM, 11 p.m.).

Nancy Botwin is still recovering at the hospital on “Weeds” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Matt tries to win people over by giving away cars on “Episodes” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) while at the same time he rekindles his relationship with the boss’s wife.

Michael Gondry’s great adaptation of Charlie Kaufman’s best script, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (TMC, 8 p.m.) is on tonight.

The home advantage for the men’s final at Wimbledon (ESPN, 9 a.m.) is for Andy Murray, the first Englishman the Scot and British No. 1 who is the first from the UK in the finals since 1938. He faces Roger Federer, looking for his record eighth win. Coverage of the Tour de France (NBC, 8 a.m.) in Stage 8, from Belfort to Porrentruy, preempts “Meet the Press” this morning.

The last baseball before the All-Star Break includes Braves at Phillies (TBS, 1:30 p.m.) and Yankees at Red Sox (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Govs. Bobby Jindal and Martin O’Malley. CBS: Sens. John McCain and Dick Durbin. CNN: Sen. Mitch McConnell, Robert Gibbs, former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics. Fox News: National party committee chairs Reince Priebus and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Reps. Tom Price and Xavier Becerra.

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