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What to Watch on Sunday: A night of music and finales for 'Simpsons' and 'Selfridge'

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - In the Season 2 finale, Chummy and PC face several challenges (I saw the previews of them putting Chummy into an ambulance and they better not let anything happen to her!!). Also, Jenny meets a potential suitor.

Billboard Music Awards (8pm, ABC) - Tracy Morgan hosts the music gala featuring performers Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Bruno Mars and Miguel. Prince is honored with the Icon Award.

The Simpsons (8pm, Fox) - In the Season 24 finale, Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl hit the lottery, but when Carl takes off for Iceland with the winnings, the others set off after him.

Mr. Selfridge (9pm, UNC-TV) - In the Season 1 finale, the slated lecture by explorer Ernest Shackleton is marred by a tragedy, and Harry and Rose attend a scandalous play.

ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night (9pm, CBS) - Tim McGraw hosts a concert to support ACM Lifting Lives. Performing: Jason Aldean, the Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Faith Hill and many others.

The Celebrity Apprentice (9pm, NBC) - Finalists Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins compete for the title in tonight's finale.

Family Guy (9pm, Fox) - In the Season 11 finale, Stewie and Brian hop in the time machine and head for Las Vegas and a Bette Midlerconcert. But the machine malfunctions and one of them is rendered "lucky" while the other is "unlucky."

Mad Men (10pm, AMC) - Don is disrupted by a surprise visitor, and Peggy looks for inspiration.

Veep (10pm, HBO) - Catherine's 21st birthday party becomes a forum for Selina's budget negotiation with the majority leader, but Amy an Gary are more worried how Selina will handle seeing her ex-husband.

The Borgias (10pm, Showtime) - Alexander believes his authority is being challenged when Cesare lands in northern Italy with a French army and plans to destroy the Sforza dynasty.

What to Watch on Sunday: 'Mad Men' returns on AMC as Showtime airs finales

Academy of Country Music Awards (8pm, CBS) - Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host the 48th annual awards show, with scheduled performances from Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert.

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - Cynthia comes under scrutiny from the community and police when a newborn baby she delivered dies. The incident also leads her to question her abilities.

Mad Men (9pm, AMC) - In the two-hour Season 6 premiere, Don (Jon Hamm, right) launches a new campaign, while Roger receives some upsetting news and Betty welcomes a new houseguest.

Shameless (9pm, Showtime) - In the Season 3 finale, Fiona and the family throw a surprise birthday party for Lip's high school graudation, and Frank uses his gambling winnings to take Lip out for a nice dinner. "House of Lies" and "Californication" also have season finale episodes tonight.

Mr. Selfridge (9pm, UNC-TV) - Harry Selfridge bucks convention by placing the cosmetics department at the front of the store. In other events, his personal life turns complicated due to his affair with Ellen Love.

River Monsters (9pm, Animal Planet) - In the Season 5 premiere, Jeremy travels to Bolivia to investigate a report of a man whose face was severely injured by a freshwater creature.

Army Wives (9pm, Lifetime) - Gloria meets a new guy at the Hump bar, and Jackie's son comes home with some surprising news.

Vikings (10pm, History) - Ragnar faces off with the Earl after learning of Rollo's torture. This show just got picked up for a second season.

What to Watch on Sunday: 'Walking Dead' finale, 'Game of Thrones' premiere

NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS) - Elite Eight continue start this afternoon. For more information on all game times and networks, check out our NCAA Tournament channel guide, which has a link to schedules.

Amazing Race 22 (8pm, CBS) - The race continues in Botswana. Adrienne will recap everything and let you know if Bates Battaglia and his brother Anthony ever hook up with The Blondes.

The Bible (8pm, History) - In the series conclusion, Peter denies Jesus, Judas hangs himself and Jesus is crucified.

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - Season 2 opens with Jenny Lee's birthday. The very next day she takes on a new patient who is involved in an abusive relationship.

The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - With the Governor's attack looming, Rick (Andrew Lincoln, left with Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl) and his people determine if the prison is worth defending in the Season 3 finale.

Mr. Selfridge (9pm, UNC-TV) - The latest Masterpiece Classic series stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant Harry Selfridge, the American founder of the lavish London Department store, Selfridges & Co. Tonight's two-hour premiere episode covers his struggles to launch the store when his business partner pulls out of the project. Here's my review of "Mr. Selfridge."

Game of Thrones (9pm, HBO) - In the Season 3 premiere, Jon meets Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, as the rest of the Night's Watch survivors move south.

The Good Wife (9pm, CBS) - Alicia and Will deliberately go to trial unprepared when they learn that an impending Supreme Court ruling could result in notorious client Colin Sweeney being imprisoned for life.

Revenge (9pm, ABC) - The Graysons host a masquerade ball on Halloween, giving Emily an opportunity to expose Victoria's secrets.

Army Wives (9pm, Lifetime) - Joan adjusts to life at home after being pulled from combat, and Gloria receives her divorce papers.

What to Watch on Sunday: Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th Oscars ceremony

Amazing Race 22 (8pm, CBS) - Former Carolina Hurricanes player Bates Battaglia and his brother Anthony are still in the race. Tonight, the 10 remaining teams compete in Bora Bora. One duo's fear of water leads to extreme panic and one racer suffers a possible race-ending injury while running to the pit stop.

85th Academy Awards (8:30pm, ABC) - ABC's red carpet coverage begins at 7, but the actual ceremony doesn't get started until 8:30. Seth McFarlane (left) hosts the telecast from Los Angeles, where heavily nominated "Lincoln" battles "Argo," Silver Linings Playbook," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Amour," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained" and "Zero Dark Thirty" for trophies. Performers include Adele, Norah Jones and Barbara Streisand. Note: The E! Red Carpet show starts at 5:30 p.m. (Countdown to the Red Carpet starts at 1:30 - yikes). CNN has Piers Morgan reporting from the Red Carpet from 6 p.m. to 7:30.

Call the Midwife (9pm, UNC-TV) - The series holiday special serves as the first season's official finale. Tonight, Christmas at the Nonnatus House finds the nurses and nuns caring for an abandoned newborn and searching for the mother. Also, Jenny tries to locate an elderly homeless woman's children, and the newly married Chummy plans a nativity play.

The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - Rick and the group contemplate their next move after their security has been compromised, while Andrea becomes uncomfortable with the changes at Woodbury.

Girls (9pm, HBO) - Hannah goes along with Jessa to visit her estranged father, his alternative girlfriend and her teen son in Upstate New York.

Enlightened (9:30pm, HBO) - If you have access to HBO and you aren't watching this show, I beg you to do a quick catch-up of Season 1 (there aren't many episodes) and dive in to this most excellent second season. Tonight, Tyler asks Eileen to arrange a meeting with Charles Szidon for Amy, who is flabbergasted that the CEO isn't the monster she expected. Meanwhile, Dougie addresses his employees about Cogentiva's future, and Levi reacts to Amy's new life plans.

What to Watch on Sunday: Carrie confronts Brody on 'Homeland'

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - Jenny helps the nuns care for Peggy's brother Frank, who is dying of cancer. In the process, they learn details about the siblings' home life and history.

The Good Wife (9pm, CBS) - The accountant for drug dealer Lemond Bishop is arrested, and Alicia must determine what the Feds want and whether they are targeting his legal business or his drug money.

The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - Andrea and Michonne meet a new band of survivors, but conflicts arise.

Revenge (9pm, ABC) - Emily and Victoria face people from their pasts, and one encounter leaves Victoria unnerved.

Dexter (9pm, Showtime) - Dexter seeks to learn why someone was killed on his boat, while at the same time, he tries to outmaneuver Isaak, who is bent on revenge.

Homeland (10pm, Showtime) - Brody finds himself imprisoned again, only this time it's in the United States. Meanwhile, Carries rash judgement call at the hotel results in Estes trying to keep Jessica off their trail, and Dana's relationship with Finn heats up after their first date takes an unexpected turn.

666 Park Avenue (10pm, ABC) - Olivia prepares for the Drake's annual Halloween costume gala and recalls a murderous Halloween night at the building in 1929.

Flipping the White House (10pm, Discovery) - A look at the process of preparing the White House for a newly elected president and his family.

Treme (10pm, HBO) - Encouraged by Aunt Mimi to find a big name for his opera project, Davis finds a  way to pitch his idea to Fats Domino. Meanwhile, Toni and L.P. finally make some progress in their respective cases on a visit to a forensic pathologist in Virginia, and Cornell tries to talk sense into Sonny before he spirals out of control.

What to Watch on Sunday: The Graysons cause more trouble on 'Revenge'

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - The community joins together to search for a baby snatched from her carriage. Meanwhile, Cynthia cares for a young woman who has develpoed eclampsia.

Once Upon a Time (8pm, ABC) - A fed-up Belle threatens to save Mr. Gold, and then she encounters someone from her past. Also, the dwarves mine for fairy dust. As dwarves are wont to do.

Bob's Burgers (8:30pm, Fox) - Bob fires his kids from the restaurant and they become "weed pickers" for a pair of hippie farmers, voiced by real-life spouses Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

Revenge (9pm, ABC) - Amanda winds up in jeopardy because of the Graysons, and surprises await both Emily and Aiden. Meanwhile, Daniel gets fed up with being manipulated so he makes a move on his own.

The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - While Hershel's life hangs in the balance, the rest of the gang must deal with a new threat in the prison. Meanwhile, Carol is forced to expand her rudimentary medical skills. There's no let-up in tension -- or killing -- in the season's second episode.

Dexter (9pm, Showtime) - Despite apprehending a killer, problems plauge Miami Metro and Debra feels the brunt of it. To help his sister, Dexter undertakes a risky game of cat and mouse.

The Good Wife (9:30pm, CBS) - Alicia and Diane are forced to constantly rethink their strategy when an opposing lawyer keeps changing tactics. Elsewhere, Eli wins a victory in his efforts to protect Peter's image.

 Homeland (10pm, Showtime) - Estes green-lights a covert mission based on intelligence gleaned from Beirut, and picks his own trusted operative to lead it. Meanwhile, Brody is shocked to bump into Carrie at Langley.

What to Watch on Sunday: 'Walking Dead' returns for third season

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - Jenny befriends an old soldier while serving on the district nursing roster, and Trixie and Cynthia treat a middle-aged woman who thought her childbearing years were behind her. Great episode.

The Good Wife (9pm, CBS) - Alicia and Will represent an Internet start-up in a case that involves a search engine that is perhaps manipulating results. I love it when "Good Wife" goes all techie. Meanwhile, Eli tries to squash a potential scandal in Peter's campaign. (Note to "Good Wife": Can we please chill it with this  Kalinda storyline this season? Seriously. It's gross. Stop it.)

The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - In the Season 3 premiere, Rick comes upon a potential sanctuary, a prison swarming with walkers, and pushes the group to secure the area. Too many zombie kills to even count in this premiere, and a pretty horrific event near the end. Brace yourselves.

Dexter (9pm, Showtime) - LaGuerta is convinced the Bay Harbor Butcher is still at large and recruits Batista in her efforts to reopen the case.

Homeland (10pm, Showtime) - The results of Carry's Beirut mission lead her to believe she'll be rejoining the CIA, and Brody discovers that the bomb maker is on a watch list and in imminent danger of being caught. Also, Saul tries to get the jump drive with Brody's message back into the states. Another amazing episode.

666 Park Avenue (10pm, ABC) - Gavin begins to groom Henry for a possible career change, and a journalist discovers that whatever she writes becomes truth. Wait. Isn't what she writes about already supposed to be the truth?

Treme (10pm, HBO) - L.P. continues to dig deeper into his investigation of police cover-ups and corruption after Katrina, but worries that his work is starting to attract some unwanted attention.

Copper (10pm, BBC America) - Corcoran struggles to keep himself together on Thanksgiving after a shocking discovery shakes him to the core.

What to Watch on Sunday: From 'Treehouse of Horror' to 'Homeland' terror

Johnny Cash: Song by Song (8pm, Ovation) - A new music series that charts the life of Johnny Cash and tells the stories behind his most iconic songs. The premiere delves into Cash's "I Walk the Line," and includes stories about Cash trying to find his voice and how a tape recorder mistake inspires a riff. A second episode at 8:30 tells stories behind "Ring of Fire."

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (8pm, Fox) - Marge and Homer go back to ancient Mayan times and learn that the world will come to an end in 2012. Also, Marge as a youngster has a devil of a time after entering into a satanic pact. "Bob's Burgers" (8:30) also has a Halloween-themed episode tonight.

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - New nurse Chummy is a welcome arrival in episode two, but she gets off on the wrong foot with Sister Evangelina due to her inability to ride a bike. Also, Jenny meets a pregnant young runaway.
 
Steel Magnolias (9pm, Lifetime)
- The lives of six African American women in Louisiana are chronicled in this pretty exact remake of the popular 1989 film. This version stars Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Adepero Oduye.

Revenge (9pm, ABC) - Emily tries to intersect her life with the Graysons' lives once again, while still maintaining a link to Amanda and her unborn baby.

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BBC's 'Call the Midwife' will appeal to fans of British drama

Call the Midwife
Sundays at 8 on UNC-TV

Fans of soapy British dramas will want to reserve an hour between 8 and 9 over the next six Sunday evenings for this charming new BBC series about young midwives in London in the 1950s.

"Call the Midwife," which aired in the UK earlier this year and which drew more viewers there than the first season of "Downtown Abby," is told from the perspective of young midwife Jenny Lee, who fresh out of training goes to work at a nursing convent in an impoverished area of East London.

What to Watch on Sunday: 'Revenge,' 'Good Wife' and 'Homeland' head huge TV night

Amazing Race 21 (8pm, CBS) - In the Season 21 opener, eleven two-member teams race around the world and vie for a $1 million grand prize. Of note this season (to me at least), is that the Fabulous Beekman Boys are racing.

Call the Midwife (8pm, UNC-TV) - The first episode of a new UK series about young midwives in 1950s-era East London. In tonight's first installment, the main heroine Jenny lee, arrives to work at a convent of nursing nuns, which is a far cry from the private hospital she expected. My review.

Once Upon a Time (8pm, ABC) - In the second season opener, the fairytale characters begin to remember their past lives, yet remain in the present. Meanwhile, magic enters the town thanks to Mr. Gold, and Prince Phillip awakens a beauty named Aurora.

The Simpsons (8pm, Fox) - The family heads to New York City for the Season 24 premiere, where Bart  searches for his lost love, Mary Spuckler.  "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and "American Dad" all have season premieres tonight, too.

Revenge (9pm, ABC) - In the Season 2 premiere, Emily (Emily VanCamp, right) ponders her next move as the stakes get higher. (That's right, ABC isn't letting out any details about this episode, but from the photo released, it looks like Emily has a fight on the beach.)

The Good Wife (9pm, CBS) - The fourth season begins with Kalinda's estranged husband forcing his way back into her life, and Diane and Will trying to rescue the firm from financial ruin.

Dexter (9pm, Showtime) - Season 7 picks up right where Season 6 ended: Debra catching Dexter in the act of murdering Travis. As if Dexter doesn't have enough problems, LaGuerta reopens the Bay Harbor Butcher case when new evidence surfaces. "Dexter" has a habit of waxing and waning from season to season, but from what I've seen so far, things seem to be on track for a really good one. The complex relationship between Dexter and Debra will be central this season. 

Homeland (10pm, Showtime) - Judging from the first two episodes delivered by Showtime, Season 2 of the the Emmy-winning "Homeland" looks to be just as strong as ever.  In tonight's season premiere, Brody is offered a spot on a presidential ticket, and recovering Carrie receives a disturbing request from Saul. And the cliffhanger in week's episode will have your palms sweating, desperate for more.

666 Park Avenue (10pm, ABC) - A creepy new drama about a young couple who move into an exclusive Manhattan apartment building controlled by evil supernatural forces. Should you watch? Here's my review.

The Mentalist (10pm, CBS) - In the fifth season opener, Jane tries to uncover Lorelai's link to Red John, while the CBI team up with the FBI to investigate a hotel employee's homicide.

Also tonight, new episodes of "Copper" (10pm, BBC America), "Boardwalk Empire" (9pm, HBO) and "Treme" (10pm, HBO).

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