This week is a grab bag of different TV highlights, which means there’s plenty of different options that cater to the unique tastes of viewers. We’ve got attractive crime-fighting priests, wide-eyed girls trying to make it in the big city, goose-stepping hyenas, and the Japanese occupation of China. Who said Sundays were boring?
PICK OF THE DAY:
“Grantchester” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
For all the Hot Priest from “Fleabag” enthusiasts out there, the fourth season of “Grantchester” may be just the thing to help you detox. In this series, James Norton plays a very handsome and charming vicar in 1950s Cambridgeshire who is also somehow involved in police investigations. He joins forces with a local copper to help solve a series of murders plaguing his quiet rural community. And this season, there’s a mysterious new vicar in town played by Tom Brittney who, from the look of the promotional images, boxes in his free time. That’s not the only reason you should watch, but it’s definitely one of them.
“Sweetbitter” (Starz) at 9:00 PM EDT
“Sweetbitter” represents an attempt by Starz to mix in a couple contemporary shows to their lineup, which is currently heavily dominated by historical drama. An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, it revolves around Tess, a young woman who moves to the big city and gets her dream job at a famous restaurant, but has to learn how to navigate her new life. Although the first season received mixed reviews, Starz renewed “Sweetbitter“ for a second season, which will hopefully give it an opportunity to connect with audiences more.
MOVIES ON TV:
“The Lion King” (Freeform) at 7:45 PM EDT
Now that everyone’s preparing to either love or hate the new remake of “The Lion King”, it might not be a bad idea to give the original film a re-watch. With beautifully rendered animation of the animal kingdom, classic songs from Elton John, and a Shakespearean narrative that hits all the right emotional cues, “The Lion King” defines the Disney Renaissance of the early 1990s. While the new version, by all reports thus far, is visually stunning, the original will always have a special place in our hearts.
“Empire of the Sun” (MoMax) at 9:00 PM EDT
Whenever “Empire of the Sun” is on the air, it’s always worth tuning in. One of Spielberg’s most epic (both in length and tone) films, “Empire of the Sun” represents not just one of Christian Bale’s best performances, but arguably one of the greatest performances by a child actor. Set during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II, the film centers on a young boy named Jamie (Bale) who is separated from his parents and comes of age against a background of war, internment camps, and deprivation.
NEW TV EPISODES:
Haven’t found something to watch yet? Check out these other new episodes airing tonight.
- “Big Brother” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Burden of Truth” (CW) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Top Gear” (BBC America) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Our Cartoon President” (Showtime) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “The Rook” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Instinct” (CBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Lone Star Law” (Animal Planet) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “The Movies” (CNN) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Barnwood Builders” (DIY) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian” (E!) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food Network) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Big Little Lies” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “When Sharks Attack” (National Geographic) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “City on a Hill” (Showtime) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Claws” (TBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “The Loudest Voice” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EDT
- “Euphoria” (HBO) at 10:00 PM EDT
- “NOS4A2” (AMC) at 10:00 PM EDT
- “The Good Fight” (CBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
- “To Tell the Truth” (ABC) at 10:00 PM EDT