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What’s On TV – Sunday (03/29/2020) – ‘Call the Midwife’ Delivers on PBS

British television dominates Sunday’s lineup, with “Call the Midwife” returning for its ninth season on PBS and the CNN miniseries about the Windsor family drawing to a close. But there’s plenty more to watch, from hard-hitting independent journalism to one of Keanu Reeves’ more underrated outings.

PICK OF THE DAY:

“Call the Midwife” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EDT

The popular English drama returns for its ninth season, with the nuns and nurses of “Call the Midwife,” providing a sense of comfort in uncertain times. The dramatically changing 1960s continue to alter the landscape of the London East End neighborhood the midwives call home. But the stalwart medical professionals of Poplar remain prepared to do battle with all manner of issues, both health-related and societal.

WHAT’S PREMIERING?:

“Vice” (Showtime) at 8:00 PM EDT

Hind Hassan speaks to children who grew up under ISIS in al-Hol Camp, Northeastern Syria. Photo Credit: Daniel Hollis/VICE News/SHOWTIME.

After HBO gave “Vice” the ax last year, the future of the docuseries was on shaky ground. But it’s found a new home at Showtime, where it will continue to feature the type of independent journalism that is often overlooked by mainstream news programs. Taking on a uniquely global perspective, “Vice” has an original, hard-hitting style all its own.

WHAT’S ENDING?:

“The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty” (CNN) at 10:00 PM EDT

Many consider the story of the British royal family, perhaps one that is over-told. Yet CNN’s latest miniseries nevertheless provides an intriguing glimpse into one of the world’s most famous and enduring dynasties. The last episode of the series focuses on the future of the monarchy, one that seems at once both entirely secure, with the popularity of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and rife with uncertainty, with Prince Harry’s public split with the family.

MOVIES ON TV:

“The Replacements” (CMT) at 7:30 PM EDT

More than any other actor working today, Keanu Reeves seems to be experiencing something of a renaissance. And no one deserves it more! So to celebrate his ever-rising star, why not revisit one of his less beloved films of the early 2000s, “The Replacements?” Reeves stars as a washed-up ex-college football star who is called up to the NFL along with a ragtag group of misfits amidst a player strike. The movie is silly, but Reeves is delightful.

NEW TV EPISODES:

Still, looking for something else to watch? Check out more of tonight’s lineup below!

  • “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” (Netflix)
  • “God Friended Me” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “American Idol” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Batwoman” (CW) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Spy Wars with Damian Lewis” (Smithsonian) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Outlander” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Family Karma” (Bravo) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Westworld” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Supergirl” (CW) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “The Walking Dead” (AMC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Black Monday” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Good Girls” (NBC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Homeland” (Showtime) at 11:00 PM EDT

What are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Audrey Fox

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