WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2013 —Sunday night prime time TV usually means programming that includes something for everyone, and tonight is certainly no exception. The NFL “Sunday Night Football” battle between the Bears and the Steelers will appease the armchair quarterbacks.
For the rest of us, the “65th Prime Time Emmy Awards” hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and the final episode of “Dexter” should do nicely. After Harris’s epic opening number as host of the “67th Tony Awards” this past June, he has definitely set the bar high.
Harris’s live seven-minute song and dance opening number was flawless, and earned a standing ovation from the star studded audience. If you have never seen his performance, it’s worth your time to watch (above).
Also on the Emmys, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington has a chance to make history as the first African-American actress ever to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She is the first black actress since Cicely Tyson in 1995 to earn a nomination.
On AMC “Breaking Bad” continues the countdown of its final season. Last week Walter White watched as his brother-in-law DEA agent was gunned down and buried in the desert. Despite all his lies and manipulations to stay one step ahead of accountability, Walter’s world continued to crumble around him.
There are a lot of loose ends to tie up in the last two episodes, but the burning question in the minds of fans of “Breaking Bad” is whether or not the show’s protagonist will escape justice. Will Walter pull one last trick out of his hat or will he have his long overdue day of reckoning?
On Showtime the fate of another anti-hero will be decided tonight on the final episode of “Dexter.” For fans of TV’s favorite blood-stained vigilante, Washington Times Communities will be hosting a live chat. Join online fans everywhere starting at 9 p.m.
All times are EDT:
ABC: Once Upon a Time: (Repeat) Storybrooke’s inhabitants brace themselves as Greg and Tamara activate the trigger within the curse; Mr. Gold mourns; Hook rescues Bae, who is being pursued by the Lost Boys.
CBS: 65th Prime Time Emmy Awards: (Live) Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 65th annual gala from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. “American Horror Story: Asylum” leads all programs with 17 nominations. “Game of Thrones” follows with 16 nods. Elton John and Carrie Underwood perform.
FOX: The Simpsons: (Repeat) In the Season 24 finale, Marge unwittingly gets involved with a Web site for married people seeking affairs, and meets a charming man (voice of Seth MacFarlane) who takes quite an interest in her.
NBC: Sunday Night Football: (Live) Bears at Steelers: Chicago (2-0) at Pittsburgh (0-2). DBs Charles Tillman and Troy Polamalu lead traditionally tough defenses onto Heinz Field. As the Bears rallied for two home wins to start the Marc Trestman era, the Steelers slipped to their first 0-2 start since 2002.
PBS: Last Tango in Halifax: (New) Celia and Alan consider a civil marriage ceremony at a medieval hall near Halifax. Their visit to check it out proves eventful: They’re caught in a thunderstorm and locked inside the ancient building. Gillian’s vehicle also catches fire.
FOX: Bob’s Burgers: (Repeat) Bob chaperones a school trip to the museum and experiences some father-daughter bonding with Louise, while Gene and his gang are on the lookout for exhibits with busts, and not the kind that are sculpted out of stone.
ABC: Revenge: (Repeat) A catastrophic moment changes everyone’s lives; a heartbreaking death forces Emily to evaluate her quest for revenge.
FOX: Family Guy: (Repeat) In the Season 11 finale, the Griffins receive an invite to join a posh country club.
PBS: Masterpiece Mystery: (New) “Foyle’s War” continues with “The Cage,” in which Foyle discovers a military facility that could pose a threat to British intelligence while investigating a Russian’s death. At the same time, Sam tries to help with her husband’s campaign for Parliament.
HBO: Boardwalk Empire: (New) Nucky heads to Florida to investigate a land deal in the Tampa area, but he’s not sure he’s buying what bootlegger Bill McCoy and his associates are selling.
Showtime: Dexter: (New) Series Finale: As a hurricane brews over Miami, Dexter takes matters into his own hands.
FOX: Dads: (Repeat) Two successful video-game developers take in their hard-to-live-with fathers.
Showtime: Ray Donovan: (New) Season finale: Ray and Avi find Eddie on the run with Sully’s money.
New episodes of:
Extreme Homes at 8 p.m. on HGTV
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off at 8 p.m. on Food Channel
The Real Housewives of New Jersey at 8 p.m. on BRAVO
Sister Wives at 8 and 9 p.m. on TLC
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown at 9 p.m. on CNN
Drugs Inc. at 9 p.m. on NGC
Breaking Bad at 9 p.m. on AMC
Love it or List it, Too at 9 p.m. on HGTV
Mountain Men at 9 p.m. on History Channel
Call of the Wildman at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on Animal Planet
Alaska State Troopers at 10 p.m. on NGC
Copper at 10 p.m. on BBC
Devious Maids at 10 p.m. on LIFE
Breaking Amish: LA at 10 p.m. on TLC
Low Winter Sun at 10:15 p.m. on AMC
Talking Bad at 11:15 p.m. on AMC
For movie lovers:
For Colored Girls on BET
For Your Eyes Only on ENC
The Apostle on FLIX
Moneyball on FX
Argo on HBO
The 39 Steps on TCM
Man on a Ledge on TMC
Ghost Rider on Syfy
The Dark Knight Rises on MOMAX
In Time on HBO
Sabotage at 9:30 p.m. on TCM
The Darkest Hour at 10 p.m. on TMC
King Arthur at 10 p.m. on STARZ
Moulin Rouge at 10 p.m. on SUND
Sling Blade at 10:30 p.m. on FLIX
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