Sunday, August 26
Dirk Langeveld is filling in for Elissa Bass while she is on vacation. She will resume this column on Aug. 28.
Sunday Night Football Exhibition: Panthers at Jets, 8 p.m., NBC
Wait, now NBC gets to broadcast football? Does this mean they already played the game six hours ago?
The Newsroom, 10 p.m., HBO
Liberal viewers: a welcome return to the wit of Aaron Sorkin, and a welcome shot to the chops of the 24-hour news channels! Conservative viewers: liberal claptrap! Reviewers: a show with potential, but for the misogynistic undertones and irritating fact that every “source” is an old roommate. This has already been renewed for a second season, so hopefully they can make that course correction after this first season finale. Tonight, “Mac is shaken by a potentially devastating revelation from gossip columnist Nina Howard. Meanwhile, Sloan mulls a new job opportunity; Neal’s Internet alias could prevent a catastrophe; and Will, Mac, and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting.”
Episodes, 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Season two finale. “Merc threatens to leave Jamie for Carol when he discovers that his wife and Matt had an affair; and Sean is devastated when Beverly turns up at an awards dinner with a date.”