With everything from "The Amazing Race" to "Breaking Bad," Sundays are usually a pretty good night for TV.
But this Sunday takes it to a whole other level. Debuting are three highly anticipated programs.
HBO premieres "Treme" (pronounced trum-MAY), which has a 90-minute debut at 10 p.m. after a new episode of "The Pacific."
Co-created by David Simon, it's the story of the musical quarter of New Orleans in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Simon has taken veterans from all of his previous series -- Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters from "The Wire," Khandi Alexander from "The Corner" and Melissa Leo of "Homicide -- and mixed in such names as John Goodman, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens and others, not to mention plenty of New Orleans-based real-life musical talent. It's safe to say the series is one of the most anticipated new shows of the season.
Meanwhile, Showtime returns with the final season of "The Tudors," the lavish production that tells the story of Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys-Myers). This season deals with his final two wives, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr.
"Masterpiece" (PBS, 9 p.m.) films a new version of "The Diary of Anne Frank, just in time for Holocaust Remebrance Day. This version, produced by the BBC, is considered to be the closest to the book and features Ellie Kendrick in the title role that could see her win an Emmy.
And, for some real-life drama, Sunday will also be the final round of The Masters, and it looks as if Tiger Woods will be in contention. You can catch it all day on CBS.
WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: As for the regular stuff on Sunday, Fox has an all-new lineup of its comedies, while CBS has "The Amazing Race" at 8 p.m. (which could run late because of the golf), followed by the season finale of "Undercover Boss" and "Cold Case."
ABC shows a special two-hour "Brothers & Sisters" beginning at 9 p.m., while NBC has two hours of "The Apprentice."
On cable, there's a new "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 10 p.m.), while The Discovery Channel has two episodes of the documentary "Life" from 8-10 p.m.
Also this weekend, on Friday, "Smallville" (CW, 8 p.m.) returns Pam Grier as Amanda Waller as she tries to take down the Justice League.
CBS has an all-new night of "Ghost Whisperer," "Medium" and "Miami Medical."
On cable, "Stargate Universe" has returned (SyFy, 9 p.m.) followed by a new episode of "Merlin" at 10 p.m.
And don't forget the wickedly funny "Ricky Gervais Show" (HBO, 9 p.m.)
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