Sunday TV Picks: Season two of 'Episodes' with Matt LeBlanc
TV picks for Sunday, July 1, 2012, include the return of the comedy "Episodes" on Showtime, "Masterpiece Mystery" presents "Endeavor" on PBS and "The Newsroom" on HBO.
Tonight in Prime Time
What happens when you try to adapt a respected British television series for American audiences? Watch the very funny results in this great comedy, back for its second season. The show combines a great fish-out-of-water story with the insanity of the Hollywood system. Chief among the delights is former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc, playing ... um ... Matt LeBlanc, the star of the Americanized series, called "Pucks!" Season premiere, 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Showtime (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Sunday
"Secret Millionaire," 8 p.m. (ABC): Author Steve Kaplan travels to Chicago seeking individuals deserving of donations.
"U.S. Olympic Trials," 9 p.m. (NBC): Gymnastics, women's finals. From San Jose, Calif.
"Masterpiece Mystery!," 9 p.m. (KCTS): "Endeavour" — Shaun Evans stars as young Endeavour Morse.
"Drop Dead Diva," 9 p.m. (Lifetime): Jane represents a woman who wants to get out of an arranged marriage to the Prince of Bhutan; Kim and Parker try to help Eric's teacher get his job back; Teri signs on as Stacy's head of marketing.
"The Great Escape," 10 p.m. (TNT): Three teams are locked inside a U.S. battleship and must break out of the brig and navigate past the deck and through the belly of the ship to escape.
"The Newsroom," 10 p.m. (HBO): Mac begins to control the new incarnation of "News Night"; Jim takes the fall for Maggie's miscue; Charlie forbids Reese from secret meetings with Will.
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