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Sunday TV Picks: ‘The Amazing Race’ returns to CBS
TV picks for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, include the season premiere of “The Amazing Race” on CBS, “The Simpsons” on Fox and “Revenge” ABC.
Tonight in Prime Time
‘The Amazing Race’
For the 22nd edition of this eight-time Emmy Award-winning reality competition, 11 new teams of two (firefighters, twin brothers. roller-derby moms!) take off from the starting line for a 25-day race around the world. And of course, host Phil Keoghan will be there to greet (or sometimes eliminate) them when they arrive on the mat at the end of each leg. And ... Go! Season premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Sunday
“Doctor Zhivago” (1965), 5 p.m. (TCM): The Russian Revolution forms the backdrop for this tale of a sensitive Russian physician who is torn between his loyal, long-suffering wife and the great love of his life. Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.
“Wild West Alaska,” 8 p.m. (Animal Planet): Ken introduces a friend to the world of online dating; Jim’s patience is tested when he leads Phred and her friend into the wilderness.
“The Simpsons,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Bart and Milhouse explore the perks of adulthood after a shaving experiment; Marge tries to save Maggie from the dangers of children’s TV; includes a broadcast of Oscar-nominated short film “Maggie Simpson in: The Longest Daycare.”
“Masterpiece Classic,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): “Downton Abbey, Season 3”: The Crawleys embark on a trip to a Scottish hunting lodge.
“The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m. (AMC): The group debates the next step; Rick searches for a lost friend; Daryl and Merle question their choices; the Governor restores order.
“Revenge,” 9:01 p.m. (ABC): The Graysons put on a bold showing at their annual Labor Day party; the seas prove to be deadly as Amanda and Jack sail off to their honeymoon.
The New York Times