Sunday TV Picks: ‘Vikings’ on History
TV picks for Sunday, March 3, 2013, include “Vikings” on History, “The Amazing Race” on CBS and “The Simpsons” on Fox.
Tonight in Prime Time
After the success last year of its “Hatfields & McCoys,” the History channel is testing the waters again with an original series from creator/writer Michael Hirst (“Elizabeth,” “The Tudors”). It follows warrior/farmer Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), who feels the need to, well, do all the things Vikings want to do. Series premiere, 10 p.m. on History (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Sunday
“The Amazing Race,” 8 p.m. (CBS): One team continues to struggle with a debilitating injury; in New Zealand, the racers participate in a “shemozzle” race.
“The Simpsons,” 8 p.m. (Fox): When Grampa’s former life as a pro-wrestler comes to light, Mr. Burns persuades him to stage a comeback; Bart starts adopting some of Grampa’s character’s bad habits.
“Wild West Alaska,” 8 p.m. (Animal Planet): A backwoodsman seeks the ultimate survival gun; Jim and the crew help two sisters throw a memorable double wedding.
“Red Widow,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Marta has tried to stay out of her father’s world of organized crime, but everything changes after her loving husband is brutally murdered; in order to absolve a debt to a crime boss, Marta must import a shipment of drugs.
“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” 9 p.m. (NBC): The celebrities must create and sell meatballs in a fundraising competition; while one team deals with a power struggle, the other team manager takes a risk with the task.
“Iron Chef,” 10 p.m. (Food): Bobby Flay faces off against Hong Thaimee; judges Troy Johnson, Ree Drummond and Josh Ozersky.
The New York Times