TV highlights: ‘Masters of Sex’ returns for Season 2


'MASTERS OF SEX': Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson and Caitlin Fitzgerald as Libby Masters in the Season 2 premiere. (Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME)
July 11

Proof that an expertly crafted formula of backwoods America and law enforcement can never die, “Cops” (Spike TV at 8 p.m.) enters its 27th season with the same stings, chases and intoxicated behavior its viewers expect.

Sunday talk shows:

“Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews Oklahoma Energy and Environment Secretary Michael Teague; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Lori Reilly, executive vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA); “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has SmartPower’s Brian Keane; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); “Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts James Albers, senior vice president of government solutions at MorphoTrust USA; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Progressive Caucus co-chair, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.); “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” (Fox News Channel at 10) hosts Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, Laurie Fulton; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas).

SERIES PREMIERE: Sunday night, the docu-series “The Hunt With John Walsh” (CNN at 9 p.m.) premieres with “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh looking at ongoing investigations of fugitives wanted for crimes, and in each episode, a profile of a different case is looked at with a critical eye.

RETURNING SHOWS: Showtime’s booting up its summer Sunday night lineup with, first, the return of “Ray Donovan” (Showtime at 9), which is back for Season 2 with the FBI finding out that Ray and Mickey took part in the killing of Sully Sullivan. Then at 10, “Masters of Sex” is also back for Season 2, but instead of a murder, it’s more concerned with how Masters and Johnson are still going to keep their affair secret.

SERIES PREMIERE: The reality series “Lone Star Lady” (A&E at 10) centers around a Texas woman who is trying to keep her family grounded after an oil investment brings newfound wealth.

SERIES PREMIERE: From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and “Lost” producer Carlton Cuse, “The Strain” (FX at 10) follows a government epidemiologist who investigates a viral outbreak of vampirism in New York.

Rachel Lubitz

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