TV highlights: The 2014 BET Awards


‘The Leftovers:’ Justin Theroux stars as Kevin in the HBO show where everyone is reeling from a rapture-like phenomenon. (Paul Schiraldi/Paul Schiraldi Photography)
June 27, 2014

Saturday night, the fundamentalist Mormon leader (played by Tony Goldwyn) who made the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted” list for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls gets his very own Lifetime movie with “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs” (8 p.m.)

SERIES PREMIERE: For a more humorous turn in the night, “Buying Naked” (TLC at 10 and 10:30) is a series about nudists shopping for houses. Watch for the skillful camera work.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews former senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) ; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features AARP’s Charlotte Yeh; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has American business magnate Warren Buffett; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

“Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts the Industry Advisory Council’s Jim Williams; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.); “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” (Fox News Channel at 10) hosts Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah); “This is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica Anne S. Andrew; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

Sunday night has a little bit for everyone, starting with the “BET Awards” (BET at 8), which are presented live this year and have Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Jhene Aiko and Drake scheduled to perform. Chris Rock hosts.

RETURNING SHOWS: PBS delivers a few new treats Sunday night with both “Last Tango in Halifax” (MPT and WETA at 8) and “Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour” (MPT and WETA at 9) returning for second seasons.

SERIES PREMIERE: In its pilot episode, the Charleston, S.C.-set drama “Reckless” (CBS at 9) introduces us to a Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney who must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.

SERIES PREMIERE: Based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel about what happens when millions of people worldwide suddenly vanish, “The Leftovers” (HBO at 10), which stars Justin Theroux, is a cold, morose show to wallow in, according to Post TV Critic Hank Stuever.

SERIES PREMIERE: Finalizing tonight’s PBS lineup is the premiere of the highly-anticipated “Vicious” (MPT and WETA at 10:30), which stars the forever charming Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi as partners who have lived together for almost 50 years.

Rachel Lubitz

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