Sunday's TV Highlights: 'Curb' thyself
Masterpiece Mystery! The main suspect in an assault on a young girl seems to have an air-tight alibi in the new episode "Inspector Lewis, Series II: The Great and the Good" (9 p.m. KCET).
Bored to Death: Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and "The Hangover's" Zach Galifianakis star in this quirky new comedy series (9:30 p.m. HBO).
Morning shows: "Today" (6 a.m. NBC); "Good Morning America" (6 a.m. ABC); "CBS News Sunday Morning" (7 a.m. CBS).
Policy shows: "Pacesetters" (6 a.m. KTLA); "State of the Union With John King" (6, 8 and 9 a.m. CNN); "State of the Union With John King: Reliable Sources" (7 a.m. CNN); "Meet the Press" (8 a.m. NBC); "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" (8 a.m. ABC); "Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace" (8 a.m. Fox); "Face the Nation" (8:30 a.m. CBS); "Fareed Zakaria GPS" (10 a.m. CNN); "60 Minutes" (7 p.m. CBS).
Lens on Talent: This new special spotlights short films by African American filmmakers (noon BET).
Emmy preshows: "Countdown to the Emmy Awards" (3 and 5 p.m. TV Guide); "Live at the Emmy Awards Sneak Peek" (5:30 p.m. TV Guide); "Live From the Emmys" (6 p.m. KTLA); "Live From the Red Carpet: The 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards" (6 p.m. E!); "Live at the Emmy Awards With Carrie Ann & Chris" (6 p.m. TV Guide).
Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife: This new documentary examines recent archaeological finds (5 and 8 p.m. Nat Geo); followed by the special "Race to Bury Tut" (6 and 9 p.m. Nat Geo).
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards: Neil Patrick Harris hosts the annual event honoring the top shows and talent in television (8 p.m. CBS).
Holy Grail in America: This new special explores a legend about the Knights Templar making a secret voyage to these shores during the Middle Ages (8 p.m. and midnight History).
Design Star IV Winner Special: One of the design competition's champs is given a home makeover assignment in this new special (10 p.m. HGTV).
Wedding Cake Wars: There's a whole lot of baking and decorating going on in this new special (10 p.m. WE).
King Kong: Naomi Watts takes the Fay Wray role in director Peter Jackson's effects-laden 2005 reimagining of the classic 1933 creature feature (7 p.m. ABC).
The Dark Knight: Christian Bale's Batman battles Heath Ledger's Joker in director Christopher Nolan's 2008 sequel (7:30 p.m. Cinemax).
Football: The Saints visit the Eagles (10 a.m. Fox), the Ravens face the Chargers (1 p.m. CBS) and the Cowboys battle the Giants (5:15 p.m. NBC).
Baseball: The Angels play the Rangers (10 a.m. FSN, 10 a.m. TBS), the Dodgers host the Giants (1 p.m. FS Prime) and the Cubs take on the Cardinals (5 p.m. ESPN).
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