What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Curb’ and a Carol Burnett Celebration


Carol Burnett, in the “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special.”

Cliff Lipson/CBS

The season finale of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” guest stars Lin-Manuel Miranda. And CBS celebrates Carol Burnett.

What’s On TV

THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 8 p.m. on CBS. When Carol Burnett first called a CBS executive in the 1960s to pitch a variety show, she was rebuffed. “It’s a man’s game,” she recalls hearing on the other end of the line. Nevertheless, she persisted, and ended up with 25 Emmys for 11 seasons of “The Carol Burnett Show,” in which she zipped through movie parodies, vaudevillian musical numbers, zany skits and audience banter with panache. This special celebrates her legacy at her show’s original soundstage in Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Jay Leno and more will talk about Ms. Burnett’s influence on their comedy.

WRECK-IT RALPH (2012) 7 p.m. on Disney Channel. Ralph, a brawny animated video game giant with the voice of John C. Reilly, hits an identity crisis at the start of “Wreck-It Ralph”: he’s programmed to be the bad guy who smashes up apartment buildings, but he really wants to be a hero. So he sets out into many other video games, through first-person shooters and racetracks, to find his true calling. In The New York Times, A.O. Scott described it as “a 93-minute blast of color, noise, ingenuity and fun.”

CHARLES MANSON: THE FINAL WORDS 9 p.m. on Reelz. In the final year of his life, Charles Manson, who died last month, conducted several audio interviews with a film crew, reflecting on his cultural legacy and time in California State Prison. This documentary will feature those conversations and examines the Tate-LaBianca murders through documentary footage, re-enactments, and interviews with former Manson Family members.

BERLIN STATION 9 p.m. on Epix. Season 2 comes to a close, with Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) and his C.I.A. team in Berlin in pursuit of the truth surrounding the German politician Katerina Gerhardt’s assassination. A protest outside the United States Embassy grows, as calls to turn over the veteran agent Hector escalate.


Larry David, left, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

John P. Johnson/courtesy of HBO …

Read the full article from the Source…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *