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It’s not too late to get addicted to Feud

Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis in Feud (Photo: HBO)
Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis in Feud (Photo: HBO)

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, March 12. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Feud (FX, 10 p.m.): If you missed last week’s debut of Feud, Ryan Murphy’s latest frothy auteur confection, not to worry, there’s still plenty of time to catch up. And believe us, you won’t want to miss Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as they take on the iconic roles of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis as they film the 1962 gothic classic, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? This week, director Robert Aldrich is egged on by Jack Warner (a scenery-chewing Stanley Tucci) to keep Crawford and Davis at each others’ throats. Unfortunately, it’s not really hard to do. Check out Esther Zuckerman’s interview with Aldrich’s portrayer, Alfred Molina, as well as Gwen Ihnat’s review, right after the episode runs.



Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 p.m.): Bob’s Burgers returned last week as well, and continues tonight with “Like Gene For Chocolate,” as Bob’s favorite chocolate has a formula change. Alasdair Wilkins will cover the resulting inevitable horror!

Billions (Showtime, 10 p.m.): Scott Von Doviak enters the world of big business and badasses as he takes up Billions reviews. This week, Axe considers making a large donation the way that the rest of us puny humans might consider buying an extra pack of vacuum bags.

Big Little Lies (HBO, 9 p.m.): This star-studded HBO prestige series kicked into high gear last week. This week, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) fends off an unwanted admirer, Celeste (Nicole Kidman) considers a return to work, and Gwen Ihnat eats it all up like so many Mallomars.

Girls (HBO, 10 p.m.): As Girls speeds up toward its series finale, who better than Joshua Alston to take us there? “Adam and Jessa begin shooting scenes for their film; Hannah’s mother comes to visit her” after her latest earth-shattering announcement.

Regular coverage

Love (Netflix, reviews running daily at noon)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Once Upon A Time (ABC, 8 p.m.)
The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Making History (Fox, 8:30 p.m.)
Homeland (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.)
Last Man On Earth (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
American Crime (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.)
Crashing (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)


Wild cards

The Arrangement (E!, 10 p.m.): Make no mistake: This is unadulterated trash, but high-quality and enjoyable nonetheless. The Arrangement is a none-too-veiled version of the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes romance, complete with menacing celebrity-friendly religion. Sure, Michael Vartan can do better than portraying the non-church’s supreme leader, but he’s not right now, so why not see him ham it up? Meanwhile Megan (Christine Evangelista) soon discovers that Kyle (Dallas’ Josh Henderson) may not be the movie-star man of her dreams.


Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (PBS, 8 p.m.): On the other side of the class spectrum: When Mary Tyler Moore died at the beginning of this year, many rightly pointed out what a television icon she was for two notable series, and many other efforts. Find out more in this detailed PBS special, full of clips and comments from Moore’s many friends and co-stars.