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Watchmen offers up a hallucinatory origin story

Regina King
Regina King
Photo: Mark Hill (HBO)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, November 24. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Watchmen (HBO, 9 p.m): Last week, we got an origin story for Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) in a typically excellent episode of this excellent show. This week, Angela (Regina King) gets a firsthand look at the life of her grandfather (Louis Gossett Jr.) after her questionable pharmaceutical decision last episode. Take it away, trailer:

There are lots of options for you on Sunday night, but we strongly encourage you to watch this one live, if you can. Joelle Monique, still rejoicing over that squid-drop, will recap. You can also check out Danette Chavez’s interview with Gossett Jr. about his Watchmen role, which will post later today.

Regular coverage

The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.)
The Walking Dead (AMC, 10 p.m.): fall finale
Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 9 p.m.)
Shameless (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
Mr. Robot (USA, 10 p.m.)
Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.)
Rick And Morty (Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.)

Wild card

The Chaperone (PBS, 9 p.m., TV premiere): If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, Haley Lu Richardson, and/or blunt bobs, we have great news for you.

Written by Downton creator Julian Fellowes, the film—which had a theatrical release early this year—stars fellow Downton alum Elizabeth McGovern in the titular role, a woman who accompanies a charismatic young dancer (Richardson, of Support The Girls and Columbus) to New York when the latter is accepted to a prestigious dance school. Expect great costumes, frothy banter, and some terrific wigs.


Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!