Weekend Preview: The ‘Billions’ Premiere, The NFL Playoffs And A Democratic Debate

Billions (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — The highly anticipated new Wall Street drama starring Paul Giamatti as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoads and Damian Lewis as billionaire Bobby Axelrod. They had us at “Wall Street drama starring Paul Giamatti.”

Democratic Debate (NBC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Feel. The. Bern. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley once again vie for position to become the Democratic presidential candidate, this time in Charleston, South Carolina as moderated by Lester Holt.

Shameless (Showtime, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Fiona gets another schedule to juggle when she’s sort of promoted at work, and Lip may or may not have been asked to kill someone for his latest love interest.

Downton Abbey (PBS, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Just like your annoying boss, the Dowager Countess is holding the Spanish Inquisition to find out who drank at lunch.

NFL Playoffs (NBC, Four games throughout the weekend) —

  • Chiefs at Patriots at 4:35 p.m. on Saturday on CBS
  • Packers at Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday on NBC
  • Seahawks at Panthers at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday on FOX
  • Steelers at Broncos at 4:40 p.m. on Sunday on CBS

Bob’s Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30 p.m.) — Bob throws a dinner party to impress a new friend, but Gayle’s new boyfriend feuds with Louise and leaves Bob clamoring for someone to pass the f*cking asparagus, probably.

Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Special time alert! Elizabeth cancels the apocalypse (!!!) when she travels to Myanmar to sign a Pacific Rim trade agreement. Okay, so she just tries to improve their infrastructure and trade relationships, but that’s the same as thwarting an attack by deep-sea monsters, right?

The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Apu’s hipster hate boils over when Sanjay passes his stake in Kwik-E-Mart to his son, who turns the place into a Whole Foods wannabe.

Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Peter is super thrilled about spending a day with his father-in-law and the guys end up getting their passports stamped after falling for one of those African prince scams.

Bordertown (FOX, Sunday 9:30 p.m.) — The line between church and state is blurred when the reverend of Megachurch courts Mexican residents who attend a different church, so as to accrue more donations from the larger congregation.

The Good Wife (CBS, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Special time alert! Alicia has to channel her inner Seth Rogen when her neighbors raise a stink about her running a law firm out of her home.

Late Night Guests

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert — Scott Kelly, Abby Wambach and Maria Bamford

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — Ray Romano, Lucy Hale and Brandi Carlile