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What’s on TV Sunday: Season Premieres of ‘Preacher’ and ‘Power’


Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga in “Preacher.”

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“Preacher” is back with a vengeance as its stars hit the road in search of God. And the season premiere of “Power” finds Ghost behind bars at the hand of his former love.

What’s on TV

PREACHER 10 p.m. on AMC. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), the small-town preacher with a criminal past, determines that God is missing from heaven. So he and his true love, the assassin Tulip (Ruth Negga), hit the road in search of him with their Irish vampire best mate, Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), in tow. But somewhere on the way to New Orleans, they realize that the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish), a terminator cowboy from hell, is fast on their heels. This two-part Season 2 premiere concludes on Monday at 9 p.m., when the threesome tracks down Fiore (Tom Brooke), a low-level angel, to get some intel on their lethal stalker.

SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY 7 p.m. on NBC. Ms. Kelly interviews J. D. Vance, the author of the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” as well as some of his family members and friends.


Omari Hardwick in “Power.”

Myles Aronowitz/Starz, via Associated Press

POWER 9 p.m. on Starz. Season 4 finds the semi-reformed drug kingpin James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a.k.a. Ghost, behind bars after being arrested by his former girlfriend, the federal prosecutor Angela Valdes (Lela Loren), for the murder of F.B.I. Special Agent Greg Knox — a crime he did not commit.

PRIME SUSPECT: TENNISON 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). ITV, the British network with shows like “Broadchurch” and “Foyle’s War,” is behind this prequel to “Prime Suspect,” the Helen Mirren procedural about a hard-living detective in the Metropolitan Police Service. Stefanie Martini plays the young Tennison, a W.P.C. (woman police constable) who leaves the crime scene investigation to the men while making sure they have their afternoon tea. The grime of 1970s London is ably recreated, as are the precursors to Tennison’s later demons — among them, alcoholism and bad decisions about sex. But the script’s “narrow focus on prequelizing,” Mike Hale wrote in The New York Times, “leaves us with a perfectly adequate cop show, one that doesn’t stand out among the ITV product line.”

What’s Streaming


Rachel Weisz in “The Deep Blue Sea.”

Liam Daniel/Music Box films

THE DEEP BLUE SEA (2012) on Fandor and iTunes. Just after World War II, Hester (Rachel Weisz, in a role played by Vivien Leigh in 1955), a British woman married to a decent and dull, if titled, older man (Simon Russell Beale), swoons into an affair with a dreamy former pilot (Tom Hiddleston) who seems to be everything her husband is not. Then reality — the shabby rooming house in which she tries to begin again, and the fickleness of her new love — sets in, and Hester chooses to end her life, which is where Terence Davies’s adaptation of the 1952 Terence Rattigan play begins. A Samuel Barber concerto sets the mood. A. O. Scott, writing in The Times, called the film “at once feverish and meticulous in its calibration of wanton emotions.”

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