For a day of rest, Sundays sure are exhausting.
Not that we're complaining, but good Lord! Things were already crowded with regular network offerings like The Amazing Race, two hours of Celebrity Apprentice, the final run of Desperate Housewives and our new addiction, GCB (which ran delicious back-to-back episodes last night). Then the TV gods went and brought back
It's an East Coast-West Coast battle when Chefs Elizabeth Falkner and Geoffrey Zakarian go head to head to determine who wins the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef on Sunday (9/8c, Food Network).
After four grueling matches, it's come down to this: Chopped will crown its all-star champ, who, in addition to bragging rights, will receive $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
It's been an intense and entertaining competition so far with many chefs underestimating the time limit, unique mystery ingredients and back-to-back challenges. Only four chefs remain: Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, Nate Appleman and Aaron Sanchez.
9 pm/ET HBO
Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night again, the vampire drama that generated so much fang-fare its first time out is back for a second season. It's a precise continuation of last year's cliffhanger — picking up with Sookie and Tara mid-scream in Merlotte's parking lot — so we won't have to wait to identify the body in the back of Andy's car. And that's not the only surprise in store, as Jason takes a wrong turn down a righteous path, and Sookie adjusts to Bill's new housemate.
Read on for previews of In Plain Sight, Hammertime, Chopped and Ice Road Truckers.
8 pm/ET Fox
Simon says: It's time for Season 8 to begin. The mega-popular music showcase kicks off with a fresh pool of wannabe stars rendering trial performances in the inaugural audition round.
Read on for previews of Chopped, Law & Order: SVU, Leverage and Nip/Tuck.