Super Bowl/Elementary | CBS, Sunday, 6:30 ET/3:30 PT
It's TV's longest day: a sporting celebration that includes a halftime extravaganza led by Beyoncé; a slew of incredibly expensive commercials; and, somewhere in the midst of all that, a football game. And when it's over, you get a special outing of CBS' highly entertaining Elementary, featuring Terry Kinney as a famous criminal and Kari Matchett as the FBI profiler who knows him best, and who is almost certain to clash with Sherlock. May your team win - and may Elementary air at some reasonable post-game hour.
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? | Lifetime Movie Channel, Sunday, 8 ET/PT
If you're looking for a good movie to watch instead of the Super Bowl, go to TCM for The Music Man (8 ET/5 PT) or Reelz for Goldfinger (8 ET/PT). But if camp fun is your desired football antidote, look no further than this 1996 classic from the Golden Era of Bad Tori Spelling Movies. Why is it a camp classic? Read the title again. Now, do you really have to ask?
Downton Abbey | PBS, Sunday, 9 ET/PT
This excellent period soap offers its best episode of the season yet, as Cora's (Elizabeth McGovern) grief over Lady Sybil's death threatens her marriage to Robert (Hugh Bonneville). Bonneville and the sometimes-underrated McGovern are both outstanding, but in many ways, the episode belongs to Maggie Smith because it allows her to show sides of Violet we seldom get to see. Yes, the great quips still ring, but we also see Violet's maternal side (in a wonderful speech about the aristocratic view of divorce), and the sad, moving, aging effect the death of the young can have on the old.