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Hercules Loves Tonight’s LEFTOVERS!! HALT Halts!! Four More BIG BROTHER Noms!! New MANHATTAN, MUSKETEERS, NAKED, STRAIN, SKIES, SHIP, SEX, RAY, RISING, RECKLESS, BIKINIS & BOARDWALKS, BLOOD, BEACHFRONT, KARDASHIANS, LOTTERY, WIPEOUT & WEEK!! VICIOUS, POIROT & ASSETS Finales!! Herc’s Sunday TV Talkback!!

Tonight’s Nora Durst-centric “Leftovers” takes us into the offices of Nora’s employer, the U.S. Department of Sudden Departure, which is a dang interesting component of this series – but there’s a lot to love about this surprise-filled episode generally. For me it ranks right up there with the Reverend Matt episode from three weeks ago.

HBO says of tonight’s “Guest”:

Nora (Carrie Coon) takes care of unfinished business in Mapleton before heading to New York for the Second Annual DROP (Departure Related Occupations and Practices) conference. Upset that her ID has been pinched, she scours the convention for her imposter while wearing a “Guest” badge, and ends up getting detoured by an amorous salesman, a bestselling author and a rogue attendee. Written by Damon Lindelof & Kath Lingenfelter.

I may be the only one still watching, but I can’t quit “Halt And Catch Fire.” Last week’s episode ended with Comdex delegates marveling at a talking Macintosh.

I’m also amused because AMC is treating “Halt” like its much more popular shows “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead” by excluding any new footage from its finale promo.

AMC says of tonight’s “1984”:

Gordon and Joe prepare to transport the Giant; a suspicious defect causes a rift in the partnership; Cameron takes control of her future.

“Big Brother” spoilers for tonight and Wednesday lurk in invisotext.

Nicole the nurse and Donny the groundskeeper won the HoH tiebreaker.

Donny nominated Caleb and Victoria, who then un-nominated themselves (and un-HoH-ed Donny) by winning the Battle of the Block.

Nicole nominated Zach and Jocasta, who lost The Battle of the Block and remain nominees for eviction.

Christine won the Power of Veto.

Nicole's target appears to be Frankie, so I suspect Christine (Nicole's in-house bestie) will use the Veto to save Jocasta.

 

Premiering or returning tonight:
Family Game Night (7pm Hub)
Urban Jungle (8pm NGW)
Long Island Medium (9pm TLC)
#RichKids of Beverly Hills (10pm E!)

 

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” WGN’s “Manhattan,” Showtime's "Masters Of Sex" and Lifetime’s “The Lottery” all failed to make cable’s top 100 last Sunday, losing by a wide margin to – among many other things – Cartoon Network’s “Bob’s Burgers” repeats and USA’s “SVU” repeats.

TNT’s “Falling Skies,” which ends next year, hit a new season low last Sunday.

Sundays June 22-July 27, 2014
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
2.2 (2.2) (2.2) (1.9) (1.8) (---) Big Brother
1.8 (1.9) (1.7) (1.7) (1.6) (2.2) True Blood
1.4 (1.6) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.3) Family Guy
1.3 (1.4) (0.9) (1.1) (0.9) (1.2) American Dad
1.2 (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) (1.1) (1.2) Keeping/Kardashians
1.2 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) NASCAR
1.1 (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) (1.2) The Last Ship
1.1 (1.0) (0.9) (1.1) (1.0) (1.2) The Simpsons
1.0 (1.0) (1.2) (---) (---) (---) The Strain
1.0 (1.0) (0.9) (0.7) (0.9) (---) Unforgettable
0.9 (1.0) (1.3) (1.2) (1.2) (1.5) Rising Star
0.9 (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) (0.5) 60 Minutes
0.8 (0.6) (---) (---) (0.7) (---) Bob’s Burgers
0.8 (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (0.6) (---) Botched
0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (---) The Leftovers
0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (0.8) Mountain Men
0.8 (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (1.0) (0.5) Naked And Afraid
0.8 (0.8) (0.9) (---) (---) (---) Real Housewives NJ
0.8 (1.1) (1.4) (1.1) (1.2) (1.1) Wipeout
0.7 (0.9) (0.6) (0.5) (0.7) (0.7) American Ninja
0.7 (0.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) Chicago PD
0.7 (0.8) (0.8) (0.8) (0.8) (1.0) Falling Skies
0.7 (0.6) (0.5) (---) (1.0) (0.9) MLBaseball
0.6 (0.6) (0.8) (---) (---) (---) Castle
0.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Chicago Fire
0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) Food Network Star
0.6 (0.6) (0.5) (---) (0.6) (---) Reckless
0.5 (0.6) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) Cutthroat Kitchen
0.5 (0.5) (0.4) (---) (0.4) (0.5) Grocery Games
0.5 (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) House Hunters
0.5 (0.5) (0.3) (0.5) (---) (---) House Hunters Intl
0.5 (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (0.4) Last Week Tonight
0.5 (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) Ray Donovan
0.5 (0.6) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (---) Sunday Best
0.5 (0.5) (0.6) (0.5) (---) (---) Witches Of East End
0.4 (0.6) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (---) Beachfront Bargain
0.4 (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) Flipping The Block
0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) The Hunt

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