The general gaze toward Vancouver can inspire some interesting counter-programming. What better time to air a difficult drama about a recovering alcoholic and her damaged, embittered daughter?
“Sins of the Mother” (Sunday, 5 p.m., Lifetime Movie Network) stars singer/actress Jill Scott (“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”) as middle-aged Nona, who struggles to stay sober.
Her upbeat affirmations make her a hero to friends, including her sponsor (Mimi Rogers). But when her graduate-student daughter, Shay (Nicole Beharie), returns home, both women have to confront a bleak shared history.
•“Invasion of the Giant Pythons” on “Nature” (Sunday, 7 p.m., KSPS; 8 p.m., KCDT/KUID) chronicles the unfortunate introduction of Burmese pythons into the Everglades as pets, many of whom were abandoned in the wild as they grew.
Now these creatures – 18 times larger than the biggest native snake – are slithering to the top of the food chain in Florida’s precariously delicate ecosystem.
ABC airs the 2004 adaption of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (8 p.m., TV-PG, V).
Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): a possible alternative to fossil fuels; the lack of progress in rebuilding at Ground Zero; new charges against Blackwater.
Adventures in Chile on “The Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS).
Jon Cryer guest stars on “Hannah Montana” (8 p.m., Disney, TV-G).
A convenience store chain executive mans the slushy machine on “Undercover Boss” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).
The music of the Doors provides the soundtrack to a “Cold Case” (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14, V) about a ’70s circus murder.
Kitty makes her political debut on “Brothers & Sisters” (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).