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HBO Wraps Its Sunday Summer Lineup As Ballers Says Farewell

ALSO: Sunday Night Football, Why We Hate, Batwoman, Inside the Actors Studio, and more
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    Primetimer's editors break down what's new and noteworthy on television today.

    It's a big night for HBO as Succession and The Righteous Gemstones sign off for the season, and Ballers airs its series finale. Other programming options include Sunday Night Football, two new documentary series, fresh installments of The CW's female superhero shows, and the dramatic return of an old favorite. Here are the highlights.

    SEASON FINALE:  The breakout hit of the summer, Succession closes out its sophmore year tonight as Logan (Brian Cox) wrestles with damage control (and the question of whom he should fire to salvage the company's reputation). Elsewhere, the Roy kids explore alternative financing, open marriages, and bad reviews. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON FINALE: In an echo of Logan Roy's troubles, Eli (John Goodman) ponders his children's futures in the family business, as The Righteous Gemstones reaches the conclusion of its first season. Meanwhile, Jesse (Danny McBride) faces a crumbling marriage as Judy (Edi Patterson) tells B.J. (Tim Baltz) about her past. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES FINALE: Much to Elizabeth Warren's dismay, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Ballers is headed for the end zone. The series wraps its five year run tonight with Spencer (Johnson) fighting for his players to the end, and Ricky (John David Washington) ready to go his own way. 10:30 PM ET on HBO

    SPORTS: Sunday Night Football pits the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park. 8:15 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: The series premiere of Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America begins with a look at 2004 and Kanye West's critically acclaimed hit "Jesus Walks." Watch the preview. Midnight on AMC

    SERIES PREMIERE: From Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney, the six-part docuseries Why We Hate examines that most troubling of human qualities, and asks what we can do to unlearn it. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on Discovery

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Batwoman pulled in big numbers last week, proving there is definitely a market for female superhero shows.This week, Kate (Ruby Rose) settles into her new crimefighting persona as Gotham wonders if the Caped Crusader has returned. 8:00 PM ET On The CW
    • Supergirl and Brainiac battle an alien attack. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
    • Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder finds newspaper editor Tess Harper (Lacey Chabert) working to solve the murder of a friend who was killed on the same day he proposed to his girlfriend in the paper's crossword puzzle. 9:00 PM ET on HMM
    • Inside the Actors Studio returns on a new channel with a rotating slate of celebrity hosts taking over for the retired James Lipton. In the first episode, Alec Baldwin interviews Henry Winkler. 10:00 PM ET on Ovation

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Succession, HBO, Ballers, The Righteous Gemstones