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Showtime's The Affair Comes to a Close with a Wedding and Echoes of the Past

ALSO: 2019 MTV EMAs, Sunday Night Football, Watchmen, Mrs. Fletcher, The Life of Earth, and more
  • Maura Tierney and Dominic West in The Affair (Showtime)
    Maura Tierney and Dominic West in The Affair (Showtime)

    A long-running prestige series comes to an end, the Patriots play the Ravens, and all three of HBO's Sunday night shows are back with fresh episodes. Here's what's new and noteworthy this Sunday:

    SERIES FINALE: In a season that has already been quite meta, the extramarital repercussions of The Affair echo throughout the show's finale, which takes place on the day Whitney (Julia Goldani Telles) is set to be married. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SPORTS: The New England Patriots square off against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in this week's Sunday Night Football matchup. 8:15 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: A biting letter warrants a harsh rebuke on Watchmen. Meanwhile, Laurie (Jean Smart) is transferred to Tulsa. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    NEW EPISODE: Eve (Kathryn Hahn) weighs the benefits of putting her fantasies aside in favor of a real life encounter, as Mrs. Fletcher steps away from her empty nest and out into the dating world, where the possibilities are endless. 10:30 PM ET on HBO

    NEW EPISODE: Gavin (Matt Ross) faces a future in which Hooli must watch its bottom line on Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, six seasons in, and Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is still meeting with potential investors for Pied Piper. That might not be a good sign for the company, but it's in keeping with a show that our Aaron Barnhart says has never been better. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    LIVE EVENT: Becky G hosts the 2019 MTV European Music Awards, MTV Europe's version of the VMAs. Performers are set to include Green Day, Halsey, Ava Max, K-Pop powerhouse NCT 127, and last year's big winner, Dua Lipa. Liam Gallagher is also scheduled to be on hand to accept the EMA's first ever rock icon award. 9:00 PM ET on MTV


    • The Life of Earth circles back to the beginning of time, as researchers recount our planet's 4.5 billion year evolution. 9:00 PM ET on Smithsonian
    • The Real Housewives of Atlanta return for their twelfth season of reality drama. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo
    • The Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge asks six chefs to turn a cheap ingredient into a jaw-dropping appetizer. 9:00 PM ET on Food

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

    TOPICS: The Affair, Showtime