What’s On Tonight: Uneasy lies the head that wears The Hollow Crown

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, December 18. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II (PBS, 9 p.m.): It’s a busy time of year for all of us, between the holiday planning and the generation of best/worst of 2016 lists. So some things will fall through the cracks, such as your What’s On Tonight correspondent forgetting to mention last week that The Hollow Crown returned for its second cycle with The War Of The Roses trilogy. Tonight, however, is the winter of your discontent, as the second part of Henry VI premieres and Benedict Cumberbatch makes his debut as Richard III. Having already ascended the Marvel superhero pantheon this year, Cumberbatch now joins the august company of Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, and Tom Hiddleston in Hollow Crown‘s roster of British monarchs, an impressive …

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