TV Watch List: Sunday, December 15


Metro’s Sunday night TV breakdown. 

DRAMA. Steven Van Zandt plays another mobster in this Netlflix original series, which he also produces and writes. This time around, the E Street Band guitarist isn’t playing second fiddle to a Tony Soprano-type — he’s a boss in his own right, albeit a boss hiding out in Norway to escape some pesky mafia troubles. The second season premiered on Friday, in full, on Netflix. Check out our interview with Van Zandt in preview!

‘Masters of Sex’
DRAMA. In the season finale of HBO’s most titillating new show, Dr. Masters gears up to give his big lecture on sexuality to the board and Margaret and Virginia (the excellent Allison Janney and Lizzie Caplan) deal with man problems. We’re don’t know how they’re going to wrap up the first season but we’re pretty sure that, no matter what happens, everyone will get off.
10 p.m., SHO

‘Xtreme Christmas’
SPECIAL. The most extreme thing that happened at our house at Christmas was that time Uncle Frank got ham-sauced on whiskey — and, uh, ham — and knocked over the tree. In this special, however, over-the-top Christmas celebrations of a slightly higher caliber are profiled.
7 p.m., TRAVEL


Mets mascot Mr. Met target of Bill Clinton…

Mets mascot Mr. Met has told how he ended up in the crosshairs of a Secret Service sniper rifle. The man behind the Mr. Met…


Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.


African couple claiming misidentification in robbery case to…

At a bail hearing today for Vickson and Lorfu Korlewala, charged in the robbery of an 80-year-old woman, bail was reduced from $1 million total to $500,000.


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…


Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.


Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.


Both feet on the ground with Aimee Mann…

What began with a cool double-bill of Ted Leo opening for Aimee Mann morphed into a full-fledged collaborative project that they're calling The Both. “There…


Rangers draw first blood against Flyers in Game…

Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win.


Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.


Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.


Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.


Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.


Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.