1) “Succession,” 9 p.m., HBO, rerunning at 10:05. One of the most honored dramas in years starts its final season. In each of its three previous ones, Jesse Armstrong has won an Emmy for his scripts; there have been 10 other wins, including – for the second and third seasons – best drama series. During that time, people have vied to be the successor to Logan Roy (Brian Cox,shown here, center), atop a media empire. Now, however, he plans to sell it all to a tech visionary.
2) “Yellowjackets” season-opener, 9 p.m., Showtime. The first season crackled with intensity in two time periods – the girls’ soccer team, stranded in the wilderness for 19 months and their lives 25 years later. As the second season begins, we see the deceptive ferocity of Shauna (Melanie Lynsky), both then and now. Married to the blonde hunk she dated in high school, she ended last season by killing her lover, Adam. Problems build, in a strong start.
3) More drama series, 9 p.m., cable. Yes, this hour is terribly overstuffed. Hallmark debuts “Ride,” with Nancy Travis heading a rodeo family; that follows the 8 p.m. season-finale of “The Way Home.” And AMC has the second episode of “Lucky Hank,” again with a brilliant blend of angst and humor. Bryan Huskey (excellent, as usual) plays Hank’s ex-colleague, now much more successful.
4) All day, CBS. First is the college basketball tournament, filling the last two spots in the final four. Games are at 2:15 and about 4:45 p.m. ET, leaving time for a regular Sunday night: “60 Minutes” (7 p.m. or later) is followed by “Equalizer” (Donal Logue repeats his role from last November, as an FBI agent), “New York East” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”