The Rock says …

The Rock returns to the small screen in “Ballers.” Dwayne Johnson, as movie fans know him, didn’t make it in pro football (he was cut in the Canadian Football League); here he portrays a former Miami Dolphins defensive lineman. His new gig is a financial adviser to NFL players, including a wide receiver who gets in trouble in da club. “Ballers” is set in fast and beautiful Miami, where Johnson played college football. After he couldn’t cut it in pro football, he became a pro-wrestling star and then a movie star. The Rock says: Watch “Ballers.” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO

Brinkmanship

Oscar winner Tim Robbins and MTV movie award winner Jack Black star as U.S. secretary of state and a low-level foreign diplomat, respectively, who try to prevent World War III in “The Brink.” There’s a military coup in Pakistan in the premiere of this black comedy. 9:30 p.m. Sunday HBO

Not a tea party

“Masterpiece: Poldark ” takes us back to the 1780s as a British officer returns to Cornwall from fighting in the American Revolutionary War to find that his father is dead and his fiancée, who thought he was dead, is about to marry his cousin. Poldark is the surname of the officer as well as the title of the historical novels by Winston Graham (published in the 1940s in England, 1950s in the States) upon which the show is based. The BBC did a Poldark series in the 1970s. 8 p.m. TPT Ch. 2

Get grumpy with your old man

Be a sport. Join your dad (or grandpa) for “Grumpy Old Men,” the 1993 made-in-Minnesota ice-fishing comedy in which feuding friends Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, both now single, fight over a newly arrived hot widow (Ann-Margret). Sex, quarrels and comedy ensue. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and your dad (or gramps, or both) will enjoy the film and your company on Father’s Day. 4:30 p.m. POP

Jon Bream