Favorite babysitter

At least one person must have viewed last weekend's Oscar fiasco with a sigh of relief: Steve Harvey, who can now finally put his Miss Universe flub behind him and get back to being regarded, first and foremost, as one of TV's most natural hosts. His likability and ability to think on his feet are put to good use in the return of "Little Big Shots," a combination of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and "America's Got Talent," with daddy Harvey stroking junior egos and rolling his eyes at just the right times.

7 p.m. Sunday, KARE, Ch. 11

The first time

If Adam Pally really wanted to do something worthwhile with his time-travel abilities, he'd turn the clock back to 2013 and try to keep his super sitcom "Happy Endings" from being canceled. For now, "Making History" will do. It's decent fun watching Pally and his amiable partners bounce back to the cusp of the American Revolution and the Al Capone era as if they are just enjoying happy hour at a hot new bar. But the trips fall just short of being excellent adventures.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9

The second time

"Time After Time" offers a much bumpier ride than "Making History" — as one would expect when H.G. Wells is chasing Jack the Ripper in modern times — but of the two shows, this is slightly more promising, largely because the two adversaries, played by Freddie Stroma and Josh Bowman respectively, are engaging, sexy alphas. Fans of the 1979 film version won't be disappointed.

8 p.m. Sunday, KSTP, Ch. 5

Jenny from the block

It's been more than a decade since Jennifer Lopez has had a juicy role. While "Shades of Blue" may not lead to the awards circuit, it's a reminder that the former Fly Girl is an honest-to-goodness thespian. The series, in which Lopez plays a crooked cop surrounded by even nastier examples of corruption, is yet more confusing than it was last season, but there are enough "shades" of strong acting to merit attention, particularly when Lopez and Ray Liotta are trapped in a room together.

9 p.m. Sunday, KARE, Ch. 11

Neal Justin