Tough cookie

Nothing says the Christmas season like an Alan Thicke movie. The "Blurred Lines" father tries to bring honor back to the family name in "When Calls the Heart," which revolves around a heated holiday bake-off. As if there's any other kind. Thicke channels Gordon Ramsay as the judge. 7 p.m. Sunday, Hallmark

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"The Newsroom" returns for its final season with everyone still in a frenzy, especially after the bombing at the Boston Marathon. The series can often be too cartoonish (Is Sam Waterston intentionally playing an on-the-job drunk?), but there are still enough moments of Aaron Sorkin's crisp writing that make it worth hanging in until the bitter end. 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO

Life support

It's barely a blip on HBO's schedule, but "Getting On," the so-morose-it's-funny dramedy about nurses and doctors in a struggling geriatric ward for women, is signed for a second season. Alex Borstein, best known for "MAD TV," is rediscovered as a nurse struggling with the increasing difficulties of the health care system and her personal life. 9:40 p.m. Sunday, HBO

Neal Justin