True Detective (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO). The Western Book of the Dead second season opens with the murder of a corrupt California politician with possible ties to a career criminal. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn head the cast.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (9 p.m. Sunday, CNN). The foodie travels to Beirut.
Ballers (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO). Premiere of comedy-drama about the lives of current and former NFL players, including the show’s executive producer Dwayne Johnson who plays Miami Dolphin Spencer Strasmore, who tries to navigate the tricky plays of retirement while mentoring up-and-comers. Mark Wahlberg is co-producing with Johnson.
The Brink (10:32 p.m. Sunday, HBO). Pilot for new black comedy about a military coup in Pakistan, and the rush to forestall World War III.