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What to Watch on Sunday: Rob Lowe in classic horror remake, Jim Carrey in new Showtime series

Mckenna Grace, left, and Rob Lowe star in “The Bad Seed,” premiering Sunday, September 9 on Lifetime.
Mckenna Grace, left, and Rob Lowe star in “The Bad Seed,” premiering Sunday, September 9 on Lifetime. LIFETIME TELEVISION

The Bad Seed (8 p.m., Lifetime) - Rob Lowe produced, directed and stars in this reimagining of the 1956 horror classic about a murderous young girl. In this version, Lowe is a single father who comes to suspect that his daughter might be responsible for a terrible tragedy at her school. Then more strange things happen around his daughter and he must protect her while stopping her from hurting more people.Patty McCormack, who played the little girl in the 1956 film, plays the psychiatrist who treats the “bad seed” in this film.

The Deuce (9 p.m., HBO) - In the Season 2 premiere, Vincent becomes the proprietor of a new mob-backed disco, and Candy sets out to make more “artful” adult films.

The Miniaturist (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - In this new Masterpiece series, Nella travels to Amsterdam to permanently relocate after her marriage to a wealthy merchant, and she receives an elaborate dollhouse for her wedding.

The Last Ship (9 p.m., TNT) - In the Season 5 premiere, the U.S. Navy prepares to unveil its first fully functional fleet since the Red Flu pandemic, but a new type of threat may mean the next world war. The action of this season takes place three years after the world has overcome global famine. This is the final season of “The Last Ship.”

Miss America (9 p.m., ABC) - Carrie Ann Inaba hosts the competition that will decide the 2019 Miss America.

Kidding (10 p.m., Showtime) - In this poignant new series, Jim Carrey stars as a Mr. Rogers-type kids’ TV show host called Mr. Pickles, but he’s definitely no Mr. Rogers. Jeff Piccirillo is a good guy, but he’s going through a very tough time. One of his young sons has died in a tragic accident and his marriage has fallen apart. He’s undeniably depressed, and questioning everything about his life -- and about his TV show. When he tries to make changes to the show reflective of his emotional crisis, his father and executive producer (played by Frank Langella) makes some drastic plans for the show. Judy Greer plays Jeff’s estranged wife and Catherine Keener plays his sister, who is also the head puppet maker for the show. She has plenty of her own problems. Carrey, as silly as he can be at times, really seems born to play a sad clown, and he does that beautifully here.

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