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What to Watch on Sunday: Debuts, finales and ‘Killing Jesus’

Haaz Sleiman as Jesus of Nazareth in National Geographic Channel's “Killing Jesus. ”
Haaz Sleiman as Jesus of Nazareth in National Geographic Channel's “Killing Jesus. ” National Geographic Channels/Kent Eanes

Killing Jesus (8 p.m., National Geographic) – A 3-hour movie about the life of Jesus and the political conspiracy that preceded his death. Based on a book Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and starring Haaz Sleiman, Kelsey Grammar and Rufus Sewell.

Also on tonight . . .

60 Minutes (7 p.m., CBS) – Duke cancer doctors are interviewed in a segment that follows brain tumor patients at Duke who participated in a clinical trial that uses a modified poliovirus to kill cancer cells. The show airs immediately following NCAA basketball, so there’s every chance in the world that it will start late. Adjust your DVRs accordingly.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8 p.m., HBO) – In this documentary, filmmaker Alex Gibney interviews former members of the Church of Scientology and reveals abuses and strange practices within the organization. Apparently, much of the documentary also focuses on Scientology member Tom Cruise. You can watch the trailer below.

Call the Midwife (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – The fourth season starts with Nurse Gilbert helping a new mother overcoming difficulties and Trixie becoming emotionally drained by a case.

The Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC) – In the Season 5 finale, Daryl finds trouble while on the run, and Rick and the rest of the group feel like outsiders in Alexandria – just as trouble is approaching at the gates.

Mr. Selfridge (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – In the Season 3 premiere, Harry and his family attempt to move on after the death of Rose, and Henri returns from the war and has trouble adjusting to home life.

Secrets and Lies (9 p.m., ABC) – When his stalker ups the ante, Ben begrudgingly accepts Det. Cornell’s offer of protection for his family, but refuses police surveillance for himself.

Who Do You Think You Are? (10 p.m., TLC) – Actor Sean Hayes searches his paternal ancestry looking for answers to his estranged father’s troubled past, and finds a trail of tragedy and crime.

House of Lies (10 p.m., Showtime) – Two new episodes lead up to the season finale, in which Marty hopes to make K&A a top firm – if he can only convince his employees to stay.

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