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What to Watch on Sunday: The Emmy Awards and the start of Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam War’

Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS.
Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS. CBS

Primetime Emmy Awards (8 p.m., CBS) - Stephen Colbert hosts the 69th annual Emmy Awards.

The Vietnam War (8 p.m., UNC-TV) - In the first part of this new 10-part Ken Burns documentary series, Vietnam emerges independent after nearly a century of French colonial rule. This will air at 8 p.m. nightly Sept. 17-21 and Sept. 24-28.

Also on . . .

NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Ralph Hardy talks about “Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog”

The Orville (8 p.m., Fox) - Ed and Kelly are prisoners in a replica of their former home.

Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (10 p.m., National Geographic) - In the season finale, Captain Greg Mayer f the Fishin’ Frenzy and Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel fish head-to-head as they fight to reel in their last catches of the season.

The Strain (10 p.m., FX) – Quinlan conceives a desperate plan in the series finale.

Vice Principals (10:30 p.m., HBO) – Gamby returns to a dramatically changed North Jackson High in the Season 2 premiere.

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