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What to Watch on Sunday: ‘A Hero’ of a miniseries on HBO

Winona Ryder (left) and Oscar Isaac in HBO’s “Show Me a Hero.”
Winona Ryder (left) and Oscar Isaac in HBO’s “Show Me a Hero.” HBO

Show Me a Hero (8 p.m., HBO) – This six-hour miniseries from creator David Simon (“The Wire”) depicts the battle of Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko during the late 1980s to build subsidized housing in a white neighborhood of the city. Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) plays Wasicsko and Catherine Keener plays a resident who initially opposed the court-ordered integration. Also stars Alfred Molina, James Belushi and Winona Ryder. The miniseries airs over the next two Sunday nights.

Ed Sheeran: Live at Wembley Stadium (8 p.m., NBC) – The singer performs his biggest hits, including a duet with Elton John.

Teen Choice 2015 (8 p.m., Fox) – A special honoring the year’s teen icons. Performers include 5 Seconds of Summer, Little Mix, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray.

I Am Cait (8 p.m., E!) – Kim and Khloe Kardashian discuss comments aimed at their mother, Cait’s ex-wife, in Cait’s Vanity Fair article.

Humans (9 p.m., AMC) – In the Season 1 finale, the Hawkins must save the synths after they’re captured by Hobbs, and the future of humanity is in their hands.

The Last Ship (9 p.m., TNT) – Rachel works on a more efficient version of the cure, while Alisha decodes a message found on a cell phone.