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What to Watch on Sunday: AMC debuts new ‘Preacher’ series

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer in the new AMC series “Preacher.”
Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer in the new AMC series “Preacher.”

Preacher (10 p.m., AMC) – This new drama with darkly comic overtones is based on Garth Ennis’ ’90s comic book franchise of the same name. Dominic Cooper plays Jesse Custer, a troubled man who returns to his West Texas hometown to take up his father’s line of work as a minister. But Jesse is struck by some strange force that gives him special powers (don’t worry, this is not a superhero story), prompting him, his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire to go off in search of God. The series is executive produced by Sam Catlin, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg.

Also on . . .

N.C. Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Kristy Woodson Harvey talks about “Lies & Other Acts of Love.”

The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox) – Season 27 ends with Marge getting arrested for letting Bart go to the park unsupervised. “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” also have finales tonight. All renewed.

Call the Midwife (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – In the Season 5 finale, Poplar is shaken as the cause of infant deformities is revealed.

Crowded (9:30 p.m., NBC) – In the series finale, the family finds Mike’s mom hiding from the law at Bob’s cabin.

Veep (10:30 p.m., HBO) – Selina celebrates Thanksgiving in her own way, while Ben and Kent manage a crisis.