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What to Watch on Sunday: New seasons for Showtime dramas

Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson and Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters in the third season of “Masters of Sex” on Showtime.
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson and Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters in the third season of “Masters of Sex” on Showtime. Warren Feldman/SHOWTIME

Masters of Sex (10 p.m., Showtime) – In the Season 3 premiere, Masters and Johnson prepare to publish their study, while Virginia faces parenting struggles and Libby pulls herself out of a depression.

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NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV)A. J. Tata talks about his novel “Foreign and Domestic.”

Miss USA Pageant (8 p.m., Reelz) – After the Trump brouhaha, NBC dropped this pageant and all the hosts and performers ducked out. Now Reelz has it, with a bunch of players you probably never heard of.

The Last Alaskans (8 p.m., Animal Planet) – Sunlight returns in the Season 1 finale, though temperatures in the 50-below range stun the residents.

The 2000s: A New Reality (9 p.m., National Geographic Channel) – The start of a new series that explores events of the turbulent decade. Included tonight: a controversial presidential election, the Gary Condit scandal and the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Ray Donovan (9 p.m., Showtime) – Season 3 starts with Ray helping a wealthy family find their kidnapped son, and finding himself entwined with a new class of people.

The Last Ship (9 p.m., TNT) – Chandler and his crew face off against a nuclear-powered submarine led by rogue British naval officers, and Slattery interrogates a captured mercenary.

Basketball Wives LA (9 p.m., VH1) – In the Season 4 premiere, Jackie tries to work her way back into the group's good graces after causing trouble in Paris.

Ballers (10 p.m., HBO) – Spencer visits a neurologist and Joe breaks the rules to land a new client.

The Crimson Field (10 p.m., UNC-TV) – The arrival of soldiers from her hometown lifts Joan's spirits, but loyalties are questioned when an old patient returns.

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