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What to Watch on Sunday: ‘30 for 30’ doc on Duke lacrosse scandal

Former Duke lacrosse player Tony McDevitt in the 30 for 30 documentary “Fantastic Lies.”
Former Duke lacrosse player Tony McDevitt in the 30 for 30 documentary “Fantastic Lies.” Courtesy of ESPN

30 for 30: Fantastic Lies (9 p.m., ESPN) – Marina Zenovich’s documentary recounts the 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal that resulted from false rape allegations against members of the team by a dancer hired to perform at a house party. The case not only changed lives and ruined careers, it jeopardized the future of the sport at Duke and tarnished the university’s reputation. For the documentary, Zenovich uses archival news clippings and talk show footage, and interviews journalists, attorneys, non-indicted members of the team and parents of the accused. Tonight’s premiere takes place on the 10th anniversary of the house party that started it all. Read a full review of “Fantastic Lies.”

Also on tonight . . .

And Then There Were None (8 p.m., Lifetime) – A new miniseries based on the famous Agatha Christie novel. Set in 1939, the story follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to a dinner party on an isolated island. With their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. And when they start to die off one by one, they realize there may be a murderer among them. The conclusion airs tomorrow night.

The Carmichael Show (9 p.m., NBC) – In tonight’s Season 2 premiere, Jerrod gives his parents tickets to a Bill Cosby show, resulting in a family debate about whether they should go. A second episode deals with the death of Joe’s fatherand what type of funeral the family should plan. If you haven’t seen Season 1 (only six episodes), you can watch them online at NBC.com – and I definitely recommend that you do. This is a great sitcom that tackles societal and race issues in a funny, but effective way.

CSI Cyber (10 p.m., CBS) – In the season finale, Avery and the team track a hacker who is responsible for a huge breach of classified data that impacts millions of federal employees.

Quantico (10 p.m., ABC) – Alex and another agent are forced to provide classified information that could have deadly consequences.

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