Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Sunday

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By Matthew Gilbert

What Would Ryan Lochte Do? 10 p.m., E!

How would Ryan Lochte say “Jeah”? He explains: “You have to really put that emphasis on that J, that J and E, that’s the key part, and then the AH kind of just flows.” You see, we have so much to learn from him. Who said he isn’t smart? Does this new reality series make fun of the Olympic hero (above)? Does he make fun of himself? Hard to know and harder to care.

The Good Wife 9 p.m., Channel 4


I don’t feel any slippage in quality on this series, as it heads toward the end of its fourth season next week. (CBS has already renewed it.) The inter-office tensions and bonds are strong, and the cases of the week continue to surprise. The writers often focus the cases around Web politics and how new Internet issues play out in the justice system – a smart approach that differentiates “The Good Wife” from its legal-drama predecessors. Christine Baranski as Diane has had a strong season, and Matt Czuchry as Cary does a great job of conveying the feelings behind a tight smile. Sunday night, Alicia deals with a case involving software coders.

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Dog and Beth: On the Hunt 8 p.m., CMT

Crime’s quicker picker-uppers.

Mad Men 10 p.m., AMC

Up the down elevator.


Mr. Selfridge 9 p.m., Channel 2

Ari negotiates a deal for. . . oops.

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