Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Sunday

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By Sarah Rodman

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

Apparently “a reality show” is one of the answers to the titular question. The five-time Olympic gold medalist bellyflops into shallow waters with this series that chronicles his life in Gainesville, Fla., which, at least as compiled and edited here, looks painfully tedious. Lochte (above) trains, pals around with his “Lochterage” — yes, this is what they call his “entourage,” including his brother and an assistant — gabs with his mother and sisters, and generally acts like the goofy Lochte that the people who find him endearing (and hot) have come to love, and the people who mock him have come to mock. Considering how often he is shirtless or in a swimsuit and how often he speaks, both groups will have plenty to do.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 8 p.m., BBC America


For Who-vians of a certain age, Sunday’s revisitation is the one we’ve been waiting for as the look back arrives at Tom Baker, the fourth, and longest-serving, doctor. He of the curly hair and trademark scarf traveled in the TARDIS from 1974-81.

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Vikings 10 p.m., History

Plagued by the plague.

The Good Wife 9 p.m., Channel 4

The guest stars shine bright in the season finale including Martha Plimpton, Ana Gasteyer, and Denis O’Hare.


Veep 10 p.m., HBO

A phrase we’re excited to see in action: Gary-oke.