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Sunday TV Picks: ‘Vikings’ on History

TV picks for Sunday, March 3, 2013, include “Vikings” on History, “The Amazing Race” on CBS and “The Simpsons” on Fox.

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After the success last year of its “Hatfields & McCoys,” the History channel is testing the waters again with an original series from creator/writer Michael Hirst (“Elizabeth,” “The Tudors”). It follows warrior/farmer Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), who feels the need to, well, do all the things Vikings want to do. Series premiere, 10 p.m. on History (

Also on Sunday

“The Amazing Race,” 8 p.m. (CBS): One team continues to struggle with a debilitating injury; in New Zealand, the racers participate in a “shemozzle” race.

“The Simpsons,” 8 p.m. (Fox): When Grampa’s former life as a pro-wrestler comes to light, Mr. Burns persuades him to stage a comeback; Bart starts adopting some of Grampa’s character’s bad habits.

“Wild West Alaska,” 8 p.m. (Animal Planet): A backwoodsman seeks the ultimate survival gun; Jim and the crew help two sisters throw a memorable double wedding.

“Red Widow,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Marta has tried to stay out of her father’s world of organized crime, but everything changes after her loving husband is brutally murdered; in order to absolve a debt to a crime boss, Marta must import a shipment of drugs.

“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” 9 p.m. (NBC): The celebrities must create and sell meatballs in a fundraising competition; while one team deals with a power struggle, the other team manager takes a risk with the task.

“Iron Chef,” 10 p.m. (Food): Bobby Flay faces off against Hong Thaimee; judges Troy Johnson, Ree Drummond and Josh Ozersky.

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