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Originally published Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Sunday TV Picks: ‘The Newsroom’ on HBO

TV picks for Sunday, July 21, 2013, include “The Newsroom” on HBO, “The Killing” on AMC and “Crossing Lines” on NBC.

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‘The Newsroom’

Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama about a (fictional) cable news show is nothing, if not divisive. You love it or loathe it. It’s fascinating to watch this great cast (Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher Jr., Olivia Munn, Thomas Sadoski) work with Sorkin’s rapid-fire dialogue, but when the story lines get too soapy or preachy, you may find yourself rolling your eyes. 10 p.m. Sunday on HBO (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Sunday

“2013 Tour de France,” 8:30 a.m. (NBC Sports): “Stage 21”: From Versailles to Paris Champs-Élysées (Live).

“Food Court Wars,” 8 p.m. (Food): Restaurant Chef Tyler and waitress Sara go up against friends Carlie and Brianna in a battle of healthy choices versus comfort food.

“Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination,” 8:30 p.m. (Travel): A coaster that launches up a 147-foot-high loop; a 540-degree helix; the world’s first hyper coaster.

“Masterpiece Mystery!,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): “Endeavour, Series 1: Rocke”: A royal visit to a family-owned munitions factory ends with murder.

“The Killing,” 9 p.m. (AMC): The hunt for a pornographer leads to a shocking revelation; Holder looks for a scapegoat; Twitch and Lyric find their dream home.

“Crossing Lines,” 10 p.m. (NBC): Eva discovers a similar kidnapping while in Florence; a secret surfaces that could put Sebastian’s career at risk; a search of the financial records of a missing boy’s father proves things are not as they seem.

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