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Originally published Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 5:30 AM

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Sunday TV Picks: HBO’s new ‘Looking’

TV picks for Sunday, Jan. 26, include “Looking” on HBO, “The Simpsons” on Fox and “House of Lies” on Showtime.

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Jonathan Groff (“Glee” and Broadway’s “Spring Awakening”) makes an appealing lead as a 29-year-old video-game designer looking for love in modern-day San Francisco in this new series. Murray Bartlett, Frankie J. Alvarez and Seattle-area actress Lauren Weedman highlight the supporting cast. Be warned, it’s reminiscent of other premium cable series featuring single people looking for love (“Sex and the City,” “Queer as Folk”), so there’s lots of sex. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, on HBO (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Sunday

“The Simpsons,” 8 p.m. (Fox): When Marge tries Homer’s new high-tech glasses on, he learns she’s seeing a marriage counselor; Bart refuses to buy Nelson a Valentine’s Day card.

“Iron Chef America,” 9 p.m. (Food): Two teams of Iron Chefs skirmish in a big game-day clash.

“Masterpiece Mystery!,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): “Sherlock, Series III: The Sign of Three.” Sherlock faces his biggest challenge — delivering the Best Man’s speech on Watson’s wedding day.

“Castle Secrets & Legends,” 10 p.m. (Travel): Tower of London; a bastion in the South of France; an ancient German castle.

“House of Lies,” 10 p.m. (Showtime): Marty and Jeannie put their plan into action; changes at Galweather promise trouble for Jeannie; Clyde is forced to work from Monica’s home.

“Island Hunters,” 10 p.m. (HGTV): A couple wants to reunite their extended families in the Thousand Islands region in upstate New York.

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