‘The Leftovers’

This new dramatic series — from the executive producers of “Lost” and “Friday Night Lights” and based on the novel by Tom Perrotta — looks at the residents of a small New York town three years after an event in which 2 percent of the world’s population disappeared without a trace. The series is bleak, but full of intriguing ideas and images (the opening sequence from the pilot is particularly haunting). Justin Theroux heads a cast that includes Amy Brenneman, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler and Ann Dowd. 10 p.m. Sunday, July 6, on HBO (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Sunday

“MLB Baseball,” 11 a.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox.

“Xtreme Waterparks,” 8 p.m. (Travel): The world’s tallest trap door water slide in Spain; 100-foot homemade Slip and Rip; 130-foot, billion dollar slide tower.

“Reckless,” 9 p.m. (CBS): Things take a surprising, violent turn during a heated custody battle; Roy is unsure what to do with the missing sex-tape footage.

“Witches of East End,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): The Beauchamp witches have trouble remembering what happened after the portal opened; Victor helps Joanna fight argentum poisoning; Ingrid begins sleepwalking; Freya has visions of Killian in danger.

“Falling Skies,” 10:01 p.m. (TNT): Tom and the 2nd Mass plan to escape the Espheni ghetto; Maggie confronts Lexi; Matt tries to discourage Mira from her dangerous escape plan; Anne has a flashback to her time in the Espheni Tower.

“Vicious,” 10:30 p.m. (KCTS): Freddie and Stuart go shopping for a new coat for Freddie’s Dr. Who fan-club event; a neighbor needs advice from the pair on how he should go about winning back his ex-girlfriend.

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