Let’s get this straight. This new drama, about dead people (not zombies) returning to the world of the living, is based on the book “The Returned” by Jason Mott, not on the recent French series “The Returned” that recently aired on the Sundance channel. Some elements feel heavy-handed, but Frances Fisher and Kurtwood Smith shine as parents of a “returned” young boy. 9 p.m. Sunday, March 23, on ABC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Sunday
“American Dream Builders,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Team red attempts to build a bathroom vanity and a dining-room table; team blue works on a master-bedroom makeover.
“The Simpsons,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Marge and Homer buy a beautiful painting at a yard sale that turns out to be worth a lot of money.
“The Good Wife,” 9 p.m. (CBS): Alicia asks Cary to be her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck (Eric Bogosian) asks her to participate in a deposition; Will faces off with a new prosecutor while defending Jeffrey Grant (Hunter Parrish).
“Drop Dead Diva,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): Jane takes a pro bono case to help a school lunch lady; Owen’s estranged brother visits; Stacy and Nick go on a date; Jane comes clean to Grayson; a new attorney fills in for Kim; Jane subpoenas Owen to get help with a case; Grayson asks Jane out.
“Ron White: Salute to the Troops 2014,” 9 p.m. (CMT): Ron White heads back to the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for his fourth Comedy Salute to the Troops.
“Girls,” 10 p.m. (HBO): Hannah receives some news; Marnie divulges a secret to Shoshanna; Jessa’s boss asks her for a favor.
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