TV picks for Sunday, July 15, 2012, include the season premiere of "Breaking Bad" on AMC, Inspector Lewis on PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery" and today's Stage 14 of the 2012 Tour de France on NBC Sports.

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‘Breaking Bad’

As I’ve said recently to anyone who will listen, “Is there anything else on TV tonight?” After last season’s explosive finale, I have no idea what to expect from this great Emmy-winning series and the ever-evolving character Walter White (Bryan Cranston), his partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) and his family (Anna Gunn, Dean Norris). And yes, there are plenty of other things to watch tonight (see below), I just know exactly where I will be at 10 p.m. Season premiere Sunday on AMC (

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Also on Sunday

“Secret Millionaire,” 8 p.m. (ABC): Self-made millionaire Jeff Usner heads to an impoverished area of San Antonio seeking individuals worthy of donations.

“Leverage,” 8 p.m. (TNT): A shipping CEO’s cost-cutting measures result in a plane crash; the team cons a CEO into buying the Spruce Goose in the Season 5 premiere.

“Big Brother,” 8:01 p.m. (CBS): Two contestants are nominated for possible eviction.

“Masterpiece Mystery!,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): “Inspector Lewis, Series V: Generation of Vipers” — Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of an Oxford professor.

“2012 Tour de France,” 9 p.m. (NBC Sports): “Stage 14, High Mountains,” from Limoux to Foix.

“Political Animals,” 10 p.m. (USA): Secretary of State Elaine Barries agrees to allow a journalist to follow her for a week; a hostage crisis prompts a momentous decision.

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