Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare in "Preacher," which premieres Sunday on AMC.

Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare in "Preacher," which premieres Sunday on AMC.


Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) plays a different kind of hero in Preacher, which premiered May 22 on AMC at 9 p.m.

Known for years as Howard Stark in the Marvel television universe, Cooper steps into the DC/Vertigo comic universe as Jesse Custer. Custer's a preacher in a small, dusty West Texas town, and he's having a crisis of faith and a few other things. As the old folks might say, something takes hold of him and now he's on the hunt for God. Literally. But he has help: his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and a wanderer (read: bloodsucker) named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, Misfits).

The comic has many fans of its bloody violence and profane depictions of, well, everything anyone has ever held sacred. That's the obligatory parental sticker. This adaptation, at long last from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, will have plenty, too.

Catch a repeat performance of the 90-minute pilot episode, "All Saints," on May 29.


Dancing With the Stars: Tonight, they dance: Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas; Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd; and Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy remain. 7 p.m. ABC

The Bachelorette: Dallasite JoJo Fletcher meets the men of her dreams in the season 12 premiere. 8 p.m. ABC

Gotham: In the season 2 finale, Dr. Hugo Strange's prisoners in Arkham Asylum try to escape. 7 p.m. Fox

The Real Housewives of Dallas: Tiffany Hendra throws a fundraiser to showcase her singer husband, Aaron (aka Keith Suburban) 9 p.m. Bravo


The Voice: All four coaches are represented in the finals, but only one will win tonight. 8 p.m. NBC

The Flash: In the season finale, The Flash races Zoom for ... everything. 7 p.m. The CW

Dancing With the Stars: Who gets to take home the mirrorball trophy? 8 p.m. ABC


Wayward Pines: It was supposed to be over, a one-time event. But the town of survivors is back for another go, this time starring Jason Patric as the interloper. 8 p.m. Fox

Nashville: Say goodbye, but not before Rayna does something "dire." 9 p.m. ABC


500 Questions: Jeopardy champion for life is the first contestant on the second-season premiere of this game show. 7 p.m. ABC

Red Nose Day Special: Craig Ferguson hosts the annual "fun-raising" telethon. 8 p.m. NBC

Archer: "Deadly Velvet: Part 1" in which the gang checks out suspicious activity on the set of a movie. 9 p.m. FX


500 Questions: More questions hoping for some answers from the geniuses on hand. 7 p.m. ABC

American Masters: "The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End" looks at the supergroup made up of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. 8 p.m. PBS

Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize: An all-star tribute  to Willie Nelson, who receives this year's prize. 9 p.m. PBS


500 Questions: Can they get enough? I know I can't. 7 p.m. ABC

Snapped: She Made Me Do It: It's all right there in the title. 8 p.m. Oxygen

Outlander: Enter the grandsire, Lord Lovat. 8 p.m. Starz

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