What’s on TV Sunday: Country Music Awards and ‘The Walking Dead’

Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Carrie Underwood and others perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards. And “The Walking Dead” ends its eighth season.

What’s on TV

THE 53RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 8 p.m. on CBS. Few genres romanticize rags-to-riches stories the way country music does. This show, hosted by Reba McEntire, will recognize promising newcomers and impressive veterans from the past year. Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are among those nominated for top awards. The broadcast will feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean, among others.

RIO (2011) 5 p.m. on FXM. This animated feature, set in the director Carlos Saldanha’s native Rio de Janeiro, brings affection and fun to a story about a kidnapped bird adjusting to a new culture. Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg voice a pair of macaws. Jamie Foxx and will.i.am voice a canary and a cardinal. “Rio 2” (2014) follows at 7.

THE WALKING DEAD 9 p.m. on AMC. A final episode wraps up the eighth season of AMC’s zombie megahit. Right after, at 10, a new season of its spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead,” begins. Morgan (Lennie James), a character in the main series, appears in the first episode of the spinoff’s fourth season.

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