‘True Detective’ closing out first season

It’s time to say goodbye to Hart and Cohle.

HBO’s police drama “True Detective” closes out its freshman season Sunday. With its anthology series format, that means it’s a wrap for the ritualistic serial killer storyline, and the detectives first put on the case, Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey).

“I think viewers will be satisfied with the conclusion,” co-star Michael Potts told The Advocate at the start of the season.

As for the finale episode, titled “Form and Void,” HBO has released this one-sentence teaser: “An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.”

Each episode has flipped among the years 1995, 2002 and 2012 — when the first bizarre murder was investigated; when Cohle left Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division; and when a fresh, but similar killing spurs new detectives Papania and Gilbough (Tory Kittles and Potts) to reopen the 1995 case, and pick the brains of Hart and Cohle.

The series is set in and was shot in south Louisiana last year. Novelist and New Orleans native Nic Pizzolatto is the series creator. Local actors guest-starred throughout the season, including Charley Vance, of Amite, episode one; and Louis Herthum, of Baton Rouge, episode six.

The finale airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO (cable Channel 300 in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, and Channel 200 in New Orleans). Other airings on HBO are 10 p.m. and midnight Sunday, 11 p.m. Monday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, 11 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

N.O. band on CBS Sunday

“CBS News Sunday Morning” correspondent Lesley Stahl visits with New Orleans’ iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band during a segment on Sunday’s program.

“That was sexy. I’m not kidding. Wow!” says Stahl after watching the band perform “Sugar Plum.”

In addition to music, the segment will cover the history of Preservation Hall and its band, a New Orleans institution for more than 50 years. The band, led by Ben Jaffe, preserves traditional brass band jazz, and seeks to pass it along to new generations. With this idea in mind, three generations of Jaffes will be on the news program, including co-founder Sandy Jaffe, Ben Jaffe and Ben Jaffe’s 19-month-old daughter, Emma.

The band will play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 27.

The 90-minute “CBS News Sunday Morning” airs at 8 a.m. on WAFB, Channel 9 (cable Channel 7 in Baton Rouge and Lafayette) and on WWL-TV (cable Channel 3) in New Orleans.

LaTV blocks start Monday

Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the Louisiana Cable Telecommunications Association , and the Louisiana Legislature are again offering live legislative coverage for viewers around the state through LaTV. The coverage begins at 1 p.m. Monday with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s opening address to the joint session of the Legislature.

During the session, television coverage will run 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday on cable systems around the state. Viewers should contact their local cable operator for specific channel information. At 6 p.m., viewers can continue watching streamed video coverage at lpb-latv.org.

The House and Senate produce the daily coverage. It is transmitted to LPB through a fiber connection to its studios where it is digitally uplinked to cable systems recruited by the LCTA around the state.

Television stations with news about programming, on-air reporters or personalities should email jbergeron@theadvocate.com.