Democratic primary candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLynch: I wouldn’t do Clinton meeting over again The Muslim war on women's rights Attorney general says she will defer to FBI on Clinton emails MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: I don't hate Clinton Trump: Hillary probably 'demanded' Lynch meeting Sanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton MORE will shadow each other on the Sunday shows this weekend, each making back-to-back appearances on the four same programs.
The showdown reflects an increasingly competitive primary race, with both candidates running neck-and neck-in the Iowa caucuses less than three weeks before ballots are cast.
A slew of Republican primary candidates will also make appearances on the day.
Front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Muslim war on women's rights Election model: Clinton will win easily Trump condemns Israeli girl's murder MORE will score a hat trick with spots on three shows, and Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzLynch pressured to recuse herself after Clinton tarmac meeting The Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Trump to meet with Senate GOP next week MORE (R-Texas) will be on one show to address reports that he failed to disclose a pair of loans for his 2012 Senate bid.
Here are the rest of Sunday’s expected guests:
ABC’s “This Week”: Clinton headlines the program, followed by Sanders and Trump.
CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Clinton leads off again, followed by a taped interview with Sanders.
Republican presidential hopeful Marco RubioMarco RubioWhich GOP pols will actually show up at the convention? Poll: Rubio holds massive lead in primary Rubio: Turkey attack 'directed' by ISIS MORE will also be on in a taped interview to discuss his strategy heading into the Iowa caucuses, followed by fellow GOP presidential candidate John Kasich.
CNN’s “State of the Union”: A taped interview with Trump, followed once again by Clinton and Sanders.
“Fox News Sunday”: Cruz will be on the program to clarify comments he made disparaging “New York values,” followed by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to talk about the lower chamber’s 2016 agenda.
NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Clinton and Sanders make their final appearances of the day, followed by Rubio and fellow Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.
The network will also release its latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal presidential poll.