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Thu, March 5

American Crime

ABC, 10:00 pm ET

A violent crime rocks a community to its core and leaves the lives of everyone it touches — from the family members of the victims, to the perpetrators of the crime, to the victims themselves — utterly shattered. Starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown, Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Benito Martinez, Penelope Ann Miller, Elvis Nolasco and Johnny Ortiz, and guest-starring Regina King.

PGA Tour Golf

GOLF, 1:00 pm ET

Trump National in Doral, Fla., is the scene for the WGC Cadillac Championship, the first of four World Golf Championships on the 2015 calendar. The field for the single-elimination event consists of players from the top of the Official World Ranking and the money lists/Order of Merit from the six main professional tours. Patrick Reed is the defending champion.

That Gal... Who Was in That Thing

SHO, 7:00 pm ET

Filmmakers Brian Volk-Weiss and Ian Roumain follow up their 2012 documentary "That Guy... Who Was in That Thing" with this 2015 companion piece, which features eight character actresses sharing their experiences making it in the movie industry. The featured performers include Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds"), Roma Maffia ("Nip/Tuck"), Catherine Hicks ("7th Heaven"), Cristine Rose ("How I Met Your Mother") and Roxanne Hart ("Chicago Hope").

Grey's Anatomy

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Grey

It's all about Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) -- well, almost all -- in the new episode "The Distance." She undertakes the operation on Dr. Herman (guest star Geena Davis), but the surgery is trickier than anticipated. Compounding the pressure on Amelia is the audience of doctors observing the procedure. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) has doubts about Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), who assumes a case of Dr. Herman's. Marla Sokoloff ("The Practice") also guest stars.

The Vampire Diaries

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Vampire Diaries

On their birthday, Liv and Luke (guest stars Penelope Mitchell and Chris Brochu) make an appeal to someone very specific -- their father -- to let Jo and Kai (guest stars Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Chris Wood) substitute for them in the merge ceremony in "Prayer for the Dying." Elena, Stefan and Damon (Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) share Caroline's (Candice Accola) vigil over her mother at the hospital. Michael Trevino also stars.

The Slap

NBC, 8:00 pm ET
The Slap

The new episode "Manolis" finds that character -- played by Brian Cox -- doing what he can to resolve things for all concerned in the aftermath of the slap. He tries to bring Harry and Aisha (Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton) back together, and when his efforts fall short, he goes on a drinking binge that has an unexpected outcome. Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Melissa George and Thomas Sadoski also star.

NBA Basketball

TNT, 8:00 pm ET

Teams with postseason hopes make up this TNT doubleheader, which gets going in Chicago, where Derrick Rose and the Central Division-leading Bulls get their first look of the season at Kevin Durant and the on-the-bubble Oklahoma City Thunder. Then, Western Conference foes collide as LaMarcus Aldridge and the Northwest-leading Portland Trail Blazers host Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, teams that have split the first two games between them this year.

The Odd Couple

CBS, 8:31 pm ET
The Odd Couple

Wanting to score points with Casey (guest star Leslie Bibb), Oscar (Matthew Perry) hastily puts a surprise party together for Felix's (Thomas Lennon) birthday in a new episode aptly titled "The Birthday Party." The upshot is that Oscar almost forgot completely about Felix's special day. NBA star Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets guest stars as himself.

The First 48

A&E, 9:00 pm ET
The First 48

The clock on the all-important 48-hour period starts counting down as detectives in Tulsa, Okla., encounter a neighborhood under siege by young thugs after a man is killed in his home by a stray gunshot in a new episode called "Stray Shot." The unexpected but rampant violence only complicates their desperate attempts to find the killers before even more blood is shed.

Supernatural

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Supernatural

Sam (Jared Padalecki), in a bid to get Dean (Jensen Ackles) out of the bunker, persuades him to help investigate an odd case in which people disappear -- leaving behind only their clothes. At first, the brothers suspect fairies or angels are involved, then discover Hansel (guest star Mark Acheson) from the Grimm fairy tale is turning the victims into their younger selves at the behest of the wicked witch (guest star Lesley Nicol, "Downton Abbey") in "About a Boy."

Pawn Stars

HISTORY, 9:00 pm ET
Pawn Stars

In the new episode "One Man's Junk," Corey examines a baseball believed to be signed by the 1959 World Series Champion Dodgers. Rick, meanwhile, is presented with a very rare Berndt-Maurer movie camera dating back to the 1930s. Later, the Old Man gets his feathers ruffled when Rick bans any and all junk food from the shop.

Scandal

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Scandal

Washington, D.C. frequently gets national attention -- and it does so for an unfortunate reason in the new episode "The Lawn Chair." A tragedy occurs that has people talking, and not just domestically. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and his inner circle have to decide what to do about the vice presidency. Courtney B. Vance ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") guest stars. Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry and Bellamy Young also star.

Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man

CNN, 9:00 pm ET
Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man

Morgan Spurlock gets to the heart of the mysterious disappearance of the honeybees by becoming a commercial beekeeper in order to explore the causes and devastating effects on our entire food system. Spurlock also uncovers a web of international honey laundering schemes that have him questioning if we really know where our honey comes from.

The Blacklist

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
The Blacklist

Multiple foes -- all of them related -- pose new dangers for Red (James Spader) in the new episode "T. Earl King VI." The wealthy clan made a fortune through illegal means, and they're determined not to be brought down. The situation also spells peril for Liz (Megan Boone), as does Tom's (Ryan Eggold) latest initiative. Jennifer Ehle ("Fifty Shades of Grey") and Lance Henriksen ("Millennium") guest star. Diego Klattenhoff also stars.

The Kelly File

FNC, 9:00 pm ET
The Kelly File

FOX News Channel’s Megyn Kelly will sit down with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg during "The Kelly File." In her second appearance on "The Kelly File," Sandberg will discuss Lean In’s new public awareness campaign focused on men and gender equality. Additionally, they will talk about the organization’s new initiative in partnering up with the NBA and how men can benefit from supporting women at home and at the office.

Backstrom

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Backstrom

Veteran actor Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") is faring well with playing television fathers: Not only does he recur as Tim Allen's on "Last Man Standing," he turns up here as Rainn Wilson's in the new episode "Enemy of My Enemies." The elder Backstrom is a sheriff who joins his estranged son in probing an oil-pipeline explosion. Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") also guest stars as the younger Backstrom's ex-fiancee. Dennis Haysbert also stars.

Mom

CBS, 9:30 pm ET
Mom

With her series "Red Band Society" now over, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer reprises the role of Regina in the new episode "Dirty Money and a Woman Named Mike." The character seems to be a different woman after doing prison time, much to the surprise of Christy and Bonnie (Anna Faris, Allison Janney). Jamie Pressly also is back in her guest role as Jill, and Sara Rue ("Less Than Perfect") also guest stars.

Archer

FX, 10:00 pm ET
Archer

Wisecracking but good-natured agent Ray Gillette (voice of series creator Adam Reed) tries to lend a hand as the Slater (voice of recurring guest star Christian Slater) hands the team their latest assignment: swindling the royal family of Durhani. And given Ray's largely bionic constitution, when we say "lend a hand," there's a good chance we're talking literally. H. John Benjamin and Aisha Tyler head the main voice cast in the new episode "Pocket Listing."

Vikings

HISTORY, 10:00 pm ET
Vikings

King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown and rebuffs criticism from his leading nobles. The Wessex/Viking forces charge into battle with Mercia. In Kattegat, Harbard arrives at the Great Hall, and his mysterious aura fascinates Aslaug and Helga, but Siggy remains suspicious. There are strange and tragic happenings in Kattegat, and Siggy suspects Harbard is the cause.

Elementary

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Elementary

Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) becomes a murder suspect himself in the new episode "For All You Know." A woman was slain when he was in the throes of addiction, and whatever connection they had gets him pegged for the homicide. He asks Watson (Lucy Liu) to help him go back over his actions during the time of the crime. Aidan Quinn also stars.

Ice Cold Gold

ANIMAL, 10:00 pm ET
Ice Cold Gold

A new season opens with "Adapt or Die," which brings devastating news to the team: The $13 million ruby deposit it has been mining, the Red Zone, has become restricted. Back at square one, Eric, the team leader and geologist, comes up with a new strategy for the season, as arctic adventurer Doug Stoup joins the team to guide them on a search for gold.

Dig

USA, 10:00 pm ET
Dig

From creators Gideon Raff ("Homeland") and Tim Kring ("Heroes") comes this 10-episode event series in the vein of "The Da Vinci Code." FBI agent Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche). When a young American is murdered, Peter’s investigation soon finds him embroiled in a conspiracy thousands of years in the making that threatens to change the course of history. Lauren Ambrose, David Costabile and Regina Taylor also star.

Allegiance

NBC, 10:01 pm ET
Allegiance

Alex's (Gavin Stenhouse) discovery of his family's history coincides with the search for a mole inside the FBI in the new episode "Tipping Point." Worried about taking a polygraph test from a special agent (guest star Paul Ben-Victor) brought in for the probe, Alex has to determine his loyalties. Victor (Morgan Spector) strikes upon a novel way to keep an eye on Katya and Mark (Hope Davis, Scott Cohen). Robert John Burke also guest stars.

Duff Till Dawn

FOOD, 10:30 pm ET
Duff Till Dawn

In the season finale, a new episode called "Fairies vs. Goblins," two teams compete to see which of them can most successfully bring a fairy to life in cake form. Teammates Natalie Sideserf and Julia Doubleday push the boundaries of cake art with their surreal vision, while Sarah Myers and Timbo Sullivan favor a more whimsical approach. Elena Fox and Aarti Sequeira are the guest judges. Duff Goldman, the host, also renders judgement.

Fri, March 6

In an Instant

ABC, 9:00 pm ET

People who survived dramatic events despite incredible odds share their stories. Hear about the split-second decisions that were paramount to survival, watch thrilling re-creations of the events, and meet the people who were instrumental in the rescues.

Hart of Dixie

CW, 8:00 pm ET
Hart of Dixie

With a somber Zoe (Rachel Bilson) wanting a family treasure she can give her child, Wade (Wilson Bethel) tries to find her such an item in the new episode "61 Candles." Brick's (Tim Matheson) birthday seems to go unnoticed by everyone, but he suspects a surprise party is in store for him when Wade and Lavon (Cress Williams) take him fishing. George's (Scott Porter) visiting parents are dismayed by his choice of lifestyle. Jaime King also stars.

Cold Justice

TNT, 8:00 pm ET
Cold Justice

A family that moved from India to Florida in search of a better life has those dreams dashed when the young mother abruptly vanishes without a trace in the new episode "American Dream." Kelly and Yolanda head to Fort Myers, Fla., and confront language barriers and clashing cultural traditions in their quest for answers.

World's Funniest Fails

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
World

When it comes to amusing videos, children always can be relied upon to provide humor, and a lot of that is showcased in the new episode "Kids Survive the Darndest Things." As the title implies, many things don't go as planned for the young subjects -- all the better for a panel that includes comics Baron Vaughn, Julian McCullough and Mamrie Hart to have choices from which to choose the Fail of the Week. Terry Crews is the host.

Maleficent

STARZ, 8:00 pm ET

Just as Glenn Close succeeded in bringing Cruella de Vil to life in "101 Dalmatians," Angelina Jolie is perfect as the live-action embodiment of an animated Disney character -- the evil fairy of "Sleeping Beauty" -- in this dark but engrossing reinvention of the tale. The story delves into the psyche of Maleficent (Jolie), explaining why a heartbreak from her youth made her so set against Aurora (Elle Fanning), alias the sleeping-beauty-to-be. Sharlto Copley and Imelda Staunton also appear.

Glee

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Glee

Dalton Academy burns to the ground, and the Warblers must combine with the New Directions to form a supergroup. Meanwhile, Rachel begs Carmen Tibideaux (guest star Whoopi Goldberg) to let her return to NYADA.

Hawaii Five-0

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Hawaii Five-0

McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) team is depleted considerably, mainly because a couple of members are behind bars, in the new episode "Pono Kaulike" (Hawaiian for "Justice For All"). Danny and Chin (Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim) are taken into custody for past actions, prompting McGarrett to seek assistance from Joe White (recurring guest star Terry O'Quinn). Veteran music star Jimmy Buffett also reprises his guest role.

King of the Nerds

TBS, 9:00 pm ET

As the moment of victory for one of their group draws closer, the remaining nerds are hindered by an alien queen, but one nerd uncovers an effective ploy in Nerdvana, in the new episode "Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers." Acid melts the face of one nerd, while another must compete in a double elimination. Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong are the hosts.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

As anyone who's seen the series "The Goldbergs" or the movie "Bridesmaids" knows, Wendi McLendon-Covey is a funny lady, so she has the goods to stay on her toes with this show's regulars as the principal guest star in this episode. She joins Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to engage in improvisational humor, generated by suggestions from the on-site audience. Comedian Jonathan Mangum also appears. Aisha Tyler is the host.

Insane Pools: Off the Deep End

ANIMAL, 9:00 pm ET
Insane Pools: Off the Deep End

In the new episode "Off the Deep End," a family in the Florida wetlands wants designer Lucas Congdon and the Lucas Lagoons crew to build a unique Rocky Mountain-style lagoon, but Lucas quickly learns his clients are "back seat designers," looking over his shoulder and supervising him along the way.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

PBS, 9:00 pm ET

Initially noted for his paintings of African-American men, New York-based artist Wiley recently began a project involving female subjects. That is the focus of this documentary, which shows each model posing for Wiley while wearing a couture gown. Those captured in the portraits represent a wide range of backgrounds, from a prison guard to a teen mom aspiring toward an educational equivalency degree. Paris and Beijing are among the other locales.

Craft in America

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Craft in America

"Service" demonstrates how involvement in the world of art can be beneficial for past and current soldiers. The G.I. Bill and the Army Arts & Crafts Program are among the initiatives cited as the program surveys works that reflect the experiences -- and, in many cases, the direct talent -- of military members. Leathersmith Eugene Burks Jr. is among the artists showcased.

Blue Bloods

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Blue Bloods

After a suspected member of a biker gang breaks into her apartment and assaults her coworker, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) fears for her life. Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) find an explosive device in an elderly woman’s apartment. 

Banshee

MAX, 10:00 pm ET
Banshee

In a new episode called "Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You," a pensive Lucas (Antony Starr) reflects on his long friendship with Job (Hoon Lee), even as he wonders whether they will share a future. Rebecca's (Lili Simmons) recklessness comes at a cost to Proctor and Emily (Ulrich Thomsen, Tanya Clarke). Carrie and Gordon (Ivana Milicevic, Rus Blackwell) try to rebuild their shattered relationship. Tom Pelphrey also stars.

Treehouse Masters

ANIMAL, 10:00 pm ET
Treehouse Masters

In the aptly named new episode "Biggest Build Ever," Pete and his team head to Louisiana Cajun country, near Baton Rouge, to build their biggest treehouse ever; a 1200-square-foot tree village that weighs more than 75,000 pounds, set within a magnificent oak. The structure also features three separate levels and a 70-foot bridge that connects to a platform set in a trio of nearby trees. Much of the wood for the build is reclaimed from a nearby gator-infested wetland.

Say Yes to the Dress

TLC, 10:01 pm ET
Say Yes to the Dress

Season 13 of the fan-favorite series, set at New York City’s Kleinfeld bridal salon, features comic Kathy Griffin surprising her former assistant Tiffany, plus Melissa Sorrentino (sister of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino), Danielle Jonas and Law & Order: SVU’s Tamara Tunie. Tonight’s premiere episode also features Brynn O’Malley, star of Broadway’s Honeymoon in Vegas, searching for a dance-friendly gown for the show with the help of Randy, O’Malley’s costar Tony Danza and designer Pnina Tornai.

VICE

HBO, 11:00 pm ET
VICE

In the Season 3 premiere, "Vice" founder Shane Smith travels to the bottom of the world to investigate the increasing instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet. Antarctica holds 90 percent of the world's ice and 70 percent of its freshwater, so if even a small fraction of the continent's ice sheet melts, the rise in sea level would completely change the global map -- and, unfortunately, the melt rate of some of the glaciers here has tripled during the last decade.

Sat, March 7

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

SCIENCE, 10:00 pm ET

Kevin and Grant attempt to reach 30 mph riding an improvised rocket skateboard, and Kevin is convinced that the power of buoyancy will allow a 400-pound concrete canoe to float.

College Basketball

CBS, 12:00 pm ET

It's a tripleheader of college hoops action today on CBS, starting with a clash of ACC foes as Trevor Lacey and the North Carolina State Wolfpack host Rakeem Christmas and the Syracuse Orange. Then, SEC rivals collide when Dorian Finney-Smith and the Florida Gators drop in on Aaron Harrison and the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Finishing things off in the evening are two Pac-12 adversaries, as the Stanford Cardinal visits the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats.

Good Witch

HALLMARK, 8:00 pm ET
Good Witch

In the new episode "Running Scared," Cassie (Catherine Bell) welcomes a frightened young woman (Rayisa Kondracki) to Grey House and realizes the girl is being followed. Next door, Sam (James Denton) struggles to find the right combination of love and discipline for his troubled son Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), who also is complicating the life of Grace (Bailee Madison). Shane Harte also stars.

Neighbors

HBO, 8:00 pm ET

The fraternity guys led by Zac Efron are not the neighbors that new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne want in director Nicholas Stoller's ("Get Him to the Greek") raucous 2014 comedy. Being reasonable quickly goes out the window as an option, and the two factions engage in all sorts of stunts and pranks ... with the married couple unusually engaged in trying to get the best of the next-door tenants before it happens the other way around. Christopher Mintz-Plasse ("Superbad") also appears.

Killer Crush

LIFETIME, 8:00 pm ET

College co-ed Paige York (Daveigh Chase) develops a burning crush on one of her professors, Dr. Lucas Emery (Rick Roberts), but things don't take a scary turn until Paige gets hired to care for Dr. Emery's wife, Gabby (Sydney Penny). Gabby is struggling with multiple sclerosis, but the greater danger to her welfare by far is Paige's growing conviction that she, not Gabby, is the professor's true soulmate -- and nothing will get between Paige and the wedding of her dreams. Colin Macphee also stars in this 2014 TV movie.

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod

DISCOVERY, 8:00 pm ET

Explore the hidden world of the ocean’s most intelligent creatures like never before in the U.S. premiere of this Discovery Channel/BBC co-production from the award-winning team behind “Penguins: Waddle All The Way.” "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod" takes viewers on an unforgettable, hour-long journey into the waters of Mozambique, Costa Rica, the Florida Keys, the Pacific Ocean and Shark Bay, Australia to discover the relationships and habits of bottlenose and spinner dolphins, some of the world’s most playful, clever and beloved animals. Using a new generation of cutting-edge, animatronic spy cameras disguised as sea creatures, the special captures spectacular, never-before-seen footage of the dolphins in their natural habitat. These cameras, which included a robotic dolphin, nautilus, turtle, stingray and tuna, get within impressive proximity to the dolphins, providing viewers with an intimate, all-access view into their captivating lives and behavior.

Boxing

NBC, 8:30 pm ET

Haymon Boxing launches this new series of boxing events on NBC, NBCSN and Spike. The debut tonight on NBC has Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. NBC and NBCSN combine to air 20 Premier Boxing Champions events in 2015.

Pit Bulls and Parolees

ANIMAL, 9:00 pm ET
Pit Bulls and Parolees

In a new episode, Tia squares off with a local shelter over the fate of a scared and violent pit bull. A local couple comes to the rescue center, hoping to find a compatible friend for the family dog, but the pooch in residence has a very different opinion on that notion. After a long recovery, a dog rescued from near death has a chance at finding a forever home in Boston.

Mountain Monsters

DEST AMERICA, 9:00 pm ET
Mountain Monsters

In the Season 3 premiere, the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) team travels to central Kentucky in search of what they believe is the first variation of Bigfoot to emerge from the cave system in Mammoth Cave National Park: huge ape-like creatures called Midnight Whistlers for their nocturnal behavior and ear-splitting whistle.

Sleepy Hollow

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) may get some heavenly help, literally, from an angel named Orion (guest star Max Brown) in their crusade against evil in "Paradise Lost." Katrina (Katia Winter) is on her own quest that she hopes will be beneficial on a large scale. John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood also star.

The Musketeers

BBCA, 9:00 pm ET
The Musketeers

After Porthos (Howard Charles) uncovers the apparent truth about his parentage, his newfound father reveals information about his past that leads Porthos to question his place as a Musketeer. His companions (Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke), however, view these new relatives with thinly veiled suspicion, fretting that perhaps Porthos shouldn't trust them, in the new episode "The Prodigal Son."

In an Instant

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
In an Instant

The new series, combining testimonials from people involved in true survival stories with re-creations of those experiences, settles into its regular time slot with "Rush Hour Disaster -- Largest Bridge Collapse in America." The bridge in question, located in Minneapolis, gave way in the summer of 2007. Youngsters trapped in a bus, next to a burning truck, were among those imperiled by the crisis. So was a woman who was inside her submerged car.

Inside Llewyn Davis

SHO, 9:00 pm ET

Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo") again earned wide acclaim for their 2013 portrait of a fictional early-1960s folk singer, superbly played by Oscar Isaac. While lacking social graces, Llewyn Davis has undeniable talent, which he tries to parlay into stardom as he encounters a variety of people during a weeklong odyssey. John Goodman gives a colorful performance in a cast that also includes Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.

Sun, March 8

Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs

COMEDY, 7:00 pm ET

From the Beacon Theatre in New York, Jon Stewart hosts this benefit special to raise funds in support of a number of autism education and family service programs across the country. Among the performers scheduled to perform and/or man the phone banks during the two-hour special are Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Louis C.K., Martin Short, Bill Burr, Amy Schumer, Larry David, Paul Rudd and Larry Wilmore, with others to be added later.

NBA Basketball

ABC, 12:00 pm ET

A peach of a doubleheader is on tap today, starting with this tilt between Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls and Kawhi Leonard and the homestanding San Antonio Spurs. Then in the second contest, two Western Conference titans collide when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors host Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers.

NASCAR Racing

FOX, 2:00 pm ET

The third race on the 2015 Sprint Cup schedule takes the drivers in NASCAR's top series to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt 400. Brad Keselowski, who won here a year ago when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel a half lap from the finish, will do battle on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in a field that includes Carl Edwards, Danica Patrick, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano.

Bob's Burgers

FOX, 6:30 pm ET
Bob

A helicopter might seem like a dicey investment, and Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) learns what a risk he took when the vehicle collapses in the new episode "L'il Hard Dad." He gets Gene's (voice of Eugene Mirman) help in pursuing a refund, but it's hardly a simple matter. Scheduled to give an oral book report, Tina (voice of Dan Mintz) gets assistance -- or that's what it's meant to be -- from Louise and Linda (voices of Kristen Schaal and John Roberts).

The Simpsons

FOX, 7:00 pm ET
The Simpsons

Remember the jet pack James Bond donned to escape enemies in the opening of "Thunderball"? Chief Wiggum (voice of Hank Azaria) ends up with a modern version of it, accidentally, in the new episode "Sky Police." His good intentions in using it result in unfortunate damage to the church. To get money for the needed repairs, Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) and members of the congregation take up gambling -- some of it not entirely legal.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

BRAVO, 7:00 pm ET
The Real Housewives of Atlanta

In the new episode "Southern Discomfort," Kandi feels isolated from the others in the group after a counseling session in which she and Todd confront their relationship issues. NeNe proposes a solution that may heal the relationships damaged by Cynthia's revelations about the texts between Phaedra and "Mr. Chocolate." Kandi is stunned to discover a rift is forming with one of her closest friends.

Masterpiece Classic

PBS, 7:00 pm ET
Masterpiece Classic

Before a new round of "Mr. Selfridge" begins, Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") reappears as the department-store magnate in encores of the Season 2 episodes. "Part One" finds Harry (Piven) welcoming his son Gordon (Greg Austin) as an employee, while Rose (Frances O'Connor) returns to help mark the fifth anniversary of the store. Lord Loxley (Aidan McArdle) isn't pleased about his wife's (Katherine Kelly) friendship with Harry.

Madam Secretary

CBS, 7:00 pm ET
Madam Secretary

When the Turkish government releases a potentially damaging video, Elizabeth must mend political relations; Jason punches a school bully.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

FOX, 7:30 pm ET
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") guest stars as Jake's (Andy Samberg) long-absent father in the new episode "Captain Peralta." His visit has Jake excited, but Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) wonders if the man has a secret agenda. A number of precinct members compete for tickets to a Beyonce concert by tackling Captain Holt's (Andre Braugher) highly challenging quiz. Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti and Stephanie Beatriz also star.

Family Guy

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Family Guy

The title of the new episode "Stewie Is Enceinte" plays off that of one of the most famous sitcom episodes ever, the "I Love Lucy" tale in which Ricky learned Lucy was pregnant. Here, Stewie (voice of Seth MacFarlane) tries to get himself in that condition by using DNA from Brian (also voice of MacFarlane). Peter (voice of MacFarlane yet again) and his pals make a video they hope will go viral. Mila Kunis and Seth Green are among other voice-cast members.

The Good Wife

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox is back as Louis Canning in the new episode "Mind's Eye," as the lawyer seeks a settlement in his case against Alicia, Cary and Diane (Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Christine Baranski). Alicia already is on edge from having to prepare for a critical interview that could do much to determine whether she's elected State's Attorney. David Hyde Pierce also returns as her opponent, Frank Prady. Archie Panjabi and Alan Cumming also star.

Girls

HBO, 8:00 pm ET
Girls

In the new episode "Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz," Hannah (Lena Dunham) spends an afternoon with a new friend, while Marnie and Desi (Allison Williams, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) argue over money. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) offers some seduction tips to Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). Loreen and Tad (Becky Ann Baker, Peter Scolari) have a tense dinner party with their friends (Fred Melamed, Jackie Hoffman).

Thicker Than Water

BRAVO, 8:00 pm ET
Thicker Than Water

Jewel and her sisters go head-to-head at a family dinner in Austin, Texas, while Junice and Rock decide to take a much-needed break from family drama in the new episode "Hairy Situation." After the Tankards return to Tennessee, Brooklyn meets with her team about an upcoming beauty show. Thrilled parents-to-be Marcus and Trish find out whether their baby is a boy or a girl, while Cyrene continues preparing to leave for college.

Secrets and Lies

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Secrets and Lies

The holiday season doesn't promise to be particularly pleasant for Ben (Ryan Phillippe) in the new episode "The Affair," as word gets out about his connection to young murder victim Tom. Worse still, he learns of evidence that might implicate him in the killing. And could matters get even worse for him before the hour is over? Yes ... yes, they could. Actor Paul McCrane ("ER") directed the story. Juliette Lewis and KaDee Strickland also star.

All-Star Academy

FOOD, 8:00 pm ET

In a new episode called "Mentor's Choice," demanding guest judge and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian evaluates the results as the eight remaining home cooks work with their mentors on a challenge that tasks them with reinventing famous food pairings. Ted Allen ("Chopped") is host.

The Last Man on Earth

FOX, 8:30 pm ET
The Last Man on Earth

Phil (Will Forte) is still on his own as he sets up residence in a mansion in Tucson, Ariz., in the new episode "Raisin Balls and Wedding Bells." He could have company before the story is over, though -- which likely would be a relief for series star and creator Forte, since he wouldn't have to keep shouldering all of the show's scenes and dialogue (er, monologue?) by himself.

Togetherness

HBO, 8:30 pm ET
Togetherness

While Tina (Amanda Peet) is focused on planning her future with Larry (Peter Gallagher), Alex (Steve Zissis) seeks her out after he gets some big career news in the season finale, "Not So Together." Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) steps up to the plate in a big way while on a trip to Sacramento, Calif. Brett (Mark Duplass) decides to share his feelings with her after a day at the beach with the klds.

Cutthroat Kitchen

FOOD, 9:00 pm ET
Cutthroat Kitchen

In a new episode called "Whisk-Ey Business," three chefs struggle to make an omelet in a single pan. Then, a chef has to retrieve all the necessary Oysters Rockefeller ingredients out of an oil drum. Finally, one chef is allowed to use only finger whisks to make a cream puff. Antonia Lofaso is the guest judge; Alton Brown is host.

Looking

HBO, 9:00 pm ET
Looking

Although he's somewhat worried that it may not be ready yet, Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is eager to present his new game app at the upcoming GaymerX convention with Kevin (Russell Tovey) in the new episode "Looking for Glory." Dom (Murray Bartlett) shows Malik and Doris (Bashir Salahuddin, Lauren Weedman) the progress he is making on his chicken take-out window. Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) has to confront his fears about having even protected sex with the HIV-positive Eddie (Daniel Franzese).

Battle Creek

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Battle Creek

Who knew maple syrup could be lethal? Milt and Russ (Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters) have to deal with the possibility in the new episode "Syruptitious," after someone apparently drowns in the condiment. Font (Kal Penn) has problems with a medical marijuana peddler that reach beyond professional ones. Peter Onorati ("Murder in the First") guest stars. Janet McTeer and Aubrey Dollar also star.

Revenge

ABC, 9:01 pm ET
Revenge

If you can't trust your friends, who can you trust? That's hardly a new thought for Emily (Emily VanCamp), and someone reinforces it in the new episode "Bait." Margaux (Karine Vanasse) turns traitor against both her and Jack (Nick Wechsler), prompting Emily to show what lies beneath her veneer as well. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) learns why Natalie (guest star Gina Torres) came to the Hamptons. Lola Glaudini ("Criminal Minds") also guest stars.

Mon, March 9

Bates Motel

A&E, 9:00 pm ET

The character-driven "Psycho" prequel returns for a third season that finds Norma (Vera Farmiga) sadly aware of son Norman's (Freddie Highmore) fragile mental state, and in the new episode "A Death in the Family," she tries to lay down some boundaries for him. Elsewhere, an unexpected visitor complicates Dylan's (Max Theriot) hopes of starting over, while Norman and Emma (Olivia Cooke) both make a decision about their respective futures. Nestor Carbonell also stars.

Antiques Roadshow

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Antiques Roadshow

In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Frances Walgren examine an impressive book set based on a Charles Dickens biography at Salisbury House and Gardens. Also surveyed are a collection of late 1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery, an 1820 Russian snuffbox and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio.

The Bachelor

ABC, 8:00 pm ET

This is it: If tradition holds, someone will have her heart broken while the other presumably gets a happy future -- unless you look at this show's track record overall -- in the two-hour finale of Season 19. Chris Soules chooses his Soules-mate (OK, we're sorry) after many scenes of pensive pondering and consultation with ever-compassionate host Chris Harrison. The "After the Final Rose" special, likely to feature the runner-up's final thoughts, follows.

The Voice

NBC, 8:00 pm ET

The new two-hour episode "Blinds End and Battles Begin" combines the end of one stage of the competition with the start of the next one. Coaches and judges Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams make their final choices from this season's initial hopefuls, who then go into "battle" to maintain their places in the contest. Carson Daly is the host.

2 Broke Girls

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
2 Broke Girls

Anyone who would expect Sophie's (Jennifer Coolidge) path to marriage to go smoothly doesn't know Sophie, as confirmed by the new episode "And the Cupcake Captives." Her shower ends up being a criminal matter, with hostages taken -- and with Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) party to the situation, of course. The duo has other concerns, including unwanted publicity when their cupcake business T-shirt causes its wearer's arrest. Matthew Moy also stars.

Vanderpump Rules

BRAVO, 8:00 pm ET
Vanderpump Rules

As executive producer Andy Cohen assembles Lisa and her staff at SUR for part one of the new episode "Reunion," Tom Sandoval defends his fight with James at Scheana's birthday bash. Jax, who comes face-to-face with Stassi for the first time in more than year, addresses rumors about his alleged past with a man from Miami. Elsewhere, Kristen reveals a shocking new friendship.

The Fosters

ABCFAM, 8:00 pm ET
The Fosters

In the new episode "Justify the Means," Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) are less than honest with each other while talking about Callie's (Maia Mitchell) pending adoption. Brandon (David Lambert) gets a chance to pursue his dream of being a classical musician, but there may be some strings attached. Jude (Hayden Byerly) faces some dire consequences after she breaks the rules to be with Connor (Gavin MacIntosh).

The Originals

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Originals

Living in someone else's skin -- literally -- can be dangerous, as Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) learns in the new episode "They All Asked for You." She and ally Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) learn the troubled history of the body she's occupying. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) tries to aid her by appealing to an esteemed witch (guest star Meg Foster) for help. Klaus and Hayley (Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin) collide over safeguarding baby Hope.

Gotham

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Gotham

A gang war intensifies in "Penguin's Umbrella," as rivals Falcone and Maroni (John Doman, guest star David Zayas) dispatch their respective forces to determine who will be the city's underworld king. Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), alias the Penguin, interjects himself into the battle -- eventually putting Gordon (Ben McKenzie) in a bad position. Richard Kind ("Argo") continues his guest role as the mayor.

Mike & Molly

CBS, 8:30 pm ET
Mike & Molly

The wonders of the Internet can have drastic effects on people, and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) becomes one of them in the new episode "Buy the Book." Anxious to see if people are purchasing her literary debut, she keeps returning to the book's website to check on sales -- again and again and again. Mike (Billy Gardell) becomes concerned about her obsessiveness. Reno Wilson and Swoosie Kurtz also star.

Shahs of Sunset

BRAVO, 9:00 pm ET
Shahs of Sunset

In the new episode "What Happened in Turkey?," Jessica, Mike's girlfriend, completes her conversion to Judaism with a dramatic swim in the ocean. GG casts a pall over a close-knit gathering at Asa's house when she reveals a secret she has been sitting on ever since last year's trip to Turkey. The gang organizes a luxury staycation in Malibu, Calif., but the mood turns tense as Mike faces off for the second time with Bobby, Asifa's boyfriend.

The Following

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
The Following

Is Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) still up to his nastiness? Ryan (Kevin Bacon) ponders that, as does the FBI, as they probe the link between Mark and Andrew (Sam Underwood, guest star Michael Irby) in the new episode "Boxed In." Mark's troubles with Kyle and Daisy (guest stars Hunter Parrish and Ruth Kearney) eventually place Ryan in fresh jeopardy. Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup and Zuleikha Robinson also star.

Chasing Life

ABCFAM, 9:00 pm ET
Chasing Life

In the new episode "Life, Actually," April and Beth (Italia Ricci, Aisha Dee) decide to schedule a double date in a bid to get to know their boyfriends better. Beth clashes with Graham (Rob Kerkovich) over a recent big decision, while April is disappointed when Leo (Scott Michael Foster) pulls away from their support group. Dominic (Richard Brancatisano) discovers a sentimental connection with Natalie (Jessica Meraz), but she worries about what April would think.

Street Outlaws

DISCOVERY, 9:00 pm ET
Street Outlaws

A new clips show, "Bumper to Bumper: The Secrets of the Street Outlaws," uses previously unaired footage, "best of" moments and sneak peeks to offer a behind-the-scenes look into the personal lives of the 405 racers, with new insights into their day jobs and the sacrifices they are forced to make. Their loved ones also open up about how they feel about racing, and Big Chief reveals how the 405 Top Ten List came to be.

Scorpion

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Scorpion

Nothing less than the start of World War III hangs in the balance as the team gets involved in covert peace talks in the new episode "Once Bitten, Twice Die." If the effort by Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his colleagues fails, Eastern Europe could erupt in chaos that eventually engulfs other governments and military forces globally. Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.

Jane the Virgin

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Jane the Virgin

The health prognosis for their baby prompts Jane and Rafael (Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni) to reconsider living together in the new "Chapter Fifteen." Alba's (Ivonne Coll) insight into relationships prompts problems for others. Jane ponders how to get a famous author, a guest at the Marbella, to take a look at her book. Melanie Mayron ("thirtysomething") directed the story. Andrea Navedo, Jaime Camil, Yael Grobglas and Brett Dier also star.

The Ghost Army

PBS, 9:00 pm ET

War, deception and art come together in the story of American GIs who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during World War II. This remarkable 2013 tale of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective is told through the stories of the veterans, many of whom -- such as Bill Blass and Ellsworth Kelly -- would go on to illustrious careers in art, design and fashion.

NCIS: Los Angeles

CBS, 9:59 pm ET
NCIS: Los Angeles

After one of their comrades is found dead, a frantic search begins for two Afghanistan soldiers in the new episode "Savoir Faire." Callen (Chris O Donnell) and the team fear the missing men are in the hands of captors who want to extract military intelligence from them. Sam (LL Cool J) is back on the job, but others worry he hasn't taken enough time to heal. Actor Eric Laneuville ("St. Elsewhere") directed the story. Linda Hunt and Daniela Ruah also star.

Independent Lens

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Independent Lens

In "Seeking Asian Female," Steven is an aging white man obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, imagining the archetype of the shy, obedient Asian wife. Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie is the Chinese-American filmmaker who becomes confidante and translator in this precarious union. As they navigate cultural and language divides through a challenging year, the three come together in a very modern love story.

The Night Shift

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
The Night Shift

A car accident sends an expectant mother and two teenagers to the emergency room in the new episode "Eyes Look Your Last." The attention of many of the medics is on the teens, who were on their way back from getting married covertly when the mishap happened. Jordan and Gwen (Jill Flint, guest star Merle Dandridge) focus on the pregnant woman, the wife of a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Eoin Macken, Ken Leung and Scott Wolf also star.

Appalachian Outlaws

HISTORY, 10:00 pm ET
Appalachian Outlaws

In the new episode "The Devil You Know," Tony is forced to take some dangerous measures when Mr. Lee changes the rules and starts demanding weekly ginseng deliveries. Mike Ross goes to Willow's farm to help protect her ginseng patch, which is being targeted by poachers. Ron McMillion provides Sam Lunsford with some information that helps his gang grow their ginseng empire.

The Returned

A&E, 10:00 pm ET
The Returned

Adapted from a hit French TV series and also resembling the ABC drama "Resurrection," this new chiller from executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel") and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood") is set in a small Pacific Northwest town where several locals abruptly return, unaged, from their deaths a few years ago. The series premiere, "Camille," focuses on the return of a teen (India Ennenga, "Treme") who died in a bus crash four years earlier. Mark Pellegrino and Tandi Wright also star.

Food Fortunes

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Food Fortunes

Entrepreneurs Robert Earl, Scott Gerber, Dan Glickberg, Daniel Green, Michele Hoskins, Willie Degel, Sonia Kapadia and Pat LaFrieda are among the potential investors as receipe developers, product makers and food visionaries try to win the approval of a consumers' panel in this new unscripted series. In the premiere, "Needing Dough," the investors and a consumer audience are pitched a plate which also floats in pools, a ravioli rolling pin, an insect-based cracker and a line of Italian sauces.

Hotel Amazon

TRAVEL, 10:00 pm ET

In what is either an ultimate act of friendship or sheer folly, two longtime pals -- New York firefighter Stephan Jablonski and wildlife lecturer Rusty Johnson -- leave behind their New York lives on a quixotic quest to build a world-class resort in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. As their resources dwindle, the friends struggle to cope with kleptomaniacal monkeys, relentless downpours, a shortage of vital supplies and some decidedly peculiar locals.

Tue, March 10

Hell's Kitchen

FOX, 8:00 pm ET

Food from the sea plays a big role in the new episode "17 Chefs Compete," as the contenders have to acquire crabs straight from the ocean, then prepare recipes involving crab cakes. Ten such dishes form the goal for each team, with the winning squad getting horseback rides and a special dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz. Seafood continues to be a troublesome factor for the losers, with Gordon Ramsay booting someone from the contest as a result.

NCIS

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
NCIS

Hollywood veteran Robert Wagner returns as DiNozzo's (Michael Weatherly) father in the new episode "The Artful Dodger," as the character lends his expertise in art to the team. A murder is connected to a rare painting that turns out to have been swapped with a copy, prompting a probe of the world of black-market art dealing. During filming of this story, the show's cast and crew feted Wagner on his birthday. Mark Harmon also stars.

Pretty Little Liars

ABCFAM, 8:00 pm ET
Pretty Little Liars

As her trial opens, Ali (Sasha Pieterse) is shaken when testimony exposes not only her own lies but those of her friends in the new episode "The Melody Lingers On." Meanwhile, Spencer, Aria, Emily and Caleb (Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Tyler Blackburn) follow a string of clues from an unknown source as they seek information to free the incarerated Hanna (Ashley Benson).

Fresh Off the Boat

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Fresh Off the Boat

Thinking he's found a kindred spirit in his school's only other Chinese student (guest star Albert Tsai, "Trophy Wife"), Eddie (Hudson Yang) is in for disappointment in the new episode "Phillip Goldstein." Despite their shared heritage, the youngsters turn out to have little if anything in common. When Mitch (guest star Paul Scheer) goes to work at a competing restaurant, Louis (Randall Park) feels he's been handed the worst possible form of betrayal.

The Flash

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Flash

Deciding she and Barry (Grant Gustin) need to move on from Ronnie and Iris (guest star Robbie Amell, Candice Patton) and find romance elsewhere, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) takes him to a karaoke bar in "Crazy for You." There, Barry meets sports reporter Linda Park (guest star Malese Jow). While the team searches for a metahuman (guest star Britne Oldford) who can teleport, Cisco (Carlos Ramon) ponders Hartley's (guest star Andy Mientus) risky offer.

Supernatural

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Supernatural

After a ghost starts killing people by using electronic devices, Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki) discover fairly readily who the vengeful entity is -- and why he is targeting a group of college students for payback -- in "Halt & Catch Fire." They just don't know exactly how the spirit is doing it, which makes it virtually impossible for them to figure out a way to stop him.

Rizzoli & Isles

TNT, 9:00 pm ET
Rizzoli & Isles

After a man is found bludgeoned to death on the side of the road, Jane (Angie Harmon) and the squad team up with another detective who believes he is hunting the same killer. Maura (Sasha Alexander) discovers she has had her identity stolen and recruits Angela (Lorraine Bracco) to help track down the identity thief.

Switched at Birth

ABCFAM, 9:00 pm ET
Switched at Birth

In the new episode "There Is My Heart," the spring finale, Bay (Vanessa Marano) surprises Emmett (Sean Berdy) by turning up in Los Angeles while he's shooting his first big class project. Daphne (Katie Leclerc) fears that her underwhelming academic performance is a disappointment to Bay's family. Toby and Kathryn (Lucas Grabeel, Lea Thompson) get a shot at having their musical produced. Regina (Constance Marie) is taken aback by how Eric (Terrell Tilford) reacts to a buyout offer on the coffee shop.

New Girl

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
New Girl

Police trainee Winston (Lamorne Morris) shouldn't worry that anything at home will interfere with his career pursuit, right? Right?? Jess (Zooey Deschanel) gives him an unexpected reason for concern in "Background Check." It turns out she may have some substances in her closet that law enforcement might not be happy about -- and that might earn her a new residence with bars on the door. Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield also star.

Dance Moms

LIFETIME, 9:00 pm ET
Dance Moms

In a new episode called "The New Maddie?," the ALDC girls move forward with a big win after a rocky journey to Los Angeles. Cathy returns with a surprise choreographer who seems likely to shake the team's confidence. Abby invites Ashlee and her daughter Brynn to come dance at the ALDC and ruffles the feathers of the original moms by quickly praising Brynn as "the next Maddie."

Counting Cars

HISTORY, 9:00 pm ET
Counting Cars

Del Bryant, former president and CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), wants his Blazer to pay tribute to his Tennessee roots, while Ryan and Mike track down and examine a super-rare 1963 Oldsmobile they're convinced the Count is going to want to add to his vast collection in a new episode called "Trail Blazer." Another new episode follows immediately.

Amish Mafia

DISCOVERY, 9:00 pm ET
Amish Mafia

In a new episode, Levi requests a change in Ordnung, the set of rules by which the Amish live. Alan and Doug track down a deacon who is collecting Amish Aid. The constable wants to know why Levi has been socializing with an English woman.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Marvel

An amnesiac Lady Sif (guest star Jaimie Alexander) is helped by Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team, who are alarmed by the intentions of the enemy who's at the root of her memory loss, in the new episode "Who You Really Are." Bobbi and Mack (Adrianne Palicki, Henry Simmons) continue to be secretive about what their real agenda is. Roxann Dawson ("Star Trek: Voyager") directed the story. Eddie McClintock also guest stars.

NCIS: New Orleans

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
NCIS: New Orleans

An enemy known as "Baitfish" perplexes Pride (Scott Bakula) anew in the new episode "More Now." Certain that his nemesis has returned, the team leader dispatches his agents to a variety of crime scenes covering a wide range of territory. They eventually wonder if they're on a goose chase, despite Pride's determination to catch the villain. Zoe McLellan, Lucas Black and CCH Pounder also star.

The Mindy Project

FOX, 9:30 pm ET
The Mindy Project

Danny (Chris Messina) feels good to have gotten a lot off his chest in confession ... until his priest dies immediately afterward in the new episode "Confessions of a Catho-holic." He then tries to find a new clergyman and repeat the process as soon as possible. Set to give a one-man performance, Jeremy (Ed Weeks) tries to determine how to get his colleagues to attend. Ike Barinholtz also stars.

Justified

FX, 10:00 pm ET
Justified

In a new episode called "Dark As a Dungeon," Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) surprises Markham (guest star Sam Elliott) with an unexpected offer. Elsewhere, Boyd and Ava (Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter) unhappily find themselves stuck in Walker's (guest star Garret Dillahunt) dangerous and undesirable company.

Newlyweds: The First Year

BRAVO, 10:00 pm ET
Newlyweds: The First Year

Four brand-new couples take the marital plunge as this series opens its second season with a super-sized episode called "Vow or Never." After only seven months together, Nadine and Erik are eager to wed but discover they still have a lot to learn about each other. Laura is thrilled when Kirk, her beau of four years, finally pops the question, but her lavish wedding plans may lead him to flee. Toi and Rouvaun's nuptials are threatened when her mother falls ill.

Chicago Fire

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Chicago Fire

Warren Christie ("Motive") joins the cast, though he has "guest star" status for now, in the new episode "Forgive You Anything." He plays a friend of Severide (Taylor Kinney), who tries to get Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) to add him to the Firehouse 51 crew. Casey and Otis (Jesse Spencer, Yuri Sardarov) aren't wild about the idea. Brett and Dawson (Kara Killmer, Monica Raymund) have a much-needed night on the town. Amy Morton guest stars in her "Chicago PD" role.

Forever

ABC, 10:00 pm ET
Forever

A love affair turns lethal in "The Man in the Killer Suit." Henry and Jo (Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza) probe the murder of an apparent member of England's aristocracy, but he may not be the person he first appears to be. The case prompts Henry to recall an earlier time in his life -- something Abe (Judd Hirsch) also does when he's reunited with the person who shared his first kiss. Blair Brown ("The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd") guest stars.

Gangland Undercover

HISTORY, 10:00 pm ET
Gangland Undercover

Although he secretly enjoys his new role as an outlaw biker, Falco (Damon Runyan) faces serious allegations on two fronts in the new episode "Patched." During the annual run to Reno, chapter sergeant-at-arms Darko (Ian Matthews) and Stash (James Cade) force Falco to join them on an ill-fated payback operation. Kid (Stephen McIntyre) enlists Falco's help on a secret drug deal that ends in tragedy. Suzanna (Melanie Scrofano) overhears Falco on the phone with Agent Koz (Ari Cohen).

Lincoln at Gettysburg

PBS, 10:00 pm ET

David Strathairn -- who co-starred in the movie "Lincoln" -- narrates a special that recalls Abraham Lincoln's role as a pioneer in communication, via his use of the telegraph as a means of directing military forces and fortifying his power. He also was able to get a read on the reaction to the war effort in various parts of America. The results influenced not only the outcome of the Civil War, but the composition of Lincoln's legendary Gettysburg Address.

Person of Interest

CBS, 10:01 pm ET
Person of Interest

A psychologist (guest star Patrick Kennedy) known for using unusual techniques with his patients finds himself a target in the new episode "Karma." Reese and Finch (Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) try to prevent harm from coming to him. The mission prompts painful memories for Finch, who reflects on the circumstances that caused his best friend's death. Amy Acker and Kevin Chapman also star.

Born in the Wild

LIFETIME, 10:02 pm ET
Born in the Wild

In a new episode called "Utah: The Best Laid Plans," couple Lance and Linda, who already have two daughters, head into the wild for a natural birth as the due date for their third child approaches. Unforeseen circumtances may force them to follow a more traditional birthing process, however.

Cougar Town

TBS, 10:30 pm ET
Cougar Town

In the new episode "Yer So Bad," Jules (Courteney Cox) invites her dad, Chick (recurring guest star Ken Jenkins, "Scrubs"), and his new girlfriend to a dinner party, but her guest list takes an unexpected twist. Meanwhile, Andy and Ellie (Ian Gomez, Christa Miller) try to figure out the identity of Tom's (Bob Clendenin) celebrity patient, while Laurie and Travis (Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd) stake out a cupcake thief. Josh Hopkins also stars.

Wed, March 11

Empire

FOX, 9:01 pm ET

Oscar-winning music star Jennifer Hudson and Grammy winner Mary J. Blige fortify the series' talent roster with guest roles in the new episode "Sins of the Father." Their characters impact the lives of Andre and Lucious (Trai Byers, Terrence Howard) respectively. A Lyon family gathering turns out to be something of a disaster. Camilla (guest star Naomi Campbell) sways Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) toward asserting himself. Raven-Symone also guest stars.

Nature

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Nature

Sir David Attenborough certainly took his share of risks during the first six decades of his home-screen career, as confirmed by Part 2 of the three-part miniseries "Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera." In marking the occasion by demonstrating changes in filmmaking, science and the environment, he's seen venturing to the vicinity of a clearly active volcano. He also gambles with his safety by showing New Guinea tribesmen making an armed approach.

American Idol

FOX, 8:00 pm ET

One sign that the show's season is entering its critical phase is spelled out by the title of the new episode "Top 12 Revealed." No longer is it a certain amount of male finalists and a certain amount of females, it's the dozen hopefuls from both genders who are deemed to be the season's best by the public -- with input from judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. The 12 will perform in Thursday's telecast. Ryan Seacrest is the host.

Arrow

CW, 8:00 pm ET
Arrow

A still-Oliver-less Team Arrow -- desperate to stop Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) -- has little choice but to accept Malcolm's (John Barrowman) offer of assistance in "Uprising," since he also has an ax to grind against the felon. Flashbacks fill in the blanks about how Malcolm devolved from loving husband and father to stone-cold killer after his wife was murdered. Colton Haynes and Emily Bett Rickards also star.

The Goldbergs

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
The Goldbergs

Disappointed when he doesn't get the lead in a production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," Adam (Sean Giambrone) has a big supporter in Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) -- who makes him the star of another show, to her eventual regret -- in "Mama Drama." Barry (Troy Gentile) becomes frustrated with traffic-hating Murray's (Jeff Garlin) habit of leaving sports games before they end. Ana Gasteyer guest stars. George Segal also stars.

NOVA

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
NOVA

In April 2011, the worst tornado outbreak in decades left a trail of destruction across the United States, killing more than 360 people. Why was there such an extreme outbreak, and how do they form? "Deadliest Tornadoes" looks at the science behind the outbreak, meeting those afflicted and the scientists striving to understand the forces that created it so that we might better protect ourselves and our communities in the future.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

A ghost story means danger for three young women (guest stars Chloe Csengery, Mina Sundwall and Oona Laurence) in "Glasgowman's Wrath." The trio heads into a wooded area to seek a mythical being, and the quest leaves one of them seriously injured and the other two missing. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tries to determine the facts while Rollins and Carisi (Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino) do legwork. Ice-T also stars.

Criminal Minds

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Criminal Minds

Trying to determine the identity of a serial killer in Wisconsin proves challenging for the team in the new episode "Breath Play." None of the victims have any apparent link to one another, confounding the pattern-seeking Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and his fellow BAU sleuths. Kate (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is concerned about Meg's (Hailey Sole) sudden turn in behavior. Rochelle Aytes ("Mistresses") returns as Morgan's (Shemar Moore) girlfriend.

Modern Family

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Modern Family

Way-too-much closeness has a definite effect on the Dunphys, as mold is being removed from their home, when they take refuge together in one hotel room in "Marco Polo." The children don't allow Phil and Claire (Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen) to have the "alone time" they hope for. Manny's (Rico Rodriguez) new girlfriend worries Gloria (Sofia Vergara). Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") directed the story. Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson also star.

Dual Survival

DISCOVERY, 9:00 pm ET
Dual Survival

Waterlogged and off the beaten path in the Costa Rican rainforest, Joe and Matt are subjected to torrents of rain, furious river rapids and deadly insects in this new episode. They're dismayed after they miss a shot at being rescued, but the two men pool their survival ingenuity and indigenous skills to make it out alive.

The 100

CW, 9:00 pm ET
The 100

Fans of shows can be wary of season-finale cliffhangers, wondering if the given series will be back to resolve them -- but there's no such problem with this drama's Season 2 wrap-up, "Blood Must Have Blood, Part 2," since a Season 3 already has been ordered. Here, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) gets surprising help, Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) gets revenge and Bellamy (Bob Morley) tries to get his freedom back. Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick also star.

Little Women: LA

LIFETIME, 9:00 pm ET
Little Women: LA

While on vacation in New Orleans, the group uneasily anticipates the arrival of Terra's boyfriend, Joe, whose last time with the group ended in a fistfight. Todd and Christy have a tense argument after he sides with Briana, his ex-girfriend, instead of backing up his wife. The other women are more concerned about Briana's online boyfriend, however, in the new episode "New Orleans, New Engagement?"

blackish

ABC, 9:31 pm ET
blackish

You know a show has to be popular when it yields a special episode made up of outtakes. That's the case with the new "Bloopish," as all the series stars participate to some degree in a half-hour largely consisting of such bloopers. Additional highlights include interviews with Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne -- plus a tour of the sitcom's set guided by younger cast members including Marcus Scribner and Yara Shahidi.

The Americans

FX, 10:00 pm ET
The Americans

As they follow up on the KGB's interests in South Africa, a new family secret weighs heavily on Elizabeth and Philip (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) in the new episode "Walter Taffet." Elsewhere, Martha (Alison Wright) confronts a shocking development, while Stan (Noah Emmerich) faces struggles both at work and at home.

Chicago PD

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Chicago PD

The disappearances of two teenagers send the team to the streets in "Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw." A tenement pays off as a search site for Halstead, Antonio and Lindsay (Jesse Lee Soffer, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush), while Voight (Jason Beghe) questions the father of one of the missing girls. Roman and Burgess (Brian Geraghty, Marina Squerciati) have an unexpected outcome from being involved in a gun-buyback operation. Elias Koteas also stars.

Broadchurch

BBCA, 10:00 pm ET

In this new episode, emotional aftershocks reverberate throughout Broadchurch as the locals struggle to wrap their minds around the shocking turn of events at Joe's (Matthew Gravelle) arraignment. Alec and Ellie (David Tennant, Olivia Colman) ponder their next course of action as he faces a figure from his past. Meanwhile, the Rev. Paul Coates (Arthur Darvill) continues his secret meetings. Eve Myles and James D'Arcy also star.

CSI: Cyber

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
CSI: Cyber

The 1977 movie "Rollercoaster" dealt with a villain who targeted amusement park rides, but the methodology is much more high-tech in the new episode "CMND:/Crash." A coaster mishap is caused by someone who hacked into its computer, and Avery (Patricia Arquette) and her team launch a search for the culprit. Jason George ("Mistresses") guest stars. James Van Der Beek and Peter MacNicol also star.

Best New Restaurant

BRAVO, 10:00 pm ET

Host and judge Tom Colicchio evaluates two promising eateries on different coasts in the new episode "Seasonal Menus -- Los Angeles' Union Restaurant vs. New York's The Pines." Both restaurants are intimate dining rooms and favor "nose-to-tail" cooking on their seasonal menus, but The Pines in Brooklyn is run by a young crew, while a veteran chef with a mastery of Italian dishes is earning raves at Union Restaurant in Pasadena, Calif.

Kosher Soul

LIFETIME, 10:00 pm ET
Kosher Soul

O'Neal's out-of-control spending habits become a matter of real concern to Miriam in the new episode "Insider Trading." After she confronts him about the issue, however, O'Neal starts using a check-cashing joint in an attempt to hide his paychecks. Elsewhere, O'Neal's conversion-to-Judaism classes hit a snag.

Skeletons of the Sahara

PBS, 10:00 pm ET

The title very literally describes the content of this special, which follows scientist Paul Sereno on his return trek to the desert region where he found human bones dating back more than 5,000 years. Sereno and his colleagues try to determine what they can of that ancient society, including an apparent division of it into two distinct camps. The reasons those people were in that location to begin with also are probed.

Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny

A&E, 10:31 pm ET

Actress and comic Jenny McCarthy tries to "pay it forward" from her own successful career to the four female comics she discovered and now features in a national tour. In this new half-hour special, the show launches in Las Vegas, where McCarthy quickly learns that being the boss of four strong-willed comediennes in a city known for its excesses is trickier than she expected.

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