A.D. The Bible Continues
NBC, 9:00 pm ET
After their success with "The Bible," executive producers (and spouses) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey return to such matters with this new miniseries, picking up where the earlier project left off. Juan Pablo Di Pace ("Dallas") now portrays Jesus, whose followers are sought by the troops of Governor Pontius Pilate (Vincent Regan). The Resurrection gives Peter (Adam Levy) and others unexpected power. Chipo Chung also stars in the premiere, "The Tomb Is Open."
ABC, 1:00 pm ET
Playoff-caliber teams are on display in today's ABC doubleheader, which tips off in Oklahoma City, where Russell Westbrook and the Thunder hope a win over James Harden and the Houston Rockets will ensure them a postseason berth in the Western Conference. Then in the second game, it's a clash of Eastern foes when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers host Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls.
The Ten Commandments
ABC, 7:00 pm ET
Though this is one of the few theatrical movies that still gets an annual telecast, rarely is it shown right on Easter. Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter and Edward G. Robinson star in director Cecil B. DeMille's final film, the 1956 biblical epic about the life of Moses. Oscar-winning visual effects include the parting of the Red Sea. Yvonne De Carlo, Nina Foch and Vincent Price co-star, with Fraser Heston (yes, Charlton's son) as the infant Moses.
FOX, 7:30 pm ET
Linda (voice of John Roberts) tries to help a suddenly shaky Gene (voice of Eugene Mirman) regain his mastery of baseball by signing him up for a sports camp -- though she doesn't have the funds for it -- in "The Unnatural." Suddenly turned on to espresso, Tina (voice of Dan Mintz) simply can't get enough of it. H. Jon Benjamin and Kristen Schaal also are in the voice cast.
FOX, 8:00 pm ET
FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Filmmaker Judd Apatow ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") wrote the script for "Bart's New Friend," which takes Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) back to an earlier time -- namely, his boyhood -- when he ends up being hypnotized during a circus act. Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright) wastes no time making his suddenly more juvenile dad his new partner in pranking and general carousing.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
BRAVO, 8:00 pm ET
In the new episode "From Zen to Sin," the second part of the groups' getaway takes them to the city of Manila, where they take a trip to a volcano and go on a unique shopping excursion, followed by a pajama party. Everyone is surprised to see Kenya and Phaedra come together in an emotional exchange. Back in New York, NeNe has a costume fitting for her Broadway debut in "Cinderella."
Call the Midwife
PBS, 8:00 pm ET
As newcomer Phyllis Crane (Linda Bassett) struggles to make a place for herself among the other staff members, a problematic birth generates many personal and professional concerns in the new "Call the Midwife, Season 4: Episode 2." Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) has an earlier connection to a potential benefactor. Trixie's (Helen George) desire for a lavish engagement celebration is quashed by Tom (Jack Ashton). Judy Parfitt also stars.
CBS, 8:00 pm ET
What seems to work at the office doesn't go down as well at home for Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) -- again -- in the new episode "Spartan Figures." She and President Dalton (Keith Carradine) come up with a solution for the Greek debt crisis, but others have a problem with it. Henry (Tim Daly) considers a new job. Stevie (Wallis Currie-Wood) renews her friendship with the president's son (guest star Jason Ralph). Actor Tate Donovan ("Damages") directed the story.
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
HBO, 8:00 pm ET
Commemorating the centenary year of Frank Sinatra's birth, writer-director Alex Gibney's two-part, four-hour documentary (concluding on Monday) uses rarely seen footage from Sinatra's 1971 "retirement concert" as an important element in this portrait of the iconic singer and actor. Gibney sees the songs Sinatra selected for that concert as a guide through his life, which was marked by a number of triumphs and tragedies.
TCM, 8:00 pm ET
Hurt and humiliated after his partner (Ann Miller) unceremoniously dumps him in favor of a Ziegfeld gig, dancer Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) takes on Hannah Brown (Judy Garland) as his new protegee, vowing to make her a star within a year. Peter Lawford and Jules Munshin also star in this 1948 musical, which includes such songs as "It Only Happens When I Dance With You," "Drum Crazy," "A Fella With an Umbrella," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "A Couple of Swells," "Better Luck Next Time" and the famous title tune.
If There Be Thorns
LIFETIME, 8:00 pm ET
This 2015 TV movie continues author V.C. Andrews' ("Flowers in the Attic") best-selling saga of the, um, close-knit Dollanganger family with this third entry, which finds secret siblings Christopher and Cathy (Jason Lewis, Rachael Carpani) living together as man and wife, with Cathy's two sons. The younger boy (Mason Cook, "The Goldbergs") begins acting out after a mysterious new neighbor (Heather Graham) befriends the lad.
HISTORY, 8:00 pm ET
FOX, 8:30 pm ET
She didn't envision becoming a model, but Meg (voice of Mila Kunis) is enlisted for that pursuit in "This Little Piggy." Some of the excitement wears off when she realizes what she's wanted for specifically: her feet. Stewie (voice of Seth MacFarlane) wants to experience the great outdoors, so Brian (also voiced by MacFarlane) takes him on a trek. Seth Green and Patrick Warburton also are in the voice cast.
A&E, 9:00 pm ET
A soccer prodigy when she was only 12, "Samantha" later was sexually assaulted and then introduced to drugs, setting her on a downward spiral into heroin abuse and prostitution. Now 24, Samantha has hit bottom, leaving her family with the only hope that an intervention may shock her into the recovery she so badly needs. Ken Seeley is the featured interventionist in this new episode.
The Good Wife
CBS, 9:00 pm ET
The words "e-mail" and "leak" have been in the same sentences a lot lately, and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is impacted by that combination in the new episode "Loser Edit." While being interviewed on television, she faces tough questions about supposedly private messages that have gone public. Diane (Christine Baranski) handles a case that forces her to take a hard look at her personal beliefs. Oliver Platt and Lily Rabe reprise their past guest roles.
SHO, 9:00 pm ET
Fiona Gallagher (Emmy Rossum) is a gallant character in some respects, but when it comes to men, she's toxic. This season she married sweet, hot musician Gus (Tony Award winner Steve Kazee), then blew his mind almost immediately by sleeping with an old flame. Now, in the season finale called "Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher)," Gus returns from a music tour just in time to find out that Fiona apparently is feeling smitten with her boss, Sean (Dermot Mulroney). Run, dude, run! William H. Macy also stars.
The Last Man on Earth
FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Phil (Will Forte) most certainly is not the last person on the planet, posing him the sorts of problems many people face when others are involved, in the one-hour offering "Sweet Melissa/Dunk the Skunk." If he had doubts about marrying Carol (Kristen Schaal) already, those only intensify when another survivor (January Jones, "Mad Men") appears. Phil then has to figure out how to handle being the only man, quite literally, for both women.
TRAVEL, 9:00 pm ET
The emotionally charged new episode "Tears & Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo" finds Mariana and Michael in the former Yugoslavia, trying to understand how three distinct ethnic groups -- Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks -- live side by side in the same city after years of ethnic cleansing and civil war that have claimed 100,000 lives. Their visit includes discoveries such as a daredevil bridge diver, a secret "tunnel of hope" and the grimly but aptly named Sniper Alley.
FOOD, 9:00 pm ET
In the new episode "Blind Taste Test," Food Network star Robert Irvine ("Restaurant: Impossible") steps in to fill the mentors' shoes, coaching the home cooks as they are challenged to cook with canned meats. Meanwhile, the mentors must submit to a blind taste test to determine which three of their home cooks must vie to survive in the elimination round.
PBS, 9:05 pm ET
Harry's (Jeremy Piven) desire to help Nancy Webb (Kelly Adams) is thwarted by a lack of funds, which Mr. Crabb (Ron Cook) reveals, in the new "Mr. Selfridge, Season 3: Episode 2." Also displeasing Harry is Lord Loxley's (Aidan McArdle) proximity to the family business. Thackeray (Cal Macaninch) gets fired, but is saved by Henri, Agnes and Rosalie (Gregory Fitoussi, Aisling Loftus, Kara Tointon). Josie Mardle (Amanda Abbington) returns to work at the store.
AMC, 10:00 pm ET
As the Emmy-winning period drama returns for its last seven episodes, story details -- including such mundane details as what year the characters are now in -- are being kept under tight security by spoiler-phobic executive producer Matthew Weiner. Jon Hamm, who has won a Golden Globe and received seven Emmy nominations for his searing work as Don Draper, won't divulge any specifics, but freely admits that "There is no version of this ending that is not super painful for me."
FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
In a special new spring-themed episode called "Lamb-a-Dama Ding Dong," two chefs must make an egg salad sandwich on a picnic blanket they wear around their necks. Next, one chef has to herd "sheep" while preparing a lamb dinner, then carrot cake ingredients are harvested out of a carrot garden. Simon Majumdar is guest judge; Alton Brown is host.
WGNA, 10:00 pm ET
Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) faces daunting challenges on every front as this spooking historical melodrama returns for a second season with "Cry Havoc." John Alden (Shane West), the former lover she left for dead, is on his way back to Salem with vengeance on his mind, while her former protege, Mercy Lewis (Elise Eberle), has formed a small army of her own supporters. The motives driving her servant, Tituba (Ashley Madekwe) remain unclear, and the elders of Mary's coven stand ready to betray her on any excuse.
NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Thought killed in North Africa, a U.S. Special Forces officer (Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies") struggles to survive and rejoin her family in this new drama series. Her information on the private contractors who massacred her unit makes others want her silenced. Peter Facinelli plays a New York-based lawyer who suspects the scheme, set up by the premiere, "Gone Elvis." Actor-director Peter Horton ("thirtysomething") is an executive producer here.
CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Protecting the city's mayor (guest star Patton Oswalt) proves quite challenging for Russ and Milt (Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel) in the new episode "Cereal Killer." After someone tries to murder the politician during a Breakfast Day event, his quirks frustrate the detectives as they seek the would-be assassin. Peter Jacobson, who worked previously for executive producer David Shore on "House," also guest stars as the target's brother and chief of staff.
Wolf Hall on Masterpiece
PBS, 10:00 pm ET
The dealings between Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII -- played, respectively, by three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance ("Twelfth Night") and Emmy winner Damian Lewis ("Homeland") -- fuel this new drama, adapted from award-winning novels by Hilary Mantel. In "Episode One," Cardinal Wolsey (Jonathan Pryce) tries to get back into the king's good graces by appealing to Cromwell to be the intermediary. Joanne Whalley plays Katherine of Aragon.
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
LIFETIME, 10:02 pm ET
Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall reprise their "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax" TV movie roles as Lizzie and her sister Emma in this eight-part limited series, which presents a fictionalized look at the events and people in Lizzie's life after her acquittal in that famous double-murder case. The big surprise is the tone of the series, which Ricci describes as "very fun, kind of outrageous."
100 Miles From Nowhere
ANIMAL, 10:12 pm ET
This new series from the producers of "Naked and Afraid" follows adventurer Matt Galland and his best friends Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson as they head off to remote locations around the globe for some extreme escapades. The series premiere, "Devil's Throne," finds the trio trying to run 100 miles in only four days through the backcountry wilderness of Utah, while trying to avoid bears and mountain lions.