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Wednesday, March 15
Lethal Weapon: “Commencement”
Is the buddy cop drama about to lose the “buddy” part? Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) find themselves at odds when Riggs makes a shocking discovery about his wife’s death in the Season 1 finale, “Commencement.”
— Lethal Weapon (@LethalWeaponFOX) March 7, 2017
The Maze Runner
In this 2014 film based on the sci-fi novels of the same name, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up surrounded by a maze and with no memory of his past. Now he must join a group of boys and work as a unit to survive while they look to solve the maze and find out what lies outside of the walls that have confined them.
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
NBCSN has an NHL doubleheader tonight with the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Philadelphia Flyers, followed by the Detroit Red Wings at the Colorado Avalanche.
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA doubleheader has the Portland Trail Blazers at the San Antonio Spurs, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks at the L.A. Clippers.
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Tika Sumpter star in this 2014 comedy. Security guard Ben (Hart) wants to marry Angela (Sumpter). One problem exists: Ben must get the blessing of Angela’s brother James (Ice Cube), a police officer. To earn his respect, the mild-mannered Ben must go on a ride-along with James and face the streets of Atlanta.
The Voice: “Best of the Blind Auditions”
Carson Daly hosts a special recap of the blind auditions, including never-before-seen moments and a sneak peek at next week’s battles featuring Celine Dion, John Legend, DJ Khaled, and Luke Bryan. Coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani take a look back at their decisions as they head into the battle rounds. The coaches also come together for a special, intimate performance of TLC’s “Waterfalls” to end the blind auditions.
Maya (Minnie Driver) dings a parked car, leaving the family divided about what to do next.
Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) and Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) share a father-daughter moment during a trip to the supermarket, as JJ (Micah Fowler) teaches a rude customer a lesson. Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) tries to hides his side job from the DiMeos.
Criminal Minds: “Assistance Is Futile”
In the new episode “Assistance Is Futile,” a mother (guest star Tatum O’Neal) steps forward with valuable information for the BAU to aid in their investigation of an unsub known as the “bone crusher.”
Star gazers be warned! Ryan Destiny, who plays on-the-rise songbird Alex Crane, promises the show’s season finale “will have you going, ‘Oh my God!’ several times and dying to know where we’re headed — but you’ll also be left feeling a little sad.” Viewers will finally find out who killed pedophile Otis Leecan (Darius McCrary) and the past will come back to haunt Miss Carlotta (Queen Latifah) in a badass way. On the upside, if all goes well at the episode’s big event — the Atlanta Next Fest singing contest — Alex and her groupmates will land a recording contract worth more than $1 million.
The Magicians: “Word as Bond”
The Magicians deal with a variety of crises as Quentin (Jason Ralph) struggles to keep his own problem a secret.
Designated Survivor: “The End of the Beginning”
Circles tighten as new information about the conspiracy emerges. With suspicions mounting, tensions rise between Aaron (Adan Canto) and Emily (Italia Ricci). A new lead lands Agent Wells (Maggie Q) closer to the truth.
Comedy Central, 10pm
As the show passes into legend, everyone’s favorite slackers are elevated to party gods after an energy drink company starts paying them to throw epic bashes.
Chicago P.D.: “You Wish”
When a mutilated sex offender is found dead, it is unclear if he was the victim of a hate crime, sexual assault or self-mutilation. As Intelligence questions those related to the case, they find themselves up against a private “special police” force that may be covering up illegal activities.
In the series’ second season, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker) ventures off to begin his new career with longtime rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David), while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family. Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac’s (Gregory Alan Williams) crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) finds herself intrigued with someone new: Darius Nash (guest star Rick Fox), a local journalist who’s been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire. Oprah Winfrey also returns in her guest-starring role as Mavis McCready.
Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo
In Season 2, based on the second novel in Joe R. Lansdale’s crime noir novels, Hap (James Purefoy) and Leonard (Michael Kenneth Williams) make an ominous discovery under Uncle Chester’s floor. The guys need their sharp new lawyer Florida (Tiffany Mack) to get them out of a legal bind.
The Expanse: “Pyre”
Naomi (Dominique Tipper) tracks down signs of the protomolecule, and Fred Johnson’s (Chad L. Coleman) control over OPA collapses.
Thursday, March 16
This 10-episode drama is based on the film of the same name, and stars Harry Potter fave Rupert Grint (also an executive producer) as Charlie Cavendish. Inspired by a real-life heist in London, the series centers on a group of 20-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.
College Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round
CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 12pm Live
With the First Four games out of the way, the NCAA Tournament can begin in earnest with the First Round beginning today and continuing Friday. CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combine forces to provide full, live national TV coverage of every tournament game. The tournament continues with the Second Round March 18-19 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV) and the Regionals March 23-26 (CBS & TBS).
Grey’s Anatomy: “Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?”
Grey’s Anatomy presents a stand-alone episode focusing on Dr. Jackson Avery — the plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat man played by Jesse Williams — who will escape Seattle and his suffocating mom, Catherine (Debbie Allen), and head to the hinterlands of Montana to perform a rare and difficult throat transplant. Alas, the task is made all the more challenging because Jackson is accompanied by his ex-wife, April (Sarah Drew).
Let’s Be Cops
In this 2014 comedy starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr. and Rob Riggle, two buddies attend a costume party dressed up as cops. As people start to mistake them for genuine cops, things get real, and they find themselves in the middle of an actual case.
FXX, beginning at 8pm
Highlights of tonight’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed stunt of The Simpsons include Homer becoming the Beer Baron in “Homer vs. the 18th Amendment,” Selma taking Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens in “Selma’s Choice,” and the Simpsons going to Ireland in “In the Name of the Grandfather.”
Superstore: “Integrity Award”
Jonah (Ben Feldman) accompanies Amy (America Ferrera) on a trip to help her mom and dad (special guest star Tony Plana) move out of her childhood home. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) desperately wants to win the freshly minted Cloud 9 Integrity Award, but starts to worry that Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a better chance of winning.
Rowan (Joe Morton) is caught by surprise when someone from his past resurfaces. Olivia (Kerry Washington) must make a critical decision about the campaign. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal exactly what happened the night Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) was gunned down.
Chicago Med: “Monday Mourning”
Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) face off over how to treat a patient with stroke symptoms while Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) watches the family turmoil unfold when she treats a young boy who fell in the river.
The Catch: “The Hammer”
The AVI team takes on an unlikely and unwieldy client targeted by an assassin. Meanwhile, Alice (Mireille Enos) struggles to keep Tommy (T. R. Knight) out of trouble as Rhys (John Simm) and Ben (Peter Krause) are tempted to return to their former ways.
The Blacklist: Redemption: “Operation Davenport”
When terrorists escape from a secret black site prison in Manhattan, Tom (Ryan Eggold) and the Halcyon team must lock down the city and find them before disaster strikes. Meanwhile, Scottie (Famke Janssen) uncovers clues about her late husband (Terry O’Quinn) that could expose Tom’s identity.
MTV, 11pm live
Rap legend Rick Ross hosts and performs at the awards show that recognizes rising talent. The awards broadcast live from Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival.
Friday, March 17
Marvel’s Iron Fist
The fourth of Netflix’s live-action series based on Marvel Comics focuses on billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. With his kung fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist, he fights against the criminal element corrupting the city.
The CW, 8pm
Now that The CW is down to only one vampire drama, The Originals is going to have to go big for Season 4. And here’s a big one off the bat: This season is starting with a five-year time jump.
Grimm: “Where the Wild Things Were”
Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) goes on a mission to take on the mysterious force she saw in the mirror and finds herself in unfamiliar territory. When the gang discovers what she has done, Nick (David Giuntoli) finds a way to join her.
Nat Geo Wild, 9pm
Pet Talk is the ultimate talk show for animal lovers. The weekly series, hosted by veterinarians Tina Olivieri and Courtney Campbell, wildlife expert David Mizejewski and field reporter Andre Millan, provides the latest pet news, advice and fascinating personal stories.
HBO’s quirky, animated adult comedy series focuses on New York City’s downtrodden non-humans — lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons, bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis — whose awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes prove startlingly similar to our own.
Saturday, March 18
College Basketball: NCAA Tournament Second Round
CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 12pm Live
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is down to 32 teams entering this weekend’s Second Round action on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, with the winners advancing to the Sweet 16 Regional Semifinals March 23-24 (CBS & TBS).
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Fifty years after their original release, Sentinels — originally targeting solely mutants — have begun targeting humans as well. The X-Men regroup and Logan (Hugh Jackman) goes back in time to convince his future friends of the devastation that needs to be stopped. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender also star in this 2014 movie based on the Marvel Comics franchise.
Mommy’s Little Boy
Ten-year-old Eric Wilson (Peter DaCunha) watches as his abusive, violent brother Max (Auden Larratt) accidentally drowns in the family pool. Neglected by his distraught, alcoholic mother (One Life to Live’s Bree Williamson) afterward, Eric is taken in by the loving Davis family. But his happy new life is threatened when his mother commits a crime, leaving Eric traumatized and hiding even more horrific secrets.
NBA Basketball: Cleveland at L.A. Clippers
ABC, 8:30pm Live
This Saturday primetime NBA matchup on ABC has LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers heading to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to take on Chris Paul and the Clippers.
Planet Earth II: “Grasslands”
BBC America, 9pm
The extraordinary creatures that live on Earth’s grasslands must survive the most hostile seasons on the planet, as this episode demonstrates. “Grasslands” reveals the rarely seen saiga antelope in Asia, the giant anteaters of Brazil, and epic battles between lions and buffalo in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Danica McKellar stars as a protective mom who, feeling disconnected with her teenage son, decides to step outside of her comfort zone and take him camping. But as soon as she arrives, she begins butting heads with her cabin neighbor, an outdoorsy single father (Paul Greene) who is also in search of a connection with his teen daughter.