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Sunday, April 9: The Life and Career of Golf Great Jack Nicklaus

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Sunday, April 9

Golf Channel, 9pm
Golf Channel presents this three-part documentary series looking at the life and career of golf great Jack Nicklaus, “The Golden Bear.” Golf Channel gathers interviews with luminaries from sports and media, and rarely seen video footage, to create an in-depth portrait of Nicklaus not only as a great athlete, but also as a family man, businessman, philanthropist and ambassador for golf.

RELATED: Exclusive: Jack Nicklaus On His Golf Channel Documentary ‘Jack’ Premiering April 9

The Best Place to Be: “Anthony Anderson’s Barcelona”
Travel Channel, 5pm
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson visits Barcelona to highlight the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “From Havana With Love”
CBS, 8pm
The NCIS team investigates a defense contractor suspected of selling Navy secrets to a foreign government in the new episode “From Havana With Love.”

Call the Midwife
PBS, 8pm
The Nonnatus team prepares for the birth of a baby they know may not survive. Shelagh shows her mettle when she is first on the scene after an explosion in the docks. Sister Ursula continues to ruffle feathers with her unpopular decisions.

Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!
Kellie Martin returns as former prosecutor turned therapist Hailey Dean in an all-new film based on Nancy Grace’s best-selling novels. When Hailey’s close friend disappears on a “dream vacation,” Hailey becomes convinced that her pal is the victim of foul play. Then, the missing woman’s beau is left for dead after a hit-and-run, Hailey’s love interest falls mysteriously ill, and Hailey finds herself in a race against the clock as she puts her own life on the line to seek justice and uncover the truth.

Home Fires
PBS, 9pm
The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. At the reading of his will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping a secret from her.

Showtime, 9pm
Season Finale!
Season 6 has been quite the whirlwind for Carrie, Saul, Quinn   and the rest of the CIA. Will anybody get any relief in the final episode? If past season finales are any indication, we’re thinking not.

American Crime
ABC, 10pm
Shae (Ana Mulvoy Ten) contemplates having another abortion while Dustin (Kurt Krause) introduces her to the world of online sex work. Kimara (Regina King) tries to help another troubled girl. Jeanette (Felicity Huffman) makes a decision that results in a disheartening situation. Nicholas (Timothy Hutton) and Clair’s (Lili Taylor) troubles worsen, as Gabriella (Mickaëlle X. Bizet) experiences an unsettling incident that makes her doubt her new circumstance.

Into the Badlands: “Palm of the Iron Fox”
AMC, 10pm
The Widow’s (Emily Beecham) bid for power lands her in an epic showdown with her enemies who have joined forces against her. An old threat resurfaces.

Elementary: “High Heat”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “High Heat,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York’s worst private investigators.

Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
This three-night event promises to take a comprehensive look into the investigation and subsequent 2011 trial of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter Caylee. Featuring new evidence, insight from those closest to the Anthony family and never-before-seen footage of Casey, the program strives to be a definitive look at every angle of this heartbreaking case and whirlwind legal showdown.

HBO, 10:30pm
Season Finale!
The bawdy, charming laugher starring Pete Holmes and a who’s who of comic talent concludes its freshman season tonight.

The Gorburger Show
Comedy Central, 12am (late night)
New Series!
Comedy Central breaks the mold with this new intergalactic late-night talk show, featuring a giant blue alien (voiced by T.J. Miller) who’s invaded a Japanese TV variety show, enslaved its staff, and settled in as host. The Gorburger Show features celebrity interviews, musical guests, strange games and other random happenings.

Monday, April 10

Kevin Can Wait: “Kenny Can Wait”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
Harry Connick Jr. guest-stars as himself in the new episode “Kenny Can Wait.” Kevin (Kevin James) strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry but gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend.

Major League Baseball: L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
ESPN, 8pm Live
Tonight’s edition of ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball is a special one, as the L.A. Dodgers visit Wrigley Field in the home opener of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs. ESPN airs the game as well as the championship ceremonies at Wrigley Field.

24: Legacy: “10:00 PM-11:00 PM”
FOX, 8pm
In the season’s penultimate episode, Andy (Dan Bucatinsky) uncovers important information about a high-ranking government official, leading Carter (Corey Hawkins) and Senator Donovan (Jimmy Smitts) to team up and find out more. Meanwhile, a reinforcement is brought into CTU to oversee operations.

A Goodbye to “Girls”
HBO, 8:30pm
HBO salutes Lena Dunham’s boundary-breaking series about the struggles of young New Yorkers with this half-hour farewell special.

Superior Donuts: “Painted Love”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Painted Love,” Arthur (Judd Hirsch) encourages Franco (Jermaine Fowler) to pursue his art, but is caught off guard when Franco paints a mural on the side of the donut shop that sparks controversy in the neighborhood.

Street Outlaws
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The hit show returns to follow more of the nation’s most skilled underground street racers through months of grueling preparation and exhilarating high-stakes races.

American Experience: “The Great War”
PBS, 9pm
In this three-part series about how World War I transformed America, hear stories of African-American and Latino soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

Quantico: “ODYOKE”
ABC, 10pm
One of Alex’s (Priyanka Chopra) friends is framed for a domestic terror attack and turns to her for help. With an upcoming House vote on a Muslim registry bill, the task force realizes the attack isn’t a coincidence. The collaborators are actively creating fear to pass the bill, so the team heads to the Hill to turn the votes. Meanwhile, Alex and Owen (Blair Underwood) track an assassin.

Better Call Saul
AMC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Breaking Bad fans are already salivating over Gus Fring’s Saul debut — but series star Bob Odenkirk tells us that more Bad favorites will appear this season, too, as Jimmy McGill marches ever closer to becoming Saul Goodman. “At some point, these two shows are going to be like The Godfather I and II,” says Odenkirk, “where you could just marry them up and it’ll be an amazing, powerful, massive epic.”

ALSO SEE: ‘Better Call Saul’: Is This the Season Jimmy Goes “Saul” in? We ask Bob Odenkirk! 

Scorpion: “Rock Block”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Rock Block,” Team Scorpion must defy the orders of a foreign government after they retrieve an asteroid from space containing potentially deadly DNA strands.

Help My Yelp
Food Network, 10pm
New Series!
Chef and restaurant consultant Monti Carlo asks elite Yelp reviewers to walk their online talk and help struggling restaurants fix business-killing food and service issues.

Angie Tribeca
TBS, 10:30pm
Season Premiere!
TBS’ goofball cop comedy starring Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Deon Cole and Jere Burns returns for a third season that includes a really, really, really expansive hunt for a murderous animal rights activist — plus guest turns from Chris Pine, Natalie Portman, Michelle Dockery, Niecy Nash, Jack McBrayer, Rob Riggle, Heather Graham, Ed Helms and Mary McCormack. Ernie Hudson signs on as Tribeca’s dad.

Tuesday, April 11

“Doctor Who” Marathon
BBC America, beginning at 6am
Journey through space and time with a five-day marathon of Doctor Who episodes and specials leading up to Saturday’s premieres of Doctor Who Season 10 and the new spinoff series Class.

The Middle: “The Confirmation”
ABC, 8pm

Dedicated Middle-ers might remember the Season 2 revelation that Frankie Heck’s (Patricia Heaton) youngest son, Brick (Atticus Shaffer), spent the first month of his life being raised by the wrong family, thanks to a hospital mix-up. This week we meet that clan, the famously perfect Fergusons, when Brick heads off to the Wilderness Jesus Jam and rooms with the son who spent his early days living with the less-than-ideal Hecks.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Audit”
FOX, 8pm
New Episodes!
After a three-month hiatus, Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and his colleagues at Brooklyn’s 99th police precinct return for more convoluted crime-fighting. Tonight, with the crime rate lowered, Brooklyn plans to shutter one of its precincts, and the Nine-Nine is confident they’ll remain open. But when the official auditor is revealed to be Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) ex-boyfriend (guest star Kyle Bornheimer), the squad must band together to save the precinct.

Nazi Mega Weapons: “Hitler’s Island Megafortress”
PBS, 8pm
In June 1940, the Nazis set foot on British soil: the Channel Islands. Through Hitler’s obsession to hold on to this corner of Britain, the islands became one of the most heavily fortified pieces of land in the whole of Europe.

Deadliest Catch
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 13 follows the veteran captains as they face a year that proves to be like no other on record. Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is one of the nation’s most prolific crabbing ports. But this year, following a temperature spike in the Bering Sea, traditional fishing hot spots are now coming up empty, and the crabs have seemingly vanished from Dutch Harbor. This ignites a grueling hunt to save the fleet’s way of life.

Prison Break: “Kaniel Outis”
FOX, 9pm
As Lincoln and C-Note search for the “Sheik of Light,” Michael and his cellmate, Whip, attempt an escape from Ogygia.

American Experience: “The Great War”
PBS, 9pm
The story continues tonight, as the show follows America’s entry into the war as patriotism sweeps the nation, stifling free speech and dissent. A diverse group of men becomes the country’s first mass conscripted army, while women continue to demand the vote.

Inside West Coast Customs: “QuickJack/SEMA”
Velocity, 9pm
SEMA is the one of the biggest annual events in the car world, a huge four-day event held in Las Vegas with everyone who’s anyone from the car world attending. Most vendors have large booths, but none bigger than West Coast Customs. This year, they are putting the SEMA attendees to work, taking classes and learning from the experts at West Coast Customs in areas such as paint, wrap, interior, fabrication and electronics.

Wednesday, April 12

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
It’s the final day of the NBA regular season, and ESPN airs a doubleheader with the Atlanta Hawks at the Indiana Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Portland Trail Blazers. The playoffs begin Saturday with a conference quarterfinal game on ABC.

Nature: “Viva Puerto Rico”
PBS, 8pm
Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders, but the native wildlife is threatened with extinction. Meet the charismatic scientists dedicated to restoring Puerto Rico’s rich biological heritage, which includes manatees, parrots and turtles.

Hollywood Darlings
Pop, 8pm
New Series!
Real-life friends and former child stars Christine Lakin (Step by Step), Jodie Sweetin (Full House) and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) take a hilarious look at life once the cameras turn off. The three women play heightened versions of themselves in this comedy based on their misadventures. “I think because of our shared history we will always have such a love for each other,” says Lakin. “It feels like a sisterhood that we could never escape, nor do we really want to … Plus, all three of us are moms now — that really changes the game.”

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS, 9pm
Two new episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders air tonight, beginning with “Cinderella and the Dragon,” in which the IRT investigates the disappearance of two flight attendants in Singapore. Then in “La Huesuda,” the International Response Team investigates the death of an American teenager in Tijuana.

Empire: “My Naked Villainy”
FOX, 9pm
Hakeem throws himself an epic 21st birthday party and live-streams it on Empire Xstream, and the arrival of Giuliana (guest star Nia Long) gives Cookie a run for her money.

American Experience: “The Great War”
PBS, 9pm

Tonight’s concluding episode shows how the violent and bloody conflict transformed the nation forever, as America stepped onto the world stage for the first time. But while many heralded the peace, others worried about democracy at home.

Major Crimes: “Shockwave, Part 2”
TNT, 9pm
Season Finale!
After discovering the identity of the bomber her division has been searching for, Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) struggles to determine his next target in what promises to be an explosive season finale.

Designated Survivor: “Party Lines”
ABC, 10pm
President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) forms an unlikely alliance in the hopes of passing his first bill. Meanwhile, Agent Wells (Maggie Q) briefs Agent Ritter (LaMonica Garrett) about an alarming new threat to the nation.

The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands
AXS TV, 10pm Live
New York based cover band Almost Queen performs a live Queen tribute.

Ripper Street
BBC America, 11pm
Series Finale!
BBC America’s drama Ripper Street comes to an end after five seasons with the series finale episode “Occurrence Reports.” Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) has finally captured serial killer Nathaniel Dove (Jonas Armstrong), ridding Whitechapel of its most feared monster since Jack the Ripper. But to clear his name, Reid must bring down Nathaniel’s brother, Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove (Killian Scott).

Thursday, April 13

Grey’s Anatomy: “In the Air Tonight”
ABC, 8pm
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Nathan (Martin Henderson) have to face their feelings when they’re stuck next to each other on a plane.

The Great Indoors: “Ricky Leaks”
CBS, 8:30pm
Jack (Joel McHale) learns the consequences of angering the I.T. guy in the new episode “Ricky Leaks.” After Jack insults I.T. manager Ricky (guest star Rory Scovel), a flood of office emails are leaked.

Scandal: “The Decision”
ABC, 9pm
Up is down. Shonda Rhimes will celebrate the 100th episode of her shock-a-minute Beltway hit Scandal with a fantasy hour that torches the very premise of the series. As viewers know, Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) became president of the United States only after his lover and fixer-in-chief Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) helped rig the election in the key state of Ohio. But, in the topsy-turvy 100th, that dirty deed didn’t happen after all, and Fitz lost his bid for the White House. There’s no end to the ripple effect.

Mom: “Tantric Sex and the Sprouted Flute”
CBS, 9pm
Christy (Anna Faris) annoys everyone when she adopts her new boyfriend Brad’s (guest star Bret Harrison) healthy lifestyle in the new episode “Tantric Sex and the Sprouted Flute.”

30 for 30: “One and Not Done”
ESPN, 9pm
This new installment of ESPN’s 30 for 30 sports documentary series takes an intimate look at University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari’s successful yet controversial journey.

The Catch: “The Hard Drive”
ABC, 10pm
Alice (Mireille Enos) and Val (Rose Rollins) reexamine the cold case that brought them together as partners. Ben (Peter Krause) and Rhys (John Simm) face a major threat when they learn their undercover status may have been compromised.

The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC, 10pm
Season Finale!
The new spinoff of The Blacklist ends its freshman season tonight.

Friday, April 14

Season Premiere!
Chelsea Handler returns for a second season of her talk show, which will now stream as an hourlong episode each week. This season, Chelsea will travel to India, Europe, Montana and Washington, D.C., among other locations.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
The “Satellite of Love” is back, with a new host and his robot pals riffing on some of the worst B-movies ever made.

Sandy Wexler
Original Film!
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. Sandy’s single-minded devotion is put to the test, however, when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson). Kevin James, Terry Crews, Lamorne Morris, Rob Schneider and Jane Seymour also star.

MacGyver: “Cigar Cutter”
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!
In the Season 1 finale “Cigar Cutter,” Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) plots revenge on Mac (Lucas Till) by recruiting an assassin to infiltrate the Phoenix Complex and kill every agent inside.

Hawaii Five-0: “Waimaka ’Ele’ele (Black Tears)”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Waimaka ’Ele’ele (Black Tears),” McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) learns about his grandfather’s important role at Pearl Harbor while working the murder case of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona.

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Gold Rush fan favorite Parker Schnabel, along with his foreman Rick Ness, wilderness guide Karla Ann and longtime cameraman James Levelle, struggles to complete the treacherous Klondike Gold Rush Trail. This is the final episode of the limited series.

Great Performances at the Met: “Romeo et Juliette”
PBS, 9pm
Relish Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau as they reunite in Bartlett Sher’s acclaimed new production of Gounod’s opera, originally presented at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. With Elliot Madore and Mikhail Petrenko.

Blue Bloods: “No Retreat, No Surrender”
CBS, 10pm
Erin (Bridget Moynahan) helps a man (guest star Cyrus Farmer) who wants to shut down a drug operation in his apartment building in the new episode “No Retreat, No Surrender.”

Saturday, April 15

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Discovery Family Channel, 11:30am
Season Premiere!
Season 7 of the animated series begins with back-to-back adventures for the Mane 6 ponies: Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. In “Celestial Advice,” Twilight Sparkle agonizes over Starlight Glimmer’s future and gets advice from her own mentor, Princess Celestia. Then, in “All Bottled Up,” Starlight Glimmer loses Twilight Sparkle’s friendship map and casts a calming spell while the other ponies search for it.

The Wolverine
FX, 11:30am
Hugh Jackman stars in the 2013 X-Men franchise action film The Wolverine, which kicks off a day of Marvel Comics movies on FX that also features X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Iron Man 3 (2013).

NBA Playoffs: First Round
ABC, 3pm Live
The 2017 NBA Playoffs begin Saturday and Sunday with conference quarterfinal games on ABC. TNT’s postseason coverage begins with a tripleheader on Sunday. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV and TNT combine for national TV coverage of the NBA Playoffs.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
FS1 has a Saturday MLB doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers at the Cleveland Indians and the San Diego Padres at the Atlanta Braves.

Ransom: “Bulletproof”
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!
In the Season 1 finale “Bulletproof,” Eric (Luke Roberts) must work with a past adversary to stop a hacker from activating explosions worldwide unless the NSA surrenders access to their confidential files.

The Son: “Second Empire”
AMC, 9pm
In 1849, young Eli (Jacob Lofland) makes enemies as he trains to be a warrior. In 1915, Eli (Pierce Brosnan) and Phineas (David Wilson Barnes) struggle to help the family in Austin, while Pete (Henry Garrett) faces his demons.

Doctor Who
BBC America, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 10 of BBC America’s Doctor Who premieres tonight, and it’s the final Doctor Who season with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as writer and executive producer. Following this season’s 12 episodes, Capaldi will finish his run in December when the regeneration takes place in the Christmas special.

Training Day: “Blurred Lines”
CBS, 9pm
Series star Bill Paxton’s son James guest-stars in the new episode “Blurred Lines.” The hunt for a father-and-son crime team becomes personal for Frank (Bill Paxton), who is forced to face the parallels between the duo and his own childhood as the son of an outlaw.

Like Cats & Dogs
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
Lara (Cassidy Gifford) is a dog lover, while Spencer (Wyatt Nash) is a cat lover. When a reservation mixup lands them — and their pets — in the same lake house vacation rental over summer, they have to figure out a way to get along without killing each other. As their squabbles turn to friendship, a spark of something more may be in the works.

The Book of John Gray
OWN, 10pm
New Series!
This new series follows the life of John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Known for his larger than life sense of humor and his special ability to connect with people’s hearts, he brings a message of hope and faith to everyone he meets. A healer, a husband, a father and a bridge-builder, John gives viewers unprecedented access into his life with his wife, Aventer, and their ministry, as they help people in their community overcome life’s challenges.

BBC America, 10:10pm
New Series!
Executive producer Steven Moffat calls this new Doctor Who spinoff series “dark and sexy and right now.” The eight-part series centers on four Coal Hill School classmates who not only have to deal with usual teenager stuff, but also have to prevent tears in the walls of space and time from unleashing the end of existence as we know it.