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Wednesday, April 12: TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Explosive Season Finale

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Wednesday, April 12

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.

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.

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.