All Times Eastern.
Monday, May 15
The Voice: “Live Semifinal Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top eight artists perform in front of the coaches. Plus, for the first time ever, the artists team up for competitive duets.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) May 12, 2017
Man With a Plan: “Buzzer Beater”
Adam (Matt LeBlanc) survived stay-at-home-dad life, but Andi (Liza Snyder) wants a bigger brood. “He’s more prepared, but Adam is against it,” says executive producer Jeff Filgo.
Lucifer: “God Johnson”
Guest Star Alert!
Timothy Omundson (Galavant, Psych) guest-stars as the prime suspect, who calls himself “God,” in a grisly murder at an insane asylum. When Lucifer (Tom Ellis) realizes that this man could be his father, he struggles with his feelings while trying to uncover the truth.
Alex (Priyanka Chopra) and the team make a last stand against the collaborators at the Constitutional Convention, where a new amendment to the Constitution threatens every American’s freedom.
Better Call Saul: “Off Brand”
Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) embarks on a new endeavor, while Chuck (Michael McKean) pushes himself to the limit. Nacho (Michael Mando) finds himself caught in a power struggle.
Scorpion: “Scorp Family Robinson”
Three weeks after they crash land on a deserted island, tensions run high for Team Scorpion when they must battle to overcome their relationship obstacles in order to be rescued, in the Season 3 finale, “Scorp Family Robinson.”
Mommy Dead and Dearest
Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr’s second documentary for HBO Films chronicles the strange case of Missouri mother Dee Dee Blancharde, who convinced her perfectly healthy daughter Gypsy Rose that she was mentally and physically challenged, keeping the girl medicated and wheelchair-bound in their home while reaping goodwill and charity for their plight. But Gypsy grew up and discovered the internet, eventually forming an online relationship with an older suitor, Nicholas Godejohn, whom she convinced to come help save her from her circumstance — one of the most horrific examples of Munchausen syndrome by proxy ever documented. And when Dee Dee was found stabbed to death in June 2015, Godejohn and Gypsy Rose were charged with the crime.
The Real Story with María Elena Salinas: “An Unspeakable Tragedy”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
This episode looks back at a case where a daycare provider noticed strange new behavior coming from 2-year-old Karly Sheehan, normally a bright and energetic child. Karly says her daddy has been hitting her, but child protective services finds no proof, and the case is dropped. As the toddler’s condition continues to deteriorate, suspicion turns from Karly’s father to her mother’s boyfriend, but only after it’s too late.
Independent Lens: “Forever Pure”
This is the story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.
Tuesday, May 16
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
The comedian makes his much-anticipated return to standup in this special filmed at New Jersey’s Count Basie Theatre. Morgan explores his fresh take on life, career and mortality in the wake of surviving a devastating traffic collision in 2014 in which a fellow comedian was killed.
The Middle: “Fight or Flight”
Having finally graduated college, Axl (Charlie McDermott) tells his parents that he and Kenny (Tommy Bechtold) are planning on going to Europe for the summer. Although Frankie (Patricia Heaton) thinks it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mike (Neil Flynn) believes his slacker son should focus his efforts on finding a job. Meanwhile, Sue (Eden Sher) panics when she barely scrapes a parked SUV and the owner doesn’t respond to her notes, and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) discovers the cause of his backaches.
It’s cliffhanger time once again for Gibbs (Mark Harmon), Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and McGee (Sean Murray) as they head to Paraguay to find a missing Navy SEAL whose detached arm has washed up on a South American beach. Can the SEAL once attached to said limb still be alive?
The Voice: “Live Semifinal Results”
NBC, 8pm Live
America votes to keep the top three artists in the competition. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom two artists will be sent home immediately, while the middle three artists will compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.
Victorian Slum House: “The 1880s”
Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Finals, Game 2
ESPN, 9pm Live
The San Antonio Spurs look to even the series against the Golden State Warriors after letting a big lead slip away in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals. TNT airs Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals tomorrow night.
Prison Break: “Wine Dark Sea”
Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) becomes fearful of her family’s safety when she discovers the real reason that Michael (Wentworth Miller) faked his own death.
This three-part film, executive-produced by Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett, goes in search of unknown artists from the 1920s, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever. In tonight’s episode, “The Big Bang,” the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Poetic Justice”
The NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler (guest star Derek Webster) to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton (guest star Steven Weber) has planned for the residents of Clearwater in the Season 3 finale “Poetic Justice.”
Chicago Fire: “My Miracle”
The entire squad is at risk when another major blaze threatens the Windy City. Look for cameos by Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant and Jake Arrieta, plus NBC sportscaster Mike Tirico.
Wednesday, May 17
The Goldbergs: “Graduation Day”
In the season finale, directed by Kevin Smith, graduation day is fast approaching and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) can’t wait to be on her own — until it dawns on her how much Beverly’s (Wendi McLendon-Covey) love means to her. Barry’s (Troy Gentile) plans for him and Lainey (AJ Michalka) go awry. Dana (Natalie Alyn Lind) makes a surprise visit, just as Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Jackie (Rowan Blanchard) officially couple up.
Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
One of Hollywood’s most sought-after mediums, Tyler Henry, returns to deliver astounding readings to celebrities looking for advice, connection and closure.
Blindspot: “Lepers Repel”
As the FBI copes with a tragedy, Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) finds himself at the center of a surprising event, while Jane (Jaimie Alexander) faces an uncertain future.
Maya (Minnie Driver) gets a surprise at the airport as the family preps for their flight to JJ’s (Micah Fowler) camp. Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) and Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) turn the trip into a father-daughter bonding moment, while Ray (Mason Cook) sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself.
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
TNT, 8:30pm Live
Game 1 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals airs tonight on TNT.
Modern Family: “The Graduates”
Manny’s (Rico Rodriguez) dad, Javier (guest star Benjamin Bratt), shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, leaving Jay (Ed O’Neill) to step in to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan readies for Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny’s big day while dealing with the emotions that come with seeing the kids grow up and leave the nest.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Season 2 of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ends with back-to-back episodes tonight. In “Abominable,” the International Response Team searches for the killer of a woman on a yoga retreat in Nepal. Then in the season finale “The Ripper of Riga,” the IRT travels to Russia when an American ballerina is kidnapped.
Following the season finale of Modern Family, catch a first look at this new comedy that explores a human’s life from a dog’s perspective. The series is based on a successful web series, and follows the day-to-day success and challenges of Nan (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman, Fargo), as told by her philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by the series’ co-creator, Samm Hodges).
Designated Survivor: “Brace for Impact”
Agent Wells (Maggie Q) must stop the conspiracy from carrying out a final attack, while President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) authorizes a nationwide manhunt for the mastermind behind it all.
Chicago P.D.: “Fork in the Road”
When Lindsay (Sophia Bush) receives a panicked call from her mother Bunny (guest star Markie Post), whose boyfriend has just been shot, Lindsay must figure out the best way to approach the situation, as her mother is now a murder suspect. The case opens up when a group of high school students OD, and the drugs in question relate back to the situation with Bunny. In addition to her mother’s issues, Lindsay finds herself up against the review board dealing with consequences of her actions.
Food — Delicious Science
Understanding the deep evolutionary roots of human reactions and cravings for food offers a new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet. Learn from Michael Mosley and James Wong how the hidden chemistry in our food keeps us alive.
Thursday, May 18
Grey’s Anatomy: “Ring of Fire”
The doctors’ lives are at risk when a dangerous patient runs loose in the hospital. Alex (Justin Chambers) faces a hard choice regarding his relationship with Jo (Camilla Luddington), while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has some big news for Nathan (Martin Henderson) that leads to a turning point.
Supernatural: “Who We Are/All Along the Watchtower”
The CW, 8pm
In the thrilling two-hour season finale, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get caught in a dangerous situation, and only have each other to rely on. Then, Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) battles Sam, Dean and Castiel (Misha Collins) for control of his unborn child.
Tonight, one pint-sized chef-testant will be named MasterChef Junior’s Season 5 champion and earn $100,000. Judges Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi are joined in the two-hour finale by guest judges Martha Stewart and Wolfgang Puck.
Major League Baseball: N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City
FS1, 8pm Live
The N.Y. Yankees complete a three-game series with the Royals tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Scandal: “Tick Tock/Transfer of Power”
In the two-hour finale, as the clock ticks down to the inauguration of the first female U.S. President, Olivia (Kerry Washington) takes a big risk to ensure Mellie’s (Bellamy Young) safety. Then, in the final days of his presidency, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) uses his power to make some unexpected changes.
Swamp People: “Monster in the Dark/Savage Pursuit”
In this two-hour season finale, Troy and his nephew Holden head to the Everglades to help friends whose lands are being terrorized by unknown beasts. Then, Troy’s search for the Nile crocodile takes him to the deepest and darkest parts of the Everglades.
The Blacklist: “Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion”
Red (James Spader) sets a risky plan in motion to save the task force and himself as Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert) launches the final phase of her assault on his criminal empire. With the future of the task force in jeopardy, Liz (Megan Boone) confronts the biggest questions about her past. The first part of this story airs prior to this episode.
Friday, May 19
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The popular and acclaimed comedy starring Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess returns for Season 3, with new guest stars including Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph, along with returning guest stars Fred Armisen, Anna Camp, Mike Carlsen, Josh Charles, David Cross, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris.
Undercover Boss: “Marcus Samuelsson”
The Undercover Boss season ends with this celebrity special, as internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson goes undercover to find and mentor new culinary talent in a special celebrity edition. During his mission, he discovers some gifted aspiring chefs at a public cooking class, a culinary institute, a high-end food truck and a soup kitchen.
First Dates: “I Take a Lot of Selfies”
One dater talks about her insecurities that stem from being bullied as a child, but her date showers her with compliments to get her to open up. At another table, a medium is trying to meet someone who understands his unique talents, while elsewhere, two daters open up to each other about the struggles of dating after a divorce.
The sci-fi hit airs its penultimate season, its third, in a unique way. The entire 10 episodes of Season 3 will air May 19-21, with the first four episodes premiering tonight, with three episodes airing both Saturday and Sunday. Joining the cast as recurring guest stars are Hannah Waddingham, Faran Tahir and James Callis. Christopher Lloyd is set to appear in what is billed as a “memorable” guest-starring role as a deadly cult leader with sinister motives.
The New “I Love Lucy” Superstar Special
CBS presents two newly colorized episodes of I Love Lucy from 1955 in this one-hour special. In “The Dancing Star,” Lucy (Lucille Ball) hopes special guest Van Johnson can help her get out of a jam. Then in “Lucy and Harpo Marx,” Ricky (Desi Arnaz) gets comedian Harpo Marx to give Lucy a surprise visit.
American Masters: “James Beard”
Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York.
Saturday, May 20
This unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicles the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life.
Horse Racing: 142nd Preakness Stakes
NBC, 5pm Live
Can Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming go 2 for 2? The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the 142nd Preakness Stakes, takes place today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race
FS1, 6pm Live
NASCAR was still tinkering with the format of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race as of presstime, but expect NASCAR’s best to put on a show while competing for a big cash prize tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
The Wizard of Lies
Robert De Niro and Barry Levinson executive produce this devastating examination of the human toll of Bernard Madoff’s decades-long Ponzi scheme, with a special focus on how Madoff fooled federal investigators and his closest intimates, and the suffering he inflicted on his own family. Based on New York Times reporter Diana B. Henriques’ 2011 bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, the film stars De Niro as the disgraced financier, Michelle Pfeiffer as his emotionally fragile wife Ruth, and Nathan Darrow and Alessandro Nivola as the sons who struggled to their last day with the fallout of their father’s deceit.
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of … Prince
Pop superstar Prince ascended to (one presumes) purple heaven one year ago and is now the latest subject of Reelz’s series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…, which will explore the possibilities of why the cryptic one’s life was cut short, resulting in his passing at age 57. In this week’s installment, Prince’s appears as a “fit and health-conscious person,” says series consultant and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter, “but we’ll also analyze his medical history to uncover possible contributing factors in his untimely death.” With Prince’s demise ruled an accidental overdose of the pain med fentanyl, Autopsy will explore its larger impact.
The Son: “Honey Hunt”
In 1849, Prairie Flower (Elizabeth Frances) is torn between love and duty. In 1915, Pete (Henry Garrett) grows closer to Maria (Paola Nuñez), while Eli (Pierce Brosnan) brings Phineas (David Wilson Barnes) in on a dangerous secret.
Training Day: “Elegy: Part 2”
In the Season 1 finale “Elegy: Part 2,” Frank (Bill Paxton) goes on a rogue mission to Mexico to locate intel linked to the murder of Kyle’s (Justin Cornwell) father.
The Art of Us
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Harper Higgins (Taylor Cole) is determined to land a tenured position at Boston Art College, and she’s counting on curating a big art gallery at the university to do so. But when she loses her showcase artist and can find no one else, she turns to her new dog walker (Steve Lund), who, unbeknownst to anyone, is a skilled painter.
Saturday Night Live: “Dwayne Johnson/Katy Perry”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Former wrestler and global box-office superstar Dwayne Johnson (star of the new theatrical film Baywatch) brings SNL’s 42nd season to a close with his fifth guest-hosting appearance. Katy Perry returns for her third time as a musical guest.