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Thursday, March 1: It’s Robbin’ Season! FX’s ‘Atlanta’ Returns for Season 2

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All Times Eastern.

Thursday, March 1

FX, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin/manager Earn Marks (Donald Glover) are still trying to make names for themselves in the Georgia music scene on the sophomore season of this innovative comedy. The subtitle, “Robbin’ Season” — when thefts increase around the holidays — serves as a metaphor for the characters’ desperation. Deep stuff.

Grey’s Anatomy: “You Really Got a Hold on Me”
ABC, 8pm
In a special TGIT crossover event, Station 19 firefighters Ben Warren (Jason George) and Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) head to Grey Sloan after rescuing two boys who’ve been injured in a house fire. With one of the boys’ lives literally in Andy’s hands, her skills are put to the test. Meanwhile, the doctors continue to work on their projects for the Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Contest, and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) brings in Tom Koracick (Greg Germann) to consult on her and Alex’s (Justin Chambers) patient.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Neonatal Nomenclature”
CBS, 8pm
When Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started in the new episode “The Neonatal Nomenclature.”

FOX, 8pm
New Episodes!
The Batman-based series returns with all-new episodes.

Superstore: “Video Game Release”
NBC, 8pm
When gamers invade Cloud 9 for the release of a hot new video game, Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to help Amy (America Ferrera) secure herself a copy of the game, which takes them on an unexpected adventure.

Young Sheldon: “Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad’s Whiskey”
CBS, 8:30pm
When Mary (Zoe Perry) takes a job as church secretary, she finds herself becoming Pastor Jeff’s (Matt Hobby) marriage counselor. Also, Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and Missy (Raegan Revord) spend their first afternoon home alone in the new episode “Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad’s Whiskey.”

Scandal: “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself”
ABC, 9pm
For fans who’ve been pining for an Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) meets Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) moment … it’s handled. The storyline opens on Scandal, where, urged on by her ambitious protégée Michaela (Aja Naomi King), Philly-based lawyer Annalise comes to D.C. to convince Olivia, the capital’s most powerful fixer, to help her get a class-action suit regarding wronged prison inmates on the Supreme Court’s docket.

Mom: “Pudding and a Screen Door”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Pudding and a Screen Door,” Jill (Jaime Pressly) returns from her wellness retreat a changed woman, but Bonnie (Allison Janney) is offended when she refuses to pay for lunch.

Street Outlaws vs. Fast N’ Loud: Build to Mega Race, Part 4
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The crews from Gas Monkey Garage, the 405 and Fired Up Garage wrap up their builds ahead of Mega Race (airing March 5).

Showtime at the Apollo
FOX, 9pm
New Series!
After a series of occasional specials, this variety show that takes place at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater premieres as a weekly series. Funnyman and Apollo legend Steve Harvey returns as the series’ host, with singer and TV personality Adrienne Houghton serving as cohost.

Swamp People: “Texas 911”
History, 9pm
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Troy, RJ and Bruce answer an urgent call from friends in Texas to help fill tags.

Will & Grace: “Three Wise Men”
NBC, 9pm
Grace (Debra Messing) is horrified to realize that she’s dated three men from the same family. Will (Eric McCormack) and Karen (Megan Mullally) get on each other’s nerves at the office until they bond over watching — and producing — their own little telenovela. Dan Bucatinsky guest-stars.

American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja
USA Network, 9pm
New Series!
This series pits top ninjas from the American Ninja Warrior franchise against each other in a nail-biting head-to-head competition. The 16-episode series is hosted by comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, with in-the-moment sideline reporting from FOX Sports’ Alex Curry. The obstacles will showcase the ninjas’ agility, athleticism and meticulous skill — all in a side-by-side battle to the finish.

Morgan Family Strong
UP TV, 9:30pm
New Series!
The series will follow country star Craig Morgan and his close-knit family (wife Karen, daughter Alexandra, and sons Kyle and Wyatt) at home and on tour as they work past the heartbreaking 2016 death of their son and brother, Jerry. The series finds the family juggling life at home and on the road, including opening Morgan Farms — a family store that has become their collective passion project — Craig writing new songs for an upcoming album, the family visiting the Alaskan wilderness, and taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

How to Get Away With Murder: “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”
ABC, 10pm
Continuing the evening’s crossover storyline with Scandal, Annalise’s (Viola Davis) class action hangs in the balance, but Olivia (Kerry Washington) proves crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation’s highest court. Meanwhile, Bonnie (Liza Weil) discovers concerning information pertaining to Simon (Behzad Dabu) that threatens to expose what really happened on the night he was shot.

Music City
CMT, 10pm
New Series!
This new docuseries comes from Adam DiVello (Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, The Hills) and follows five young, sexy and talented hopefuls as they chase their dreams of success, fame and romance in Nashville.

American Chopper
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Sneak Peek!
Get a preview of American Chopper’s new season as Discovery brings back its famous customized-bike-building series, led by returning motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. With clients including A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and Forbes 100 businesses, millions of dollars and their brands’ reputations are on the line for the Teutuls with each signature build.

Portlandia: “Most Pro City”
IFC, 10pm
The mayor (special guest star Kyle MacLachlan) sets out to prove Portlandia’s diversity; a statistics enthusiast teaches an eager apprentice; text-message drama unfolds during a business meeting; activists on a hunger strike take a cheat day; drivers communicate with each other via hand signals; and Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) become intimate on their anniversary.

Chicago Fire: “The F Is For”
NBC, 10pm
After photos of Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) jumping off the roof during a heroic rescue make the front page of the newspaper, Boden (Eamonn Walker) unwillingly agrees for the photographer to chronicle a day-in-the-life story at the firehouse.

Friday, March 2

Flint Town
New Series!
This documentary series takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the police department in Flint, Mich. Consistently named one of America’s most violent cities, and with a community still grappling with the coverup of a citywide water contamination, Flint has a population largely mistrustful of law-enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with police officers striving to protect and serve the community while also struggling to gain the community’s support.

B: The Beginning
New Series!
This anime series is set in the archipelagic nation of Cremona, a world powered by advanced technology, where crime and action unfold. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by a serial killer known as “Killer B.”

Days of Our Lives
NBC, Check local listings
Soap weddings rarely go well, but can we at least get a slice of cake before Hope (Kristian Alfonso) discovers groom Rafe’s (Galen Gering) hookup with his ex?

Once Upon a Time: “Secret Garden”
ABC, 8pm
Zelena, a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader), should be happy that daughter Robin (Tiera Skovbye) wants to explore her magic. But she’s green with envy when the girl seeks out Mother Gothel (Emma Booth) for advice instead.

Treehouse Masters International: France
Animal Planet, 8pm
In this special, Pete Nelson travels through France with treehouse visionary Alain Laurens. As they wind through the magical countryside, Alain shows Pete his fantastical structures that implement ingenious engineering, reach dizzying heights and redefine what a treehouse can be.

MacGyver: “Hammock + Balcony”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Hammock + Balcony,” Mac (Lucas Till) and his cohorts pose as honeymoon couples at a resort in order to gain information about a Serbian war criminal.

MasterChef Junior
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 6 of the pint-sized culinary competition kicks off with a two-hour premiere as 40 talented home cooks ages 8-13 whip up dishes to impress chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Joe Bastianich. At the end of the season, one talented kid will be named this season’s winner and take home the MasterChef Junior trophy and a $100,000 grand prize.

Blindspot: “Warning Shot”
NBC, 8pm
A surprising visit from Nas (special guest star Archie Panjabi) leads the team to investigate a dangerous piece of technology that was stolen from the NSA. Meanwhile, Roman (Luke Mitchell) and Blake (guest star Tori Anderson) grow closer as they attend a high-stakes poker game.

Treehouse Masters
Animal Planet, 9pm
Season Finale!
Pete Nelson and his team tackle their “tallest” order yet — a design for former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal! Shaq wants to be completely surprised at the reveal so he has given Pete total control of the design; but without any direction, will the final project be a slam dunk or an air ball?

Bring It!
Lifetime, 9pm
Season Premiere!
It’s a new competition season, and Miss D is focusing on the future. But could this be her last season in Jackson? Queen D has realized her dream of opening a new Dollhouse in Atlanta, but the OGs and DDP need Miss D’s magic now more than ever, since a new captain needs to be chosen to fill Camie’s shoes. Plus, a fiery new superstar just blew in from New York City, and she is looking to rewrite the Dollhouse rule book!

Taken: “Absalom”
NBC, 9pm
The kidnapping of a foreign official with ties to a sex-trafficking ring forces supersniper Santana (Jessica Camacho) to confront her past.

Frontline: “Weinstein”
PBS, 9pm
This documentary is an examination of Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein’s early years, the film investigates the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.

Blue Bloods: “Legacy”
CBS, 10pm
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) considers taking a new job that would ease his financial struggles after investigating the death of a wealthy man in the new episode “Legacy.”

Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
Behind some of the biggest superstars in the music industry — Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj among them — is famed choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson. But now the tables are turned as Gibson puts herself on display in this new docuseries, which follows Gibson and her team at BoomKack Worldwide as she shapes and steers the creative narrative of clients that include Sean “Puffy” Combs, Fantasia Barrino, Tamar Braxton, French Montana and more.

WE tv, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Well, aisle be darned! It’s been five years since Bridezillas, WE tv’s reality show about betrothed women behaving badly, signed off in a crescendo of smashed cakes and cowering grooms. Now the series is back for a fresh batch of matrimonial mayhem — and the circa-2018 brides are the least blushing yet.

Saturday, March 3

College Basketball
CBS, ESPN & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live

There’s a full Saturday of college hoops action before the major conference tournaments tip off. Top games today are Kentucky at Florida (CBS), Georgetown at Villanova (FOX) and North Carolina at Duke (ESPN).

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards
IFC, 5pm Live
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney return to host this annual ceremony that celebrates not only quality films, but also emerging filmmakers and diversity within the movie industry. Nominees for Best Feature are Call Me by Your Name, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird and The Rider. The Netflix film Mudbound has been selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.

NHL Hockey: Toronto at Washington
NBC, 8pm Live

The NHL Stadium Series features the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Washington Capitals in an outdoor game at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

NBA Basketball: Boston at Houston
ABC, 8:30pm Live

A clash between two of the NBA’s elite teams has Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics heading to Houston’s Toyota Center to take on Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets.

Iyanla: Fix My Life
OWN, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Bestselling author, spiritual life coach and executive producer Iyanla Vanzant returns with all-new episodes of her hit show. Guests looking for Iyanla’s help this season include a young girl kidnapped at birth, a music producer wrongly accused of abuse, and Diamond Reynolds, the woman whose boyfriend, Philando Castile, was fatally shot by police and who streamed his dying moments on social media.

Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
TLC, 10pm
New Series!
Is love really blind? For a trio of women, it’s time to put the age-old theory to the test in TLC’s new, three-part dating series, which takes physical attraction out of the equation and encourages love seekers to get to know potential suitors before looks factor in. Communicating only via outward-facing cameras, the women spend one day getting to know a trio of eligible men by “tagging along” as they go about their lives. When the day is over, they’ll choose one man to meet and explore a possible love connection face-to-face.

Falling Water: “Risk Assessment”
USA Network, 10pm
The team sets up a sting to catch Taylor Bennett (Mary McCormack) and her buyer. Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Alex hound Shadowman’s daughter, hoping she’ll lead them to him.

Saturday Night Live: “Charles Barkley/Migos”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
The late-night sketch-comedy and music series returns with new episodes now that NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage has ended. Former NBA star and current NBA commentator Charles Barkley returns to the show to host for his fourth time, joined by hip-hop group Migos in their second appearance on the show.

Sunday, March 4

The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Season Premiere!
In Season 2, Diane (Christine Baranski), Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie) and the rest of the law firm find themselves looking at their own clients suspiciously after a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. Meanwhile, Diane battles with a new partner at the firm, Liz Reddick-Lawrence (new cast member Audra McDonald); Maia becomes tougher after her parents’ scandal puts her on trial; and Lucca is brought back into Colin’s (Justin Bartha) orbit. New episodes of the 13-episode season will be available Sundays starting today.

The 90th Academy Awards
ABC, 8pm Live
Jimmy Kimmel returns to host Hollywood’s biggest night for his second year in a row, as the 90th annual ceremony starts a half-hour earlier than usual. Last year’s ceremony is most remembered for the wrong Best Picture winner initially being named, but Kimmel is confident that won’t happen again, quipping that if it did, “literally everyone that works at ABC should be fired, right?” Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the way with 13 nominations, including Best Picture in a field that features nine nominees this year.

The Walking Dead: “The Lost and the Plunderers”
AMC, 9pm
Groups unite their forces and converge on the Hilltop. Meanwhile, Aaron (Ross Marquand) and Enid (Katelyn Necon) search for allies. Simon (Steven Ogg) takes matters into his own hands.

When Calls the Heart: “Home Is Where the Heart Is”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Jack returns, and he and Elizabeth start planning their future; sparks fly between Carson and a new arrival; Elizabeth teaches her students the difference between facts and speculation; and the town is put on edge when Lee can’t withdraw funds to pay his employees.

Meet the Peetes: “The Guilt Trip”
Hallmark Channel, 10pm
Despite landing her dream job in Vancouver as the star of a mystery franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Holly has overwhelming mom guilt, which prevents her from enjoying the experience. Rodney and the boys embark on adventures in Canada, and the Peetes offer hope and inspiration to families impacted by autism.

HBO, 10pm
Season Finale!
HBO’s relationship dramedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam and Tracy Letts concludes its second season tonight.

Monday, March 5

NHL Hockey: Toronto at Buffalo
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

Patrick Marleau and the Toronto Maple Leafs head across the border to take on Ryan O’Reilly and the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center tonight on NBCSN.

The Bachelor
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!
Apparently, Arie Luyendyk Jr. needs a reminder that he signed up to be on The Bachelor — not Sister Wives. As the 36-year-old real-estate agent and racecar driver, a.k.a. the Kissing Bandit, heads into the finale in Peru, he’s faced with too many compelling choices. (At press time, three potential brides remained.) “Part of this process is allowing yourself to fall for more than one person, and he really did that,” says host Chris Harrison. “He was very torn.”

Kevin Can Wait: “The Whole Enchilada”
CBS, 8pm
After convincing food lover Kevin (Kevin James) to stop dating his culinarily gifted neighbor, his business partner — and unskilled cook — Vanessa (Leah Remini) decides to step up in the kitchen. Blue Apron to the rescue!

The Voice: “Blind Auditions, Part 3”
NBC, 8pm
The “blind auditions” continue as coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon from the country’s best vocalists. Part 4 of the auditions airs tomorrow night.

Star Wars Rebels
Disney XD, 8:30pm
Series Finale!

The epic cartoon series set between movies Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope comes to a close in a 90-minute showdown between young Ezra’s crew of fighters and the Empire that we all know will eventually strike back.

iZombie: “Blue Bloody”
The CW, 9pm
It’s a real-life game of Clue for Liv (Rose McIver) after she eats the brains of a despicable dowager and must determine which one of her disgruntled servants killed her.

Street Outlaws: Mega Race
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The weeklong buildup comes to a head with this final event, where Kyle Busch takes the helm as race master while top drivers go head-to-head for the largest prize in network history.

Scorpion: “Dork Day Afternoon”
CBS, 10pm
Team Scorpion inadvertently crashes a bank robbery and is taken hostage in the new Dog Day Afternoon-inspired episode “Dork Day Afternoon.”

Lifetime, 10pm
Serena (Caitlin FitzGerald) may have gotten off to a slow start as Everlasting’s star “suitress,” but things on set are definitely heating up (and getting smacked down) now that the men pitching woo have started throwing punches at one another.

Good Girls: “Mo Money Mo Problems”
NBC, 10pm
Desperate to come up with the money they owe the gang, Annie (Mae Whitman), Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Ruby (Retta) decide to commit another robbery — because that worked out so well last time.

Shifting Gears With Aaron Kaufman
Discovery Channel, 10:15pm
New Series!
Fast N’ Loud star Aaron Kaufman is back, and this time, he’s the boss. Redefining the custom-car building space, he’s pushing his design abilities to the limits and focusing on vehicle builds driven by passion. Taking on concepts and builds he’s always dreamed of, Aaron will extend his skills in spaces he’s never worked in before and with different types of vehicles.

Tuesday, March 6

The Bold and the Beautiful
CBS, 1:30pm

Is it just a coincidence that The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood is back today and Thursday as executive assistant Emmy just as an explosive whodunit mystery kicks off? Talk to us, Sheryl!

NCIS: “Handle With Care”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
The Price Is Right host Drew Carey returns to his acting roots and guest-stars as a retired Marine sergeant accused of sending cyanide-laced care packages to soldiers on active duty.

Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
PBS, 8pm
The beloved show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood turned 50 last month, and this hourlong tribute special, hosted by Michael Keaton, invites celebrities including Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and others to discuss their favorite moments from the show. The special also features personal stories from former cast members and musical performances from the archives.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
A pair of NBA Western Conference contests are on TNT’s schedule tonight as the Houston Rockets are at the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans are at the L.A. Clippers.

Bull: “Absolution”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Absolution,” Bull (Michael Weatherly) seizes upon the opportunity to get a new trial for an old client when doubt is cast upon evidence that helped convict him of murder 14 years earlier.

LA to Vegas: “Things to Do in Vegas When You’re Grounded”
FOX, 9pm
When the crew gets stuck in Vegas for the night and Colin gets served with divorce papers, Captain Dave tries to cheer him up with a guys’ night out that includes Alan, Artem and Bernard. Meanwhile, Nichole brings Ronnie on an interesting double date.

The Curse of Oak Island
History, 9pm
Season Finale!
In the Season 5 finale, brothers Rick and Marty Lagina continue their historic quest to solve the 222-year-old Oak Island mystery. This season, the brothers uncovered new artifacts — including a pirate’s chest and a set of keys for three other chests — but will they finally uncover the famed Money Pit?

This Is Us: “This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life”
NBC, 9pm
Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) welcome visitors to their home.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: “The Right Thing”
ABC, 10pm
Season Finale!
Feeling uncharacteristically frail, Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory) summons a fellow celestial to help out with Kevin (Jason Ritter) — but even though she’s played by Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones, this colleague is no laugh riot. Plus, Amy (Joanna Garcia Swisher) gets the shock of her life. Sounds divine!

Drunk History: “Drunk Mystery”
Comedy Central, 10pm
Season Finale!

In the season finale episode, Drunk History investigates Agatha Christie’s disappearance, the anonymous letter writer who terrorized the town of Circleville, and the mastermind behind America’s only unsolved airplane hijacking. Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Bayer and Taran Killam guest-star.

Secret Eats With Adam Richman: “Top Secret Tacos”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Food fanatic Adam Richman heads to Mexico City and explores more off-the-menu items and out-of-the-way dining spots. Have you ever eaten lamb barbacoa at a restaurant housed in an ancient cave? Well, Adam has.

Baskets: “Women’s Conference”
FX, 10pm

In the new episode “Women’s Conference,” Christine (Louie Anderson) and Martha (Martha Kelly) enjoy harp music over brunch.

The Curse of Civil War Gold
History, 10pm
New Series!
The Curse of Oak Island’s treasure hunters Rick and Marty Lagina, along with treasure hunter Kevin Dykstra and his team, are on the hunt for a legendary Civil War treasure. According to lore, a boxcar filled with millions of dollars in gold bullion was smuggled from the Southern states and deliberately pushed off a ferry into Lake Michigan. Together, the teams research the history of the Confederate treasure and dive into the waters of Michigan in search of the Civil War loot.

Chicago Med: “Folie à Deux”
NBC, 10pm
After a neighbor is stabbed, Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) enlists the help of April (Yaya DaCosta) to figure out who is the real cause of the incident. Meanwhile, the expertise of Drs. Bekker (Norma Kuhling) and Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is put to the test when Noah (guest star Roland Buck III) misdiagnoses a patient.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.: “Nobody Talks”
USA Network, 10pm
Whodunit? Even two decades later, who really knows? Unlike most TV crime dramas, which solve their mysteries within a tidy hour, this sprawling, intricate and absorbing 10-part docudrama, which premiered last week, takes its time and plays with time as it revisits the fatal 1990s shootings of rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace (Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez, both uncanny). The busy script also includes illuminating flashbacks that reveal a genuine friendship between the ill-fated rappers, despite their hailing from opposite and warring coasts. In tonight’s episode, Kading and Dupree brief the Biggie Smalls Task Force on the case’s popular theories.

Wednesday, March 7

Hard Sun
New Series!
In Hulu’s pulse-pounding BBC One import, Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans) and Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) play Brit detectives Elaine Renko and Charlie Hicks, wary new partners harboring some doozy personal secrets. When the investigation into a young hacker’s murder uncovers an MI5 plot to hide humanity’s looming extinction, the pair’s private and professional worlds are further upended as they try to mitigate the revelation while managing their own affairs.

The Blacklist: “Pattie Sue Edwards”
NBC, 8pm
As Liz (Megan Boone) works a new angle in tracking Tom’s killers, Red (James Spader) looks to find a creative solution to a tax issue in his money-laundering operation. Meanwhile, Aram (Amir Arison) ventures into the field as the task force investigates a mysterious woman behind a deadly viral outbreak. C. Thomas Howell and Michael Aronov guest-star.

Schitt’s Creek: “The Barbecue”
Pop, 8pm
Johnny and Moira (Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara) may have planned a family barbecue, but knowing the Roses, it’s likely to be more like a roast! Will son David (Daniel Levy) be able to keep new beau Patrick (Noah Reid) out of the hot seat?

ABC, 8:30pm
Ray (Mason Cook) is miserable after breaking up with Taylor (Sedona James), so Maya (Minnie Driver) tries to cheer him up with a day out — but Ray has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, JJ (Micah Fowler) is nervous about his first outing with Aaron (Andrew Matarazzo), so Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) offers to make sure everything goes smoothly. Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) teaches Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) how to take charge at home.

Life Sentence
The CW, 9pm
New Series!
When Stella (Lucy Hale) is miraculously cured of the cancer that was supposed to kill her, she has to stop living like she is dying. Now that her life has a future and her decisions have ramifications, she also learns that her family has put their own lives on hold for the sake of her happiness. Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Elliot Knight, Jayson Blair, Carlos PenaVega, Brooke Lyons, Nadej Bailey and Riley Smith also star.

The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen, Part 1
History, 9pm
New Miniseries!

This four-part prequel to the award-winning The Men Who Built America takes viewers into the early, volatile years of America, from the Revolution through the California gold rush, to tell the epic story of the American frontier through the eyes of the iconic figures who explored the country’s vast wilderness. In Part 1, the Revolution begins, and the outbreak of war spreads beyond the Colonies into the remote frontier. Then, Daniel Boone’s life-or-death struggle for the future of his settlement becomes a fight for the future of America.

Law & Order: SVU: “In Loco Parentis”
NBC, 9pm
Benson (Mariska Hargitay) warns Carisi (Peter Scanavino) to stay impartial during an investigation in which his young niece accuses a classmate of sexual assault.

The Magicians: “All That Josh”
Syfy, 9pm
While Q (Jason Ralph), Kady (Jade Tailor) and Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) reach out to a friend who has gone MIA, Eliot (Hale Applebaum) and Margo (Summer Bishil) learn that their latest plot to run off the Fairy Queen (Candis Cayne) has unexpected consequences.

Criminal Minds: “Annihilator”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Annihilator,” the FBI’s assistant director of national security (guest star Kim Rhodes) joins the BAU as they investigate a quadruple homicide of a group of roommates in St. Louis.

Homicide City: “Main Line Massacre”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
In the wealthy Philadelphia Main Line, violent crime rarely occurs. This all changes when two residents are found dead inside their mansion. Fear spreads throughout Philly and the nation as it’s revealed that one of the victims is the CEO of Lockheed Corporation. Investigators soon discover other crimes that fit the profile of the Main Line murders, but their suspect always seems one step ahead. Will investigators finally catch up?

Chicago P.D.: “Profiles”
NBC, 10pm
Intelligence investigates a string of bombings targeting members of the media. Racing against a ticking clock, the team enlists Firehouse 51 to help examine the devices and prevent the next attack. This P.D./Fire crossover concludes on tomorrow night’s Chicago Fire.

Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo
SundanceTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The third installment of the hit anthology series finds Hap and Leonard scrambling to locate Florida Grange, who has gone missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown. Facing off against a possibly corrupt sheriff and the leader of the Caucasian Knights, the boys learn that good guys don’t always win, and you can’t beat Mother Nature.

Thursday, March 8

The Oath
New Series!
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Halpin created this hourlong drama series that explores the world of gangs existing within police departments, shedding light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join. In creating the series, Halpin took from his 18 years of experience working in South Central L.A., many of which were spent undercover. Ryan Kwanten, Cory Hardrict, Katrina Law, Arlen Escarpeta, Joseph Julian Soria and Sean Bean star, with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson serving as an executive producer.

Ladies First
This documentary tells the inspirational story of Deepika Kumari, who, as a girl born on the roadside to abject poverty in rural India, went in search of food, stumbled upon archery and within four years became the No. 1 archer in the world.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Season Premiere!
In the 13-episode second season, private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, Jessica is forced by a new case to reluctantly confront who she really is, while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why. Returning with Ritter are Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss and Eka Darville, with Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez among the new cast members.

Kim Kong
Sundance Now
New Miniseries!
Inspired by a true story, this exclusive three-episode comedic miniseries follows bored French film director Mathieu Stannis, who is abducted by an Asian dictator while filming his latest mindless action movie. The brief Mathieu gets from the regime’s Great Leader is simple: Make his movie — a unique reimagining of King Kong written by the dictator himself — or be shot. Hampered by an inept crew and the tyrant’s erratic demands, Mathieu now depends upon the success of the film for his very life.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Games People Play”
ABC, 8pm
Maggie’s relationship with Clive (Blake Hood) progresses, so she invites him over for a game night to meet Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone). Meredith and Jo (Camilla Luddington) meet with the owner of the patent to the polymer they need for their project and discover it’s a familiar face.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Athenaeum Allocation”
CBS, 8pm
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy’s (Mayim Bialik) wedding plans hit a snag in the form of Kripke (recurring guest star John Ross Bowie) in the new episode “The Athenaeum Allocation.”

Supernatural: “A Most Holy Man”
The CW, 8pm
The search for the missing ingredient needed to open a rift into the apocalyptic world leads Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to a black market for religious relics where everything is not always as it seems.

Superstore: “Safety Training”
NBC, 8pm
When Mateo (Nico Santos) gets injured, Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to help him avoid Cloud 9 compensation for fear of his immigration status being revealed. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) attempts to convince everyone that she likes Kelly (Kelly Stables).

Young Sheldon: “Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman”
CBS, 8:30pm
Sheldon (Iain Armitage) makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to an emerging field of science in the new episode “Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman.”

A.P. Bio: “Dating Toledoans”
NBC, 8:30pm
Jack (Glenn Howerton) reluctantly agrees to go out on the town with Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique). However, his superiority complex proves difficult for the women of Toledo to overcome. Meanwhile, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) feels threatened when Helen (Paula Pell) fills in for him on the school’s video morning announcements.

Mom: “Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe”
CBS, 9pm
The addiction recovery group gets a wicked surprise tonight when Jill (Jaime Pressly) seeks help from her manipulative fat-camp health guru, Miranda (Kristin Chenoweth). “She likes to stir the pot in the most lovely way,” previews Chenoweth, and even the suspicious Bonnie (Allison Janney) backs down when Miranda “starts to really read her.” Chenoweth calls her reunion with onetime West Wing costar Janney “like being with a sister” — although she felt the love with the entire cast. “I came in and had a great time with really strong, awesomely talented women. Who doesn’t want to do that?”

Will & Grace
NBC, 9pm
It’s a double dose of Jennifer Lopez when the actress plays both herself and Detective Harlee Santos, her character on NBC’s Shades of Blue. “The episode is a show within a show,” reveals Sean Hayes of Jack’s big TV break, when he nabs a part on the crime drama. “It’s Shades of Blue on Will & Grace, but it’s also Jack filming the show Shades of Blue.” Got that? And how hard is playing a corpse for the aspiring actor? Says Hayes: “Even with the smallest part — a dead body — Jack still can’t get it right.”

NBC, 9:30pm
New Series!
Created by Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project), this comedy centers on Vince (Anders Holm), a washed-up high-school baseball star who gave up his dreams to take over the family gym in Brooklyn. Vince lives with his younger brother, Matthew (Andy Favreau), and is on the verge of secretly selling the gym and moving to Florida when his high-school fling, Priya (recurring guest star Kaling), unexpectedly drops off their 15-year-old son Michael (J.J. Totah) on his doorstep.

How to Get Away With Murder: “The Day Before He Died”
ABC, 10pm
Annalise (Viola Davis) helps the Keating 4 prepare for another round of questioning after detectives get a break involving Simon’s (Behzad Dabu) case. Meanwhile, Laurel (Karla Souza) discovers new details about the night Wes was killed, which lead to a surprising confrontation.

S.W.A.T.: “Ghosts”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Ghosts,” Hondo (Shemar Moore) and the team go on the hunt for a serial killer who escaped justice two years prior by faking his death.

Truck Night in America
History, 10pm
New Series!
In each episode of this self-contained competition series, five truck owners compete in a sequence of grueling challenges that test their craftsmanship and driving ability. It culminates in The Green Hell, a three-mile obstacle course that includes challenges that send trucks flying off jumps, over a mountain of crushed cars and even through a snake-infested swamp. Helping them are four experts, and only one of the drivers will walk away with a $10,000 prize and the title of “Truck Night Champion.”

Portlandia: “Peter Follows P!nk”
IFC, 10pm
Peter (Fred Armisen) and Nance (Carrie Brownstein) interact with celebs on social media; Fred gives Carrie a rock ’n’ roll remodel; James rides his bike to work; Gil and George (guest stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) say “Oh, hello” to Toni (Brownstein) and Candace (Armisen); the first meeting of the Cash Preservation Society is called to order; and Oregon Air sets up a writers’ residency at the airport. John Corbett, Kurt Vile and Cheryl Strayed also guest-star.

Chicago Fire: “Hiding Not Seeking”
NBC, 10pm
While working to track down a bombing suspect, Voight (guest star Jason Beghe) and Antonio (guest star Jon Seda) meet with Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker), who unwillingly agrees to let Dawson (Monica Raymund) and Brett (Kara Killmer) go undercover. As the investigation continues, Boden, Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) lend their skilled expertise to the investigation.

Friday, March 9

The Remix
New Series!
Popular singers and DJs come together in this reality series to give their unique spin to Bollywood numbers that mix together top Bollywood songs, stunning choreography and cutting-edge visual design. Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, composer Amit Trivedi and DJ Nucleya serve as judges, and Karan Tacker hosts the competition.

Season Premiere!
The third and final season of this comedy continues to follow the trials and tribulations of Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus’ (Paul Rust) romance. According to co-creator and executive producer Judd Apatow, “I think [the third season of Love] is our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way.”

Once Upon a Time: “A Taste of the Heights”
ABC, 8pm
In a flashback, Tiana (Mekia Cox) goes hunting for an alligator on a life-changing trip to the Bayou. Did she learn nothing from Peter Pan’s crocodile carnage?

MacGyver: “Bear Trap + Mob Boss”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Bear Trap + Mob Boss,” Mac (Lucas Till) and the team search for an informant who was kidnapped and taken to Chernobyl by an international crime boss.

The CW, 8pm
The sexy primetime soap moves to a new night.

MasterChef Junior
FOX, 8pm
After last week’s two-hour premiere, the children’s culinary competition moves to its weekly one-hour time slot.

Blindspot: “Everlasting”
NBC, 8pm
When Patterson’s (Ashley Johnson) investigation into a tattoo results in a horrible incident, she tries to figure out what went wrong — but quickly realizes all is not as it seems.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Real Deal”
ABC, 9pm
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hits a major milestone tonight as the ABC drama becomes the first Marvel series to reach 100 episodes. Also major: The team learns the truth behind the secret deal that noble leader Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) made with the supernatural Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna).

Insane Pools: Off the Deep End: “Ultimate Backyard Paradises”
Animal Planet, 9pm
Award-winning pool designer Lucas Congdon turns regular backyard pools into aquatic masterpieces. See how Congdon and his team at Lucas Lagoons turn boring backyards into ultimate backyard paradises.

Gold Rush: “The Spoils of War”
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Finale!
Before he can turn a profit, miner Todd Hoffman needs to overcome a setback that’s almost as destructive as the upcoming winter freeze: a demoralized crew.

Taken: “Charm School”
NBC, 9pm
When the wife (guest star Amy Rutberg) of a war-hero senator (guest star Sebastian Spence) is taken, Bryan (Clive Standen) and the team must determine if her disappearance was orchestrated by a foreign government or someone closer to home. Meanwhile, Christina’s (Jennifer Beals) meeting with an old friend (guest star Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves) brings up painful memories.

Blue Bloods: “Tale of Two Cities”
CBS, 10pm
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate the murder of a man who was living a double life with two separate families in the new episode “Tale of Two Cities.”

High Maintenance: “Ghost”
HBO, 11pm
Cannabis delivery man The Guy (Ben Sinclair) gets more than he bargained for when he helps out an elderly man. Also, a frustrated husband seeks a way to remedy his wife’s anxiety about their college-age daughter.

Saturday, March 10

“Beetlejuice” 30th Anniversary Stunt
Syfy, beginning at 5pm
“Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!” In Tim Burton’s 1988 horror comedy classic, saying the name of the titular supernatural being (played by Michael Keaton) three consecutive times brought him (as well as plenty of trouble) into the world of the living. The results may not be so dramatic — but they will certainly be fun — as Syfy airs the movie three times in a row today, in honor of its 30th anniversary. Special content will also be featured throughout the marathon.

NBA Basketball: San Antonio at Oklahoma City
ABC, 8:30pm
Western Conference contenders collide on the court tonight as LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker, Pau Gasol and the San Antonio Spurs hope to silence Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the Thunder at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Zoo
Animal Planet, 9pm
Season Premiere!
This wild series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world-famous Bronx Zoo, the compelling stories of animals and their keepers, the zoo’s mission to conserve wildlife around the globe, and the people who work at the zoo and provide care for the animals. In the Season 2 premiere, Dave, a kangaroo suffering from chronic arthritis, tries cryotherapy. A large group of rambunctious gharials are trained to patiently wait for their food. And a tiny pygmy marmoset gives birth to an even tinier baby.

Love, Once and Always
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When Lucy’s childhood sweetheart plans to tear down the Gilded Age estate and replace it with a golf course, Lucy fights to preserve the historic mansion at all costs. As Lucy and Duncan set out to find a compromise, they learn that embracing the past may be the key to protecting the future. Stars Amanda Schull, Peter Porte and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Buyers Bootcamp With Scott McGillivray
DIY, 10pm
Because buying a house is almost as stressful as renovating one, why not mix the two into a big ol’ hour of hard bargaining, construction snafus and interior-design drama? That’s what real estate investor-slash-contractor Scott McGillivray has done with Buyers Bootcamp, a new home-improvement series in which he partners with amateur flippers hoping to turn their fixer-uppers into cash cows.

Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
Nat Geo Wild, 10pm
Colorado’s rugged Pikes Peak region is home to mountain lions, black bears and coyotes. Which means the humane society veterinarians and staff in this new reality show will be seeing more than the usual dogs and cats as they cover 5,400 miles of terrain. In tonight’s episode, a dog is listed in serious condition after falling from a three-story building.

It Happened Here
REELZ Channel, 10pm
New Series!
Each episode takes viewers to the exact sites that tell the story leading to a celebrity’s controversial or tragic event. From the Las Vegas Strip where Tupac Shakur was gunned down to the New York City standup clubs where Richard Pryor honed his comedy (featured in tonight’s episode), the series paints a more complete picture of what really happened before a star’s life was changed forever. Kurt Cobain, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin and Marilyn Monroe are others featured in the series.

Falling Water: “The Art of the Deal”
USA Network, 10pm
Season Finale!
Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Alex interrogate Shadowman; Tess (Lizzie Brocheré) learns of her mother’s history with Bennett’s buyer, Dr. Ginsburg; a stranger comes to Shadowman’s rescue; the team springs their trap.

2018 Spring Fever Preview Show
Hallmark Channel, 11pm
Get a first look at every world premiere original movie coming to Hallmark Channel this spring. Hosted by Danica McKellar.

Saturday Night Live: “Sterling K. Brown/James Bay”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
SAG Award- and Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther) makes his hosting debut tonight, joined by musical guest James Bay, also a first-timer on the show.