All Times Eastern.
Thursday, March 8
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.
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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.
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
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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
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.”
How to Get Away With Murder: “The Day Before He Died”
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.
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
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”
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”
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
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.
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”
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”
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.
After last week’s two-hour premiere, the children’s culinary competition moves to its weekly one-hour time slot.
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”
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
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”
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”
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”
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
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.
Animal Planet, 9pm
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
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
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
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
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.
Sunday, March 11
The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Audra McDonald is The Good Fight’s newest legal eagle, Liz Reddick-Lawrence, who first appeared on the original Good Wife as the ruthless law-school nemesis of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). A longtime U.S. attorney ousted after an impolitic tweet, Liz is offered a partnership at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart — her late father’s old firm. Time will tell how well the company’s boss, Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), who happens to be her ex-husband, reacts to her daily presence.
Women’s Action Movie Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 8am
The ladies kick butt in this 15-hour marathon of action films headlined by fearless heroines, including Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Descent and more.
Verizon IndyCar Series: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
ABC, 12:30pm Live
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opens with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida. The race features the debut of redesigned cars with a new, streamlined aerodynamics package and new safety enhancements.
2018 NCAA March Madness Selection Show
TBS, 6pm Live
The 68-team NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament field is announced live on TBS in a two-hour special from Turner Studios in Atlanta. The show will feature analysis, discussion, interviews and reactions from teams’ coaches and players. Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson host the show, joined by analysts Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Seth Davis and Kenny Smith.
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World
This annual special brings together athletes from around the world for intense competition. Four teams from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia will battle on the tough, four-stage national finals course in Las Vegas featured in American Ninja Warrior. Team USA features veteran ninjas Drew Dreschel and “The Weatherman” Joe Moravsky, and they are joined by former nationally ranked gymnast and head coach/trainer Najee “The Phoenix” Richardson and Sean Bryan, the “Papal Ninja.”
After a two-year absence, and on a new network, TV’s reality juggernaut resumes its search for America’s next singing superstar. Ryan Seacrest returns as host alongside new judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry. Perry is serious about finding a megastar-in-the-making, saying, “It’s about finding an actual ‘idol,’ making that good old American dream come to life once again that we all can be inspired by.”
O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?
In 2006, O.J. Simpson sat down with noted publisher, producer and host Judith Regan for a wide-ranging, no-holds-barred interview, in which Simpson gave a shocking hypothetical account of the events that occurred on the night his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were brutally murdered. For over a decade, the tapes of that infamous interview have been lost — until now. Journalist Soledad O’Brien presents the vintage interview with limited commercial interruptions.
2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards
TBS and TNT, 8pm Live
The ceremony celebrates the biggest songs and artists heard on the radio nationwide this past year. Nominees include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled and the Chainsmokers.
The Walking Dead
Daryl (Norman Reedus) finds himself in bad company as his group heads to the Hilltop. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) makes difficult decisions at the Hilltop. Gabriel’s (Seth Gilliam) faith is tested.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Goodbye, Vietnam”
The NCIS team unites with Hetty’s (Linda Hunt) cohorts from the Vietnam War in a daring rescue mission to save Hetty from her captors in Vietnam. James Remar, John M. Jackson, Carl Lumbly and Ashley Spillers guest-star in the new episode “Goodbye, Vietnam.”
The second season of E!’s drama starring Christine Evangelista and Josh Henderson premieres tonight. Megan Morrison’s (Evangelista) acting career is taking off as she makes plans to take down the Institute of The Higher Mind, an organization billed as a self-help group. Meanwhile, she’s planning her “fairy tale” wedding to Kyle (Henderson), a fellow actor. This 10-episode season has twists and intrigue, and reveals what it’s like to maintain a high-profile relationship.
When Calls the Heart: “Open Hearts”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Abigail has to figure out how to keep the town’s bank afloat. Meanwhile, Elizabeth struggles to understand what troubles one of her young students, and Rosemary goes overboard planning Jack and Elizabeth’s wedding.
Deadly Deed: A Fixer Upper Mystery
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Shannon Hughes (Jewel) has taken on a charity project renovating a grand old Victorian mansion. When a local banker is found murdered inside, Shannon must dust off the clues and cement the truth before her renovation becomes a demolition. Colin Ferguson also stars.
Each episode of this miniseries uncovers the history of a notorious kingpin, and the premiere tackles the story of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. In the 1970s, the Boston underworld is in chaos, but one Machiavellian foot soldier schemes and kills his way through the ranks to become the most famous gangster in Boston history, leaving a unified Boston Irish mob and one of the longest manhunts in U.S. history in his wake.
When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) uses his skills in the arts of deception, influence and illusion to help the FBI catch the world’s most elusive criminals. “To be able to bring some lightness to the action, to be able to bring some laughs to all the drama is something that I feel is a place where I’m very comfortable as an actor,” says Cutmore-Scott. “Something with some meat — it’s got a real lovely story to it, it’s got some amazing characters, but we get to have a little fun as well.”
Bring on the drama and mystery! The charming Prince Robert (Max Brown) is now king of England. Prince Liam (William Moseley) and Cyrus (Jake Maskall), his recently dethroned uncle, form an alliance. And Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) tries to figure out her role in the palace. Also stars Tom Austen as Jasper the bodyguard, Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor and Genevieve Gaunt as Wilhelmina.
Meet the Peetes: “A House Divided”
Hallmark Channel, 10pm
Rodney tells Robinson he can redecorate his bedroom if he earns it, but Holly would rather gift it to him. Holly is asked to present her mother with a special award, but tensions mount when Dolores disagrees with her. Rodney plans a special surprise for Holly so the two of them can reconnect.
Nearly a year after it was initially canceled — with NBC quickly reversing course and bringing it back a few days later after fans rallied to its cause — this time-travel drama returns for Season 2. Continuing where it left off, the series follows the team of Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) as they race through history in an attempt to prevent the destruction of our world as we all know it. This season, they’ll meet Marie Curie, Hedy Lamarr and William Randolph Hearst, among other notable historical figures.
Monday, March 12
“The Simpsons” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 6pm
Episodes from Season 26 (2014-15) of The Simpsons are featured in this 12-episode marathon. Highlights include the Futurama crossover episode “Simpsorama” and guest star Elon Musk coming to Springfield in “The Musk Who Fell to Earth.”
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
LaMarcus Aldridge leads the San Antonio Spurs against Chris Paul and the Rockets in Houston for a big matchup of Western Conference contenders. The second game of ESPN’s doubleheader has the Miami Heat in Portland to face the Trail Blazers.
National Geographic/Nat Geo Wild, 8pm
During Women’s History Month, Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild simulcast a documentary about one of the most notable women in the realm of science — primatologist/anthropologist Jane Goodall. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage shot in Tanzania in the 1960s, Brett Morgen’s acclaimed film delves into the less-told personal story of Goodall, a young, untrained woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions, Part 5”
The blind auditions continue as coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon from the country’s best vocalists. Part 6 of the blind auditions airs tomorrow night.
Movie Night With Karlie Kloss: “Hitch”
Supermodel Karlie Kloss and her famous friends watch and discuss Will Smith’s 2005 rom-com Hitch.
Fast N’ Loud
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Hot-rod hunter Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey crew are back for another wild ride. This season, Rawlings and the Monkeys are tuning into a whole new groove at Gas Monkey Garage with bigger builds and higher horsepower. Motor mastermind Rawlings travels the back roads, searching barns, garages and open fields for that one rare ride to restore. Once the deal is sealed, it’s back to Gas Monkey Garage, where Rawlings and his team work to turn the cars into gold.
Spring Baking Championship
Food Network, 9pm
Vibrant colors, fresh fruits and bright flavors are on display as 10 of the best bakers in the country vie for the title of Spring Baking Champion and the $50,000 grand prize. Host Ali Khan of Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats and beloved judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale keep the critiques — and the fun — flowing as the competitors show off their skills with springtime treats.
Mary Kills People
Season 2 of Lifetime’s provocative drama series picks up eight months after Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) and Des (Richard Short) framed Grady (Greg Bryk) for the deaths of their patients. Des is happy to re-team with Mary following his stint in prison, but Mary wonders whether she was better off fighting the good fight without him. As they dive deeper into their illegal work, the mysterious Olivia Bloom (Rachelle Lefevre, Twilight) comes to them with a deadly request, unleashing a chain of events that unfolds throughout the season.
Living Biblically: “Love Thy Neighbor”
After several sleepless nights due to loud neighbors, Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) asks Rabbi Gil (David Krumholtz) and Father Gene (Ian Gomez) for advice in the new episode “Love Thy Neighbor.”
The Good Doctor: “Pain”
When a patient must decide whether to have a dangerous surgery that may or may not change his life, he asks Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) what he would do if he faced the same choice.
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
The docuseries franchise — which has been credited with helping to lower the teen birth rate — returns with a new series featuring five new young women ages 17-20 who are each navigating the complexities of being a Gen Z mother.
Good Girls: “Borderline”
Beth (Christina Hendricks), Annie (Mae Whitman) and Ruby (Retta) bite off more than they can chew when they agree to help Rio (Manny Montana) smuggle contraband. Ruby deals with a so-called family friend from her church, and Annie prepares for a visit with a social worker that could help determine the fate of her custody battle with Greg (guest star Zach Gilford).
Tuesday, March 13
Ricky Gervais: Humanity
The British comedian returns to the stage in London with a scathing standup special that touches on aging, becoming spoiled, his perspective on having kids and more.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Four
truTV, beginning at 6:30pm Live
The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins tonight and tomorrow in Dayton, Ohio, with the First Four games on truTV.
NCIS: “One Man’s Trash”
Guest Star Alert!
Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Ducky (David McCallum) see an antique war stick on television that could be the missing murder weapon in a 16-year-old cold case. Mike Wolfe of American Pickers guest-stars in the new episode “One Man’s Trash.”
The Flash: “Run, Iris, Run”
The CW, 8pm
Iris West (Candice Patton), the wife of the Scarlet Speedster (Grant Gustin), suits up herself! Details of her alter-ego remain under wraps, but with the Thinker (Neil Sandilands) messing with everyone’s heads, let’s hope Super Iris is good!
The family drama presents back-to-back episodes for its season finale. The show will wrap up this summer with a three-episode finale that will introduce a spinoff series.
Fresh Off the Boat: “Measure Twice, Cut Once”
Kenny Rogers, we hardly knew ye. When the white-bearded Gambler sells back his steak — er, stake — in Cattleman’s Ranch, Louis (Randall Park) has a crisis of confidence about running the restaurant solo. Wu-Tang Clan member RZA also makes a cameo tonight, to hang with Eddie (Hudson Yang) and his friends. Sort of.
black-ish: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”/”White Breakfast”
The first of two back-to-back episodes sees Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) confront their own gender biases when they learn that both Junior (Marcus Scribner) and Zoey (Yara Shahidi) are sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) is hurt when she finds out that Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) have been hanging out with a friend’s grandmother after school. Then, in “White Breakfast,” Jack and Diane get into trouble at school and Dre and Bow must figure out the right balance of discipline and support, so their kids are neither too afraid of authority nor too entitled. Meanwhile, Junior realizes that girls are starting to check him out, and Ruby thinks Junior’s Spanish teacher is flirting with him.
The Big Interview With Dan Rather
AXS TV, 9pm
The Season 6 premiere finds legendary newsman Rather sitting down for a chat with famed Led Zeppelin frontman and solo rocker Robert Plant.
Bull: “Gag Order”
In the new episode “Gag Order,” Bull (Michael Weatherly) assists in the case of a journalism professor (guest star Nikki M. James) being sued by a dating app developer for trying to steal data for an exposé she’s writing about sexual assault coverups.
Forged in Fire: “Rookies Edition”
Five novice smiths enter the blacksmithing competition, but one will be sent home before the first forge is ever lit. The four remaining competitors face a mystery box challenge and after two intense rounds, the two remaining smiths return to their home forges to re-create a 16th-century weapon known as the war golok. In the end, only one budding bladesmith will win the week’s competition, forge his or her name in history as a Forged in Fire champion and win the $10,000 prize.
This Is Us
We’re not sure we have any tears left, but the sophomore season comes to an end tonight.
The Zimmern List
Travel Channel, 9pm
Premiering tonight with back-to-back episodes, Andrew Zimmern’s new series finds the famed food explorer sharing his personal recommendations on the food and places where he most loves to eat. In each of the 18 half-hour episodes, Zimmern serves as the viewers’ guide to each town he visits. In the premiere episode, he spotlights Los Angeles, followed by his visit to Austin.
For the People
Shonda Rhimes and her invincible stable of writers and producers head back to the courtroom for their newest drama. In signature Shondaland fashion, the procedural series sexes up the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York — the nation’s oldest and most influential federal court, loftily nicknamed “The Mother Court” — focusing on six newbie prosecutors and public defenders tasked with arguing high-profile, high-stakes cases while also keeping order in their personal lives.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Treasure Hunt”
The team investigates the murder of a Navy captain who’s killed while searching for a 200-year-old treasure during the Big Easy’s annual pirate festival.
From Jason Katims, executive producer and showrunner of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller comes this heartfelt drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. A bit FNL meets Glee/Smash, the show stars Josh Radnor as a high-school teacher who sheds his own self-doubt when he takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, galvanizing not only the faculty and students but also the entire working-class town.
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.: “The Mack”
USA Network, 10pm
Frustrated by their lack of progress, the task force questions Kading’s (Josh Duhamel) leadership. RHD investigates a bank robbery. Biggie (Wavyy Jonez) warns Tupac (Marcc Rose) that his new friends are dangerous.
Wednesday, March 14
This limited series from Britain is a psychological thriller centered around two fathers — Dan Bowker (John Simm) and Jon Allerton (Adrian Lester) — whose lives collide when Dan’s 15-year-old son is stabbed and dies in the trauma unit attended by Jon in a central London hospital. Believing Jon is responsible for his son’s death, Dan goes on a quest for truth and justice that begins to compromise Jon’s quality of life.
Speechless: “ONE A-N—ANGRY M—MAYA”/”A-C—ACTION”
Maya (Minnie Driver) has jury duty, which feels like vacation to her — until she learns that Taylor’s mom, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke), is also there. Meanwhile, JJ (Micah Fowler) lies about his disability on an online dating site after a few bad dates, and Ray (Mason Cook) gets upset with Jimmy (Jon Ross Bowie) and Dylan (Kyla Kenedy). Then, on “A-C—ACTION,” JJ is thrilled when he is chosen by his classmates to film his horror movie project, but the pressure of directing soon gets to him. Meanwhile, Dylan’s class project reveals a family secret, and Jimmy’s suggestions for the neighbor’s construction project backfires for the DiMeos.
The X-Files: “Nothing Lasts Forever”
Tonight’s episode of the sci-fi series certainly isn’t for the lily-livered: An investigation into human organ theft leads FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) to a creepy cult that engages in some, ahem, very unsavory rituals.
The Blacklist: “The Capricorn Killer”
As Liz (Megan Boone) investigates new details in a cold case from her early work as an FBI profiler, she explores her darker impulses in therapy with Dr. Fulton (guest star Martha Plimpton). The task force takes action to bring down Tom’s killers within the legal system, while Red (James Spader) takes a different approach to close in on Ian Garvey (guest star Jonny Coyne).
NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers
NBCSN, 8pm Live
NHL Eastern Conference rivals meet at New York City’s Madison Square Garden as Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins take on Henrik Lundqvist and the N.Y. Rangers.
Life Sentence: “Re-Inventing the Abbotts”
The CW, 9pm
When the INS unexpectedly shows up to Stella (Lucy Hale) and Wes’ (Elliot Knight) apartment to check the legitimacy of their marriage, they realize that they need to defend their marriage or Wes might be deported back to London.
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 2 follows Shawnee warrior Tecumseh as he unites the Native American tribes to resist expansion, while Lewis and Clark make their legendary expedition to the Pacific, and a new war for America begins.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Dare”
A girl’s tragic death becomes a criminal case when a surgeon harvests her organs without parental consent. Callie Thorne and Janel Moloney guest-star.
The Magicians: “The Art of the Deal”
Quentin (Jason Ralph) and Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) search the castle for an important object, while Julia (Stella Maeve) and Fen (Laci J. Mailey) work with an enemy.
Rooster & Butch: “Of Cowboys and Poets”
A&E’s entrepreneurial reality series, starring self-made millionaires Mike “Rooster” McConaughey (yes, Matthew’s brother) and Wayne “Butch” Gilliam, wraps up its first season tonight. The pair get a call from a motivational speaker who started a life coaching business while living in a treehouse and is hoping Rooster and Butch might invest. Butch is skeptical that life coaching can be a moneymaker, but Rooster’s tired of giving positivity away for free and wants to see how it’s done.
Criminal Minds: “Last Gasp”
Criminal Minds star Adam Rodriguez, who plays newest BAU agent Luke Alvez, directs tonight’s episode.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
In two separate flashbacks, a young Gianni (Edgar Ramirez) becomes a fashion designer, while his future killer, Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), grows up under the reign of his bully father.
House Hunters: “Flying the Coop in Texas”
Of course there are going to be complications when a married couple in Texas sets out to find the perfect pad for their family. He wants new and big for their three kids, but she wants old and farmy for her chickens. Guess the final choice will decide who rules the roost.
Homicide City: “Bingham Street Blues”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Residents in the diverse Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia are known for a neighborliness not often seen within a major city. So, when a loving mother, her boyfriend and artist daughter are found slain inside their home, homicide detectives suspect the murders were committed by someone they knew. It appears the killer was invited into the house. Only after investigators examine the crime scene and develop key forensic evidence do they happen upon the involvement of a far more dangerous killer than they ever expected.
Chicago P.D.: “Breaking Point”
When a prominent alderman known for his urban revitalization efforts is killed, Intelligence looks into the corruption haunting his neighborhood. Meanwhile, Olinsky (Elias Koteas) feels pressure after receiving an ultimatum from Woods (guest star Mykelti Williamson).
Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block
Butcher’s Block, the third installment in the horror anthology inspired by online fiction, comes to an end … and so could sisters Zoe (Holland Roden) and Alice (Olivia Luccardi) when they’re forced into a confrontation with the terrifying Peach family.
Thursday, March 15
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 12pm Live
With the First Four games finished, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins in earnest with first-round action from around the country today and tomorrow on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Tennis: BNP Paribas Open, Quarterfinals
ESPN2, beginning at 2pm Live
ESPN2 has live afternoon and primetime coverage of the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s quarterfinal round from Indian Wells, Calif.
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
In tonight’s NBCSN NHL doubleheader, the Pittsburgh Penguins face the Canadiens in Montreal’s Bell Centre, followed by the Detroit Red Wings at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to take on the Kings.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Old Scars, Future Hearts”
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tries to learn more about Marie Cerone’s (Rachel Ticotin) history with her mother. Jo (Camilla Luddington) applies for fellowships around the country, which throws Alex (Justin Chambers) for a loop. Tom Koracick (Greg Germann) helps April (Sarah Drew) acknowledge her crisis of faith.
Tough Mudder: Tougher Together
The CW, 8pm
This special focuses on three teams who face challenges, heartbreak and triumph as they challenge themselves to finish a grueling 10-mile, 23-obstacle Tough Mudder course.
Holden (Burkely Duffield) enlists an unexpected ally to combat a looming threat from the supernatural dimension The Realm, but he may need to focus his energy at home with evil Yellow Jacket (Peter Kelamis) causing problems.
Is honesty really the best (store) policy? Cloud 9 managers Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) promise to forgive all employees, including Amy (America Ferrera), if they come clean about their past on-the-job transgressions.
A.P. Bio: “Freakin’ Enamored”
Guest Star Alert!
When Jack (Glenn Howerton) is attracted to a student’s mother (guest star Erinn Hayes) at a parent-teacher conference, he feigns interest in her son, Colin (Tucker Albrizzi). Meanwhile, a group of parents complain to Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) when they notice a piece of controversial student art from Mary’s (Mary Sohn) class. Lisa Loeb also guest-stars.
Flip or Flop Vegas
Real-estate experts Briston and Aubrey Marunde have rolled the dice on another round of home renovations for Flip or Flop Vegas’ second season.
Will & Grace: “The Beefcake and the Cake Beef”
Will (Eric McCormack) rekindles a relationship with his first love, against Jack’s (Sean Hayes) advice. Grace (Debra Messing) reluctantly fights for Karen’s (Megan Mullally) civil rights when a bakery refuses to make a cake she wants. Vanessa Bayer, Cheyenne Jackson and Anthony Ramos guest-star.
How to Get Away With Murder: “Nobody Else Is Dying”
On another deliriously over-the-top season ender — ominously titled “Nobody Else Is Dying” — attorney Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and her team deal with the aftermath of a suspicious death that leads to a shocking arrest.
Portlandia: “Long Way Back”
The Weirdos lose their favorite trash can, which ends up taking an unexpected journey through the city; Fred and Carrie just give up; Hugo takes a client on a tour of a car apartment; Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) visit their pediatrician; Fred and Carrie teach a class about the gig economy; and Peter (Armisen) and Nance (Brownstein) wonder why they’ve never been hacked.
Friday, March 16
The hit Irish legal drama returns for the North American premiere of its second season. This season, Tara (Amy Huberman, 2017 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards winner and 2018 nominee for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Drama Series) strikes back. Now confidently her own boss, Tara is faced with morally challenging scenarios that push her and her team in their personal and professional lives. Tara and Eric’s (Rory Keenan) complex relationship remains center stage, and the arrival of Eric’s brother Sam brings added tension and intrigue. Neil Morrissey also stars.
This retelling of the classic story follows one orphaned puppy and two New Orleans schoolkids, Carter and Frankie, who strike up a friendship with the tenacious street dog. When danger befalls them, and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.
On My Block
Co-created by Lauren Iungerich (Awkward.), Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, this series is a coming-of-age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and newness of high school. Their school is in a predominantly Hispanic and African-American part of South Central L.A., and the fearless foursome must confront the challenges of both adolescence and their neighborhood.
Take Your Pills
This film takes a look at an America where ceaseless competition everywhere from the school to the workplace has led to Adderall and other prescription stimulants becoming the defining drugs of a generation in which everyone wants a performance edge.
Wild Wild Country
This six-episode documentary series looks back at a largely forgotten moment in American cultural history. When the world’s most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues. This produces the first bioterror attack in U.S. history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded and the world’s biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles.
“The Simpsons” St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
FXX, beginning at 6pm
“All this drinking, violence, destruction of property — are these the things we think of when we think of the Irish?” asks Kent Brockman (voice of Harry Shearer) in The Simpsons episode “Homer vs. the 18th Amendment.” Get an early start on St. Patty’s Day with a 12-episode stunt of The Simpsons, including that episode and others honoring the Emerald Isle.
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
The Young and the Restless’ Lauralee Bell plays married mom Jackie Blanchard, who thinks she has a perfect relationship … until she discovers her husband is having an affair. “She wants to give him a little stress and payback,” Bell explains. So Jackie hires a mistress hunter (Lydia Look), a type of private investigator who specializes in toying with philandering men and their side pieces. Things go too far, however, and two people end up dead.
The team must decide whether to trust a prisoner who warns them of a dangerous plot. Also, Zapata (Audrey Esparza) is caught between the FBI and the CIA, while Roman (Luke Mitchell) and Crawford (special guest star David Morse) butt heads over how to handle a volatile situation.
Taken: “Invitation Only”
Intelligence agency honcho Hart (Jennifer Beals) sends spy Mills (Clive Standen) and sniper Santana (Jessica Camacho) to infiltrate a high-security North Korean labor camp in order to free an Israeli-American nuclear physicist (Michael Benyaer) who was long thought dead.
The Secret Life of Kids
USA Network, 9pm
In what is described as “a comedic and revealing social experiment,” young children experience the social world while experts provide commentary. The children will enter a school that is fully rigged with cameras in every corner to capture how they approach topics such as love, hate, relationships, lying and the complex world of social politics. In addition to experts, teachers will work with the kids in the classroom, introducing creative activities that will provide insight into how children think and act.
With news that Omar Idrisi (Don Haney) could be alive, Section 20 must make sure the terrorist’s dangerous wife, Jane (Katherine Kelly), doesn’t find him first. So the ops team tracks down Rachel Sheridan (Dervla Kirwan), an ex-CIA contractor who may know where he is.
This Is Not Happening: “Wasted”
Comedy Central, 12am (late-night)
The monologue series features comedians telling true stories about a single topic. Tonight’s theme is “wasted,” so Last Comic Standing’s Dave Landau, Theo Von (Inside Amy Schumer) and others talk about their adventures in debauchery. Think of it as some close friends telling you about that time they got drunk and did stupid stuff, but much, much funnier.
Saturday, March 17
“Leprechaun” St. Patrick’s Day Marathon
If you’re a fan of cheesy horror movies, you’ve found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow today, as Syfy airs all of the Warwick Davis-starring Leprechaun movies in a 22-hour marathon.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round
CBS, TBS & TNT, beginning at 12pm Live
The 32 teams still alive in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament field compete in the second round today on CBS, TBS and TNT, and tomorrow on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Auto Club 300
FS1, 5pm Live
Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and other emerging NASCAR Xfinity Series stars battle for the checkered flag at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Aaron Hernandez Uncovered, Part 1
This two-night docuseries goes beyond the headlines and takes a detailed look into the world of Aaron Hernandez, who went from NFL star to murder suspect. Uncover new information about Hernandez’s dual life through never-before-seen interviews, eyewitness accounts and testimony never presented in trial, and uncover the startling secret he kept until his death.
The Sweetest Heart
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Maddie is doing everything she can to save her cupcake business. With the help of a handsome investment banker, her luck begins to turn around in all aspects of her life. However, when her first love, Nate, unexpectedly returns home after 14 years, she will have to choose between a new romance and the man she never stopped loving. Stars Julie Gonzalo and Chris McNally.
Saturday Night Live: “Bill Hader/Arcade Fire”
Bill Hader, an alum of the sketch comedy show, returns to host. Fingers crossed that means his popular character Stefon will visit Colin Jost and Michael Che at the “Weekend Update” desk to drop some knowledge about nightlife … or maybe tonight’s musical guest, Arcade Fire.