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Tuesday, March 13
This Is Us
We’re not sure we have any tears left, but the sophomore season comes to an end tonight as the Pearsons come together to celebrate Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) tying the knot in the season finale episode “Wedding.”
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) March 12, 2018
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.
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.