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Thursday, March 15: March Madness Begins! NCAA Tournament First Round


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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.

NHL Hockey
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”
ABC, 8pm
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.

Beyond: “F.G.B.”
Freeform, 8pm
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.

Superstore: “Amnesty”
NBC, 8pm
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”
NBC, 8:30pm
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
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!
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”
NBC, 9pm
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”
ABC, 10pm
Season Finale!
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”
IFC, 10pm
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

Striking Out
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!
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.

Original Film!
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
New Series!

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
New Series!
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.

Mistress Hunter
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
Original Film!
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.

Blindspot: “Deductions”
NBC, 8pm
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”
NBC, 9pm

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
New Series!
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.

Strike Back
Cinemax, 10pm

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
Syfy, 8am
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
Oxygen, 7pm
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
Original Film!
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”
NBC, 11:30pm
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.

Sunday, March 18

Little Big Shots
NBC, 7pm
Season Premiere!
The hit series returns for Season 3 as host Steve Harvey again introduces viewers to more talented and unique kids from around the country and the world.

Aaron Hernandez Uncovered, Part 2
Oxygen, 7pm
In the second night of the revealing docuseries about former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, Aaron’s fiancée and friends come to terms with Aaron’s conviction and new life in prison while he stands trial again, this time for double homicide. Just when things are looking hopeful for Aaron, his darkest secret is revealed and his loved ones are left devastated and looking for answers.

CBS, 8pm
New Series!
Based on a James Patterson novel, this series stars Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative turned author and university professor who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD asks for his help solving a crime. The odd genius is paired with tenacious NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic), who discovers that despite Reinhart’s many quirks, they make a pretty great team. The series also stars Sharon Leal and Daniel Ings, with Whoopi Goldberg regularly appearing as Reinhart’s book editor.

The Walking Dead: “The Key”
AMC, 9pm
Hilltop’s leadership faces a difficult dilemma when unexpected visitors arrive. Meanwhile, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) comes face-to-face with an adversary.

Guy’s Grocery Games: “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” All-Star Tournament
Food Network, 9pm
Guy Fieri blends both his Food Network hits into one high-stakes tourney, bringing back the best chefs from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives who have also rocked Grocery Games to compete in an epic four-episode throwdown. In each round, four of the vets go head-to-head to win $10,000, no shopping spree required. The three chefs who come out on top then compete for the title of Triple D Tournament Champion in an out-of-bounds tournament finale, with the winner scoring an automatic $20,000.

When Calls the Heart: “My Heart Is Yours”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Jack and Elizabeth’s plan to get married is put in serious jeopardy, and Bill has difficulties transporting a prisoner.

Kingpin: “El Chapo”
History, 9pm
In the 1990s, three violent cartels battle for control of the Mexican drug world. Discover how Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a brutally ambitious narco, rose above the rest to create one unified cartel and become the most powerful criminal in Mexico’s history.

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: “Two Heads Are Better Than One”
Nat Geo Wild, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Veterinarian Dr. Susan Kelleher and her team treat animals of all kinds. Tonight’s patients include a Burmese python and a snake with two heads.

Genius Junior
NBC, 9pm
New Series!
This competition series hosted by Neil Patrick Harris features 12 teams of the most incredible children in the country, ages 8 to 12, who take the stage to compete in a series of increasingly complex quizzes with the goal of being crowned Genius Junior. Over four rounds, with each round tougher than the last, teams of three will have to work together to beat the competition. Each episode’s winning team will then get to take on The Cortex — the toughest test of smarts on the planet — to build up their prize fund.

Homeland: “Species Jump”
Showtime, 9pm
The spy thriller is all about crisis: a poisoned general, a Ruby Ridge-type showdown and a shady presidential adviser (Linus Roache). Amid it all, bipolar hero Carrie (Claire Danes) finally notches a win.

Ash vs Evil Dead: “Unfinished Business”
Starz, 9pm
Ash (Bruce Campbell) is off having a Christmas Carol-y bonding session with the spirit of his late father (Lee Majors), so Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Brandy (Arielle Carver-O’Neill) are left to handle a bloody, leg-biting situation that arises.

The Last Man on Earth: “Hamilton/Berg”
FOX, 9:30pm
After the graveyard incident, Tandy and Todd try to convince the rest of the gang that something is majorly wrong with Karl (guest star Fred Armisen). Meanwhile, Jasper is still missing.

Deception: “Forced Perspective”
ABC, 10pm
As Cameron (Jack Cutmore-Scott) continues to focus on helping his brother, he and Kay (Ilfenesh Hadera) get to work on a case that has unknowing tourists participating in a reality show that’s really deadly.

Madam Secretary: “Refuge”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Refuge,” Jay (Sebastian Arcelus) and Kat (Sara Ramirez) devise a way to help persecuted foreign LGBTQ citizens escape their country while their U.S. homeland security applications are processed.

The Chi: “Ease on Down the Road”
Showtime, 10pm
Season Finale!
Kevin (Alex Hibbert) makes his school musical debut in The Wiz. But friends Emmett (Jacob Latimore), Brandon (Jason Mitchell) and Ronnie (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) don’t have the luxury of easing down the road. They must face their custody issues, bad business decision and past crimes, respectively.

Monday, March 19

Arthur Miller: Writer
HBO, 8pm
This intimate portrait of one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century is told from the
unique perspective of his daughter, Rebecca Miller, who filmed interviews with her father
over decades. Drawing on a wealth of personal archival material, the film provides new
insights into Miller’s life as an artist and explores his character in all its complexity.

The Voice: “The Battles Premiere”
NBC, 8pm
Let the battle rounds begin! To help them make the tough calls, the coaches bring in heavy-hitting advisers: Blake Shelton teams up with Trace Adkins, Kelly Clarkson consults Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine summons Julia Michaels, and Alicia Keys enlists Shawn Mendes. Music to our ears!

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
VH1, 8pm
Season Premiere!
In Season 7, reality star and former Love & Hip Hop: New York cast member Erica Mena moves to the ATL to pursue her music career.

Man With a Plan: “March Madness”
CBS, 8:30pm
When Adam (Matt LeBlanc) and Andi (Liza Snyder) lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone can see it in the new episode “March Madness.”

The Resident: “Family Affair”
FOX, 9pm
Head nurse Nic (Emily VanCamp) and on-off flame Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) will challenge the higher-ups once again by treating a homeless Jane Doe.

Living Biblically: “Thou Shalt Not Steal”
CBS, 9:30pm
Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) infuriates his colleagues when he begins returning office supplies he stole in the new episode “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”

The Good Doctor: “Smile”
ABC, 10pm
Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas) and Dr. Reznick (Fiona Gubelmann) discover that their patient lied about her identity.

Scorpion: “Gator Done”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Gator Done,” Team Scorpion heads to the bayou to track down a cagey alligator in order to stop a deadly mosquito-borne virus.

Maine Cabin Masters: “A Family Cabin Fit for a King”
DIY, 10pm
Master builder Chase Morrill has big Phish to fry. His foreman, Ryan Eldridge, is a superfan of the jam band Phish and tonight they take on the drummer’s cottage.

Good Girls: “Atom Bomb”
NBC, 10pm
Beth (Christina Hendricks) comes home to a surprise guest and is forced to confess to Ruby (Retta) and Annie (Mae Whitman) that she asked Rio (Manny Montana) if they could continue working for him. Meanwhile, Beth throws Kenny (Braxton Bjerken) an elaborate birthday party, which unexpectedly leads the women to offer Rio a business proposition.

Tuesday, March 20

The Middle: “Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle”
ABC, 8pm
Gird your lawns. Suburban mom Frankie (Patricia Heaton) declares war on the neighborhood bullies, but her real battle is with their mulleted, trash-talking mama, Rita (recurring star Brooke Shields). “She responds with an attack,” teases Shields. This marks her final appearance on the sitcom, which ends in May. “I’ll miss Rita’s antics,” she says. “And I grew to like the mullet!”

Freeform, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Several new faces join the cast of the supernatural drama for Season 3. Arrow’s Anna Hopkins will play Lilith, “the mother of all demons,” who has come to revive her son Sebastian (Will Tudor). Hamilton’s Javier Muñoz also comes to the series as a rival warlock for Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.), and Chai Hansen will portray young werewolf Jordan Kyle.

Fresh Off the Boat: “King in the North”
ABC, 8:30pm
Season Finale!
Eddie (Hudson Yang), Nicole (Luna Blaise) and pals are gearing up to don matching suits for the spring dance — but when a new school dress code forbids girls from wearing pants, they’re forced to go rogue.

black-ish: “Things Were Different Then”
ABC, 9pm
Dre (Anthony Anderson) reluctantly helps Junior (Marcus Scribner) plan Pops’ (Laurence J. Fishburne III) 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad’s past in a new light. Meanwhile, Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) take advantage when Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) decides to say yes to everything for an entire year.

Rise: “Most of All to Dream”
NBC, 9pm
The new drama series from Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights and Parenthood) and Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton), and starring Josh Radnor and Rosie Perez, moves to its regular time slot tonight.

You Me Her
Audience Network, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Four months after their breakup, polyamorous “throuple” Jack (Greg Poehler), Izzy (Priscilla Faia) and Emma (Rachel Blanchard) are pulled into a reunion that ends up being polyproblematic. The course of true love never did run smooth.

Love at First Flight
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
Nothing tests a budding relationship like travel — and this new series takes it a step further, matching new couples to embark on a romantic (and stressful) journey across North America with the chance to get married at the airport immediately after their final flight lands. Meeting for the first time in New York, the couples crisscross the country toward Los Angeles, as their compatibility is tested not only by the unpredictable pressures of travel, but also by a series of unique, travel-based challenges.

Chicago Med: “Born This Way”
NBC, 10pm
Upon hearing news of a pregnant teen, Drs. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Choi (Brian Tee) venture to a homeless encampment to help deliver a baby under dire circumstances.

The Planets and Beyond
Science Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Astronaut Mike Massimino returns to host the eight-episode second season of this series that explores our universe. Tonight’s premiere episode, “Birth of the Earth,” is the incredible story of the origins of our world, revealing that planets like Earth must be abundant in other parts of the universe.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.: “Take Your Best Shot”
USA Network, 10pm
The task force tracks down a person of interest; after Poole (Jimmi Simpson) is put on a new case, Miller (Jamie McShane) interviews Biggie’s widow; Tupac (Marcc Rose) faces legal trouble and goes to record at Quad Studios in New York.

Adam Ruins Everything
truTV, 10:30pm

New Episodes!
Host Adam Conover returns with his hit show, in which he embarks on a comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love.

The Chris Gethard Show
truTV, 11pm
New Episodes!
The late-night interactive talk show hosted by Funny or Die’s Chris Gethard is back for more games and bizarre stunts.

Wednesday, March 21

World Figure Skating Championships
NBCSN, beginning at 12pm

The Olympics are over, but there’s one big event left on the figure-skating calendar as the top skaters compete in the season-ending World Figure Skating Championships in Milan. NBCSN has live and tape-delayed coverage through Saturday. NBC airs a recap show on April 8.

The X-Files: “My Struggle IV”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
In the season finale, written and directed by series creator Chris Carter, Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William, while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan.

Speechless: “N-O—NOMINEE!”
ABC, 8:30pm
Season Finale!
The second season of the groundbreaking comedy comes to a close with nonverbal teen JJ (Micah Fowler) landing a nomination at a film festival. He’s devastated, however, to learn why he is actually invited to the awards.

SEAL Team: “Never Get Out of the Boat”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Never Get Out of the Boat,” Jason (David Boreanaz) leads the SEALs on a dangerous daytime mission in which Sonny (A.J. Buckley) is wounded and must now rely on Clay (Max Thieriot) and his brothers to save his life.

Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
E!, 9pm
Clairvoyant to the stars Tyler Henry has a spirited sit-down with former MADtv comedian Nicole Sullivan. He then meets with siblings David and Rosanna Arquette to channel a loved one who has passed on to the other side. (Keep the tissues close by for this chat.)

9-1-1: “A Whole New You”
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!
Ryan Murphy’s hit procedural about emergency responders wraps up its first season on a personal note: Widowed firefighter Bobby (Peter Krause) decides to get back in the dating game.

The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen: “Live Free or Die”
History, 9pm
In Episode 3, America turns to Gen. Andrew Jackson to defend the frontier, but his methods give rise to a fierce rivalry with frontier icon Davy Crockett.

Little Women: LA
Lifetime, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 7 is all about female empowerment for Terra, Tonya, Christy, Elena and Jasmine. The ladies are looking to take on new adventures while pushing boundaries, tackling prejudices against dwarfism and conquering their own fears.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Send in the Clowns”
NBC, 9pm
When a student (Mallory Bechtel) disappears during a school trip to New York City, the cops race to find a mysterious masked man. Meanwhile, Fin (Ice-T) and Stone (Philip Winchester) both get visits from family.

The Magicians: “Twenty-Three”
Syfy, 9pm
The group strategizes as Josh (Trevor Einhorn) and Julia (Stella Maeve) travel to a familiar place and are given a chance to help.

Designated Survivor: “In the Dark”
ABC, 10pm
When a blackout threatens to shut down the government and causes chaos in the streets of Washington, D.C., President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) joins forces with Mayor Ellenor Darby (Aunjanue Ellis), but the partnership doesn’t end there.

Criminal Minds: “The Capilanos”
CBS, 10pm
The BAU is called to Oklahoma to investigate a murderous clown terrorizing the sleepy town of Guymon in the new episode “The Capilanos.”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
FX, 10pm
Season Finale!

Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story season about the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramírez) by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) concludes tonight with the episode “Alone.”

Homicide City: “Russian Tragedy”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Northeast Philadelphia sits within city limits but has a suburban feel and top schools. Perhaps that’s why the tightknit Russian-American community chose the area to call home. When a Russian mortgage processor is found stabbed in her office, it sends shockwaves all the way back to Russia.

Chicago P.D.: “Ghosts”
NBC, 10pm
Detective Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) returns to her roots as an undercover cop in order to take down a drug ring run by a cunning meth dealer. Bosch’s Titus Welliver plays the kingpin whose actions have left Upton hungry for revenge.

Syfy, 10pm
New Series!
David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel) executive produces this series set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. It follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man conflicted by a life-and-death decision: save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. Georgina Campbell and Elliot Cowan costar, and comic-book fans can also expect to see familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos). 

Thursday, March 22

MLB Spring Training: N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota Twins
ESPN2, 1pm Live

With opening day of the MLB season just around the corner, catch this Grapefruit League Spring Training game between the N.Y. Yankees and the Minnesota Twins at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Regionals
CBS & TBS, beginning at 7pm Live

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 regional semifinals are held today and tomorrow in Atlanta (South), Los Angeles (West), Boston (East) and Omaha, Neb. (Midwest). The Elite 8 regional finals are Saturday and Sunday.

NHL Hockey
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals head to Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena for a matchup against Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings, followed by Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose to take on Joe Pavelski and the Sharks.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Caught Somewhere in Time”
ABC, 8pm
Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) enjoy spending time together, but he must refocus on the groundbreaking surgery he has scheduled with Catherine (Debbie Allen) and Richard (James Pickens Jr.). Meanwhile, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) hit a roadblock with their contest submission, so Jo helps Bailey (Chandra Wilson) with a trauma patient who used to be an astronaut.

RuPaul’s Drag Race
VH1, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Fourteen gorgeous drag queens compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a grand prize of $100,000. In the premiere episode, Christina Aguilera stops by as a celebrity guest judge to help host RuPaul and judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life, or “sashay away.”

A.P. Bio: “Selling Out”
NBC, 8:30pm
Jack (Glenn Howerton) receives an offer from Miles’ (Tom Bennett) publisher to write a feel-good philosophy book that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Meanwhile, Durbin (Patton Oswalt) accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef (Lyric Lewis) chose Mary (Mary Sohn) as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle (Jean Villepique).

Station 19
ABC, 9pm
New Series!
The newest series from the executive producers of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder follows a group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 as they risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. Jason George reprises his Grey’s Anatomy role, playing Ben Warren, a former surgeon and husband of chief of surgery Miranda Bailey.

Chicago Fire: “Looking for a Lifeline”/“The Chance to Forgive”
NBC, 9pm
Back-to-back new episodes air tonight. In “Looking for a Lifeline,” Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) become skeptical when a domineering husband continues to answer for his injured wife following a car accident. Then, in “The Chance to Forgive,” Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) respond to a call involving a residential fire, but their lives are suddenly put in jeopardy when gunfire goes off inside the house. Meanwhile, Dawson comforts Brett (Kara Killmer) during an especially trying time.

60 Days In: “Time to Come Clean”
A&E, 10pm
Season Finale!
After the program is exposed, leading to the most shocking finale in the show’s history, all nine participants sit down with Soledad O’Brien and Col. Mark Adger to discuss their experiences at the Fulton County Jail — and confront the participant who willfully blew her cover.

IFC, 10pm
Series Finale!
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s acclaimed comedy series ends tonight.

Friday, March 23

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step
This follow-up to the Oscar-winning 2005 documentary, one of the highest-grossing docs of all time, finds filmmaker Luc Jacquet returning to the Antarctic to revisit the Emperor penguins who call that frozen continent home. Jacquet spent two months shooting in the Antarctic winter using the new technology of 4K cameras, airborne drones and under-ice diving. The film tells the story of two penguins, a father and son, as they overcome the challenges of life in this hostile land. Morgan Freeman is back to narrate the film.

Alexa & Katie
New Series!
This funny and heartwarming series follows best friends Alexa (Paris Berelc) and Katie (Isabel May) as they anticipate their freshman year of high school. Despite the fact that Alexa is undergoing cancer treatment, her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life never falter, especially with Katie by her side. The series also stars Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar, Saved by the Bell) and was created by Heather Wordham (Hannah Montana, Reba).

Game Over, Man!
Original Film!
From the creators of Workaholics, this action comedy stars Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson as three zeroes who become heroes when the Los Angeles hotel they work at is taken over by bad guys during a star-studded party.

Santa Clarita Diet
Season Premiere!
Picking up where the first season left off, Season 2 finds Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) Hammond trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced undead state, even though she’s desperately trying to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Joel McHale and Maggie Lawson are among the guest stars this season, playing a couple who are a “more successful, more aggressive” version of the Hammonds.

Dynasty: “Poor Little Rich Girl”
The CW, 8pm
Atlanta will get a lot hotter when Nicollette Sheridan steps into Joan Collins’s heels as the soap reboot’s pot-stirring Alexis Carrington. Tonight, she finally makes her first appearance to torment her ex, billionaire Blake (Grant Show), and the rest of the clan.

MasterChef Junior: “Recipe for Love”
FOX, 8pm
The Top 20 face their toughest team challenge yet: preparing a wedding lunch service for 75 guests.

Blindspot: “Artful Dodge”
NBC, 8pm
A CIA source threatens to tear the team apart; Rich’s (guest star Ennis Esmer) place in the FBI is called into question; Roman (Luke Mitchell) and Crawford (special guest star David Morse) spend a day together under strange circumstances.

Taken: “Strelochnik”
NBC, 9pm
When Hart (Jennifer Beals) takes a solo mission to track down the mentor who betrayed her, the team tries to locate her before it’s too late.

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo
PBS, 9pm
Explore the life of radical Chicano countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — in this genre-defying film that weaves archival footage with dramatized portrayals.

Cake Hunters: “Geode Wedding Cake”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Season Finale!
Stuck between a rock and a hard place! Bride-to-be Rosa dreams of a flavorful wedding cake that resembles a glittering geode. Her fiancé, Chris, however, wants a confection that represents their blended family. Three bakers do their best to please the couple by combining both of their visions.

Saturday, March 24

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Discovery Family Channel, 11:30am
Season Premiere!
Season 8 of the animated series kicks off with back-to-back episodes. When the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria, Twilight Sparkle decides to expand friendship beyond the kingdom and open her very own School of Friendship. Other major milestones this season include the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents and Princess Celestia’s acting debut.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Alpha Energy Solutions 250
FS1, 2pm Live

The stars of NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series are in for some hard-nosed racing on the .526-mile “paperclip” at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250.

College Softball
ESPN2, beginning at 3pm Live

A college softball doubleheader on ESPN2 has a pair of SEC matchups with Tennessee at South Carolina and Texas A&M at Florida.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
Nickelodeon, 8pm
You may not recognize the tweens at the Kids’ Choice Awards — hosted by John Cena — but it’s guaranteed that at least one famous adult will get doused in green goop. As stars take home blimp trophies in categories like “Favorite Funny YouTube Creator.”

Royal Matchmaker
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
A struggling NYC matchmaker is hired by a king to find his son a suitable wife in time for a national celebration. As the clock ticks toward her deadline, the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife, only to realize that she’s fallen in love with him! Stars Bethany Joy Lenz, Will Kemp and Brittany Bristow.

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