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Friday, March 30: Parker Tries His Luck in Guyana in ‘Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail’

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Friday, March 30

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Parker Schnabel decides to try his luck in Guyana, a gold-mining hot spot. Together with friends Rick, Karla and Sam, he’s trading his heavy mining equipment for the most basic tools to learn the locals’ ingenious ways of getting gold by hand.

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Rapture
Netflix
New Series!
This eight-episode documentary series looks at the world of hip-hop culture by exploring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze — from their lives with families and friends, to being in studio and on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Netflix
Season Premiere!
Ten “cinematic” new episodes make up Season 2 of this adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s (a.k.a. Daniel Handler, also an executive producer for this series) popular books, with Neil Patrick Harris returning as the devious Count Olaf. Also returning are Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Patrick Warburton and K. Todd Freeman, among others, with new additions to the cast including Lucy Punch, Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue and Roger Bart.

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four
ESPN2, beginning at 7pm Live

ESPN2 airs both games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Final Four from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The championship game is Sunday on ESPN.

Dynasty: “Enter Alexis”
The CW, 8pm
The arrival of Alexis (guest star Nicollette Sheridan) throws the entire Carrington family into disarray.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

ESPN’s Friday night NBA doubleheader has Rajon Rondo and the New Orleans Pelicans in Cleveland to face LeBron James and the Cavaliers, followed by DeAndre Jordan and the L.A. Clippers visiting Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Blindspot: “Mum’s the Word”
NBC, 8pm
The FBI team and Avery (Kristina Reyes) attend a gala hosted by their target Hank Crawford (special guest star David Morse) in hopes of arresting him. Meanwhile, Roman (Luke Mitchell) grows closer to the Crawfords.

Taken: “Verum Nocet”
NBC, 9pm
Hart (Jennifer Beals) must find a way to stop an exiled former journalist from leaking the names of government assets abroad before innocent lives are taken.

Blue Bloods: “Close Calls”
CBS, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!
Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) brother-in-law, Jimmy (recurring guest star Kevin Dillon), gets caught up with the mob in the new episode “Close Calls.” Also, Frank (Tom Selleck) tries to find out if his old partner (guest star Treat Williams) is truly guilty of a crime.

Strike Back
Cinemax, 10pm
Fans of the action drama get a double treat tonight when former stars Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester return as beloved Section 20 bromancers Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge. No longer covert-ops soldiers, they make their entrance accidentally thrown into the middle of a firefight between new Section 20 sharpshooter Grace Novin (Alin Sumarwata) and her would-be assassins.

Saturday, March 31

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four
TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 6pm Live

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is down to the national semifinals with both Final Four games airing tonight on TBS from the Alamodome in San Antonio. No. 3 Michigan takes on No. 11 Loyola-Chicago, followed by No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 1 Kansas. TBS airs the traditional game broadcast, with TNT and truTV airing “TeamCasts” tailored to each team’s fans.

The Ten Commandments
ABC, 7pm
The epic 1956 Eastertime staple returns to ABC. Produced, directed and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille, and based on Dorothy Clark Wilson’s Prince of Egypt, The Ten Commandments dramatizes the life of Moses (Charlton Heston) from Egyptian prince to leader of the Israelites to bearer of God’s Ten Commandments. The film won an Oscar for its special effects — including the iconic parting of the Red Sea that is still considered a cinematic masterpiece. Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget, John Derek, Vincent Price and Yvonne De Carlo costar.

MLS Soccer: New York City FC at San Jose Earthquakes
ESPN2, 8pm Live

ESPN2’s Saturday night MLS match has New York City FC at Avaya Stadium to face the San Jose Earthquakes.

Home by Spring
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When an ambitious event planner gets an opportunity she can’t refuse, she goes undercover as her boss and returns to her rural hometown. With the help of her family and the man she left behind, she pulls off the perfect spring retreat, but will she discover home is where her heart is? Stars Poppy Drayton, Steven R. McQueen and country legend Kix Brooks.

Star Falls
Nickelodeon, 9pm
New Series!
When Sophia (Siena Agudong) persuades a Hollywood movie star and his family to live in her house while he shoots a movie in her town, the star’s three kids (Jadiel Dowlin, Kamaia Fairburn and Marcus Cornwall) discover that rural life is a drastic change from their L.A. lifestyle.

Sunday, April 1

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
FOX, 7pm
When prehistoric bird mom Ethel (Empire star Taraji P. Henson) entrusts her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid (John Leguizamo) and recommends him to her neighbors, business booms at his new egg-sitting service. But when a dastardly, revenge-seeking pirate bunny (Family Guy’s Seth Green) steals, camouflages and hides all the eggs, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and the rest of the gang come to the rescue and take off on a daring mission that turns into the world’s first Easter egg hunt.

In Ice Cold Blood
Oxygen, 7pm
New Series!
Rapper and Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T hosts and executive produces this series, which spotlights shocking true stories involving sex, money or murder — or all three. Each hourlong episode uses in-depth interviews, re-enactments and archival footage to dive into an edgy mystery filled with expert detective work, unexpected turns and stunning revelations.

American Idol: “Hollywood Week”
ABC, 8pm
The competition heats up and the Idol field gets ever smaller as Hollywood Week continues from the Dolby Theatre.

Instinct: “Secrets and Lies”
CBS, 8pm
Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) have too many suspects with too many secrets while trying to solve the murder of a young man who left his family’s religious community in the new episode “Secrets and Lies.”

The Simpsons: “Fears of a Clown”
FOX, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
Jon Lovitz, Jimmy O. Yang and OK Go musician Damian Kulash make special guest-voice appearances when Bart goes to prankster rehab after a clown-mask prank terrifies the town and destroys Krusty’s career. A tortured Krusty then tries his hand at serious drama with a regional theater company.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
NBC, 8pm Live
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera based on the final week of Jesus’ life is brought to live television on Easter Sunday in an “exuberant concert staging” at Brooklyn’s Marcy Armory, in front of a live audience. Webber and Rice are on hand as executive producers, and so is John Legend, who also stars in the title role. Costarring are Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene and Alice Cooper as King Herod. Producer Neil Meron tells us that this unique presentation of the sung-through piece (containing no dialogue) will be “raw and somewhat stripped down.”

Counterpart: “No Man’s Land, Part Two”
Starz, 8pm
Season Finale!
The first season of this science-fiction thriller, starring J.K. Simmons, is coming to an end. Simmons plays Howard Silk, a U.N. employee who discovers his agency oversees a crossing point into a parallel world.

Major League Baseball: San Francisco at Los Angeles
ESPN, 8:30pm Live
Major League Baseball’s opening-week festivities continue tonight on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball as the San Francisco Giants visit their heated rivals, the L.A. Dodgers, tonight at Dodger Stadium.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Box”
FOX, 8:30pm
Guest Star Alert!
This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown guest-stars as a suspect who Jake tries to elicit a confession from through an all-night interrogation session.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “The Monster”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “The Monster,” the NCIS team uncovers a killer who puts on shows for high-paying voyeurs.

Your Husband Is Cheating on Us
Bravo, 9pm
New Series!
This docuseries takes viewers behind the scenes as producer JD Lawrence and his urban theater company mount a production of his play of the same name. Catch the drama — onstage and off — as theater vets rekindle rivalries and up-and-comers try to outshine the production’s stars. Plus, while they prepare for opening night, the cast members, including Ginuwine, D’atra Hicks, Tondy Gallant and Lia Grant, are living together under one roof.

When Calls the Heart: “Heart of the Matter”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Elizabeth assigns her students to follow business leaders in Hope Valley; Abigail and the town host two possible investors for the failing bank; and Bill’s life is disrupted when AJ Foster arrives and turns herself in.

Kingpin: “John Gotti”
History, 9pm
Miniseries Finale!
This look at some of the most infamous crime syndicate bosses ever concludes tonight with a study of “Teflon Don” John Gotti, who became the face of the American Mafia for decades starting in the 1980s.

The Child in Time on Masterpiece
PBS, 9pm
A moment of distraction triggers a crisis in the lives of a happy, successful British couple in Ian McEwan’s haunting tale of a lost child and redeemed love, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire).

Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Just a few days ahead of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968, REELZ airs this two-hour documentary that explores the life and legacy of the civil rights icon. From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., Bristol to Selma, host Sir Trevor McDonald travels the roads of King’s life and interviews people whose lives were touched by him, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, actress/model Naomi Campbell and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Deception: “Divination”
ABC, 10pm
When a psychic is murdered, Kay (Ilfenesh Hadera) and Cameron (Jack Cutmore-Scott) discover she had a partner who’s now on the run. Enlisting her help, Cam and the team take down an international arms dealer.

Red ’Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock ’N’ Roll Birthday Bash
AXS TV, 10pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar takes the stage for an epic multi-night birthday bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The concert will feature performances from Toby Keith, Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.), Eddie Money, Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Michael Anthony (The Circle), Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson and more. There will also be a special appearance by Sammy’s pal, famed chef Guy Fieri.

The Real Housewives of Potomac
Bravo, 10pm
Season Premiere!
D.C.-area socialites Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels and returning friend Charrisse Jackson Jordan welcome new housewife Candiace Dillard into their clique. This season, the ladies struggle with news of Karen and her husband’s tax debt, Monique’s new home and new loves for the group’s singletons.

Meet the Peetes: “Jump Street”
Hallmark Channel, 10pm
Holly starts construction on her newest project, RJ’s Place; Dolores prepares for life in Palm Springs; and Rodney finds himself with two new challenges — a juice cleanse and a golf lesson.

Monday, April 2

The Good Karma Hospital
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!
This acclaimed and beautifully filmed British medical drama — described in a Huffington Post review as the “lovechild of Call the Midwife and [The] Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” — set in tropical South India returns. It continues to tell the story of junior doctor Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones), who works at an under-resourced and overworked cottage hospital run by Dr. Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman). New installments of the six-episode season are available Mondays starting today.

Get Up
ESPN, 7am Live
New Series!
ESPN’s Get Up is a weekday morning sports news, opinion and analysis show originating from New York City and hosted by longtime ESPN personalities Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose.

The Voice: “The Knockouts Premiere”
NBC, 8pm
The Season 14 knockout rounds begin as two artists from each team go head-to-head in hopes of being named the winner by their coach or stolen by another team.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us: “April Fool Us Day”
The CW, 9pm
Penn & Teller share favorite moments and favorite foolers from their magical series. The special includes behind-the-scenes footage, special guests, never-before-seen tricks — and a few surprises.

Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions: “Suicide or Murder?”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
As a mother seeks justice for her daughter, detectives in Houston find themselves in the strangest, most chilling interrogation they have ever encountered. Police must sort out the truth from the lies when a man claims that the young woman’s suicide was actually a murder.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Championship Game
TBS, TNT & truTV, 9pm Live

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament concludes tonight with the championship game from the Alamodome in San Antonio. TBS airs the traditional broadcast, while TNT and truTV air the specialized “TeamCast” broadcasts tailored to each team’s fans.

The Crossing
ABC, 10pm
New Series!
When a quiet seaside town is suddenly inundated with asylum-seeking refugees, they reveal that they’re escaping from a war-torn United States almost 180 years in the future. The town’s sheriff (Steve Zahn) struggles with the implausibility of their story while trying to keep these unexpected visitors safe. “Their story is just beginning to be told,” says executive producer Jay Beattie. “It’s all about the journey of all of those people and the people in the town that are affected by it.”

Good Girls: “A View From the Top”
NBC, 10pm
Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work their new enterprise demands, the ladies decide to outsource. While their business flourishes, the women’s personal lives spiral: Dean (Matthew Lillard) confronts Beth (Christina Hendricks) about her association with Rio (Manny Montana); Stan (Reno Wilson) discovers Ruby’s (Retta) been lying to him about her employment at the diner; and Annie’s (Mae Whitman) conscience catches up with her.

Independent Lens: “When God Sleeps”
PBS, 10pm
Explore the journey of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who was forced into hiding after hardline clerics issued a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that focuses on sexism, the oppression of women and human rights abuses.

Tuesday, April 3

American Experience: “Roads to Memphis”
PBS, 8pm
This encore broadcast traces the fateful journeys of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated King, to the place their two worlds collided 50 years ago. Told through eyewitness testimony from King’s inner circle and the officials involved in Ray’s capture and prosecution following an intense two-month international manhunt, this film explores the mind of the elusive assassin.

NCIS: “The Numerical Limit”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “The Numerical Limit,” Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is granted protective custody of a 10-year-old orphaned refugee, Elena (guest star Lily Rose Silver), when an NCIS case reveals she is the target of a violent gang.

black-ish: “Black Math”
ABC, 9pm
When Junior (Marcus Scribner) is accepted to Howard and Stanford, Dre (Anthony Anderson) tries to convince him to attend his alma mater. Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) decides she’s going to manage budding comedian Jack’s (Miles Brown) career, forcing Diane (Marsai Martin) to compete for her attention.

Bull: “A Redemption”
CBS, 9pm
Bull (Michael Weatherly) tries to convince a jury that a respectable family man (guest star Nathan Darrow) who was hiding from his past has redeemed himself for his misdeeds in the new episode “Bad Medicine.”

LA to Vegas: “Jack Silver”
FOX, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!
Don Johnson guest-stars as Jackpot Airlines’ eccentric owner who, upon discovering he’ll be arrested when the plane lands in Las Vegas, tries to hijack the plane and reroute it to Mexico.

Fixer Upper
HGTV, 9pm
Series Finale!
Affable Texans Chip and Joanna Gaines sign off after assisting one last family (a musician and his wife who are moving to Waco).

Rise: “Victory Party”
NBC, 9pm
Robbie’s (Damon J. Gillespie) two worlds collide at a house party, where tensions threaten to bubble over as his football teammates face off with the drama troupe. Meanwhile, Tracey (Rosie Perez) reluctantly explores a new relationship with a not-so-secret admirer (guest star Diallo Riddle), and a Mazzuchelli family road trip to visit Gail’s (Marley Shelton) sister goes sideways when Gordy (Casey W. Johnson) sneaks off back to Stanton.

Little People, Big World
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The ever-expanding Roloff family returns with 10 all-new hourlong episodes, plus an extra special two-hour episode featuring the birth of Jeremy and Audrey’s baby girl, Ember Jean! Also this season, as Amy and her boyfriend Chris celebrate their one-year anniversary, she feels that it is time to integrate him into the family dynamic. Plus, Zach and Tori adapt to the challenges of new parenthood, and Matt and his new love Caryn prepare for pumpkin season, even as the possibility of selling the farm seems more likely than ever.

The Zimmern List: “San Diego”
Travel Channel, 9pm
We’re all in for this Taco Tuesday: Tonight, chef Andrew Zimmern tours San Diego and takes viewers to his favorite places, including two Mexican joints in the Barrio Logan neighborhood.

The Mick: “The Graduate”
FOX, 9:30pm
Season Finale!
Following graduation, Mickey and Alba discover that Sabrina is having second thoughts about attending Yale. Chip tries to rebrand himself before high school starts by throwing a party to solidify his status.

For the People: “The Library Fountain”
ABC, 10pm
After Seth (Ben Rappaport) learns that the people in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska — including kids at his former elementary school — have become seriously ill due to groundwater contamination, he becomes invested in seeking justice, even though it could potentially jeopardize his career. Sandra (Britt Robertson), Jay (Wesam Keesh) and Allison (Jasmin Savoy Brown) assist Jill (Hope Davis) with a potential murder case, but as they grow skeptical of their client, Jill only grows more passionate.

NCIS: New Orleans: “High Stakes”
CBS, 10pm
Agents Lasalle (Lucas Black) and Percy (Shalita Grant) go undercover and infiltrate a secret high-stakes poker game to learn more about its organizer. Tonight is Grant’s final episode after three years on the drama, so it seems to us that Percy may not have a winning hand …

Major League Baseball: Cleveland at L.A. Angels
ESPN, 10pm Live
The Cleveland Indians are at Angel Stadium of Anaheim tonight for the second game of a three-game series against the L.A. Angels.

Legion
FX, 10pm
Season Premiere!
FX’s mind-bending adventure series Legion opens Season 2 with the episode “Chapter 9,” in which unlikely alliances are formed and the search for the Shadow King begins. Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart and Aubrey Plaza star.

Chicago Med: “Lock It Down”
NBC, 10pm
After a baby is abducted from Med, Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) enlists the help of Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Reese (Rachel DiPillo) to find the suspect. Due to the lockdown, Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) must figure out a way to get into the operating room to help perform open-heart surgery. Drs. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) disagree on the right treatment for a patient.

My Little Life
TLC, 10pm
New Series!
This new docuseries takes a deep dive into the world of five little people in their 20s and early 30s as they overcome personal challenges, pursue their dreams and look for love. To live life to the fullest and make the most of their independence, this fearless fivesome must step out of their comfort zones and face the trials of living in a world made for average-sized people while balancing family, friends, work and romance.

The Last O.G.
TBS, 10:30pm
New Series!
Tracy Morgan returns to television in his first series lead role since the 2014 crash that left him comatose for days. The 30 Rock star plays Tray Walker, a former drug dealer who comes out of a 15-year stint in prison to find that his Brooklyn neighborhood has undergone significant changes in his absence. His ex-girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish), the mother of the children he never knew he had, has moved on to a new family and career. Now it’s Tray’s turn.

Wednesday, April 4

National Treasure: Kiri
Hulu
Season Premiere!
Season 2 of National Treasure is a four-part drama about a young black girl named Kiri (Felicia Mukasa), who is in the process of being adopted by a middle-class white family when she goes missing on an unsupervised visit to her birth family arranged by her social worker, Miriam (Sarah Lancashire). The story follows Miriam, who becomes the target of suspicion and blame; Kiri’s birth family, whose past failings are put under a microscope; and Kiri’s adoptive family, especially foster mother Alice (Lia Williams), who are thrust into the national spotlight.

Famous in Love
Freeform, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Bella Thorne stars as Paige, an ordinary college student who is unexpectedly thrust into the Hollywood limelight after landing a role in a blockbuster film. In Season 1, Paige, her friends and costars adjusted to the benefits and pitfalls of stardom. Tonight, the dramedy gets a two-hour premiere to launch Season 2.

The Blacklist: “Anna-Gracia Duerte”
NBC, 8pm
Red (James Spader) sends Liz (Megan Boone) and the FBI Task Force to recover evidence on a murder case that could prove crucial in finally bringing down Ian Garvey (Jonny Coyne), the corrupt U.S. marshal who killed Liz’s husband.

Nature: “Sex, Lies and Butterflies”
PBS, 8pm
Explore the astounding abilities of butterflies — 360-degree vision, deceptive camouflage, chemical weaponry and fantastic flight. Look beyond their bright colors and fragile beauty, and follow them on one of the greatest migrations on earth.

The Real Housewives of New York City
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 10 finds Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer dealing with new drama including Bethenny’s struggle to find time in her demanding business and humanitarian schedules for a personal life; Luann’s heartbreak and humiliation over her failed marriage, which leads her to make a bad decision; and Carole’s preparations to run her first
marathon.

Iron Chef Gauntlet
Food Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The Gauntlet is back, and this season, the Chairman has selected seven cuisine kings and queens at the top of their game to battle it out for a chance to be the last chef standing and join the most elite culinary club in the world as an Iron Chef.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Complicated”
NBC, 9pm
A 10-year-old kidnapping case is reopened when a young woman is found wandering Central Park alone.

The Magicians
Syfy, 9pm
Season Finale!
Season 3 of Syfy’s hit based on the fantasy novels by Lev Grossman comes to a close tonight.

Suits: “Bad Man”
USA Network, 9pm
Harvey (Gabriel Macht) has to call in an old debt for the firm, while Mike (Patrick J. Adams) goes toe-to-toe with an unlikely opponent and Louis (Rick Hoffman) comes to term with his new role.

American Housewife: “The Inheritance”
ABC, 9:30pm
Is this as good as it gets? In an episode directed by Helen Hunt, not every member of the Otto clan is thrilled about the allotment of their dead friend’s estate.

Designated Survivor: “Fallout”
ABC, 10pm
President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) and his staff have credible intelligence that a dirty bomb is on U.S. soil, thrusting the president into a high-stakes effort to find the bomb and stop it from detonating. Meanwhile, at the White House, Emily (Italia Ricci) approaches Chuck (Jake Epstein) to help her with a matter that has damaging and illegal consequences.

Secret Lives of the Super Rich
CNBC, 10pm
Midseason Finale!
Previously on Eat Your Heart Out, Peasant, we saw oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens’s $250 million Texas ranch, which has a 12,000-square-foot lakefront house and several other amenities, like its own airport. So tonight’s centerpiece — a Cuban coffee baron’s $24 million waterfront Miami estate — seems reasonable. Also: Watch folks pay to drive $400,000 cars around a snowy racetrack at Lamborghini’s Winter Accademia.

Cheap Eats: “Throwin’ Down in Beantown”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Food guru Ali Khan heads to Boston to seek out three tasty meals and a snack with his $35 per diem. He had us at coffee-encrusted Bloody Mary burger.

Murder Chose Me: “Bloodbath in the Bottoms”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The series that features legendary Shreveport, La., homicide detective Rod Demery reflecting on memorable cases from his 14-year career returns for Season 2. In the season premiere, the bullet-ridden bodies of three friends are discovered in a car abandoned in Shreveport’s most notorious neighborhood. Demery must venture deep into the city’s seedy underbelly to catch a killer with an inscrutable motive and an evil disposition.

Glam Masters: “The Glamorous Life”
Lifetime, 10pm
The reality competition’s host, Laverne Cox, tasks another quartet of beauty experts with three makeup challenges … one involving diamonds. Bling on the drama!

Chicago P.D.: “Snitch”
NBC, 10pm
While investigating a drug-related homicide, Intelligence is stonewalled by the “no-snitch” culture of the neighborhood, while Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) discovers a personal connection to the case. Meanwhile, the police’s own code of silence is put to the test when Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) is asked about Ruzek’s (Patrick John Flueger) rough altercation with a suspect.

Krypton: “The Rankless Initiative”
Syfy, 10pm
During a military crackdown on Seg’s home district, Seg (Cameron Cuffe) and Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) race to find a deadly Sentry.

Thursday, April 5

Golf: The Masters Tournament, First Round
ESPN, 3pm Live
Golf’s first major tournament of the year returns to storied Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., for The Masters Tournament. Spain’s Sergio García won his first and long-awaited major title in a playoff at last year’s Masters. ESPN airs the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday. The third and final rounds air Saturday and Sunday on CBS.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Hold Back the River”
ABC, 8pm
Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), Koracick (Greg Germann) and DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) perform a risky, groundbreaking procedure using ultrasound waves to remove a young patient’s brain tumor. Meanwhile, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) work with different polymers to try to salvage their project submission, and Richard’s (James Pickens Jr.) AA sponsor is admitted to Grey Sloan with a Do Not Resuscitate order.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Tenant Disassociation”
CBS, 8pm
Leonard (Johnny Galecki) runs against incumbent Sheldon (Jim Parsons) for president of the tenants association in the new episode “The Tenant Disassociation.”

Supernatural: “The Thing”
The CW, 8pm
While trying to free their mom from the alt-world, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) enter an old Men of Letters bunker and encounter a hungry god from another dimension.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation
MTV, 8pm
New Series!
Original Jersey Shore housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino reunite in Miami for the vacation of a lifetime.

Superstore: “Local Vendors Day”
NBC, 8pm
When local small businesses set up shop inside Cloud 9, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to help his wife Jerusha (Kerri Kenney) sell her handmade needlepoint, despite Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) concerns that he’s pressuring his employees. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) doesn’t feel Latina enough when a guy flirts with her in Spanish, and Garrett (Colton Dunn) tries to uncover the truth behind a beer vendor’s product.

Young Sheldon: “Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-Hoo”
CBS, 8:30pm
Sheldon (Iain Armitage) faces an unlikely bully, and his parents (Zoe Perry, Lance Barber) disagree on how to handle the situation in the new episode “Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-Hoo.”

A.P. Bio: “Rosemary’s Boyfriend”
NBC, 8:30pm
Jack (Glenn Howerton) is incensed when his dead mom’s former lover (guest star Michael Gross) shows up and suggests they commemorate her birthday. Jack taps his students to help him retaliate, but the students’ hands are already full — of crying robot babies. Stef’s (Lyric Lewis) kindness toward Dale (guest star Ron Funches) the janitor sends the wrong signals.

Station 19: “Reignited”
ABC, 9pm
Struggling co-captains Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Jack (Grey Damon) find themselves in a disagreement over spending decisions at the station. Meanwhile, the firefighters respond to a structure fire at a brand-new bed-and-breakfast, and Ryan (Alberto Frezza) calls Maya (Danielle Savre) when he finds her brother in some trouble.

Southern Charm
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Southern socialites Craig Conover, Kathryn Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Austen Kroll, Thomas Ravenel and Shep Rose welcome a new member, Chelsea Meissner, into their group. In Season 5 of living the high life in the Lowcountry, relationships are tested when the women turn the good ol’ boys club on its head.

Will & Grace: “It’s a Family Affair”
NBC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Grace’s (Debra Messing) father (guest star Robert Klein) and Will’s (Eric McCormack) mother (guest star Blythe Danner) end up making a surprising and upsetting connection. Meanwhile, Jack (Sean Hayes) rebounds from his breakup with a new love, and Karen (Megan Mullally) must decide between her husband and her lover. Alec Baldwin and Brian Jordan Alvarez also guest-star.

Thursday Night Darts: Premier League 2018
BBC America, 10pm
It’s Week 10 out of 16 in the matchup, and the elite dart players bring their competition to England. We’re still surprised that this bar sport is an arena-filling event — and that the competitors are only drinking water.

Imposters
Bravo, 10pm
Season Premiere!
At the end of Season 1, con artist Maddie (Inbar Lavi) escaped from her former cohort Max (Brian Benben) and FBI agent Patrick (Stephen Bishop) with the help of the “Bumblers” — her former victims Ezra (Rob Heaps), Richard (Parker Young) and Jules (Marianne Rendón). Although they had joined forces to track her down, they eventually assisted Maddie as she pulled off a spectacular con. In Season 2, Maddie discovers how difficult it is to leave the con game, especially when Max is set on revenge.

S.W.A.T.: “Payback”
CBS, 10pm
Hondo (Shemar Moore) and the team go on a citywide search for a wealthy heiress (guest star Caitlin Carver) who’s been kidnapped and held for ransom in the new episode “Payback.”

Chicago Fire: “Put White on Me”
NBC, 10pm
Boden (Eamonn Walker) has a lapse in judgment in the aftermath of rescuing a young boy. Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) struggles to win the approval of Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) mom (guest star Kim Delaney) after a surprise visit, and Otis (Yuri Sardarov) takes on new responsibilities at the firehouse.

Friday, April 6

6 Balloons
Netflix
Original Film!
Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) and Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist) headline this film as a woman and her heroin-addict brother who, over the course of one night, drive across L.A. in search of a detox center, with the man’s 2-year-old daughter in tow. Channing Tatum is a producer of the film, which was written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan and which made its premiere last month at SXSW.

The Boss Baby: Back in Business
Netflix
New Series!
This animated series picks up where the Oscar-nominated film left off, with Boss Baby learning to navigate his new life. With puppies out of the way (for now), business is booming for Baby Corp, but the challenges are great, and there are new threats to Baby Love: nightmare babies out in the wild whose bad behavior is terrible for the brand, and cats bent on absolute anarchy.

Ram Dass, Going Home
Netflix
This documentary looks at Ram Dass, a beloved spiritual teacher who was one of the most important cultural figures of the 1960s and ’70s. A psychedelic pioneer and outspoken advocate for death-and-dying awareness, Dass himself is now approaching the end of life. Since suffering a stroke 20 years ago, he has been living at his home in Maui and deepening his spiritual practice, which is centered on love and his idea of merging with his surroundings and all living things.

“The Simpsons” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 6pm
Tonight’s stunt of The Simpsons on FXX features episodes from Seasons 3 and 4, including “Colonel Homer,” “The Otto Show,” “Kamp Krusty” and “Homer the Heretic.”

MacGyver: “Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle”
CBS, 8pm
Recurring guest star Amy Smart returns as Dawn, who is now working for the CIA, in the new episode “Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle.” Mac (Lucas Till) and the team investigate the death of Dawn’s CIA supervisor, which leads them to a dirty CIA agent and a massive counterfeiting ring.

The Martian
FX, 8pm
In this 2015 sci-fi adventure, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is a botanist on the Ares 3 mission to Mars when he is struck by debris in a storm and presumed dead. While monitoring images from Mars, NASA realizes there is a good chance that Watney is not dead, and a rescue mission is launched.

Taken: “All About Eve”
NBC, 8pm
Bryan (Clive Standen) must stop an act of biological terrorism when invasive species are stolen from the Global Seed Bank in Norway.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Seventy-Nine”
The CW, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!
After Jane (Gina Rodriguez), Rafael (Justin Baldoni), Petra (Yael Grobglas) and JR (guest star Rosario Dawson) all go out together, Jane is bothered to learn that JR doesn’t like her.

Blue Bloods: “Friendship, Love, and Loyalty”
CBS, 10pm
If Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) weren’t partners on the NYPD beat, they’d be partners in love. So far, the dedicated cops have put their jobs ahead of their hearts, but that could change this week when Eddie gets shot while on duty.

Bering Sea Gold: “Crash Course”
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Shawn has a life-threatening mishap underwater and Emily’s dredge faces a possible collision on this unscripted series.

Saturday, April 7

Ransom: “Three Wishes”
CBS, 8pm
Season Premiere!
In the Season 2 premiere episode “Three Wishes,” Eric’s (Luke Roberts) daughter is kidnapped, and he must negotiate with longtime adversary Damien Delaine (Carlo Rota) to save her life.

Paterno
HBO, 8pm
Original Film!
Al Pacino delivers a riveting performance as legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in this original movie directed by Barry Levinson. Pacino portrays the embattled coach in his final months of life as he struggles to reconcile himself with what he did or didn’t know and what he did or didn’t do about former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting young boys.

Trading Spaces
TLC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
The home renovation series that launched a DIY revolution in the early 2000s returns to TLC with designers Doug Wilson, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Genevieve Gorder, Vern Yip, Frank Bielec and Laurie Smith, plus stud-muffin carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse, and special guests John Gidding, Kahi Lee, Sabrina Soto, Brett Tutor and Joanie Sprague. Paige Davis hosts.

Once Upon a Prince
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
One day while working at her parents’ small-town garden store, Susanna (Megan Park) accepts help from Nate (Jonathan Keltz), a handsome stranger. Sparks between them fly, but when a photo of them is leaked to the press, Susanna is in for a shock: Nate is about to be crowned king of Cambria.

The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms
Nat Geo Wild, 9pm
Season Premiere!
His name is fun to say aloud. (Try it.) And this reality series about the titular veterinarian’s mobile clinic in Hawaii is just as entertaining to watch.

Nate & Jeremiah by Design
TLC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Interior designer duo Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are back to rescue more deserving homeowners and their off-the-rails renovations. “Nate and I both believe that interior design, when it’s done properly, is transformative,” says Brent, “and the way we show love is through design and through that lens. So, the opportunity to come in … and show [these families] that we see them, we value them, and we want to help them move through this difficult experience, it’s been very humbling and a beautiful gift for us.”

2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
USA Network, 10pm
Just ahead of WrestleMania 34, WWE inducts its latest Hall of Fame class, which includes Goldberg (Bill Goldberg), The Dudley Boyz (Mark LoMonaco and Devon Hughes), Ivory (Lisa Moretti), Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim (James Morris), Mark Henry, and celebrity inductee Kid Rock. Jarrius “JJ” Robertson, a 15-year-old longtime WWE fan who has survived two liver transplants, will receive WWE’s fourth annual Warrior Award.

Saturday Night Live: “Chadwick Boseman/Cardi B”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Chadwick Boseman, who stars in the title role of the recent record-shattering blockbuster Marvel film Black Panther, and who will reprise the character in Avengers: Infinity War later this month, makes his SNL hosting debut. He’s joined by musical guest Cardi B.