All Times Eastern.
Friday, April 6
MacGyver: “Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle”
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.
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
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
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.”
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”
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”
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”
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Sunday, April 8
2018 World Figure Skating Championships
NBC airs a three-hour recap special featuring highlights from the season-ending World Figure Skating Championships in Milan.
BBC America, 8pm
This new thriller stars Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Eve, a London-based MI5 security services operative who’s bored with her job and her comfortable life. All that changes when a witness protection case puts her on a collision course with deadly international assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer, The White Princess).
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: “Reunion Part 1”
Andy Cohen sits down with Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Shereé Whitfield and Porsha Williams to take a look back at some of the biggest moments from Season 10. Part 1 kicks off with a shocking revelation that leaves the ladies speechless.
Legends & Lies: The Civil War: “Robert E. Lee: Choosing Sides”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
On the third episode of FOX News Channel’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War, host Brian Kilmeade examines the story of how General Robert E. Lee turned down command of the Union forces and decided to lead the Army of Northern Virginia. Additionally, this episode will spotlight how Lee’s leadership in the Peninsula Campaign had the Federal Army on the run.
Instinct: “I Heart New York”
In the new episode “I Heart New York,” Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) are reassigned to a murder case in Central Park when their investigation into a chemical attack on the subway is taken over by an FBI team led by Dylan’s estranged father, Roger (guest star John Doman).
Death Row Stories: “Snitch Work”
A 4-year-old girl from Philadelphia is found murdered, her body placed in a TV box. Police find no suspects, and the case goes cold. Years later, they arrest a neighbor, Walter Ogrod, for the crime. But when an author seeking to write about the death penalty comes across Walter’s case, he finds an investigation filled with holes and a perpetrator who appears mentally unable to have confessed to the crime. Susan Sarandon narrates.
Manchester by the Sea’s Oscar-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan reboots the E.M. Forster masterpiece as a four-part miniseries starring Hayley Atwell and Philippa Coulthard as spirited sisters Margaret and Helen Schlegel, whose intellectual lifestyles and class-spanning social circles expose them to a less gilded world. Ripper Street’s Matthew Macfadyen plays new-money landowner Henry Wilcox, who woos Margaret after the death of his wife Ruth (Julia Ormond) — a Schlegel pal who bequeaths her cherished family home to an unsuspecting Margaret.
The Walking Dead: “Worth”
In Season 8’s penultimate episode, the threat of the Saviors still looms as Aaron (Ross Marquand) searches for allies. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Rosita (Christian Serratos) take action at Eugene’s (Josh McDermitt) bullet-making outpost.
Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar
AXS TV, 9pm
Season 3 kicks off as host Sammy Hagar visits the world-famous Fillmore in San Francisco for a star-studded episode featuring Eagles legend Don Felder, Fleetwood Mac founding member Mick Fleetwood, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, and groundbreaking axmen Vic Johnson and Steve Vai. The episode is headlined by a discussion with Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Vendetta”
Guest stars Bar Paly and Vyto Ruginis reprise their roles in the new episode “Vendetta.” Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) join forces with Anna Kolcheck (Paly) and the ATF when Arkady Kolcheck (Ruginis) warns NCIS that a notorious international weapons dealer has returned to the States.
When Calls the Heart: “Weather the Storm”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Bill is put in jeopardy while transporting AJ to face trial; Abigail tries to save the town from an investor who will hurt Hope Valley; Carson is faced with a decision; Elizabeth tries to reunite a mother and her son.
London police inspectors Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker, Last Tango in Halifax) and Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar, Indian Summers) investigate cases so cold, they’re freezing. For example: The remains of a young man who disappeared 39 years ago surface during a house demolition.
AXS TV, 9:30pm
AXS TV’s new half-hour reality series features rock icon Eddie Money and his devoted wife Laurie trying to keep the peace at home and within the now 69-year-old “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer’s band — which includes three of the couple’s five children. See what’s shakin’ in the Money household as daughter Jesse wrecks yet another car, son Julian’s a little loose about band practice, Eddie and Laurie let the kids hold down the fort while they travel to Cabo for Sammy Hagar’s birthday, and more.
Meet the Peetes: “Women of Wisdom”
Hallmark Channel, 10pm
Holly helps mentor a group of girls; Dolores asks Holly to help her look for a home in Palm Springs; Rodney has father-daughter bonding time with Ryan.
An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
This latest installment of ID’s hit American Murder Mystery franchise is a three-part limited series that explores the death of Kathleen Peterson, who was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of a staircase in her home in 2001. Her husband, Michael, claims it was a tragic accident, but investigators fear something far more sinister is at play and direct their attention toward him. Did Michael Peterson murder his wife? This series looks into the shocking theories, critical evidence and surprising secrets behind the case.
Science Channel, 10pm
This series explores the suspicious deaths of scientific geniuses to determine if their demises were unfortunate coincidences or if these gifted minds were murdered for knowing too much. Tonight’s series premiere looks to unravel secrets behind the death of Frank Olson, a CIA-employed biological warfare scientist who died after falling out of a window of a New York City hotel in 1953. This season will also include explorations into questions surrounding the deaths of scientists Nikola Tesla, Gerald Bull, Jack Parsons and Shane Todd.
Adult Swim, 12am (late-night)
This animated series will air each week with back-to-back 15-minute episodes. Created by Christy Karacas (Superjail!), it is set in the year 9009, and follows washed-up superstar and notorious party girl Gaz Digzy (voiced by Natasha Lyonne), who — after a spiral of destructive antics — is demoted to the Leptons, the worst team in a futuristic sports league. Her only way back to the top is to somehow lead this group of misfits to victory.
Monday, April 9
Interview With a Murderer
Fans of Mindhunter may be intrigued by this similarly compelling three-part British documentary in which criminologist David Wilson conducts revealing interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer, the man never charged with — yet widely suspected of — killing paperboy Carl Bridgewater in 1978, an infamously unsolved case. The interviews culminate in what is described as “a shocking and blistering exchange.” London’s The Telegraph said that the “fascinating duel [between Wilson and Spencer] made for extraordinary television.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: “The Good, The Bad and the Cuddly”
The CW, 8pm
The Legends’ mission to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip (guest star Arthur Darvill) to improvise.
Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions: “The Second Gun Theory”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm
A deadly domestic dispute outside Nashville pits two detectives against each other when one believes that a self-defense killing is more than it seems. After a grieving wife gives an account justifying her husband’s death, detectives ask one question to provoke an incredible confession.
The Voice: “The Knockouts, Part 3”
The knockout rounds conclude with the coaches’ strongest team members remaining from the battle rounds. For the first time ever, the coaches have recruited those who know best how to navigate and win the competition to advise their artists — former Voice champions. Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope will serve as key adviser for Team Kelly; Season 9 winner Jordan Smith will advise Team Adam; Season 12 winner Chris Blue will advise Team Alicia; and the most recent winner, Chloe Kohanski, will advise Team Blake.
Superior Donuts: “Balls and Streaks”
Guest Star Alert!
Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell guest-stars in the new episode “Balls and Streaks.” Arthur’s (Judd Hirsch) streak of opening day attendance at Wrigley Field is in jeopardy when he finds himself without a ticket for the first time in 43 years.
Golf Channel, 9pm
Golf Channel’s Shotmakers is an innovative new competition featuring nine mixed teams of two players who put their shot-making precision to the test in a high-pressure, fast-paced contest for cash and prizes at Topgolf in Las Vegas. The seven-part series airs Mondays and Tuesdays through the finale on April 30.
Scorpion: “Kenny and the Jet”
Paige’s (Katharine McPhee) maternal side goes into high gear in the new episode “Kenny and the Jet,” when Team Scorpion must save an unconscious, hypothermic boy stuck in the wheel well of their airborne airplane.
Good Girls: “Special Sauce”
Business is booming, and the women are living large, but a threat from one of their employees reminds them how violent Rio (Manny Montana) can be when pushed, and that threatens everything they’ve been working toward. Meanwhile, Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Ruby (Retta) both enjoy the shifting dynamics in their respective marriages, and Boomer (guest star David Hornsby) carries out a malicious plot against Annie (Mae Whitman) that puts her fight for custody in jeopardy.
Independent Lens: “The Art of the Shine”
Meet the unforgettable people who are turning the job of shoe shiner into an art form. From La Paz to Toronto to New York, these proud craftsmen are transforming an all-but-ignored job into a fulfilling life of freedom and personal connection.
Tuesday, April 10
Rosanne: “Eggs Over, Not Easy”
A crucial moment in Becky’s (Lecy Goranson) surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) to assess each other’s lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie’s (Laurie Metcalf) application to adopt a puppy, and Roseanne (Rosanne Barr) devises a plan to change their mind.
Deadliest Catch Live: The Bait: “Live From the Docks”
Discovery Channel, 8pm Live
Just ahead of tonight’s premiere of Deadliest Catch Season 14 — a season that will feature the hit reality show’s 200th episode — the captains join host Matt Rogers for the first ever live episode of The Bait in Seattle. They will discuss the biggest moments in Deadliest Catch history and offer sneak peeks of the most thrilling scenes to come in the new season.
Fixer Upper: Behind the Design
In this new companion series to Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines shares an in-depth look at how all the design decisions, details and decorating come together before the final reveal of each Fixer Upper house. She also reveals some never-before-seen design elements and shows how she, Chip and her assistants work to meet their clients’ needs and style while overcoming challenges that pop up along the way.
black-ish: “Dog Eat Dog World”
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) promise Jack (Miles Brown) they can get one if he gets straight A’s and he does. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan (Daveed Diggs) is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby (Jenifer Lewis).
Discovery Channel, 9pm
After several lean seasons, the Alaskan crab fleet is back to claim a part of a massive $120 million bounty. With the lucrative Bairdi fishery opening back up, adding millions of pounds to the pot, there is a renewed sense of optimism for the captains and crews. But nature’s wrath is acting out in unusual ways, with injuries and Coast Guard rescues stacking up at alarming rates (one crew member is thrown overboard this season). Before setting sail, the captains honor their friends and fellow fishermen of the F/V Destination, which was lost at sea last year.
Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute
Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Kesha, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and SZA are among the artists performing Elton John’s hits in this star-studded concert tribute. John himself will perform “Bennie and the Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom,” and join an ensemble of stars for “I’m Still Standing.”
Rise: “We’ve All Got Our Junk”
After their unresolved confrontation with Gordy (Casey W. Johnson), Lou (Josh Radnor) and Gail (Marley Shelton) try desperately to get through to him. Lou discovers a crucial element to the show needs a major overhaul, while Tracey (Rosie Perez) resists a blossoming romance.
The final season kicks off with a three-year time jump: Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) are dating and returning home from a tour promoting Nick’s YA book; Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a stay-at-home helicopter dad while his wife Cece (Hannah Simone) is a modeling agent; and Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Aly (returning guest star Nasim Pedrad) are married with a child on the way. Prior guest stars returning to reprise their roles include Damon Wayans Jr., Dermot Mulroney, David Walton, Nelson Franklin, Sam Richardson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner.
For the People: “World’s Greatest Judge”
Judge Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall) finds himself at a crossroads in his career when he presides over a case that requires a disproportionate mandatory minimum sentence. Allison (Jasmin Savoy Brown) represents a charming defendant in a fraud case while on duty for the first time, and Leonard (Regé-Jean Page) can’t decide whether he should bring charges against a political figure.
BET’s steamy legal drama follows the smart and sexy professionals of a New York City legal aid office and their tireless fight for their client’s rights. Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse) stars as Gwen Sullivan, a gifted and outspoken public defender who is fiercely passionate about her job and clients, and juggles a busy caseload as well as manages the various personalities at the office — including her ex, who was just appointed her supervisor. Richard Lawson, Megan Hutchings, Christian Keyes and Ronnie Rowe Jr. also star.
Andre the Giant
This HBO Sports documentary examines the life and career of the beloved 7-foot-4-inch pro-wrestling legend (born André René Roussimoff), exploring Andre’s upbringing in rural France and how he parlayed his acromegaly into a celebrated career in the WWE and forays into the entertainment world. The film features interviews with family members, WWE chief Vince McMahon, fellow wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner, and others.
Chicago Med: “Devil in Disguise”
Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Reese (Rachel DiPillo) search for answers when a mother brings in her daughter claiming she is possessed. Drs. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Bekker (Norma Kuhling) are tasked with finding a way to save a pair of conjoined twins. Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) struggles to get Dr. Manning’s (Torrey DeVitto) attention. Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) measures her options in the wake of her recent actions.
Wednesday, April 11
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
The CW, 8pm
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book in this 90-minute special, narrated by Imelda Staunton (the franchise’s dastardly Professor Umbridge). Go behind the scenes of the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, and gain access to artifacts including drawings and drafts from J.K. Rowling’s private archive. The special also features readings from actors in the Harry Potter films including David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, Miriam Margolyes and Mark Williams.
The Blacklist: “Zarak Mosadek”
In an attempt to apply pressure to Ian Garvey (guest star Jonny Coyne), Red (James Spader) and the Task Force head to Paris to track down a prominent heroin supplier for the Nash syndicate. Distrustful of Red’s agenda, Liz (Megan Boone) takes her own path in going after Garvey.
Alex, Inc.: “The Butterfly Pavilion”
Alex (Zach Braff) gets mad at Eddie (Michael Imperioli) for making work decisions without him. Meanwhile, Rooni’s (Tiya Sicar) “easy” gig chaperoning Soraya’s (Audyssie James) field trip goes awry when she gets distracted by work, and Ben (Elisha Henig) takes up the guitar and is determined to get his dad to let him score music for the podcast.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Service”
The SVU must break through military red tape when a soldier is suspected of sexual assault.
Picking up immediately where the emotional and suspenseful Season 2 finale left off, the 13-episode third season of the sci-fi hit finds Earth, Mars and the Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control. The mission to unlock the secret of the protomolecule now reaches an all-time high, and every decision made could jeopardize the survival of the solar system. Elizabeth Mitchell and David Strathairn join the cast as recurring guest stars this season.
A&E’s new series tracks experienced professional real estate flippers as they tackle the market’s newest thing — ghost flips — where buyers invest their own money on homes they’ve never even laid eyes on. These savvy buyers acquire properties they think are unbeatable deals, transforming them into renovated masterpieces and selling them for a hefty profit. On tonight’s series premiere, “Bullet Holes & Benjamins,” real estate moguls Gene and Angelo fall in love with a house riddled with bullet holes, structural flaws and landscaping nightmares.
Designated Survivor: “Overkill”
Following the deadly bomb explosion inside a D.C. metro station, President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland)
declares war on Kunami. When the emir of that country sends his ambassador to negotiate, Agent Wells (Maggie Q) learns the emir is hiding something that could have deadly consequences.
Sell It Like Serhant
In this new series, Million Dollar Listing New York’s real estate guru Ryan Serhant travels around the country to help struggling salespeople in a variety of industries. In each episode, Serhant shares his expertise, humor and tough love to help underperformers overhaul their businesses and become sales superstars.
Criminal Minds: “All You Can Eat”
The new episode “All You Can Eat” isn’t nearly as appetizing as its title suggests. The Centers for Disease Control calls on the BAU when they suspect bioterrorism is behind a series of mysterious deaths in Virginia.
Staten Island Hustle
This six-episode entrepreneurial series follows a group of friends and businessmen from Staten Island who have yet to come up with an idea or product too far-fetched for them to invest in. Without MBAs (or college degrees of any sort), the men prove that grit, ingenuity and imagination may be the real keys to success. Every week, these born hustlers meet to discuss what big ideas they are cooking up. They all have different skills and different day jobs but, together, they’re looking to strike it rich.
Murder Chose Me: “Party Crashers”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
A pair of masked gunmen crash a late-night birthday party, and when guest Noah Randle makes a heroic attempt to intervene, he is shot dead. Detective Rod Demery is called in on his day off to untangle a sinister plot fueled by a bitter grudge.
America Inside Out With Katie Couric
National Geographic, 10pm
On the heels of her GLAAD Media Award-nominated 2017 documentary Gender Revolution, the veteran journalist hits the road again, unpacking other social issues that both inspire and undermine unity in our “United” States via the people who are living examples of these societal changes. Says Couric of her return to field reporting, “A lot of it now is in studios, with experts and talking heads — people who have a lot of interesting things to say — but they’re not exactly living these problems out loud, every day.”
Chicago P.D.: “Payback”
A string of stash house robberies leads back to an unlikely individual. Meanwhile, Voight (Jason Beghe) confronts a key witness in the Bingham investigation.
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
Discover the story of the Jewish Americans who fought for equality and tolerance around the world during World War II. Featuring new interviews with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Henry Kissinger, the late Bea Cohen and others.
Krypton: “The Word of Rao”
Seg (Cameron Cuffe) is approached by a Black Zero leader as Rao finds a scapegoat for the failed Rankless Initiative.
Thursday, April 12
Grey’s Anatomy: “Beautiful Dreamer”
An ICE agent shows up at Grey Sloan in search of an employee who may be working in the U.S. under DACA. Alex’s (Justin Chambers) patient Kimmie (Nayah Damasen) wants to leave the hospital to enjoy her final days, but Alex feels differently. Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) treats Matthew Taylor’s (Justin Bruening) baby and April (Sarah Drew) wants to do whatever she can to help.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Reclusive Potential”
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) celebrate their bachelor and bachelorette parties in the new episode “The Reclusive Potential.” Peter MacNichol guest-stars as brilliant but antisocial scientist Dr. Wolcott.
“The Simpsons” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 8pm
An eight-episode mini-marathon of The Simpsons includes “Lisa Gets an ‘A’,” featuring Homer’s lobster friend Mr. Pinchy, and “Alone Again Natura-Diddily,” in which Maude Flanders dies in a tragic T-shirt cannon accident.
As lottery mania sweeps the store, Dina (Lauren Ash) incentivizes the employees to sell as many tickets as possible. Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) helps Amy (America Ferrera) track down the new district manager to lobby for a raise.
Young Sheldon: “A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside ”
Sheldon (Iain Armitage) declares his independence after his mom (Zoe Perry) bans him from reading a mature comic book in the new episode “A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside.”
A.P. Bio: “Durbin Crashes”
Guest Star Alert!
When Jack (Glenn Howerton) casually gives Durbin (Patton Oswalt) some marriage advice, it backfires and gets Durbin kicked out of the house, so Jack takes him in. The A.P. Bio kids tell Jack that if they can get Miles’ (Tom Bennett) DNA, they’ll learn a little biology while pulling off the ultimate revenge. Angela Kinsey (The Office) guest-stars.
Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48: “Chandra Levy”
World-famous prosecutor Marcia Clark examines the mysterious death of Chandra Levy, the Washington, D.C., intern who allegedly had an affair with U.S. Congressman Gary Condit. With no one held accountable for Chandra’s brutal murder, Marcia investigates what really happened in this high-profile case of politics, sex and murder.
Station 19: “Shock to the System”
Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy) visits Ben (Jason George) at work and meets his new coworkers for the first time. While most of the team responds to a motor vehicle accident involving an electrical danger, Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Maya (Danielle Savre) are paired up to go on their first stakeout.
Mom: “Crazy Snakes and a Clog to the Head”
Guest Star Alert!
When the ladies bring a meeting to a women’s prison, Bonnie (Allison Janney) is attacked by an old acquaintance, Tammy (guest star Kristen Johnston), in the new episode “Crazy Snakes and a Clog to the Head.”
A dangerous situation gets worse for Hondo (Shemar Moore) and the team as they try to negotiate with an ex-convict who is holding a family hostage in the new episode “Armory.”
Ex on the Beach Casting Special
A week before the series premiere, meet the cast of MTV’s Ex on the Beach. In the hot reality dating series, 10 contestants — a mixture of everyday people and romantically embattled reality stars from The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise, The Challenge, Vanderpump Rules, Are You The One? and Bad Girls Club — show up for what they think is a run-of-the-mill love and dating show, and are blindsided by their exes.
Chicago Fire: “When They See Us Coming”
When the FBI takes over Firehouse 51 for an undercover mission, Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) volunteer to assist with the investigation. Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) attempts to help Severide come to terms with recent developments he’s been managing.
Friday, April 13
Titus Welliver is back as Detective Harry Bosch for Season 4 of this adaptation of Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels. In the 10-episode new season, Bosch is assigned to solve a civil-rights attorney’s murder before the city erupts in violence, pursuing every lead even if it turns the spotlight back on his own department. As one murder intertwines with another, the detective must reconcile his past to find a justice that has long eluded him. One of Amazon’s most popular titles, and the streaming service’s longest-running one-hour series, Bosch was recently renewed for Season 5.
Chef’s Table: Pastry
This four-part series goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world’s most renowned pastry chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef, taking a unique look at his or her life, talent and passion.
Lost in Space
This reimagining of the classic 1960s series is set 30 years in the future, when the Robinson family is among the people selected for an attempt to colonize space. But when the new colonists find themselves thrown off course en route to their new home, they must forge new alliances and survive in an alien environment light-years from their destination. Toby Stephens, Molly Parker and Parker Posey headline the cast of the series whose pilot episode has already been beamed up to the International Space Station for astronauts to watch in their leisure time.
MacGyver: “Skyscraper – Power”
Guest Star Alert!
Mac (Lucas Till) and Jack (George Eads) attempt to rescue a billionaire’s son after he is kidnapped by a former Navy SEAL who uses an EMP weapon to cut off power and communication lines to the Shanghai skyscraper where the boy lives. Ed Asner and Piper Laurie guest-star in the new episode “Skyscraper – Power.”
When a bomb goes off in Washington, D.C., the team suspects an innocent man is being framed for the crime. Meanwhile, Kilroy (Adam Goldberg) tracks down a notorious hacker.
Blue Bloods: “Risk Management”
In the new episode “Risk Management,” Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) race to find a missing girl who will die within 72 hours without her heart medication.
Game of Thrones’ Richard Dormer stars in this time-jumping, six-part thriller as a disfigured U.K. police detective who’s obsessed with finding an acid-attack serial killer who’s responsible for his own disfigurement. Told mostly in reverse order, with the killer being apprehended, something just doesn’t add up. That’s when the series stops, and reverses in a fast-paced whodunit thinker.
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas
Cenac — an Emmy-winning comedian and former The Daily Show writer/correspondent — redefines the late-night format, embarking on an ongoing journey to understand the big issues of the moment and investigate real-world solutions. Focusing on the conversation of change, Cenac shares stories of civic-minded approaches that deserve widespread attention.
Saturday, April 14
“Star Wars” Marathon
TNT, beginning at 2:16am
Get your geek on as TNT airs Star Wars movies all day. The fun starts with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and ends with back-to-back airings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. See all your favorite characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Jar Jar Binks.
Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own
Discovery Family Channel, 12pm
This new animated series follows the six very different animal friends when they leave their human companions for fun and adventure in the magical utopia of Paw-Tucket. In the first of back-to-back premiere episodes, “A Pet’s Best Friend Is …,” Roxie, the lovable terrier, lands the dream gig of housesitting for a mega pop star, only to be bombarded by Paw-Tucket’s snobbiest pets. Later, in “Pet, Peeved,” when “odd couple” differences become a problem, Roxie becomes determined to be a better roommate to Bombay cat Jade.
NBA Playoffs, First Round
ABC & ESPN, beginning at 3pm Live
The NBA playoffs begin today with first-round games on ABC and ESPN. ABC airs an afternoon game, followed by a tripleheader on ESPN.
Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
A Saturday MLB doubleheader on FS1 has the Texas Rangers at the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, followed by the L.A. Angels at the Kansas City Royals.
In the new episode “Alters,” Eric (Luke Roberts) and Zara (Nazneen Contractor) are providing risk assessment services at an investment bank when they are taken hostage by a gunman targeting a low-level accountant.
UFC Fight Night: “Poirier vs. Gaethje”
Four key matchups presented live from Glendale, Ariz., are highlighted by a clash between top-ranked lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Priscilla Presley and award-winning Bruce Springsteen documentarian Thom Zimny teamed up to create this deeply moving, two-film, three-hour presentation that explores Elvis’ life through his intense and lifelong relationship with music. The Searcher also features rare footage and photos; interviews with Priscilla, Scotty Moore, Red West, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and others; plus a musical score composed by Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready.
Murder Made Me Famous: “The Green River Killer”
REELZ Channel, 8pm
For almost two decades, a madman wreaked havoc around Seattle and its majestic Green River area. Gary Ridgway would come to be known as the Green River Killer after being convicted of 49 murders, but many believe there are dozens more. See the shocking story of a man who lived a wicked double life — a father, husband and churchgoer to some but a true wolf in sheep’s clothing as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.
FX, beginning at 10pm
Catch up on FX’s drama series about the Getty family saga with the first three episodes of Trust airing back-to-back tonight. Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson and Brendan Fraser star.
Saturday Night Live: “John Mulaney/Jack White”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Emmy-winning writer, standup comedian and performer John Mulaney (who previously spent six seasons as a writer for SNL) makes his hosting debut tonight. He is joined by returning musical guest Jack White.