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Monday, April 16
Scorpion: “A Lie in the Sand”
As Season 4 ends, the quirky geniuses face a blinding sandstorm and, in what will have bigger blowback for the team, high-EQ Paige (Katharine McPhee) discovers the lie told by brainiac boyfriend Walter (Elyes Gabel). Walter has been misleading Paige for months about an innocent trip to a lecture with cute chemist-next-door Florence (Tina Majorino). Tonight, she uncovers his trail of deception — and the relationship implodes, affecting everyone.
— Scorpion (@ScorpionCBS) April 16, 2018
This is the North American premiere of an outrageous, award-winning, female-driven police procedural from Britain, created by Paul Abbott (the original Shameless series) and starring Joanna Scanlan and Elaine Cassidy. Set in a crumbling cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester, the series follows an unorthodox crack team of officers on the front line, wondering what they did to end up in this part of town as they encounter drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers.
Supergirl: “Schott Through the Heart”
The CW, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
Oscar-nominee (Lady Bird) and Roseanne star Laurie Metcalf appears as Winn’s (Jeremy Jordan) mother who reappears and tries to explain her long-ago disappearance. Winn is reeling at the death of his father and is bitter about his rough childhood but must put it all behind him and work with his estranged mother to battle Toyman.
I Am Evidence
Produced by Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay, this sobering documentary reveals the shocking number of rape kits — containing crucial DNA evidence that could solve and prevent crimes — that languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across America. The film tells stories of survivors who have waited years for their kits to be analyzed, as well as law-enforcement officials who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice.
The Voice: “The Live Playoffs, Night 1”
NBC, 8pm Live
Memo to Blake Shelton and Adam Levine: Keep that banter bleep-free! The singing contest goes live, kicking off three consecutive nights of playoff rounds — now with real-time voting.
Man With a Plan: “King for a Day”
Adam (Matt LeBlanc) turns into a suburban James Bond when wife Andi (Liza Snyder) starts behaving suspiciously. He doesn’t know her covert affairs are for his own good. Double-Oh-No!
Superior Donuts: “Pedal to the Meddle”
In the new episode “Pedal to the Meddle,” Arthur’s (Judd Hirsch) offer to teach Franco (Jermaine Fowler) to drive hits a speed bump when a cop catches Arthur with an expired license.
Fast N’ Loud: “Trouble in the Galaxie”
“I’m just a hyperactive entrepreneur giving derelict Detroit steel a new lease on life,” says Richard Rawlings. The silver-haired Texan owns Dallas’s Gas Monkey Garage, where he and his mechanics buy and fix up classic vehicles — and get up to what he dubs “shenanigans.” Tonight, look for a 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 with “whiskey dents” (Texas hot-rodder slang for DUI dings).
Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions: “The Killer Next Door”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Police outside St. Louis suspect a serial killer after finding the bodies of two women strangled to death. Fearing more victims, police gamble and go public with their only piece of evidence — a shoe found at one of the crime scenes — and an anonymous tip they receive lands an unlikely suspect in the interrogation room.
Days That Shaped America: Boston Bombing
Five years after the horrific event, this installment of the anthology series looks back at the terror attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers planted bombs at the race, killing three people and maiming many more. Hear from one of the wounded, an on-scene medic, a trauma surgeon and law-enforcement officers who experienced the sudden terror of this coldblooded act.
Good Girls: “Shutdown”
Rio’s (Manny Montana) feeling the heat from the FBI investigation, so he abruptly shuts down operations, cutting off Beth (Christina Hendricks), Ruby (Retta), and Annie’s (Mae Whitman) money supply. Their attempt to go back to being ordinary housewives is short-lived when Mary Pat (guest star Allison Tolman) puts the financial squeeze on them — forcing the three women to commit another heist.
Independent Lens: “What Lies Upstream”
Travel to West Virginia with investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback in this detective story that uncovers the troubling truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months.
Tuesday, April 17
Major League Baseball: Cleveland vs. Minnesota (in San Juan)
FS1, 7pm Live
An MLB regular-season game is played in Puerto Rico for the first time since 2010 when the Cleveland Indians take on the Minnesota Twins in the first of two games at San Juan’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
Rosanne: “Darlene v. David”
Guest Star Alert!
Absent for years, David (guest star Johnny Galecki) unexpectedly shows up for Harris’ (Emma Kenney) birthday, forcing Darlene (Sara Gilbert) to re-examine their relationship. Meanwhile, Bev (guest star Estelle Parsons) moves into the Conner home after an incident at her nursing home prevents her from going back.
NCIS: “Sight Unseen”
NCIS reaches its milestone 350th episode with tonight’s new installment “Sight Unseen,” in which NCIS searches for a petty officer suspected of assault who escapes when the sheriff transporting him crashes into a lake.
Lethal Weapon: “Leo Getz Hitched”
When Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) attend Leo Getz’s (guest star Thomas Lennon) surprise wedding, they end up investigating a missing person.
Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Episodes reveal the roles that art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures. The first episode, “The Second Moment of Creation,” features images and artifacts found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America, which testify to the urge to develop civilizations. Liev Schreiber narrates.
Alex, Inc.: “The Nanny”
Alex (Zach Braff) thinks he fired the family’s part-time babysitter, Rosalba (Laura Patalano), after he and Rooni (Tiya Sircar) find her sleeping on the job, but the situation gets complicated when Rosalba still shows up for work. Meanwhile, Ben (Elisha Henig) takes over watching Soraya (Audyssie James) after school, but Rooni loses cell service and gets nervous about the kids being left home alone.
black-ish: “Fifty-Three Percent”
At odds more than usual, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) return to their therapist who suggests they make time for a date night. Meanwhile, the bouncy house gets left behind after Devante’s first birthday party, and Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) take advantage of it.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: “The Runaway Runway”
Season 8 of the reality show is poised to go out with a bang — or make that a splash — as Dorit Kemsley debuts her swimwear line. Naturally, she also stirs up trouble yet again among fellow Wives Erika Girardi, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.
Bull (Michael Weatherly) faces a tough challenge in the new episode “Justified,” as he must convince a jury that a domestic abuse survivor who shot her husband in his sleep is not guilty of murder.
Black Lightning: “Shadow of Death: The Book of War”
The CW, 9pm
From the jump, this take on the DC Comics character was smarter and more genuine than most viewers expected from a superhero show. Led by Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) — father, high-school principal and costumed vigilante — Black Lightning found that sweet spot where emotionally grounded family drama played well with pulpy action and sharp commentary about what’s really going on within the black community. In tonight’s finale, Pierce and equally electrifying crimefighting daughters Jennifer (China Anne McClain) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) amp up to take down the Tuskegee-like ASA.
Holmes: Next Generation
DIY Network, 9pm
Not all heroes wear capes — some don tool belts. Contractor Mike Holmes and his adult children, Mike Jr. and Sherry, step in and save folks from home projects they can’t complete and the shoddy work of others. “Dad likes things his way,” notes Sherry of the Holmes Makes It Right vet. “We’re getting him to consider new ideas he would never normally choose.” Ah, Home Scrappy Home.
Rise: “Bring Me Stanton”
As Lou’s (Josh Radnor) vision for Spring Awakening starts to crumble, Lilette (Auli’i Cravalho) and Robbie (Damon J. Gillespie) feel the weight of responsibility on their shoulders with rehearsals going into overdrive. Reaching out to a student in need of support, Tracey (Rosie Perez) opens up old wounds from her own past. Gwen (Amy Forsyth) starts down a destructive path that threatens to disrupt Gordy’s (Casey W. Johnson) attempts at self-control, while Simon (Ted Sutherland) takes steps to get closer to Annabelle (Shannon Purser).
Splitting Up Together: “Soups Jealous”
While a smitten Lena (Jenna Fischer) has another date with Wes (Trent Garrett), unbeknownst to her, Martin (Oliver Hudson) does his best to care for an ailing Milo (Sander Thomas). Meanwhile, Maya (Diane Farr) makes a decision on whether or not to become a single mother.
For the People: “Everybody’s a Superhero”
Allison (Jasmin Savoy Brown) must take on Celia Chavez (Olivia Sandoval), a tough assistant U.S. attorney in no mood to lose, to defend a man accused of stealing supplies intended for hurricane victims. Sandra (Britt Robertson) defends a peculiar client accused of assault, while Kate (Susannah Flood) is sought out by an ATF agent needing legal advice for an unlikely suspect.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Powder Keg”
Pride (Scott Bakula) and his bar patrons are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves in the new episode “Powder Keg.”
Secret Eats With Adam Richman: “Clock and Dagger”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Adam travels to Cape Town, South Africa, to seek out the city’s best off-menu dishes, including barbecued South African sausage, freshly caught fish and chips, a springbok loin served in an old Victorian house, and a secret, invite-only restaurant.
Legion: “Chapter 11”
Season 2 of FX and Marvel Comics’ surreal adventure series Legion continues with the new episode “Chapter 11,” in which David (Dan Stevens) navigates the maze.
Chicago Med: “An Inconvenient Truth”
After taking the lead on a surgery, Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling) feels the heat after something goes wrong. Drs. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Charles (Oliver Platt) are faced with a tough decision concerning the gender of a 9-year-old girl. April (Yaya DaCosta) and Dr. Reese (Rachel DiPillo) rush to find the son of a dying patient. Goodwin’s (S. Epatha Merkerson) godson is admitted to the hospital.
Wednesday, April 18
Major League Baseball: Cleveland vs. Minnesota (in San Juan)
ESPN, 7pm Live
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins wrap up a special two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball.
Riverdale: “A Night to Remember”
The CW, 8pm
Watch the behind-the-scenes action caught by student videographer Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) when the drama department of Riverdale High mounts an avant-garde version of Carrie: The Musical.
NOVA: “Decoding the Weather Machine”
Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time. Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing? And how can we be resilient — even thrive — in the face of enormous change?
The scripted comedy returns by flashing back to how ex-child stars Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin and Beverley Mitchell first became besties on the eve of Y2K.
Alex, Inc.: “The Mother-in-Law”
Rooni’s (Tiya Sircar) mom, Joya (Anjali Bhimani), comes to New York and Alex (Zach Braff) tries too hard to impress her, including a disastrous Holi celebration which makes him look even worse. Meanwhile, Ben (Elisha Henig) wants to learn more about his heritage from his grandmother to impress a girl in school.
Season 13 of Criminal Minds comes to an end with two hours of back-to-back new episodes tonight. In “Mixed Signals,” the BAU heads to New Mexico to investigate an unsub who is targeting his victims’ temporal lobes. Then in “Believer,” the BAU questions the credibility of a former FBI agent (guest star James Urbaniak) and his search for an unsub he calls “The Strangler.”
The Originals: “Where You Left Your Heart”
The CW, 9pm
Desperate to see her father Klaus (Joseph Morgan) after seven years, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) resorts to drastic measures to bring him back to New Orleans. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope’s actions, but not before news of what she’s done ripples through the city.
Flip Wars: “A Flippin’ Knockout”
When a three-bedroom house from the ’90s hits the auction block, flippers from all over Florida sense blood in the water. After winning in a combative auction, John and Lana realize that the battle has only just begun when they discover disgusting bathrooms, an outdated kitchen and a living room filled with garbage — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Designated Survivor: “Kirkman Agonistes”
Michael J. Fox joins the ABC drama for a five-episode arc this week to play Ethan West, a high-powered attorney investigating President Kirkman’s (Kiefer Sutherland) fitness for the job.
The Americans: “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup”
The sixth and final season of FX’s spy thriller The Americans continues with the new episode “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup.” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star.
Murder Chose Me: “American Nightmare”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
A pillar of Shreveport’s Korean community is murdered in broad daylight on the doorstep of her popular beauty supply store. When the trail of physical evidence runs cold, Detective Rod Demery must rely on shoe-leather detective work to catch the killer.
Chicago P.D.: “Saved”
After Voight (Jason Beghe) witnesses the kidnapping of a young woman with a mysterious connection to his past, Intelligence works to find a connection between her kidnapping and several bank robberies. Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) gets a tip that a grand jury has been summoned, putting Olinsky (Elias Koteas) one step closer to standing trial for Bingham’s murder.
The Wine Show
Actors Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys sip, swirl and swallow all over the world in this fact-filled docuseries.
POV: “Bill Nye: Science Guy”
As star of the 1990s TV series Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Nye made science accessible and exciting to a generation of young people. Today, Nye is active in battling what he perceives as a growing anti-science movement in America. POV’s latest documentary, Bill Nye: Science Guy, looks at Nye’s life and career, which has included everything from being an engineer at Boeing to being on Dancing With the Stars to being CEO of the Planetary Society space advocacy organization.
Thursday, April 19
Grey’s Anatomy: “Judgment Day”
It’s Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Prototypes Day and during the presentations, Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) shares cookies from an appreciative patient that, unbeknownst to her, contain a “special” ingredient. With Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) down for the count, Jo (Camilla Luddington) must take over a major surgery. And Catherine (Debbie Allen) reveals shocking details to Jackson (Jesse Williams) about his grandfather’s past.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Comet Polarization”
Guest Star Alert!
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) finds his comic book store experience altered after writer Neil Gaiman (guest-starring as himself) puts Stuart’s (recurring guest star Kevin Sussman) store on the map.
“The Simpsons” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s stunt of The Simpsons includes plenty of dumb luck (or “pulling a Homer”: to succeed despite idiocy). Among the classics airing tonight are “Homer Defined,” “Bart’s Comet,” “Lisa the Skeptic” and “The Joy of Sect.”
Superstore: “Gender Reveal”
The store hosts a gender-reveal party for Glenn (Mark McKinney) and his wife Jerusha (Kerri Kenney), just as Dina (Lauren Ash) is freaking out at the realities of having to deliver a baby. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) receives some unsettling news.
A.P. Bio: “Eight Pigs and a Rat”
When one of Jack’s (Glenn Howerton) students anonymously reports him for canceling their much-anticipated fetal pig dissection, he sets out to find the snitch. Durbin’s (Patton Oswalt) chances at Principal of the Year are in jeopardy when the superintendent visits.
Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48: “Robert Blake”
Marcia Clark attempts to uncover the truth behind the unsolved murder of actor Robert Blake’s wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. Did the Baretta star murder his own spouse, or did Bakley’s dark past lead to her early demise? Determined to find Bakley’s killer, the former O.J. Simpson prosecutor scrutinizes this twisted Hollywood tale to separate the facts from the fiction that she finds in the first 48 hours of the case.
Station 19: “Stronger Together”
Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz), Jack (Grey Damon) and 18 other candidates take the captaincy drill test, gunning for sole leadership of Station 19. Meanwhile, Travis (Jay Hayden) serves as acting captain while Andy and Jack are away for the day, and Ben (Jason George) confronts Vic (Barrett Doss) about her fears.
Mom: “Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire”
Guest Star Alert!
In the new episode “Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire,” Christy (Anna Faris) considers getting a new sponsor, Nora (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), after witnessing Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy) have a major meltdown in a grocery store.
Carnival Eats: “Noah’s Favs”
Cooking Channel, 9pm
With fair season right around the corner, host Noah Cappe — who has sampled almost 500 fairground foods — takes a trip down memory midway to name his favorite carnival foods.
Ex on the Beach
Rapper/actor Romeo hosts this social experiment that features romantically challenged reality stars alongside everyday singles who show up for what they think is a normal love and dating show set in a Hawaiian paradise, only to be completely blindsided by their exes. After the shock wears off, the couples decide if their love can be reignited, or if the flame of romance is gone for good.
Shondaland fanatics’ hearts are breaking as the Thursday-night staple, starring Kerry Washington as complex political fixer Olivia Pope, comes to an end.
Chicago Fire: “Where I Want to Be”
After responding to a residential fire at a property belonging to a Mexican drug cartel, Casey (Jesse Spencer) is skeptical of Cordova (guest star Damon Dayoub) after a hefty amount of money was found missing from the crime scene. Elsewhere, Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) makes a big decision.
Friday, April 20
In this anime series, Retsuko is a 25-year-old red panda who works as an office associate in the accounting department of a Tokyo trading company. All she wants is to do her job and get through the day, but when frustrations reach a boiling point, she vents through death-metal karaoke-singing.
Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen star in this film that played earlier this month at the SFFILM Festival in San Francisco. Matt Ryder (Sudeikis) is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Ben (Harris) cross-country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben’s nurse Zooey (Olsen), the three navigate a world changing from analog to digital while trying to put the past behind them.
This film reveals the little-told story of 13 remarkable women who were tested for spaceflight in 1961 for NASA’s “man in space” program, dubbed Project Mercury. The men ultimately chosen to be among the first Americans to make the trip beyond Earth, all military test pilots, became known as the Mercury 7. But behind closed doors, female pilots were also screened. These aviation pioneers had the “right stuff” but the wrong gender, and their time would unfortunately have to wait.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the 2015 blockbuster addition to the Jurassic Park saga. Dinosaur park Jurassic World has been open for 10 years, and the visitor rates are starting to decline. When corporate backers urge the creation of a new attraction, scientists start messing with the wrong things, and it backfires horribly.
“The Simpsons” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 6pm
One could argue that The Simpsons peaked creatively around Seasons 6-7 in 1995. Some of the all-time great episodes from that period air tonight on FXX, including “Two Dozen and One Greyhounds,” “The PTA Disbands,” “’Round Springfield,” “The Springfield Connection,” “Lemon of Troy,” “Radioactive Man,” “Bart Sells His Soul,” “Lisa the Vegetarian” and “King-Size Homer.”
MacGyver: “Wind + Water”
Mac (Lucas Till) is in Puerto Rico helping to rebuild a hurricane-damaged home when he is taken hostage by bank robbers in the new episode “Wind + Water.”
Blindspot: “Clamorous Night”
The team faces a deadly threat on all of their lives, and Roman’s (Luke Mitchell) allegiances are tested.
Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-One”
The CW, 9pm
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) believes she and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) are in a good place until she realizes he is keeping a secret from her. Petra (Yael Grobglas) and JR (guest star Rosario Dawson) make a decision about their future, while River (guest star Brooke Shields) spends the week with Rogelio (Jaime Camil) to help them seem believable as a married couple, but she takes her role too seriously.
Guest Star Alert!
NASCAR’s Ryan Blaney not only has his first role in a TV series, but the up-and-coming stock-car driver gets to do what he does best: careen around curves with other vehicles in hot pursuit. Tonight on NBC’s Taken, he plays an FBI agent assisting Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) on a mission … in a Mustang (a switch from his usual Ford Fusion).
Live From Lincoln Center: “Sutton Foster in Concert”
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster brings her irresistible talent and effusive charm to the intimate Appel Room for a special night with a special guest, two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening, Glee).
Expecting: “Christina & Ant/Julie & Ryan”
UP TV, 9pm
Lights! Camera! Baby! In this charming docuseries, pregnant couples chronicle their own journey — no crew, no producer. Tonight, a Los Angeles duo battered by a miscarriage get the best news possible, while Michigan parents of twin boys anticipate … twin girls!
will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas — Landmarks Live in Concert
Experience will.i.am live in concert from London’s Royal Albert Hall. In a one-night-only event, the Grammy- and Emmy-winning artist performs with members of the Black Eyed Peas and special guests.
Saturday, April 21
Major League Baseball: Cleveland at Baltimore
FS1, 4pm Live
FS1 airs the second game of a four-game series at Oriole Park in Baltimore as the Cleveland Indians face the Orioles.
Ransom: “Secrets and Spies”
Eric (Luke Roberts) and Oliver (Brandon Jay McLaren) are thrust into the world of espionage in the new episode “Secrets and Spies,” as they must help negotiate the release of a CIA spy kidnapped in Vienna.
Ryan Reynolds stars as darkly funny comic-book character Deadpool in this 2016 action film. Wade Wilson (Reynolds) agrees to rogue experimentation to help cure his cancer. He doesn’t realize that what he signed on for will leave him disfigured and hidden in the shadows. Now, armed with a variety of weapons and his twisted sense of humor, his new alter ego, Deadpool, takes a dark path to find and destroy the man who altered his life forever.
War for the Planet of the Apes
The third installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes film series, which sees Caesar (Andy Serkis) leading the apes in a confrontation with humans over control of the planet, makes its HBO debut. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn star.
The Zoo: “The Eagle Has Landed”
Animal Planet, 9pm
Plenty of reality shows give viewers a chance to see the fur fly — but on Animal Planet’s The Zoo, that concept is taken quite literally. Now in its second season, the uplifting series offers a glimpse at the inner workings of New York’s bustling Bronx Zoo. In tonight’s episode, zoo director Jim Breheny helps a keeper learn how to handle a golden eagle.
Iyanla: Fix My Life
In an episode intriguingly titled “Sex Workers: Addicted to the Struggle,” two sex workers, Canitra and Lauren, consult tough-loving life coach Iyanla Vanzant. Though the women insist they want out of the dangerous industry, they struggle to cast off their roles as paid escorts “Monroe” and “Tasha.”