All Times Eastern.
Sunday, March 3
National Geographic, 9pm
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Oscar-winning documentary follows world-class climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to be the first climber to scale Yosemite’s famous El Capitan “free solo,” without the aid of ropes, harnesses or safety gear. The film chronicles Honnold’s preparation for and attempt at the historic feat, and also delves into what makes him uniquely apt to attempt the impossible.
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The journey continues as America’s beloved singing competition series returns for its second season on ABC and 17th season overall. Returning to help find the cream of the crop are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return to host the series.
God Friended Me: “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Thai Food Place”
In the new episode “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Thai Food Place,” Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) and Cara (Violett Beane) help a young woman who fell into a coma after disappearing the night before her wedding and wakes with no memory of that evening.
Naked and Afraid
Discovery Channel, 8pm
This season, six Naked and Afraid survivalists return to face the most challenging locations to date, including the Alaskan tundra, an alligator-infested swamp in Florida and an African Kill Zone where they are stalked by lions, dozens of crocodiles and a herd of 100 elephants. The season also features the show’s first threesome challenge, a four-survivalist battle of the sexes and the first couple to take on the challenge.
Family Food Showdown
Food Network, 8pm
The family that cooks together stays together, and those who cook well together have the chance to win $10,000! The best cooking families face off to see which one works best as a team to impress host Valerie Bertinelli and the culinary experts.
The Simpsons: “101 Mitigations”
Guest Star Alert!
Guillermo Del Toro lends his voice to the animated series when Homer takes the kids on a joy ride in Comic Book Guy’s car and must either prove his innocence in court or suck up to America’s most neck-beardy neckbeard.
Leaving Neverland: “Part 1”
This two-part, four-hour documentary made controversial waves at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and examines the claims made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck that they were sexually abused by pop star Michael Jackson when they were young boys. Part 2 airs tomorrow.
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
The rise and downfall of Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is profiled in this two-and-a-half-hour documentary. Called a bulldog, a kingmaker and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisers, Ailes was the Wizard of Oz. But he collected talent like dolls and became consumed by paranoia about his own personal security.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Into the Breach”
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a journalist who was writing an exposé on a mishandled classified military operation in the new episode “Into the Breach.”
The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power
This six-part series, kicking off with back-to-back episodes tonight, examines the Bush family and their impact on American political history. Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris (who is also a producer on the series), the docuseries explores the family’s internal dynamics through archival footage and interviews with historians, journalists, political figures and Bush family members.
Worst Cooks in America: “The Day We’ve Been Waiting For”
Food Network, 9pm
The final two recruits begin with one last skill drill before Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence give them the opportunity to pick any dish they’d like to learn in a private lesson. The recruits then create a three-course, restaurant-quality meal, followed by the main dish challenge — where all their newly learned culinary skills are put to the test. Judges Debi Mazar, Michael Psilakis and Jessica Tom have a blind taste test of the recruits’ dishes to determine who will win the $25,000 grand prize.
Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
The latest edition of Alex McPherson’s (Alison Sweeney) true-crime podcast leads her and most of the Chronicle staff to Pennsylvania wine country to investigate the death of a vintner that was ruled an accident by the local police. Before Alex can get to the bottom of what she believes was a murder, another member of the family is felled by a bullet, and she and her colleagues amass a list of motive-bearing suspects, determined to stop the killings. Benjamin Ayers also stars.
Victoria on Masterpiece: “The White Elephant”
The world’s eyes are on the Great Exhibition and the royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon?
Madam Secretary: “Between the Seats”
Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) visits the Middle East to finalize a deal to bring U.S. troops home, but complications arise when a local woman’s life is threatened by rumors of a romance with one of Elizabeth’s staffers in the new episode “Between the Seats.”
Alaskan Bush People
Discovery Channel, 10pm
After making their long-awaited return to the wild last year, the Brown family back for more adventures. With their first foothold of self-sufficiency realized through the construction of their barn last season, the Browns rededicate themselves to the life they love off-grid in the wild mountains of the Pacific Northwest. They’re closer than ever to realizing their lifelong family dream of a sustainable ranch but must overcome new challenges and incredible family changes as a brutal winter hits earlier than expected.
Crashing: “The Christian Tour”
While enjoying the perks of being on a Christian comedy tour, Pete (Pete Holmes) feels busted when he runs into NY Cellar comic Jessica Kirson in Charleston, S.C. And after ghosting Kat (Madeline Wise) while on the road, Pete finally sits down with her to talk about their relationship.
Season 2 of the dramedy is about Beth (Christina Hendricks), Ruby (Retta) and Annie (Mae Whitman) dealing with the consequences of their criminal behavior. What happens in the wake of their actions will have life-changing consequences that ripple throughout the entire season.
Ride With Norman Reedus
AMC, 12:10am (late night)
Norman Reedus and his Walking Dead costar Austin Amelio drive through Arizona’s Valley of the Sun. “Austin and I have always been friends,” says Reedus. “Even when our characters hated each other. We have similar tastes. He and I go riding motorcycles every once in a while, and he’s a really cool guy. So it was nice to run around with him in Arizona.”
Monday, March 4
Arrow: “Brothers & Sisters”
The CW, 8pm
After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to bond with Emiko (Sea Shimooka).
Leaving Neverland: “Part 2”
The controversial documentary about the sexual abuse claims against Michael Jackson concludes tonight.
America’s Hidden Stories
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Smithsonian Channel’s new series America’s Hidden Stories delves into unseen records to investigate what our history books may have missed. The premiere episode, “Salem’s Secrets,” has scholars and scientists working to uncover new information about the infamous Salem witch trials in 17th-century Massachusetts.
Man With a Plan: “The New Old School”
In the new episode “The New Old School,” Adam (Matt LeBlanc) catches Kate (Grace Kaufman) sneaking back into the house at night, and he is determined to fix the behavior with old-school parenting tactics.
Magnum P.I.: “Black Is the Widow”
Guest Star Alert!
Magnum (Jay Hernandez) poses as a doctor on a dating app to find a killer who may be preying on wealthy men. Milwaukee Brewers star and 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich guest-stars as himself in the new episode “Black Is the Widow.”
Inside My Heart
At the peak of the refugee and migrant crisis, three families are forced to flee war-torn Syria and Afghanistan, seeking safe harbor on foreign shores. In the wake of witnessing unthinkable atrocities and having the lives they’ve known wrested away, these people exhibit remarkable resilience as they fight for survival. Inside My Heart allows us to witness the families’ struggles and frustrations over the course of three years and better understand the hopes they have for their children.
I Am the Night: “Queen’s Gambit, Accepted”
The six-part limited series from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins comes to a jaw-dropping conclusion tonight. Jenkins remarks, “I hope people come home, as their takeaway, saying, ‘Wow, that’s an incredible story, and what an unbelievable, spiritually evolved person came out of that situation. What a beautiful story that is.’”
The Good Doctor: “Breakdown”
Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is desperate to join the team on a dangerous procedure involving a patient’s tumor removal. However, having been removed from the surgery team by Dr. Jackson Han (guest star Daniel Dae Kim), he must use his talents to help figure out the cause of an infant’s injuries.
Your favorite summer squad is back for another season of working hard and playing harder as they embark on a journey of endless fun, drama and hookups.
The Enemy Within: “Black Bear”
When a former CIA operative is murdered, Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) to help recover valuable intel that could take down Tal (Alex Feldman) once and for all. But the question remains — can Shepherd be trusted?
Tuesday, March 5
This season’s extended episodes take an in-depth look into what goes into dealing with a hoarding crisis of epic magnitude. In the Season 10 premiere, Andy and Becky feel it is their constitutional right to live however they choose, even if that’s among 250 tons of hoard. Now they’re in a battle with the city government that could end with them going to jail and losing their home.
The Bachelor: “The Women Tell All”
Always a highlight of any Bachelor season, this episode showcases the women who were sent home, as they return to spill the dirt on what actually happened behind the scenes. The sparks will fly and the claws will come out as Bachelor Colton Underwood faces the women he rejected, including some of the most controversial and memorable bachelorettes from this season.
NCIS: “Bears and Cubs”
Guest Star Alert!
Recurring guest star Robert Wagner is back as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. in the new episode “Bears and Cubs,” in which Jimmy’s (Brian Dietzen) father-in-law (guest star Larry Miller) asks him to tamper with evidence.
The Flash: “King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd”
The CW, 8pm
When Gorilla Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) attacks Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash find themselves teaming up with an unexpected ally — King Shark (voiced by David Hayter). However, when they hit a snag, they bring in Dr. Tanya Lamden (guest star Zibby Allen) to try to reach the man behind the shark, Shay Lamden (guest star Dan Payne).
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s Tuesday NBA doubleheader opens with James Harden and the Houston Rockets in Toronto to take on Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors. In the second game, Al Horford and the Boston Celtics are in the Bay Area for a matchup against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Maggie (Missy Peregrym) and OA (Zeeko Zaki) discover a kidnapper’s motivation is a ploy to gain internet fame in the new episode “Invisible.”
The Story of God With Morgan Freeman
National Geographic, 9pm
Morgan Freeman continues his travels to the holiest spots around the globe as he examines humanity’s spiritual diversity. He shares that after meeting countless people from around the planet with varying beliefs, “The one lesson that I come away with is that whatever I believe, I believe. Whatever you believe, I cannot say you’re wrong in it. You cannot say I’m wrong in my belief. My belief is my belief. Your belief is your belief. We’re all entitled to it, and we’re all correct.”
This Is Us: “The Graduates”
Kevin (Justin Hartley) keeps a secret from Zoe (Melanie Liburd). Randall (Sterling K. Brown) gets unexpected news about Deja (Lyric Ross). In the past, the Big Three graduate from high school.
The Toe Bro
Fans of TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper will appreciate this new six-episode docuseries that follows YouTube sensation Jonathan Tomines — otherwise known as The Toe Bro — a foot specialist who treats a wide range of shocking foot problems. There is nothing he won’t clip, slice or scoop until suffering is a thing of the past. These oddly satisfying and cringeworthy procedures, combined with Jonathan’s friendly bedside manner, leave patients with newfound confidence and viewers fascinated by his achievements.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Survivor”
Hannah (Necar Zadegan) is placed in protective custody with her family while NCIS searches for an elusive terrorist with a personal vendetta against her in the new episode “Survivor.”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
This series takes viewers inside a homicide detective’s photographic memory. With over 25 years of experience working homicide in Nashville, Detective Pat Postiglione has seen hundreds of crime scenes, and he remembers each as if it had happened yesterday. The victims live on in his consciousness, and the details are ingrained in his mind. In each episode, Postiglione walks viewers through the locations of the crimes in exacting detail, and each crime scene is re-created based on police records and the detective’s unparalleled memory.
New Amsterdam: “Croaklahoma”
Max (Ryan Eggold) bonds with the patients undergoing chemo with him, but a conversation leads him to struggle with his reality. Meanwhile, Reynolds (Jocko Sims) has difficulty handling a personal matter regarding a patient’s family, and Iggy (Tyler Labine) struggles with a realization regarding his daughter.
Teachers: “The Tell-Tale Cart”
TV Land, 10pm
It’s Valentine’s Day at Fillmore Elementary, and Ms. Snap (Katy Colloton) and Kyle (Adam Korson) are having trouble communicating. Meanwhile, Mrs. Adler (Kathryn Renée Thomas) tries her hand at building maintenance, and Ms. Bennigan (Katie O’Brien) deals with a pesky salesman in the new episode “The Tell-Tale Cart.”
Wednesday, March 6
Airing on a special night, this episode is part two of the fan-favorite countrywide auditions and features two of the most powerful auditions in Idol history.
Riverdale: “Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk With Me”
The CW, 8pm
Betty (Lili Reinhart) takes matters into her own hands when she learns that the Farm has set their sights on someone in her inner circle. Meanwhile, when Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Gladys’ (guest star Gina Gershon) control over Veronica (Camila Mendes) becomes too much to handle, she sets a plan in motion to turn the tables on them.
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers are in Chicago to face Zach LaVine and the Bulls. Then in ESPN’s second game, Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers.
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: “Social/M’Dears Bakery & Bistro”
In the two-hour season finale, Gordon and his “Hell on Wheels” mobile headquarters travel to Los Angeles to help a pair of struggling eateries.
The college-set spinoff of ABC’s black-ish is taking a spring break and will return with new episodes later this year. Series executive producer Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry teases, “There’s so many things coming up this year. We have cultural appropriation coming up. We have black mental health coming up.”
The Real Housewives of New York City
Returning this season are Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer, joined by friend Barbara Kavovit. As the ladies try to pick up the pieces after a tumultuous season marked by loss and struggle, new friendships are forged in the face of change.
Whiskey Cavalier: “The Czech List”
The Whiskey team is sent to Prague for their first official mission where Will (Scott Foley) has to seduce the widow of a notorious shipping tycoon in order to gain access to a list of criminal clients, but Frankie (Lauren Cohan) doubts his ability to deceive a grieving woman. Back in New York, the bureau assigns the team a new liaison, who just so happens to be the last person Will wants to see.
You’re the Worst: “Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday”
In the new episode “Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday,” Edgar (Desmin Borges) and Lindsay (Kether Donohue) plan the most epic Sunday Funday yet.
Thursday, March 7
Tim Roth returns as Jim Worth, a former British detective who has moved his family to the Rocky Mountain town of Little Big Bear in search of a better life. Picking up immediately following the explosive Season 1 finale in which Jim appeared to be shot by his own daughter, this season finds him trying to survive in the remote Rockies while his shell-shocked family struggles to come to terms with their actions.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Blood and Water”
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) finds herself having to side with either Alex (Justin Chambers) or DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) during a difficult situation, but she doesn’t want to betray either of them. Meanwhile, Maggie (Kelly McCreary) reveals details about her personal life that cause a public stir.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Conference Valuation”
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) finds a book on experimenting on kids and he and the gang decide to run experiments on the Wolowitz children in the new episode “The Conference Valuation.”
Season 4 of the workplace comedy picks up with new episodes, and as the season continues, you’ll see the ensemble leaving Cloud 9 a bit more. “We see these characters outside of the store quite a bit this season,” said star America Ferrera at a press conference. “As the show goes on and they become more of a family, there’s more of a reason to see them outside of the place,” added creator/executive producer Justin Spitzer. “So, like, Amy inviting this group of coworkers to her daughter’s quinceañera shows that these are her friends and family, too.”
After losing out on a chance to get out of Toledo and into his dream job at a prestigious university, disgraced Harvard philosophy professor Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) remains determined to leave town and regain prominence in the academic world in the second season of this comedy. Jack decides to work on a book detailing a new philosophical thesis, which will require him to immerse himself in Toledo more than ever while continuing to enlist the help of his students and friends at Whitlock High School, including Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt).
The First 48: “A Killer Fight/Do the Right Thing”
In Mobile, Ala., a street fight escalates to a shooting that leaves a man dead in his front yard. In Tulsa, Okla., a drive-by shooting that stems from a gang feud claims the life of a 16-year-old girl, while her boyfriend clings to life.
Station 19: “Crash and Burn”
In the aftermath of the windstorm, Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Sullivan’s (Boris Kodjoe) fates remain unknown while trapped in the overturned aid car. Meanwhile, back at the station, the team confronts Jack (Grey Damon) about his well-being, and when it’s safe enough to venture out, they search for their fellow firefighters in a race against time.
Mom: “Cincinnati and a Toe Situation”
Guest Star Alert!
Bonnie (Allison Janney) reluctantly consults a therapist (guest star Rainn Wilson) for help with her ADD in the new episode “Cincinnati and a Toe Situation.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Golden Child”
Guest Star Alert!
Jake (Andy Samberg) helps Amy (Melissa Fumero) navigate the complicated relationship she has with her brother, David (guest star Lin-Manuel Miranda). Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) introduces some drama into an undercover mission involving Terry (Terry Crews) and Holt (Andre Braugher).
Will & Grace: “Supreme Courtship”
Jack’s (Sean Hayes) insistence that Will (Eric McCormack) be nicer to his fiancé, Estefan (guest star Brian Jordan Alvarez), backfires when Estefan thinks Will is in love with him. In a hurry to buy her boyfriend Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) a Valentine’s Day gift, Grace (Debra Messing) unknowingly knocks over a prominent figure while going after a taxi. And when Karen (Megan Mullally) discovers that Noah not only writes her favorite romance novels but also plans to kill off the main character, she forces him to rewrite the story.
60 Days In: “You Don’t Belong Here”
Now that one of the participants has blown his/her cover, Sheriff Lamb and his team are forced to make a decision: end the program early or risk the lives of the remaining participants.
For the People: “First Inning”
Immigration, diplomatic immunity, the killing of a United States senator — it’s a new season of high-stakes federal cases that pit public defenders against prosecutors. Whose side are you on?
Guest Star Alert!
Debbie Allen returns in her guest role as Hondo’s (Shemar Moore) mom in the new episode “Jack,” in which the SWAT team tries to zero in on the next target of a carjacking ring.
The Rap Game: “The Final Battle”
XScape and Rapsody join as the remaining three finalists go head-to-head in the ultimate final performances. But after 10 weeks of grueling battles, challenges and eliminations, only one young artist will prove themselves worthy of a So So Def contract.
Friday, March 8
Ricky Gervais created, wrote and directed this six-part series. He also stars as Tony, a former nice guy who, after his wife dies, contemplates suicide but instead decides to first punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.
Walk. Ride. Rodeo.
Amberley Snyder’s (Spencer Locke) dreams of a college scholarship and pro rodeo career are brought to a halt when she’s involved in a devastating accident. Now unable to use her legs, she refuses to give up her dreams and instead decides to fight her way back into competitive barrel racing. Bailey Chase, Sherri Shepherd and Missi Pyle also star in this film, which is based on a true story.
This animated adventure is based on the popular role-playing video game and follows friends Wren, Reynold, Everett and Lucy as they face off against the nougat-scarfing monsters that slink through the shadows of their sleepy town on Halloween night. With the guidance of an adult named Norm, they must use their imaginations to unlock the magical powers of their homemade costumes and save the universe.
Fresh Off the Boat: “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”
Eddie (Hudson Yang), angry after Jessica (Constance Wu) tells him he’s too immature to go on a student exchange trip to Taiwan, takes his mom at her word when she says, “My house, my rules,” and he leaves home. But when he ends up living with Horace (guest star Jimmy O. Yang) in his new apartment, Eddie has second thoughts.
MacGyver: “Seeds + Permafrost + Feather”
In the new episode “Seeds + Permafrost + Feather,” MacGyver (Lucas Till) and team are asked to solve a locked-door mystery when a man working inside a remote, ultra-secure international seed vault disappears.
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
In the first game of an ESPN NBA doubleheader, Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers battle James Harden and the Rockets in Houston. In the second game, Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit Oracle Arena to take on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in a clash of Western Conference elites.
Last Man Standing: “Cards on the Table”
Mike (Tim Allen) begrudgingly invites Ryan (Jordan Masterson) to his weekly poker game, but regrets it when Ryan gets the guys to open up about their feelings.
Blindspot: “The Big Blast From the Past Episode”
An active bomber forces the team to delve into a case from their past.
Speechless: “S-P– SPECIAL B– BOY T-I– TIME”
Ray’s (Mason Cook) attempt to manipulate Maya (Minnie Driver) over an unfulfilled promise of mother-son time backfires when she calls his bluff. JJ (Micah Fowler) tries a new aide after he and Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) agree to spend a day apart. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s (John Ross Bowie) unsure how to handle Dylan’s (Kyla Kenedy) teen angst when she invites a boy over.
The Blacklist: “The Cryptobanker”
The task force delves into the unregulated world of cryptocurrency in order to stop an impending attack, while Red (James Spader) undertakes a risky endeavor to secure his freedom.
VH1 Trailblazer Honors
Celebrating this year’s incredible breakthroughs in female empowerment and human rights, the event will honor writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay, who became the highest-grossing African-American female director in domestic box office history last year, and Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to be elected as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Saturday, March 9
CBS, beginning at 12pm Live
With conference tournaments fast approaching, CBS airs a college hoops tripleheader with Syracuse at Clemson, Florida at Kentucky and Arizona State at Arizona.
Ransom: “It’s a Ravenzo”
Eric (Luke Roberts) and the team enter the world of Italian fashion royalty when they are hired to negotiate the safe return of a world-famous designer’s kidnapped wife in the new episode “It’s a Ravenzo.”
Love Under the Rainbow
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Jack (David Haydn-Jones), a widower raising a third-grader, Sophie (Dakota Guppy), falls for his daughter’s sweet teacher, Lucy (Jodie Sweetin). Although he is still heartbroken, Jack eventually realizes you can’t get a rainbow without a little rain, and that true love can weather any storm.
Suburban Swingers Club
Dana Davis and Jesse Ruda star as a young married couple who agree to participate in a secret swingers’ party in their suburban neighborhood and find themselves the target of a jealous, homicidal neighbor.
NBA Basketball: Boston at L.A. Lakers
ABC, 8:30pm Live
Old-school NBA rivals meet again tonight in ABC’s Saturday NBA spotlight as Al Horford and the Boston Celtics visit LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers.
2019 Spring Fever Preview Special
Hallmark Channel, 10pm
Nikki DeLoach and Michael Rady host a sneak peek at the original films premiering during Hallmark Channel’s “Spring Fever” campaign, including a look at their upcoming flick Love to the Rescue.
Saturday Night Live: “Idris Elba/Khalid”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
PEOPLE’s current “Sexiest Man Alive” and star of Netflix’s new comedy series Turn Up Charlie Idris Elba makes his SNL hosting debut. He’s joined by artist Khalid, making his first appearance as musical guest.