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Tuesday, March 12: Take a Sneak Peak at Bob Saget’s ‘Videos After Dark’

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Tuesday, March 12

Videos After Dark
ABC, 10pm
Sneak Peek!

ABC airs a special first-look episode of this new comedy reality series hosted by comedian Bob Saget and featuring home videos with an edgier twist. The hits are a little harder, the language a bit saltier, the animals a little less cute, the kids a tad less adorable and the embarrassing moments even more revealing.

NHL Hockey: Washington at Pittsburgh
NBCSN, 7pm Live

Two of the NHL’s elite players renew their rivalry as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals head to Pittsburgh to face off against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

Hoarders: “Dale”
A&E, 8pm

Over the past three decades, Dale has hoarded his Alaskan property with everything from decking from the Yukon River Bridge to more than 100 vehicles. Now he’s hoarded himself out of his home. With a harsh Alaskan winter quickly approaching, he must clean up or face perishing this winter.

NCIS: “Bears and Cubs”
CBS, 8pm
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: “Failure Is an Orphan”
The CW, 8pm

With the meta-human cure ready to use, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash must figure out a way to subdue Cicada (Chris Klein) long enough to take it. Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) steps in to help with the plan. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) eases back into work, and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) isn’t happy about the way her dad plans to stop Cicada.

MasterChef Junior
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Culinary kids between the ages of 8 and 13 compete in cooking challenges in the hopes of impressing judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez, earning the title of MasterChef Junior and winning a $100,000 prize. This season, the chef-testants will face a breakfast-themed mystery box challenge, create a restaurant-worthy fish dish, roll an epic sheet of pasta and prepare a meal for 51 circus performers.

Ellen’s Game of Games: “Beauty and the Boots”
NBC, 8pm

Contestants will play Stink Tank, Scary Go Round, Knockin’ Boots and Taste Buds. The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to Know or Go, and the winner of that game advances to Hot Hands for a chance to win a cash prize.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

The San Antonio Spurs head to Dallas for a battle with the Mavericks. In TNT’s second game, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves try to topple Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets in Denver.

FBI: “Invisible”
CBS, 9pm

Maggie (Missy Peregrym) and OA (Zeeko Zaki) discover a kidnapper’s motivation is a ploy to gain internet fame in the new episode “Invisible.”

Windy City Rehab
HGTV, 9pm
Season Finale!

A millennial favorite, this show stars real estate developer Alison Victoria as she renovates Chicago fixer-uppers. HGTV has already picked it up for a 10-episode second season.

This Is Us: “The Waiting Room”
NBC, 9pm

Tensions run high as the Pearsons await news about Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) pregnancy.

NCIS: New Orleans: “Survivor”
CBS, 10pm

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.”

Project Blue Book: “The Washington Merry-Go-Round”
History, 10pm
Season Finale!

The nation’s capital is thrown into a panic when Washington, D.C., is swarmed by UFOs, and now the highest echelons of power task Hynek (Aidan Gillen) and Quinn (Michael Malarkey) with uncovering the true nature of the threat before it’s too late. Based on the Washington, D.C., UFO incident of July 1952.

New Amsterdam: “King of Swords”
NBC, 10pm

When a history-making blizzard hits New York, Max (Ryan Eggold) and his staff must work together to keep their patients safe with little resources, even if it means taking to the streets of the city and braving the storm.

Teachers: “Teacher Depreciation Week”
TV Land, 10pm

Ms. Bennigan (Katie O’Brien) attempts to balance being a teacher and a future stepmom, while the teachers go to extreme lengths to raise funds for their classrooms in the new episode “Teacher Depreciation Week.”

Wednesday, March 13

Triple Frontier
Original Film!

Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal star as former Special Forces operatives who reunite to plan a heist in South America. But when events take an unexpected turn, their skills, loyalties and morals are pushed to the breaking point.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live

ESPN’s Wednesday NBA doubleheader has the Brooklyn Nets in Oklahoma City to face the Thunder, followed by Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in Houston for a showdown with James Harden and the Rockets.

NHL Hockey
NBCSN, beginning at 7pm Live

The Chicago Blackhawks are in Toronto to skate against the Maple Leafs and the New Jersey Devils are in Edmonton for a clash with the Oilers on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey.

Empire: “My Fault Is Past”
FOX, 8pm
New Episodes!

In the spring premiere, the control of Empire is within reach again and the Lyon  family must prove the innocence of Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) in a data mining scandal.

Zombie House Flipping
A&E, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3, millennial house flipper Justin Stamper and his team of renovators continue to transform run-down homes in Florida. Tonight’s episode finds the team fixing a ramshackle house down the street from a brand-new school. With the school’s opening in a couple of months, they see a chance to cash in by creating a family-friendly oasis.

Modern Family: “The Wild”
ABC, 9pm

Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Phil (Ty Burrell) crash Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) annual hiking trip to find an elusive bald eagle after Gloria (Sofia Vergara) asks them to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Gloria, Alex (Ariel Winter), Claire (Julie Bowen) and Haley (Sarah Hyland) get together to plan Haley’s baby shower.

The World’s Best
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!

Which one act will pass through the “Wall of the World” judges, plus American judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill, to win the title of the World’s Best? Find out in tonight’s season finale!

Star: “When Stars Fall”
FOX, 9pm
New Episodes!

In the spring premiere, Star (Jude Demorest) recovers after giving birth, and jeopardizes everything she’s worked hard to achieve.

The Magicians: “Home Improvement”
Syfy, 9pm

Penny (Arjun Gupta) licks an egg; Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) is jealous of a flower.

Tiny House Nation
A&E, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In the Season 5 premiere, host John Weisbarth and renovation expert and tiny home innovative designer Zack Giffin take on a rescue mission in Atlanta for a couple who are attempting to build their own tiny house. Not only are they struggling to finish construction, but they are also about to get married, change jobs and move to Maine all in a month’s time.

Whiskey Cavalier: “When in Rome”
ABC, 10pm

Will (Scott Foley) and Frankie (Lauren Cohan) continue to clash, and their growing pains may jeopardize the team’s next mission when they are sent to prevent a terrorist attack in Rome.

Moonshiners: Whiskey Business
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!

In this spinoff of Moonshiners, moonshine legend Tim Smith uses his lifetime of liquor-making expertise and a team of whiskey experts with their own homegrown know-how to pull struggling distilleries back from the brink and preserve the American tradition of handmade liquor.

You’re the Worst: “Magical Thinking”
FXX, 10pm

Gretchen’s (Aya Cash) anxiety comes to the surface at a major event she’s organized for a client in the new episode “Magical Thinking.”

Deadly Class: “Kids of the Black Hole”
Syfy, 10pm

After discovering Chester (Tom Stevens) has taken over Shabnam’s (Isaiah Lehtinen) house, the gang lays down plans to raid it.

Knight Fight: “Tournament Championship”
History, 11pm
Season Finale!

Seven champions face the toughest fight of their lives in the epic culmination of this armored combat tournament. Facing off in a seven-man Grand Melee, one will be eliminated, and the remaining six will fight in a first ever Three-Team Melee. The four left standing will then fight in a two-on-two Team Melee, which decides who will battle in the final duel. The ultimate duel will have three heats, with three ferocious weapons — flamberge, double-headed battle ax and two-handed war mace. One man will emerge victorious with $20,000.

Thursday, March 14

Grey’s Anatomy: “And Dream of Sheep”
ABC, 8pm

Ties are strained as Andrew (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Carina (guest star Stefania Spampinato) confront an unforgiving family history. Meanwhile, Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) work together on a married couple who is expecting, and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) attends a conference for alternative pain relief.

Project Runway
Bravo, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The wait is over as the iconic fashion competition series returns to its original home on Bravo with supersized 90-minute episodes. This season, as the fashion industry evolves, so does the runway, with a new design aesthetic and additions to the judging panel. Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss joins as host, with former Project Runway champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor.

iHeartRadio Music Awards
FOX, 8pm Live

This annual awards ceremony honors music and musicians played on iHeartRadio’s national network of radio stations. Fans vote for the winners in categories ranging from “Song That Left Us Shook” and “Cutest Musician’s Pet” to “Best Cover Song.”

Freeform, 8pm
Spring Finale!

Freeform’s mermaid thriller is taking a few laps out to sea and will return with new episodes later in 2019.

Superstore: “Steps Challenge”
NBC, 8pm

Corporate introduces a friendly step-tracking challenge between Cloud 9 branches, and Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Dina (Lauren Ash) create a fake rivalry to inspire Store #1217’s laziest employees. But healthy competition gets increasingly chaotic when the fake rivalry becomes real.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

LeBron James leads the L.A. Lakers into Toronto to take on Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors in the first game of TNT’s NBA doubleheader. In the second game, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks visit Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.

Fam: “Dance Dance Resolution”
CBS, 8:30pm

Freddy (recurring guest star Gary Cole) begins seeing Rose (Sheryl Lee Ralph) for therapy after an incident at work in the new episode “Dance Dance Resolution.”

A.P. Bio: “Nuns”
NBC, 8:30pm

Jack (Glenn Howerton) is offended when he discovers a local church received a sizable bequest from his dead mother and used it to buy a Virgin Mary statue. In an attempt to get revenge, he ropes his students into helping him steal the statue. Meanwhile, Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) attempt to give the right advice to Michelle (Jean Villepique), who is having marital issues at home, but she ends up getting comfort from an unexpected source.

60 Days In: “Season 5 Reunion”
A&E, 9pm

For the first time, all seven participants will meet with Sheriff Mark Lamb and his team to discuss the craziest moments from their time in Arizona’s Pinal County Jail.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Gintars”
NBC, 9pm

A visitor from Latvia causes Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) and Jake (Andy Samberg) to investigate Nikolaj’s (Antonio Raul Corbo) family. Holt (Andre Braugher) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) bring in famed forensic scientist Dr. Yee to help close a case for Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz).

Fam: “Party Girl”
CBS, 9:30pm

In the new episode “Party Girl,” Clem (Nina Dobrev) feels her former “fun” life slipping away and decides to liven up the low-key bachelorette party she originally wanted.

Will & Grace: “Bad Blood”
NBC, 9:30pm

After Grace’s (Debra Messing) dad, Martin (guest star Robert Klein), is rushed to the hospital with a bleeding ulcer, Grace is shocked when he refuses to take Will’s (Eric McCormack) blood for a transfusion. When Will’s mom, Marilyn (guest star Blythe Danner), finds out, she uncharacteristically takes Martin to task. Meanwhile, Karen’s (Megan Mullally) demands for Jack’s (Sean Hayes) wedding, along with upstaging him during his one-man show, cause Jack to disinvite Karen from his wedding.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Missing”
NBC, 10pm

The SVU pursues a suspect when a child is discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car.

Friday, March 15


Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant stars in this six-part take on Lindy West’s hilarious memoir, Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman. Can Annie (Bryant) break from people’s first impressions to become a successful journalist?

Arrested Development
New Episodes!

In the second half of Season 5, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster (Tony Hale) heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook to build a “smart” border wall that puts them in debt and risks exposing a software hoax perpetrated by George-Michael (Michael Cera). Soon, the gay mafia is involved, and it appears that even Michael (Jason Bateman) can’t save the family this time. On top of all that, Tobias (David Cross) becomes a Golden Girl.

Turn Up Charlie
New Series!

In this new comedy series from the U.K., Idris Elba plays Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous friend’s problem-child daughter. Piper Perabo, JJ Feild and Frankie Hervey also star.

Amazon Prime Video
New Season!

The series’ entire fourth and final season is available for streaming today. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) have already faced an unexpected pregnancy and, by necessity, an abrupt introduction to parenthood, but this season they face new challenges when Rob is sentenced to community service following his drunk driving accident.

Fresh Off the Boat: “Rancho Contento”
ABC, 8pm

Louis (Randall Park) tries his best to convince Jessica (Constance Wu) to consider early retirement, but she’s having none of it. When Eddie (Hudson Yang) looks for advice on how to be a better person for Tina (Isabel Oliver Marcus) and win her back, he ends up watching her favorite TV show — Sex and the City — for clues.

MacGyver: “Murdoc + Helman + Hit”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Murdoc + Helman + Hit,” MacGyver (Lucas Till) and the Phoenix team are forced to ask Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) for help when Nicholas Helman (Michael Des Barres) resurfaces to carry out a killing spree.

Blindspot: “Frequently Recurring Struggle for Existence”
NBC, 8pm

Jane (Jaimie Alexander) confronts her past as the team rushes to keep a deadly weapon out of a terrorist’s grasp.

Hawaii Five-0: “Pupuhi Ka He’e O Kai Uli (The Octopus of the Deep Spews Its Ink)”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “Pupuhi Ka He’e O Kai Uli (The Octopus of the Deep Spews Its Ink),” the investigation into the murder of a window washer reveals that the victim is actually a renowned street artist who may have had a price on his head.

The Blacklist: “Bastien Moreau”
NBC, 9pm

Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force make a play to uncover the truth about an international assassination in a last-ditch effort to save Red’s (James Spader) life.

Mama June: From Not to Hot
WE tv, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Two years ago, June Shannon underwent a shocking transformation, but she is slipping back into old habits and threatening all her hard-won success. Now, June is locked in a slimdown showdown with her arch-nemesis, facing unexpected pregnancy news and her boyfriend Geno is in trouble with the law. The episode is preceded by a special, “Mama’s Most Outrageous Moments.”

Blue Bloods: “Two-Faced”
CBS, 10pm

Frank’s (Tom Selleck) former partner (returning guest star Treat Williams) airs out NYPD’s dirty laundry in an exposé in the new episode “Two-Faced.”

WE tv, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The fan-favorite reality show that became part of the pop culture vernacular returns with a vengeance as the most over-the-top, crazy brides wreak wedding hell with all new epic meltdowns, wild bachelorette blowouts, family feuds and more.

Saturday, March 16

St. Patrick’s Day “Leprechaun” Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 5pm

Today and tomorrow, enjoy all of the films in the Leprechaun horror-movie franchise, including tomorrow night’s primetime world TV premiere of Leprechaun Returns (2018).

One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque du Soleil
CBS, 8pm

CBS presents this exclusive Cirque du Soleil event that takes audiences on an empathetic journey, drawing inspiration from human connection, friendship, beauty, nature, love and loss. The performance was recorded at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and benefits One Drop, a world-renowned charity organization dedicated to providing access to safe water around the globe.

Flip That Romance
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

As spring blooms, rival house flippers Jules Briggs (Julie Gonzalo) and Lance Waddell (Tyler Hynes) find themselves renovating dual sides of a duplex. As they attempt to outdo each other every step of the way, the stakes of the renovation escalate, and an old romance is rekindled.

Mommy Group Murder
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

A new mom joins a local group to help her deal with the stresses of motherhood, but she learns that membership comes at a price. When a member’s husband turns up dead, the new mom is convinced that one of the other moms is responsible and tries to discover the truth before something happens to her own family. Stars Leah Pipes, Helena Mattsson and Ryan Carnes.

Murder Made Me Famous
REELZ Channel, 8pm
Season Premiere!

New episodes of the series that explores why certain killers capture the attention of millions look at the stories of Pablo Escobar (tonight), Osama bin Laden, Son of Sam, Laurie “Bambi” Bembenek, the Boston Strangler and Richard Speck.

Trading Spaces
TLC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Paige Davis returns as host for this 12-episode season that was filmed across the country. Designers tackle new challenges as varied as teachers’ lounges, twin sisters’ homes, attics, basements and even homes of ex-spouses, among others.

NBA Basketball: Golden State at Oklahoma City
ABC, 8:30pm Live

Two teams battling for Western Conference supremacy meet tonight in Oklahoma City as Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors face Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.

Ransom: “Life and Limb”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “Life and Limb,” the team is forced to confront Eric’s (Luke Roberts) policy of letting perpetrators go free when a kidnapper from a past case returns and threatens to harm a child.

REELZ Channel, 9pm
New Series!

This series tells the stories of celebrities who gained fame for doing things far outside the bounds of legality and morality. From Anthony Weiner descending from rising political star to sex offender, to one of the world’s richest heiresses, Patty Hearst, robbing a bank at gunpoint, to Aaron Hernandez going from reigning as a wealthy NFL star to being convicted of murder and ultimately taking his own life behind bars, Notorious explores the darker side of fame. Tonight’s premiere episode focuses on Griselda Blanco, the godmother of cocaine.

While You Were Out
TLC & HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

Ananda Lewis hosts this reboot in which an all-star cast of designers from both TLC and HGTV get a $10,000-per-room budget to design one room in neighboring houses after the homeowner sends their significant other on a weekend getaway. Each episode culminates in the ultimate surprise reveal upon their return.

Formula One: Australian Grand Prix
ESPN, 1am Live (late night)

Formula One’s season starts in Melbourne’s Albert Park with the Australian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel won in Melbourne last year, but Lewis Hamilton went on to win his fifth career F1 drivers’ championship.