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Saturday, April 6: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four in Minneapolis

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Saturday, April 6

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four
CBS, 6pm Live

It’s Virginia vs. Auburn and Michigan State vs. Texas Tech in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The championship game is Monday on CBS.

“The Twilight Zone” Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 8am

Enjoy 22 hours of classic episodes from Rod Serling’s original sci-fi/fantasy anthology series. Primetime will feature particularly memorable installments, such as “Living Doll,” “Time Enough at Last,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” and “To Serve Man.”

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Discovery Family Channel, 11:30am
Season Premiere!

The beloved animated series begins its final season of 26 ponyriffic episodes. In the back-to-back season premiere, “The Beginning of the End,” Princess Celestia and Princess Luna decide to retire and hand off the ruling of Equestria to Twilight Sparkle and her friends, which sends Twilight into a tailspin of self-doubt. Meanwhile, an ancient villain bands together a legion of nefarious characters to conquer Equestria, challenging Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6 to save the day.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Alsco 300
FS1, 1pm Live

The young stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series take on the short track at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee for the Alsco 300.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

A Saturday MLB doubleheader on FS1 has the Texas Rangers at the L.A. Angels, followed by the Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers.

True Love Blooms
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Spring is in full bloom when an urban gardener (Sara Rue) fights to save her community garden from a handsome real estate developer (Jordan Bridges). Both are caught off guard when a romance blooms amid the flowers.

The Vet Life
Animal Planet, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In Round 4 of reality-show shenanigans with Houston veterinarians, Dr. Diarra Blue and Dr. Michael Lavigne surgically castrate a donkey named Kenny Rogers!

Native Son
HBO, 10pm

Richard Wright’s 1940 novel comes to the screen in artist Rashid Johnson’s feature-length directorial debut. The film shares the life and challenges of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a young African-American man living on Chicago’s South Side. The film premiered at Sundance and stars Ashton Sanders, Bill Camp and Margaret Qualley.

Mom & Me
HGTV, 11pm
New Series!

Inspired by the majestic mountains and lush forests surrounding Bend, Ore., designer Karrie and her 22-year-old son and design assistant, Tristan, customize comfortable and inviting living spaces for families using unique materials, including locally sourced reclaimed wood, hand painted tiles, steel shelving and concrete countertops.

Saturday Night Live: “Kit Harington/Sara Bareilles”
NBC, 11:30pm Live

Just ahead of Game of Thrones’ final season premiere next Sunday, star Kit Harington makes his SNL hosting debut tonight. Sara Bareilles also makes her first appearance, as musical guest.

Sunday, April 7

“The Facts of Life” Marathon
MeTV, 5pm

In celebration of the boarding school-based sitcom’s 40th anniversary, Lisa Whelchel, who played wealthy Blair Warner, hosts a three-hour marathon of her favorite episodes.

Murder for Hire
Oxygen, 7pm
New Series!

It’s an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder-for-hire cases ever caught on tape. In an alarming trend, investigators are seeing a sharp increase in hired hits across the country, shockingly from housewives, wealthy bankers, military officers and even grandmothers.

’80s in the Sand
AXS TV, 8pm
New Series!

Music icons of the 1980s highlight this four-part series filmed at the popular 80s in the Sand music festival in the Dominican Republic, a weeklong celebration of all things ’80s. Each episode is hosted by a different ’80s TV and radio personality, who will guide viewers through the festival’s sights and sounds, and sit down to interview top performers. The series kicks off tonight as former MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown hangs out with Poison frontman Bret Michaels.

Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith: “Revelations”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
Season Finale!

Rescheduled from March 24, FOX News Channel presents the season finale of Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith, diving deep into the famous trial as it comes to a close, determining the fate of William Kennedy Smith and the alleged victim Patricia Bowman. The program will spotlight various Kennedy members, including Senator Ted Kennedy and the accused himself, William Kennedy Smith, as they take the stand after months of preparation and thousands of dollars spent. Speculation and theories continue to surface as the members of the jury come to a conclusion after just 77 minutes of deliberation.

Killing Eve
BBC America & AMC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of the hit series picks up 30 seconds after the shocking final scene of Season 1. Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer return as Eve and Villanelle in this story of two women bound by a mutual obsession and a lethally amusing sense of style.

54th Academy of Country Music Awards
CBS, 8pm Live

Reba McEntire returns to host the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Top nominees include Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Bebe Rexha and producer Ian Fitchuk. Jason Aldean receives the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award.

Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live
Discovery Channel, 8pm Live

This live, two-hour event is hosted by Josh Gates, who is joined by renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The event offers a rare look at the inner chambers of a recently excavated archaeological site containing tombs with 40 mummies believed to be part of the noble elite. The identity of the mummy within a mysterious sarcophagus buried deep within the complex has remained a mystery for more than 3,000 years — until (possibly) now, when it will be opened live.

World of Dance: “The Duels 4”
NBC, 8pm

The Duels round concludes tonight.

Call the Midwife
PBS, 8pm

Lucille assists an elderly hoarder struggling to keep her independence, and Sister Hilda and the team work hard to help a Ghanaian family with an undiagnosed illness.

MLB Baseball: L.A. Dodgers at Colorado
ESPN, 8:30pm Live

ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball features an NL West rivalry game between the defending NL champion L.A. Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver.

A Discovery of Witches
AMC & BBC America, 9pm
Network Premiere!

This adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ contemporary fantasy novel lands on network TV after previously being only available to stream. The show follows the intersection of the worlds of witches, vampires and daemons as they search for their mutual histories within a secretive and sacred manuscript. Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode and Alex Kingston star.

Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery
Investigation Discovery, 9pm

This two-hour special event follows the case of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann, daughter of Kate and Gerry McCann, who vanished from a hotel room in which the family was staying on a Portugal vacation in 2007. The event sparked a worldwide manhunt, but as international authorities ramped up their search, a veil of suspicion was cast on everyone by law enforcement and loved ones alike. Now, this ID special proposes to examine what really happened to the little girl that fateful night.

Mrs. Wilson
PBS, 9pm

IN the second episode of this three-part series, Alec’s handler in the secret service drops a bombshell, but is it the truth or another lie? Resigned to uncertainty about the past, Alison receives a final surprise.

Collector’s Call
MeTV, 10pm
New Series!

Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) hosts this celebration of fantastic collections and the unique people who dedicate their lives to the acquisition and preservation of pop-culture treasures. In the series premiere, “Nostalgic Entertainment and Political Items,” Paul Lisnek shows off his extensive assortment of film and television props and memorabilia, as well as his collection of U.S. historical political items. Then, in “Nostalgic Toys and Advertising,” designer, author and artist Rick Goldschmidt shows off a toy collection that covers every wall and surface in his house.

Savage Kingdom
National Geographic, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Nature proves more cutthroat than TV’s most epic dramas when Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) narrates the third installment of this nature docuseries. This season, Mmamotse and her hyena army are forced into conflict with vengeful lions after rising waters flood the Kalahari Desert’s Mombo wilderness and force the warring factions into close proximity.

Good Girls: “Take Off Your Pants”
NBC, 10pm

Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Dean (Matthew Lillard) experience growing pains settling into their new roles at work and at home. Meanwhile, the women realize Rio (Manny Montana) has flipped his game yet again, as Turner (James Lesure) targets Ruby (Retta) and Stan (Reno Wilson).

Unforgotten
PBS, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar reprise their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunny Khan as they investigate another cold case. In Season 3, the pair are joined by Alex Jennings (Victoria), Kevin McNally (Designated Survivor), Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty) and James Fleet (Indian Summers), who play a close-knit group of friends who have stood by one another through thick and thin. However, when the body of a teenage girl is discovered, the four men are placed under the spotlight, and their relationships are tested.

The Chi
Showtime, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of Showtime’s hit series will continue to follow the coming-of-age story about life on the South Side of Chicago. The season will center on Brandon (Jason Mitchell) as he tries to make his food truck a success, and Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert) as he tries to reckon with the trauma of his childhood.

Monday, April 8

Jesus: His Life: “Judas: The Betrayal/Pilate: The Trial”
History, 8pm

His name a synonym for “traitor” even to this day, Judas is known as the devoted disciple who ultimately betrays Jesus. What prompted one of Jesus’ closest friends to turn on him remains one of the Bible’s great mysteries. Meanwhile, Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, has to make a decision about a troublesome preacher called Jesus. As pressure builds to execute Jesus, Pilate’s wife, inspired by a prophetic nightmare, urges him to leave Jesus alone. Instead, Pilate sends him away to be crucified, and publicly washes his hands of responsibility.

The Voice: “The Battles, Part 3”
NBC, 8pm

The Battle rounds conclude with Part 3 tonight, and Part 4 tomorrow night.

America’s Hidden Stories
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

Anthropologists examine new evidence that suggests Casimir Pulaski, the Polish-born “Father of the American Cavalry” who helped save George Washington’s life during the Revolutionary War at Pennsylvania’s Battle of Brandywine, may not have been male, after all — but rather female or intersex. Will modern DNA tests provide the answer?

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Championship
CBS, 9pm Live

College hoops crowns its champion tonight as the final two teams who’ve survived March Madness play for the national title at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: “One of a Kind”
Cooking Channel, 9pm
Season Finale!
We’re talking about dishes that are unique, original and unlike anything that’s come before. Alton Brown has his eye — and his stomach — set on a genuine creation called the Crab Rangoon Pizza. Jonathon Sawyer says he’s found a blast of flavor that’s too good to be true in Los Angeles. And Tregaye Fraser attempts the impossible with the most obscure and jaw-dropping dish yet.

Hostile Planet: “Oceans”
National Geographic, 9pm

The new episode “Oceans” explores the dynamic marine environments where animals must adapt to a life of constant change. Discover how seals fend off sharks, how turtles risk their lives to create their next generation, and how ingenious orca fight to survive in the face of ever-increasing competition.

White Boy
Starz, 9pm

This documentary is based on the story of 17-year-old Richard Wershe Jr., who allegedly ran a vicious, sophisticated underground cocaine operation throughout inner-city Detroit. Convicted as a teen, Wershe remains imprisoned 30 years later and was the subject of the 2018 feature film White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey. The documentary follows filmmakers as they investigate the subject of 1980s crime folklore — interviewing journalists, police, FBI agents and hitmen — to set the record straight on the urban legend known as White Boy Rick.

The Fix: “Scandal”
ABC, 10pm

Maya (Robin Tunney) obtains surveillance footage of Jessica (Taylor Kalupa) the night before her death. Wiest (Breckin Meyer) is furious after Ezra (Scott Cohen) spins a story about an affair between Maya and Matthew (Adam Rayner). The D.A.’s office finds out that there’s a mole leaking information to Ezra.

Diesel Brothers
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Heavy D, Diesel Dave, The Muscle and Redbeard are back for a new season of extreme builds, tricked-out trucks and jaw-dropping stunts. This season, the Diesel Brothers continue to blur the line between work and play as they commit to the biggest builds they’ve ever attempted, including transforming an old Canadian logging truck into a custom semi that can transport their diesel creations around the country with enough room for all the bros.

Knightfall: “Faith”
History, 10pm

After suffering a casualty, the Knights Templar prepare to exact revenge.

The Enemy Within: “Decoded”
NBC, 10pm

When the FBI intercepts stolen NSA software intended for Tal, Keaton (Morris Chestnut) uses the technology as an opportunity to go on the offensive and sends Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) undercover to pass the technology to the intended recipient, a 19-year-old computer genius (guest star Stephen Friedrich). Keaton must choose between catching Tal or saving the life of an innocent teenager.

Independent Lens: “The Providers”
PBS, 10pm

Follow three “country doctors” in rural New Mexico — the site of both a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic — who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Tuesday, April 9

NCIS: “Perennial”
CBS, 8pm

The NCIS team searches for an active shooter after a lockdown at a naval hospital in the new episode “Perennial.”

MasterChef Junior: “Quacking Under Pressure”
FOX, 8pm

The top 14 junior home cooks must learn how to butcher a whole duck before competing in a tough mystery box challenge.

The Bold Type
Freeform, 8pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3, the girls are back from Paris, and as Scarlet magazine makes staffing changes, Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) continue to juggle busy work and love lives.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: “All in the Family”
PBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

Radio host Joe Madison receives startling family news, and series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. learns his own DNA story. Also features the Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings STEM camp, with science and history inspiring the next generation.

The Kids Are Alright: “Peggy Drives Away”
ABC, 8:30pm

After a mishap at the grocery store, Peggy (Mary McCormack) storms out of the house without explanation, leaving Mike (Michael Cudlitz) and the boys wondering which one of them set her off.

The Code
CBS, 9pm
New Series!

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps serve their country as part of an elite legal team of prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators. Capt. John “Abe” Abraham (Luke Mitchell) must get to the bottom of a case where a fellow Marine was killed by a member of his own unit. Abe’s legal team is overseen by the respected Col. Glenn Turnbull (Dana Delany).

The Profit: My Roots
CNBC, 9pm

In this original documentary, Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s reality series The Profit, travels back to the land of his birth, Lebanon. Left in a Beirut orphanage during the run-up to the civil war and adopted by an American couple when he was 9 months old, Lemonis has never been back to his home country until now.

Roswell, New Mexico: “Champagne Supernova”
The CW, 9pm

As the town prepares for the UFO Emporium reopening gala, Liz (Jeanine Mason) and team find themselves on a collision course with an unlikely enemy.

Deadliest Catch
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The reality hit returns for its 15th season tonight. This season, a new boat blows into Dutch Harbor, Alaska — the 148-foot-long Southern Wind, captained by Steve “Harley” Davidson, who is rumored to know where over a quarter billion dollars’ worth of king crabs is located. Harley doesn’t make friends easily, and Capt. Keith Colburn soon regards the newcomer as enemy No. 1. Complicating matters, winter weather proves relentless, with storm after storm causing season-ending injuries and more boat damage than the captains have seen in years.

The Story of God With Morgan Freeman
National Geographic, 9pm
Season Finale!

The Oscar-winning host ends the season by asking: Why are secrecy and religion so often intertwined? His enlightening search for an answer takes him to a storied villa in Pompeii and the mountains of Nepal.

The Village: “Heart on Fire”
NBC, 9pm

Two months have passed at the Village, where Katie (Grace Van Dien) faces key pregnancy decisions while tracking down a mysterious art thief. Sarah (Michaela McManus) and Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint) spend a night out to clear their minds. Nick’s (Warren Christie) memory plays tricks on him. Gabe (Daren Kagasoff) and Ava (Moran Atias) both look for outside help with her case, and Enzo (Dominic Chianese) lets a lovely lady slip away.

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
PBS, 9pm
New Series!

Join Henry Louis Gates Jr. for this exploration of the transformative years following the Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

Splitting Up Together: “Welcome Home”
ABC, 9:30pm
Season Finale!

Milo (Sander Thomas) complains that Grandparents Day is coming up at school, and he doesn’t feel Henry (Geoff Pierson) is interesting enough to participate. Lena (Jenna Fischer) and the kids urge Martin (Oliver Hudson) to reconnect with his long-estranged father, Brock (guest star Ron Perlman), to rebuild their relationship.

The Toe Bro: “Reptile Skin”
A&E, 10pm
Season Finale!

The Toe Bro helps a patient kick her “nasty” feet to the curb so she can be a “fun” grandma again. The nurse becomes the patient as she says good-bye forever to her crazy-thick claw. An obsession with high heels causes a fashionista to walk the painful road to Ingrown City, and the Toe Bro breaks out the tech to help a lizard man cope with calluses that are painfully unnatural.

NCIS: New Orleans: “A House Divided”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “A House Divided,” NCIS investigates a Navy lieutenant’s fatal fall down a flight of stairs during a high society charity gala.

Fosse/Verdon
FX, 10pm
New Miniseries!

This eight-episode limited series explores the romantic and creative partnership between iconic choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and legendary dancer Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). Each episode also showcases one of the couple’s memorable collaborations; the premiere episode, “Life Is a Cabaret,” reveals the careful consideration that went into each step and movement of the iconic song sequences “Big Spender” from the movie version of Sweet Charity and “Mein Herr” from the film version of Cabaret, which Fosse directed.

New Amsterdam: “Sanctuary”
NBC, 10pm

As the doctors continue to weather the storm without power, Max (Ryan Eggold) relies on an unlikely source to get the lights back on. Meanwhile, Reynolds (Jocko Sims) must get creative as he continues to work to save Hugh (Robert Sella) with very few resources.

Legendary Locations: “End of the World”
Travel Channel, 10pm

From West Virginia’s secret underground government bunker to a Japanese town that survived a massive tsunami, Josh Gates highlights locations where the end of the world is just the beginning.

Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine
Discovery Channel, 11pm
New Series!

This latest Gold Rush spinoff series has been airing since early March on the Discovery GO platform and makes its television premiere tonight. It follows fan-favorite Dave Turin as he searches for one lost and abandoned mine to resurrect, and to chase the gold the old-timers left behind.

Wednesday, April 10

The Act
Hulu

Gypsy (Joey King) and her internet BF, Nick (Calum Worthy), plan a face-to-face and want to win over her controlling mom, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Good luck!

You vs. Wild
Netflix
New Series!

Survivalist Bear Grylls hosts this interactive series in which viewers follow him on adventures around the world and make multiple-choice decisions on what he should do.

The Goldbergs: “I Lost on Jeopardy!”
ABC, 8pm

Having become obsessed with game shows since leaving college, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) tries out for Jeopardy! Meanwhile, a new crush for Barry (Troy Gentile) comes to light, prompting him to realize he might not be over Lainey (AJ Michalka).

Empire: “Without All Remedy”
FOX, 8pm

After receiving news about Andre’s (Trai Byers) health, the Lyon family does everything in its power to support him, while continuing the tour.

Nature: “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention”
PBS, 8pm

The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. Step by step as the egg hatches, host Sir David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.

Zombie House Flipping: “The Halfway House”
A&E, 9pm

Keith finds a historic house that was half-renovated and is now available at a price they could flip into one of their biggest profits ever — over $200 grand! But this old house reveals tons of problems. The team attempts to revive this zombie house into a blend of modern amenities and old-world charm that could help them cash in at a near-record level.

Modern Family: “Can’t Elope”
ABC, 9pm

Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Dylan’s (Reid Ewing) plan to quietly elope before the babies are born doesn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped. Meanwhile, Jay (Ed O’Neill) continues to try and get his new business off the ground by courting an Instagram celebrity.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-Four”
The CW, 9pm

Jane (Gina Rodriguez) must get over the newest hurdle in her life, which proves to be harder than she and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) would have hoped. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) discovers that he and River (Brooke Shields) are not as equal as he thought.

Expedition Unknown
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Josh Gates is back for another season of explorations into the greatest legends in history, from following in the footsteps of the real Indiana Jones to learn the truth behind the fabled Crystal Skull of Doom, to diving in the Great Lakes in search of the Holy Grail of lost American shipwrecks, The Griffon.

In Search of Monsters: “The Loch Ness Monster”
Travel Channel, 9pm

After centuries of believing the monstrous “Nessie” dwells deep in the waters of Scotland’s Loch Ness, a new theory paints a different story. Experts explore evidence suggesting the creature may not only be real, but possibly more dangerous than ever imagined.

Gone: “Don’t Go”
WGN America, 9pm

The FBI’s missing-persons task force, led by Frank Novak (Chris Noth), searches for a couple who have disappeared from a remote mountain campsite. It’s not just the terrain that’s tough. Team member Kick Lannigan (Leven Rambin) fights an unwelcome memory from her own long-ago abduction while she and Agent Bishop (Danny Pino) hunt the skilled captor.

Whiskey Cavalier: “Spain, Trains and Automobiles”
ABC, 10pm

Will (Scott Foley), Frankie (Lauren Cohan) and Susan (Ana Ortiz) are joined by Will’s new girlfriend, MI6 agent Emma Davies (Ophelia Lovibond), as they head to Spain on a mission to retrieve a case of plutonium from the wrong hands.

SEAL Team: “Paradise Lost”
CBS, 10pm

While Bravo Team is deployed to train Filipino SEALs, a surprise bomb attack in Manila leaves them in peril in the new episode “Paradise Lost.”

Mummies Unwrapped
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!

Archaeologist and Emmy-winning cinematographer Ramy Romany hosts this series in which he attempts to unlock the secrets of mummies. From ancient Egyptian pyramids and secret Incan burial sites to pirate mummies and more, each episode goes beyond the tomb to investigate the myths, legends and curses these mummies have inspired.

What We Do in the Shadows: “Werewolf Feud”
FX, 10pm

In the new episode “Werewolf Feud,” the fragile truce between the vampires and Staten Island’s werewolves is tested, and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) finds romance with a new coworker.

Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet
PBS, 10pm

Discover the forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer and how the world came together to fix it. Hear from the scientists and politicians who persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to take action and solve the planetary problem.

Schitt’s Creek
Pop, 10pm
Season Finale!

In tonight’s finale, surly motel owner Stevie (Emily Hampshire) and Patrick (Noah Reid), the boyfriend and business partner of Levy’s character, David, are set to take the stage in the community production of Cabaret. But with Stevie nowhere to be found on opening night, it sounds like she may have a case of stage fright.

Thursday, April 11

The Twilight Zone
CBS All Access

Episode 3 of Jordan Peele’s sci-fi update stars Sanaa Lathan as a mom whose excitement at driving her son to college turns into trepidation when she begins to have odd visions that feel like moments of déjà vu. Where is she traveling? All together now: the Twilight Zone!

Black Summer
Netflix
New Series!

This prequel series set in the universe of Syfy’s recently canceled Z Nation introduces all-new characters. Jamie King stars as a mother torn from her daughter who embarks on a harrowing journey to find her during the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse.

Golf: The Masters: First Round
ESPN, 3pm Live

Golf’s first major tournament of the year returns to storied Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., for the Masters Tournament. Patrick Reed won the green jacket in 2018. ESPN airs the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday. The third and final rounds air Saturday and Sunday on CBS.

NCAA Hockey Championship: Semifinals
ESPN2, beginning at 5pm Live

ESPN2 airs both games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship Frozen Four from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The championship game is Saturday night on ESPN2.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Good Shepherd”
ABC, 8pm

Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Link (Chris Carmack) travel to New York to operate on a patient with a severe spinal deformity, but they’re in for more than they bargained for when Nancy Shepherd (guest star Embeth Davidtz) invites them to dinner at her home.

Superstore: “Salary”
NBC, 8pm

Amy (America Ferrera) finds herself at odds with her coworkers when some salary numbers get leaked, while Dina (Lauren Ash) worries that Jonah (Ben Feldman) is coming between her and Amy. Mateo (Nico Santos) tries to give himself a promotion, and Garrett (Colton Dunn) attempts to sabotage Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) positive attitude.

A.P. Bio: “Melvin”
NBC, 8:30pm

Jack’s (Glenn Howerton) war with his neighbor reaches a turning point when it threatens to ruin a date with Lynette (Elizabeth Alderfer). And when the school photographer ups his rate, Durbin (Patton Oswalt) takes school pictures into his own hands.

Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story
A&E, 9pm

By tracking down new leads and using new DNA tests, this documentary special takes a deeper dive to ultimately help bring justice and peace to the family of JonBenét Ramsey, a child beauty queen who was killed in her home in 1996. Featuring an exclusive interview with her father, John Ramsey, and revealing the last known photo of JonBenét, the documentary also pursues numerous “intruder theories” of the crime.

In the Dark: “Mommy Issues”
The CW, 9pm

After Murphy’s (Perry Mattfeld) latest one-night stand calls her “Mommy,” she develops a rather unexpected lead in Tyson’s (Thamela Mpumlwana) case: Tyson’s mother. Her lead provides rather daunting results, so she tracks down Tyson’s cousin Darnell (Keston John) and encounters his “business associate,” Max (Casey Deidrick), who is immediately smitten with her.

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

Traditionally, couples exchange paper gifts on their first anniversary. Tonight, however, detectives Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago (Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero) end up celebrating a year of married — not to mention harried — bliss in a hospital room, guarding a comatose perp.

Fam: “This Is Fam”
CBS, 9:30pm
Season Finale!

Will the freshman comedy finally give engaged Clem (Nina Dobrev) her perfect life? Only if she and fiancé Nick (Tone Bell) can score their marriage license in time.

For the People: “You Belong Here”
ABC, 10pm

Leonard (Regé-Jean Page) takes on one of the country’s best and most prolific litigators in a case that leads him to grapple with his personal feelings related to race and privilege in America. Back at the public defender’s office, Jay (Wesam Keesh) takes on his first drug case, but things heat up when he has to work with a rather unconventional lawyer.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “The Good Girl”
NBC, 10pm

Benson (Mariska Hargitay) works to uncover a pregnant teenager’s secret when she refuses to name the baby’s father.

Friday, April 12

Special
Netflix
New Series!

Jim Parsons is an executive producer on this semiautobiographical comedy series based on Ryan O’Connell’s book I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. O’Connell stars in and is also an EP on the series, which is loosely inspired by his own upbringing and experiences as a gay man navigating the world with cerebral palsy.

The Unit: “Old Home Week”
getTV, 10am

Today, a pre-Mad Men Jon Hamm makes his first of five appearances on getTV’s reruns of this 2006-09 CBS special-ops drama. He’s an unshaven academic and fervent antiwar protestor whose outspokenness rubs philandering army wife Tiffy Gerhardt (Abby Brammell) the wrong and right way.

Golf: The Masters: Second Round
ESPN, 3pm Live

ESPN airs the second round of the Masters Tournament from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Fresh Off the Boat: “No Apology Necessary”
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!

Just as the Huangs are settling into life without Eddie (Hudson Yang), an international incident catapults him not only to Taiwanese fame but also right back to America. In order to fix Eddie’s mess, the family gets a new “daughter” — but when things go awry, Jessica (Constance Wu) must add a new word to her vocabulary.

MacGyver: “Friends + Enemies + Border”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Friends + Enemies + Border,” MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Desi (Levy Tran) help a group of Syrian refugees who are being pursued by human traffickers.

Blindspot: “’Ohana”
NBC, 8pm

Bill Nye reprises his role as Patterson’s (Ashley Johnson) father in a case that pits the team against a pestiferous foe. Zapata (Audrey Esparza) goes rogue with an old friend as Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) continue their search for the hooded figure.

Speechless: “U-N-R– UNREALISTIC”
ABC, 8:30pm
Season Finale!

Maya (Minnie Driver) braces for JJ’s (Micah Fowler) high school graduation and departure for college, but tough news from NYU changes everything. Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) teaches Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) a “dad lesson” as he gets ready for a big job interview, and Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) pressures JJ to prepare for a grand finale to their time together.

Hawaii Five-0: “He Kama Na Ka Pueo (Offspring of an Owl)”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “He Kama Na Ka Pueo (Offspring of an Owl),” Five-0 investigates the murder of a man whose body may hold the key to a 20-year-old case involving a kidnapped girl whose father never stopped looking for her.

The Blacklist: “Lady Luck”
NBC, 9pm

Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) investigate a Blacklister who offers to erase gambling debts — at a deceptively high price. Meanwhile, Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) grows concerned as Red (James Spader) tests the loyalties of their business associates in search of the individual who turned him in to the police.

American Masters: “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”
PBS, 9pm

Discover the man behind the award. A journalist who became a media mogul with an outspoken, cantankerous editorial voice and two bestselling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.

Blue Bloods: “Common Enemies”
CBS, 10pm

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) teams up with his archnemesis, Luis Delgado (returning guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), to take down a vicious murderer the new episode “Common Enemies.”

Crazy Cakes: “Bears and Pinball Cakes”
Cooking Channel, 11pm

Bakers in Texas create an unbearably cool cake that has an element of surprise, and a knight in shining armor becomes a cake fit for medieval royalty. Next, a bar mitzvah cake is filled with the celebrant’s favorite things, and an edible pinball cake lights up and is ready to be played!

Saturday, April 13

NBA Playoffs
ESPN & ABC, beginning at 12:30pm Live

The NBA playoffs begin as 16 teams enter the long grind to the NBA Finals. ESPN and ABC combine to televise four conference quarterfinal games today.

Golf: The Masters: Third Round
CBS, 3pm Live

CBS airs live afternoon coverage of the Masters’ third round from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The Colorado Rockies are at the San Francisco Giants and the N.Y. Mets are at the Atlanta Braves for FS1’s Saturday MLB doubleheader.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400
FOX, 7:30pm Live

Richmond Raceway in Virginia hosts Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and other Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars for the Toyota Owners 400 primetime race on FOX.

Ransom: “Prima”
CBS, 8pm

Eric (Luke Roberts) and the team enter the cutthroat world of ballet as they work to rescue two kidnapped ballerinas in the new episode “Prima.”

Bottled With Love
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

In a moment of impulsivity, Abbey (Bethany Joy Lenz) pours out her feelings in an anonymous letter that she seals inside a bottle and tosses into Boston Harbor. Months later, the bottle is discovered by Nick (Andrew Walker), the son of Abbey’s boss. As Abbey and Nick begin an anonymous email courtship, their real-world relationship gets off to a rough start when they are assigned to work together on a project, not knowing their irritating partner is the same person they’ve been romancing online.

The Resurgence: DeMarcus Cousins
Showtime, 8pm

This new sports documentary shares enigmatic NBA superstar DeMarcus Cousins’ roller-coaster ride through free agency that culminated in a shocking one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, and chronicles his private and emotionally charged journey back from a devastating Achilles injury.

Nate & Jeremiah by Design
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Interior design couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent return to save desperate homeowners whose “money pits” have left them overwhelmed and defeated. The stakes are even higher in Season 3 as Nate and Jeremiah are pulling out all the stops to tackle the most challenging renovations to date.

Saturday Night Live: “Emma Stone/BTS”
NBC, 11:30pm Live

The Favourite’s Emma Stone returns to Studio 8H for her fourth appearance as host. This time she’s joined by South Korean musical guest BTS, a.k.a. the biggest boy band since One Direction.