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Wednesday, April 17: ‘Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World’ Peers Into the Telescope


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Wednesday, April 17

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World
PBS, 10pm
New Series!

With the stories of six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything. Episode 1, “The Telescope,” introduces the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, who are responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their inventions allow humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing — 13 billion light-years out.

Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker”
The CW, 8pm

When a tainted batch of fizzle rocks makes its way through Riverdale, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) set out to find who’s responsible. After asking Veronica (Camila Mendes) to help get him into an upcoming boxing tournament, Archie (KJ Apa) quickly learns he may be in over his head.

The Amazing Race
CBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

It’s a reality crossover event as former contestants on The Amazing Race, Survivor and Big Brother are pitted against one another for the series’ 31st season.

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

After talking to everyone else about what is going on in her life, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) turns to Petra (Yael Grobglas), who she knows will give her a straight answer. In return, Petra leans on Jane for advice about JR (guest star Rosario Dawson). Xo (Andrea Navedo) is determined to be at grandparents’ day for Mateo (Elias Janssen), but still has one more chemo treatment.

Star: “Lean on Me”
FOX, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!

Simone (Brittany O’Grady) and Alex (Ryan Destiny) compete against newcomer Amber (guest star Erika Tham) for their ASA performance.  This week’s crazy number of guest stars — including Patti LaBelle, Harold Perrineau, Glenn Magee, Major and Kia Shine — has us amazed that the drama can fit all of that talent into one hour.

The Magicians: “The Seam”
Syfy, 9pm
Season Finale!
Quentin (Jason Ralph) and Josh (Trevor Einhorn) get cake; Quentin reflects on his actions.

In Search of Monsters: “Mothman”
Travel Channel, 9pm

A team of experts and eyewitnesses seek answers about the Mothman, a red-eyed phantom that some think may be an abnormality in the evolutionary chain, or even a horrible experiment gone wrong.

Whiskey Cavalier: “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”
ABC, 10pm

The team heads to Europe for a mission to transport a dangerous prisoner for interrogation, who, much to their surprise, turns out to be Will’s (Scott Foley) corrupt former boss and ex-FBI director Alex Ollerman (guest star Dylan Walsh). Meanwhile, Jai (Vir Das) helps organize a Secret Santa gift exchange for an off-season Spy Christmas.

SEAL Team: “Payback”
CBS, 10pm

Bravo Team is out for revenge as they search for the person responsible for a surprise bomb attack in the new episode “Payback.”

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations: “Louisville, Kentucky”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, Ky. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

What We Do in the Shadows: “Manhattan Night Club”
FX, 10pm

The vampires venture into Manhattan to make an alliance with an old friend who is now the king of the Manhattan vampires in the new episode “Manhattan Night Club.”

Thursday, April 18

My First First Love
New Series!

In this Korean drama, some of college student Yun Tae-O’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship and everything in between.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Head Over High Heels”
ABC, 8pm

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) debates how to handle an unexpected situation in her personal life, while Richard (James Pickens Jr.) has an untimely reunion with an old friend. Jo (Camilla Luddington) has a hard time at work, and Owen (Kevin McKidd) tries therapy.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Inspiration Deprivation”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Guest star Regina King returns as Janine in the new episode “The Inspiration Deprivation,” in which Amy (Mayim Bialik) has a meltdown over the possibility of winning a Nobel Prize.

Superstore: “Easter”
NBC, 8pm

Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

Life in Pieces
CBS, 8:30pm
Season Premiere!

Life in Pieces Season 4 debuts with two new episodes tonight (with an episode of Mom in-between), then moves to its regular time slot next Thursday. This season, the Short family welcomes a few new family members and weathers an unexpected health crisis, plus some long-hidden secrets are revealed in an unexpected way.

A.P. Bio: “Personal Everest”
NBC, 8:30pm

Jack (Glenn Howerton) is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis), and Michelle (Jean Villepique) set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen (Paula Pell) and Durbin (Patton Oswalt).

Sex for Sale: The Untold Story
A&E, 9pm

This unfiltered look at the secrets, rules and specialties of the sex industry takes viewers on a revealing journey through immersive, character-driven portraits. These entrepreneurs give in-depth details on how they made a living by using the internet to sell sex, intimacy and companionship.

Station 19: “Friendly Fire”
ABC, 9pm

When Station 19 gets called to a structure fire at a coffee processing plant, the team risks their lives to save Station 42’s captain. Meanwhile, Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) gets some surprising news about some of her fellow crew members, and Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval) takes on a new position.

Mom: “Lumbar Support and Old Pork”
CBS, 9pm

Bonnie (Allison Janney) has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s (William Fichtner) bar is doing well in the new episode “Lumbar Support and Old Pork.”

In the Dark: “The Big Break”
The CW, 9pm

Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) enlists an unwitting Felix (Morgan Krantz) to help her organize an outreach presentation at Fairview High so she can do some digging around to try and locate Tyson’s (Thamela Mpumlwana) girlfriend. When the presentation goes awry, Murphy and Felix take a smoke break under the bleachers and have their first heart-to-heart.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Bimbo”
NBC, 9pm

Holt (Andre Braugher) and Jake (Andy Samberg) investigate a case at Kevin’s (Marc Evan Jackson) university. Back at the precinct, Terry (Terry Crews) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) take the squad out for lunch.

Abby’s: “Book Club”
NBC, 9:30pm

When it’s revealed that Fred (Neil Flynn) has a crush on a bar patron, Abby (Natalie Morales) and Beth (Jessica Chaffin) encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

S.W.A.T.: “Invisible”
CBS, 10pm

The SWAT team pursues a home invasion crew targeting domestic workers to gain entry into upscale homes in the new episode “Invisible.” Guest star Debbie Allen returns as Hondo’s (Shemar Moore) mom.

Friday, April 19

Amazon Prime Video
Season Premiere!

In Season 5 of the noir drama, homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) finds himself seeking the truth on two fronts: New information in an old case incriminates Bosch as having planted evidence, and a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid pill mill.

Rilakkuma and Kaoru
New Series!

This is the first stop-motion animated series starring one of Japan’s most beloved characters, Rilakkuma — a soft toy bear who shows up out of the blue one day to live with a young woman named Kaoru. Although Rilakkuma has a zipper on its back, what is inside remains a mystery. What is known is that the bear loves lounging around the apartment and eating pancakes, rice omelets, custard pudding and “dango” rice dumplings.

Someone Great
Original Film!

Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long-distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers her best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

“I Love Lucy” Funny Money Special
CBS, 8pm

This one-hour special features two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic I Love Lucy series. In “The Million-Dollar Idea” Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) attempt to get rich quick by bottling Lucy’s homemade salad dressing. Then in “Bonus Bucks,” it’s the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when both couples claim ownership of a dollar bill worth $300 in a contest.

Blindspot: “Everybody Hates Kathy”
NBC, 8pm

The team discovers an international conspiracy when a deadly weapon is stolen. Jane (Jaimie Alexander) supports Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) when someone from his past dredges up painful memories. Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and Rich (Ennis Esmer) contend with their newly-released hacker accomplice.

The Blacklist: “The Third Estate”
NBC, 9pm

Red (James Spader) and the task force spring into action to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist group from kidnapping and torturing the children of the one percent. Meanwhile, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) goes behind Liz’s (Megan Boone) back to find out what happened to her mother, former KGB operative Katarina Rostova.

American Masters: “Garry Winogrand”
PBS, 9pm

Learn about Garry Winogrand, who turned spontaneous street photos into high art in 1960s-70s America.

Crazy Cakes: “Fiery, Fairytale Cakes”
Cooking Channel, 11pm
Season Finale!

A waterfront wedding cake gets its own functioning river, and an island-themed cake erupts with Polynesian flair. Later, a Vegas wedding cake is taller than the bride, and one baker overcomes culinary odds when he adds fire and movement to a mystical beast.

Saturday, April 20

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The San Francisco Giants are at PNC Park to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and the L.A. Dodgers are at Milwaukee’s Miller Park for a meeting with the Brewers on FS1.

The Ten Commandments
ABC, 7pm

Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter star in director Cecil B. DeMille’s final film, the 1956 biblical epic about the life of Moses. The picture’s first-rate visual effects include the parting of the Red Sea — and bear in mind what a wonder that was for moviegoers at the time, well before the computer-generated effects of today. Yvonne De Carlo, Nina Foch, John Derek and Vincent Price co-star, with little Fraser Heston as the infant Moses.

Ransom: “Dark Triad”
CBS, 8pm

The FBI brings in the Crisis Resolution team to negotiate with a formidable sociopath who is targeting diabetics with tainted insulin in the new episode “Dark Triad.”

Restaurant: Impossible
Food Network, 8pm

Robert’s back! Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He’ll use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant, and pave the road to a successful future?

Easter Under Wraps
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Erika (Fiona Gubelmann), the marketing director at Cavendish Chocolates, goes undercover to see why sales have declined. She learns from handsome chocolatier Bryan (Brendan Penny) that automation has replaced quality, and when they conspire to bring back a legendary Cavendish confection, they find themselves melting for each other. But when Bryan discovers that Erika is a corporate spy, the romance might turn bitter.

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

This heartbreaking film is based on the true story of author and motivational speaker Regina Louise, who, by the age of 18, had been shuttled between 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities. Although the experience could have broken her spirit, it didn’t. In the film, Regina (played by newcomer Angela Fairley, a foster child herself) forges a bond with Jeanne (Ginnifer Goodwin), who tries to adopt her. After the adoption is denied because they are of different races, the two women fight to defeat the corrupt system and become a family.

My Mom’s Letter From Heaven
Lifetime, 10pm
Original Film!

Barry Watson stars as a single father who has a fractious relationship with his rebellious teenage daughter. When a lost letter written to the daughter from her dying mother is miraculously found, everything starts to turn around. Cindy Busby, Karen Holness, Jaime M. Callica and Jordyn Ashely Olson also star in this film that is inspired by a true story.

Sunday, April 21

NBA Playoffs: First Round
ABC & TNT, beginning at 1pm Live

The NBA playoffs first round continues with Game 4 of four series: Boston at Indiana and Golden State at the L.A. Clippers are on ABC, followed by Toronto at Orlando and Portland at Oklahoma City on TNT.

The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina
NBC, 1pm

This third annual event features more than 1,200 dogs representing 175 eligible breeds and varieties competing for the coveted Best in Show title. The canine competitors will also mingle with two- and four-legged celebrity guests and strut their stuff on the red carpet. For the main event, each group winner will walk the runway before the Best in Show judge. John O’Hurley and David Frei host, with Maria Menounos reporting from the red carpet, Mary Carillo inside the show ring and Akbar Gbajabiamila behind the scenes as digital contributor.

MLB Baseball: Atlanta at Cleveland
ESPN, 7pm Live

The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians wrap up a three-game interleague series at Cleveland’s Progressive Field tonight on Sunday Night Baseball.

American Idol: “Disney Night”
ABC, 8pm Live

The top 10 contestants, joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, head to Disneyland in California to prepare Disney-themed performances for the next phase of the competition. Actress Lea Michele performs “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid, and past Idol stars return to the stage for a special duet.

80s in the Sand
AXS TV, 8pm

New Wave and pop radio DJ Richard Blade catches up with the English Beat and Berlin to discuss their favorite ’80s memories, and Berlin delivers a powerhouse performance featuring hits like “Take My Breath Away” and “The Metro.”

Killing Eve: “The Hungry Caterpillar”
BBC America & AMC, 8pm

In the new episode “The Hungry Caterpillar,” Eve (Sandra Oh) makes a dangerous deal with an old acquaintance, and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is surprised when she is approached by a figure from her past.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: “Reunion Part 3”
Bravo, 8pm

Marlo is accused of adding fuel to the fire as the Bye Wig party saga continues. Cynthia talks about her whirlwind romance with Mike Hill, and the ladies discuss the drama surrounding Eva’s wedding party. Tensions are high when NeNe and Cynthia go head-to-head.

Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration
CBS, 8pm

Cedric the Entertainer and Smokey Robinson host this musical celebration honoring Motown Records’ 60th birthday. The tribute to the iconic sound that changed America features appearances by Boyz II Men, Chloe X Halle, Ciara, Lamont Dozier, Fantasia, Brian and Eddie Holland, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, Ne-Yo, Pentatonix, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, Valerie Simpson, Mickey Stevenson, Meghan Trainor and Stevie Wonder.

World of Dance: “The Cut 2”
NBC, 8pm

The top six acts from each division remain, but only the top three highest-scoring acts from each division will move on to the Divisional Final and be one step closer to winning a grand prize of $1 million. This week, Jennifer Lopez mentors the Junior Division and NE-YO mentors the Upper Team Division.

Call the Midwife
PBS, 8pm

The team attempts to reunite an estranged mother and daughter who are both pregnant. Trixie’s friend is devastated to discover she is pregnant.

American Gods: “Treasure of the Sun”
Starz, 8pm

Those banshee cries you’re hearing? Just a clue that the fantasy drama is diving deeper into the backstory of fiery leprechaun Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber).

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition
Food Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence take on the absolute worst celebrity cooks in America. Over the course of seven weeks, the celebrities endure a rigorous culinary boot camp, hoping to transform from kitchen disasters into kitchen masters. In the end, one celebrity wins $25,000 for the charity of their choice.

Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

Al Roker makes a guest appearance in this fourth installment of the mystery franchise based on the books that he cowrote. When a beloved supermarket owner is killed in the early morning hours before opening, restaurateur and TV chef Billie Blessings (Holly Robinson Peete) becomes involved in the investigation of what quickly appears to be the work of a clever and darkly sinister serial killer. Rick Fox also stars.

Madam Secretary
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!

In the Season 5 finale episode “Better Angels,” Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) is about to announce her run for president when terrorists attack the United Nations delegation in Geneva.

Collector’s Call: “Rock Band KISS”
MeTV, 10pm

Zac Vege and his wife Melanie show off Zac’s basement-filling collection of all things KISS including Ace Frehley-designed guitars, an original KISS pinball machine, trading cards and the rare original promotional poster sent to radio stations with the first KISS record. After showing off his musical memorabilia to host Lisa Whelchel and KISStorian David Ashdown, Ashdown assigns a value to the collection and offers an enticing swap.

Good Girls: “Thelma and Louise”
NBC, 10pm

Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Ruby’s (Retta) friendship fractures just as Dean’s (Matthew Lillard) vendetta against Rio (Manny Montana) compromises the women’s business dealings. Meanwhile, Nancy (Sally Pressman), on the verge of giving birth, needs Annie’s (Mae Whitman) help.

Monday, April 22

The Price Is Right
CBS, 11am

Kids week proved so popular when it debuted on The Price Is Right last year that TV’s longest-running game show is bringing it back! Starting Monday, kids from preschool through college will come on down to meet host Drew Carey, make their bids and play games like Plinko and Cliff Hangers.

The Last Animals
National Geographic, 12pm

As part of National Geographic’s Earth Day programming, the network presents the U.S. broadcast premiere of celebrated war photojournalist Kate Brooks’ gripping documentary, where she turns her lens onto the ivory trade. She and her camera bravely follow conservationists, scientists and activists as they battle poachers and criminal networks in an effort to save elephants and rhinos from extinction.

The Neighborhood
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 1 wraps up with the finale episode “Welcome to the Conversation,” in which Dave (Max Greenfield) is thrilled when Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) invites him golfing, confident that it represents progress in their relationship, but Calvin may have another motive. CBS has picked up the show for Season 2.

The Resident: “Stuck as Foretold”
FOX, 8pm

How do you save a patient’s life when there’s a massive blood shortage at Chastain Park Memorial? Senior resident Conrad (Matt Czuchry) best figure it out.

The Voice: “Live Cross Battles, Part 2”
NBC, 8pm Live

The artists take the stage in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and John Legend as they compete for the opportunity to advance in the competition. Results air tomorrow night.

The Brigade: Race to the Hudson
Outdoor Channel, 8pm
New Series!

In this new cooperative competition series, 10 strangers must work together to conquer a grueling, cross-country wilderness expedition that pushes bodies and minds to the extreme. The participants travel more than 750 miles along a legendary fur trade route called the York Factory Express, with $500,000 at stake and only 28 days to complete their journey.

Man With a Plan: “Cabin Fever”
CBS, 8:30pm

In the new episode “Cabin Fever,” Adam (Matt LeBlanc) accidentally invites Andi (Liza Snyder) on the annual guys’ trip, then makes matters worse when he tries to uninvite her.

Live Rescue
A&E, 9pm Live
New Series!

Veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield hosts this live documentary series as it follows paramedics and first responders from across the country who put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls.

The Code: “Molly Marine”
CBS, 9pm

Ferry (Ato Essandoh) and Li (Phillipa Soo) are assigned to find out who leaked information that led to a female Marine being attacked on the eve of her historic promotion in the new episode “Molly Marine.”

Arrow: “Spartan”
The CW, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!

Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) guest-stars tonight as a four-star general who Diggle (David Ramsey) reaches out to for help when the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow.

9-1-1: “Ocean’s 9-1-1”
FOX, 9pm

Intrepid first responders are constantly rescuing folks from potentially lethal, totally outrageous scenarios on 9-1-1. But in tonight’s episode, our heroes are going to be indisposed when they suddenly become the prime suspects — yes, suspects — in a robbery.

Hostile Planet: “Jungles”
National Geographic, 9pm

In the new episode “Jungles,” see how Earth’s most diverse habitat is also its most crowded and competitive. Jaguars, caimans, gibbons, orangutans, spectral tarsiers and hummingbirds are among those fighting for rainforest resources.

The Fix: “The Fugitive”
ABC, 10pm

Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is due to appear in court but is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, the police receive a report that Maya (Robin Tunney) is being stalked.

Gentleman Jack
HBO, 10pm
New Series!

Based on the coded diaries of Anne Lister, a real-life 19th-century British landowner, this is a costume drama with a twist. The gender-bending Lister (Suranne Jones), a powerhouse in a top hat, defies the era’s expectation of women by smoking cigarettes, collecting her own rents and looking for a wife to share her life with.

Knightfall: “Road to Chartres”
History, 10pm

Landry (Tom Cullen) reunites with his daughter, only to be separated once again. Growing impatient with De Nogaret’s (Julian Ovenden) legal strategy, King Philip (Ed Stoppard) prepares his army for war. Margaret (Clementine Nicholson) discovers one of Prince Louis’ (Tom Forbes) dark secrets.

The Enemy Within: “Homecoming”
NBC, 10pm

After a major Tal operative escapes CIA custody, Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) returns to Langley to help track the fugitive down. When Shepherd and Keaton (Morris Chestnut) discover the CIA is withholding vital information on the Tal investigation, the case becomes an opportunity for them to spy on the CIA and find out what they know.

Independent Lens: “Charm City”
PBS, 10pm

Meet a group of Baltimore citizens, police and government officials as they cope with the consequences of three years of unparalleled violence.

La Reina del Sur
Telemundo, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Telemundo’s most successful series ever, which inspired USA Network’s Queen of the South, returns for a second season shot on location in eight countries. For the first time, the Spanish-language drama will be available with English subtitles. Kate del Castillo is back as Teresa Mendoza in a story that picks up eight years after Teresa disappeared into the U.S. Federal Witness Protection Program. Teresa is anonymously raising her daughter in Italy until her life takes an unexpected turn and she must spring back into action to reclaim her throne as la Reina del Sur.

Tuesday, April 23

The Young and the Restless
CBS, 12:30pm

Today, the residents of Genoa City begin to learn the devastating news that Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) has passed away, as Y&R writes-in the Feb. 3 death of St. John, who succumbed to hypertrophic heart disease after 28 years on the soap. On Thursday, Neil’s funeral gives his TV family and friends a chance to say goodbye — including Shemar Moore, reprising his role as Neil’s brother, Malcolm, in a two-day arc.

The Big Interview: “Paul Stanley”
AXS TV, 8pm

Dan Rather chats with beloved KISS frontman Paul Stanley.

Being Mary Jane
BET, 8pm
Series Finale!

Will it be happily ever after for ambitious broadcast journalist Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union)? She might choose her Mr. Right in producer Justin (Michael Ealy), who proposed in 2017’s Season 4 finale. But what will he think about those frozen embryos she just had implanted?

Boss: The Black Experience in Business
PBS, 8pm

Learn about the untold story of African-American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

The Kids Are Alright: “Timmy’s New Hobby”
ABC, 8:30pm

Peggy (Mary McCormack) discovers that Timmy (Jack Gore) has a newfound — and inappropriate — hobby. A reluctant Mike (Michael Cudlitz) attempts to have an uncomfortable conversation with Timmy about the topic and enlists Lawrence’s (Sam Straley) help in the matter.

black-ish: “Good in the ’Hood”
ABC, 9pm

When Rhonda (guest star Raven-Symoné) takes Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) to her part of town, she claims they’re scared of their own community. Meanwhile, when Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) becomes the “office mom” at work, Junior (Marcus Scribner) tries to help her drop that label.

Roswell, New Mexico: “Recovering the Satellites”
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!

Max (Nathan Dean Parsons) and Michael (Michael Vlamis) find themselves at an impasse over how to deal with the fourth alien. Liz (Jeanine Mason) has a dangerous encounter, and Kyle (Michael Trevino) spirals after uncovering a dark secret about his father’s death.

The Village: “Yes or No”
NBC, 9pm

The first Gospel Brunch at Smalls not only introduces Ron (Frankie Faison) and Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint) to people from their past, but also inspires the residents of The Village to come to terms with the various dilemmas in their lives.

ABC, 10pm
New Series!

ABC debuts its new docuseries about the year 1969 tonight with the episode “Moon Shot,” which includes accounts from the unsung women who helped make the moon landing possible.

NCIS: New Orleans: “Trust Me”
CBS, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!

In the new episode “Trust Me,” Tammy (Vanessa Ferlito) is convinced that a con man committed the hit-and-run murder of a Navy doctor, even though the evidence shows otherwise.

Man v. Food: “Phoenix, Ariz.”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Casey Webb heads to Arizona to unearth Phoenix’s most appetizing eats and take on eight wings slathered in a scorching ghost chili and habanero sauce, plus two whole grilled habanero peppers.

New Amsterdam: “Happy Place”
NBC, 10pm

When an NYPD officer is hit by a car in the line of duty, the hospital is turned upside-down trying to save her. Meanwhile, Kapoor (Anupam Kher) and Iggy (Tyler Labine) work with a patient struggling with a previous surgery.

Legendary Locations: “Man vs. Nature”
Travel Channel, 10pm

From an abandoned American dream in the Amazon jungle to an abbey in France where countless souls lost their lives, Josh Gates reveals legendary locations where man has battled the forces of nature.

Wednesday, April 24

Chicago Med: “Never Let You Go”
NBC, 8pm

The hospital goes into lockdown mode when a man with a gun holds medical staff hostage. Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) is forced to make a tough decision, and Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) begins to realize his time with his father is getting short.

Chicago Fire: “Until the Weather Breaks”
NBC, 9pm

A horrible storm wreaks havoc on Chicago and impacts Firehouse 51 when the power goes out. A little boy mysteriously shows up at the station and everyone works together to uncover who he belongs to and why he ended up there. Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) argue about Severide (Taylor Kinney).

A Life Among Monkeys
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm

This documentary chronicles the journey of Smithsonian scientist Wolfgang Dittus, who ventured into the jungles of Sri Lanka to study toque macaques in 1968. Dittus remains there to this day, having charted the lives of more than 5,000 individual monkeys and shedding new light on a complex social world.

Whiskey Cavalier: “Hearts & Minds”
ABC, 10pm

Intrepid FBI agent Will’s (Scott Foley) attempts to bust up an international organ-harvesting operation lead to his capture in Ukraine, prompting competitive CIA partner Frankie (Lauren Cohan) to step up and show what she’s made of as leader of the team.

SEAL Team: “Medicate and Isolate”
CBS, 10pm

A former Navy SEAL (guest star Tony Curran) continues to struggle with his mental health in the new episode “Medicate and Isolate.”

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations: “Puerto Rico”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Andrew Zimmern digs into the diversity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where pork is king. San Juan is a food paradise that includes a comfort food classic packed with pork, deep-fried beach eats and a Puerto Rican take on lasagna.

Brockmire: “Banned for Life”
IFC, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!

It’s a hilariously uncomfortable family reunion when Alice’s Linda Lavin guest stars as the mother who abandoned Jim (Hank Azaria) and his sister (Becky Ann Baker) when they were children. Without spoiling mom’s backstory, we’ll just say her visit threatens not only Jim’s relationship with his sibling but also his sobriety.

Chicago P.D.: “What Could Have Been”
NBC, 10pm

Intelligence’s investigation into the murder of Burgess’ (Marina Squerciati) boyfriend threatens to reveal a dark side she was unaware of. But the real motivation for his murder uncovers a much more unsettling truth.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: “The Airplane”
PBS, 10pm

Take to the sky with the dreamers whose work gave humans the ability to fly. Without inventions from Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines” to the modern commercial plane, we may have never left the ground.

Boise Boys
HGTV, 11pm
Season Premiere!

Flannel and fabulous collide once again when Idaho contractor Clint Robertson and interior designer Luke Caldwell launch their second season of renovation projects with a huge house that costs almost as much as the repairs it needs.

Thursday, April 25

NFL Draft: Round 1
ABC, ESPN & NFL Network, 8pm Live

The Arizona Cardinals have the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft in Nashville, and they’ll have their eye on top prospects like Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, Ohio State DE Nick Bosa and Kentucky LB Josh Allen. The draft continues with Rounds 2-3 on Friday in primetime and the remaining rounds Saturday afternoon.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Decision Reverberation”
CBS, 8pm

Penny (Kaley Cuoco) encourages Leonard (Johnny Galecki) to stand up for himself when he wants to be the principal investigator on a new physics study in the new episode “The Decision Reverberation.”

Supernatural: “Moriah”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!

Jack (Alexander Calvert) still struggles to contain the massive powers he absorbed from evil archangel Michael and the DNA inherited from his bio father Lucifer, which could lead the Winchester ward into darkness. Plus, we hear bad stuff is coming for the Winchester family. But there are happier moments in tonight’s Season 14-ending hour: According to showrunner Andrew Dabb, a major fan favorite character returns!

FOX, 8pm
Series Finale!

Batman begins just as Gotham ends! After five seasons, the entertaining saga jumps ahead 10 years as now Commissioner Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) gets some much-needed help from the Caped Crusader he once knew as young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). Good thing, because executive producer John Stephens says we’ll see “fully realized” versions of Penguin and the Riddler (Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith), as well as a Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan) fans have been waiting for. And that’s no joke.

Superstore: “Quinceañera”
NBC, 8pm

Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s (Isabella Day) 15th birthday celebration, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio: “Sweet Low Road”
NBC, 8:30pm

When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put Jack’s (Glenn Howerton)  job in jeopardy, he recruits Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) to take down the superintendent. Durbin (Patton Oswalt) plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

I Was a Child Bride: The Untold Story
A&E, 9pm

Elizabeth Vargas investigates the disturbing issue of children who are forced into marriage in America. Each of them suffered years of pain and hardship, and because they were under 18, they had no legal way to escape. These women are survivors who want to give a voice to the voiceless and end child marriages in America once and for all.

Top Gear
BBC America, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head to Norway in the latest estate cars from Porsche and Ferrari, while Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz aim to create Britain’s newest mountain with the help of a tiny Suzuki. James Marsden is the studio guest.

Mom: “Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip”
CBS, 9pm

Bonnie (Allison Janney) and Tammy (Kristen Johnston) revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home in the new episode “Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip.”

The Orville: “The Road Not Taken”
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!

The crew must contend with the fallout from Kelly’s (Adrianne Palicki) disastrous decision.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Ticking Clocks”
NBC, 9pm

In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake (Andy Samberg) and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine’s servers. Meanwhile, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) deals with relationship issues, and Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Life in Pieces: “Misery Turd Name Pills”
CBS, 9:30pm

A bedridden Joan (Dianne Wiest) tries to find a way to escape Sophia (Giselle Eisenberg) and her wacky behavior in the new episode “Misery Turd Name Pills.”

Abby’s: “Mail Bin”
NBC, 9:30pm

Abby (Natalie Morales) finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

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

Benson (Mariska Hargitay) helps a teenage exchange student after she’s assaulted by a cab driver.

Friday, April 26

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Season Premiere!

This animated reimagining of the classic ’80s hero returns for Season 2.

Designing Women: “Reservations for Eight”
getTV, 4:30am

As getTV continues its early morning reruns of the 1986-93 CBS comedy, you’ll want to DVR this episode, “Reservations for Eight,” creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s favorite. The Southern belles of Sugarbaker & Associates and their beaus — including real-life duos Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney, and Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook — get snowed in at a cabin.

NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3
ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 & NFL Network, beginning at 7pm Live

The 2019 NFL Draft continues in Nashville tonight with selections from Rounds 2 and 3.

MacGyver: “No-Go + High-Voltage + Rescue”
CBS, 8pm

Mac (Lucas Till) and his team go undercover as backpackers to find two American tourists who went missing while on a scavenger hunt through hostile countries in the new episode “No-Go + High-Voltage + Rescue.”

Dynasty: “Life Is a Masquerade Party”
The CW, 8pm

When Sam (Rafael de la Fuente) plans a masquerade ball to roll out his new identity as a single man, Adam (Sam Underwood) uses it as an opportunity to unveil the “new” Alexis to the family.

Nat Geo Wild, 8pm

This fifth annual event — running through Saturday — celebrates our furry BFFs with puppy-centric episodes and sentimental specials. Highlights include tonight’s new edition of Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things with epic dog fails.

The Blacklist: “The Brockton College Killer/Rassvet”
NBC, 8pm

In the first of two back-to-back episodes, the discovery of a frozen corpse draws the task force into the investigation of an old case that has gained notoriety due to a popular true-crime podcast. In the second episode, Katarina Rostova (guest star Lotte Verbeek) is alone and on the run in a foreign country after a mission goes catastrophically wrong. Out of options, she seeks the only person she trusts, a man who has vowed to always protect her.

Proven Innocent: “Shaken”
FOX, 9pm

The team takes on the case of a mother (guest star Samantha Sloyan) who is serving a life sentence for shaking her infant daughter to death.

Blue Bloods: “Strange Bedfellows”
CBS, 10pm

Erin (Bridget Moynahan) needs Frank’s (Tom Selleck) support in bargaining with the governor (guest star David Zayas) in the new episode “Strange Bedfellows.”

Portals to Hell
Travel Channel, 10pm
New Series!

Host/executive producer Jack Osbourne and paranormal investigator Katrina Weidman explore locations around the world that, due to their sordid pasts and dark histories, are purported to be doorways to the spirit underworld. Over eight hourlong episodes, the duo explores legendary spooky spots like New Orleans’ LaLaurie Mansion, Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Kentucky, Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania, the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau and more.

Saturday, April 27

Home Made Simple With Laila Ali
OWN, 9am

Busy-busy-busy Leyanna Richard has zero time to liven up her lackluster living and dining rooms — so today, host Laila Ali and her team of designers and carpenters fit the home-improvement projects into their schedule.

NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7
ABC, ESPN & NFL Network, 12pm Live

NFL teams build up their stockpile of rookies during the final rounds of the NFL Draft taking place today in Nashville.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The Cleveland Indians take on the Astros in Houston’s Minute Maid Park, followed by the Milwaukee Brewers matching up against the Mets in New York’s Citi Field.

Ransom: “Broken Record”
CBS, 8pm

A disgraced negotiator poses as Eric (Luke Roberts) to steal ransom money in the new episode “Broken Record.”

Love Takes Flight
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

In this Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation, single mom Dr. Lizzie Beauman (Nikki DeLoach) has her life turned upside down when her young daughter unexpectedly befriends a widower named Walter, whose son Charley (Jeff Hephner) is the brash EMS pilot Lizzie just hired. After Charley helps Lizzie overcome her fear of flying and she teaches him about patience, they must work together to save the life of a transplant patient.

2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
HBO, 8pm

Honorees include the Cure, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, the Zombies, Radiohead, Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks, who makes history as the first woman to be inducted twice (Fleetwood Mac has been a member since 1998). Nicks opens the show singing “Stand Back” (in a cape she wore in the ’80s music video!) and proves her timelessness by duetting with both Don Henley and Harry Styles.

Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case
Lifetime, 8pm

Abduction survivor and victims’ advocate Elizabeth Smart interviews key players in the case of the Wisconsin 13-year-old. Closs was kidnapped from her home last October after her parents’ murder and then held captive in a cabin for 88 days before she escaped.

The Son
AMC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 will conclude the journey of the “First Son of Texas,” Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), as he attempts to secure his legacy in the early 20th-century oil industry. Henry Garrett, Jacob Lofland and Lois Smith also star in this series based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times bestselling novel, a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2”
TBS, 10pm

Samantha Bee promises “a night of glitz, glamour and gout” as she roasts the current state of affairs. “I vowed never to host a NWHCD ever again,” says Bee. “But the White House Correspondents’ Association has left me no choice — it is now up to comedy journalists to take care of real journalists. Even if those journalists insist on wearing corduroy.” The gala event, filmed at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., last night, will feature Bee’s signature comedy, celebrity guests and better food than last time.