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Monday, April 22: Ten Strangers Cover 750 Miles in ‘The Brigade: Race to the Hudson’

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Monday, April 22

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.

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.

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.

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.