All Times Eastern.
Wednesday, May 8
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: “The Car”
Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly line-built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.
— PBS (@PBS) May 8, 2019
Town Hall With Sen. Amy Klobuchar
FOX News Channel, 6:30pm
FOX News Channel presents a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in Milwaukee. Co-anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum, the town hall will focus on the 2020 presidential election and news of the day.
The Goldbergs: “Breakin’”
When Adam (Sean Giambrone) unintentionally lets it slip that Barry (Troy Gentile) never completed his community service requirement, the brothers join together to throw the greatest break-dancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff’s (Sam Lerner) stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica (Hayley Orrantia) makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer.
Empire: “The Roughest Day”
As Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard) deal with each other’s betrayals, they wonder if this could be the end for their relationship. Meanwhile, Andre’s (Trai Byers) life hangs in the balance and the future of Empire is in jeopardy as the feds close in and the mystery of who is in the coffin is finally revealed.
Chicago Med: “More Harm Than Good”
Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Manning (Torrey DeVitto) disagree on how to handle a patient who they discover is poisoning herself. Meanwhile, Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) throws some serious accusations at Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling), Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) has suspicions about Natalie’s (Torrey DeVitto) new boyfriend.
Schooled: “Dr. Barry”
After initially trying to sabotage him, CB (Brett Dier) works with Barry (Troy Gentile) to help him win back Lainey’s (AJ Michalka) heart. Meanwhile, Glascott (Tim Meadows) faces removal as principal after a prank damages William Penn Academy.
Modern Family: “A Year of Birthdays”
As the birth of Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Dylan’s (Reid Ewing) twins approaches, the show takes a look back at how each family member celebrated their birthday over the past year.
Star: “When the Levee Breaks”
The ASAs finally arrive and Take 3 (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) fights Amber Drake (guest star Erika Tham) for the top spot. The fate of this 3-year-old series is still up in the air, but FOX teases that the season will end “with a bang.”
Chicago Fire: “Try Like Hell”
Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Boden (Eamonn Walker) search to uncover whether arson was the cause of a fire at a hair salon. Mouch (Christian Stolte), Herrmann (David Eigenberg), Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) make a startling discovery in tracking down the missing piercing nozzle from Engine 27.
Nova: “Inside the Megafire”
The docuseries investigates the megafires that have become California’s new normal, like last November’s Camp Fire blaze, the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s history. (It burned at a rate of one football field per second, killed nearly 100 people and razed two towns in hours.) The No. 1 cause of the fires? Humans.
Single Parents: “Ketchup”
After learning that Angie’s ex, Derek (guest star Adam Brody, Leighton Meester’s real-life husband), lives near Space Camp, Will (Taran Killam) convinces Angie (Meester) to confront him about leaving her when she was pregnant, which results in a rowdy and awkward encounter between the three of them. Meanwhile, Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) internally struggles with whom she truly has romantic feelings for.
Whiskey Cavalier: “College Confidential”
The team goes undercover at a college to take down their new target — an engineering prodigy suspected of building a superweapon.
SEAL Team: “My Life For Yours”
When David Boreanaz yells “Action!” he means it. The actor, who plays courageous team leader Jason Hayes, directed tonight’s intense thrill ride of an episode. Bravo Team has parachuted into the mountains of Kashmir on a top-secret, high-risk mission targeting an influential terrorist leader. They face arduous climbs, an ambush, blazing firefights and a minefield. Sniper Ray (Neil Brown Jr.), whose close friendship with Jason is on the rocks, gets separated from the crew when he lands in the wrong spot and his parachute tangles in a tree; reuniting with the team at the “exfil” point means outrunning the bad guys hell-bent on killing him.
Chicago P.D.: “Sacrifice”
A violent crew is hitting pharmaceutical delivery trucks and stealing drugs, but their motivation is more complicated than just money. The case tests Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and Ruzek’s (Patrick John Flueger) relationship.
Thursday, May 9
The First 48: “Random Acts/Blunt Force”
In the critical first two days after a 70-year-old Vietnam vet is beaten to death, detectives discover threatening letters in his Mobile, Ala., home. Meanwhile, in Tulsa, Okla., investigators learn new information about a cold case in this true-crime docuseries.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Drawn to the Blood”
Alex (Justin Chambers) tries desperately to save his patient while he waits for a severely agoraphobic blood donor to arrive from London. Jo (Camilla Luddington) reveals to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) why she’s been so down, while Catherine (Debbie Allen) and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) hold a meeting to get down to the bottom of an insurance issue. Meanwhile, Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) go camping.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Maternal Conclusion”
Leonard (Johnny Galecki) is pleasantly surprised when his mother, Beverly (returning guest star Christine Baranski), comes to visit and is nice to him in the new episode “The Maternal Conclusion.”
iZombie: “Dead Lift”
The CW, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
Legendary NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest-stars tonight. Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) continue investigating a murder with no body and no evidence. Meanwhile, Peyton (Aly Michalka) approaches councilman Zed (Abdul-Jabbar) with a request, but doesn’t get the answer she was hoping for.
FOX, 8pm Live
Kristin Cavallari hosts a thrice-weekly reboot of the romantic competition series that premiered in 2003 on FOX, where a group of singles checks in to an exclusive tropical resort and competes to stay in paradise and to win big money. But paradise won’t last forever, and each week, one single will leave the hotel to make room for a brand-new guest who enters the competition. In a new twist to the series, viewers can play along at home, using social media to try to influence what happens onscreen, including helping to decide who stays and who goes.
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, Dina (Lauren Ash) agrees to play the bad guy when corporate forces Amy (America Ferrera) to cut everyone’s hours, while Jonah (Ben Feldman) and the other employees play an elaborate game of laser tag with the store’s new scanners. In the second episode, when a photo of a mess at store 1217 goes viral, Amy and Jonah try to use it to their advantage, while Dina starts hunting for the anonymous tweeter.
Young Sheldon: “A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster”
In the new episode “A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster,” the Coopers help Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) through a rough patch in his marriage.
Station 19: “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Following a life-threatening situation that left the future of a member of Station 19 unclear, the crew gathers to face the outcome. Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Ben (Jason George) respond to a man impaled by a chandelier. Meanwhile, Station 19 is called upon to organize shipments of supplies and assist with wildfires in Los Angeles.
Project Runway: “The Stitch Is Back”
We think it’s gonna be a long, long time before you see anything like this again: The designers team up with some surprising assistants to create over-the-top looks inspired by the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman.
Mom: “Crazy Hair and a Teeny Tiny Part of Canada”
It may be Christy’s (Anna Faris) “sober birthday” party, but mom Bonnie and her beau Adam (Allison Janney and William Fichtner) appear to have something to celebrate when they make a snap decision after a fight.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Cinco de Mayo”
In order to distract Terry (Terry Crews) from the stress of his upcoming lieutenant’s exam, Jake (Andy Samberg), Holt (Andre Braugher) and the squad decide to hold the annual Halloween Heist on a new date: Cinco de Mayo.
Life in Pieces: “Sonogram Frog Rub Family”
After Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) has a heart attack, he becomes super clingy and annoys the entire family in the new episode “Sonogram Frog Rub Family.”
Abby’s: “Soda Gun”
When Abby (Natalie Morales) and Bill (Nelson Franklin) hire a professional repairman to fix the broken soda gun that Fred (Neil Flynn) installed, they’re surprised by the repercussions. Meanwhile, James (Leonard Ouzts) takes a stab at the emergency plan for the bar.
The American Farm: “On the Brink”
As September arrives and fall harvest begins, two farms face life-or-death struggles with their livestock, while a third races to get their crop harvested and help a neighbor in trouble.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Assumptions”
Bosch’s Titus Welliver returns as lawyer Rob Miller, who raped defense attorney Nikki Staines (Callie Thorne) in a March episode and is now somehow out on bail. Let’s just say that Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is one unhappy cop. In another disturbing storyline, the SVU searches for two suspects spotted fleeing the scene after a Muslim woman is sexually assaulted inside a synagogue.
Comedy Central, 10:30pm
Jordan Klepper returns to Comedy Central in this new docuseries that follows him as he embeds on the front lines of America’s push for change. The first season finds Klepper sinking in a boat with environmental protesters in Louisiana, packing moving boxes with a congresswoman in New Mexico, posting bail at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia and getting body-slammed by a veteran in Texas.
Friday, May 10
Amazon Prime Video
The crime drama starring Giovanni Ribisi, and created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston — who also appears in the series — returns for a third season.
The third and final season of this anthology series consists of nine episodes and will feature some new faces as well as many returning fan-favorite characters, all of whom are navigating the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture in Chicago. Aya Cash, Dave Franco, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Malin Akerman, Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron and Orlando Bloom are among the cast.
Netflix’s latest young-adult series follows a group of teens who are mysteriously transplanted to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun, but it will also be very dangerous. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
Amy Poehler produced, directed and stars in this comedy about a group of longtime girlfriends who take a trip to Napa to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday. When two of the friends’ past drama boils to the surface, it makes the weekend tense for everyone, and what was supposed to be a fun, bonding birthday celebration turns into everyone asking themselves the tough question: Are we still really even friends? The film also stars Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and Tina Fey.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Series star Clark Gregg directs the sixth season premiere, in which the team must come to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time may have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save Fitz or Coulson. The superhero series, which also stars Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet, has already been renewed for a seventh season.
MacGyver: “Mason + Cable + Choices”
Mac (Lucas Till) is forced into the impossible choice between saving the life of a friend and saving the lives of hundreds of innocent people in the Season 3 finale “Mason + Cable + Choices.”
Dynasty: “New Lady in Town”
The CW, 8pm
Thirty-five years after Diahann Carroll made her debut as the OG Dynasty’s deliciously wicked Dominique Deveraux, Michael Michele revives the classic scene-stealer for the reboot. We can’t wait to see who she sinks her claws into first!
Last Man Standing: “A Moving Finale”
When Mandy and Kyle (Molly McCook and Christoph Sanders) are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike (Tim Allen) gives them some tough love.
The Blacklist: “Anna McMahon”
Presidential adviser Anna McMahon (guest star Jennifer Ferrin) faces off with Cooper (Harry Lennix) and the task force in a winner-takes-all race to locate the missing dossier containing details of a conspiracy against America.
The Cool Kids: “The Friend-aversary”
Sassy Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) doesn’t make the guest list for gruff Hank (David Alan Grier), spacey Charlie (Martin Mull) and fun-loving Sid’s (Leslie Jordan) friend-aversary party at their retirement community. This will not stand.
Live From Lincoln Center: “Cynthia Erivo in Concert”
Enjoy a soulful evening of song from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. British actress Cynthia Erivo won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple before starring in several films, including Widows.
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
Throughout the history of hip-hop, no single group changed the game in the same way the Wu-Tang Clan did. The real story of the Clan unfurls in this original four-part documentary that includes never-before-seen footage and interviews recounting the obstacles traversed to stay united as one Wu family.
Blue Bloods: “Something Blue”
They have to survive a rehearsal dinner, but tonight Eddie (Vanessa Ray) and Jamie (Will Estes) finally tie the knot!
Saturday, May 11
NTT IndyCar Series: INDYCAR Grand Prix
NBC, 3pm Live
Top IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and others take to the road course that incorporates part of the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on NBC.
Major League Baseball: Cleveland at Oakland
FS1, 4pm Live
The Cleveland Indians take on the Oakland A’s in Game 2 of a three-game series at Oakland Coliseum.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Digital Ally 400
Top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski take on Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in this primetime race on FS1.
Ransom: “Truth and Reconciliation”
While attending a gala in Colombia, Eric’s (Luke Roberts) new girlfriend (guest star Natalie Brown) becomes the prime suspect in an assassination attempt in the new episode “Truth and Reconciliation.”
A Feeling of Home
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Jonna Walsh stars as web entrepreneur Abby, whose attempts to hide her Texas roots are complicated by a trip home and an unexpected reunion with her high school sweetheart (Nathan Parsons).
My Dad Wrote a Porno
The hit podcast by British writer Jamie Morton comes to HBO. The one-hour special features Morton reading from the Belinda Blinked series of “erotic” novels written by his real-life father under the nom de plume Rocky Flintstone, while Morton’s friends James Cooper and Alice Levine provide hilarious commentary.
Saturday Night Live: “Emma Thompson/Jonas Brothers”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, who stars in the June theatrical film Late Night, makes her SNL hosting debut. The Grammy-nominated Jonas Brothers make their second appearance as musical guest.
Sunday, May 12
Valerie’s Home Cooking
Food Network, 11am
Valerie Bertinelli honors the cooking of her dear grandmother “Nonnie.” With pistachio gelato and a special kind of lasagna on the menu, we can understand why.
Mummy’s Day Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 4:30pm
Get wrapped up in a triple feature of The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and the Syfy premiere of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Killing Eve: “I Hope You Like Missionary!”
BBC America & AMC, 8pm
Villanelle (Jodie Comer) uses her unrivaled infiltration skills to immerse herself in the world of a target in the new episode “I Hope You Like Missionary!”
The Red Line
Limited series The Red Line continues with two new episodes tonight. In “One Day We May Be More Than a Body,” Daniel (Noah Wyle) seeks comfort from his colleague, Liam (Vinny Chhibber). Then in “We Turn Up This Music Louder Than a Mother’s Cry,” Daniel fears for Jira’s (Aliyah Royale) safety after receiving a threatening phone call warning her to stop speaking out about the shooting.
Supergirl: “Red Dawn”
The CW, 8pm
Kara (Melissa Benoist) comes face-to-face with Red Daughter and the two engage in an epic battle. Determined to find a way to extract the Harun-El, Lena (Katie McGrath) turns to an unlikely source for help — Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda Strong).
The Simpsons: “The Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion”
Season 30 comes to a close as Homer’s job at the power plant cuts healthcare benefits for children and Marge buys healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart’s ADD. When Bart begins to succeed in school, Marge is prompted to open her own new-age store and start her own crystal empire.
Our Cartoon President
A brand-new season of the animated political comedy that takes a fictional documentary crew behind the scenes in the Oval Office begins tonight. This series features the voices of Jeff Bergman, James Adomian and Gabriel Gundacker.
The Spanish Princess: “Fever Dream”
The second episode of Starz’s newest period drama finds Catherine (Charlotte Hope) one step closer to the English throne with her marriage to Arthur, but she’s forced to navigate the challenges of a new relationship and a new court.
Bob’s Burgers: “Yes Without My Zeke”
Zeke (Bobby Tisdale) might be sent away to a disciplinary school, which means Tina (Dan Mintz) could finally have his best friend and her sort-of boyfriend, Jimmy Jr. (H. Jon Benjamin), all to herself.
Family Guy: “Adam West High”
When Brian’s proposition to rename Quahog’s high school as “Adam West High,” in honor of the late mayor, is successful, he feels encouraged to run for mayor of Quahog. But the race takes a turn when Quagmire throws his hat into the ring.
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Prescription for Murder
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
“Hailey Dean Mystery Month” continues as psychologist and former prosecutor Hailey Dean (Kellie Martin) helps Detective Garland Fincher (Viv Leacock) investigate a string of murders at Atlanta Memorial Hospital, where Fincher’s girlfriend is a suspect in the first killing.
Game of Thrones
“Blackwater.” “The Rains of Castamere.” “Battle of the Bastards.” With maximum bloodshed, Game of Thrones’ penultimate episodes often eclipse the actual finales. Will tonight’s 80-minute installment follow suit?
First up are entrepreneurs from Fort Collins, Colo., who present their fast-food franchise that focuses only on guilty pleasures. Then, a group from Lexington, Ky., pitches their high-design houses for special nocturnal guests, and a husband-and-wife duo from San Diego introduce their stylish product that keeps your pet safe from predators. Finally, a world-renowned jiujitsu instructor from Torrance, Calif., solves a problem that we never knew we had with his dual fashion design.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “The Guardian”
Attention, JAG fans! NCIS: Los Angeles enlists a very special guest for tonight’s hour: heroic, handsome Navy captain Harmon Rabb Jr. (David James Elliott) from the beloved CBS military legal drama — the show that spun off the original NCIS before wrapping its 10-season run in 2005. Harm, now second-in-command of an aircraft carrier, is called upon to help Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) investigate ISIS sympathizers. Even more exciting, the May 19 NCIS: LA season finale reunites Harm with his longtime love interest, Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell). It’s both characters’ first time back on TV, but are they still together?
Collector’s Call: “Coca-Cola”
Dan Thielmann has been collecting Coca-Cola items for 35 years and has an extensive collection of items dating back to the 1920s. Fellow Coca-Cola collector Darrell Noble, who has been collecting for over 45 years, puts an estimated value on Dan’s collection, and he’s brought some of his own items in hopes of making a trade.
Good Girls: “Hunting Season”
Rio (Manny Montana) uses a series of unnerving tactics to remind Beth (Christina Hendricks) that it’s not as easy to walk away from his criminal enterprise as she’d like it to be. Meanwhile, Annie (Mae Whitman) learns something new about Noah (Sam Huntington), and Ruby (Retta) makes a reckless decision to save Stan (Reno Wilson).
The political comedy starring Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the former vice president and president Selina Meyer concludes tonight.
Monday, May 13
Fresh off Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, Hannah Brown gets a second chance at love as Season 15’s Bachelorette.
The Voice: “Top 8 Semifinal Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The Top 8 artists perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for America’s vote. Plus, in a Voice first, the Top 8 will pair up to perform competitive duets on songs from The Beatles.
The Code: “1st Civ Div”
In the new episode “1st Civ Div,” Abe (Luke Mitchell) and Harper (Phillipa Soo) try to track down a website owner who is inciting violence by having Marines confront and expose civilians who are publicly pretending to serve in the Corps.
Arrow: “You Have Saved This City”
The CW, 9pm
The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) comes to a boiling point, which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy.
Buried in the Backyard
While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences. Uncovering human remains is only the beginning, however, as each hourlong episode follows a unique police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible.
The Fix: “Jeopardy!”
Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) offers a multimillion-dollar reward for anyone with information on Jessica’s murder and convinces Ezra (Scott Cohen) to help him follow a lead in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, CJ (Merrin Dungey) and Riv (Marc Blucas) hatch a plan to lure in Maya’s (Robin Tunney) stalker.
In the Season 3 finale “Pillar of Salt,” Bull (Michael Weatherly) works to convince a jury that the alleged murder of a 3-year-old girl was actually a tragic accident.
Knightfall: “As I Breathe, I Trust the Cross”
The death of the Knights Templar order seems imminent as Landry (Tom Cullen) and his Templar brothers are sentenced to burn at the stake.
The Enemy Within: “Sequestered”
Acting on urgent intelligence from a captured Tal contact, Keaton (Morris Chestnut) and his team are able to intervene and stop the assassination of a high-profile congresswoman. Keaton has Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) interrogate the congresswoman, who had previously used Shepherd’s treason conviction as a launching pad for her political career, leading to a stunning truth about the origins of Tal.
Independent Lens: “Harvest Season”
Spend an agricultural year in Napa Valley and meet the unsung people who play a critical role in making some of the world’s most celebrated wines.
Paid Off With Michael Torpey
TruTV kicks off the week airing new episodes of the popular game show that helps contestants pay off their student debt (more than $1 million in prize money will be awarded throughout the season). New episodes will air tonight through Thursday, and then the series moves to its regular time slot on Tuesdays. Also, for the first time, you will be able to get in on the action via a Live Lightning Round call-in for a chance to win up to $3,000.
Desi Lydic: Abroad
Comedy Central, 11pm
In her first one-hour special, The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic is setting out on a global expedition to explore how and why the U.S. has fallen so far behind much of the world when it comes to opportunities for women in education, economics, health and politics. Lydic travels the world to learn about the policies, cultural shifts and badass women who have catapulted other countries ahead of the U.S. in gender equality.
Tuesday, May 14
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate
Netflix pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In with this special celebration. Original cast member Lily Tomlin will reprise her role as the snorting phone operator Ernestine and the rocking grandma Edith Ann. Joining Tomlin will be a slew of comedians and actors, including Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Margaret Cho, Brad Garrett, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Jon Lovitz and more.
American Housewife: “The Dance”
With the kids away at the school dance, Katie (Katy Mixon) and Greg (Diedrich Bader) look forward to a romantic evening alone. But Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) is crushed when the boy she likes doesn’t ask her to the dance, and Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) begins to panic when the town psychic’s predictions begin to come true.
The Big Interview: “REO Speedwagon”
AXS TV, 8pm
Dan Rather chats with Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt of the classic rock group REO Speedwagon.
NCIS: “Lost Time”
In the new episode “Lost Time,” Gibbs (Mark Harmon) turns to Dr. Grace Confalone (guest star Laura San Giacomo) for advice after he uncharacteristically unravels and abandons his team at a crime scene investigation.
The Flash: “Legacy”
The CW, 8pm
Barry (Grant Gustin) faces off with his oldest and most formidable nemesis, Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh).
MasterChef Jr.: “Too Corny”
The remaining eight junior cooks pair up and must get creative to create a delicious dish using corn. And in the elimination challenge, the pairs must tag-team for tapas.
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
This first feature-length HBO production from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who is also an executive producer. Exploring the life of Muhammad Ali, the film uses recordings of the boxer’s voice and archival footage — some of it previously unseen — to paint an intimate portrait of a man who was a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world and, in his later years, became a symbol of humanity and understanding.
The Village: “I Am Defiant”
The Village residents face individual fears while supporting Ava (Moran Atias) on the day of her immigration hearing.
black-ish: “Is It Desert or Dessert?”
Dre (Anthony Anderson) has concerns about Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) spending the weekend with their friends’ family in the desert. Meanwhile, Pops (Laurence Fishburne) is forced to come to terms with how he treats women after he helps set Junior (Marcus Scribner) up.
In the Season 1 finale “Closure,” a woman with information about the death of Maggie’s (Missy Peregrym) husband is abducted, leading the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Game 1
ESPN, 9pm Live
ESPN has exclusive coverage of the best-of-seven-game NBA Western Conference finals series beginning with Game 1 tonight. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals series is tomorrow night on TNT.
Follow popular mother/daughter duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E. Laine as they buy crumbling Indianapolis properties, gut them down to the studs and turn them into gorgeous, functional family homes ready to attract young buyers.
The Voice: “Live Top 8 Semifinal Results”
NBC, 9pm Live
Three artists from last night’s performances will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom two artists will be sent home immediately, while the middle three artists will compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.
Bless This Mess: “In Hot Water”
In order to afford a new water heater, Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) must come up with ways to make money, since Mike refuses to let Rio’s mom pay for it. Mike decides to sell their chickens’ eggs at the local farmers market; and Rio tries to find new clients for therapy, but the town doesn’t seem to want their business.
NCIS: New Orleans
Season 5 of NCIS: New Orleans closes with “The River Styx, Part II.” After tracking underground spy network Apollyon to war-torn South Ossetia, Pride (Scott Bakula) is separated from the team and faces grave danger.
True Conviction: “Murder at the Barbershop”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Barry Shipp, a husband, father of three and beloved Pensacola, Fla., barber, is gunned down in broad daylight in his barbershop. Police canvass the neighborhood, hunting for a solid lead, but come up empty. A year passes before investigators catch a break after DNA taken from the victim’s fingernails is matched to someone living on the other side of the country. Now, the prosecutor who promised justice to the Shipp family must prove her case in court.
New Amsterdam: “Luna”
Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) works on a creative way to help Max (Ryan Eggold), and Kapoor (Anupam Kher) gets surprising news. Meanwhile, Reynolds (Jocko Sims) takes a big step in his relationship with Evie (guest star Margot Bingham) as one of the doctors makes a life-altering decision.
Wednesday, May 15
It may be a season of new beginnings, but the same old Charleston drama always finds a way to resurface.
Survivor: Edge of Extinction
Survivor’s 38th season comes to a close in a two-hour finale, followed by the one-hour reunion special.
Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Seven: Apocalypto”
The CW, 8pm
After receiving mysterious invitations, Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) band together to confront the evils of their past once and for all. Meanwhile, chaos ensues at The Farm after Edgar (guest star Chad Michael Murray) makes a chilling announcement.
MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown
Celebrities pair up with friends and family to compete in culinary challenges and raise money for charity. Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, and his brother, Boz, go head-to-head against his Johnny’s broadcast partner Tara Lipinski and her husband, Todd, in a fish dish showdown. Then, in a reality TV Blind Taste Test, Lisa Vanderpump and her daughter, Pandora, face off against Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww, to replicate one of Joe Bastianich’s dishes from taste alone. The second part of this two-night special airs next Wednesday.
Chicago Med: “Forever Hold Your Peace”
Caroline (Paula Newsome) has news to share, forcing Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) to make a serious decision about their relationship. Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) meets her sister’s new boyfriend but discovers danger may lie ahead. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) experiences a devastating loss, while Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) are faced with an unexpected challenge that strengthens their relationship.
The final season will continue to chronicle the lives of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg as they balance family and their rapidly growing business, which has become one of the fastest growing and most popular restaurants in the country.
Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-Nine”
The CW, 9pm
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is having a hard time dealing with Rafael (Justin Baldoni) avoiding her, so when an issue with Mateo comes up, she uses it to get some face time. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) turns to Jane for help when he learns his pilot is in trouble.
Chicago Fire: “The White Whale”
A serial arsonist cold case is reopened when Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) finds a connection to a recent salon fire. Meanwhile, Firehouse 51 celebrates a retirement party.
NOVA: “First Horse Warriors”
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.
This new docuseries follows struggling job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. With the help of specialists, each job seeker uncovers their talents and works to show potential employers that their perceived disabilities can often provide unexpected benefits in the workplace.
Whiskey Cavalier: “Two of a Kind”
Frankie’s (Lauren Cohan) commitment to coldhearted professionalism is tested when the team’s new mission to take down the head of a massive drug operation reunites her with a former guardian. Meanwhile, Jai (Vir Das) and Standish (Tyler James Williams) discover that Susan (Ana Ortiz) has been writing psych evaluations on every member of the team, and their curiosity leads them to an unpleasant surprise.
Chicago P.D.: “Confession”
Antonio (Jon Seda) struggles with his guilty conscience as he tries to take down a major drug dealer. In order to protect his team, Voight (Jason Beghe) takes a big shot at Kelton (guest star John C. McGinley).
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: “The Rocket”
Learn the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China to its use as a weapon of war, and see how adding hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.
Thursday, May 16
Golf: PGA Championship: First Round
TNT, 1pm Live
In a major schedule shift, the PGA Championship moves from August to May beginning with this year’s tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Defending champion Brooks Koepka will be challenged by the likes of Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau. TNT and CBS combine to air the event through Sunday.
Out With a Bang! TBS’ “Big Bang Theory” Finale Celebration
TBS, beginning at 2pm
Fans voted for the “Best of Each Season” episodes, which will run in a marathon leading up to CBS’ series finale tonight.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Jump Into the Fog”
As fog begins to cover Seattle, the doctors of Grey Sloan navigate through personal complications. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) attempt to save Gus (Christian Ganiere), while Levi (Jake Borelli) talks some sense into a struggling Nico (Alex Landi).
The Very VERY Best of the ’70s
AXS TV, 8pm
This series puts a spotlight on the enduring films, series and pop culture moments that defined the 1970s. In the premiere, executive producer Katie Daryl guides special guests Morgan Fairchild, Barry Williams, Catherine Bach, Fred Willard, Anson Williams, David Chokachi and Mindy Cohn to share their honest, hilarious and always unfiltered thoughts on the classic entertainment that made this decade so groovy, as they count down the best action TV shows of the ’70s.
The Big Bang Theory
In this hourlong send-off, see how Chuck Lorre’s comedy about a group of nerdy scientists wraps it all up after 12 seasons.
Superstore: “Sandra’s Fight/Employee Appreciation Day”
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, Amy (America Ferrera) and Dina (Lauren Ash) visit Cloud 9 corporate to fix problems caused by Sandra’s (guest star Kaliko Kauahi) misguided activism. In the next episode, Amy and Jonah (Ben Feldman) find themselves on opposing sides as corporate tries to win over employees by showering them with treats.
Station 19: “Into the Wildfire”
The members of Station 19 pack their gear and head to Los Angeles to help battle a deadly wildfire raging out of control. While the team works to evacuate residents, they meet Terry (guest star Patrick Duffy), and Ben (Jason George) makes a split-second decision that changes both of their lives.
In the Season 2 finale “A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast,” Sheldon (Iain Armitage) invites the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Sicko/Suicide Squad”
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) investigate a dangerous serial killer, while Terry (Terry Crews) finds out whether or not he has passed the lieutenant’s exam. In the next episode, desperate circumstances call for desperate measures, as Jake, Holt (Andre Braugher), Amy (Melissa Fumero), Terry, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) and Charles must ally themselves with old enemies.
Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell
During this 30-minute special retrospective, The Big Bang Theory stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco will lead fans on a trip down memory lane, sharing some of the best-kept backstage secrets and personal memories from the past 12 years.
For the People: “A Choice Between Two Things”
On Election Day, Jay (Wesam Keesh) turns to Kate (Susannah Flood) and the team for help after his parents and other voters are illegally intimidated at their polling place. Meanwhile, Roger (Ben Shenkman) and Jill’s (Hope Davis) relationship is at an impasse when Sandra (Britt Robertson) learns that they are romantically involved and challenges Jill’s judgment.
The SWAT team goes in pursuit of militant group the Emancipators when the criminals hold a live stream kangaroo court to publicly execute city politicians in the Season 2 finale “Kangaroo.”
Season 3 of Pamela Adlon’s comedy ends with the finale episode “Shake the Cocktail.” FX has renewed the series for Season 4.
The American Farm: “Make or Break”
Harvest season hits high gear, and judgment day arrives for some of the year’s biggest gambles. As bank payments loom and legacies are at stake, one bad harvest could spell disaster.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “End Game”
When a teenager is found dead in the Hudson River, Lt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) suspects Rob Miller (guest star Titus Welliver) is behind the mysterious death but can’t prove it. Despite having only circumstantial evidence, ADA Stone (Philip Winchester) takes the case to court before Miller can destroy more lives.
Friday, May 17
Amazon Prime Video
The British dark comedy starring Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns with a new season featuring appearances by Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw. In the new season, a handsome priest (Andrew Scott) helps Fleabag change the way she looks at the world. “I think that this series is about the power, the impact that humans can have on each other’s lives, really, and that they can arrive at any time in your life and be a surprise,” explains Waller-Bridge.
The Danish series that follows a group of youngsters who have survived an apocalypse returns for Season 2.
Meghan and Harry Plus One
Gayle King anchors this CBS News special marking the one-year anniversary of the marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and how the couple has dealt with life changes and becoming parents.
The Blacklist: “Robert Diaz”
As the president’s (guest star Benito Martinez) true plan comes into focus, Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force fight to avert disaster. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) meets in secret with a man who holds information about his past.
Jane Pauley anchors this one-hour CBS News special exploring America’s love/hate relationship with our highways and byways, and how millions of us cope with our increasingly difficult daily commute.
Live From Lincoln Center: “Annaleigh Ashford in Concert”
Tune in to a new concert from stage and screen star Annaleigh Ashford, who thrilled audiences in Sunday in the Park With George opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Kinky Boots and You Can’t Take It With You, for which she won a Tony Award.
In the Season 9 finale “Hana Mao ’ole ka ua o Waianae (Endlessly Pours the Rain of Waianae),” Five-0 continues to hunt down escaped criminal Aaron Wright (returning guest star Joey Lawrence) before he can sell cyber-weapons to the highest bidder.
Saturday, May 18
Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes
NBC, 5pm Live
The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, takes place today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. For the first time in 23 years, the Kentucky Derby winner will not compete in the Preakness. The controversial conclusion to the Derby saw Country House declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified, but neither horse will race in the Preakness.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monster Energy Open/All-Star Race
FS1, 6pm Live
NASCAR’s All-Star festivities take place tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beginning with the Monster Energy Open, which gives drivers one last shot to qualify for the main event. In the All-Star Race, fans will see NASCAR’s top drivers compete to qualify for the final 10-lap sprint to the finish and $1 million prize.
Major League Baseball
FOX & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live
FOX’s Saturday MLB regional broadcasts return for the 2019 season as viewers will see the Houston Astros at the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs at the Washington Nationals or the Milwaukee Brewers at the Atlanta Braves. Later tonight on FS1, the Kansas City Royals are at the Los Angeles Angels.
Ransom: “Playing God”
Eric (Luke Roberts) and his team work the case of a bombing at a genetics company in the new episode “Playing God.”
Discovery Family Channel, 9pm
Season 9 premieres with back-to-back episodes. First, in “Fiery Dragons and Marrying Cats,” Buddy’s client is a modern-day medieval knight who wants an epic, fire-breathing dragon cake, and Buddy goes a little crazy with the pyrotechnics. Then, in “Flamenco and Capture the Flag,” Buddy flaunts his dance moves while Mauro makes a cake for a nearby summer camp.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Game 3
ESPN, 9pm Live
The NBA Western Conference finals series heads to a new site for Game 3 tonight and Game 4 Monday night on ESPN.
Sailing Into Love
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Biology teacher Claire (Leah Renee) takes action when she learns that her former boyfriend (Chris McNally) works for the developer who’s building a new resort on Blue Island.
Saturday Night Live: “Paul Rudd/DJ Khaled”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Season 44 comes to a close with Paul Rudd, who reprises his role as Ant-Man in the current Marvel theatrical hit Avengers: Endgame, making his fourth appearance as host. Grammy-nominated DJ Khaled makes his SNL debut as musical guest.