All Times Eastern.
Wednesday, April 22
She Walks With Apes
BBC America, 9pm
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) narrates this documentary film airing as part of BBC America’s Earth Day 50th anniversary lineup. Father-daughter team Mark and Caitlin Starowicz filmed the feature over the course of a year, trudging through jungles to tell the story of three women — Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas — who embarked on lifelong journeys to live with, study and change our understanding of humanity’s closest living relatives, the great apes.
The Story of Plastic
Discovery Channel, 2pm
Grammy-nominated artist and environmental activist Jackson Browne is an executive producer of this film airing in honor of Earth Day. Using original animation, archival industry footage and first-person accounts, it looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the effect it has on the health of our planet and the living things that inhabit its ecosystems and communities.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: “To Live and Text in Beverly Hills”
While Kyle tries to attract buyers for her new fashion line in New York City, Erika gets big news that has her moving there. Dorit’s move into a new house is marred by negative press about her finances. As Denise faces emergency surgery, Lisa Rinna worries about Amelia adjusting to college life. Meanwhile, Teddi’s confusing invitation causes conflict in the group.
People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion
The CW, 8pm
This two-hour special breaks down the story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — from their captivating love story to their shocking exit from royal life — not just what happened, but why, how and what it all really means. A team of full-time, royals-focused People reporters in New York and London break down the ins and outs of all things royal, offering new updates and insights into the couple who has thrown out the royal playbook.
Josh Gates Tonight
Discovery Channel, 8pm
In this Earth Day special, adventurer Josh Gates (Expedition Unknown) interviews a variety of celebrity guests and environmental experts about their commitment to preserving our planet.
The Masked Singer: “The Mother of All Final Face Offs, Part 2”
Special guest Sharon Osbourne joins the panel as the singers compete in another round of smackdowns. One singer will be unmasked at the end of the new episode “The Mother of All Final Face Offs, Part 2.”
Born Wild: Earth Day Live
National Geographic & Nat Geo Wild, 8pm Live
Produced with ABC News and hosted by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, this hourlong live global telecast (interspersed with prerecorded, “cinematically sweeping” segments) follows correspondents around the world as they witness and celebrate the diversity of adorable baby animals and their families, along with their habitats, which face insurmountable environmental changes.
Climate Change — The Facts
Iconic natural historian Sir David Attenborough hosts this hourlong Earth Day special that presents scientific evidence of the impact of global warming. The program also examines possible solutions to the crisis, including the latest innovations, technology and actions individuals can take to prevent further damage.
Earth Day 50th Anniversary Film Marathon
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
Turner Classic Movies celebrates Earth Day with a night of environmental-themed films. The evening begins with the Oscar-winning climate-change documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), with other highlights including the 1982 experimental film Koyaanisqatsi; two documentary shorts from the Dust Bowl era, The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1938); and the Oscar-winning doc The Sea Around Us (1953).
Travel Channel, 8pm
In the new season, paranormal investigators Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango call in their old friend, investigator Shari DeBenedetti, to help explore potential hauntings. In the two-hour season premiere, the team answers a distressed Pennsylvania couple’s call for help. The newlyweds report seeing apparitions and hearing unexplained noises in their 18th-century farmhouse and believe a cursed “witching tree” in the yard is at the heart of the disturbances.
SEAL Team: “Edge of Nowhere”
In the new episode “Edge of Nowhere,” Bravo Team searches for a new terrorist group leader who is orchestrating violent resistance to peace negotiations in Afghanistan.
The Great Global Clean Up
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Actor Zac Efron and special host filmmaker/social media personality Zach King are joined by celebrities like Lil Dicky, Liza Koshy and Cody Simpson, as well as others from the worlds of entertainment and sports, to spotlight the efforts of the next generation of individuals and organizations that have made it their mission to help clean up our planet. Through interviews with environmental pioneers, including Earth Day founder Denis Hayes, this special travels to places around the globe and features individuals cleaning up their hometowns with groups of volunteers, including Efron’s beach cleanup in his California hometown.
The Masked Singer: After the Mask
The Masked Singer fans will want to stick around for this new aftershow hosted by Nick Cannon on a virtual stage. Celebrity guests will remotely discuss the best moments of that night’s show. Plus, expect stunts, games and impromptu musical performances.
Jane Goodall: The Hope
National Geographic & Nat Geo Wild, 9pm
Picking up where Nat Geo’s award-winning 2017 documentary Jane left off, this two-hour special highlights pioneering primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall’s four-decade legacy of advocacy and leadership on behalf of chimpanzees and humanity. It chronicles how she has transformed environmentalism, nonhuman animal welfare and conservation through her innovative approaches.
Celebrity Ghost Stories: “Paula Abdul”
Music icon Paula Abdul brings psychic medium Kim Russo back to her former California home where she was troubled by incessant spirits. During their probe, Paula discovers the reason for her past haunting was much more than she originally expected.
In the new episode “Vice,” the SWAT team searches for an escaped convict who plans to kill Tan (David Lim) and every member of law enforcement who helped put him in prison.
Impossible Croc Rescue
Discovery Channel, 10pm
In this Earth Day special, animal expert Forrest Galante travels to Indonesia, and with the help of some local guides takes on the ultimate challenge of saving the life of a giant saltwater crocodile that is stuck with a motorcycle tire around its neck as the result of humans polluting its environment.
Deadly Recall: “Truck Stop”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
In the middle of the night, Pat is called to the scene of a homicide at the North First Street Truck Stop. Police found the body of the victim just past what the truckers call “Party Row,” and quickly identify her by the bracelet with her name on it: Sara Hulbert. Pat and his team comb through surveillance footage, searching for any evidence of the crime. That’s when Pat recognizes an unlikely pattern, leading to a race against the clock to apprehend an active killer before he murders again.
NOVA: “Killer Floods”
Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world. Follow geologists around the globe as they reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods more powerful than all the world’s top 10 rivers combined.
True Terror With Robert Englund: “Bad Omens”
Travel Channel, 10pm
A man uncovers an unholy secret in Kansas; a factory worker confronts the witch he believes cursed him; and a Philadelphia secretary is tormented by nightmares foretelling her death.
Thursday, April 23
America Works Together
FOX Business Network, 2pm
FOX Business Network presents this one-hour virtual town hall special, featuring Making Money host Charles Payne’s extensive interview with billionaire investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Payne and Cuban offer financial tips for consumers during the coronavirus pandemic and answer viewer questions surrounding personal finance, unemployment and more. Payne and Cuban will be joined throughout the hour by other FOX Business experts to discuss the economic impact and growing financial concerns of citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The town hall marks Payne’s second special broadcast during the coronavirus pandemic era: He moderated the first America Works Together virtual town hall alongside National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on April 9. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, all audience members will join the broadcast through remote video conferences. Viewers are invited to submit their written and video questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration on the broadcast.
2020 NFL Draft: Round 1
ABC, ESPN & NFL Network, 8pm Live
The NFL canceled 2020 NFL Draft events in Las Vegas, but teams will still select players April 23-25 and the process will be televised. The Cincinnati Bengals have the No. 1 overall pick and they’re expected to take Joe Burrow, LSU’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Rounds 2-3 air Friday night and Rounds 4-7 begin Saturday afternoon.
Last Man Standing: “Extrasensory Deception”
Mike (Tim Allen) and Vanessa (Nancy Travis) find out that Mandy (Molly McCook) and Kyle’s (Christoph Sanders) secrets are hard to keep in the new episode “Extrasensory Deception.”
Superstore: “California Part 1”
The comedy ends its fifth season tonight, and while it will be back for Season 6, star America Ferrera recently confirmed that she is leaving the series. NBC confirmed that tonight’s episode will be Ferrera’s last as a series regular, although it is not the episode that was originally planned as the season finale, which likely would have been a more formal farewell for her. That episode was never filmed because of the global pandemic. Whether Ferrera will appear in a future episode for a perhaps more fitting sendoff is not known at this point.
TCM Spotlight: New York in the ’70s
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Comedy/dramas set in the Big Apple are spotlighted in tonight’s celebration of 1970s New York films. The first three come from playwright/screenwriter Neil Simon — The Goodbye Girl (1977), which Simon wrote directly for the screen, earning an Oscar nomination; The Sunshine Boys (1975), Simon’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of his play; and The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), another instance where Simon adapted one of his plays.
Man With a Plan: “Winner Winner Chicken Salad”
Adam (Matt LeBlanc) encourages Don (Kevin Nealon) to give himself food poisoning to get out of babysitting his destructive grandson in the new episode “Winner Winner Chicken Salad.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Lights Out”
The entire squad is on high alert when a massive blackout hits Brooklyn.
The Real Housewives of New York City: “Ain’t No Party Like a Hamptons Party”
Hamptons weekend wraps with a tennis grudge match between Luann and Ramona, while Sonja’s dog groomers make a house call and Luann gets in on the action. A girls’ night at Ramona’s house turns into a wild ruckus as Leah, Tinsley and Sonja go skinny dipping. Tiki torches are thrown, and a vibrator finds a home in the chicken piccata.
The Great Food Truck Race
Food Network, 9pm
A $50,000 prize is on the line as the final two teams of food truck operators battle it out.
Will & Grace: “It’s Time”
The iconic sitcom, which originally aired from 1998-2006, then returned with a reboot in 2017, ends its run. With the apartment packed up, Will (Eric McCormack) tries to not reminisce about his life in the city or his ex, McCoy (guest star Matt Bomer). Grace (Debra Messing), on the verge of giving birth, keeps having false alarms of going into labor. At the behest of Stan, Karen (Megan Mullally) goes to the top of the Statue of Liberty to get closure with her ex-husband. Jack’s (Sean Hayes) dream of taking a bow on a Broadway stage becomes a very real possibility.
Broke: “Mom’s Secret”
In the new episode “Mom’s Secret,” Jackie (Pauley Perrette) and Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero) are scandalized when they find their mom’s secret love letters that suggest she had an affair.
Will & Grace: “Will & Grace Clip Show Retrospective Hosted by Eric McCormack”
Following the sitcom’s series finale, this special hosted by star Eric McCormack will show clips that highlight the series’ most memorable moments. The special will also feature emotionally charged reactions from superfans and celebrities, who share stories about what the show has meant to them. Also included is a look at the litany of guest stars who have appeared over the years, as well as the history-making moments from the series, including the first male-to-male kiss on network television. Elton John and Norman Lear make special appearances.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “The Things We Have to Lose”
As Carisi begins the long-anticipated trial of Sir Toby Moore, the SVU faces setbacks in several other cases.
The Dead Files: “Damned in the Desert”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Marana, Ariz., where dark supernatural forces threaten to destroy a New Age couple’s sanity and health.
Friday, April 24
The comedy/drama created, written and directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, returns for a six-episode second season. The series follows Tony (Gervais), a newspaper writer whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. In Season 2, while still struggling with his grief, Tony tries to become a better friend to those around him, even amid the looming threat of his paper being shut down.
This action drama stars Chris Hemsworth as a fearless black market mercenary who embarks on the most dangerous extraction of his career when he is enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. David Harbour (Stranger Things) also stars in the film written by Hemsworth’s Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame co-director Joe Russo and directed by the actor’s frequent Marvel film stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave.
Food Network, 10am
Go from breakfast to lunch with a three-hour binge of episodes celebrating some of the country’s best eateries, including a roadside burger joint in Louisiana and an ice-cream sundae spot in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
2020 NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3
ABC, ESPN & NFL Network, 7pm Live
The 2020 NFL Draft continues tonight with second- and third-round picks on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network.
MacGyver: “Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds”
In the new episode “Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds,” Mac (Lucas Till) is placed inside a fake prison cell with a top Codex operative, the Merchant (guest star James Callis), in order to gain his trust and get intel on the group’s next move.
The Blacklist: “Nyle Hatcher”
Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force take on a cold case that may have some new victims. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) tries to help a friend of Dembe’s who is in danger.
Stanwyck & MacMurray
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
In the 1940s and ’50s, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray costarred in four films, three of which are spotlighted tonight. First on the bill, both actors portray shady characters (with Stanwyck receiving an Oscar nomination for her performance as one of moviedom’s quintessential femme fatales) in Billy Wilder’s 1944 film noir classic Double Indemnity. This is followed by the romantic drama There’s Always Tomorrow (1956) and the 1953 Western The Moonlighter.
Magnum P.I.: “The Night Has Eyes”
Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) take the case of recovering the stolen urn of a woman’s deceased husband, but they soon find that others believe the urn is worth killing for. Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed guest-stars in the new episode “The Night Has Eyes.”
Somewhere South: “It’s a Greens Thing”
Travel with Vivian to the Lumbee tribe’s annual homecoming, where she samples their famous collard sandwich. On a trip to Georgia, Vivian meets a group of refugee farmers growing greens that remind them of home.
Friday Night In With the Morgans
Embracing our interconnectedness from home, this refreshing weekly series is a half-hour video-chat-based show hosted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan from The Walking Dead) and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill) from their farm in upstate New York. In tonight’s episode, the couple check in with their friends Sarah Wayne Callies from The Walking Dead and Sophia Bush from One Tree Hill.
International Jazz Day From Australia
Join more than two dozen world-renowned artists from across the globe for an extraordinary celebration of jazz music. The 2019 International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert was held at Hamer Hall in Melbourne, Australia.