All Times Eastern.
Monday, March 15
America’s Most Wanted
The classic show is back, this time hosted by Elizabeth Vargas. Viewers will be able to participate in catching some of the country’s most evasive criminals via new technologies and methods.
Aliens in Alaska: “Nightmare Below Zero”
A man finds a mysterious implant in his leg after a nighttime snowmobile ride; four friends witness the same eerie light show miles away from each other; an otherworldly beast stalks a family for three generations; a woman hears an unholy chorus.
This new four-part drama stars James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick, a veteran detective who delves into his own dark past to try and solve an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance: a series of mysterious disappearances linked to a turbulent period in Northern Ireland history over 20 years ago. Bloodlands is an high-stakes cat-and-mouse game and also a thought-provoking drama exploring the balance between seeking justice for past crimes and protecting present-day peace.
The Dead Files: “Abducted”
Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi travel to Coolidge, Arizona, where a mother and her daughters are facing an onslaught of paranormal activity from an interdimensional being. Under constant attack and unable to move, the family needs answers before someone is seriously hurt.
Doctor Who: “Fury From the Deep”
This missing episode from 1968 is re-created with animation and the surviving audio recording. The TARDIS lands on the sea’s surface off the Dover coast, but the Doctor and his friends are trespassing in a restricted area of a gas refinery and are tranquilized. The refinery has other problems: Something nasty is in the pipes!
Expedition: Back to the Future
Josh Gates, avid explorer and host of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown, has spent his career traveling the world investigating history’s greatest legends and mysteries. Now, in this four-part series, he’s setting out on the journey of a lifetime in search of the most iconic car in Hollywood history — the DeLorean time machine from the classic sci-fi trilogy Back to the Future. Together with the films’ costar Christopher Lloyd, Josh travels across the country and through the history of one of cinema’s greatest franchises on an epic search for this timeless vehicle, all in hopes of delivering and donating it to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
This drama from Turkey is set in an impoverished old neighborhood in Istanbul, brutally shaped by emigration, where Mehmet (Çağatay Ulusoy) is a beloved man who runs the solid waste warehouse for the area. He helps everyone in need — especially homeless children and teenagers, since he had been one, too. Mehmet’s biggest supporter is Tahsin (Turgay Tanülkü), who has been helping him and those in need for a very long time. One day, Mehmet meets an 8-year-old boy who suddenly appears in a garbage bag. Mehmet has the urge to reunite the boy with his parents; however, he doesn’t realize he is becoming attached to this child.
The series joins retro channel Heroes & Icons’ lineup today. Baywatch is soapy fun, following newly promoted lieutenant Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) and his beautiful but earnest colleagues as they go the extra mile to protect the people on their beach. From the start, personal issues are tackled on and off the sand. Mitch, his ex-wife, Gayle (Wendie Malick!), and their 13-year-old son, Hobie (Brandon Call), realistically navigate the rough waters of divorce and a looming custody battle. The episode’s villain, however, is straight out of a dated Lifetime movie: A young woman named Laurie (Mädchen Amick), with an unspecified mental disorder that causes her to have delusions and become violent, forms a dangerous attachment to married, moonlighting lawyer Craig Pomeroy (Parker Stevenson).
NHL Hockey: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers
NBCSN, 7pm Live
James van Riemsdyk leads the Philadelphia Flyers into New York’s Madison Square Garden for a clash with Artemi Panarin and the Rangers.
Singleton Matt James finally makes his decision. Based on the show’s less-than-happily-ever-after track record, though, it doesn’t need to be set in stone — not even one provided by jeweler Neil Lane.
The CW, 8pm
In Season 3, the three-episode special finds the British NCA detectives and best friends, Aaron Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Ronnie Pike Jr. (Ashley Walters), heading to South Africa in search of a much-needed vacation from their London day job. Unfortunately for them, rest and relaxation will have to wait as they get swept up in the kidnapping of a young girl and they soon find themselves delving into the criminal underbelly of Cape Town. This tense, action-packed journey will take them from the lavish world of Cape Town’s elite through the poverty-stricken townships, with danger around every corner. Bishop and Pike will learn that not everyone with a badge can be trusted.
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions, Part 5”
Coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon on the fifth night of Blind Auditions.
Legends of the Pharaohs: “Mystery of the Great Pyramid”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Follow Egyptologists as they uncover new secrets about the Great Pyramid, mummies and what happens when a pharaoh dies. See how newly discovered ancient documents are changing our understanding of how the Great Pyramid was built.
Star of the Month: Doris Day: “Dramas and Thrillers”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Besides her work in musicals and comedies, Doris Day was also an accomplished dramatic actress, as tonight’s lineup of films demonstrates. First, in the mystery thriller Midnight Lace (1960), Day gives a Golden Globe-nominated performance as a woman who is threatened by a stalker. Rex Harrison, John Gavin and Myrna Loy costar. Next, in Hitchcock’s suspense classic The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Day costars with James Stewart as parents whose son is kidnapped while they are vacationing overseas, and are then drawn into an assassination plot. Day also gets a chance to sing here, as she memorably introduces the Oscar-winning song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).” Then, in the film noir Julie (1956), Day plays the title character, a widow who is terrorized by her insanely jealous second husband (Louis Jourdan), and who begins to suspect that her first husband’s death was not a suicide. After this is the Oscar-winning Love Me or Leave Me (1955), a musical biopic with Day portraying Ruth Etting, a singer who, like Day, had also become a movie star. One of Day’s earliest films is next — Young Man With a Horn (1950), a musical drama in which she shares the screen with Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Finally, Day stars in The Winning Team (1952), a fictionalized biography of the life of major league baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander (Ronald Reagan).
VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
The series that touched on relevant topics finishes up its first season tonight.
Bob (Hearts) Abishola
Bob (Billy Gardell) wants to impress the Nigerian mother of his fiancée, Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku), on their first video chat. But he should probably think twice before taking advice from her uncle Tunde (Barry Shabaka Henley)!
Susan grew up in a devoutly Mormon household. As an adult, she suffered a back injury and was prescribed OxyContin. Not only did the medication ease her back pain, it also numbed the memories of her turbulent family upbringing and a recent breakup. She became addicted, and when her doctor stopped prescribing them, she turned to heroin. After losing custody of her young son, Susan’s addiction escalated. Fired from her job, penniless and living out of her car, Susan had no choice but to return home to the same family she had worked so hard to leave behind. And since she’s been back, her usage has only gotten worse.
Rock the Block: “Rock the Living Rooms”
The competition heats up in Week 2 of Rock the Block as the teams — Mike Holmes and Alison Victoria; Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent; David Bromstad and Tiffany Brooks; and Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt — tackle the remaining living spaces on the first floor: the foyer, front room, powder room and main living room. With so many rooms to renovate, each team’s strategy comes into focus and unique design styles begin to flourish. Real estate broker and star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Nashville Page Turner stops by to judge, touring each home to determine whose spaces added the most value to the home. The winning team walks away with bragging rights and bonus money to put towards their next design challenge.
Virus Hunting: Cave to COVID
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm
Watch as virus hunters and bat experts team up to uncover how and why COVID-19 jumped from animals to people. How did COVID-19 emerge, and how we can prevent the next pandemic from occurring? The answer may lie in bats. Follow scientists from forests to caves to the Smithsonian archives on their quest to find the origins of COVID-19. See how our modern lifestyle has changed bats’ ecology, stressed them out and may have triggered the COVID-19 pandemic.
Snowpiercer: “The Eternal Engineer”
An engineering catastrophe on Snowpiercer forces Layton (Daveed Diggs) to make a difficult choice, one that might cost him everything.
Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked
The two-part special (Part 2 airs next week) brings together fan favorites from all three cities virtually to celebrate almost 10 years of the beloved franchise, spill the ink and unlock secrets to some of the biggest moments in Black Ink history.
America’s Most Wanted Overtime
Nancy Grace hosts this weekly streaming companion to FOX’s America’s Most Wanted. Immediately after America’s Most Wanted concludes on FOX, FOX Nation’s America’s Most Wanted Overtime takes viewers for a deep dive into the cases tackled and the suspects profiled in each episode, featuring chief investigators, law enforcement experts and family members of the victims. FOX Nation subscribers will also have access to America’s Most Wanted after it airs on FOX.
Bull: “The Boy Who Cried Murder”
In the new episode “The Boy Who Cried Murder,” Izzy (Yara Martinez) asks Bull (Michael Weatherly) to petition the court to have her best friend’s body exhumed when the woman’s son alleges her death was not accidental.
American Pickers: “It’s Always Sunny in Picksylvania”
Mike and Frank scour the Keystone State in search of unique characters with one-of-a-kind finds. First stop is a jam-packed warehouse/mancave where they come across an ultra-rare Spider-Man comic book. Next, they meet Leo, a tailor with a surprising amount of antique rarities, and Morgan, a mad scientist with some explosively interesting items.
Debris: “Solar Winds”
When Bryan (Jonathan Tucker) and Finola (Riann Steele) investigate a mysterious, otherworldly square that has appeared in a field, they come to understand new revelations about our planet. Meanwhile, Maddox (Norbert Leo Butz) meets with an old contact.
In the midseason return episode, at the hospital, Myrka’s contractions get worse, Jenna’s mom causes a scene at her baby shower and Kim discourages Lilly from making the same mistake twice.
The Big Bake
Food Network, 11pm
Time to get hopping! The new batch of pro bakers are challenged to create sugary sweet — and edible — salutes to bunny rabbits, making this the only time it’s OK to find a hare in your food. (Get it?)
Tuesday, March 16
Fright Club: “Scary Poppins”
Jack Osbourne, Dalen Spratt, Marcus Harvey and Juwan Mass compete to terrorize each other with jaw-dropping evidence of a phantom facing off with baby, a hotel guest attacked in her sleep by an evil entity, the spirit of a deceased father returning home and more.
This program documents a competition unlike any other as it follows unforgettable families who criss-cross throughout Texas, competing in the unique and crazy world of pig-showing.
The Beatrice Six: Keith Morrison Investigates
Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison looks at how the 1985 murder of Helen Wilson rocked the small town of Beatrice, Nebraska. Six people were convicted of the crime, but one of the six, Joseph White, fought for two decades to overturn his conviction and prove his innocence. When DNA evidence from the crime scene was finally tested, and a new investigation into the murder was opened, the results turned the case and the town upside down.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
This afternoon kicks off a weekly binge for fans of the 2001-11 L&O spinoff starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as detectives in NYC’s Major Crimes unit. Each Tuesday, 13 episodes run in chronological order, opening with the pilot, about a multimillion- dollar diamond heist and a trail of corpses.
NHL Hockey: Boston at Pittsburgh
NBCSN, 7pm Live
Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins visit Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in a primetime NHL matchup on NBCSN.
One of the team members makes an unexpected move after NCIS uncovers a secret dogfighting ring in the new episode “Watchdog.”
Holmes Family Effect
In this heartwarming home-renovation series, TV icon and professional contractor Mike Holmes, his daughter, Sherry, and son, Michael, surprise deserving people by transforming their spaces. From a neglected school building to a rundown youth center, the Holmes family helps these heroes in their quest to make a difference. The four-part series debuts with two episodes tonight.
The Flash: “Mother”
The CW, 8pm
As Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) becomes more powerful, Barry (Grant Gustin) and team must find a way to stop her. They are shocked when an old friend, Sue Dearbon (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss), risks her life to help.
Young Rock: “Check Your Head”
Miami, 1990: Dwayne (Uli Latukefu) looks to crack the starting lineup as a freshman for the famed Miami Hurricanes football team, attracting the attention of players, coaches and celebrities. However, an unexpected incident sends his season and life into turmoil.
You’re cordially invited to the Bordelon farm for the wedding of stoic Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and loving fiancée Darla (Bianca Lawson). (Their vows will melt you!) But first, a determined Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) wants to surprise her future sister-in-law with a virtual bridal shower/ bachelorette party.
TCM Spotlight: Growing Up on Screen: “Elizabeth Taylor & Roddy McDowall”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Two more actors whose fame extended from their days as child stars through their adult careers are spotlighted tonight. First up are four films starring Elizabeth Taylor. This lineup begins with the Oscar-winning drama National Velvet (1944), featuring Taylor in her first major role, which she filmed while just a tween, as a young girl with a passion for horses. After that is Father of the Bride (1950), the classic comedy featuring Taylor, then in her late teens, as the titular bride, with Oscar nominee Spencer Tracy playing her father. As Taylor grew into her late 20s, her acting range also grew, and that was particularly noticeable in tonight’s next movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). The adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play earned Taylor her second Best Actress Oscar nomination. This evening’s final Taylor film, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), earned the then-30-something star a Best Actress Oscar win. She costars in the powerful adaptation of Edward Albee’s play with then-husband Richard Burton. Following Taylor’s films, into the late night and early morning, enjoy three films from across Roddy McDowall’s long career. First is Lassie Come Home (1943), the classic family drama that launched the beloved Lassie film franchise. Here, a teenage McDowall stars as a Yorkshire lad who has a profound bond with the titular collie. Next, a 20-something McDowall portrays an idealistic student who goes on the run from Communist authorities in an Iron Curtain country in The Steel Fist (1952). Finally, in The Cool Ones (1967), a late-30s McDowall plays a music promoter who sets up a pop singer with a dancer in a romantic match as a publicity stunt for a new TV series.
With Gary’s (Chris Redd) encouragement, Kenan (Kenan Thompson) agrees to get back into the dating world slowly through flirting. Rick (Don Johnson) takes Aubrey (Dani Lane) and Birdie (Dannah Lane) for a spa day and can’t help but join in.
Superman & Lois: “Haywire”
The CW, 9pm
While sitting in the stands at the high school football game, Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Chrissy (guest star Sofia Hasmik) spot fish out of water Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner) conversing with Mayor Dean (Eric Keenleyside) and Kyle Kushing (Erik Valdez), and the two see right through this insincere move to try to win over the town. Meanwhile, Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) agrees to help Lois out at a town hall meeting, but things get tense when he finds himself pulled in two different directions. Lastly, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) is having mixed emotions about Jordan’s (Alex Garfin) newfound status.
Home Again With the Fords: “Sister-in-law Suite”
Leanne Ford’s sister-in-law, Ali, followed Leanne, her brother Erik and niece Ever to Pittsburgh. Leanne wants to make sure Ali has the best Pittsburgh experience, especially since Ali is also Ever’s nanny. Leanne begins with a plan to give Ali a sweet old cottage with an English garden, but she becomes creatively confused the deeper down the reno rabbit hole she goes. Luckily for Ali, in the end Leanne and her brother Steve pull off the perfect nest for Leanne’s beloved sister-in-law.
This Is Us: “I’ve Got This”
Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) navigates qualms with her mother, while Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) bring their families together for dinner.
The Blended Bunch
Think Bradys plus five! A widow and widower fall in love, marry and combine their 11 kids (ages 12 and under) into one family in Utah. This reality series tracks the new normal for Erica and Spencer Shemwell as they navigate everything from adoption to bedtime for six boys and five girls.
The 10-episode third season of FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff debuts with two episodes tonight. Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) and his brother, Angel (Clayton Cardenas), are closer than ever after uncovering the truth behind their mother’s murder. Meanwhile, their father, Felipe (Edward James Olmos), struggles to reconcile the choices he and his sons have made.
New Amsterdam: “Safe Enough”
Max (Ryan Eggold) resists an idea that could bring New Amsterdam more revenue; Iggy (Tyler Labine) pushes back on the new telemedicine system; Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) uncovers a startling trend while treating a beloved former patient.
Wednesday, March 17
My Feet Are Killing Me: Footnotes
This program features never-before-seen cases with your favorite foot doctors, as well as follow-ups with memorable patients to see how they are doing today.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top U.S. universities.
Former Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi returns for Season 4 of the series in which she travels the country to reveal how the nation’s top prosecutors tackled their toughest cases.
Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case
This true-crime series follows the high-profile court case of Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2013.
Saint Patrick Stewart Day
BBC America, beginning at 6am
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a marathon of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes that are among Jean-Luc Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) best. Highlights include “The Best of Both Worlds” (Season 4), “Time’s Arrow” (Season 5), “Chain of Command” (Season 6), “Tapestry” (Season 6) and the series finale, “All Good Things…” (Season 7).
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
TCM, beginning at 9:30am
Catch a Classic!
On the day when we celebrate all things Irish, Turner Classic Movies gets into the spirit of the holiday with more than 20 hours of movies with Irish themes and/or stars. Today’s full lineup, in order, includes: Irene (1940), Little Nellie Kelly (1940), The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady (1950), Flight of the Doves (1971), Finian’s Rainbow (1968), The Quiet Man (1952), Young Cassidy (1965), Odd Man Out (1947) and Ryan’s Daughter (1970).
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
A pair of Wednesday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN has the Philadelphia Flyers at the N.Y. Rangers, followed by a Canadian clash between the Edmonton Oilers and the Flames in Calgary.
The Masked Singer: “Group B Premiere — Shamrock and Roll”
Group B performers take to the stage for the first time, and one will be unmasked at the end of the new episode “Group B Premiere — Shamrock and Roll.”
Chicago Med: “For the Want of a Nail”
As Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) deals with her own trauma, she steps in to help a mother in need. Meanwhile, Dean (Steven Weber) continues to stir the pot with more than one doctor, and a patient comes to Med needing immediate treatment, but doesn’t want it from them.
Riverdale: “Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock & Key”
The CW, 8pm
A big announcement forces everyone to take stock of their current lives. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) sets a risky plan in motion after learning some surprising news about Toni (Vanessa Morgan). Jughead (Cole Sprouse) tries to make sense of a strange encounter he had. Kevin (Casey Cott) and Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner) make a big decision about their future together.
Mysteries of the Unknown: “Poisonous Ink, Critical Flight and a Surprising Victory”
Travel Channel, 8pm
Don Wildman examines a pen and inkwell connected to a poisonous political plot, a routine flight gone terribly wrong and a mule that was entered in a horse race.
Farmhouse Fixer: “Third Generation Renovation”
A historical house from 1873 is transformed into a vibrant, modern home for a young family. Jonathan Knight and designer Kristina Crestin give this family of five a home with fun colors, shiny brass, whimsical bird wallpaper and even a beehive.
Chicago Fire: “Double Red”
Mouch (Christian Stolte), Gallo (Alberto Rosende), Ritter (Daniel Kyri) and Mackey (Adriyan Rae) report for training. Meanwhile, a nasty blow to the head brings Casey (Jesse Spencer) unimaginable pain.
I Survived a Crime
Two episodes of vehicular lunacy: A woman climbs atop the hood to escape a carjacking, a bus driver is attacked in a case of road rage, and a two-ton truck nearly kills someone on an impound lot.
Cooking Channel, 10pm
In an episode on comfort food, better known as our daily way to get by, look for fried chicken in Atlanta, mac ’n’ cheese in Detroit, meatloaf in Kansas City and more cozy goodness.
Drug kingpin Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) must choose between loyalty and the well being of his business and family when a longtime ally’s reckless mistake causes a rival gang leader to seek revenge.
Chicago P.D.: “Impossible Dream”
When a local business owner is gunned down in his shop, it becomes personal for Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), who patrolled the neighborhood as a young cop. Meanwhile, Dep. Supt. Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker) comes to Voight (Jason Beghe) with a special request about Andre Cooper.
Thursday, March 18
This documentary relates the devastatingly powerful story of filmmaker Gwen van de Pas as she returns to her hometown in search of answers about the man who sexually abused her as a child. In the process, the film addresses a common yet little understood manipulation type called “grooming,” and looks at how to recognize and stop it.
The Last Unknown
Nature photographer Ian Shive joins a group of researchers from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on a mission to one of the most remote places on Earth — Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Feature Film Exclusive!
The director’s cut will finally see its premiere. In May 2017, director Zack Snyder stepped down from his directorial duties during post-production to be with his family after the death of his daughter. Joss Whedon took over and did pages of rewrites and millions of dollars in reshoots before the film was ultimately released in November of that year. Fans waged an internet campaign to release Snyder’s extended cut and ultimately won. The film finds all the DC superheroes — Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Superman (Henry Cavill) — coming together to stop a global threat.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Four
truTV & TBS, beginning at 4pm Live
After the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, March Madness returns this spring, albeit with a host of changes designed to mitigate the coronavirus threat. Most notably, the entire tournament will be played in Indiana, beginning tonight with the First Four games at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
Station 19: “Learning to Fly”
The Station 19 crew is called to a cult gathering where they find the leader, Brother John, dancing on the roof and claiming he can fly. Meanwhile, Travis gets a surprise visit from his father, and Dean makes a difficult decision that could affect his career trajectory.
The CW, 8pm
Captain James (Coby Bell) and Liam (Keegan Allen) follow up on a tip regarding Emily’s (guest star Genevieve Padalecki) murder. The duo head to Mexico for more answers but decide to keep their trip a secret from Walker (Jared Padalecki). Meanwhile, Trey (Jeff Pierre) escorts Stella (Violet Brinson), August (Kale Culley) and the girls soccer team to an away game, but when things take a dangerous turn Trey, Walker and Micki (Lindsey Morgan) have to team up to save the kids. Micki learns some shocking news.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Season 20 marks the 14th year the series has been airing, and also marks its last. The reality juggernauts are finally ready to move on without documenting every second of their lives.
Hell’s Kitchen: “Sink or Swim”
In the new episode “Sink or Swim,” the remaining seven chefs play a game to unscramble the letters of key ingredients that they can choose to keep for the next cooking challenge or pass on to the other team as sabotage.
Aaron takes a stand at graduation, pushing the school to divest from private prisons. Zoey tries to let Aaron go for good … but is that what they both want? Ana suspects Javi is cheating. Jazz makes a decision about Doug.
Deep Blue Nightmare
Having kayaked offshore for a deserted island photo shoot, Sarah (Paige McGarvin) and friend Meghan (Juliana Destefano) become the target of an aggressive great white shark. Now the women must fend off the deadly predator until Sarah’s father James (Michael Madsen) can guide emergency services to their rescue.
Superstore: “Lowell Anderson”
When the Cloud 9 founder’s son makes a surprise visit, the employees struggle to accommodate his bold ideas; Garrett (Colton Dunn) helps Dina (Lauren Ash) navigate a tricky situation with Brian (Rory Scovel); and Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi) use social media to investigate some worrying news.
Special Theme: Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
Tonight’s lineup of classic films featuring what are now recognized as problematic themes and characterizations — accompanied by discussions of the cultural contexts in which they were created and why they should still be viewed as classics, even if in a new light — includes The Searchers (1956), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Swing Time (1936), Stagecoach (1939) and Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959).
Extreme Paranormal Witness: “Family Hatred”
Travel Channel, 8pm
A young woman feels blessed when she moves into her late grandmother’s home with her husband and daughter — until the sounds of ghostly footsteps and scratching fingernails reveal that they are not alone.
Grey’s Anatomy: “It’s All Too Much”
As traumas and pressure mount, Grey Sloan doctors try to find a path forward, and Richard questions his faith. Meanwhile, Maggie gives Winston hospital privileges and they work together to treat an uneasy patient. Jo, Link and Jackson play an unconventional drinking game.
Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump
Pour a glass of rosé and join restaurateur and former Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump as she hosts famous friends for dinner parties.
Call Me Kat: “Salsa”
In the new episode “Salsa,” Kat (Mayim Bialik) wants to learn how to salsa dance in order to impress Oscar (guest star Christopher Rivas).
Rehab Addict Rescue: “Grandma’s Bachelor Pad”
A man, his girlfriend and his grandma love sharing a home in historic Detroit, but the couple would like to have a living space of their own. Nicole Curtis steps in to convert the third floor into a suite while giving his grandma a surprise renovation of her own.
Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka
WE tv, 9pm
With the pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, its impact begins affecting both Waka and Tammy’s relationship and their financial stability. Waka has lost out on millions of dollars of income, while Tammy has been her toughest critic and unable to release her new music, as something deeper holds her back. Plus, Waka and Tammy’s daughter Charlie is growing up fast and they are unsure how to handle it. Can Waka and Tammy’s relationship survive co-parenting in these troubling times, while simultaneously healing deep wounds from their own past?
Wade (Walton Goggins) puts his most recent relationship in the past and starts dating again. Guest stars Rob Riggle and Betsy Brandt return in the Season 2 finale “Put Your Mask on First.”
Last Man Standing: “Midwife Crisis”
The new episode “Midwife Crisis” is a flashback set during the pandemic, when Mandy and Kyle (Molly McCook and Christoph Sanders) decide to have a home birth at Mike and Vanessa’s (Tim Allen and Nancy Travis) house.
A Million Little Things: “Miles Apart”
Maggie is forced to face the harsh reality that cancer still controls her life, while Gary must choose between supporting a friend in need and building his relationship with Darcy. Meanwhile, Rome helps Regina at Someday during the COVID-19 transition.
Friday, March 19
Katharine McPhee leads this comedy as an aspiring country singer who becomes a nanny for a widower and his five children.
Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine
Miner Dave Turin returns for an epic and emotional journey in the all-new season of this Gold Rush spinoff. After pandemic travel restrictions make Dave’s plans of mining in Alaska impossible, Team Turin finally sets up their operation in Colorado. Armed with an all-new state-of-the-art wash plant, they begin work on a lost mine with massive gold potential. With gold prices reaching all-time highs, Dave’s dream of achieving financial security and total freedom seems just in reach until tragedy strikes the gold claim.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The latest live-action series entry in the MCU finds Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their respective roles from the Captain America and Avengers films as Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, and Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities and their patience. Also returning from the films for this six-episode series are Daniel Brühl as the villainous Zemo and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter. The series introduces Wyatt Russell as John Walker, who in the comic books is the superhero U.S. Agent.
Paranormal Caught on Camera: “Bronx UFO and More”
UFOs fly high above a neighborhood in the Bronx; ghost hunters encounter the spirit of a 3,000-year-old mummy in a British museum; and a father and son spot the elusive Skunk Ape in Florida.
Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy series ends its second season. The supernatural-tinged psychological thriller has been renewed for Season 3.
This Spanish action/crime drama from the creators of Money Heist is similarly filled with action, dark humor and pure adrenaline. Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) go on the run in search of freedom while being chased by Romeo (Asier Etxeandia), their pimp, and his henchmen. Together, the women embark on a frantic, chaotic journey during which they must face dangers of all kinds and live every second as if it were their last, while strengthening their friendship and discovering the most important thing: that together they are stronger and have more options to recover their lives.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 12pm Live
With the First Four games finished, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins in earnest with first-round action from venues in the Indianapolis area today and tomorrow on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Double Cross With Blake Griffin
NBA star Blake Griffin conspires with people who are tired of being the victim of pranks to help them get some sweet revenge on their unsuspecting prankster in an ultimate double cross. “These pranks aren’t cruel in nature, and they’re not malicious … they’re just fun,” Griffin tells us. “Given everything that’s going on, people need a distraction and entertainment and to be able to have fun and see these elaborate pranks and have a laugh.”
Deadly Excursion: Kidnapped From the Beach
The sequel to 2019’s Deadly Excursion, this film finds mother-daughter duo Samantha (Samaire Armstrong) and Ellie (Alexandria DeBerry) embarking on another family vacation in Florida cautiously believing their kidnapping saga is behind them. Unbeknownst to them, the men behind their original kidnapping have been keeping tabs on them and are ready to complete the job that was previously foiled. Also stars Corin Nemec, Matt Cedeño, David Meza and Jonathan Bouvier.
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
Classic crime dramas set in the Lone Star State are the focus of tonight’s triple feature on Turner Classic Movies. The lineup begins with The Houston Story (1956), a film noir directed by William Castle about a Texas oil driller who schemes to steal millions of dollars’ worth of oil. Gene Barry, Barbara Hale and Edward Arnold star. Next, a terrific cast including Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall and Angie Dickinson headlines Arthur Penn’s The Chase (1966), a neo-noir drama that chronicles how the escape of two convicts from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Texas town. Tonight’s final film is Blood Simple (1984), the fantastic debut movie from writers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen. The neo-noir follows a Texas bartender (John Getz) who finds himself in the middle of a murder plot after his boss (Dan Hedaya) discovers that the bartender is having an affair with the boss’ wife (Frances McDormand in her feature-film debut).
Everything but the House
I’m not sure if my dad’s taxidermied cobra vs. mongoose is worth much, but I could easily find out if I sold it via the online marketplace Everything but the House. In this new show, EBTH pros come to you to sniff out treasures and auction them off. “[These experts] don’t mind taking the time to do research on even the most obscure items,” says host Lara Spencer. Of a $5 yard-sale mushroom chair, Spencer says, “Midcentury furniture collectors got into a bidding war for this purple thing!” Final sale: $600.
Great Performances at the Met
Season 15 kicks off with “Renee Fleming in Concert,” as the American soprano performs arias by Puccini and Massenet to selections by Handel and Korngold from the intimate music salon of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.
Mama June: From Not to Hot
WE tv, 9pm
As June Shannon celebrates one year of sobriety, she and her troubled boyfriend Geno quarantined together in Florida, away from her family and children. Though some feared she was not committed to recovery, she’s back, sober and ready to heal her fractured family.
Cellphones, bodycams, security cameras — they all capture riveting rescues when disasters strike. Tonight, a choking man is helped by a quick-thinking neighbor, a snowboarder survives an avalanche, and a manatee badly injured by a boat’s propeller lives to, ahem, “sea” another day.
Saturday, March 20
In 1994, the MS Estonia ferry sank as it was crossing the Baltic Sea. In this special, new footage and exclusive interviews help to explore the details of this tragic incident and reveal what may have caused it.
The Holzer Files: “Devil in the Rock”
The team ventures to the Massachusetts coast to follow up on Hans Holzer’s 1964 investigation of the Bates Ship Chandlery. As they delve deep into the property’s past, they uncover a chilling undercurrent of darkness anchored in the rocky shores.
Portals to Hell
In this special two-hour episode that kicks off the new season, Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman first gain unprecedented access to investigate the former McCormick property in Stratton, Colorado, once home to father-son serial killers Tom and Michael McCormick. Since buying the farm shortly after the murders committed there, the current owners have experience paranormal activity all over the property. Then, Jack and Katrina travel to Flagstaff, Arizona, to investigate the Hotel Monte Vista, a popular tourist attraction considered one of America’s most terrifying places, with guests spooked by unsettling poltergeist-like activity.
The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home
Food Network, 10am
Eight is enough for host Ree Drummond, who devotes this episode to treats requiring only an octet of ingredients, like clementine-flavored sprinkle cake and speedy dumpling soup.
NASCAR Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway
FS1, beginning at 2:30pm Live
NASCAR holds two races today at Atlanta Motor Speedway, both airing on FS1. First up is the Camping World Truck Series Fr8Auctions 200, followed by the Xfinity Series EchoPark250.
Anatomy of a Murder
Catch a Classic!
Courtroom trial/crime films don’t get more tense and compelling than this 1959 classic from director Otto Preminger, which received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Best Actor Oscar nominee James Stewart gives one of his finest performances as a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). The gripping drama was groundbreaking at the time for the frankness of its discussion of sex, but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Along with Stewart, Gazzara and Remick, Anatomy of a Murder boasts an outstanding supporting cast including a young George C. Scott in a Best Supporting Actor-nominated performance as a fiery prosecuting attorney and legendary real-life attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge. The influential jazz score by Duke Ellington also helped make this a landmark film.
Double Cross With Blake Griffin
Two episodes of the limited series air back-to-back following the NCAA games today, where NBA star Blake Griffin conspires with people who are tired of being the victim of pranks to help them get some sweet revenge on their unsuspecting prankster in an ultimate double cross.
V.C. Andrews’ Ruby
Based on the bestselling V.C. Andrews Landry book series, Ruby kicks off the first of four films that follow Ruby Landry (Raechelle Banno), who was born in the Louisiana bayou and watched over by her Grandmère Catherine (Naomi Judd). Ruby is filled with hope as love blooms with her high school sweetheart, but lingering thoughts of her mysterious father and her mother’s death often creep into Ruby’s life.
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Aspiring photographer Amy Atwater (Cindy Busby) gets the break of her career when high profile magazine Explorer Worldwide puts her on an assignment to shoot one of North America’s most fabled waterfalls — if she can prove it really exists. As Amy spends her days hiking to remote areas to photograph the spectacular waterfalls, she is surprised to find herself falling for her rugged guide, Mark North (Christopher Russell), and bonding with his young daughter Kyra (Cassidy Nugent). Their blossoming romance is threatened when Amy’s work brings her close to revealing one of the area’s, and Mark’s, most treasured secrets.
The scares are more emotional than gory for three generations of women in this well-done 2020 chiller. The last 20 minutes — eek!
Adult Swim, 10:30pm
Picking up where things left off, Season 3 of the animated comedy/drama brings unexpected twists and turns as Gary (voice of Olan Rogers) and the crew enter final space to rescue Quinn (Tika Sumpter). After discovering they are now trapped, the stakes get even higher as the crew must do whatever it takes to survive. With Invictus (Vanessa Marshall) and Lord Commander (David Tennant) determined to capture Mooncake (Rogers) in an attempt to use him to grow even more powerful, Gary and the crew’s only hope is to team up with Earth’s sole survivor. Together, they must find a way out before it’s too late.