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Saturday, April 2
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four
TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 6pm Live
March Madness comes down to the Final Four at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans as the Villanova Wildcats face the Kansas Jayhawks and the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Duke Blue Devils in a huge chapter of their rivalry.
English Premier League Soccer
USA Network, beginning at 7am Live
A tripleheader of soccer action from across the pond begins with a half-hour pre-show leading into the first match, Liverpool vs. Watford. Following that match is a half-hour intermission show that leads into today’s second match, Chelsea vs. Brentford. After that, a half-hour intermission show leads into the day’s final match, Manchester United vs. Leicester City, which is followed by an hourlong postgame show to concludes today’s coverage.
Murdoch Mysteries: “I Know What You Did Last Autumn”
Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates when a killer clown terrorizes young, romantic couples at Halloween.
Whitney, a Look Back
This one-hour Entertainment Tonight special looks back at the life and legacy of Whitney Houston 10 years after the music superstar’s death.
Just One Kiss
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Through a series of chance encounters, sparks fly between college literature professor Mia (Krysta Rodriguez) and Tony (Santino Fontana), a headliner at a Manhattan supper club. Unbeknownst to them, Mia’s mother Marlene (Illeana Douglas) and Tony’s mother Sofia (Aida Turturro) are working some maternal matchmaking magic.
Mash-Up Our Home: “Pan Zen”
Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia merge completely opposite styles in one tiny house. Megan likes color and the globally inspired while Chris insists on Zen-like minimalism. An addition with character solves one problem, until the owners announce they are expecting.
Fallen Angels Murder Club: Friends to Die For
Grammy winner Toni Braxton returns to Lifetime to executive produce and star in the Fallen Angels Murder Club anthology movie series as Hollis Morgan, an ex-con turned amateur sleuth who sets out to investigate a series of murders at her book club. In the first film, Friends to Die For, Hollis refuses to get stuck with another bad rap when a member of her book club is murdered. The series also stars Eddie Cibrian (CSI: Miami) and Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King).
Little Caesar & The Public Enemy
MOVIES!, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
Enjoy a double feature of two classic films released within a few months of each other in early 1931 that helped set the template for what audiences going forward would expect from a gangster film and etched various gangster-movie archetypes into the public’s imagination. They also solidified their little-known-at-the-time leads as Hollywood legends (who, despite acting in many other varied kinds of roles, remain forever linked, or even typecast, as these tough-guy criminal characters). First up is the Oscar-nominated Little Caesar, starring Edward G. Robinson and released in January 1931. The 37-year-old Robinson, not gifted with matinee-idol looks, powerfully introduced himself here as a first-class star of the silver screen with his mesmerizing performance as pugnacious Caesar Enrico “Rico” Bandello, a hoodlum with a Chicago-sized chip on his shoulder, few attachments, fewer friends and no sense of underworld diplomacy as he rises to the upper echelons of organized crime. With Little Caesar, moviegoers would begin to hail similar hard-hitting social consciousness dramas that would become a Depression-era mainstay of Warner Bros., including tonight’s next film: the Oscar-nominated The Public Enemy, released by the studio in April 1931. Just as Little Caesar established Robinson as a star and forever linked him with his title character, The Public Enemy did the same for James Cagney thanks to his explosive breakthrough performance here as streetwise tough guy Tom Powers, who tries to rise in the ranks of organized crime. Set near the beginning of Prohibition — and produced while it was still in effect — the film is a virtual time capsule of that era, bristling with 1920s style, dialogue and desperation.
Season 19 picks up again starting tonight with “Viva Pawn Vegas.” Rick hits the Las Vegas strip to check out a 1980s Sigma Derby horse-racing game. Then, the Old Man is speechless when a seller comes into the shop with an extremely rare casino chip.
Marry Me Now
OWN’s hourlong series that debuted last month follows eight women from Houston who are in long-term relationships, but are ready to stop waiting for a proposal from their significant other. Each week, relationship coach and author Rebecca Lynn Pope guides one woman as she takes the reins in her relationship, secretly constructing all of the elements for a surprise wedding and culminating with a surprise public proposal to her significant other. All of this in just three days?
When famous pop star Eden Chase is almost kidnapped by a crazed fan, she enlists the help of handsome, brooding bodyguard Jackson Reed to move into her home and become her security full time. But when Jackson develops an unhealthy attachment to Eden, she soon realizes the one person with access to her life and the man she’d called her protector has now become a predator harboring a dark secret from the past — and that she must outwit him or become prey. Stars Chaley Rose, Pete Ploszek and Heather Morris.
“Impractical Jokers” Supersized Episode
TNT & truTV, 11pm
Immediately following the NCAA Men’s Final Four, TNT and truTV team up to air a new supersized episode of Impractical Jokers with Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray and Sal Vulcano. Noticeably missing is Joe Gatto, who announced his departure from the series earlier this year, citing personal reasons. Gatto explained that he’d be using the time off to focus on being “the best father and co-parent” to his two “incredible” kids. That said, the jokes still go on in this special episode featuring celebrity guest comedian Eric André (The Eric André Show, Bad Trip). Currently in production, Impractical Jokers will return this summer with new episodes featuring different, hilarious celebrity guests joining Quinn, Murray and Vulcano for weekly shenanigans.
Saturday Night Live: “Jerrod Carmichael/Gunna”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
SNL returns with three back-to-back weeks of new live shows starting with tonight’s installment, which features comedian Jerrod Carmichael in his hosting debut and rapper Gunna making his first appearance as musical guest.
ACL Presents: Americana 20th Annual Honors
Austin City Limits presents selected performances from the 20th annual Americana Honors & Awards, recorded live in Nashville last fall. Performers include Brandi Carlile, the Mavericks, Jason Isbell, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, and Amythyst Kiah and the Highwomen, plus a tribute to Nanci Griffith from Joe Henry and Aoife O’Donovan.
Sunday, April 3
English Premier League Soccer
USA Network, beginning at 8am Live
A doubleheader of soccer action from across the pond begins with an hourlong pregame show, followed by the first match, West Ham vs. Everton. Following that match is a half-hour intermission show that leads into today’s second match, Tottenham vs. Newcastle. After that, an hourlong postgame show concludes the day’s coverage.
Doris Day 100th Birthday Tribute
TCM, beginning at 12pm
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Beloved actress/singer/animal welfare activist Doris Day was born (as Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff) in Cincinnati on this day in 1922 (she passed away in Carmel Valley, California, on May 13, 2019, at age 97). To celebrate Doris Day’s centennial today, Turner Classic Movies is airing a 12-hour marathon featuring some of her memorable film and TV appearances. The first eight hours is comprised of four of her movies, beginning with the 1951 musical On Moonlight Bay. After that is Love Me or Leave Me (1955), a biographical musical drama about Ruth Etting, portrayed by Day alongside Best Actor Oscar nominee James Cagney. Day performed most of the 1920s popular standards featured in the film, and the album of the same name she recorded based on that soundtrack became the bestselling album of her career. Next, Day can be seen in the title role of the Western musical Calamity Jane (1953), which costars Howard Keel, and then in Lover Come Back (1961), the second of three iconic romantic comedies she made with Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. Following these movies, in primetime and the later evening, TCM airs some of Day’s television work, all making their network premieres. The first hour is comprised of two small-screen projects she did in 1971, beginning with a promo for the Doris Day Animal Shelter, followed by her first CBS TV special, which was self-titled under her actual birth name: The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special. Highlights of this Emmy-nominated program are Day singing duets with Perry Como, reminiscing with screen costar Hudson and interacting with several of her own family dogs. Following that is Day’s second CBS special, 1975’s Doris Day Today, in which the star is joined by guests Tim Conway, Sammy Davis Jr. and John Denver (who received an Emmy nomination for his appearance). The Doris Day 100th birthday celebration then concludes with four episodes from her Golden Globe-nominated 1968-73 sitcom The Doris Day Show: “Tony Bennett Is Eating Here” (1970), with Bennett guest-starring as himself; “Billy’s First Date” (1971); “Doris Goes to Hollywood” (1971); and “Hospital Benefit” (1973).
Magnolia Table With Joanna Gaines
Magnolia Network, 1pm
Season 2 of the series in which Magnolia Network cofounder Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes makes its linear cable premiere.
Ranch to Table
Magnolia Network, 2pm
Seventh-generation cattle rancher and entrepreneur Elizabeth Poett runs her family’s 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients. The series makes its linear cable premiere with two back-to-back half-hour episodes.
NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400
FOX, 3:30pm Live
Top NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Chase Elliot, Kyle Busch and others race for 400 laps around Richmond Raceway’s 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval.
Collector’s Call: “Lost in Space”
Tom Pfrogner is not your average Lost in Space fan. This high school band teacher has outfitted his basement with an incredible life-sized reproduction of the Jupiter 2 flight deck and talking B-9 robot to accompany his impressive collection of screen-used and screen-worn props and costumes from the hit TV shows. Joining host Lisa Whelchel is Doug Hines, a fellow Lost in Space fan and builder of movie and television prop re-creations. Doug appraises this out-of-this-world collection and offers Tom a trade of one of his beloved items for another rare piece of Lost in Space history.
This new series delves into heart-wrenching crimes by taking a chilling look at the victims’ last moments alive.
Saints & Sinners
A winner-take-all clash is in the works as this drama enters its sixth and final season. Set against the backdrop of a large Southern church, the series centers around the pursuit of power intertwined with greed, deception, corruption, sexual affairs and murder. Previous seasons of Saints & Sinners can be streamed on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s subscription video on demand service. New episodes of the final season will also be available there each Monday following their broadcast premieres.
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards
CBS, 8pm Live; also streams live and on demand on Paramount+
Postponed from its original Jan. 31 date and moved from its previously planned location in Los Angeles, this year’s installment of the ceremony honoring the best in music will now take place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jon Batiste leads the field with 11 nominations, including Album of the Year and Best R&B Album for We Are, and Record of the Year for “Freedom.” Other notable nominees include Doja Cat, H.E.R. and Justin Bieber, who each have eight nominations. The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah returns to host.
Riverdale: “Chapter One Hundred and Three: The Town”
The CW, 8pm
After learning that Percival Pickens (guest star Chris O’Shea) is behind a blistering article calling Riverdale the worst town in America, Archie (KJ Apa) comes up with a plan to prove him wrong. Meanwhile, after the Town Council goes after their casino, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) decide they’re going to do everything on the up-and-up moving forward. Finally, Britta (guest star Kyra Leroux) makes a risky move to help Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch).
Call the Midwife
The Order of St. Raymond Nonnatus is celebrating its 100th anniversary; Violet (Annabelle Apsion) must balance her professional and personal views to tackle the issue of meths drinkers; Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) treats a promising young singer who must decide between two very different futures; and Trixie (Helen George) and Matthew’s (Olly Rix) friendship blossoms into something deeper.
The Jackson 5: Breaking the Band
REELZ Channel, 8pm
The Jackson 5 changed the pop music landscape forever and paved the way for the modern boy band. But beneath their wholesome, bubblegum image, the relationships among the brothers and their demanding manager and father, Joe Jackson, were straining under the weight of massive success, rigorous rehearsing and creative differences. This look at the elements that led to the end of the Jackson 5 includes insights from Ronnie Rancifer, who shares his firsthand experience of playing the keyboard with the group, as well as family friend and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli.
From: “All Good Things”
Father Khatri (Shaun Majumder) tells Boyd (Harold Perrineau) why he believes Sara (Avery Konrad) may be useful, revealing the dark past that led him to town in the process; Jim (Eion Bailey) and Tabitha (Catalina Sandino Moreno) find comfort in each other; Colony House celebrates the one-year anniversary of Fatima’s (Pegah Ghafoori) arrival with a party that goes terribly wrong; and Victor (Scott McCord) offers a cryptic warning of things to come.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Elizabeth (Autumn Reeser), with the support of her mother-in-law Nonna (Patty McCormack), is doing everything she can to keep her late husband’s once-acclaimed — but now struggling — Italian restaurant afloat. With business going downhill, she is forced to work with a professional restaurant consultant, Ben (Tyler Hynes), to see if they can turn things around. At first, Elizabeth resists the changes Ben believes will save the restaurant, but as they get closer, she realizes that not all change is bad. She rediscovers her passion for baking and might even open her heart to new love.
Weakest Link: “Who Thinks the Plural of Moose Is Mice?”
A new episode of the Jane Lynch-hosted game show premieres tonight.
Charlotte (Rose Williams) and her employer, Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), reach an understanding as she and Col. Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) enjoy a close encounter at Tom’s (Kris Marshall) Midsummer Fair. Alison (Rosie Graham) is falling for her new beau, Capt. Carter (Maxim Ays), unaware he is wooing her under false pretenses and that she has also caught the attention of another officer. Clara (Lily Sacofsky) calls on Esther (Charlotte Spencer) for help as Edward (Jack Fox) hatches a plan to ensure his stepsister’s downfall.
Prince and the Revolution: Breaking the Band
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Created from the imagination of enigmatic pop superstar Prince, the Revolution grew to be one of the most successful bands of the 1980s. But as the Revolution reached legendary heights, Prince’s controlling nature took hold, and disagreements and disputes began to dog the once tight-knit group. This episode of Breaking the Band looks at the elements that ultimately broke up the Revolution. Sharing their stories of working with Prince and seeing firsthand his relentless pursuit of perfection are Morris Day, lead singer of the Time; Prince’s former sound engineer Susan Rogers; and collaborator and saxophonist Eric Leeds.
Unsung: “P.M. Dawn”
TV One, 9pm
Music act P.M. Dawn found fame in the early 1990s with hits like “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” and “I’d Die Without You” that explored the boundaries of hip-hop. In this episode of Unsung, surviving P.M. Dawn founding member Eternal (Jarett Cordes) reflects on the group’s success and honors the life of his brother and the group’s cofounder, Prince Be (Attrell Cordes).
Rania (Nora Guerch) and Bash (Hamza Haq) reach a crossroads; Dr. Bishop (John Hannah) contends with career limitations; Mags (Laurence Leboeuf) is shaken by a violent encounter; Theo (Jim Watson) struggles to reach a boy with sensory processing disorder; and the team treats a family separated by a brutal boating accident.
Before We Die
After learning that Christian (Patrick Gibson) has been meeting with Hannah (Lesley Sharp), Stefan (Petar Cvirn) tells Davor (Toni Gojanovic), the eldest Mimica son, that Christian is supplying information about the family’s criminal activities to the police. Christian has a carefully prepared cover story, but will it convince Davor — or will he be forced to take more drastic action to protect himself?
Uncensored: “Salli Richardson-Whitfield”
TV One, 10pm
Explore the life and work of actress/director/producer Salli Richardson-Whitfield (A Low Down Dirty Shame, Eureka) as related through her own firsthand accounts.
Monday, April 4
Jane Seymour (who is also an executive producer) stars in this eight-episode murder-mystery thriller as Harriet “Harry” Wild, a retiring university literature professor who finds her life at a crossroads. Jolted from a mugging, she reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie (Kevin Ryan), a senior police detective. Harry starts to interfere in a particularly bafﬂing murder case Charlie is investigating when she notices the murder shares striking similarities to an obscure Elizabethan play. When her path crosses that of her mugger, Fergus Reid (Rohan Nedd), Harry sees great potential in the troubled teen and, instead of turning him in, enlists him as her sidekick. Following her successful, albeit ill-advised, involvement in the case, Harry discovers a new lust for life as she and Fergus find new mysteries to solve. Two new Season 1 episodes are available Mondays beginning today.
Madagascar: A Little Wild
Hulu & Peacock
In Season 7 of the animated kids series based on the Madagascar feature films, Marty (voice of Amir O’Neil) finally has a chance to become a Junior Ranger Zebra; Melman (Luke Lowe) is chosen to perform an original song for his favorite animal country star (if he can overcome some serious stage fright); Gloria (Shaylin Becton) finally gets a taste of the attention she’s always craved as the Habitat’s first ever radio show host; Alex (Tucker Chandler) tries his paw at cooking; and the whole gang helps Ant’ney (Eric Petersen) convince his mom that he is mature enough to build a nest of his own. All six episodes are available today.
English Premier League Soccer: Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal
USA Network, beginning at 2pm Live
Live soccer action from the English Premier League’s Crystal Palace and Arsenal is preceded by an hourlong pregame show and followed by a half-hour postgame show.
American Song Contest: “The Live Qualifiers Part 3”
NBC, 8pm Live
In Week 3 of the qualifiers, three artists from Week 2 are revealed as advancing to the semifinals, and 12 artists from across the country perform an original song to earn America’s vote.
Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns presents this two-night, four-hour documentary miniseries chronicling the complex life and career of scientist, inventor, publisher, statesman and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. In the premiere installment, “Join or Die (1706-1774),” Franklin achieves success in Philadelphia as a printer, then earns worldwide fame in science. But a turn toward politics creates division in his family. Peter Coyote narrates, and Mandy Patinkin provides the voice of Franklin.
Star of the Month: Errol Flynn
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Legendary Aussie American actor Errol Flynn lived an all too brief life, passing away from a heart attack in 1959 at the age of just 50. But in the quarter-century between his first leading role in a Hollywood film, in 1935’s Captain Blood, to the posthumous release of his last movie, 1959’s Cuban Rebel Girls, the actor built an impressive resumé of onscreen work and established a lasting legacy as one of the greatest swashbucklers/action movie stars of Hollywood’s golden age. You’ll see a good number of those films each Monday in April on Turner Classic Movies, beginning today, when the network celebrates Errol Flynn as its Star of the Month. The initial lineup continues for nearly 24 hours, encompassing a nice 11-movie mix of obvious must-see Flynn titles along with some perhaps not as well known. It fittingly starts with the aforementioned Captain Blood, director Michael Curtiz’s rousing pirate film classic that not only established Flynn as a star but also helped costar Olivia de Havilland gain wider fame; it was the first of eight memorable onscreen pairings between Flynn and de Havilland within just a six-year span. Another of their collaborations came in tonight’s next movie, the equally iconic The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). That film was codirected by Curtiz, who also helmed the following title, The Sea Hawk, a 1940 pirate adventure. The remainder of this initial Star of the Month celebration of Flynn then features Against All Flags (1952); Adventures of Don Juan (1948); Dive Bomber (1941), the last of Flynn’s 12 collaborations with Curtiz; Mara Maru (1952); Rocky Mountain (1950), Flynn’s final Western; Montana (1950); Northern Pursuit (1943); and Kim (1950).
Secrets of Playboy
In “The Aftermath,” the Season 1 finale of this series that delves into the dark underbelly of Playboy, former Playmates, girlfriends and employees, including Sondra Theodore, Susie Krabacher, Lisa Loving Barrett and Audrey Ann Huskey, come together to share their experiences and struggles stemming from their time in the Playboy world. Alongside sex and trauma therapist Dr. Kate Balestrieri, the women reflect on the decades of fear and abuse they experienced, and how the Playboy legacy has changed as a result of their decisions to come forward.
The Invisible Pilot
HBO, 9pm; also streams on HBO Max
Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up) is an executive producer of this three-part docuseries about a charismatic, daredevil husband and father who unexpectedly jumped off a bridge in 1977, despite a seemingly happy home life and a lucrative career as a pilot. His small-town Arkansas community searched for his body in vain while family and friends sought answers. Years later, a mysterious story emerged involving hypnosis, secret identities and a double life of dangerous missions and law-breaking — and that was just the beginning.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Championship Game
TBS, TNT & truTV, 9pm Live
College hoops crowns a national champion at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.
The Good Doctor: “Growing Pains”
While Drs. Lim, Murphy and Wolke help a teenage “biohacker” whose self-experiments begin to compromise his health, Drs. Morgan, Park, Jordan and Glassman treat a young woman who wants a controversial surgery to treat her depression and chronic pain. Additionally, Dr. Reznick looks to take the next step in her relationship with Dr. Park.
Mud, Sweat & Beards
USA Network, 11pm
In this four-part adventure series, world-class wilderness experts and best friends Donny Dust and Ray Livingston tackle some of the planet’s most remote locations to do what they love most and are best at: build primitive paradises. Setting out for 10 days at a time in the Alaskan wilderness, Louisiana swampland, New Mexico desert and Icelandic shores, Donny and Ray use their ingenuity to work hand-in-hand as they do everything from building elaborate shelters to tracking down natural food sources, all while combating extreme environments.
Tuesday, April 5
The Croods: Family Tree
Hulu & Peacock
In Season 2 of the animated kids series, Grug (voice of Kiff Vandenheuvel), Eep (Ally Dixon) and Sandy (Dee Bradley Baker) enjoy a Daddy-Daughter Day while Thunk (A.J. LoCascio), bored with the window-TV viewing options, creates a bit of real-life drama. Meanwhile, pushed to their limits and ready to relax, the parents set out on separate staycations, but with the kids in charge, only time will tell if the treehouse will be left standing. All seven episodes are available today.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition
As part of its celebration of First Contact Day (the day in Star Trek mythology when Vulcans made first contact with humans, April 5, 2063), Paramount+ begins exclusively streaming a meticulously assembled and restored high-definition version of 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the movie that brought the Trek franchise onto the big screen. Through a process overseen by producer David C. Fein and preservationist Mike Matessino, the film has been fully remastered in 4K Ultra HD with enhanced visual effects with Dolby Vision, and with high dynamic range on supported devices.
Frank Sinatra Icon-a-Thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 5:15pm
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Enjoy a five-film lineup that shows the acting side of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra, with a mix of titles across genres, from dramas to musicals, that demonstrate the Chairman of the Board’s range as a screen star. The evening begins with The Devil at 4 O’Clock, a 1961 adventure film costarring Spencer Tracy. After that is one of Sinatra’s most memorable films, the lighthearted 1960 heist movie classic Ocean’s 11, which costars fellow Rat Packers Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, as well as Angie Dickinson, Cesar Romero, Richard Conte and more. Next is The Man With the Golden Arm (1955), in which Sinatra gives a Best Actor Oscar-nominated performance as a drug addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles to stay that way once released. Eleanor Parker and Kim Novak also star. The Sinatra marathon finishes up in late night with the 1954 film noir Suddenly, costarring Sterling Hayden, and Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), one of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ earlier film appearances, a fictionalized musical biopic of composer Jerome Kern (played by Robert Walker) in which Sinatra appears as himself.
The Resident: “The Space Between”
In the new episode “The Space Between,” Conrad (Matt Czuchry) treats one of Gigi’s (Remington Blaire Evans) classmates, whose stomachache turns out to be something much more serious.
Young Rock: “In the Dark”
Nashville, 1987: Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson) promises he will find the family an apartment by the time Ata (Stacey Leilua) arrives from Hawaii, but the clock is ticking. Meanwhile, Dwayne (Bradley Constant) settles into his new Nashville life with the help of an old family friend, Downtown Bruno (Ryan Pinkston).
Ken Burns’ documentary miniseries about Benjamin Franklin concludes with “An American (1775-1790).” In wartime Philadelphia, Franklin helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence. In Paris, Franklin wins French support for the American Revolution. Back home, he works on the Constitution of the new United States.
Mr. Mayor: “The Illusion of Choice”
Mikaela (Vella Lovell) and Tommy (Mike Cabellon) help Jayden (Bobby Moynihan) transform into a Scorpio after he learns that his dream apartment has astrological sign requirements. Meanwhile, Neil’s (Ted Danson) attempt to raise mayoral awareness takes a turn when James (Yedoye Travis) nudges him to put his face on trash cans all over the city.
Abbott Elementary: “Ava vs. Superintendent”
With the school board threatening to pull their funds, Janine and Gregory decide to help Ava out with her presentation in front of the superintendent (guest star Reginald C. Hayes). However, their plan is derailed when a curveball is thrown at Ava. Meanwhile, Barbara offends Melissa when she doesn’t agree with her blackmail idea.
Name That Tune: “Sitcom Stars and Olympic Legends”
In the new episode “Sitcom Stars and Olympic Legends,” Jodie Sweetin, Frankie Muniz, Laurie Hernandez and Nastia Liukin play the musical guessing game for charity.
Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
Centering around intimate new interviews with Tony Hawk himself, this documentary is an all-encompassing look at the skateboarder’s life, legendary career and relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades.
This Is Us: “Saturday in the Park”
Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Miguel’s (Jon Huertas) anniversary barbecue does not go as planned.
Bloody Boston: A Mob Is Born, Part 1
REELZ Channel, 9pm
This two-part, four-hour documentary that concludes next Tuesday, April 12, goes inside Boston’s organized crime battlefield starting in the 1950s with a look at a heist so big and bold it would be known as the Crime of the Century. The docuseries will also examine the violent Irish Gang War of the 1960s, the rise of infamous Boston bad guy Whitey Bulger in the 1970s, the transatlantic gun-running operation and armored car heists of the 1980s, and the reckoning in the 1990s when indictments finally started coming down.
Black-ish: “The (Almost) Last Dance”
Pops and Ruby announce they are moving out of the house to travel the United States in their RV, garnering mixed reactions from the Johnson family. When Bow realizes she is beginning perimenopause, Dre enlists her mother’s help.
To Tell the Truth
Chelsea Handler, Thomas Lennon and Oscar Nunez make up the celebrity panel. Dig deep into this week’s episode with a panel featuring a professional hitchhiker, a person who had 30 dates in three days, a cemetery archeologist, a pogo world champion and the Dippin’ Dots inventor.
Big Restaurant Bet
Food Network, 10pm
Food Network star, acclaimed chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is looking to invest $250,000 in the restaurant world’s next rising star. Through six one-hour episodes, Geoffrey presents eight talented chefs with the opportunity to take the next step in their culinary career with challenges to determine who has what it takes to run their first restaurant.
True Conviction: “Life Is a Battlefield”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
In December 2015, darkness falls on San Antonio, Texas, when Army veteran Jesse Richards’ life is tragically taken in a senseless murder. Investigators in the San Antonio Police Department grow frustrated with leads that go nowhere, but just when the case seems to have gone cold, new life is breathed into the investigation with an unexpected phone call.
The Thing About Pam: “She’s Not Who You Think She Is”
Pam (Renée Zellweger) gains notoriety once the Dateline episode airs, and as she squares off against Betsy’s (Katy Mixon) daughters in a civil suit for the insurance money, public opinion turns against her. Meanwhile, Leah Askey (Judy Greer) finds her seat as district attorney challenged by Mike Wood, whose campaign centers around Pam’s connection to Betsy’s murder.
Wednesday, April 6
The Hardy Boys
The series — starring Rohan Campbell as Frank Hardy and Alexander Elliot as Joe Hardy — picks up six months after Season 1 left off, when a local teen from their town of Bridgeport goes missing and the boys decide to do a little investigating. At the same time, a mysterious corporation moves into town, with dubious goals of its own. All 10 Season 2 episodes are available today.
Michela Giraud: The Truth, I Swear!
Italian comedian Michela Giraud stars in this special filmed at the Vinile nightclub in Rome. In her stand-up performance, Giraud tells her own truth through a strong and self-deprecating point of view, talking about her childhood and her relationship with her sister, adolescence, the stereotypes of life, existential issues and more.
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On
This relationship/dating series from the producers of Love Is Blind features six different couples on the verge of marriage. One partner is ready to get married, the other isn’t quite as sure. An ultimatum is issued — and in just over eight weeks, they must commit to marriage or move on. In the meantime, each will choose a new potential partner from one of the other couples, in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different possible futures. Nick and Vanessa Lachey host. The first eight episodes debut today; the finale and a reunion special drop April 13.
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets head to Madison Square Garden for a meeting with Julius Randle and the N.Y. Knicks. Out west, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are in Los Angeles to take on Reggie Jackson and the Clippers.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries
AXS TV, 8pm
The unifying power of Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit single “Beat It” is one of the subjects explored in tonight’s new episode.
The Flash: “Reckless”
The CW, 8pm
Barry’s (Grant Gustin) desire to keep Team Flash safe is tested when Frost (Danielle Panabaker) recklessly courts danger as she tries to stop the “Black Flame.” Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) tries to help a teen girl reunite with her mother, but unintentionally does more harm than good.
The Masked Singer: “Masking for a Duel — Round 2”
The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly return for their second performances and battle for a spot in the finals in the new episode “Masking for a Duel — Round 2.”
Chicago Med: “If You Love Someone, Set Them Free”
Rival gangs bring their war to Med; Will (Nick Gehlfuss) and Charles (Oliver Platt) work with a teenage brain cancer patient who’s refusing treatment; and tensions run high in the OR when a patient’s transplanted uterus fails, forcing Crockett (Dominic Rains) and Blake (Sarah Rafferty) to decide whether to try another transplant using the uterus from the patient’s sister.
Nature: “Hippo King”
From Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, an old, battle-scarred hippopotamus bull has an incredible story to tell. Previously, hippos were almost always misunderstood because their secret life happens beneath the water and under the cover of darkness. This tale imagines a story of 35 years from when the hippo was a vulnerable orphan to the ultimate battle that earns him his crown decades later. From birth to exile to redemption, follow the life of this hippo king and discover the true character of one of Earth’s largest land mammals.
Gangs of Lemur Island: “Risk and Reward”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
The rains bring fresh fruit and a cicada boom to the reserve, but stepping away from home for food leaves the Ruins and Museum territories open to invasion.
Special Theme: Addiction and Recovery
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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With April being National Alcohol Awareness Month, designated to increase awareness to the treatment and prevention of alcoholism, Turner Classic Movies picked a fitting theme for its Special Theme this month: Addiction and Recovery. Each Wednesday evening in April, the network will air a lineup of classic films that show how Hollywood has dramatized addiction to alcohol and other substances through often powerful cinematic storytelling over its history. Tonight’s initial lineup begins with one of the earliest, and most remembered, attempts to honestly portray a battle with alcoholism on film — The Lost Weekend (1945). This Best Picture Oscar winner (which also shared the Grand Prix award, the highest honor, at the first Cannes Film Festival) is an unflinching chronicle of a few days in the life of an alcoholic writer (Best Actor Oscar winner Ray Milland) whose self-destructive binges wreak havoc on his loved ones. Billy Wilder won a Best Director Oscar, and he and cowriter Charles Brackett shared an Oscar win for their screenplay adaptation of Charles R. Jackson’s novel. Following that is a 1947 drama that tackles alcoholism from a female character’s point of view: Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman. Susan Hayward earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination as a talented nightclub singer who throws her career away to further that of her less-talented lover (Lee Bowman). As he climbs higher, she falls lower and develops a drinking problem that threatens their relationship and the life of their new child. Hayward is back in tonight’s next film, the Lillian Roth biopic I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955), with another Best Actress Oscar-nominated performance (which netted her a Best Actress award win at Cannes) as Roth, the famous 1920s and ’30s actress/singer who nearly destroyed herself when she developed a serious drinking problem following the death of her beloved fiancé, but eventually made a recovery. The Special Theme lineup concludes late-night/early tomorrow morning with The Champ (1931), with Best Actor Oscar winner Wallace Beery as a down-and-out former world heavyweight champion boxer whose efforts to get back into the ring are thwarted by his alcoholism and compulsive gambling; and the Best Picture Oscar-nominated Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), with Best Actor Oscar nominee Paul Newman as drunken former high school sports star Brick Pollitt in a searing adaption of Tennessee Williams’ play.
Domino Masters: “Playoffs: Water Worlds”
Four teams of domino enthusiasts face off in the first night of the playoffs, featuring a water world theme. One team will be eliminated in the new episode “Playoffs: Water Worlds.”
Why The Heck Did I Buy This House?: “Crowded House”
A family fell for the allure of a home that looked straight out of a 1950s TV show, but its dysfunctional layout has them all living on top of each other. Kim Wolfe plans a redesign to alleviate their stress while preserving the house’s nostalgic feel.
Chicago Fire: “Keep You Safe”
Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) work with CPD regarding a suspicious car wreck; Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) and Violet’s (Hanako Greensmith) relationship is in jeopardy; and Chloe (Kristen Gutoskie) and Cruz (Joe Minoso) adjust to a new family dynamic.
NOVA: “Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s”
This episode introduces Barb, Sigrid and Karen, whose mothers all had Alzheimer’s. They witnessed firsthand the devastation wrought by the disease not only on the mind and body, but also on families. Now, the three women are participating in a groundbreaking major study that tracks the health and memory of thousands of people over many years as researchers hunt for lifestyle changes and medicines that could improve the chances of protecting the brain and body from one of the world’s deadliest afflictions.
A Million Little Things: “School Ties”
Now that Maggie and Gary have found their way back together, they take important steps to secure their future as a couple. Regina’s estranged parents reunite to support her new business; Katherine and Greta attend their high school reunion, and Rome’s documentary makes an impact on impressionable students at his old prep school.
Signs of a Psychopath
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Two back-to-back half-hour episodes of the true-crime docuseries — “The Women on His List” followed by “He Is Not Among the Living” — close out the current season. First, an Ontario man goes on a delusional vigilante mission to confront, and ultimately kill, three women who have rejected him over the years. Then, a woman suspects foul play when she finds her boyfriend missing and a pool of blood in their apartment. Investigators eventually come upon a sinister plot hatched by the couple’s roommate and the woman’s former lover.
Chicago P.D.: “Adrift”
Ruzek’s (Patrick John Flueger) search for the daughter of an old family friend leads the team into a serious drug investigation, and Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Ruzek struggle to move on from the emotional aftermath of Makayla’s (Ramona Edith Williams) abduction.
Expedition With Steve Backshall: Unpacked: “Behind the Scenes”
Learn about the complex camerawork and coordination that make it possible to bring Steve Backshall’s epic journeys into the unknown to the TV screen.
Anaplastologist Allison Vest is opening the doors to her practice and sharing the most devastating cases of patients who have lost major body parts, as she creates amazing, realistic prosthetics to help restore their lives to normalcy. Oftentimes, her prosthetics go undetected thanks to the skillful combination of skin color correction, hair placement and even delicately painted veins. But, for her patients, there’s nothing discreet about the impact these replacement parts have, from a woman who lost her hands after an extreme case of pneumonia to a boy missing both ears after a dog attack. Enter Allison’s body part workshop to experience a world of wonder, hope, healing and strength.
The Green Room With Nadia Brown: “How Did the Arts Become Partisan?”
How did the arts become partisan, and why are certain types of art censored or politicized? From the Puritans to Robert Mapplethorpe, host Nadia Brown takes a historical deep dive to explore our nation’s difficult relationship with arts and culture, censorship, and freedom of expression.
Thursday, April 7
Secrets of the Universe: “Searching for Earth’s Twin”
In just one generation, our ability to search for planets beyond our solar system has transformed dramatically. With modern techniques and telescopes, planetary scientists have found thousands of exoplanets in our universe, and many of them have the perfect conditions for life. Are we about to find Earth’s twin? For more information about Secrets of the Universe and other programming on the Curiosity Stream service, visit curiositystream.com/about.
Serving the Hamptons
Five hourlong episodes of this unscripted series follow the staff of 75 Main, a restaurant that is a Hamptons hotspot for the elite, showcasing all the juicy summertime drama in the lives of these sexy young workers as they hook up, argue and work together (not to mention share a gorgeous beach house courtesy of their boss).
Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, this crime drama series depicts Adelstein’s (Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 1990s.
In the miniseries’ finale, “Lizzy,” in the wake of the Wall Street Journal article, Elizabeth (Amanda Seyfried) and Sunny (Naveen Andrews) face a reckoning.
Shudder & AMC+
The docuseries returns for a second season to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films that some consider to be cursed. The new season features The Wizard of Oz, Rosemary’s Baby, Stalker, The Serpent and the Rainbow and Cannibal Holocaust, and includes new interviews with former MythBusters host Adam Savage, Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, actor Bill Pullman and director Ruggero Deodato, among many others.
See for Me
In this cat-and-mouse thriller, a young blind woman (Skyler Davenport) caught in the crossfire of a home invasion scheme must rely on an Army veteran (Jessica Parker Kennedy) to operate remotely as her eyes via an app if she has any chance to survive.
Golf: The Masters: First Round
ESPN, 3pm Live
Golf’s top players, including Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay and Scottie Scheffler, are at Augusta National Golf Club for the 86th Masters Tournament and the first major of 2022. Hideki Matsuyama is the defending champion. ESPN and CBS televise through Sunday’s final round.
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live
Tonight’s NBA doubleheader on TNT opens with the Boston Celtics in Milwaukee to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Then in San Francisco, LeBron James and the Lakers run the floor with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Station 19: “When the Party’s Over”
Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) deals with the aftermath of a trauma.
Walker: “One Good Thing”
The CW, 8pm
While Geri (Odette Annable) does her best to keep the Walker family’s chins up, Walker (Jared Padalecki) and Cassie (Ashley Reyes) look for any clues to help Bonham in his hour of need.
MasterChef Junior Edition: “Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose”
The remaining 13 junior chefs have 60 minutes to prepare two types of donut holes and display them in the new episode “Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose.”
Law & Order: “Free Speech”
Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) investigate the murder of a congressional candidate, while ADAs Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) contend with an extremist plot hellbent on thwarting the candidate’s agenda by any means necessary.
This Old House: “West Roxbury: Boho Chic”
As work continues on the 1890s Victorian home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, new kitchen cabinets and a range hood are installed; the homeowners’ daughter talks boho chic with an interior designer; the challenges of laying out large-format tiles in a small space are discussed; and a cracked stained-glass window is repaired.
TCM Spotlight: It’s About Time
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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On Thursday nights in April, Turner Classic Movies puts its monthly Spotlight on notable films involving time travel in some way, either as part, or a major focus, of its storyline. You’ll want to make time for tonight’s initial lineup, which begins with 1968’s Planet of the Apes. With its story already starting in the then-future year of 1972, the movie ups the ante even further by catapulting a team of astronauts led by Charlton Heston over 2,000 years beyond that and into what they think is another world populated by damn, dirty (but highly intelligent) apes. Following that are two feature films based on the beloved British sci-fi series Doctor Who: Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966), with Peter Cushing portraying the time-and-space-traveling title hero in both. The lineup concludes late-night/early tomorrow morning with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, which climaxes with astronaut Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) entering a stargate and taking a wild ride across the universe; Beyond the Time Barrier (1960), a low-budget film about a pilot (Robert Clarke) whose test flight of an experimental craft sends him into a dystopian future world; and World Without End (1956), another B-movie, this one about four astronauts who are propelled into the future and find themselves landing back on an Earth that is now in the year 2508 and dominated by mutant humans and giant spiders.
Call Me Kat: “Call Me Cupid”
In the new episode “Call Me Cupid,” Kat (Mayim Bialik) is feeling jealous when Max (Cheyenne Jackson) gets set up with Nicole (guest star Laura Bell Bundy).
Magnolia Network, 9pm
Season 13 makes its linear cable premiere tonight. The series follows Mark Bowe and his team of West Virginia skilled craftsmen as they salvage antique barns and cabins, repurposing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. While giving 200-year-old structures new life, they also share the inspiring stories and histories behind them.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Once Upon a Time in El Barrio”
Velasco (Octavio Pisano) asks Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help finding three girls who were trafficked from his hometown to New York City.
How We Roll: “The Sponsor”
In the new episode “The Sponsor,” Tom (Pete Holmes) must choose between wearing the Archie Lanes, Home of the Curly Fry logo on his bowling shirt or the logo for his new sponsor, Powell Mortuary.
Welcome to Flatch: “Naked Lady Day”
Father Joe (Seann William Scott) helps Shrub (Sam Straley) apply his gift for graffiti to an actual art class in the new episode “Naked Lady Day.”
Bull: “The Diana Affair”
In the new episode “The Diana Affair,” Bull (Michael Weatherly) has marital problems when TAC leads the defense for his ex-girlfriend, Diana (Jill Flint), who is accused of killing her lover’s wife.
Chef Boot Camp
Food Network, 10pm
Chef Cliff Crooks is passionate about sharing all he has learned with struggling professional cooks in Chef Boot Camp, which returns for Season 2. Cliff leads boot camp each week for a new trio of self-nominated chefs from around the country who acknowledge they need to make big changes if they are to succeed in the food industry. Over three days, Cliff leads intense culinary drills that test how these chefs cook under pressure, manage their time and communicate.
Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Can’t Knock the Hustle”
A new ADA on the case urges the task force to flip a member of the brotherhood to get the evidence they need; Stabler (Christopher Meloni) must come to terms with the legacy his father left him; and Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) and Nova’s (Nona Parker Johnson) worlds start to overlap in more ways than one.
Friday, April 8
Season 2 of the animated musical comedy series comes to a close. Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci lead the voice cast.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
The limited-series drama starring Samuel L. Jackson and based on the novel by Walter Mosley, who adapted his story for the series and serves as an executive producer, concludes.
Pinecone & Pony
This eight-episode animated series for kids and families is based on the book The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton, who is also an executive producer on the series. It follows a young girl named Pinecone who, with the help of her best friend Pony, is learning that there is more than one way to be a warrior. Together they will show their world how to challenge expectations, and that life can be a fun-filled adventure if you let it.
The buzzed-about workplace thriller from director/executive producer Ben Stiller concludes its first season. Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Turturro and Christopher Walken lead the cast.
In Season 2 of this series inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, cartoonist Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) is now a popular activist on the rise, but he’s facing a world where “woke” has become big business. Can Keef and his friends bring about real change, or is it just about the dollars? All eight episodes are available today.
Tiger & Bunny
The Japanese anime series is back for a second season. The show is set in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime while promoting real-life sponsors, and follows the titular superheroes, who are forced by their employers to work together.
The reboot of Nickelodeon’s 2007-12 sitcom iCarly returns for a 10-episode second season. It picks up right where the first season ended, with Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) refocusing her attention on her friends and family following her romantic complications, all while working to boost her revived web channel. Meanwhile, Spencer (Jerry Trainor) and Harper (Laci Mosley) must also navigate new personal and career developments, while Freddie (Nathan Kress) balances raising Millicent (Jaidyn Triplett) with a new app and a new girlfriend. The first two episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes will be available on Fridays.
All the Old Knives
In this tale of global espionage, moral dilemma and deadly betrayal, two CIA agents and ex-lovers (Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton) are brought back together years after a failed rescue attempt and forced to blur the lines between profession and passion. Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce also star.
English Premier League Soccer: Newcastle vs. Wolves
USA Network, beginning at 2pm Live
Live soccer action from the English Premier League’s Newcastle and Wolves is preceded by an hourlong pregame show and followed by a half-hour postgame show.
Season 11 of Undercover Boss, the series following high-level executives who slip anonymously into the rank and file of their organizations, wraps up tonight.
Nightmare Neighborhood Moms
After moving into a new home, Charlotte meets her competitive neighbor, Bonnie. When Charlotte and her daughter Jordan discover another neighbor was killed not long ago in a robbery gone wrong, Jordan suggests they start a neighborhood watch, not realizing it was Bonnie who secretly murdered the neighbor after discovering she was having an affair with her husband. Believing her husband now has an eye for Charlotte, Bonnie sets out to destroy her, but underestimates the intelligence of Charlotte’s daughter — who is already onto Bonnie’s deadly intentions. Stars Gina Simms, April Hale and Summer Madison.
The Blacklist: “Andrew Kennison”
Tensions rise when Cooper’s (Harry Lennix) search for his blackmailer overlaps with the task force’s latest Blacklist case.
Play Ball — Night 1
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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One day after Major League Baseball was finally scheduled to have the opening day of its 2022 season following a labor dispute that had that season in doubt for a while, Turner Classic Movies has more bases covered for fans of the sport with two evenings of classic baseball-themed movies beginning tonight and continuing next Friday, April 15. Batting leadoff for this evening’s lineup, which is a tripleheader, are Angels in the Outfield (1951), the original comedy led by Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh; Bull Durham (1988), the beloved romantic comedy starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon, and with an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Ron Shelton, whose experiences as a minor-league infielder helped lend a hilarious realism to the film’s story set in that world; and Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949), the Busby Berkeley-directed baseball-themed musical set in the early 1900s that stars Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams, and boasts plenty of songs (including, of course, the famous title tune).
Selling the Big Easy: “The Luling Lodge vs. The Kenner Custom”
A family of six is planting roots in New Orleans, and they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty looking for a property with lots of outdoor space. Meanwhile, Brittany Picolo-Ramos transforms a cramped home into an elegant, one-of-a-kind listing that’s ready to sell.
Great Performances: Now Hear This
In Season 3 of this Great Performances spinoff series, celebrated violinist and conductor Scott Yoo travels the United States to spotlight American composers who were inspired by their cultural heritage. In the season premiere episode, “Amy Beach: American Romantic,” Yoo and his wife, flutist Alice Dade, perform some of Romantic-era composer Amy Beach’s works and visit places that gave Beach inspiration. They also explore the works of European female composers Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc.
Blue Bloods: “Long Lost”
Frank (Tom Selleck) faces a dilemma when a Marine veteran who’s also a local celebrity wants to join the NYPD despite exceeding the recruitment age limit.
Chamber Music Society Returns
This two-part series, concluding next Friday, captures the exciting yet daunting process of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returning to its home, Alice Tully Hall, after a year and a half away due to the pandemic. The series offers a look inside the planning and execution of the celebratory first concert back, the obstacles involved with mounting a tour in these times and the culmination of the fall season with the annual performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
The Ghost Town Terror: “Let Us Have Her”
Travel Channel, 10pm
The team builds a psychomanteum — a dimly lit room of mirrors — to force a controlling entity to manifest inside the church. Meanwhile, a psychic sketch artist reveals a dark secret, sending the Broussard family, and the investigation, into fresh turmoil.
A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO, 11pm; also streams on HBO Max
The Emmy-winning narrative sketch comedy series returns for Season 3. It features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations. Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black and Skye Townsend star. The new season will feature more than 40 celebrity guest stars, including Ava DuVernay, Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Jemele Hill, Holly Robinson Peete, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Williams and more.
Saturday, April 9
The Repair Shop
This series that follows an ensemble of skilled and passionate craftspeople who restore antiques and curios in their workshop nestled deep in the British countryside returns for Season 5.
Weekend in Paris
TCM, beginning at 6am
Starting early today and continuing for the next 48 hours, Turner Classic Movies is going to whisk you away to the City of Light for a nonstop weekend of films set in Paris. Multiple sides of the famed metropolis will be seen across a variety of genres — from musicals to comedies to dramas. The 24 films airing throughout today and tomorrow are, in order: Rich, Young and Pretty (1951); Gold Diggers in Paris (1938); Made in Paris (1966); Lovely to Look At (1952); Ninotchka (1939); The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954); Can-Can (1960); Love in the Afternoon (1957); How to Steal a Million (1966); Bob le Flambeur (1956); Zazie Dans le Metro (1960); The 400 Blows (1959); Roberta (1935); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Bob le Flambeur (1956, encore); April in Paris (1952); Midnight (1939); Goodbye Again (1961); Silk Stockings (1957); An American in Paris (1951); Gigi (1958); A Woman of Paris (1923); Breathless (1960); and Under the Roofs of Paris (1930).
English Premier League Soccer
USA Network, beginning at 7am Live
A doubleheader of soccer action from across the pond begins with half-hour pregame show, followed by the first match, Everton vs. Manchester United. Following that match is a half-hour intermission show that leads into today’s second match, Southampton vs. Chelsea. After that, a half-hour postgame show concludes the day’s coverage.
IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship: Grand Prix of Long Beach
USA Network, beginning at 5pm Live; also streams on Peacock
Some of the most advanced and exotic sports cars on the planet battle it out in a 100-minute shootout on the Long Beach Street Circuit in Long Beach, California.
The Ten Commandments
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Nearly every year since 1973, with a few exceptions, ABC has re-aired this gigantic 1956 Best Picture Oscar-nominated religious epic on or around Easter — even though it relates more to the Passover holiday, given that its story comes from the Old Testament book of Exodus about Moses’ (Charlton Heston) deliverance of the Israelites from slavery at the hands of Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II (Yul Brynner). That tradition continues this year, as the network airs director Cecil B. DeMille’s thrilling achievement eight days before Easter, on the night before Palm Sunday (and in a four-hour-and-44-minute timeslot!). Along with Heston in his iconic role as Moses (and as the voice of God via the burning bush) and Brynner, the film is also star-studded with the likes of Anne Baxter, an oddly cast Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Vincent Price, John Carradine and more. Among the film’s technical achievements are its Oscar-winning special effects, and it also boasts a grand musical score by Elmer Bernstein. — Jeff Pfeiffer
Murdoch Mysteries: “The Incorrigible Dr. Ogden”
To solve an inmate’s murder, Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) sends Ogden (Hélène Joy) undercover at a woman’s reformatory.
NASCAR Cup Series: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400
FS1, 7:30pm Live
Top Cup Series contenders Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski battle for 400 laps around “The Half Mile of Mayhem” at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022
Nickelodeon, 7:30pm Live
Miranda Cosgrove and Rob Gronkowski host the slimiest night on TV as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 takes place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Nominees across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more include Adele, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Tom Holland, LeBron James, Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
A Royal Runaway Romance
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Princess Amelia of Bundbury (Philippa Northeast) travels across America to explore a budding romance with an artist, only to fall in love with her bodyguard Grady (Brant Daugherty).
Mash-Up Our Home: “Mission Tudor”
A couple has fundamental disagreements about the layout of their home, not to mention their design dilemma. They task Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia with merging colorful, California Mission flair into their home while staying true to its historic Tudor character.
Fallen Angels Murder Club: Heroes and Felons
In the second film in this anthology series, the members of the Fallen Angels Murder Club must band together again as they search for answers surrounding the death of one of their own. Hollis Morgan (Toni Braxton) finds herself at the center of the investigation when a journalist reporting on the murder also winds up dead. As bodies begin to stack up, and Hollis connects the dots, she must solve the murders before it’s too late. Kelly Hu also stars.
Would I Lie to You?
The CW, 8:30pm
Based on the hit British series of the same name, Would I Lie to You? is a hilarious comedy panel show hosted by Aasif Mandvi that elevates the “art of lying.” Lightning-quick team captains Matt Walsh and Sabrina Jalees lead opposing pairs of celebrity guests who must determine who is sharing facts and who is full of fiction by asking questions and watching body language to determine which stories are outrageous but true, and which are made up.
Masters of Illusion
The CW, 9pm
Hosted by Dean Cain, the series is back for Season 8 featuring more great escapes, fascinating sleights of hand and large-scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience.
Portals to Hell
Travel Channel, 10pm; also streams on discovery+
The paranormal investigation series led by hosts Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman returns for Season 3, consisting of 13 episodes. In the season premiere, Jack and Katrina travel to Hill View Manor in New Castle, Pennsylvania, a shuttered nursing home where former patients are rumored to live on in death. There, they’ll cross paths with the Creeper, a malevolent shadow creature bent on scaring the living hell out of its victims.
Saturday Night Live: “Jake Gyllenhaal/Camila Cabello”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also live-streams on Peacock
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, whose new film Ambulance opened in theaters yesterday, hosts SNL for his second time tonight. Making her second appearance as well is musical guest Camila Cabello, whose new album, Familia, was also released yesterday.