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Thursday, April 7: Golf’s Best Tee Off at Augusta National for the Masters Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama The Masters 2021 Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.

Thursday, April 7

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. Tiger Woods makes his first appearance in a professional tournament since suffering injuries in a February 2021 car crash. ESPN and CBS televise through Sunday’s final round.

Secrets of the Universe: “Searching for Earth’s Twin”
Curiosity Stream

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
discovery+
New Series!

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).

Tokyo Vice
HBO Max
New Series!

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.

The Dropout
Hulu
Series Finale!

In the miniseries’ finale, “Lizzy,” in the wake of the Wall Street Journal article, Elizabeth (Amanda Seyfried) and Sunny (Naveen Andrews) face a reckoning.

Cursed Films
Shudder & AMC+
Season Premiere!

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
Shudder
Exclusive Film!

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.

NBA Basketball
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”
ABC, 8pm

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”
FOX, 8pm

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”
NBC, 8pm

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”
PBS, 8pm

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
Catch a Classic!

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”
FOX, 9pm

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).

Barnwood Builders
Magnolia Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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”
NBC, 9pm

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”
CBS, 9:30pm

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”
FOX, 9:30pm

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”
CBS, 10pm

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
Season Premiere!

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”
NBC, 10pm

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

Central Park
Apple TV+
Season Finale!

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
Apple TV+
Series Finale!

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
Apple TV+
New Series!

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.

Severance
Apple TV+
Season Finale!

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.

Woke
Hulu
Season Premiere!

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
Netflix
Season Premiere!

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.

iCarly
Paramount+
Season Premiere!

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
Prime Video
Original Film!

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.

Undercover Boss
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

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
LMN, 8pm
Original Film!

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”
NBC, 8pm

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
Catch a Classic!

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”
HGTV, 9pm

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
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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”
CBS, 10pm

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
PBS, 10pm
New Series!

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
Season Premiere!

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
discovery+
Season Premiere!

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
ABC, 7pm
Catch a Classic!

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”
Ovation, 7pm

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
Original Film!

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”
HGTV, 8pm

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
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

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
New Series!

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
Season Premiere!

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+
Season Premiere!

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.

Sunday, April 10

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, Norwich City vs. Burnley. Following that match is a half-hour intermission show that leads into today’s second match, Manchester City vs. Liverpool. After that, an hourlong postgame show concludes the day’s coverage.

Golf: The Masters Tournament: Final Round
CBS, 2pm Live

The famed green jacket is awarded to the winner of the 2022 Masters Tournament following the final round today at Augusta National Golf Club.

Alien & Aliens
FXM, beginning at 3pm
Catch a Classic!

While in space, no one may be able to hear you scream, it may be a different story in your living room if you tune in to FXM this afternoon for a lineup of films from the iconic Alien franchise, beginning with the 1979 original, Alien. This movie, in which the relentlessly and remorselessly deadly “xenomorph” comes onboard the deep-space salvage ship Nostromo — literally exploding onto the scene out of poor John Hurt in the infamous “chestburster” sequence — is the ultimate “haunted house movie in space.” The gothic design of the ship, the truly otherworldly look of the creature designed by H.R. Giger, the atmospheric direction from director Ridley Scott in just his second feature film and the exceptional cast led by Sigourney Weaver in her iconic role as Ripley — the most kick-ass “final girl” in any horror film — along with Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm and Hurt, made this an instant classic and launched an eventual franchise with ensuing films of varying quality. The first of those follow-ups airs next on FXM: 1986’s Aliens, which is a classic in its own right, albeit of a different sort. Writer/director James Cameron’s movie takes the horror and sci-fi of Alien and combines it with breathless action to create a unique monster movie/war film hybrid that also expands the franchise’s mythos. After drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years following the events of Alien, Ripley (a returning Weaver, giving a Best Actress Oscar-nominated performance) returns to Earth, where her tale of the Nostromo’s monstrous fate is met with skepticism. She agrees to accompany a team of Marines back to LV-426, home of a colony of xenomorphs — and this time, it’s war. Two more films from the franchise air on FXM after this, and while these can’t be considered “classics” on par with the originals, they are entertaining: Alien: Resurrection (1997), the fourth film in the original story’s series, featuring Weaver and Winona Ryder; and Alien: Covenant (2017), director Scott’s second film in the Alien prequel series, led by Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Cartoon Network, 6pm; TBS, 8pm

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and other cast members from all eight Harry Potter movies reunite to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

Collector’s Call: “Charlie’s Angels”
MeTV, 6:30pm

Jack Condon loves Charlie’s Angels so much, he even cowrote a book on the 1970s hit TV show. In this episode of Collector’s Call, Jack will share his knowledge, as well as his favorite items from his Guinness World Record-holding collection, including a Charlie’s Angels-themed van, modeled after a popular ’70s toy kit. General appraiser and expert Kate Martin will appraise these angelic treasures and will entice Jack to trade one of his beloved items for two pieces of Angels memorabilia he just may not resist.

American Song Contest: “The Qualifiers Part 3”
NBC, 7pm

In a repeat of last Monday’s episode of the competition series, 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.

Killing Eve
BBC America, 8pm
Series Finale!

The endgame has arrived for spy Eve (Sandra Oh) and assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), as the devilishly fun drama wraps up with the series finale episodes “Making Dead Things Look Nice” and “Hello, Losers.”

The Equalizer: “Pulse”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Pulse,” McCall (Queen Latifah) receives a desperate plea for help from her former CIA trainee that leads her into a confrontation with Mason Quinn (guest star Chris Vance), the most dangerous enemy from her past.

Riverdale: “Chapter One Hundred and Four: The Serpent Queen’s Gambit”
The CW, 8pm

After suspecting that Percival (guest star Chris O’Shea) is about to make a big play, Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) warn their friends about his potential threat to the town. Meanwhile, Toni (Vanessa Morgan) also finds herself a target after Percival announces his plans to rid the town of gangs, including the Serpents. Finally, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) makes her move against Archie, Betty and Jughead.

The Simpsons: “The Sound of Bleeding Gums”
FOX, 8pm

Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) meets the son of the late musician Bleeding Gums Murphy and attempts to improve his life in the new episode “The Sound of Bleeding Gums.”

Call the Midwife
PBS, 8pm

A heat wave descends over Poplar, and Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) struggles. Meanwhile, an angel comes in the form of Fred (Cliff Parisi), who has a sneaky plan, and while Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) continues to search for a new job, Lucille (Leonie Elliott) comes to terms with unexpected news.

Before the 90 Days
TLC, 8pm
Season Finale!

Host Shaun Robinson takes a deep dive with the cast into the details of their most intense and personal moments this season.

The Great North: “Dead Moon Walking Adventure”
FOX, 8:30pm

Moon (voice of Aparna Nancherla) incurs Debbie’s (guest voice of Patti Harrison) wrath after seeing something he shouldn’t have in the new episode “Dead Moon Walking Adventure.”

CMT Music Awards Nomination Special
CMT, 9pm

As part of its first ever CMT Music Awards Week, CMT airs this half-hour celebration featuring a star-packed list of nominees for this year’s CMT Music Awards, which will be broadcast tomorrow night live on CBS. In this special, hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Carissa Culiner, Carrie Underwood sits down for a new interview; Kane Brown and Thomas Rhett reflect on their nominated videos; and actor Anthony Mackie shares his excitement about cohosting tomorrow’s festivities.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “Perception”
CBS, 9pm

Rountree (Caleb Castille) and his younger sister, Jordyn (guest star Ava McCoy), are pulled over by police and treated harshly in a clear case of racial profiling in the new episode “Perception.”

From: “Broken Windows, Open Doors”
EPIX, 9pm

In the wake of another death, Boyd (Harold Perrineau) questions his decision to leave, even as the mystery of his wife’s death is finally revealed; Kenny (Ricky He) steps up and embraces his new role; Jim (Eion Bailey) rallies the town around his idea to build a radio tower; and Fatima (Pegah Ghafoori) urges Ellis (Corteon Moore) to make amends with his father before it is too late.

Bob’s Burgers: “The Spider House Rules”
FOX, 9pm

Louise (voice of Kristen Schaal) befriends a spider and makes it her pet in the new episode “The Spider House Rules.”

Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

Goldy (Nikki DeLoach) is a spirited single mom who’s thrust into the role of town sleuth to help solve a friend’s mysterious death. With the clock ticking to find the culprit, Goldy strikes up an unlikely partnership with Detective Tom Schultz (Andrew Walker), who leans into Goldy’s local knowledge. As their relationship shows signs of becoming something more, the suspect list grows. Will Goldy narrow in on the killer before the killer narrows in on her?

Building Roots
HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

Beautiful and innovative home renos inspired by stunning natural surroundings will get a spotlight in this new series starring husband and wife duo Ben and Cristi Dozier. The couple will build, design and renovate properties in their dreamy hometown of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. During the series, Ben and Cristi will produce one-of-a-kind, highly personalized work that always exceeds their clients’ expectations.

Evil Lives Here
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Season Finale!

In the true-crime docuseries’ Season 11 finale, “Divorce? Never. Murder? Maybe.,” Vernon Jensen is so afraid of his wife’s violent temper that he decides to divorce her.

Sanditon
PBS, 9pm

Tension mounts for Charlotte (Rose Williams) when Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) and Col. Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) finally reunite at Lady Denham’s (Anne Reid) annual garden party; Georgiana (Crystal Clarke) learns a vital piece of information about her inheritance; Alison’s (Rosie Graham) much-desired proposal nearly ends in tragedy; and Edward (Jack Fox) attempts to exploit Clara’s (Lily Sacofsky) predicament for his own ends as the army’s true colors are revealed.

Billions
Showtime, 9pm
Season Finale!

The high-stakes war for wealth between Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) comes to a head as Season 6 of the drama series concludes with “Cold Storage.”

Unsung: “Das EFX”
TV One, 9pm

Hip-hop duo Das EFX (comprised of emcees Andre Weston, aka Dray, and William “Willie” Hines, aka Skoob) gained popularity in the early 1990s with their animated flow that birthed a new sound called the “iggedy flow.” Look back at how, with hits like “They Want EFX” and “Mic Checka,” Das EFX secured platinum success and a career that has spanned three decades.

61st Street
AMC, 10pm; also streams on AMC+ & ALLBLK
New Series!

This propulsive crime/legal drama delves into the dark heart of Chicago’s infamously corrupt criminal justice system. Moses Johnson (Tosin Cole), a promising Black high school athlete, gets swept up into that system when he is arrested as a supposed gang member. He and his lawyer, Franklin Roberts (Courtney B. Vance), find themselves in the eye of the storm as police and prosecutors seek revenge for the death of an officer during a drug bust gone wrong, and the case threatens to unravel the police department’s notorious code of silence.

Transplant: “Roads”
NBC, 10pm

Bash (Hamza Haq) helps his undocumented friend seek asylum and treats a couple from India reconciling with their desire to return home; Theo (Jim Watson) and his medical student, Jake (Atticus Mitchell), treat a teenage boy with an eating disorder; and Dr. Bishop (John Hannah) and Claire (Torri Higginson) adjust to new hurdles in their relationship.

Before We Die
PBS, 10pm

Bianca (Issy Knopfler) does not believe Davor’s (Toni Gojanovic) explanation that Stefan (Petar Cvirn) has gone back to Croatia and makes a proposition to Christian (Patrick Gibson). Hopelessly tangled up in the undercover police investigation, Christian opts to take a trip with Davor that will reveal everything he needs to know about “Operation Krajina.”

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
Showtime, 10pm
Season Finale!

Season 1 of this anthology drama, which depicts the roller-coaster ride of upstart transportation company Uber, wraps up with “Same Last Name.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Uma Thurman star.

Uncensored: “CeeLo”
TV One, 10pm

The autobiographical series turns its spotlight on Thomas DeCarlo Callaway — better known as CeeLo Green, the popular rapper and record producer. Follow CeeLo’s rise to success through his own firsthand account.

Monday, April 11

Balthazar
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!

Season 4 of the French mystery series picks up seven months after the tragic events at the end of Season 3, and everything has changed for Paris forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley). His police officer partner, friend and soul mate, Hélène Bach, is gone; his wife, Maya (Leslie Medina), is in prison awaiting trial; and Balthazar is partying harder than ever. It all topples over when Captain Camille Costes (Constance Labbé), a whirlwind of undiluted energy, steps in to replace Hélène and forces Balthazar to face his demons. All eight episodes are available today.

American Idol: “Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #2”
ABC, 8pm

The show waves aloha to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, wrapping up two nights of incredible Top 24 performances. Pop star Bebe Rexha mentors Idol hopefuls as they belt out unforgettable tunes in hopes of making it through to the next round. Audiences at home will cast their votes, keeping the dream alive for the remaining Top 20.

2022 CMT Music Awards
CBS, 8pm Live (tape-delayed Pacific Time); also streams live and on demand on Paramount+; Red-carpet special 7pm Live on CMT

Country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show returns, with this year’s ceremony taking place at Nashville’s historic Municipal Auditorium. This is the CMT Music Awards’ inaugural airing on a broadcast network, after previously having been broadcast over its 40-plus-year history on CMT and, before that, the now-defunct TNN. Country star Kelsea Ballerini, who has three nominations this year, and actor Anthony Mackie will cohost the awards. Among the evening’s notable performers will be the Judds; the legendary mother-daughter duo of Naomi and Wynonna Judd are reuniting for the first time in more than two decades on a nationally televised award show stage tonight, with their performance introduced by Kacey Musgraves. The awards are preceded by a live red-carpet special airing on CMT.

All American: “Changes”
The CW, 8pm

Spencer (Daniel Ezra) continues to try and prove himself during practices — which seems to go unnoticed — but when a fellow GAU athlete offers to help him form a different plan to get back on the field, he considers it. Coop (Bre-Z) begins a new job at a nursing home and gets some sage advice from an elderly woman. Olivia (Samantha Logan) is frustrated with her living situation, but also finds some inspiration for her next article.

9-1-1: “Fear-o-Phobia”
FOX, 8pm

The 118 race to save people who’ve gotten into a bind while confronting their fears in the new episode “Fear-o-Phobia.”

American Song Contest: “The Live Qualifiers Part 4”
NBC, 8pm Live

The live qualifiers continue, with three artists from Week 3 revealed as advancing to the semifinals and 11 artists from across the country performing original music to earn the country’s vote for best hit song. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson host.

Antiques Roadshow: “Grounds for Sculpture, Hour 1”
PBS, 8pm

Roadshow reveals remarkable appraisals at the Grounds for Sculpture park and museum in Hamilton, New Jersey, including a Chinese imperial celadon charger, a 1968 Yellow Submarine animation cel and a Harry Bertoia sonambient sculpture. Find out which appraisal is a shocking $80,000-$120,000.

Star of the Month: Errol Flynn
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Legendary screen swashbuckler Errol Flynn is in action again with a nine-film Star of the Month lineup on Turner Classic Movies beginning tonight and continuing through tomorrow morning. While a number of the titles are in the action/adventure genre with which Flynn is most associated, there are also a few that show his dramatic and comedic range. The first five films are based on history and/or literature, starting with The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), which re-teams Flynn with some frequent collaborators, costar Olivia de Havilland and director Michael Curtiz. That is followed by The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), a historical drama costarring Bette Davis and also directed by Curtiz; The Prince and the Pauper (1937), based on Mark Twain’s novel; The Master of Ballantrae (1953), an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel; and The Warriors (1955, aka The Dark Avenger). Following those, beginning early tomorrow morning, are some interesting titles from Flynn’s early Hollywood career: the drama Another Dawn (1937); Green Light (1937), Flynn’s first non-action leading role in an American film; The Case of the Curious Bride (1935), a Perry Mason (played by Warren William) mystery featuring Flynn in a small, non-speaking role, and the first of his 12 films with Curtiz; and Don’t Bet on Blondes (1935), a romantic comedy also led by William and featuring Flynn in a supporting role.

9-1-1: Lone Star: “Riddle of the Sphynx”
FOX, 9pm

The members of the 126 race to find and rescue a mystery victim who’s been in a car crash in the new episode “Riddle of the Sphynx.”

Bake or Break
Food Network, 10pm
New Series!

Award-winning pastry chef Stephanie Boswell shares her years of experience and expertise with failing bakery owners to help save real struggling businesses. In each of the four hourlong episodes, Stephanie and her team focus on one crashing bakery and figure out how to completely make over their business. To stop these pastry shops from bleeding money, she must freshen up stale recipes and revamp dingy storefronts, along with HGTV designers Lauren Makk and Breegan Jane, to get customers back in the door.

I Was There: “Challenger Disaster”
History, 10pm

On Jan. 28, 1986, 2.5 million schoolchildren watched live as the Challenger space shuttle exploded in the sky, claiming the lives of all seven crew members, among them Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. Host Theo E.J. Wilson travels back to look inside the red flags raised in the days before liftoff and the multiple chances to stop the ill-fated launch, moments that raise the question of why Challenger ever took off.

The Endgame: “Sleepover”
NBC, 10pm

As a rogue assassin hunts Elena (Morena Baccarin), Sergey (Costa Ronin) and Owen (Kamal Angelo Bolden) grapple with a threat that can unravel their whole plan.

Tuesday, April 12

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
BritBox
New Series!

BritBox, the BBC and ITV’s streaming service offering top British television content to U.S. and Canadian audiences, recently announced an extension of its production partnership with Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the literary and media rights of the famed mystery writer, and British production company Mammoth Screen for three more adaptations of Christie’s works. Each new adaptation will be steered by the voice of a distinctive director, writer or auteur to bring an entirely new perspective and style to the author’s tales. One of these projects debuts today and represents BritBox’s largest investment to date: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, which is based on Christie’s 1934 novel. The series is written, directed and executive produced by noted actor Hugh Laurie, who also plays a smaller role as Dr. Nicholson, director of a sanatorium. It follows amiable Bobby Jones (Will Poulter) and his whip-smart friend, socialite Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent (Lucy Boynton). On the hunt for a lost golf ball, Jones discovers a dying man lying at the foot of a cliff, apparently the victim of an accidental fall. With his last breath, the man utters the cryptic question of the series’ title. As Bobby and Frankie resolve to honor his memory by playing amateur sleuths with the mission of deciphering, and then answering, his final query, their quest leads them into a dark conspiracy of deceit, betrayal and murder. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is filled with witty dialogue, especially from the female characters. Laurie admits that “Frankie Derwent … was my first ever crush. I wanted to be Bobby Jones, but only to allow me to spend time with Frankie Derwent because I found her absolutely intoxicating, because she’s quick and funny and bold and ready to take a chance.” — Jeff Pfeiffer

Curse of the Demon
MOVIES!, 4:10pm
Catch a Classic!

Originally titled Night of the Demon in its British release, this 1957 supernatural/psychological thriller was helmed by Jacques Tourneur, a director who was a master at creating the type of moody, atmospheric horror that is on display here in one of his finest works. Based on M.R. James’ short story “Casting the Runes,” the film stars Dana Andrews as an American psychologist who travels to England to investigate a satanic cult suspected in some deaths. The doctor’s skepticism about the existence of supernatural evil is put to the test when he finds himself targeted by a curse put upon him by the cult’s leader (a terrific Niall MacGinnis). Although a special-effects-created demon was forcibly inserted into a few shots against Tourneur’s wishes, it doesn’t detract too much from the intensifying horror that viewers feel, along with the hero, as he races to stop the curse before its deadline arrives.

NHL Hockey
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live

Cam Atkinson leads the Philadelphia Flyers against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in D.C., followed by Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning in Dallas to skate against Joe Pavelski and the Stars.

CMT Campfire Sessions: “Little Big Town”
CMT, 8pm

Ahead of CMT Campfire Sessions’ return for Season 2 this summer, this special episode finds musical group Little Big Town in the show’s intimate, fireside setting and helping celebrate the summer’s upcoming slate of jam sessions.

The Resident: “Ride or Die”
FOX, 8pm

In the new episode “Ride or Die,” the ER is sent into chaos when a street racing accident results in multiple severe injuries.

Young Rock: “What Business?”
NBC, 8pm

A new episode of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s semiautobiographical sitcom premieres tonight.

Finding Your Roots
PBS, 8pm
New Episodes!

Season 8 returns for its final two new episodes beginning tonight with “Watchmen.” Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. guides Damon Lindelof, the Emmy-winning creator/showrunner of the 2019 HBO series Watchmen, and Regina King, the Emmy-winning star of that series, through their family trees, and the two discover they have more in common than meets the eye.

Mr. Mayor: “Sister Cities”
NBC, 8:30pm

Neil (Ted Danson) can’t wait to show off his deal-making skills with the visiting mayors of L.A.’s sister cities, but chaos ensues when he mistakes a group of film extras for the real mayors. Meanwhile, Mikaela (Vella Lovell), with Arpi’s (Holly Hunter) encouragement, decides to finally ask out James (Yedoye Travis).

Name That Tune: “The Good, the Shag, and the 90210 Icons”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “The Good, the Shag, and the 90210 Icons,” celebrity contestants Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Shaggy and Kim Fields play the musical guessing game for charity.

Unsellable Houses
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Top-selling real estate agents and twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis return to assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their less-than-perfect homes in the new season of Unsellable Houses. Lyndsay, an expert in home renovation, design and staging, and Leslie, an expert in budget and negotiations, work together to turn homes in the Pacific Northwest from drab to fab, doing whatever it takes to make the sale in record time.

This Is Us: “Katoby”
NBC, 9pm

Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) relationship evolves over a few years.

Rise of the Nazis: Dictators at War
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The three-part second season of Rise of the Nazis focuses on the World War II battles on Europe’s Eastern Front. In the season premiere, “Barbarossa,” at the peak of his powers, Germany’s Adolf Hitler faces an equally ruthless dictator in the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin. Hitler tries to deceive the Russian leader with a plan to invade Britain while secretly preparing an attack on the USSR. But Stalin has a spy in Hitler’s HQ, and with Germany facing defeat on the Eastern Front, resistance builds as Hitler pushes his country toward untold destruction.

To Tell the Truth
ABC, 10pm

Amanda Seales, Kevin Nealon and Jaleel White make up the celebrity panel. This week’s panel steps it up! Panelists include an Irish step dancer, exorcist, record-holding bird watcher, first pitch thrower at 24 stadiums and famous children’s book author.

The Thing About Pam
NBC, 10pm
Series Finale!

The limited-series drama based on the true case of the murder of Betsy Faria (Katy Mixon) in 2011 comes to its conclusion. Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, in her broadcast TV debut, leads the cast as Pam Hupp, a woman deeply involved in the diabolical scheme behind the murder that initially resulted in the wrongful conviction of Betsy’s husband, Russ (Glenn Fleshler).

Wednesday, April 13

High Design
discovery+
New Series!

HGTV alum, interior designer and self-proclaimed cannabis connoisseur Kim Myles hosts this series that follows Myles as she transforms marijuana dispensaries from California to Maine that are in need of major makeovers. She also explores cannabis in all its shapes and sizes on field trips to learn how to make cannabis soaps, lotions, sodas, food items and more.

Ice Age: Scrat Tales
Disney+
New Series!

This series of six animated shorts that are spun off from the hit Ice Age animated film franchise star Scrat (voice of Chris Wedge), the hapless saber-toothed squirrel from those movies. Scrat is now experiencing the ups and downs of fatherhood as he and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat (Kari Wahlgren) alternately bond with each other and battle for ownership of the highly treasured acorn over the course of these six adventures.

Almost Happy
Netflix
Season Premiere!

The Argentinian comedy returns for Season 2. The show chronicles the personal and professional life of radio host Sebastián Wainraich, who writes the series and plays a fictionalized version of himself.

Our Great National Parks
Netflix
New Series!

Barack Obama narrates this five-part series from the executive producer of Blue Planet II that discovers and celebrates the power of our planet’s most iconic national parks and wild spaces. The series spans five continents, with each episode telling the story of a national park through the lives of its wildest residents and exploring our changing relationship with wilderness.

NHL Hockey
TNT, beginning at 7pm Live

TNT’s Wednesday night NHL doubleheader has the N.Y. Rangers at the Philadelphia Flyers and the L.A. Kings at the Colorado Avalanche.

The Goldbergs: “School-ercise”
ABC, 8pm

When Beverly steps in for the PE coach at William Penn Academy, Adam reluctantly takes her Jazzercise class. He is surprised to find enjoyment in it, until Beverly suffers an embarrassing incident — causing Adam the ultimate humiliation. Brea steps in to show Adam his mother’s good intentions and he ultimately comes to her defense. Meanwhile, Barry and Geoff find themselves both up for the same medical internship — causing conflict in their budding friendship.

Music’s Greatest Mysteries: “Runaways, Superfreaks and Ghosts”
AXS TV, 8pm

The musical enigmas explored in this new episode are Annie Lennox’s paranormal encounter; Rick James’ unlikely journey to superstardom; and how Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” potentially saved lives.

CMT Storytellers
CMT, 8pm
New Series!

Following its lengthy run on VH1, the Storytellers franchise is being revised for CMT in this new series that gives fans a front row seat with behind-the-scenes access to their favorite artists and music. The hourlong installments showcase country superstars as they perform and share never-before-heard stories. CMT Storytellers kicks off tonight with Brooks & Dunn.

The Flash: “Resurrection”
The CW, 8pm

Barry (Grant Gustin) and Chester (Brandon McKnight) may have found a way to stop the “Black Flame” from hurting anyone else; but meanwhile, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) decides to handle a situation on her own, possibly putting more innocent lives in danger.

Moonshiners: American Spirit
Discovery Channel, 8pm
New Series!

In each episode of this spinoff series, Moonshiners’ Tim and Howard travel the United States to rediscover legendary liquors forgotten in modern times. Unearthing dusty bottles and hidden recipes, they’ll rebuild ancient pot stills with fellow Moonshiner Tickle to re-create secret mash bills in a bold attempt to taste American spirits otherwise lost to history.

The Masked Singer: “The Double Mask Off — Round 2 Finals”
FOX, 8pm

The three remaining singers from Round 2 compete for a spot in the finale. Call Me Kat’s Leslie Jordan joins as a guest panelist in the new episode “The Double Mask Off — Round 2 Finals.”

Chicago Med: “Judge Not, for You Will Be Judged”
NBC, 8pm

Archer (Steven Weber) and Hannah (Jessy Schram) clash over a patient with close ties to Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson); after a patient is shot during a home invasion, Dylan (Guy Lockard) and Crockett (Dominic Rains) help with the investigation; and Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) and Will (Nick Gehlfuss) work to protect a patient who is in the country illegally.

Nature: “American Arctic”
PBS, 8pm

Vast, wild and untouched, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is where some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles unfold. Situated in the northeast corner of Alaska, this refuge has long protected survivors of the Ice Age that still roam a frozen wilderness. But this once remote and frozen fortress is on the brink of change, and for the caribou, musk oxen, polar bears and Arctic foxes, the Ice Age is slipping away.

Special Theme: Addiction and Recovery
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Tonight’s lineup of films that demonstrate how Hollywood has tackled the subject of addiction to alcohol and other substances, and recovery from those addictions, over the decades features a mix of relatively modern movies with some older ones. A number of them are making their Turner Classic Movies debuts, including the first film, Clean and Sober (1988). Michael Keaton, previously known for his comedic roles, made an effective departure into drama here as a real estate agent struggling to recover from a self-destructive addiction to cocaine. Kathy Baker and Morgan Freeman also star. Tonight’s next film is another 1988 drama making its network premiere: Bright Lights, Big City. Michael J. Fox plays a disillusioned young New York City writer whose life begins falling apart when he turns to drugs and drinking to block out memories of his dead mother and estranged wife. His efforts to turn things around are not helped by his hard-partying friend (Kiefer Sutherland). Next, Nicolas Cage delivers a Best Actor Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) as a Hollywood screenwriter who has lost everything due to his alcoholism. He arrives in Vegas with plans to drink himself to death, and there he meets and forms an uneasy friendship with a prostitute (Best Actress Oscar nominee Elisabeth Shue). Next up is another TCM premiere title: Barfly (1987), a semiautobiography of poet/author Charles Bukowski with a screenplay written by Bukowski himself. Mickey Rourke plays Bukowski stand-in character Henry Chinaski, who frequents a bar with other hard-drinking and down-and-out patrons. Faye Dunaway costars as a fellow alcoholic. The lineup concludes early tomorrow morning with Days of Wine and Roses (1962), with Best Actor and Actress Oscar nominees Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as a pair who meet and fall into a downward spiral of alcoholism, and the original version of A Star Is Born (1937), with Best Actor Oscar nominee Fredric March as another character tragically affected by compulsive drinking.

The Wonder Years: “Love & War”
ABC, 8:30pm

Bruce returns home from Vietnam, and the family is shocked to find out he is dating an older woman with an 8-year-old son with whom he is eager to start his life. When they learn more about Bruce’s latest deployment, they begin to understand his survivors’ guilt and come together to support him.

The Conners: “Big Negotiations and Broken Expectations”
ABC, 9pm

Dan enlists the help of a few good friends for the funeral home remodel after Louise points out that Dan’s generosity with his time seems to benefit everyone but her, and Robin and Darlene take a big career risk that may not pay off the way they expect.

Domino Masters: “Playoffs: Vegas Night”
FOX, 9pm

The new episode “Playoffs: Vegas Night” has four teams of domino enthusiasts competing in the final night of the playoffs featuring a Las Vegas-themed tournament.

Chicago Fire: “What’s Inside You”
NBC, 9pm

Firehouse 51 must band together when one of their own is taken hostage.

Home Economics: “Animatronic Gorilla, $2,200”
ABC, 9:30pm

As Tom struggles to finish his book before his 40th birthday, his dad, Marshall (guest star Phil Reeves), hijacks his writing seminar. Meanwhile, Denise convinces Marina that she needs to do something special for Tom’s 40th and talks her into doing boudoir photos. In addition, Sarah and Denise go overboard to impress a potential sperm donor.

A Million Little Things: “Fingers Crossed”
ABC, 10pm

The gang gathers for a fun and festive game night as a means to distract Gary from dwelling on a heavy situation.

Chicago P.D.: “New Guard”
NBC, 10pm

Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) takes a new recruit under his wing during an investigation. The dynamics are challenging, however, and questions arise over the recruit’s complicated past.

PBS NewsHour: “Searching for Justice: Life After Lockup”
PBS, 10pm

This special follows four individuals and the challenges they face after incarceration, from reconnecting with family, to finding work and housing, to staying out of prison or jail.

The Green Room With Nadia Brown: “A Secretary of Arts & Culture”
Ovation, 11pm

How do we define and preserve American culture? This episode delves into the importance of having a secretary of arts and culture, and ponders the question of why the United States has never appointed one. Host Nadia Brown talks with stage directors Rachel Chavkin and Jenny Koons, whose viral open letter to the president imploring for a cabinet-level position in support of the arts garnered tens of thousands of signatures nationwide.

Thursday, April 14

The Garcias
HBO Max
New Series!

This reboot of/sequel to The Brothers Garcia, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2000-04 and was the first English-language sitcom to have an all Latino cast and creative team, follows suit with its cast and creative talent. The comedy chronicles an American family from San Antonio who are gathered for a summer vacation at their fancy beach house in Mexico. Six actors in this new series are reprising their roles from The Brothers Garcia: Ada Maris, Carlos Lacamara, Alvin Alvarez, Jeffrey Licon, Bobby Gonzalez and Vaneza Pitynski. All 10 episodes are available today.

Deceit
Topic
New Miniseries!

Based on a true story, this four-part U.K. crime thriller follows Lizzie James (Niamh Algar), a detective employed to obtain evidence against Collin Stagg (Sion Daniel Young), the prime suspect in the brutal murder of Rachel Nickell, which occurred in broad daylight in London’s Wimbledon Common. The case went on to become one of the most infamous entrapment cases in British law enforcement history.

Ultraman
Netflix
Season Premiere!

The Japanese series that reimagines the classic hero returns for Season 2.

Killing It
Peacock
New Series!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cocreator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici re-team as showrunners, writers and executive producers of this 10-episode half-hour comedy led by Craig Robinson. Set in the bizarre world of snake hunting, the series is about class, capitalism and one man who will do anything to achieve the American dream — even compete in a state-sponsored python hunt. “We wanted Killing It to explore America’s quasi-religious obsession with entrepreneurship and wealth,” Goor and Del Tredici said, “and we also wanted it to be funny. Really, really funny. Plus, we wanted it to have big snakes.”

Young Sheldon: “Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli”
CBS, 8pm

Sheldon (Iain Armitage) copes with the death of a hero in the new episode “Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli.”

CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends
CMT, 8pm

This all-female concert event celebrates Grammy-winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes’ 25th anniversary in the business and recognizes the path she blazed forward for women in all genres. Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce and Mickey Guyton join the celebration with renditions of Rimes’ classic hits and new music.

Walker: “No Such Thing as Fair Play”
The CW, 8pm

In this episode directed by Jensen Ackles, Cordell (Jared Padalecki) and the Walker family carry on with a day at the Rangers fair, but it’s not all fun and games when Cassie (Ashley Reyes) runs into familiar faces from her past. Meanwhile, Abeline (Molly Hagan) attempts to clear the air with Geri (Odette Annable), and Colton (guest star Jalen Thomas Brooks) tries a new approach with Stella (Violet Brinson). Also features a special appearance by the band Kansas.

NHL Hockey: Minnesota at Dallas
ESPN, 8pm Live

Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild face off against Joe Pavelski and the Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

MasterChef Junior Edition: “Daphne’s Baby Shower”
FOX, 8pm

To celebrate the approaching birth of her baby, judge Daphne Oz challenges the remaining 12 young chefs to divide into two teams and create the ultimate savory and sweet balanced meal in the new episode “Daphne’s Baby Shower.”

Law & Order: “Wicked Game”
NBC, 8pm

When a young man is found dead of an apparent overdose, Dixon (Camryn Manheim) fiercely pursues a homicide investigation as an old unsolved case comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile, Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) risk putting a witness in harm’s way to expose their suspect and reveal the monster underneath.

This Old House: “West Roxbury: Focus on Finishes”
PBS, 8pm

As work continues on the 1890s Victorian home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a quartz countertop and hidden receptacles are installed in the new modern kitchen, while original crown molding is matched in the dining room. Then, it’s time to hang the interior doors, and hardware installation marks the beginning of the finishing details.

TCM Spotlight: It’s About Time
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

There’s no time like the present to check out another lineup airing as part of Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night celebration of memorable time-travel movies. First up is The Time Machine, the classic 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ influential 1895 sci-fi novella. Rod Taylor stars as Victorian-era inventor “H. George Wells,” who constructs the titular device that propels him into a distant future where humanity has evolved into two species: the childlike, surface-dwelling Eloi, and the subterranean Morlocks, who feed on the Eloi. Wells appears, in a fictionalized version, as a main character in the next film, the terrific Time After Time (1979). It’s a fanciful tale in which the author (Malcolm McDowell) uses an actual time machine to travel from 1893 London to late 1970s San Francisco in pursuit of serial killer Jack the Ripper (David Warner). Mary Steenburgen costars, making her second feature film appearance. Following that is As the Earth Turns, a recently rediscovered 1938 avant-garde silent sci-fi film about efforts to stop a potentially planet-destroying future war. Heading into late-night, the lineup next features Time Bandits (1981), director Terry Gilliam’s fun and imaginative fantasy adventure that he cowrote with fellow Monty Python alum Michael Palin. The lineup finishes with Things to Come (1936), based on Wells’ 1933 novel The Shape of Things to Come and with a screenplay adapted by the author himself; and La Jetée (1962), a French sci-fi short film about a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel.

United States of Al: “Divorce/Talaq”
CBS, 8:30pm

Riley and Vanessa (Parker Young and Kelli Goss) decide to officially file for divorce, but the process stirs up old feelings in the new episode “Divorce/Talaq.”

Call Me Kat: “Call Me Tiny Boo-Boo”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “Call Me Tiny Boo-Boo,” Kat (Mayim Bialik) has to deal with the consequences of her past actions and make a big decision about her relationship.

Fix My Flip: “Slow Pace in Pasadena”
HGTV, 9pm

Novice flippers thought they struck gold with a three-house compound, but 12 months of work have left them with little result. Page Turner wants to help restore everything to its historic glory, but this pair is fixed on their original plan, no matter the cost.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Eighteen Wheels a Predator”
NBC, 9pm

Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Fin (Ice-T) investigate an assault in Kentucky that has striking similarities to a victim found in Central Park, while Benson (Mariska Hargitay) receives intel that turns the case upside down.

20/20 on OWN: “The Death of a Playmate: The Dorothy Stratten Story”
OWN, 9pm

This two-part special, airing back-to-back, looks at the life and career of actress and Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten, who was shot and killed in August 1980 when she was just 20.

How We Roll: “The Hustle”
CBS, 9:30pm

Looking for ways to make extra cash, Tom (Pete Holmes) considers selling his prized baseball card collection in the new episode “The Hustle.”

Welcome to Flatch: “That Old Flatch Magic”
FOX, 9:30pm

Kelly (Holmes) inspires Dylan (Kyle Selig) to return to his passion for magic with a visit to Flatch’s new magic and vape shop, Smokus Pocus, in the new episode “That Old Flatch Magic.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Change the Game”
NBC, 10pm

The task force makes a critical arrest in the case against the Brotherhood.

Friday, April 15

It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown
Apple TV+

This all-new animated Peanuts special airs in celebration of Earth Day. It follows Sally’s bond with a special little flower on the baseball field that may spell disaster for the big game. For Charlie Brown and the team, it’s just the inspiration they need to make a positive impact on their environment. Ben Folds created an original song for the special.

Roar
Apple TV+
New Series!

This eight-episode, female-driven anthology series is based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern. Nicole Kidman, who is also an executive producer, is part of an all-star cast that includes Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin. The show depicts what it is like to be a woman today, featuring a blend of magical realism, domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic worlds. The ordinary, resilient women face dilemmas that are familiar yet unique. How they emerge from their respective journeys speaks to the strength within themselves, and within all women. All episodes are available today.

Stillwater: “One Drop Makes an Ocean”
Apple TV+

In this special episode of the animated Stillwater kids series airing in celebration of Earth Day, Stillwater the panda shows the kids his worm farm and other things he does to live green, which inspires them to come up with more ways to help the Earth.

Handcrafted Hotels
Magnolia Network on discovery+
New Series!

This series follows hoteliers in cities and towns across the country that uniquely capture the nostalgia, charm and character of their new hometowns. This season, hotelier Ben Weprin and his team of artists, craftspeople and designers with Graduate Hotels create custom stays that celebrate the university spirit and provide guests with a one-of-a-kind experience.

Choose or Die
Netflix
Original Film!

Tempted by a chance to win unclaimed prize money, two friends reboot a mysterious 1980s video game and step into a surreal world of next-level terror. Iola Evans and Asa Butterfield (Sex Education) star.

Anatomy of a Scandal
Netflix
New Series!

Based on Sarah Vaughn’s bestseller, the six-episode first season of this anthology series from creators/writers David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards) is a psychological thriller/courtroom drama about a sexual consent scandal among British elites and the women caught up in its wake. A minister in Parliament, James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) lives in a blissful world with his wife, Sophie (Sienna Miller), and family — until a scandalous secret comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft’s (Michelle Dockery) prosecution threatens to tear into the government, the Whitehouse marriage and her own personal esteem.

Outer Range
Prime Video
New Series!

Josh Brolin leads this mind-bending eight-part Western series, a family saga with hints of humor and the supernatural that kind of sounds like Yellowstone-meets-The Twilight Zone. Brolin plays a Wyoming rancher who, while fighting for his land and family, also discovers an unfathomable mystery when an enigmatic black void appears at the edge of his west pasture. Imogen Poots, Lili Taylor and Will Patton costar. Two new episodes are available Fridays beginning today.

Verdict
Prime Video
Original Film!

Camila Morgado leads this Brazilian crime drama as Heloísa, a renowned criminal lawyer who believes that everyone has the right to a defense, no matter how heinous the crime they’re accused of is. She has a deep understanding of the complexity of the prison system and the Brazilian justice system, where so many are abandoned without proper assistance. But when a crime shocks the country and the killer asks Heloísa to be her lawyer, she finds herself in the middle of a trap that involves the leader of the largest criminal faction of Brazil and mysterious people who want him dead. While on this dangerous journey, Heloísa must also deal with a childhood trauma buried in her memory, which could reveal a painful secret about her own family’s crimes.

Swimming With Sharks
The Roku Channel
New Series!

Diane Kruger and Kiernan Shipka headline this drama about the dark side of the Hollywood studio system. When Lou Simms (Shipka) starts her internship at Fountain Pictures, she seems like a naive newcomer to Tinseltown, awestruck by the studio’s notorious CEO, Joyce Holt (Kruger). In truth, Lou has done extensive research on Joyce, and landing this internship was no happy accident. As Lou’s obsession grows, she will do anything to get close to her idol. All six half-hour episodes are available today.

The Cellar
Shudder
Original Film!

When Keira Woods’ (Elisha Cuthbert) daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house, she soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever. Eoin Macken also stars.

Taskmaster
Taskmaster SuperMax+
Season Premiere!

The cult hit British game show’s ninth season premieres for American audiences today on Taskmaster SuperMax+ (taskmastersupermaxplus.vhx.tv), the newly launched streaming site dedicated solely to this program (the site has pricing details and more info about how to watch). Greg Davies serves as host and Taskmaster, alongside assistant Alex Horne, and the two set out to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians through a series of strange and surreal challenges.

Baby Shark’s Big Show!: “The Seaweed Sway”
Nickelodeon, 12pm

In this episode of the hit animated preschool series, music star Cardi B lends her voice to the character of rap icon Sharki B. Baby Shark (voice of Kimiko Glenn) and William (Luke Youngblood) meet Sharki B and try to learn the dance craze she created. The episode also features voice appearances from Cardi B’s husband, Offset, as Offshark, and her daughter, Kulture, as Kulture Shark.

Come Dance With Me
CBS, 8pm; also streams live and on demand on Paramount+
New Series!

Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J created and executive produce this family dance competition. Talented young dancers from around the country, ages 9 to 15, invite one untrained family member or other influential adult to be their partner and strut their stuff for a chance at winning the grand prize of $100,000. Each week, the pairs learn and perform challenging routines with the aid of professional choreographers, hoping to continue in the competition by impressing the judges: dancers Dexter Mayfield, Jenna Dewan and Tricia Miranda. Grammy-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence hosts.

Killer Design
LMN, 8pm
Original Film!

Up-and-coming interior designer Jodi Shaw is taking on the biggest project of her career and could use a bit of help. Enter Wendy Richards, a bright young woman who just happens to save Jodi from disaster in a parking lot, a chance meeting that provides Jodi with the perfect candidate to hire as an assistant as a way to repay the favor. But the life-saving incident was far from random, and Wendy isn’t just a good Samaritan. Stars Jackée Harry, Sarah Armstrong, Chelsea Gilson, Dee Wallace and Paul Logan.

The Blacklist: “Helen Maghi”
NBC, 8pm

Red (James Spader) chases a lead that could shed light on both Liz’s death and Cooper’s (Harry Lennix) blackmailing. Meanwhile, the task force experiences a major shakeup when one of their own is taken into custody.

Play Ball — Night 2
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies’ two-night salute to memorable baseball movies concludes with a triple header this evening. Considering that it was 75 years ago today — on April 15, 1947 — when Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier by starting at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, it is fitting that this evening’s lineup begins with The Jackie Robinson Story. Robinson portrays himself in this 1950 biographical drama that chronicles his struggle toward his historic achievement. Next, Robert Redford stars as Roy Hobbs, a middle-aged unknown who comes seemingly from out of nowhere to become a legendary ballplayer with almost supernatural talent, in the 1984 drama/fantasy The Natural, often found at or near the top of the best baseball film lists. The evening concludes with another biopic of a beloved baseball player: the Best Picture Oscar-nominated The Pride of the Yankees (1942). Gary Cooper delivers a Best Actor Oscar-nominated performance as legendary New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, who died of ALS at age 37 only about a year before the film’s release.

Vacation House Rules
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray shows homeowners how to unlock their vacation property’s full rental potential. He offers tips on how to transform the most neglected and unlivable of spaces into showstopping pieces of paradise.

Great Performances: Now Hear This: “Florence Price and the American Migration”
PBS, 9pm

Host Scott Yoo follows the trail of Florence Price, one of America’s first recognized Black female composers and piano virtuosos, from Little Rock to Chicago and learns that West African music and European hymns inspired nearly all of American popular music.

Chamber Music Society Returns
PBS, 10pm
Series Finale!

In “Bringing Down the House,” the conclusion of this two-part look at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s return from shutdown, the CMS continues its new season with a host of pandemic-related challenges, including reuniting wind players, sending a large group of artists on tour and returning home to New York City in the midst of a COVID-19 resurgence.

The Ghost Town Terror
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Finale!

In the paranormal series’ first-season finale, “My Name Is Pain,” it’s a showdown between good and evil at Gunslinger Gulch when the team invites a priest to the ranch to expel the dark entity.

Saturday, April 16

Easter From King’s 2022
BritBox
U.S. Exclusive!

Celebrate Easter with readings and seasonal hymns performed by a world-famous choir from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge.

Homegrown
Magnolia Network, 11am
New Series!

Atlanta-based farmer Jamila Norman helps families transform outdoor spaces into beautiful and functional backyard farms. The series makes its linear cable premiere with two back-to-back half-hour episodes.

Growing Floret
Magnolia Network, 12pm
New Series!

This series, making its linear cable premiere today, follows Erin and Chris Benzakein, who have spent the last decade building their family-run business, Floret Farms, in the fertile Skagit River Valley of Washington state. Now, they are risking everything to add and rehabilitate 24 new acres and expand their business.

NHL Hockey: Minnesota at St. Louis
ABC, 3pm Live

Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild skate against Jordan Kyrou and the Blues in St. Louis for a Saturday NHL matinee on ABC.

Murdoch Mysteries: “Murdoch Knows Best”
Ovation, 7pm

After a man’s murder, Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) discover spy Terrence Meyers’ (Peter Keleghan) civilian life.

USFL Football: New Jersey at Birmingham
FOX & NBC, 7:30pm Live

The new USFL pro football league kicks off tonight on FOX and NBC with the New Jersey Generals at the Birmingham Stallions. The eight-team league has a 10-week regular season, followed by playoffs June 25 and the championship game July 3. Games air on NBC, FOX, FS1 or USA Network, with some streaming exclusively on Peacock.

Love, Classified
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Romance novelist Emilia (Melora Hardin) is a whirlwind who blows back into the lives of her adult children, Taylor (Katherine McNamara) and Zach (Max Lloyd-Jones), under the pretense of a book signing arranged by her hometown’s local book shop. As Emilia tries to reconnect, Taylor and Zach explore new and past relationships through an app that boasts old-fashioned human connection by way of the classified ad. Zach is given a chance to heal old wounds, while Taylor matches with a woman who changes the way she’s always thought about love.

Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

After single lawyer Chastity Jeffries (Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams) meets Xavier Collins (Antonio Cupo), he seems to be everything she is looking for in a partner — handsome, smart and a lawyer as well. As his affection turns to obsession, Chastity realizes that she has been swept up by Xavier’s passion and has abandoned her principles. When Xavier’s jealousy and wrath lead to suspicious actions and dangerous threats, Chastity confides in her mother Sarah (Tina Knowles-Lawson) and turns to her former childhood boyfriend Roger Thompkins (Romeo Miller). But in the end, it is Chastity who will have to fight to save herself.

Mash-Up Our Home: “California Cottage”
HGTV, 9pm

Three generations of a family are moving into one home, but while the elders are ready for something modern, the younger generation wants a vintage look. Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia create two separate wings as they find common ground for their shared spaces.

Ghost Hunters
Travel Channel, 9pm
New Series!

Streaming on discovery+ since January, this reboot of the influential paranormal series Ghost Hunters now makes its linear cable premiere. In 12 new hourlong episodes, the original members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) — Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, along with Shari DeBenedetti — reunite to revisit their most chilling cases and investigate disturbing new hauntings.

Life Under Renovation
HGTV, 11pm
New Series!

Five extraordinary families across the country take on the ambitious task of building their dream homes. Using self-shot footage, they capture the real-life experience of renovating, with all the struggles and successes that lead to breathtaking reveals.

Saturday Night Live: “Lizzo”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also live-streams on Peacock

Grammy winner Lizzo pulls double-duty tonight as she makes her SNL hosting debut and also performs as musical guest for the second time.

Night and the City
TCM, 12:30am (late-night); re-airs April 17 at 10am
Catch a Classic!

Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers lead this 1950 film noir favorite airing in this (late) evening’s Noir Alley programming block hosted by Eddie Muller. Widmark plays small-time hustler Harry Fabian, who is desperate to enter a life of luxury and puts together a wrestling scheme that he thinks will be his ticket to financial success. But, as usual, he is only fooling himself. Real-life pro wrestlers Stanislaus Zbyszko and Mike Mazurki also make appearances in the film, which was shot on location in London (the British version of the film runs about six minutes longer than the American one, which is what TCM is airing). Night and the City is worth staying up for, but if you can’t make it, TCM is re-airing the film tomorrow morning (all Noir Alley titles encore the Sunday mornings following their late Saturday night airings).