All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
Friday, April 22
Earth Day Takeover
BBC America, beginning at 6am
All day today (Earth Day), and most of tomorrow, enjoy some of the finest wildlife programming from the unparalleled natural history unit at the BBC. Starting early today, BBC America will air all 11 episodes of the classic 2006 Planet Earth series, followed by six of the seven episodes of the ocean-focused 2017 series Blue Planet II. This is followed, continuing into tomorrow, with a re-air of the first 10 Planet Earth episodes, then the six Blue Planet II episodes, before the natural history marathon concludes with five of the six episodes of 2013’s Planet Earth: Africa.
Colugo cuties are masters of the glide!
— Wonderstruck (@Wonderstruck) February 17, 2022
The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball
This five-part docuseries from Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) chronicles the inspiring, coming-of-age story of basketball phenom Makur Maker. It follows Maker, the NBA hopeful who grabbed global headlines with his groundbreaking decision to forgo the NBA and play for Howard University, making him the highest-ranked high school player in the modern recruiting era to commit to a historically Black university (HBCU). The series offers an intimate look at Maker’s life as a student-athlete with a dream of making it to the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career. It also explores his life off the courts, and how his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight-knit support system led him to go to an HBCU, and in turn, allowed him to make an impactful statement in the wake of America’s cultural response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
They Call Me Magic
This docuseries delves into the extraordinary story of two-time NBA Hall of Famer and cultural icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson. With unprecedented access, and featuring intimate interviews with Magic, his family and an all-star lineup, the four-part series explores his remarkable accomplishments and the global impact that his life — both on and off the court — has had. “You’ll see all phases of my life,” Johnson explains about this series, “and also me giving back, talking about when I announced [I had] HIV 30 years ago. So it’s so many different things that you’re going to get out of this documentary.” All four episodes are available today.
The Jared Leto/Anne Hathaway-led dramatization of the love story at the center of the rise and fall of WeWork finishes its first season with this episode.
Little Big World
This special airing in celebration of Earth Day places viewers within the scenario of a Little Big World in their own backyard. The immersion will move through plants and flowers in the garden, over countertops and in between household products, and through pipes and various small openings to create this “larger than life” world.
Unraveled: Once a Killer
In the next installment of the Unraveled anthology, Alexis Linkletter and Billy Jensen investigate the most elusive criminal to ever strike — the “one and done killer.” These mysterious offenders commit a brutal murder without leaving sufficient evidence, never kill again and disappear back into society for decades, leaving detectives and criminal profilers with an unsolvable case. With a companion podcast releasing in advance of the two-hour special, Unraveled exposes the limitations of criminal profiling and reveals a new investigative technique that could change the way investigators interpret cold cases.
The Biggest Little Farm: The Return
Based on the 2018 award-winning feature documentary film that tells the story of John and Molly Chester — who abandoned their urban life in Los Angeles to live on a barren farm and grow food in harmony with nature — this new half-hour special follows their journey of transforming the land into a working farm that is a complex world reflecting our planet’s biodiversity.
Disneynature’s “Polar Bear”
Catherine Keener narrates this latest natural history film in the Disneynature franchise. This one tells the story of a new polar bear mother whose memories of her own youth prepare her to navigate motherhood in the increasingly challenging world that these creatures face today.
Explorer: The Last Tepui
This hourlong National Geographic special follows elite climber Alex Honnold (Free Solo) and a world-class climbing team on a grueling mission deep in the Amazon jungle as they attempt a first-ascent climb up a 1,000-foot-tall sheer cliff. Their goal is to deliver legendary biologist Bruce Means to the top of a massive “island in the sky” known as a tepui to search for undiscovered animal species.
Blippi Learns & Blippi Visits
Cartoonito on HBO Max
Blippi, the character in a series of popular digital educational videos for young children, is joining a new preschool programming block on HBO Max’s Cartoonito with two series beginning today. Blippi Learns is a live-action show tailored for children ages 2-5. In it, Blippi gets hands-on with fun art projects and simple science experiments to encourage curiosity and creativity in kids. The live-action series Blippi Visits takes young viewers on field trips to exciting places like museums, play spaces, nature parks and zoos. Cartoonito has also picked up seven live-action Blippi specials that will premiere at later dates.
Pretty Hard Cases
Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore returns for Season 2 of this buddy-cop drama that follows detectives Samantha Wazowski and Kelly Duff in their work and personal lives. As official partners in the Guns & Gangs Unit, Sam and Kelly have never been better at blending their different skills to get the job done, whether they are solving a crime in the community or tackling systemic corruption within the force.
In Season 5 of this reality series that follows brokers in Los Angeles’ elite real estate market, there are new loves, old foes and an exciting fresh face. With the luxury market on fire, competition comes to a boil at the brokerage. Who will shine, and who will stumble?
A Very British Scandal
This limited British historical drama explores the scandalous 1963 divorce of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll (Claire Foy) and Ian Campbell, Duke of Argyll (Paul Bettany), one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th century. The series turns this case inside out to explore the social and political climate of postwar Britain, looking at attitudes toward women and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time. As her contemporaries, the press and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that reveled in her fall from grace. All three episodes are available today.
Nat Geo Wild, 6pm
This special airing in celebration of Earth Day explores the world’s diverse and dynamic coastlines. Along these coasts, Mother Nature thrives, as marine iguanas dive into the sea, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins coordinate a beach assault, sea turtles choose a mate, jaguars hunt the shores, penguins surf the waves and more.
Secrets of the Whales
Nat Geo & Nat Geo Wild, beginning at 7pm
In celebration of Earth Day today, all four episodes of this fascinating docuseries air back-to-back in its linear Nat Geo premiere (the series debuted last year on the Disney+ streaming service). Executive produced by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, it plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales.
Charly (Nzingha Milu-Beatris Ashford) and Anika (Shantelle Lee Cuevas) are volleyball rivals from opposing teams. Every year, the two teams pull pranks on each other, but things start to get out of hand when Anika’s volleyball partner is found dead. As the season moves forward, Charly becomes the target of some extreme pranks, with all signs pointing to Anika as the culprit. But Charly’s own teammates seem suspicious, too. Charly only trusts her new friend, Becky (Anna Marie Dobbins), the team’s intern. When Anika and Charly find themselves tied up in a cabin together, the two rivals must figure out who exactly has been coming for them.
The Blacklist: “El Conejo”
When a member of the task force is captured by the leader of a cartel, they turn to Red (James Spader) for guidance. Red also investigates a seemingly impossible heist.
Peter Bogdanovich Memorial Tribute — Parts 1 & 2
TCM, beginning at 8pm (Part 1); April 23 beginning at 8pm (Part 2)
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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, one of the most renowned filmmakers of the “New Hollywood” era and beyond, passed away on Jan. 6 at age 82. In remembrance of this artist, Turner Classic Movies is presenting a two-night memorial tribute featuring several movies he directed starting tonight with three of his most remembered titles, and concluding tomorrow night (April 23) with two works of his that may not be as well known. Tonight’s lineup begins with the 1973 road comedy/drama Paper Moon, which was also coproduced by Bogdanovich and stars real-life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O’Neal. Tatum, at age 10, beat out her costar Madeline Kahn for the Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category and remains the youngest winner of a competitive Academy Award to date. Up next is Bogdanovich’s most acclaimed film, the mesmerizing Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1971 drama The Last Picture Show, which earned him a Best Director Oscar nomination as well as a shared nomination for the screenplay he cowrote with Larry McMurtry as an adaptation of McMurtry’s novel. Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman took home Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscars for their performances. Closing out the opening night of TCM’s Bogdanovich tribute is What’s Up, Doc? (1972), a very funny homage to the romantic screwball comedies and Bugs Bunny cartoons of the 1930s and ’40s led by Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal and Kahn. When the salute to the director picks up again tomorrow night, you can enjoy Saint Jack (1979), a crime drama directed and cowritten by Bogdanovich and starring Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott and George Lazenby; and The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018), the last film Bogdanovich directed. It’s a critically acclaimed documentary also written and narrated by the director that chronicles the life and career of iconic silent-era filmmaker and comedian Buster Keaton.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The remaining Season 14 queens bring their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to Sin City for a final lip-sync challenge at the Flamingo Hotel, where last year’s winner, Symone, will crown America’s Next Drag Superstar. As host RuPaul would say, tune in, hunty!
A Tiny Audience
HBO Latino, 9pm; also streams on HBO Max
The music series that showcases Latin music icons and rising stars in performance returns for Season 3. The season premiere episode features Becky G, who reflects on her early career that began at the age of 9 and performs her hits “Mayores,” “Sin pijama” and “Shower,” along with an emotional rendition of a new, unreleased song dedicated to her grandmother. Other artists featured in Season 3 include Jay Wheeler, Zion & Lennox, Jessie Reyez, Guaynaa, Manuel Medrano and more.
Great Performances: Now Hear This: “Aaron Copland: Dean of American Music”
Traveling and studying from Colorado Springs to New York City, host Scott Yoo explores how Pulitzer-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Aaron Copland drew from his Jewish roots, modernism and American folk music to create a signature American sound in his classical compositions and film scores.
Unraveled: Experts on Trial
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
In this two-hour Unraveled special, Billy and Alexis expose serious problems with forensic experts’ testimony in the U.S. court system, citing multiple cases in which people were charged with murders they didn’t commit based largely on an expert’s opinions.
This conspiracy thriller and cautionary tale dramatizes the real-life story of the 2009 “Climategate” scandal, when a media storm undermined confidence in the science of climate change. Professor Phil Jones (Jason Watkins) and his team at the University of East Anglia find themselves in the middle of a major investigation, with their 30 years of research work being questioned in the first “fake news” attack. An emotive, domestic story, The Trick charts Jones’ unjustified persecution and the ultimate exoneration of both himself and the science.
Gorongosa: Paradise Reborn
Nat Geo, 11pm
Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park was once known as “Africa’s Eden,” but 15 years of war almost completely wiped out all animal wildlife there. Now, the Gorongosa Restoration Project, with a group of dedicated people, has started the greatest wildlife restoration effort in history to bring the park back to its former glory. This Earth Day special is told through the journey of Mwana Nzo, a strong female elephant scarred by war, who slowly adapts to peace in a park now bursting with life.
Saturday, April 23
Out of Africa
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Meryl Streep and Robert Redford make an incredible onscreen pairing in Best Director Oscar winner Sydney Pollack’s epic, Best Picture Oscar-winning 1985 romantic drama that is loosely based on the autobiographical 1937 book by Danish author Karen Blixen (writing under her frequent English-language pseudonym of Isak Dinesen). Streep earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination as Blixen in this recounting of the noblewoman’s roughly 20 years spent running a coffee plantation in the part of Africa now known as Kenya, including recollections of her lover, English big-game hunter Denys Finch Hatton, portrayed in the movie by Redford. Just as the book offered a lyrical meditation on, and a tribute to, Africa and the people Blixen met there, this stunning film offers a likewise poetic experience enhanced not only by its emotional performances and incredible locations, but also by an often achingly beautiful, Oscar-winning musical score by John Barry that is every bit as lush and sweeping as the gorgeous cinematography of the African landscape captured by Oscar winner David Watkin.
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Ag-Pro 300
FOX, 4pm Live
Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama is the site of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ag-Pro 300, featuring emerging stars Noah Gragson, Ty Gibbs, Riley Herbst, Josh Berry and others.
Murdoch Mysteries: “The Lady Vanishes”
Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates when Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) goes missing while searching for his abducted sister-in-law.
A Tail of Love
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Bella (Brittany Bristow) learns her dog rescue’s future is in question when they lose funding from their main sponsor, a dog food company that’s being sold. The late owner’s son, JR (Chris McNally), is a soldier who is home on leave to handle the sale. During a visit to the rescue, JR quickly bonds with Indie, a retired military dog they just took in, and begins spending more time there. When Bella learns the rescue’s property is also being sold, she turns to JR for help with finding the missing document proving her grandparents purchased the land many years before.
Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story
Interior decorator Zuri Maxwell (Monique Coleman) had it all — a career she adored, loving family and friends, and a good man in her life, artist Stephon Gardner (Nathan Witte). But greed threatens to destroy everything when Zuri meets handsome benefactor and entrepreneur Godfrey Anderson (Eric Benét) and his fabulously wealthy aunt Miss Viv (LisaRaye McCoy). They have everything Zuri thinks she wants. As Godfrey romances her, she compromises the values and morals that should guide her in an effort to be part of the moneyed world she so desperately wants in on.
Mash-Up Our Home: “Bernese Farmhouse”
A dog-loving couple’s home may be on the newer side, but the design choices are starting to show their age. When they can’t decide between modern farmhouse and industrial styles, Christina Valencia and Kele Dobrinski turn to their four-legged friends for some inspiration.
Pawn Stars: “I Came, I Saw, I Pawned; Weird, Odd & Outrageous”
Tonight’s back-to-back episodes have the men of Las Vegas’ Gold and Silver Pawn shop debating the value of a rare Pokémon card and signed Walking Dead action figures, as well as an ancient Egyptian mummy and a so-called “vintage love tester.”
Heartland Docs, DVM
Nat Geo Wild, 10pm
The unscripted series that follows married veterinarian couple Drs. Erin and Ben Schroeder as they treat all creatures great and small in their Nebraska practice and around the surrounding countryside returns for Season 4. In the premiere, the Schroeders rush to the rescue when a car accident leaves three beloved horses injured. Back at the clinic, Dr. Erin freezes off a Shih Poo’s warts, while Dr. Ben helps a lumbering St. Bernard with a neurological issue before saving a precocious young farmer’s flock of chickens.
Sunday, April 24
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
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Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison lead this 1947 fantasy that is one of the earliest, and certainly among the best executed, entries in the “sexy ghost” subgenre of romantic films. In the early 20th century, newly widowed Lucy Muir (Tierney) and her daughter (a young Natalie Wood in an early role) move into a house on the English coast that turns out to be haunted by its former owner, the boisterous and profane sea captain Daniel Gregg (Harrison), who is believed to have committed suicide there a few years earlier. The two are immediately at odds, but slowly begin to develop a mutual respect, and perhaps some stronger feelings, toward each other. Terrific performances by the leads as well as supporting cast members like George Sanders, along with the always sure-handed direction from Joseph L. Mankiewicz and one of composer Bernard Herrmann’s best film scores, all contribute to make this a funny, charming and emotional viewing experience. — Jeff Pfeiffer
NASCAR Cup Series: GEICO 500
FOX, 3pm Live
Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Chase Elliot, Kyle Busch and other top NASCAR Cup Series drivers compete on Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile tri-oval at the GEICO 500.
Hulu, 7pm Live
Two pilots attempt to jump out of their planes, then skydive into the other plane. Following its livestream tonight, the event will be available to stream on demand on Hulu starting tomorrow.
American Song Contest: “The Qualifiers, Part 5”
In a repeat of last Monday’s episode of the competition series, the qualifying rounds conclude as three artists from Week 4 are revealed as advancing to the semifinals, and 11 artists from across the country perform original music to earn the country’s vote for best hit song. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson host.
Kiss the Cook
When Kacey (Erica Deutschman), a food blogger extraordinaire with an impressive following, is approached with the opportunity to write her own cookbook, she jumps at it. The only problem is that she isn’t a very good cook. But with a little help from handsome chef Gavin (Andrew Bushell), and just a dash of undeniable chemistry, they may have the recipe for success.
The Simpsons: “My Octopus and a Teacher”
Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright) has a crush on his new teacher, and Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) befriends an octopus in the new episode “My Octopus and a Teacher.”
Home Town Kickstart Presented by People
In support of the small-town revitalization movement inspired by Ben and Erin Napier of Home Town, this new series will give six quintessential small towns across the country a major boost to reenergize their revitalization efforts. In each episode, HGTV experts will take the lead on three projects for each town — refresh the home of a local hero, revamp a small business and reinvigorate a public space to enhance residents’ quality of life and engender community pride.
Call the Midwife: “Episode 6”
There are new beginnings at Nonnatus House as Sister Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) runs a tight ship and Shelagh (Laura Main) has joined the team to ease their busy workload. Meanwhile, Lucille (Leonie Elliott) prepares for her first day back at work but is not coping well, and Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) seeks advice from an eccentric clairvoyant.
Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham and Darby Camp star in this thrilling drama on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the Watergate scandal — from President Nixon’s bumbling and opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down. The story centers on Martha Mitchell (Roberts) and her husband, Attorney General John Mitchell (Penn), who’s forced to choose between his wife and the president.
The Great North: “Beef’s in Toyland Adventure”
Beef (voice of Nick Offerman) struggles when the boat needs repairs and he can’t fish for a whole week in the new episode “Beef’s in Toyland Adventure.”
Ruby and the Well
This family drama about 14-year-old Ruby (Zoe Wiesenthal), who helps the residents of her small town with the assistance of a magical wishing well, concludes its first season. The series has been renewed for Season 2.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Genesis”
The NCIS team helps Navy intelligence officer Akhil Ali (guest star Ashwin Gore) locate a fellow officer who went missing while recruiting foreign assets as potential sources of information in the new episode “Genesis.”
The sci-fi/horror series concludes its first season with “Oh, the Places We’ll Go,” in which Jim’s radio tower yields consequences that rock him to his very core. Additional plot details weren’t known at presstime, but there should be some degree of closure, based on what showrunner/executive producer Jeff Pinkner said at a recent press conference. “We’re approaching every season like its own chapter with its own questions and its own answers,” he explained, adding that From’s 10-episode first season is “a very contained [story] arc.” Harold Perrineau leads the cast.
Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That’s So 90s
Food Network, 9pm
Actors including Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), Jodie Sweetin (Full House) and Nicholle Tom (The Nanny) submit to a food-filled boot camp for charity.
Bob’s Burgers: “Clear and Present Ginger”
In the new episode “Clear and Present Ginger,” Linda (voice of John Roberts) has a big day planned when her friend Ginger comes to visit.
Weakest Link: “Who’s as Sharp as a Spoon?”
A new episode of the Jane Lynch-hosted game show premieres tonight.
Alison (Rosie Graham) prepares to leave Sanditon with her dreams of romance in tatters; Charlotte (Rose Williams) considers her future at Heyrick Park; Georgiana (Crystal Clarke) learns some shocking truths; and Esther (Charlotte Spencer) faces a bleak future as Edward’s (Jack Fox) schemes come to fruition. Sanditon will return in 2023 for Season 3, which filmed concurrently with Season 2. Head writer Justin Young says, “We were able to plot a really long arc. There are elements in Episode 1 of Season 2 that pay off in the final episode of Season 3.”
Unsung Presents: The Decades: “2000s”
TV One, 9pm
This final entry in the series of special decades-focused Unsung episodes looks back at the music of the 2000s. The excitement and sense of opportunity that greeted the arrival of the first decade of the 21st century — and the new millennium — was reflected in the music. Featured artists in this installment include Tweet and Keak Da Sneak.
The Rookie: “Simone”
Claws’ Niecy Nash guest-stars as Simone Clark, a recent Quantico grad who helps Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) crack a domestic terrorism case. The two-parter, continuing May 1, is also a pilot for an FBI-centric spinoff that would center on the school counselor turned agent.
Hicks (Patrick St. Esprit) witnesses the assassination of his longtime friend, a prominent judge, and the team races to find the shooter in the new episode “Family.”
Billy the Kid
British actor Tom Blyth (The Gilded Age) saddles up as the notorious 19th century gunslinger in this eight-episode series about Henry McCarty, aka William H. Bonney, aka Billy the Kid. Michael Hirst, creator/writer/executive producer of The Tudors and Vikings, handles the same duties here. The series chronicles Billy’s journey from a child in New York City to his fugitive days as a young man in New Mexico after his family travels west looking for better opportunities.
The violent dark comedy about a hitman trying to become an actor returns for Season 3 almost three years after the Season 2 finale. The new episodes find Barry (Bill Hader) continuing his efforts to leave the world of contract killing behind and find success in his new profession, but getting out isn’t easy. Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler and Stephen Root costar.
Adam Eats the 80s
In the Season 1 finale, “The Thirsty 80s,” host Adam Richman explores the drinks of the 1980s, including an exclusive taste from an original bottle of Samuel Adams Boston Lager from 1984. Then, he visits a soda collector with thousands of bottles and cans in search of the most notorious soda release of all time, and more.
Bash (Hamza Haq) and Mags (Laurence Leboeuf) clash while treating a young woman with a rapidly progressing health crisis and an overbearing doctor/father; Bishop (John Hannah) confides in Bash about a professional dilemma; June (Ayisha Issa) puts herself on the line for a patient against the advice of a powerful surgeon; and Mags makes a big career decision.
Before We Die
The Season 1 finale finds the undercover police team in for an unpleasant surprise as they attempt to bust the Mimicas’ drug-smuggling operation. With Billy (Vincent Regan) and Christian’s (Patrick Gibson) help, Hannah (Lesley Sharp) manages to turn the tables on the Mimicas, setting up a dramatic and conclusive showdown.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
In this continuation of the events of the 1976 film of the same name, a new alien character named Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor) arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Alone and desperate, Thomas Newton (Bill Nighy) summons Faraday to complete his original mission. But Newton’s time marooned among human beings has cost him everything, possibly even his sanity.
TV One, 10pm
Season 5 of the autobiographical series that explores the lives of celebrities through their own firsthand accounts concludes with a look at rapper and TV personality Katrina Laverne “Trina” Taylor.
61st Street: “Barefoot and Dangerous”
AMC, 10:05pm; also streams on AMC+ & ALLBLK
Officer Logan (Mark O’Brien) begins to question his own department, while Lt. Brannigan (Holt McCallany) presses Moses (Tosin Cole) for a confession. Meanwhile, Franklin (Courtney B. Vance) revisits the crime scene and finds a new angle for the defense.
This horror comedy is about Natasha (Michelle de Swarte), whose life dramatically implodes after unexpectedly having a baby she doesn’t want. Controlling and manipulative — but incredibly cute — the baby twists Natasha’s life into a surreal horror show.
Monday, April 25
The first season of this Jane Seymour-led mystery series concludes with two episodes available today. In “The Mystery of Granny Susan’s Fun Time Wig,” when the matriarch of a wealthy Dublin family is strangled to death during a video call in front of her horrified relatives, the dead woman’s daughter employs the services of the newly formed Wild/Reid Detective Agency. Then, in “No One Here Gets Out Alive,” Harry (Seymour) and Fergus (Rohan Nedd) put themselves in mortal danger to save a recovering addict who has been kidnapped.
The Truth Will Out
In the second season of this Swedish crime drama, Peter Wendel’s (Robert Gustafsson) understaffed Cold Case Unit has barely risen in the ranks at the police station since Season 1, but everything changes when a colleague is suddenly found dead. The officer’s death triggers a chain of events that will reveal that a high-ranking police commissioner, known for his work against sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and violence against women, is living a double life in which he exploits, rapes and degrades young women and children. The investigation also raises doubts about whether Peter’s brother — who was a close friend of the deceased victim — actually took his own life. Was he in fact murdered? All five episodes are available today.
ABC, 8pm Live
For the first time ever, superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will pick songs for each of the Top 11 to perform. Without knowing which judge offered the suggestion, each contestant will select their favorite song to perform, revealing the winning judge. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts.
How America Works With Mike Rowe
FOX Business Network, 8pm
FOX Business Network’s FBN Prime primetime programming slate is back for a second season, kicking off Monday night with new episodes of How America Works With Mike Rowe. The hourlong program, which takes an in-depth look at the skilled workforce across the country and the complicated systems that keep our infrastructure operational, will spotlight industries including law enforcement, beef, textiles and many others. Rowe, a seasoned primetime host and the founder of the mikeroweWORKS foundation, brings years of professional and philanthropic experience as he highlights the unsung heroes who help make American life work so seamlessly.
The Price Is Right at Night
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) plays alongside contestants to raise money for Covenant House in this primetime edition of the beloved game show. Drew Carey hosts.
The members of the 118 race to the rescue of a social media influencer who has an accident in a sauna in the new episode “FOMO.”
American Song Contest: “The Live Semifinals Premiere”
NBC, 8pm Live
The live semifinals begin as 10 artists return to the stage with an elevated performance of their original song for a chance to earn America’s vote. To make the stakes higher, a redemption song is revealed, adding an 11th artist back into the competition.
Antiques Roadshow: “Grounds for Sculpture, Hour 2”
More Garden State treasures are in bloom as Roadshow features more appraisals from Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Star of the Month: Errol Flynn
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ final Monday night salute to Errol Flynn this month offers a lineup of 10 films that get away from the action star side of Flynn for which he is most remembered and instead offer a compelling mix of other genres in which the actor excelled, from biopics and mysteries to dramas and comedies. The first film is Gentleman Jim (1942), a biopic directed by frequent Flynn collaborator Raoul Walsh and starring Flynn as late 19th/early 20th century boxer James J. Corbett. After that are the lighthearted mystery Footsteps in the Dark (1941); Never Say Goodbye (1946), featuring Flynn in his first purely comedic role, alongside Eleanor Parker; That Forsyte Woman (1949), a romantic drama also starring Greer Garson; The Sisters (1938), a drama costarring Bette Davis; Four’s a Crowd, also from 1938, a romantic comedy directed by another frequent Flynn collaborator, Michael Curtiz, and costarring Olivia de Havilland in one of her several onscreen pairings with Flynn; Escape Me Never (1947), a melodrama re-teaming Flynn with Parker, and also starring Ida Lupino; another 1947 feature, Cry Wolf, a mystery that also stars Barbara Stanwyck; The Big Boodle, a 1957 film noir also known as A Night in Havana and set in Cuba; and Too Much, Too Soon (1958), one of Flynn’s final films, a biopic about actress Diana Barrymore (Dorothy Malone) in which he costars as Diana’s father, legendary thespian John Barrymore. — Jeff Pfeiffer
My Dream Car!
FOX Business Network, 9pm
Hosted by former FOX Sports and NASCAR reporter Danielle Trotta, this new series follows the sentimental journey of families finding, buying, restoring and surprising their parents with the car they once owned and loved. While each episode captures the nostalgia associated with the car, it also showcases the ingenuity involved in rebuilding and resurrecting each car. A combination of American history coupled with heartfelt family stories, this series is a touching tribute to the connection Americans have with our cars.
9-1-1: Lone Star: “Down to Clown”
Owen (Rob Lowe) has a breakthrough in therapy, and the 126 responds when a clown has an emergency at a young boy’s birthday party in the new episode “Down to Clown.”
We Own This City
The six-episode series from The Wire creator, showrunner and executive producer David Simon is based on Baltimore Sun police reporter Justin Fenton’s book about the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. Expect a multilayered, brutally honest depiction of police corruption. Jon Bernthal, Jamie Hector, Josh Charles, Dagmara Dominczyk, Rob Brown and Wunmi Mosaku star.
The comedy about single mom Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon) and her three daughters ends after five seasons with the series finale episode “We Are Not Alone.”
I Was There: “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”
It’s Feb. 14, 1929, and inside a garage in downtown Chicago, host Theo E.J. Wilson witnesses the bloodiest execution in gangland history — the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. But how did Al Capone and a North Side/South Side battle triggered by Americans’ thirst for booze during Prohibition end up here?
The Endgame: “Beauty and the Beast”
When a shocking discovery racks the nation, Val’s (Ryan Michelle Bathé) faith in job and country is tested.
Independent Lens: “AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness”
What is the science behind the soul? Can we prove the existence of consciousness? In this film, six brilliant researchers from around the world — a brain scientist, a plant behaviorist, a healer, a philosophy professor, a psychedelics scientist and a Buddhist monk — lead a mind-blowing quest of investigation into this seemingly unsolvable mystery.
Tuesday, April 26
TCM Afternoon Movie: George Cukor & Judy Holliday
TCM, beginning at 3pm
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Actress/comedian/singer Judy Holliday (born Judith Tuvim) was another brilliant star whom we lost at way too early of an age; she passed away from cancer on June 7, 1965, just a few weeks shy of her 44th birthday. But her bright light was notably seen in even just the few films she made over her roughly 20-year career, and her talent was certainly noticed by equally gifted artists, including legendary director George Cukor. After directing Holliday in one of her earlier films, 1944’s Winged Victory, Cukor must have seen something in the actress even in her smaller part in that drama, something he would describe as “that depth of emotion, that unexpectedly touching emotion, that thing which would unexpectedly touch your heart.” Five years later, when it came to making his classic romantic comedy/drama Adam’s Rib, Cukor — along with that film’s legendary costars, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, who also certainly would have known a star in the making when they saw one — worked to get Holliday a key part in the movie, and it paid off with the actress receiving a Golden Globe nomination and a stepping stone into Hollywood leading-lady status. Cukor went on to direct Holliday in three of her most enduring films after she attained this stardom, and those titles are airing this afternoon in a triple feature on Turner Classic Movies. Up first is the Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1950 comedy/drama Born Yesterday, costarring Broderick Crawford and William Holden. The film earned Holliday a Best Actress Oscar win and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress — Musical or Comedy, while Cukor received Best Director Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. After that is It Should Happen to You (1954), a romantic comedy also featuring Peter Lawford and Jack Lemmon in his first major film appearance. The lineup then concludes with The Marrying Kind (1952), a comedy/drama costarring Aldo Ray and with a screenplay by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, who had also written Adam’s Rib. — Jeff Pfeiffer
FOX Business Network, 8pm
Host Stuart Varney dives back into the design and creativity of iconic American landmarks with back-to-back episodes of American Built. The series features the architects, engineers and historians who describe the sacrifice and work that went into the creation of these U.S. attractions. This season, American Built will visit landmarks including Mount Rushmore, Fenway Park, the Guggenheim Museum and many more.
Judge Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey serves as the judge, jury and star, and must rule on various cases in his courtroom based on some good old common sense. In the first episode, “What the Hell Is Going On?,” business partners are at odds when one sues the other for reimbursement of money owed for a parking pass that the other claims she doesn’t owe because the pass was never used. Then, a son is livid after finding out that his mother threw out his collector item and is now suing her for the replacement value, and former friends and coworkers butt heads when one sues the other for hotel reimbursement fees and emotional distress when the other decided to cancel the trip last minute. In the second episode, “Sister From Another Mister,” a woman sues her former best friend for damaging her scalp and causing hair loss.
The Resident: “Fork in the Road”
Conrad and Cade (Matt Czuchry and Kaley Ronayne) work with a Medicare patient who sheds some light on the inner workings of the prescription fraud situation in the new episode “Fork in the Road.”
Young Rock: “An Understanding”
Nashville, 1987: Ata (Stacey Leilua) and Rocky’s (Joseph Lee Anderson) marriage hits a rough patch, and when teenage Dwayne (Bradley Constant) questions his dad’s decision-making, Ata tells him the story of how she and Rocky met. In 2032, candidate Johnson (Dwayne Johnson) decides to face his challenger head on.
We Remember: Songs of Survivors
Taking a unique storytelling approach, this documentary follows local songwriters as they partner with Holocaust survivors in the Hudson Valley of New York to turn their life experiences into powerful music for a community concert. Over the course of several months, survivors start opening up to their songwriter, sharing their most personal — and often shocking — stories. The resulting songs, filled with joy and healing, celebrate the extraordinary lives of this resilient generation.
Mr. Mayor: “Murder in the Old West”
Jayden (Bobby Moynihan) hosts a Western-themed murder mystery party, where Mikaela (Vella Lovell) tries to figure out what’s going on between her and James (Yedoye Travis). Meanwhile, Arpi (Holly Hunter) and Neil (Ted Danson) clash over how to spend the city’s newly acquired budget surplus. Mary Steenburgen, Danson’s real-life wife, guest-stars.
This Is Us: “The Night Before the Wedding”
The night before Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) wedding, Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) love life takes an unexpected turn.
Billion Dollar Idea
FOX Business Network, 9pm
Billionaire businessman Ben Weiss, founder of beverage brands Bai and Crook & Marker, is behind this new competition series. Focused on the people behind the next “billion-dollar idea,” the show will feature 15 elite entrepreneurs who will go head-to-head, testing their ideas with the hopes of being the winner of an investment of up to $1 million from Weiss.
Rise of the Nazis: Dictators at War
Rise of the Nazis’ three-part Season 2 look at World War II’s battles on the Eastern Front in Europe between Germany and the Soviet Union concludes with “The Home Front.” After Stalingrad, Hitler’s stress intensifies, and for once, there is no master plan. He leaves it to the men around him to pull Germany back from the abyss.
To Tell the Truth
Cynthia Erivo, Donald Faison and Iliza Schlesinger make up the celebrity panel. Our celebrity guests grill this week’s panel featuring a Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, aerial chains performer, grill master, maggot farmer and orchestra conductor.
New Amsterdam: “Unfinished Business”
The New Amsterdam team continues to deal with the consequences of their big night out; Max (Ryan Eggold) and Helen (Freema Agyeman) discuss options for their future; Martin (Mike Doyle) finally learns Iggy’s (Tyler Labine) secret; Bloom (Janet Montgomery) helps Leyla (Shiva Kalaiselvan) avoid a life-changing situation; and Reynolds (Jocko Sims) and Dr. Malvo (Frances Turner) define their relationship going forward.
Wednesday, April 27
This six-episode, intimate instructional documentary series offers a one-of-a-kind drawing experience as audiences are given an insider’s look into the animation process with some of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ most talented artists as they teach how to draw six beloved Disney characters: Kuzco from The Emperor’s New Groove; Olaf from Frozen; Genie from Aladdin; Captain Hook from Peter Pan; Mirabel from Encanto; and young Simba from The Lion King.
Bullsh*t the Game Show
Howie Mandel hosts this game show where to win big you don’t have to be the smartest person in the room, you just have to convince everyone that you are. Throughout the game, players will work their way up a money ladder either by answering questions correctly or by confidently giving incorrect answers — and persuading their opponents that they are accurate.
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
In this documentary, an investigative journalist reexamines the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, sharing his extensive audio interviews with the people who surrounded her.
365 Days: This Day
This erotic thriller from Poland is a sequel to 2020’s 365 Days, and finds Laura (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) and Massimo (Michele Morrone) back and hotter than ever. But the reunited couple’s new beginning is complicated by Massimo’s family ties and a mysterious man who enters Laura’s life to win her heart and trust, at any cost.
FOX Business Network, 8pm
Kacie McDonnell helms back-to-back episodes of the luxury real-estate program Mansion Global, an insider’s look at the latest extravagant listings in markets across the country. Spotlighting real estate’s record-setting prices, modern masterpieces and the most sought-after properties on the market, McDonnell will take viewers on another trip to the most lavish, and at times outlandish, estates across the country in this new season.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries: “5th Beatle, Stonehenge and Bad Press”
AXS TV, 8pm
The truth about the “fifth Beatle” is one of the musical mysteries explored in this new episode.
The Masked Singer: “The Mask of Least Resistance — Round 3”
The four remaining singers duke it out for Team Good, Team Bad and Team Cuddly. One singer will be unmasked and three advance to the Round 3 finals in the new episode “The Mask of Least Resistance — Round 3.”
Barry Levinson directs this original movie based on the incredible true story of Harry Haft (Ben Foster), who not only survives the unspeakable horrors of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz, but also the gladiatorial boxing spectacle he is forced to perform with his fellow prisoners for the amusement of his captors. Haft’s will to survive is driven by his quest to reunite with the woman he loves. Vicky Krieps, Billy Magnussen, Peter Sarsgaard, Saro Emirze, Dar Zuzovsky, Danny DeVito and John Leguizamo also star.
Nature: “Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge”
Discover the wildlife and landscape of Portugal, both of which have been impacted by its history as a global trading hub. From forest to coasts, witness the majesty of the country’s wild horses, storks, monk seals and more.
Special Theme: Addiction & Recovery
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Wednesday night spotlight on memorable movies that have made efforts to put a serious focus on addictions to substances and behaviors concludes with tonight’s six-film lineup. First is Bigger Than Life (1956), directed by Nicholas Ray, and starring and produced by James Mason. The film’s story seems to presage our current opioid epidemic; Mason plays a schoolteacher and family man who becomes seriously ill and is prescribed cortisone as a treatment. While his illness takes a turn for the better, an even more serious one takes hold as he becomes addicted to the drug and turns abusive and violent. While not a critical or commercial success in America upon its release, Bigger Than Life was praised at the time by French New Wave filmmaking masters Jean-Luc Goddard and François Truffaut, and is now also viewed by many others as a masterpiece. Up next is Valley of the Dolls (1967), the campy cult drama based on Jacqueline Susann’s bestselling novel, which follows three women (played by Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke and Sharon Tate) who try to make it in Hollywood but fall prey to a seamy underworld and addictions to barbiturates (the “dolls” of the title). Following that is The Lady Gambles, a 1949 film noir making its TCM premiere, with Barbara Stanwyck as a wife whose introduction to gambling develops into a full-blown obsession that threatens her life, savings and marriage. The gambling theme continues with the final two films: California Split (1974), Robert Altman’s comedy/drama starring Elliott Gould and George Segal as a pair of gamblers who find themselves drawn ever more deeply into a sleazy gambling world with increasingly higher stakes; and Tricheurs, a 1984 French drama making its network premiere, about two gamblers, a man and a woman, who team up in a casino and realize the only way you can beat the house is to cheat. — Jeff Pfeiffer
Master Distiller Tournament of Champions
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The top legal and outlaw champions in the history of Master Distiller — Richard, Amanda, Tater and Mena — compete against still-hand champions Howard and Daniel in a four-episode grand elimination tournament. Joining judges Mark, Digger and Tim are special guest judges Josh Owens, Henry Law, Mark Rogers, Danielle Parton and Popcorn Sutton’s spouse, Pam Sutton.
American Dream Home
FOX Business Network, 9pm
Cheryl Casone will present a new season of American Dream Home debuting with back-to-back episodes tonight. The program shares the emotional and heartwarming stories of families achieving their American dream and finding their forever home. This season, Casone will place a special emphasis on aspiring homeowners as they explore waterfront and country living opportunities in “Beach Life” and “Gone Country” themed 30-minute episodes.
Domino Masters: “Quarter Finals: Bill Nye Night”
In the new episode “Quarter Finals: Bill Nye Night,” three teams compete in an unbelievable domino toppling and chain reaction tournament with a science theme, featuring guest judge Bill Nye.
Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?: “Gutted Garage to Party Barn”
A family’s huge garage with endless possibilities is now just a hot box full of hazards, and their home has even bigger problems. Kim Wolfe makes this busy house fully functional with a garage party space, updated kitchen and bathroom for pool guests.
Good Sam: “The Griffith Technique”
The surgical team preps for a rare high-profile operation that could take Sam’s (Sophia Bush) career to the next level in the new episode “The Griffith Technique.”
Thursday, April 28
Dear Mr. Brody
When hippie millionaire Michael Brody Jr. publicly announced that he would be giving away his fortune in 1970, he and his wife became instant celebrities. They were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press and overwhelmed by a crush of personal letters from across America responding to his extraordinary offer. This feature documentary uses a mix of archival footage, psychedelic animation, stylized re-creations and interviews with the letter writers themselves to offer a moving meditation on universal human struggles and needs.
In the Season 25 finale, “Steinbeck House Haunting,” the team travels to Salinas, California, to investigate the birthplace of iconic author John Steinbeck. For decades, witnesses — including Steinbeck himself — have felt a dark presence in the home.
Made for Love
The series, based on Alissa Nutting’s novel and offering a poignantly humorous story of modern love and divorce, returns for its second season. In order to save her father’s (Ray Romano) life, Hazel (Cristin Milioti) returns to the Hub, Byron’s (Billy Magnussen) high-tech palace. But once inside, she and Byron both become ensnared by his newest revolutionary (and dangerous) technology. Two new episodes are available Thursdays beginning today.
Under the Banner of Heaven
Created by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, this series is inspired by the bestselling true-crime novel by Jon Krakauer and stars Andrew Garfield as Detective Jeb Pyre, who is assigned to investigate the murder of a suburban mother (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb of Salt Lake City. As Pyre dives further into the case, he begins to question his religion as a Mormon and the consequences of faith. The first two episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Thursdays.
Feature Film Exclusive!
This anime film is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down upon the Earth. Cut off from the outside world, Tokyo has become a playground for a group of young people who have lost their families, acting as a battlefield for parkour team battles. Hibiki (voice of Jun Shison), a young ace known for his dangerous play style, makes a reckless move one day and plummets into the gravity-bending sea. His life is saved by Uta (Riria), a girl with mysterious powers, and their encounter leads to a revelation that will change the world.
The Godfather, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the most beloved films of all time. Getting Mario Puzo’s book to the big screen was an arduous, at times dangerous undertaking that almost didn’t happen. The 10-episode series The Offer recounts the difficult task of producing cowriter/director Francis Ford Coppola’s (Dan Fogler) masterpiece. The expansive story, with inexperienced producer Al Ruddy (Miles Teller) at the center, covers everything from Puzo (Patrick Gallo) and Coppola’s struggles adapting the novel to casting and budget problems, studio turmoil (Matthew Goode plays Robert Evans, the famed head of Paramount Pictures at the time), an angry Frank Sinatra and intense interest from organized crime. Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple, Colin Hanks, Burn Gorman and Nora Arnezeder costar. The first three episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Thursdays.
In Season 2 of this thriller, Val (Dervla Kirwan), still picking up the pieces following the death of Denis and the ensuing coverup, finds her world rocked once again when a stranger turns up on her doorstep. The stranger introduces himself as Finn (Dean Fagan) — Denis’ estranged son — and his existence is an unwelcome surprise for the family. All six episodes are available today.
Legends & Lies
FOX Business Network, 8pm
FOX Business Network’s FBN Prime lineup includes the network debut of historical documentary series Legends & Lies. Narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer, the program uses dramatic recreations to revisit stories about America’s founding, the Wild West and the Civil War.
2022 NFL Draft: First Round
ABC, ESPN & NFL Network, 8pm Live
The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock first as the NFL Draft’s first round takes place tonight in Las Vegas. Top prospects include Alabama OT Evan Neal, Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson and Notre Dame DB Kyle Hamilton. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network combine to televise all seven rounds through Saturday.
MasterChef Junior Edition: “Motocross Mayhem”
Ten chefs compete to create the best American-style comfort dish for a team of very hungry motorsport racers in the new episode “Motocross Mayhem.”
Law & Order: “Legacy”
Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) are confronted with a plethora of suspects in the shooting of a headmaster at an elite private school. A teenager’s life hangs in the balance as Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) debate who’s more culpable — the shooter or the enabler.
This Old House: “Saratoga Springs”
It’s off to the races as the team starts a new project in Saratoga Springs, New York. But first, the crew gets a history of the bustling city. They then meet new homeowners Evan and Whitney, and Evan’s mother, Susan. The house on which they will be working has been in Evan’s family for seven generations.
TCM Spotlight: It’s About Time
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Time is running out to enjoy Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night spotlight on films that take their characters and viewers away to different times, which concludes with tonight’s lineup that is heavy on fantasy films about visiting, or revisiting, past lives. First is A Matter of Life and Death (1946, aka Stairway to Heaven), the British fantasy/romance starring David Niven as an RAF pilot who pleads with the court in heaven to allow him to remain on Earth after a heavenly mix-up allowed him to survive his plane crash. Next is Somewhere in Time (1980), the beloved romantic fantasy drama with a screenplay by sci-fi/fantasy master Richard Matheson, who adapted his novel Bid Time Return. Another lovely musical score from composer John Barry enhances this tale of a playwright (Christopher Reeve) who becomes obsessed with a young woman (Jane Seymour) captured in a 1912 photo and then, with self-hypnosis, wills himself into the past to be with her. Christopher Plummer also stars. Following that are Orlando (1992), the period drama starring Tilda Swinton and loosely based on a Virginia Woolf novel, and Brigadoon (1954), the beloved, Oscar-nominated musical led by Gene Kelly, Van Johnson and Cyd Charisse, and based on the Broadway hit about the legendary titular Scottish village that rises from the mists for only one day every 100 years. The lineup, and the monthly spotlight, concludes early tomorrow morning with Jubilee (1978), a cult film inspired by the punk aesthetic of its era in which Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) is transported to the film’s present day. — Jeff Pfeiffer
United States of Al: “Sock/Jeraab”
In the new episode “Sock/Jeraab,” Al (Adhir Kalyan) decides to take his relationship with Cindy (guest star Jayma Mays) to the next level, but things go awry when he becomes incredibly nervous.
Call Me Kat: “Call Me Flatch”
Guest Star Alert!
In the new episode “Call Me Flatch,” Kat (Mayim Bialik) and friends are paid visits by Welcome to Flatch’s Shrub and Kelly Mallet (Sam Straley and Holmes), and The Masked Singer’s Robin Thicke.
Windy City Rehab: “New Build, Old Problems”
Alison Victoria works to complete the last flip she owns with her former business partner. Her decision to do new construction will bring a top-dollar asking price for this six-bedroom, single family home in the perfect location.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Tangled Strands of Justice”
Garland (Demore Barnes) asks Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to reopen a missing persons case he worked as a rookie officer. Meanwhile, a victim in one of Carisi’s (Peter Scanavino) recent cases is arrested.
How We Roll
CBS, beginning at 9pm
In the new episode “The Laundry Basket,” Tom (Pete Holmes) worries about his mom Helen’s (Julie White) safety after she gets stuck in a laundry basket. Immediately following is “The Date,” in which Helen agrees to a date with Archie — 10 years after he initially asked her out.
Welcome to Flatch: “Sweet Spot”
Kelly (Holmes) and Shrub (Sam Straley) hope to get rewarded by doing good deeds in town in the new episode “Sweet Spot.”
Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Dead Presidents”
When millions are stolen from one of Webb’s (Mykelti Williamson) employees, he enlists Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Donnelly (Denis Leary) to retrieve the cash and punish the thief. The task force takes the opportunity to nail down both Webb and the Brotherhood, but runs into a dangerous obstacle. Meanwhile, Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) must face the toll that her job is taking on her marriage.
Friday, April 29
It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown
Arbor Day 2022 will fittingly see the Apple+ premiere of It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown, the little-seen 1976 environment-themed Peanuts special. Charlie Brown’s baseball team celebrates Arbor Day by turning their ballfield into a lush garden, which throws Peppermint Patty off her game.
Make or Break
This seven-part docuseries travels to stunning surfing locations around the globe to deliver behind-the-scenes access to the world’s best surfers as they battle for the world title at the World Surf League Championship Tour. Featured Season 1 surfers include champions Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina, Tyler Wright, Italo Ferreira and Tatiana Weston-Webb. The series has already been renewed for Season 2. All Season 1 episodes are available today.
The epic drama told in three languages — Korean, Japanese and English — ends its first season with this episode.
Elisabeth Moss is an executive producer of and stars in this eight-episode metaphysical thriller based on the bestseller by Lauren Beukes. Moss plays Kirby, a woman who survived a brutal attack that has left her in a constantly shifting reality. When she learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she decides to hunt down her attacker to understand her ever-changing present and ultimately confront her past. Jamie Bell, Wagner Moura and Amy Brenneman also star. The first three episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Fridays.
The British espionage drama led by Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Jonathan Pryce concludes its first season.
Man Without a Heart
This gripping and disturbing documentary thriller immerses viewers in one of the most enigmatic unsolved cases of the last decade, taking them on a journey through Sweden, Spain and England to explore the death of a Spanish man disguised as an impossible suicide. It’s the story of a family willing to fight for the truth no matter its consequences, featuring a puzzle of characters who unravel plenty of surprises.
When an aspiring young artist is forced to join her high school track team, she uses it as an opportunity to pursue the girl on whom she’s been harboring a longtime crush. But she soon finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate and discovers what real love feels like. Rowan Blanchard, Auli’i Cravalho and Isabella Ferreira star.
Grace and Frankie: Season 7 — The Final Episodes
The final 12 episodes of the Emmy-nominated comedy’s seventh and final season drop today. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin lead the cast as the title characters.
The last half of Ozark’s fourth and final season returns to Netflix, with the remaining seven episodes set to reveal the fate of the Byrde family. Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) face trouble on all sides. Bateman states that the final episodes answer the big question: “Are they [the Byrdes] going to get away with it, or are they going to pay a bill?” Julia Garner, Alfonso Herrera, Felix Solis, Skylar Gaertner and Sofia Hublitz also star.
I Love America
Sophie Marceau stars in this French production as Lisa, a single woman who needs big change and new love in her life now that her children have flown the coop and her famous, yet absent, mother has just passed. She decides to move from Paris to Los Angeles, where she is reunited with her best friend, Luka (Djanis Bouzyani), who found success in America with his iconic drag queen bar but is struggling to find his own Prince Charming. Luka helps give Lisa a fresh start by creating a profile for her on a dating website, and from awkward dates to a surprise encounter with a man named John (Colin Woodell), Lisa will understand that the journey to love is a journey toward herself and forgiveness of her first love: her mother.
In Season 2 of this half-hour, genre-bending animated dramedy, Alma (voice of Rosa Salazar) realizes there are deeper mysteries in her family’s past. However, no one is interested in digging up uncomfortable truths with her, until she finally convinces her sister, Becca (Angelique Cabral), to help her look. As the sisters search for answers, they unravel a complex network of memories and motivations that have shaped who they are today, and realize that by healing this family trauma they can make all of their lives better.
Sundance Now & AMC+
This British comedy/drama is based on the hit original French series Call My Agent! and set in a contemporary London talent agency, Nightingale Hart. There, agents scramble to keep star clients happy and the business afloat after the sudden departure of their founder. The agency he created is a highly successful stalwart built on personal, enduring client relationships. It is a picture of swan-like calm on the surface — but a maelstrom of panic and bluster beneath as the team helps their celebrity clients. Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Maggie Steed lead the cast. The series is also filled with star-studded cameos from the likes of Kelly Macdonald, Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Dominic West, David Oyelowo and more. The first two episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Fridays. Episodes of Ten Percent will also air on the linear BBC America channel Sunday evenings beginning May 1.
TCM Morning & Afternoon Movies: Sixties Psychos
TCM, beginning at 6am
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The 1960s gave us one of the greatest cinematic psychos of all time right off the bat when audiences were introduced to Norman Bates in the 1960 classic Psycho, but there were plenty of other movie maniacs who followed in his wake over the ensuing decade. This morning and afternoon, Turner Classic Movies brings you some of them in an eight-film lineup that features: The Sorcerers (1967), starring Boris Karloff; Hysteria (1965); The Strangler (1964), led by Victor Buono; Spider Baby (1967), with Lon Chaney Jr.; Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), with Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Agnes Moorehead and Mary Astor in her final film role; Two on a Guillotine (1965), starring Connie Stevens and directed by William Conrad; The Hypnotic Eye (1960); and It! (1967), starring Roddy McDowall. — Jeff Pfeiffer
2022 NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3
ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 & NFL Network, beginning at 7pm Live
The NFL Draft continues tonight in Las Vegas with the second- and third-round picks.
The Blacklist: “Laszlo Jankowics”
Red (James Spader) questions the whereabouts of a former associate, while the task force hunts down a criminal dealing in illegal psychedelics.
Great Performances: Now Hear This
After studying the influences of past masters in the previous three episodes, host Scott Yoo concludes Season 3 with “New American Voices,” in which he discovers how two modern-day American composers — Brazilian-born Sérgio Assad and Indian American Reena Esmail — have been inspired by their immigrant roots.
The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs
Drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs returns for a fourth season of his show, again presenting eclectic horror movie double features each week while also expounding upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. This season will include the series’ 100th movie since Briggs’ first Shudder marathon in 2018.
Blue Bloods: “Tangled Up in Blue”
Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is stalked by a man who was recently released from prison in the new episode “Tangled Up in Blue.”
International Jazz Day Celebration
Each year, the International Jazz Day Celebration brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to honor the rich legacy of jazz and how it has promoted peace, diversity, individual expression, dialogue among cultures and respect for human dignity. This year’s inspiring global concert, hosted by Michael Douglas, features performances from some of today’s finest jazz artists, including Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller and many more.
Saturday, April 30
2022 NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7
ABC, ESPN & NFL Network, 12pm Live
The NFL Draft in Las Vegas concludes today with selections in Rounds 4-7.
NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover
FS1, 1:30pm Live
Noah Gragson, Ty Gibbs, Riley Herbst, Josh Berry and other top NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers race for 200 miles around Dover Motor Speedway in Delaware.
FOX, beginning at 4pm Live
Week 3 of the USFL season has the Tampa Bay Bandits vs. the Houston Gamblers and the Pittsburgh Maulers vs. the Michigan Panthers at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.
Murdoch Mysteries: “Drawn in Blood”
Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) suspects that the murder of a nasty, satirical cartoonist has links to city politics.
Joe and Meg Piercy take on two projects where one of the most important rooms in the house has been left behind. At the Biedermans’ single family home in the center of Chicago, they are helping Stephanie and Eric update their kitchen. This family of five has lived in the house for more than 20 years and taken on some big projects, but somehow the heart of the home hasn’t made the cut. It’s time to change that and give them a space their family and friends can enjoy. Meanwhile, out in the northern suburbs, Robbyn and Josh have renovated their entire house to fit their four growing boys but ran out of time and money for their main bedroom and bathroom. Joe and Meg must find an affordable way to finish off this house and give them a space of their own.
John Wayne in the ’70s
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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When most people think of John Wayne, they probably recall him in his Western- and war-movie heyday from the 1940s and ’50s, and for good reason — the Duke and his iconic onscreen persona, combined with great directors like John Ford, made for some enduring classics in that era. But Wayne also did something interesting as he neared the end of his life (he would pass away on June 11, 1979, at age 72). While the swingin’ early ’70s may not have seemed like a prime time for someone from the older guard like Wayne, he did make his box-office presence known, coming off his Best Actor Oscar-winning performance in 1969’s True Grit, the only Academy Award win in his long career. This evening, Turner Classic Movies airs a double feature of Westerns representing late-career highlights for Wayne, starting with 1972’s The Cowboys, in which he stars as a rancher whose regular hands leave him to search for gold, so he hires a group of youngsters for a 400-mile cattle drive, along the way becoming a father figure of sorts as they learn to become men. Second on tonight’s double bill is Cahill, United States Marshal (1973), led by Wayne as the tough-as-nails titular lawman who faces a moral dilemma when his rebellious sons seek to make their own names by robbing a bank. — Jeff Pfeiffer
I Bought a Dump … Now What?
Three brave duos who bought dilapidated houses begin their individual demolitions in hopes of uncovering their own diamond in the rough. Just as the walls start to come down, the drama goes up, tempers run high and the teams’ budgets quickly get strained.