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Saturday, April 13: NBA Playoffs First Round Tips Off on ESPN and ABC

Saturday, April 13: NBA Playoffs First Round Tips Off on ESPN and ABC

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by April 13, 2019 Sports

All Times Eastern.

Saturday, April 13

NBA Playoffs
ESPN & ABC, beginning at 12:30pm Live

The NBA playoffs begin as 16 teams enter the long grind to the NBA Finals. ESPN and ABC combine to televise four conference quarterfinal games today: Brooklyn at Philadelphia, Orlando at Toronto, L.A. Clippers at Golden State and San Antonio at Denver.

Golf: The Masters: Third Round
CBS, 3pm Live

CBS airs live afternoon coverage of the Masters’ third round from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The Colorado Rockies are at the San Francisco Giants and the N.Y. Mets are at the Atlanta Braves for FS1’s Saturday MLB doubleheader.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400
FOX, 7:30pm Live

Richmond Raceway in Virginia hosts Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and other Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars for the Toyota Owners 400 primetime race on FOX.

Ransom: “Prima”
CBS, 8pm

Eric (Luke Roberts) and the team enter the cutthroat world of ballet as they work to rescue two kidnapped ballerinas in the new episode “Prima.”

Bottled With Love
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

In a moment of impulsivity, Abbey (Bethany Joy Lenz) pours out her feelings in an anonymous letter that she seals inside a bottle and tosses into Boston Harbor. Months later, the bottle is discovered by Nick (Andrew Walker), the son of Abbey’s boss. As Abbey and Nick begin an anonymous email courtship, their real-world relationship gets off to a rough start when they are assigned to work together on a project, not knowing their irritating partner is the same person they’ve been romancing online.

The Resurgence: DeMarcus Cousins
Showtime, 8pm

This new sports documentary shares enigmatic NBA superstar DeMarcus Cousins’ roller-coaster ride through free agency that culminated in a shocking one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, and chronicles his private and emotionally charged journey back from a devastating Achilles injury.

Nate & Jeremiah by Design
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Interior design couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent return to save desperate homeowners whose “money pits” have left them overwhelmed and defeated. The stakes are even higher in Season 3 as Nate and Jeremiah are pulling out all the stops to tackle the most challenging renovations to date.

Saturday Night Live: “Emma Stone/BTS”
NBC, 11:30pm Live

The Favourite’s Emma Stone returns to Studio 8H for her fourth appearance as host. This time she’s joined by South Korean musical guest BTS, a.k.a. the biggest boy band since One Direction.

Sunday, April 14

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

Who will get to try on a new green jacket in Butler Cabin? Golf’s first major of the year, the Masters, concludes today at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

NBA Playoffs
TNT, 5:30pm

TNT’s coverage of the NBA playoffs begins with a Sunday triple-header of conference-quarterfinal games.

MLB Baseball: N.Y. Mets at Atlanta
ESPN, 7pm Live

NL East foes clash on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball as the N.Y. Mets visit the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park.

80s in the Sand
AXS TV, 8pm

Original MTV VJs Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter host tonight’s episode, which not only includes a sit-down interview with metal mastermind Sebastian Bach, but also interviews with some of the most iconic actors of the 1980s.

Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner
FOX News Channel, 8pm

FOX News Channel presents a special Town Hall America With Harris Faulkner on Sunday in Urbandale, Iowa, as part of the network’s special 2020 election coverage. Moderated by Outnumbered Overtimeanchor Harris Faulkner, the town hall will be presented in front of a studio audience and focus on what voters care about most ahead of the upcoming election. Throughout the evening, Faulkner will highlight discussions with everyday Iowans on hot-button political issues, in addition to featuring interviews with representatives from the Democratic and Republican parties, including Iowa Senator Joni Ernst (R). Topics to be discussed will include the impact of the #MeToo movement on the 2020 election, the Democratic Party and the rise of socialism.

Killing Eve: “Nice and Neat”
BBC America & AMC, 8pm

Villanelle (Jodie Comer), needing to lie low while she recovers, finds a good Samaritan to take her in and care for her in the new episode “Nice and Neat.” Meanwhile, Eve (Sandra Oh) finds out a secret that Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) has been hiding from her.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: “Reunion Part 2”
Bravo, 8pm

Kandi clues Porsha in to what the streets were saying regarding the timeline of her and Dennis’ relationship. NeNe is joined by husband Gregg and the two get candid about his cancer diagnosis and their marriage. Marlo and Tanya join the ladies and they all rehash the drama of their Destin and Tokyo trips. Tempers flare when the ladies discuss the infamous “Bye Wig” party.

God Friended Me
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

In the Season 1 finale episode “Que Será Será,” Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall), Cara (Violett Beane) and Rakesh (Suraj Sharma) finally come face to face with the elusive Henry Chase (guest star Derek Luke).

World of Dance: “The Cut 1”
NBC, 8pm
In round one of The Cut, the acts face the deepest and most intense cut of the season with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo. The top six acts from each division remain, but only the top three highest-scoring acts from each division will move on to the Divisional Final and be one step closer to winning a grand prize of $1 million. This week, Derek Hough mentors the Upper Division, and special guest Jenna Dewan returns to mentor the Junior Team Division.

Call the Midwife
PBS, 8pm 

At the clinic, the Turners oversee a measles vaccination trial while the team prepares for the Whitsun bank holiday. Valerie helps a struggling mother accept her son’s birth defect.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “Choke Point”
CBS, 9pm

Sam (LL Cool J) vows to catch the suspect who attacked a Navy SEAL who was moonlighting at a security job for a successful marijuana dispensary in the new episode “Choke Point.”

Buddy vs. Duff
Food Network, 9pm
Season Finale!

The season’s epic competition between Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman comes to a climax with the final, space-themed challenge in Philadelphia, where the judges will crown the winner and end the greatest feud in baking history.

Morning Show Mysteries: A Murder in Mind
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!
In the first of three all-new films premiering this month starring Holly Robinson Peete, chef/restaurateur/morning show host/sleuth Billie Blessings (Peete) finds romance blossoming with police detective Ian Jackson (Rick Fox) while they try to prove that one of Billie’s former restaurant servers isn’t dishing up murder.

Game of Thrones
HBO, 9pm
Season Premiere!

It’s been over a year-and-a-half wait, but tonight marks the beginning of the end of HBO’s juggernaut. The final eighth season will run for six episodes.

Les Misérables
PBS, 9pm
New Series!
Dominic West plays Jean Valjean, the most famous fugitive in literature, alongside David Oyelowo as Valjean’s obsessively relentless pursuer, Javert, in this gritty and dramatic (and nonmusical) six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel. The incredible cast also includes Lily Collins, Ellie Bamber, Olivia Colman, David Bradley and Derek Jacobi in a story that spans from the 1815 Battle of Waterloo to the 1832 Paris Uprising as it tells of Valjean’s efforts toward redemption and Javert’s constant efforts to bring him to justice.

Madam Secretary: “Carrying the Gold”
CBS, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!
Jane Pauley guest-stars as herself in the new episode “Carrying the Gold,” in which Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) must deal with fallout from a news article alleging she had an affair with President Dalton (Keith Carradine) during her CIA days.

Bake You Rich
Food Network, 10pm
New Series!

Four professional bakers compete for a chance to have one of their unique creations produced and sold online by the Cake Boss. In Round 1, these talented bakers whip up desserts that show who they are as bakers to earn a seat at the table with Buddy Valastro. Next, they present the one item they think will help them hit the big time. Finally, the remaining two bakers put all their love and energy into their big-money item in the intimidating production facility at Carlo’s Bakery.

Collector’s Call: “Winnie the Pooh”
MeTV, 10pm

Collector Deb Hoffmann has been recognized by the Guinness World Records for the largest collection of Winnie the Pooh items. Her nearly 18,000 pieces of Pooh memorabilia are spread across two houses, and include a Winnie the Pooh costume from the Walt Disney World theme park and a limited-edition Winnie the Pooh telephone. When Lisa Whelchel and appraiser Judy Martin visit and assess the collection, Martin brings along a very special surprise.

Good Girls: “The Dubby”
NBC, 10pm

When Rio (Manny Montana) gives her an assignment, Beth (Christina Hendricks) is forced to take her kids with her. Meanwhile, under pressure from Turner (James Lesure), Ruby (Retta) crosses a line from which there’s no coming back. Annie (Mae Whitman) meets her new manager at Fine & Frugal.

Monday, April 15

No Good Nick
New Series!

Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin star in this dramedy about 13-year-old Nicole, a.k.a. “Nick” (Siena Agudong), who infiltrates a family with the intent of getting revenge on them for unknowingly ruining her life. As she gets to know the family, however, she finds compassion for them and begins to wrestle with whether or not she can go through with her plan.

The Neighborhood: “Welcome to the Repass”
CBS, 8pm

The Butlers step up to host a memorial service for one of the neighborhood’s least liked residents in the new episode “Welcome to the Repass.”

The Resident; “If Not Now, When?”
FOX, 8pm

Devon (Manish Dayal) grows concerned when a mother’s complaints go unaddressed after her delivery, and pushes Bell (Bruce Greenwood) to take drastic measures. And as Jessie’s (Julianna Guill) condition worsens, Conrad (Matt Czuchry) faces breaking the news to Nic (Emily VanCamp).

Jesus: His Life: “Mary Magdalene: The Crucifixion/Peter: The Resurrection”
History, 8pm
Series Finale!

Mary Magdalene is among Jesus’ best-known female followers, and she witnesses the torment of his crucifixion at the foot of the cross. But her faith is rewarded the most when she is the first to witness the seemingly unbelievable: Jesus’ resurrection. A simple fisherman, Peter was Jesus’ most devoted disciple, his “rock.” But when a frightened Peter disavows Jesus three times during Jesus’ arrest, Peter despairs. The resurrected Jesus appears to Peter and restores him by commanding him to spread his gospel, and Peter takes on that mission.

The Voice: “Live Cross Battles, Part 1”
NBC, 8pm

The artists take the stage in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and John Legend to compete for the chance to advance in the competition. The results of tonight’s Cross Battles airs tomorrow night, when the artists learn if they will be moving forward in the competition.

America’s Hidden Stories: “Mrs. Benedict Arnold”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Season Finale!

Benedict Arnold has been labeled as America’s worst traitor for nearly 250 years, but why did the patriot war hero turn to treason? In the season finale, “Mrs. Benedict Arnold,” discoveries reveal that the spymaster behind Benedict Arnold may have been his teenage wife, Peggy, due in part to her close relationship with a British spy chief.

Man With a Plan: “We Don’t Need Another Hero”
CBS, 8:30pm

In the new episode “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” Adam (Matt LeBlanc) gets jealous when he finds out he’s not his son’s (Matthew McCann) hero.

The Code: “P.O.G.”
CBS, 9pm

Captains John Abraham (Luke Mitchell) and Maya Dobbins (Anna Wood) head to a war zone when they are assigned to opposite sides of the courtroom in the case of Marine charged with abandoning his post during combat.

Arrow: “Lost Canary”
The CW, 9pm

After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief (guest star Carmel Amit), to go on a crime spree around Star City.

9-1-1: “Broken”
FOX, 9pm
When the 9-1-1 system is hit with a system-wide power outage, the call center goes old school to respond to emergencies.

Hostile Planet: “Grasslands”
National Geographic, 9pm

The wildernesses are among the most volatile environments on Earth, where animals must endure an ever-shifting journey through freeze, fire, flood and drought. In the new episode “Grasslands,” watch as bull elephants clash in mating battles, North American bison endure a blizzard with a pack of wolves in pursuit, and cheetahs stalk gazelles in the Kenyan savanna.

The Fix: “Lie to Me”
ABC, 10pm

The district attorney’s office makes everyone take a lie detector test in an effort to find the mole feeding information to Ezra Wolf (Scott Cohen). Meanwhile, Maya (Robin Tunney) receives an unexpected visit at work from Sevvy’s (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) son Gabe (Alex Saxon).

Food: Fact or Fiction?: “Paradise Nosh”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Host Michael McKean has two tickets to paradise and is inviting everyone for a taste of the good life! He’s finding out how poke started cooking without gas, why the Mai Tai became tied to tiki bars and if Hawaiian pizza is from the great white north.

Duff Takes the Cake
Food Network, 10pm
New Series!

Duff Goldman and his team of decorators, designers and builders work around the clock to make epic, show-stopping cakes for milestone events and parties for their social media followers. The team is then challenged with delivering these extra-special creations to a variety of venues and locations both on time and intact.

Knightfall: “Equal Before God”
History, 10pm

A mysterious knight arrives at Chartres Temple and brings the Knights Templar devastating news. Louis (Tom Forbes) struggles to produce an heir, creating a rift between him and his wife. King Philip (Ed Stoppard) sends Gawain (Pádraic Delaney) on a mission where he comes face-to-face with his former Templar brothers.

The Enemy Within: “An Offer”
NBC, 10pm

Flashbacks to the past reveal the fateful events that led CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) to betray her country and the ensuing investigation that put her on a collision course with Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut).

Tuesday, April 16

American Housewife: “Phone Free Day”
ABC, 8pm

In order to avoid buying Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) a cellphone, Katie (Katy Mixon) makes a pact with the girls that she and Taylor (Meg Donnelly) can go an entire day without using their phones. Meanwhile, disappointed with Greg’s (Diedrich Bader) advice, Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) seeks the guidance of an old friend.

The Big Interview
AXS TV, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The celebrity sit-down interview series, hosted by veteran journalist Dan Rather, returns for its seventh season. The new season puts the spotlight on a roster of superstars from across the entertainment spectrum, kicking off tonight with former Journey singer Steve Perry, who talks about his decision to leave the band at the peak of its success, among other topics.

NCIS: “Hail & Farewell”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Hail & Farewell,” NCIS investigates the murder of a Marine believed to have been killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon after human remains are discovered at a construction site.

The Flash: “Godspeed”
The CW, 8pm

After discovering that Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) is working with Thawne (Tom Cavanagh), Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) disagree about how to handle their daughter in the wake of this shocking news. Team Flash isn’t sure they can trust Nora, so they go through her journal to find out exactly how she came to work alongside their greatest nemesis.

The Kids Are Alright: “Mass for Shut-ins”
ABC, 8:30pm

A concerned Peggy (Mary McCormack) manipulates William (Andy Walken) into joining the church choir to keep him engaged in Catholicism after learning he’s questioning his beliefs. Meanwhile, Timmy (Jack Gore) learns that the choir will be appearing on television and once again sees his opportunity to make his way into the spotlight.

black-ish: “Under the Influence”
ABC, 9pm

Jack (Miles Brown) is going through an experimental phase and getting himself into trouble, so Dre (Anthony Anderson) chaperones the twins’ school dance to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) fights with his girlfriend, Niecy (Monique Green), after she thinks he spends too much time taking care of Devante (August & Berlin Gross).

FBI: “Conflict of Interest”
CBS, 9pm

The team investigates after an American diplomat is killed while being used as a pawn in a dangerous drug ring in the new episode “Conflict of Interest.”

The Village: “Laid Bare”
NBC, 9pm

Katie (Grace Van Dien) sees Sarah (Michaela McManus) in a new light during her tumultuous first day of work at the nursing home. Nick (Warren Christie) makes a startling discovery in therapy while helping Enzo (Dominic Chianese) pursue a second chance at love. Ron (Frankie Faison) and Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint) host an open mic night with a surprise performance from their past.

Bless This Mess
ABC, 9:30pm
New Series!

This new single-camera comedy from series star Lake Bell and New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether follows newlyweds Rio and Mike (Bell and Dax Shepard) as they make the impulsive decision to leave New York City for a life as farmers in rural Nebraska. But surrounded by a dilapidated farmhouse, quirky neighbors and the realization that farming can’t be learned on YouTube, these millennials discover that living the simple life will be anything but easy. The series also stars Ed Begley Jr., Pam Grier, David Koechner, Lennon Parham and JT Neal.

The Rookie: “Free Fall”
ABC, 10pm
Season Finale!

As the rookies prepare for a big exam to see who moves on to the next stage of training, Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Officer Bishop (Afton Williamson) are called to the scene of a murder and learn that the victim may be tied to a potential terrorist attack on the city of Los Angeles.

NCIS: New Orleans: “Jackpot”
CBS, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!

Tom Arnold guest-stars in the new episode “Jackpot,” which also features a performance by rapper French Montana. Elvis Bertrand’s (Arnold) “daughter” is linked to an NCIS murder case, and he asks Pride (Scott Bakula) to prove her innocence.

Man v. Food: “Palm Springs, Calif.”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Casey Webb’s cross-country culinary quest takes him back in time to Palm Springs, Calif., where he comes face-to-face with a three-pound skyscraper of a sandwich loaded with every deli meat imaginable.

New Amsterdam: “Five Miles West”
NBC, 10pm

Reynolds (Jocko Sims) struggles to help a young cystic fibrosis patient (guest star Lilly Knowles) with curious symptoms while Kapoor (Anupam Kher) finally comes face to face with Ella (guest star Dierdre Friel) after their awkward encounter. Meanwhile, Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) takes a major step in her personal life.

Legendary Locations: “Rock and a Hard Place”
Travel Channel, 10pm

Josh Gates visits places where perseverance paid off — from a New England town where the wrongfully accused stood their ground to a Japanese mountain where self-starvation for the common good was an honored tradition.

Miz & Mrs: “Miz & Maryse Alone Time”
USA Network, 10pm

Mike and Maryse move Monroe into her crib so they can get some sleep and revive their sex life.

Growing Up Chrisley: “Welcome to La La Land”
USA Network, 10:30pm

Chase and Savannah move into their L.A. home and realize life in the city isn’t what they expected.

Wednesday, April 17

Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker”
The CW, 8pm

When a tainted batch of fizzle rocks makes its way through Riverdale, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) set out to find who’s responsible. After asking Veronica (Camila Mendes) to help get him into an upcoming boxing tournament, Archie (KJ Apa) quickly learns he may be in over his head.

The Amazing Race
CBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

It’s a reality crossover event as former contestants on The Amazing RaceSurvivor and Big Brother are pitted against one another for the series’ 31st season.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-Five”
The CW, 9pm

After talking to everyone else about what is going on in her life, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) turns to Petra (Yael Grobglas), who she knows will give her a straight answer. In return, Petra leans on Jane for advice about JR (guest star Rosario Dawson). Xo (Andrea Navedo) is determined to be at grandparents’ day for Mateo (Elias Janssen), but still has one more chemo treatment.

Star: “Lean on Me”
FOX, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!

Simone (Brittany O’Grady) and Alex (Ryan Destiny) compete against newcomer Amber (guest star Erika Tham) for their ASA performance.  This week’s crazy number of guest stars — including Patti LaBelle, Harold Perrineau, Glenn Magee, Major and Kia Shine — has us amazed that the drama can fit all of that talent into one hour.

The Magicians: “The Seam”
Syfy, 9pm
Season Finale!
Quentin (Jason Ralph) and Josh (Trevor Einhorn) get cake; Quentin reflects on his actions.

In Search of Monsters: “Mothman”
Travel Channel, 9pm

A team of experts and eyewitnesses seek answers about the Mothman, a red-eyed phantom that some think may be an abnormality in the evolutionary chain, or even a horrible experiment gone wrong.

Whiskey Cavalier: “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”
ABC, 10pm

The team heads to Europe for a mission to transport a dangerous prisoner for interrogation, who, much to their surprise, turns out to be Will’s (Scott Foley) corrupt former boss and ex-FBI director Alex Ollerman (guest star Dylan Walsh). Meanwhile, Jai (Vir Das) helps organize a Secret Santa gift exchange for an off-season Spy Christmas.

SEAL Team: “Payback”
CBS, 10pm

Bravo Team is out for revenge as they search for the person responsible for a surprise bomb attack in the new episode “Payback.”

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations: “Louisville, Kentucky”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, Ky. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

What We Do in the Shadows: “Manhattan Night Club”
FX, 10pm

The vampires venture into Manhattan to make an alliance with an old friend who is now the king of the Manhattan vampires in the new episode “Manhattan Night Club.”

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World
PBS, 10pm
New Series!

With the stories of six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything. Episode 1, “The Telescope,” introduces the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, who are responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their inventions allow humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing — 13 billion light-years out.

Thursday, April 18

My First First Love
New Series!

In this Korean drama, some of college student Yun Tae-O’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship and everything in between.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Head Over High Heels”
ABC, 8pm

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) debates how to handle an unexpected situation in her personal life, while Richard (James Pickens Jr.) has an untimely reunion with an old friend. Jo (Camilla Luddington) has a hard time at work, and Owen (Kevin McKidd) tries therapy.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Inspiration Deprivation”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Guest star Regina King returns as Janine in the new episode “The Inspiration Deprivation,” in which Amy (Mayim Bialik) has a meltdown over the possibility of winning a Nobel Prize.

Superstore: “Easter”
NBC, 8pm

Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

Life in Pieces
CBS, 8:30pm
Season Premiere!

Life in Pieces Season 4 debuts with two new episodes tonight (with an episode of Mom in-between), then moves to its regular time slot next Thursday. This season, the Short family welcomes a few new family members and weathers an unexpected health crisis, plus some long-hidden secrets are revealed in an unexpected way.

A.P. Bio: “Personal Everest”
NBC, 8:30pm

Jack (Glenn Howerton) is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis), and Michelle (Jean Villepique) set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen (Paula Pell) and Durbin (Patton Oswalt).

Sex for Sale: The Untold Story
A&E, 9pm

This unfiltered look at the secrets, rules and specialties of the sex industry takes viewers on a revealing journey through immersive, character-driven portraits. These entrepreneurs give in-depth details on how they made a living by using the internet to sell sex, intimacy and companionship.

Station 19: “Friendly Fire”
ABC, 9pm

When Station 19 gets called to a structure fire at a coffee processing plant, the team risks their lives to save Station 42’s captain. Meanwhile, Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) gets some surprising news about some of her fellow crew members, and Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval) takes on a new position.

Mom: “Lumbar Support and Old Pork”
CBS, 9pm

Bonnie (Allison Janney) has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s (William Fichtner) bar is doing well in the new episode “Lumbar Support and Old Pork.”

In the Dark: “The Big Break”
The CW, 9pm

Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) enlists an unwitting Felix (Morgan Krantz) to help her organize an outreach presentation at Fairview High so she can do some digging around to try and locate Tyson’s (Thamela Mpumlwana) girlfriend. When the presentation goes awry, Murphy and Felix take a smoke break under the bleachers and have their first heart-to-heart.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Bimbo”
NBC, 9pm

Holt (Andre Braugher) and Jake (Andy Samberg) investigate a case at Kevin’s (Marc Evan Jackson) university. Back at the precinct, Terry (Terry Crews) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) take the squad out for lunch.

Abby’s: “Book Club”
NBC, 9:30pm

When it’s revealed that Fred (Neil Flynn) has a crush on a bar patron, Abby (Natalie Morales) and Beth (Jessica Chaffin) encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

S.W.A.T.: “Invisible”
CBS, 10pm

The SWAT team pursues a home invasion crew targeting domestic workers to gain entry into upscale homes in the new episode “Invisible.” Guest star Debbie Allen returns as Hondo’s (Shemar Moore) mom.

Friday, April 19

Amazon Prime Video
Season Premiere!

In Season 5 of the noir drama, homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) finds himself seeking the truth on two fronts: New information in an old case incriminates Bosch as having planted evidence, and a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid pill mill.

Rilakkuma and Kaoru
New Series!

This is the first stop-motion animated series starring one of Japan’s most beloved characters, Rilakkuma — a soft toy bear who shows up out of the blue one day to live with a young woman named Kaoru. Although Rilakkuma has a zipper on its back, what is inside remains a mystery. What is known is that the bear loves lounging around the apartment and eating pancakes, rice omelets, custard pudding and “dango” rice dumplings.

Someone Great
Original Film!

Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long-distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers her best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

“I Love Lucy” Funny Money Special
CBS, 8pm

This one-hour special features two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic I Love Lucy series. In “The Million-Dollar Idea” Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) attempt to get rich quick by bottling Lucy’s homemade salad dressing. Then in “Bonus Bucks,” it’s the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when both couples claim ownership of a dollar bill worth $300 in a contest.

Blindspot: “Everybody Hates Kathy”
NBC, 8pm

The team discovers an international conspiracy when a deadly weapon is stolen. Jane (Jaimie Alexander) supports Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) when someone from his past dredges up painful memories. Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and Rich (Ennis Esmer) contend with their newly-released hacker accomplice.

The Blacklist: “The Third Estate”
NBC, 9pm

Red (James Spader) and the task force spring into action to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist group from kidnapping and torturing the children of the one percent. Meanwhile, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) goes behind Liz’s (Megan Boone) back to find out what happened to her mother, former KGB operative Katarina Rostova.

American Masters: “Garry Winogrand”
PBS, 9pm

Learn about Garry Winogrand, who turned spontaneous street photos into high art in 1960s-70s America.

Crazy Cakes: “Fiery, Fairytale Cakes”
Cooking Channel, 11pm
Season Finale!

A waterfront wedding cake gets its own functioning river, and an island-themed cake erupts with Polynesian flair. Later, a Vegas wedding cake is taller than the bride, and one baker overcomes culinary odds when he adds fire and movement to a mystical beast.

Saturday, April 20

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The San Francisco Giants are at PNC Park to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and the L.A. Dodgers are at Milwaukee’s Miller Park for a meeting with the Brewers on FS1.

Ransom: “Dark Triad”
CBS, 8pm

The FBI brings in the Crisis Resolution team to negotiate with a formidable sociopath who is targeting diabetics with tainted insulin in the new episode “Dark Triad.”

Restaurant: Impossible
Food Network, 8pm

Robert’s back! Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He’ll use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant, and pave the road to a successful future?

Easter Under Wraps
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Erika (Fiona Gubelmann), the marketing director at Cavendish Chocolates, goes undercover to see why sales have declined. She learns from handsome chocolatier Bryan (Brendan Penny) that automation has replaced quality, and when they conspire to bring back a legendary Cavendish confection, they find themselves melting for each other. But when Bryan discovers that Erika is a corporate spy, the romance might turn bitter.

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

This heartbreaking film is based on the true story of author and motivational speaker Regina Louise, who, by the age of 18, had been shuttled between 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities. Although the experience could have broken her spirit, it didn’t. In the film, Regina (played by newcomer Angela Fairley, a foster child herself) forges a bond with Jeanne (Ginnifer Goodwin), who tries to adopt her. After the adoption is denied because they are of different races, the two women fight to defeat the corrupt system and become a family.

My Mom’s Letter From Heaven
Lifetime, 10pm
Original Film!

Barry Watson stars as a single father who has a fractious relationship with his rebellious teenage daughter. When a lost letter written to the daughter from her dying mother is miraculously found, everything starts to turn around. Cindy Busby, Karen Holness, Jaime M. Callica and Jordyn Ashely Olson also star in this film that is inspired by a true story.


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