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Wednesday, May 1
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: “The Robot”
Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba. Then, take a sneak peek at what future robots will be able to do.
— PBS (@PBS) April 28, 2019
Knock Down the House
Also being released in select theaters today, this documentary follows the efforts of candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin on their respective campaign trails during the historic 2018 midterm elections. The film won the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses
Discovery Channel, 7pm
In honor of Yom HaShoah, which is also known as Holocaust Memorial Day and is commemorated in the U.S. on May 1 this year, this one-hour special airs as part of the USC Shoah Foundation’s 25th anniversary commemoration and its Stronger Than Hate initiative. The documentary features heroic veterans who vividly share, in their own words, their emotional experiences during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps near the end of World War II.
The Goldbergs: “Mom Trumps Willow”
After Adam (Sean Giambrone) decides to see Willow instead of spending Mother’s Day with Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey), he must find a way to get back into her smothering good graces. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) is tired of his status as middle child and fights Erica (Hayley Orrantia) for his right to the college of his choice.
Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night”
The CW, 8pm
Betty (Lili Reinhart) takes matters into her own hands after learning some unsettling news about her father. Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) grows concerned by Archie’s (KJ Apa) desire to take boxing to the next level. Elsewhere, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) runs into a roadblock during her campaign for prom queen.
Major League Baseball: Houston at Minnesota
ESPN, 8pm Live
The Houston Astros are at the Minnesota Twins for the third game of a four-game set at Target Field in Minneapolis.
2019 Billboard Music Awards
NBC, 8pm Live
Kelly Clarkson is back to host this three-hour live telecast of the annual music awards ceremony. Cardi B leads the way with 21 nominations.
Schooled: “CB Likes Lainey”
When CB (Brett Dier) finally gets the courage to tell Lainey (AJ Michalka) that he has feelings for her, Dr. Barry Goldberg (Troy Gentile) returns, derailing his big romantic reveal. Meanwhile, Glascott (Tim Meadows) discovers that he can’t make every teacher like one another after his plan with the school’s staff goes awry.
Modern Family: “Commencement”
Cam (Eric Stonestreet) is finally getting a chance to shine when he is asked to preside over the high school graduation ceremony at the last minute, while Jay (Ed O’Neill) gives the commencement address. Meanwhile, Claire (Julie Bowen) runs into her former high school rival, who brings out the worst in her.
The Amazing Race
This has comedy written all over it: Tonight on the globe-trotting competition, teams travel to Vietnam, where they must choose to fish — or learn a pop dance routine.
Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-Seven”
The CW, 9pm
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) struggles with giving Rafael (Justin Baldoni) his space after she discovers that he is hiding a secret. Jane and Michael (guest star Brett Dier) uncover clues about what happened the day he “died.” Petra (Yael Grobglas) wants to fit into JR’s (guest star Rosario Dawson) world and enlists Jane’s help.
Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads
Science Channel, 9pm
This season is a special extension of Science Channel’s popular Impossible Engineering series and focuses on the world’s most extraordinary railway systems, from the deepest jungles to the highest peaks and beyond. The series will go around the world with exclusive access to some of the most groundbreaking railroads on Earth and talk to the engineering experts who have created them.
In Search of Monsters: “The Wendigo”
Travel Channel, 9pm
The Wendigo is a mythical monster born in Native American oral histories, but a new theory suggests that this entity may come from somewhere not of this earth.
Whiskey Cavalier: “Good Will Hunting”
When an unexpected murder shocks everyone, Will (Scott Foley) goes to a dark place as he and the rest of the team are tasked to hunt down the culprit behind this unsettling attack.
Best Room Wins
Hosted by interior designer and Trading Spaces alum Genevieve Gorder, each episode challenges two top interior designers to create luxury looks for less for couples in desperate need of a room makeover. The winning designer will be featured in an online spread on ElleDecor.com.
SEAL Team: “Rock Bottom”
Tensions between Jason (David Boreanaz) and Ray (Neil Brown Jr.) come to a head in the new episode “Rock Bottom.”
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge
Hosts Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart no longer feel like an unlikely duo, but the various guests they bring together to play friendly culinary battles, share cooking tips and have a chinwag can be a total potluck. This Mother’s Day special features Octavia Spencer and Fergie.
Thursday, May 2
Harry Potter Battle of Hogwarts Anniversary
Syfy, beginning at 5pm
In the world of the Harry Potter books, the Battle of Hogwarts — when the villainous Voldemort and his army laid siege to the wizarding school in an effort to capture the titular hero — took place on May 2, 1998. To commemorate the 21st anniversary of that pivotal event in this fictional universe, Syfy airs the final two films in the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Part 2 (2011).
Grey’s Anatomy: “What I Did for Love”
In Part 1 of a crossover event with Station 19, Maggie treats one of Station 19’s own, and Jo learns a hard lesson. Meanwhile, when working with a family seeking asylum, Meredith makes a call that could jeopardize her career.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Plagiarism Schism”
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) try to take the high road in their quest for the Nobel Prize when they learn of a misdeed from Pemberton’s (guest star Sean Astin) past in the new episode “The Plagiarism Schism.”
iZombie: “Thug Death”
The CW, 8pm
While investigating a murder case with no body and no brain to eat, the only evidence Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) have to work with is a grainy video and a little bit of blood found at the crime scene. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) is up to his old tricks.
2019 Miss USA
FOX, 8pm Live
Vanessa and Nick Lachey return to host the 2019 Miss USA Competition broadcasting live from Reno, Nev. At the conclusion of the two-hour event — where women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia compete for the title — Miss USA 2018, Sarah Rose Summers, will crown her successor.
Superstore: “Cloud Green”
Despite Dina’s (Lauren Ash) protests, Amy (America Ferrera) lets Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) pastor host an Earth Day booth at the store, but things quickly unravel when Glenn won’t recognize Amy’s authority. Jonah (Ben Feldman) spearheads Cloud 9’s green initiative but is met with apathy from his coworkers.
Young Sheldon: “A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross”
In the new episode “A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross,” Georgie (Montana Jordan) is thrilled when Veronica (Isabel May) stays with the Coopers for a few days.
A.P. Bio: “Dr. Whoopsie”
After an embarrassing video of himself falling off a stage goes viral, Jack (Glenn Howerton) plans a viral video of his own. Meanwhile, Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Helen (Paula Pell) and the teachers track down Whitlock’s most notorious litterer: the Sugar Daddy.
Station 19: “Always Ready”
In the final hour of the crossover with Grey’s Anatomy, a deadly blaze inside a coffee beanery puts the members of Station 19 on high alert as a beloved member of their team lands at Grey Sloan, leaving the future uncertain in the face of a life-threatening situation.
Mom: “Finger Guns and Beef Bourguignon”
Christy (Anna Faris) discovers her new job at a law firm isn’t quite what she expected. Guest star Rainn Wilson returns as Bonnie’s (Allison Janney) therapist in the new episode “Finger Guns and Beef Bourguignon.”
In the Dark: “The Feels”
The CW, 9pm
Jess (Brooke Markham) reluctantly agrees to let Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) go alone with Max (Casey Diedrick) on a day trip. While traveling, Murphy has flashback memories of Tyson (Thamela Mpumlwana). Meanwhile, Jess and Joy (Kathleen York) realize they may have more in common than they thought.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Return of the King”
When Gina (Chelsea Peretti) returns to the Nine-Nine, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Terry (Terry Crews) get drawn into her life. Holt (Andre Braugher) learns that Charles’ (Joe Lo Truglio) son, Nikolaj (Antonio Raul Corbo), may be a genius. Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) copes with an injury.
Life in Pieces: “Birth Meddling Jacket Denial”
In the new episode “Birth Meddling Jacket Denial,” Colleen (Angelique Cabral) and Matt (Thomas Sadoski) look for alternatives when they learn they may not be allowed into the delivery room for the birth of the baby they are planning to adopt.
Abby’s: “Liquid Courage”
James (Leonard Ouzts) is offered a new position at work that he worries he’s not qualified for, so Abby (Natalie Morales) serves up some tequila shots in order to get him to accept the promotion. But when James gets a little too much liquid courage, he offends Abby’s neighbor, who threatens to call the cops on the bar.
S.W.A.T.: “Day of Dread”
The SWAT team finds itself under internal investigation after a civilian is killed during an operation to bring in the city’s most wanted criminal in the new episode “Day of Dread.”
Beat Bobby Flay: “Pump It Up”
Food Network, 10pm
Standup comic Tony Rock (Chris’s brother) sits down alongside chef Alex Guarnaschelli to offer a heaping helping of heckling as pros from Delaware and Long Island, N.Y., compete to take on — and take down — Bobby Flay.
The American Farm: “Chasing the Dream”
In midsummer, winter wheat is ready for the farmers to harvest, and it’s the year’s first opportunity for a payday and a chance to break out their combines. Stress is at an all-time high as they begin to harvest crops that will help carry them out or dig them deeper into debt.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Diss”
Guest Star Alert!
When a pop star is assaulted in her home, the SVU investigates the public feud between her rapper husband (guest star Orlando Jones) and a competing recording artist (guest star Snoop Dogg). Meanwhile, Fin’s (Ice-T) family ties to a suspect takes him off the case.
Friday, May 3
A Pesar de Todo
This female-led Spanish comedy follows four sisters whose lives and personalities are utterly different, but who must try to understand (or at least put up with) each other when their paths meet again following the death of their mother.
Dead to Me
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in this dark comedy about a widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder and another woman who has suffered her own recent loss. The two women meet at a support group and become friends, despite their polar-opposite personalities.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Zac Efron plays notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in this true-crime thriller. The film is based on the book by, and told from the perspective of, Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who refused to believe the truth about him for years. John Malkovich and Jeffrey Donovan also star.
The Last Summer
K.J. Apa (Riverdale) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters) star in this film that features several intersecting stories as it follows a group of recent high school graduates navigating their way through their final summer before taking off for college.
Tuca & Bertie
Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created this animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women — Tuca (voiced by Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, carefree toucan, and Bertie (voiced by Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.
Last Man Standing: “The Favourite”
Mike (Tim Allen) and Chuck (Jonathan Adams) get their game on when Ed (Hector Elizondo) has a pinball machine installed in the office.
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
This documentary from director Erin Lee Carr explores the Larry Nassar sexual abuse story that rocked the sports world. The 90-minute film features interviews with gymnasts who made courageous efforts to reveal a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything.
Blindspot: “Coder to Killer”
A horrifying and vengeful villain threatens the FBI, Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) considers his priorities, Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and Reade (Rob Brown) try to navigate their living situation, and Patterson (Ashley Johnson) explores a budding interest.
Best of Robert Osborne’s Picks
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Late, great TCM host Robert Osborne used to curate evenings of films that he deemed worthy of viewing, and tonight the network re-airs some notable instances where he introduced his “picks.” The night begins with Osborne introducing and discussing The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946), which originally aired on Jan. 21, 1997. This is followed by Lady of Burlesque (1943), which Osborne picked on April 16, 2003, and Born to Dance (1936), which originally aired on May 4, 2011.
The Cool Kids: “Vegas Baby!”
When Hank (David Alan Grier) and the gang head to Las Vegas to attend his son’s wedding, he is excited to give his son the perfect wedding gift until he finds out that Lorraine’s (guest star Jackée Harry) boyfriend Reggie (guest star Rick Fox) is paying for everything.
The Blacklist: “Guillermo Rizal”
When multiple children are abducted under similar circumstances, the task force rushes to find the kidnapper. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) goes on the hunt for a man who can find anything, while Liz (Megan Boone) considers a big change.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
An all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song who are the first married couple and the first musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor.
Blue Bloods: “Identity”
DNA evidence in a murder case leads Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) to identical twins with identical alibis in the new episode “Identity.”
Masters of Disaster
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Mechanic Beau Boruff, owner of Survival Research Inc., on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tenn., leads a talented crew of craftsmen who source, restore and sell vintage objects that may be useful to survivalists and preppers in any calamity. They are the subjects of this six-episode series.
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell
Adult Swim, 12am (late night)
The 15-minute, live-action workplace comedy series returns for Season 4. It stars Henry Zebrowski as Gary, a kindhearted demon working to stay out of trouble with his boss, Satan (Matt Servitto).
Saturday, May 4
TNT, beginning at 12:30pm
TNT packs Saturday with back-to-back action movies that touch on futuristic worlds, airing 2009’s Terminator Salvation, Total Recall (2012), RoboCop (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Giver (2014).
Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby
NBC, 2:30pm Live
The 145th Kentucky Derby takes place today at Churchill Downs in Louisville for the start of horse racing’s Triple Crown season. Among the horses who could be in the starting gate are Tacitus, Vekoma, Plus Que Parfait, Roadster, By My Standards, Maximum Security and Game Winner. NBC airs all the prerace pageantry, featuring lots of interviews with celebrities and analysis of their odd fashion choices.
Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
FS1 has a Saturday MLB doubleheader featuring the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs, followed by the Oakland A’s at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell
This groundbreaking two-night, four-hour series presents the tragic case of Susan Cox Powell — a missing mom who dominated headlines nearly a decade ago — unveiling alarming new developments, scandalous never-before-seen videos and rare interviews with family members that offer a closer than ever look at one of the most shocking cases in recent memory.
Million Dollar Mile: “I’m Coming for You”
In the new episode “I’m Coming for You,” a yoga instructor goes up against Max “The Machine” Fennell, who has competed in 54 triathlons.
Eric (Luke Roberts) and his team must locate a baby who was stolen from his crib by a notorious serial kidnapper in the new episode “Unfit.”
A Paris Romance
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
When Isabella (Jen Lilley) travels to Paris to compete in a major wine competition, she meets Jacque (Dan Jeannotte), a competitor who not only shows her the City of Love, but also teaches her that wine is more than a business.
Saturday Night Live: “Adam Sandler/Shawn Mendes”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Former SNL cast member Adam Sandler makes his highly anticipated return to Studio 8H for his hosting debut. He is joined by Shawn Mendes, making his second appearance as musical guest.
Sunday, May 5
Major League Baseball: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs
ESPN, 7pm Live
Sunday Night Baseball features NL Central rivals as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the finale of a three-game series.
Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar
AXS TV, 8pm
Host Sammy Hagar and his interview series are back in a new time slot with 12 new episodes featuring Hagar talking and rocking with enduring music icons. In the season premiere, he cruises down to Fort Worth to take in some local bull-riding action before joining the legendary Willie Nelson for a conversation. Later, the two hit the stage for a rendition of Nelson’s signature hit, “On the Road Again.”
Killing Eve: “Smell Ya Later”
BBC America & AMC, 8pm
The MI6 team makes a pact with the devil in order to get information from The Ghost, while a visitor from Broadmoor comes with a dire warning in the new episode “Smell Ya Later.”
The Red Line
Limited series The Red Line continues with two new episodes tonight. In “For We Meet by One or the Other,” Daniel (Noah Wyle) has an angry outburst that puts his lawsuit against Paul (Noel Fisher) at risk. Then in “We Need Glory for a While,” Tia (Emayatzy Corinealdi) finds herself making enemies after she gives a powerful speech against Paul and the Chicago Police Department.
Supergirl: “Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?”
The CW, 8pm
Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Lena (Katie McGrath) head to Kaznia to hunt down Lex. However, Eve Tessmacher (guest star Andrea Brooks) sets a trap for the duo that could ultimately reveal that Kara is Supergirl. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) gets a long-awaited phone call, James (Mehcad Brooks) practices using his powers, and Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) takes a dangerous stand inside the DEO.
46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
emmyonline.tv, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, 8pm
Will the incomparable Maura West, a.k.a. General Hospital’s Ava, win her fourth statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series? The best in soaps, chat shows, kiddie fare, foodfests and other daytime staples get their due today in a live stream.
A week before her wedding, a dance instructor finds herself the object of an obsession of the male exotic dancer from her bachelorette party. He harbors a dark vendetta and will stop at nothing to keep her from tying the knot. Stars Karissa Lee Staples, Rachele Brooke Smith, Krystal Joy Brown, Tyler Johnson, Mark Hapka and Lisa Ann Walter.
World of Dance: “World Final”
The top act from each division and a wild card (5 acts total) will take the stage for the last time. The judges will score their performances based on their artistry, precision and athleticism, with the top overall scoring act crowned the Season 3 champion and winning the grand prize of $1 million.
The Spanish Princess
This lavish eight-part series tells the story of Spain’s Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) — her seldom-depicted younger years, as she arrives in England to wed Prince Arthur, heir to the English throne, in a marriage contract intended to forge an alliance.
AXS TV, 8:30pm
Season 2 of the reality series finds famed rocker Eddie Money and his clan attending a family reunion with Eddie’s brothers and sisters in New York; onstage at their annual sold-out concert in Detroit; hitting the lanes for a day of bowling; taking a family trip to South Dakota; and welcoming Great Dane puppy Bette to their growing pack.
The Real Housewives of Potomac
Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett return for a new season as lies are uncovered and relationships are strained. Babies, wig shifting, silent judging and scandals rule as the women try to pick up the pieces.
The CW, 9pm
With the Elders feeling that their lives are still in danger, the sisters and Harry (Rupert Evans) band together to try to stop the evil that is happening. Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) become concerned when Macy (Madeleine Mantock) starts to more easily tap into her demon side.
When Calls the Heart
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Season 6 of the frontier-set historical drama returns from hiatus with new episodes tonight and tomorrow.
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
The latest film in this series based on novels written by Nancy Grace and starring Kellie Martin as a prosecutor turned psychologist premieres tonight. In tonight’s mystery, Hailey Dean aids her friend Detective Garland Fincher (Viv Leacock) in investigating the murder of his former Marine friend.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “No More Secrets”
The NCIS team travels to Cuba for an unsanctioned mission after Callen (Chris O’Donnell) gets a lead on Anna Kolcheck’s (recurring guest star Bar Paly) whereabouts in the new episode “No More Secrets.”
Collector’s Call: “Guitars”
Jim Peterik is known for his hit songs like “Eye of the Tiger” when he was with the band Survivor, as well as his work with 38 Special and the Ides of March. But his collection of nearly 200 guitars is almost as memorable as the songs he plays on them.
Good Girls: “This Land Is Your Land”
With Beth (Christina Hendricks) determined to lead a new crime-free life, a desperate Ruby (Retta) and Annie (Mae Whitman) go behind her back to strike a new deal with Rio (Manny Montana).
Mission Declassified: “The Black Dahlia Murder”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Christof Putzel digs into the most infamous and gruesome unsolved murder case in Los Angeles history: the Black Dahlia. He uncovers an investigation derailed by corruption and finds a confession pointing him to a new suspect in the Philippines.
Monday, May 6
Jax (fan favorite Ingo Rademacher) returns to Port Charles, which is likely good news for his daughter, Josslyn (Eden McCoy), and ex-wife Carly (Laura Wright) — and bad news for his longtime nemesis, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).
The Bachelorette: The Biggest “Bachelorette” Reunion in “Bachelor” History Ever!
Viewers will celebrate 15 seasons of romance with Chris Harrison as he hits the road with “Bachelor Nation” superfans, revisiting some of the most memorable dates and unforgettable moments from Bachelorette history, leading to a Bachelorette reunion like no other with special surprises along the way.
The Resident: “The Unbefriended”
In an effort to save Chastain, Bell (Bruce Greenwood) considers selling the hospital to a conglomerate, but Kit (Jane Leeves) tries to make him see that the negatives will outweigh the positives.
Tonight, the supernatural series based on The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare comes to an end in a massive two-and-a-half-hour event. In “Alliance,” the first part of tonight’s two-part series ender, Clary (Katherine McNamara) comes up with a plan that will bring Shadowhunters and Downworlders together. Then, in the second part, “All Good Things…” Jonathan (Luke Baines) begins his reign of vengeful terror as the Shadowhunters try to find a way to stop him, and Clary must make a sacrifice that could have long-lasting implications for all. Plus, wedding bells are in the air for one couple.
The Voice: “Live Top 13 Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top 13 artists perform live for America’s vote.
Man With a Plan
In the Season 3 finale episode “The Intervention(s),” Adam (Matt LeBlanc) and Andi (Liza Snyder) stage an intervention to get Lowell (Matt Cook) to stop putting up with Kelly’s (guest star Jessica St. Clair) bad behavior.
The Code: “Maggie’s Drawers”
In the new episode “Maggie’s Drawers,” Abe (Luke Mitchell) and Harper (Phillipa Soo) square off against Trey (Ato Essandoh) in court in the case of a soldier accused of tampering with a weapons system that accidentally killed two Marines.
Arrow: “Living Proof”
The CW, 9pm
Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds himself in a precarious position. SCPD shows up with a warrant for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O’Neill star in this five-part miniseries that dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident in the Soviet state of Ukraine. The series explains the events and misinformation surrounding one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, telling the stories of the brave men and women who sacrificed themselves to clean up the disaster’s aftermath and save Europe from an additional catastrophe.
Hostile Planet: “Polar”
National Geographic, 9pm
Hostile Planet concludes with “Polar,” in which Earth’s ultimate survivalists are tested by their rapidly changing climate. Watch as polar bears hunt whales, penguins dodge leopard seals, and a pack of Arctic wolves bring down a pair of musk oxen.
Into the Badlands
Tonight, the martial arts drama starring Daniel Wu and Aramis Knight ends its three-season run.
Bull: “When the Rains Came”
In the new episode “When the Rains Came,” Bull (Michael Weatherly) helps mount a defense for a prison guard charged with manslaughter for the drowning deaths of two inmates in the middle of a hurricane.
Knightfall: “Death Awaits”
Friday the 13th. Captured and brought back to Paris, the Knights Templar must stand trial for heresy.
The Enemy Within: “The Embassy”
When a highly sophisticated Tal operative (guest star Michael James Shaw) evades FBI custody and flees to the Swiss embassy, Keaton (Morris Chestnut) and the Cointel team must go undercover. What begins as a smooth counterintelligence operation quickly devolves into a tense hostage situation.
Independent Lens: “Out of State”
Shipped thousands of miles away from Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.
State of the Union
Louise (Rosamund Pike) and Tom (Chris O’Dowd) attempt to repair their crumbling marriage through weekly marital therapy sessions. Before each appointment, the couple meet at a pub, where they delve into how they came together and how, eventually, their marriage fell into disrepair.
Tuesday, May 7
Intervention: “Addicted Moms”
As a fully committed mom, Sandra was involved in her kids’ school activities as well as after-school sports. But in 2015, her abuse of prescription pills after an injury led to an opioid and heroin addiction. Elsewhere, after leaving an abusive marriage, Mallory turned to drugs to cope with the fallout. At 29, she became withdrawn, lost interest in her kids, and turned to meth and heroin to erase her haunting past.
The Big Interview: “Foreigner”
AXS TV, 8pm
Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of the classic ’80s band Foreigner sit down to chat with host Dan Rather.
NCIS: “…and Executioner”
NCIS finds a secret government bank account that’s funding a nationwide network of vigilante justice, and the team must determine who is acting as judge and jury in the new episode “…and Executioner.”
The Flash: “The Girl With the Red Lightning”
The CW, 8pm
Team Flash is on high alert after Cicada II (guest star Sarah Carter) threatens to unleash a dangerous virus that would put all meta-humans at risk.
Oscar winners Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris trace a complex path through the processes of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, trying to upend some of the lasting myths about the foster care system.
The Village: “Choosing to Hope”
With Christmas approaching, emotions are running high, and Ron (Frankie Faison) attempts to reunite the splintered Village family.
Special Theme: Meet Cutes
TCM, beginning at 8pm
The “meet-cute” is a staple in most romantic comedies, dating back to the early days of cinema, as TCM will demonstrate each Tuesday this month beginning tonight. Each week will feature a variation on how the guy and girl in memorable films have met cute; tonight’s focus is “First Encounters,” as seen in movies like It Happened One Night (1934), Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938), My Man Godfrey (1936) and Bringing Up Baby (1938).
black-ish: “Becoming Bow”
After Dre (Anthony Anderson) and the kids question Bow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) unusual upbringing, we flashback to a young, 12-year-old Rainbow (guest star Arica Himmel) living in a commune with her family. When the commune is unexpectedly raided, they are upended and must move to the suburbs.
In the new episode “Appearances,” the team investigates the murder of an FBI agent who was leading a double life.
The Voice: “Live Top 13 Eliminations”
NBC, 9pm Live
Seven artists from among last night’s performers will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. The bottom three artists will then compete for the Instant Save, and two will be eliminated.
Boasting one of the largest Latino populations in the United States, San Antonio is a city rich in Mexican culture and flair, making it the leading destination for Mexican nationals. The series follows Penny Ayarzagoitia, Mayra Farret, Lorena Martinez, Anayancy Nolasco, Karla Ramirez and Luz Ortiz, a stylish group of San Antonio sophisticates, as they try to balance their social lives and the demands of raising a family.
NCIS: New Orleans: “The River Styx, Part 1”
Is Apollyon finally going down? As the two-part season finale kicks off, Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and colleague Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black) tangle with the shadowy spy network in the war-torn Georgian republic of South Ossetia. Pride is hoping to find a kidnapped FBI special agent (Derek Webster) and closure after losing his dad, Cassius (Stacy Keach), to an Apollyon shooter.
True Conviction: “Mother’s Day Murder”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Popular high school Spanish teacher Patricia Mery is discovered brutally beaten and stabbed to death in her Ossining, N.Y., home on Mother’s Day. Police investigating the crime uncover evidence of friction in the household. Could a family feud have led to the murder of this loving grandmother?
New Amsterdam: “This Is Not the End”
Max (Ryan Eggold) goes head-to-head with hospital administration when he comes up with a new plan for patients without insurance. Meanwhile, Iggy (Tyler Labine) struggles with an accusation brought against him, and Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) navigates her role as Deputy Medical Director.
Wednesday, May 8
The Goldbergs: “Breakin’”
When Adam (Sean Giambrone) unintentionally lets it slip that Barry (Troy Gentile) never completed his community service requirement, the brothers join together to throw the greatest break-dancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff’s (Sam Lerner) stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica (Hayley Orrantia) makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer.
Empire: “The Roughest Day”
As Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard) deal with each other’s betrayals, they wonder if this could be the end for their relationship. Meanwhile, Andre’s (Trai Byers) life hangs in the balance and the future of Empire is in jeopardy as the feds close in and the mystery of who is in the coffin is finally revealed.
Chicago Med: “More Harm Than Good”
Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Manning (Torrey DeVitto) disagree on how to handle a patient who they discover is poisoning herself. Meanwhile, Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) throws some serious accusations at Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling), Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) has suspicions about Natalie’s (Torrey DeVitto) new boyfriend.
Schooled: “Dr. Barry”
After initially trying to sabotage him, CB (Brett Dier) works with Barry (Troy Gentile) to help him win back Lainey’s (AJ Michalka) heart. Meanwhile, Glascott (Tim Meadows) faces removal as principal after a prank damages William Penn Academy.
Modern Family: “A Year of Birthdays”
As the birth of Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Dylan’s (Reid Ewing) twins approaches, the show takes a look back at how each family member celebrated their birthday over the past year.
Star: “When the Levee Breaks”
The ASAs finally arrive and Take 3 (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) fights Amber Drake (guest star Erika Tham) for the top spot. The fate of this 3-year-old series is still up in the air, but FOX teases that the season will end “with a bang.”
Chicago Fire: “Try Like Hell”
Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Boden (Eamonn Walker) search to uncover whether arson was the cause of a fire at a hair salon. Mouch (Christian Stolte), Herrmann (David Eigenberg), Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) make a startling discovery in tracking down the missing piercing nozzle from Engine 27.
Nova: “Inside the Megafire”
The docuseries investigates the megafires that have become California’s new normal, like last November’s Camp Fire blaze, the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s history. (It burned at a rate of one football field per second, killed nearly 100 people and razed two towns in hours.) The No. 1 cause of the fires? Humans.
Single Parents: “Ketchup”
After learning that Angie’s ex, Derek (guest star Adam Brody, Leighton Meester’s real-life husband), lives near Space Camp, Will (Taran Killam) convinces Angie (Meester) to confront him about leaving her when she was pregnant, which results in a rowdy and awkward encounter between the three of them. Meanwhile, Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) internally struggles with whom she truly has romantic feelings for.
Whiskey Cavalier: “College Confidential”
The team goes undercover at a college to take down their new target — an engineering prodigy suspected of building a superweapon.
SEAL Team: “My Life For Yours”
When David Boreanaz yells “Action!” he means it. The actor, who plays courageous team leader Jason Hayes, directed tonight’s intense thrill ride of an episode. Bravo Team has parachuted into the mountains of Kashmir on a top-secret, high-risk mission targeting an influential terrorist leader. They face arduous climbs, an ambush, blazing firefights and a minefield. Sniper Ray (Neil Brown Jr.), whose close friendship with Jason is on the rocks, gets separated from the crew when he lands in the wrong spot and his parachute tangles in a tree; reuniting with the team at the “exfil” point means outrunning the bad guys hell-bent on killing him.
Chicago P.D.: “Sacrifice”
A violent crew is hitting pharmaceutical delivery trucks and stealing drugs, but their motivation is more complicated than just money. The case tests Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and Ruzek’s (Patrick John Flueger) relationship.
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: “The Car”
Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly line-built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.
Thursday, May 9
The First 48: “Random Acts/Blunt Force”
In the critical first two days after a 70-year-old Vietnam vet is beaten to death, detectives discover threatening letters in his Mobile, Ala., home. Meanwhile, in Tulsa, Okla., investigators learn new information about a cold case in this true-crime docuseries.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Drawn to the Blood”
Alex (Justin Chambers) tries desperately to save his patient while he waits for a severely agoraphobic blood donor to arrive from London. Jo (Camilla Luddington) reveals to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) why she’s been so down, while Catherine (Debbie Allen) and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) hold a meeting to get down to the bottom of an insurance issue. Meanwhile, Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) go camping.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Maternal Conclusion”
Leonard (Johnny Galecki) is pleasantly surprised when his mother, Beverly (returning guest star Christine Baranski), comes to visit and is nice to him in the new episode “The Maternal Conclusion.”
iZombie: “Dead Lift”
The CW, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
Legendary NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest-stars tonight. Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) continue investigating a murder with no body and no evidence. Meanwhile, Peyton (Aly Michalka) approaches councilman Zed (Abdul-Jabbar) with a request, but doesn’t get the answer she was hoping for.
FOX, 8pm Live
Kristin Cavallari hosts a thrice-weekly reboot of the romantic competition series that premiered in 2003 on FOX, where a group of singles checks in to an exclusive tropical resort and competes to stay in paradise and to win big money. But paradise won’t last forever, and each week, one single will leave the hotel to make room for a brand-new guest who enters the competition. In a new twist to the series, viewers can play along at home, using social media to try to influence what happens onscreen, including helping to decide who stays and who goes.
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, Dina (Lauren Ash) agrees to play the bad guy when corporate forces Amy (America Ferrera) to cut everyone’s hours, while Jonah (Ben Feldman) and the other employees play an elaborate game of laser tag with the store’s new scanners. In the second episode, when a photo of a mess at store 1217 goes viral, Amy and Jonah try to use it to their advantage, while Dina starts hunting for the anonymous tweeter.
Young Sheldon: “A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster”
In the new episode “A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster,” the Coopers help Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) through a rough patch in his marriage.
Station 19: “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Following a life-threatening situation that left the future of a member of Station 19 unclear, the crew gathers to face the outcome. Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Ben (Jason George) respond to a man impaled by a chandelier. Meanwhile, Station 19 is called upon to organize shipments of supplies and assist with wildfires in Los Angeles.
Project Runway: “The Stitch Is Back”
We think it’s gonna be a long, long time before you see anything like this again: The designers team up with some surprising assistants to create over-the-top looks inspired by the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman.
Mom: “Crazy Hair and a Teeny Tiny Part of Canada”
It may be Christy’s (Anna Faris) “sober birthday” party, but mom Bonnie and her beau Adam (Allison Janney and William Fichtner) appear to have something to celebrate when they make a snap decision after a fight.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Cinco de Mayo”
In order to distract Terry (Terry Crews) from the stress of his upcoming lieutenant’s exam, Jake (Andy Samberg), Holt (Andre Braugher) and the squad decide to hold the annual Halloween Heist on a new date: Cinco de Mayo.
Life in Pieces: “Sonogram Frog Rub Family”
After Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) has a heart attack, he becomes super clingy and annoys the entire family in the new episode “Sonogram Frog Rub Family.”
Abby’s: “Soda Gun”
When Abby (Natalie Morales) and Bill (Nelson Franklin) hire a professional repairman to fix the broken soda gun that Fred (Neil Flynn) installed, they’re surprised by the repercussions. Meanwhile, James (Leonard Ouzts) takes a stab at the emergency plan for the bar.
The American Farm: “On the Brink”
As September arrives and fall harvest begins, two farms face life-or-death struggles with their livestock, while a third races to get their crop harvested and help a neighbor in trouble.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Assumptions”
Bosch’s Titus Welliver returns as lawyer Rob Miller, who raped defense attorney Nikki Staines (Callie Thorne) in a March episode and is now somehow out on bail. Let’s just say that Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is one unhappy cop. In another disturbing storyline, the SVU searches for two suspects spotted fleeing the scene after a Muslim woman is sexually assaulted inside a synagogue.
Comedy Central, 10:30pm
Jordan Klepper returns to Comedy Central in this new docuseries that follows him as he embeds on the front lines of America’s push for change. The first season finds Klepper sinking in a boat with environmental protesters in Louisiana, packing moving boxes with a congresswoman in New Mexico, posting bail at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia and getting body-slammed by a veteran in Texas.
Friday, May 10
Amazon Prime Video
The crime drama starring Giovanni Ribisi, and created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston — who also appears in the series — returns for a third season.
The third and final season of this anthology series consists of nine episodes and will feature some new faces as well as many returning fan-favorite characters, all of whom are navigating the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture in Chicago. Aya Cash, Dave Franco, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Malin Akerman, Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron and Orlando Bloom are among the cast.
Netflix’s latest young-adult series follows a group of teens who are mysteriously transplanted to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun, but it will also be very dangerous. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
Amy Poehler produced, directed and stars in this comedy about a group of longtime girlfriends who take a trip to Napa to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday. When two of the friends’ past drama boils to the surface, it makes the weekend tense for everyone, and what was supposed to be a fun, bonding birthday celebration turns into everyone asking themselves the tough question: Are we still really even friends? The film also stars Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and Tina Fey.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Series star Clark Gregg directs the sixth season premiere, in which the team must come to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time may have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save Fitz or Coulson. The superhero series, which also stars Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet, has already been renewed for a seventh season.
MacGyver: “Mason + Cable + Choices”
Mac (Lucas Till) is forced into the impossible choice between saving the life of a friend and saving the lives of hundreds of innocent people in the Season 3 finale “Mason + Cable + Choices.”
Dynasty: “New Lady in Town”
The CW, 8pm
Thirty-five years after Diahann Carroll made her debut as the OG Dynasty’s deliciously wicked Dominique Deveraux, Michael Michele revives the classic scene-stealer for the reboot. We can’t wait to see who she sinks her claws into first!
Last Man Standing: “A Moving Finale”
When Mandy and Kyle (Molly McCook and Christoph Sanders) are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike (Tim Allen) gives them some tough love.
The Blacklist: “Anna McMahon”
Presidential adviser Anna McMahon (guest star Jennifer Ferrin) faces off with Cooper (Harry Lennix) and the task force in a winner-takes-all race to locate the missing dossier containing details of a conspiracy against America.
The Cool Kids: “The Friend-aversary”
Sassy Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) doesn’t make the guest list for gruff Hank (David Alan Grier), spacey Charlie (Martin Mull) and fun-loving Sid’s (Leslie Jordan) friend-aversary party at their retirement community. This will not stand.
Live From Lincoln Center: “Cynthia Erivo in Concert”
Enjoy a soulful evening of song from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. British actress Cynthia Erivo won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple before starring in several films, including Widows.
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
Throughout the history of hip-hop, no single group changed the game in the same way the Wu-Tang Clan did. The real story of the Clan unfurls in this original four-part documentary that includes never-before-seen footage and interviews recounting the obstacles traversed to stay united as one Wu family.
Blue Bloods: “Something Blue”
They have to survive a rehearsal dinner, but tonight Eddie (Vanessa Ray) and Jamie (Will Estes) finally tie the knot!
Saturday, May 11
NTT IndyCar Series: INDYCAR Grand Prix
NBC, 3pm Live
Top IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and others take to the road course that incorporates part of the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on NBC.
Major League Baseball: Cleveland at Oakland
FS1, 4pm Live
The Cleveland Indians take on the Oakland A’s in Game 2 of a three-game series at Oakland Coliseum.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Digital Ally 400
Top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski take on Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in this primetime race on FS1.
Ransom: “Truth and Reconciliation”
While attending a gala in Colombia, Eric’s (Luke Roberts) new girlfriend (guest star Natalie Brown) becomes the prime suspect in an assassination attempt in the new episode “Truth and Reconciliation.”
A Feeling of Home
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Jonna Walsh stars as web entrepreneur Abby, whose attempts to hide her Texas roots are complicated by a trip home and an unexpected reunion with her high school sweetheart (Nathan Parsons).
My Dad Wrote a Porno
The hit podcast by British writer Jamie Morton comes to HBO. The one-hour special features Morton reading from the Belinda Blinked series of “erotic” novels written by his real-life father under the nom de plume Rocky Flintstone, while Morton’s friends James Cooper and Alice Levine provide hilarious commentary.
Saturday Night Live: “Emma Thompson/Jonas Brothers”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, who stars in the June theatrical film Late Night, makes her SNL hosting debut. The Grammy-nominated Jonas Brothers make their second appearance as musical guest.