All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
Monday, March 14
The Julia Child Challenge
Food Network, 9pm
Eight top-notch home cooks compete in high-stakes culinary challenges to find out who has the fire, skill and passion to win the first ever primetime competition series dedicated to all things Julia Child. Head judge Antonia Lofaso and a rotating panel of guest judges including Molly Baz, Cliff Crooks and Brooke Williamson ultimately decide who wins the life-changing grand prize that literally follows in Julia’s footsteps: an all-expenses paid three-month cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu.
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31 Days of Oscar: 1920s & 1930s Winners
TCM, beginning at 3:45am
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Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar event continues its Monday salute to Academy Award-winning films from the 1920s and ’30s with today’s daylong lineup featuring the following titles: Lost Horizon (1937) — seven nominations, two wins: Best Art Direction and Best Film Editing; A Free Soul (1931) — three nominations, one win: Best Actor (Lionel Barrymore); The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) — won in its only nominated category: Best Actress (Helen Hayes); The Divorcee (1930) — four nominations, one win: Best Actress (Norma Shearer); Manhattan Melodrama (1934) — won in its only nominated category: Best Writing, Original Story; The Dark Angel (1935) — three nominations, one win: Best Art Direction; Wuthering Heights (1939) — eight nominations, one win: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White; Dangerous (1935) — won in its only nominated category: Best Actress (Bette Davis, her first Oscar win); Dodsworth (1936) — seven nominations, one win: Best Art Direction; All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) — four nominations, two wins: Best Picture and Best Director (Lewis Milestone); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) — 11 nominations, one win: Best Writing, Original Story; The Informer (1935) — six nominations, four wins: Best Actor (Victor McLaglen), Best Director (John Ford), Best Writing, Screenplay (Dudley Nichols) and Best Music, Score (Max Steiner); Disraeli (1929) — three nominations, one win: Best Actor (George Arliss); and The Jazz Singer (1927) — did not win in its single nominated category, but Warner Bros. received an honorary award for producing what the Academy called “the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry.”
Richard Burton Icon-a-thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 8:30am
Enjoy six classic films starring legendary actor Richard Burton, beginning with the biographical drama Prince of Players (1955), followed by epic Cleopatra (1963), the film on which Burton and Elizabeth Taylor began their famed romantic relationship that resulted in them marrying each other (twice) and which spawned future memorable onscreen pairings. The rest of the day includes My Cousin Rachel (1952), costarring Olivia de Havilland; Sea Wife (1957), also starring Joan Collins; Where Eagles Dare (1968), the action classic also starring Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure; and The Desert Rats (1953), one of Burton’s earlier films, a war movie costarring James Mason.
English Premier League Soccer: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
USA Network, beginning at 3pm Live
Live soccer action from the English Premier League’s Crystal Palace and Manchester City is preceded by an hourlong pregame show.
All American: “Liberation”
The CW, 8pm
After finally getting a handle on his football schedule, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) must figure out how to balance everything mentally before it costs him. Billy (Taye Diggs) is settling into his new role and finds inspiration from an unlikely source to fight for the job permanently. Olivia (Samantha Logan) and Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) go on a mission to find Olivia’s sponsor when she goes missing.
9-1-1: Lone Star: “Parental Guidance”
The team races to the rescue when a medieval-themed restaurant has a carbon monoxide leak in the new episode “Parental Guidance.”
America’s Got Talent: Extreme
This America’s Got Talent spinoff series, featuring acts that are more outrageous and of such scale that they cannot be contained on a performance stage, concludes its four-week first season with a two-hour finale that determines which act will claim the $500,000 grand prize. Terry Crews hosts; Simon Cowell, Nikki Bella and Travis Pastrana serve as judges.
Bob (Hearts) Abishola: “Compress to Impress”
Guest Star Alert!
Bob (Billy Gardell) decides to shoot a TV commercial for MaxDot but ends up having creative differences with the director (guest star Briga Heelan). Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold make cameo appearances as Calvin and Tina Butler from The Neighborhood in the new episode “Compress to Impress.”
NCIS: “Thick as Thieves”
Parker’s (Gary Cole) delinquent past resurfaces when NCIS is called to Philadelphia to investigate a death in the new episode “Thick as Thieves.”
The Cleaning Lady
The drama series about a doctor (Élodie Yung) forced to work as a cleaning lady for a crime syndicate polishes off its first season tonight.
The Gilded Age: “Tucked Up in Newport”
This week, the period drama pays a visit to Rhode Island’s famed playground for the rich. Naturally, Bertha (Carrie Coon) finds acceptance by old-monied Newport society a challenge.
Snowpiercer: “Setting Itself Right”
As the train detours from New Eden, an environmental catastrophe threatens everyone onboard.
The Good Doctor: “Cheat Day”
Salen (guest star Rachel Bay Jones) takes extreme measures when she learns that the surgical staff have joined Lim’s efforts against her. Meanwhile, the team treats a liver transplant patient whose organ donor unwittingly gave him cancer. And elsewhere, Jordan, Asher and Andrews look for a surgical solution to remove a pregnant surrogate’s cancer in such a way that she won’t also need a hysterectomy to survive.
Rose’s (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) erratic behavior raises questions for Edmunds (Lucy Hale), but Baxter (Thalissa Teixeira) won’t listen. With the killer one step ahead, her plans to protect the third victim go awry with devastating consequences, and frustratingly they are forced to watch the Ragdoll Killer’s horrific plans play out.
NCIS: Hawai‘i: “Monster”
Kai (Alex Tarrant) goes undercover as a chef in a local restaurant to gather intel on a notorious criminal kingpin in the new episode “Monster.”
The Endgame: “#1 With a Bullet”
Owen (Kamal Angelo Bolden) helps Val (Ryan Michelle Bathé) understand the truth about her first encounter with Elena (Morena Baccarin). And, as Doak (Noah Bean) becomes a pawn in Elena’s game, Val discovers the link between Elena’s targets.
Tuesday, March 15
The British crime drama returns for Season 3 with Marsha Thomason portraying new lead character Detective Sergeant Jenn Townsend, Morecambe’s new family liaison officer, who is thrown into the deep end right away when a body is found in the Bay on her first day in the job. She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the murder, while at the same time proving herself to new colleagues in the MIU. The pressure is multiplied when her new blended family struggle to settle in Morecambe, proving to Jenn that a fresh start might not be quite as simple as moving to a different town.
In 1993, a crooked cop, an Irish rebel, a famous boxer and a poker-faced priest got entangled in one of America’s largest armored car robberies. But the punchline to this story is much darker than anyone ever expected. This two-hour documentary puts together the shocking pieces to the scandalous puzzle that’s still $5 million short and uncovers an unexpected cast of Irish lads linked to the crime. Never-before-seen interviews reveal missing millions, international terrorism and an unsolved murder in the Brink’s bank heist that liberated $7.4 million from an armored car depot.
31 Days of Oscar on HBO Max: “M*A*S*H”
Today’s Oscar-winning film streaming on HBO Max that won’t be found during linear cable sister network TCM’s monthlong 31 Days of Oscar event is M*A*S*H (1970). The hilarious anti-war comedy earned an Oscar for its screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr., who adapted Richard Hooker’s novel.
How I Met Your Father
The first season of this stand-alone sequel to the sitcom How I Met Your Mother concludes. The comedy, led by Hilary Duff, has been renewed for Season 2.
Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation
Anime, live action and music by cutting-edge artist Eve all weave together into a dreamlike sonic experience inspired by the story of Adam and Eve. The tale centers on Aki, a high school student who is searching for her best friend, Taki, who has disappeared after describing a dream in which she is attacked by “Hitotsume.” Aki gradually wanders into a strange world created by the Hitotsume, and is guided by Taki’s voice to the fictional city of Shibuya, where she can’t tell if it’s a dream or reality.
31 Days of Oscar: 1940s Winners
TCM, beginning at 6:15am
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Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar event continues its Tuesday salute to Academy Award-winning films from the 1940s with today’s daylong lineup featuring the following titles: Lady Be Good (1941) — won in its only nominated category: Best Music, Original Song (“The Last Time I Saw Paris” by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II); Strike Up the Band (1940) — three nominations, one win: Best Sound, Recording; Easter Parade (1948) — won in its only nominated category: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture; The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) — won in its only nominated category: Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Sidney Sheldon); Little Women (1949) — two nominations, one win: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration; Pride and Prejudice (1940) — won in its only nominated category: Best Art Direction, Black-and-White; The Stratton Story (1949) — won in its only nominated category: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story; National Velvet (1944) — five nominations, two wins: Best Supporting Actress (Anne Revere) and Best Film Editing (Robert J. Kern); Hamlet (1948) — seven nominations, four wins, notably including Best Picture and Best Actor (Laurence Olivier); The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) — four nominations, three wins: Best Supporting Actor (Walter Huston), Best Director (John Huston) and Best Writing, Screenplay (John Huston); and Anchors Aweigh (1945) — five nominations, one win: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Four
truTV, beginning at 6:30pm Live
The 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off in Dayton, Ohio, with the First Four games tonight and tomorrow to determine which teams move on to the field of 64.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s charming, semiautobiographical sitcom is back for Season 2. Johnson appears as himself in the present day, with Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu portraying him at ages 10, 15 and 18-20, respectively. In the season premiere episode, “Unprecedented Fatherhood,” as the 2032 election nears, Dwayne (Johnson) reflects on what it means to be a father. In 1984, little Dewey (Groulx) vies for his father’s attention after Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson) becomes WWF tag-team champ; in 1987, teenage Dwayne (Constant) arrives in Nashville to unexpected circumstances; and in 1996, adult Dwayne (Latukefu) struggles in the Canadian Football League.
In the season premiere episode of this Ted Danson-led sitcom, “Move Fast and Break Things,” Neil (Danson) is excited to work with his new Innovation Team but gets sidetracked when he has to take Orly (Kyla Kenedy) — and Arpi (Holly Hunter) — to the DMV for her permit test. Meanwhile, Tommy (Mike Cabellon) and Mikaela (Vella Lovell) become increasingly concerned about the I-Team’s new presence and fight to keep Jayden (Bobby Moynihan) off the chopping block.
Street Outlaws: America’s List — After Hours
Discovery Channel, 9pm
This companion series to Street Outlaws: America’s List, which returns next Monday, March 21, shows the unseen side of the Street Outlaws racers. For the first time, cameras capture a behind-the-scenes look at how the racers on America’s List prepare for race night and then deal with the aftermath.
Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn
The electric saws aren’t the only things making a buzz on tonight’s debut of this four-part special, which finds home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs transforming a historic 1880s home into a bed-and-breakfast. As they begin demolition, they discover a massive bee infestation in the columns out front!
Crime Scene Confidential: “Justice for Michelle”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
Crime scene investigator Alina Burroughs is eager to determine whether Michelle Witherell accidentally fell from her balcony, died by suicide or was murdered. Searching for the truth, she navigates a maze of conflicting pathology reports.
Magnolia Network, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
Master craftsman and woodworker Eric Hollenbeck takes historic homes and forgotten treasures around his hometown of Eureka, California, and gives them new life through restoration. The half-hour series kicks off with two back-to-back episodes tonight.
This Is Us: “The Guitar Man”
Kevin (Justin Hartley) takes the twins to the cabin in hopes of proving himself as a father.
Frontline: “Putin’s Road to War”
This episode presents the inside story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, detailing the events that shaped the Russian leader, the grievances that drive him and how a growing conflict with the West exploded into war in Europe. This new installment of Frontline is followed by an encore of the 2015 episode “Putin’s Way,” which examines the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Putin’s reign in Russia.
7 Little Johnstons
As Trent adjusts to the complexities of his new job as a car salesman and Amber juggles teaching while returning to college, the Johnstons decide to welcome a new member into their household! Joose, a 17-year-old foreign exchange student from Finland who is also a little person, moves in with the Johnstons to learn to speak English fluently. Along the way, Joose gets a head-spinning introduction to American culture while sharing Finnish traditions. Meanwhile, newly independent adult kids Jonah, Anna and Liz discover the highs and lows of adulting while teens Alex and Emma navigate the final years of high school.
True Conviction: “Panic on the Parkway”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Former Brooklyn prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi guides us through a Nassau County, Long Island, case involving a manhunt after a police officer and an innocent motorist are murdered on the highway.
The Thing About Pam: “She’s a Helper”
Pam (Renée Zellweger) becomes a source of support not just for Betsy’s (Katy Mixon) family, but also for law enforcement and District Attorney Leah Askey (Judy Greer) as they build their case. Meanwhile, Russ (Glenn Fleshler) hires Joel Schwartz (Josh Duhamel), a top criminal defense attorney from St. Louis.
Wednesday, March 16
Marvel Live-Action Series Additions
Starting today, Disney+ is adding the live-action Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher — which were originally produced for Netflix between 2015 and 2019 — as well as the 2013-20 ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., to its dedicated Marvel brand page. Given that the Netflix shows in particular depicted violence and adult themes that would fall beyond the limits of the Disney+ environment generally featuring programming with ratings no higher than TV-14, these additions came with updated parental controls for the streaming service. The controls allow users to select content ratings restrictions for each profile and add a PIN to lock profiles. Users can, of course, opt to keep things the way they are if they would rather not watch these more TV-MA offerings, or others likely to come (probably including the Moon Knight series debuting March 30, if we had to guess).
31 Days of Oscar: 1950s Winners
TCM, beginning at 5:45am
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Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar event continues its Wednesday salute to Academy Award-winning films from the 1950s with today’s daylong lineup featuring the following titles: Plymouth Adventure (1952) — won in its only nominated category: Best Effects, Special Effects; The Great Caruso (1951) — three nominations, one win: Best Sound Recording; Interrupted Melody (1955) — three nominations, one win: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay; Julius Caesar (1953) — five nominations, one win: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White; I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955) — four nominations, one win: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White; Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) — three nominations, two wins: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White; Annie Get Your Gun (1950) — four nominations, one win: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture; Marty (1955) — eight nominations, four wins: Best Picture, Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine), Best Director (Delbert Mann) and Best Writing, Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky); Born Yesterday (1950) — five nominations, one win: Best Actress (Judy Holliday); Some Like It Hot (1959) — six nominations, one win: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White; Mon Oncle (1958) — won in its only nominated category: Best Foreign Language Film (France); and Rashomon (1950) — did not win in its one nominated category, but received an honorary award for being what the Academy’s Board of Governors called “the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1951” (Japan).
Miss World 2021
REELZ Channel, 7pm Live
Originally scheduled to take place last December but rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 70th installment of this pageant now takes place tonight in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with live coverage on REELZ Channel in the United States. Reigning Miss World Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the end of the evening. This year’s ceremony sees the return of the swimsuit competition (Miss World Beach Beauty) after five years.
The Flash: “Lockdown”
The CW, 8pm
When a criminal invades the CCPD, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Kramer (guest star Carmen Moore) must trust and rely on each other if they are going to make it out safely. Meanwhile, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) learns a valuable lesson while out with Snow and Mark (guest star Jon Cor).
The Masked Singer: “Masks at Dawn — Round 1”
The remaining four singers from Group A return to the stage for their second performances of the season. One will be unmasked and three will move on in the new episode “Masks at Dawn — Round 1.”
Star Trek: “The City on the Edge of Forever”
In one of TV’s finest hours, Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) follow McCoy (DeForest Kelley) through the mysterious “Guardian of Forever,” hoping to prevent him from changing history. To do so, Kirk must stop the doctor from saving a woman (Joan Collins) he’s fallen in love with.
Chicago Med: “May Your Choices Reflect Hope, Not Fear”
Will (Nick Gehlfuss) helps a patient with long-haul COVID symptoms; Vanessa (Asjha Cooper) reflects on her dating life when she learns that a patient’s daughter is having an arranged marriage; and a new family is born out of tragedy.
The Wonder Years: “The Sleepover”
When Dean learns that Corey’s dad, Coach Long, is in the doghouse, he struggles to keep this secret from his friend.
Beyond the Edge
Nine celebrities live in the dangerous jungles of Panama, where they face off in epic adventures and endure the most brutal conditions as they push themselves to go far beyond their comfort zones. Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, Craig Morgan, Metta World Peace, Paulina Porizkova, Mike Singletary, Jodie Sweetin, Colton Underwood and Eboni K. Williams must work together to get through another day and raise money for their chosen charities.
Chicago Fire: “Hot and Fast”
Cruz (Joe Minoso) forms a bond with a young immigrant boy he meets while fighting an apartment fire; the squad makes plans to prank the newest member of their team; and Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) and Violet (Hanako Greensmith) struggle to keep their relationship a secret.
The second season of this quirky sci-fi/mystery/comedy/drama hybrid series led by Alan Tudyk as an extraterrestrial posing as a human on Earth goes on hiatus a bit after tonight’s spring finale.
A Million Little Things: “Little White Lies”
When Cam and Maggie hit a rough patch, he looks to Gary for relationship advice. Ron and Regina embark on a new venture together, and Theo meets Greta in a chance encounter.
Chicago P.D.: “Closer”
When a young man is shot outside the Cárabo Bakery, the team works to connect the shooting to bakery owner Javier Escano (José Zúñiga), who has been under surveillance. Despite the increasing danger, Voight (Jason Beghe) helps informant Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado) get even closer to their target.
Expedition With Steve Backshall: Unpacked
This four-part series takes viewers closer to the action and drama of naturalist/explorer Steve Backshall’s 10 world-first expeditions, with new, previously unseen footage revealing a fresh perspective on these epic adventures into the unknown. In tonight’s series premiere episode, “No Turning Back,” discover the moments that very nearly stopped Backshall’s expedition teams in their tracks.
USA Network/Bravo/E!, 10pm
In Season 4 of the reality series, four new couples at a crossroads in their relationship head to Maui to put their love to the test. Joined by 24 sexy single men and women looking to find everlasting love, these couples must decide whether to commit to a lifetime together — or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles looking to find “the one.” Mark L. Walberg returns as host.
Thursday, March 17
Secrets of the Universe: “James Webb — The $10 Billion Space Telescope”
This is the story of the James Webb Space Telescope, told by the people who have devoted their lives to it. It is the world’s largest, most advanced and most expensive telescope, and building it has been fraught with challenges.
The sitcom that follows the lives of four 20-something Los Angeles roommates returns for Season 2.
The animated kids series that offers new takes on classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters like Yogi Bear, Jabberjaw, Augie Doggie and many others is back for Season 2, consisting of 19 new episodes.
This series is set in 1970s Los Angeles and centers around Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. The 10-episode comedy airs two new episodes each week through April 14.
Star Trek: Discovery
The Star Trek spinoff concludes its fourth season. It has been renewed for Season 5.
Below Deck Down Under
This latest entry in the Below Deck franchise is set against the stunning backdrop of the tropical Whitsunday Islands and world-famous Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia. It explores the complex and often explosive dynamics of the crew and a rotating group of demanding charter guests on the yacht M/Y Thalassa. The first three episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Thursdays.
31 Days of Oscar: 1960s Winners
TCM, beginning at 6am
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Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar event continues its Thursday salute to Academy Award-winning films from the 1960s with today’s daylong lineup featuring the following titles: Closely Watched Trains (1966) — won in its only nominated category: Best Foreign Language Film (Czechoslovakia); The Shop on Main Street (1965) — two nominations, one win: Best Foreign Language Film (Czechoslovakia); Through a Glass Darkly (1961) — two nominations, one win: Best Foreign Language Film (Sweden); Z (1969) — five nominations, two wins: Best Foreign Language Film (Algeria) and Best Film Editing; Two Women (1960) — won in its only nominated category: Best Actress (Sophia Loren); The Facts of Life (1960) — five nominations, one win: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White; Cactus Flower (1969) — won in its only nominated category: Best Supporting Actress (Goldie Hawn); The Music Man (1962) — six nominations, one win: Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment; Oliver! (1968) — 11 nominations, five wins: notable wins include Best Picture (the last G-rated film to earn that award), Best Director (Carol Reed) and Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), while Onna White also received an honorary award for her choreography; Camelot (1967) — five nominations, three wins: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment; and How the West Was Won (1962) — eight nominations, three wins: Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Film Editing.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 12pm Live
With the First Four games finished, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins in earnest with first-round action at venues around the country today and tomorrow on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Station 19: “In My Tree”
The Dean Miller Memorial Clinic has its opening day. Meanwhile, Sullivan gives Beckett an ultimatum, and the crew responds to a skydiving incident.
Young chefs in Season 8 will cook for diners at a Renaissance fair and a motocross track, as well as compete in a donut challenge and a WWE-themed episode. Chefs Gordon Ramsay, Daphne Oz and Aarón Sánchez will decide which contestant takes home the $100,000 grand prize.
Flip or Flop: “Spanish Lessons”
Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack take on a huge project with an elaborate Spanish design that has proven to be difficult and costly in previous flips. They hope their past experiences will be enough to get everything just right and master this complicated style.
A Gift of Murder
When Dylan (Bailey Bass) is forced to transfer to a new school after her mom Cindy (Kate Orsini) is admitted to rehab, she quickly rubs reigning mean girl Tiffany (Courtney Lauren Cummings) the wrong way. Dylan’s aunt and uncle offer to throw a Sweet 16 party to help her adjust, but Tiffany will stop at nothing, not even murder, to destroy Dylan’s plans.
Law & Order: “Fault Lines”
After a family court judge is murdered, Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) dig into the many grievances against him. Meanwhile, when the DA’s office is faced with unforeseen challenges, Maroun (Odelya Halevi) takes matters into her own hands to save the case.
This Old House: “West Roxbury: Exploring Flooring”
As work continues on the 1890s Victorian home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, the front porch gets a new set of granite stairs and a brick walkway; a new back door seals the house; the homeowners decide on a finish for the floors; and a cable rail system is installed on the back stairs. The episode also features a visit to a trade school in Philadelphia.
Call Me Kat: “Call Me the Bad Boy of Cheese”
In the new episode “Call Me the Bad Boy of Cheese,” Kat (Mayim Bialik) tries to welcome a new business to the neighborhood, but the owner thinks he can get away with whatever he wants.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Sorry If It Got Weird for You”
The creator of a dating app is accused of using it to rape women. Meanwhile, Velasco’s (Octavio Pisano) experience as an SVU detective is put on trial.
Welcome to Flatch
When a documentary crew sets out to explore life in small-town America, they stumble upon Flatch, Ohio, which is made up of many eccentric personalities. Two of them are cousins and best buds Kelly (Holmes) and Lloyd “Shrub” Mallet (Sam Straley), foulmouthed ne’er-do-wells who have deep-seated rivalries with Flatch’s other residents. Based on the U.K. series This Country and shot in mockumentary style, the series also stars Seann William Scott, Aya Cash, Krystal Smith, Justin Linville and Taylor Ortega.
Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Guns & Roses”
The task force investigates a connection between the Marcy Organization and the murder of a lawyer and her client; Stabler (Christopher Meloni) settles into a new assignment; and Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) reminds Nova (Nona Parker Johnson) who she really works for.
Friday, March 18
Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star in and executive produce this eight-episode limited series inspired by actual events, and the love story at the center of it all, as chronicled in the hit podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork. WeWork grew from a single coworking space into a global workspace solutions brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its value plummeted. What happened? The first three episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Fridays.
Cheaper by the Dozen
Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff star in this reboot and reimagining of the beloved family comedy film franchise that began with the original film of the same name and its sequel in 1950 and 1952, followed by a Steve Martin-led remake and its sequel in 2003 and 2005. Like the earlier movies, this one is inspired by the real-life Gilbreth family as it follows its two protagonists (played by Union and Braff) who live with their blended family and manage a business in New Jersey. black-ish creator Kenya Barris is a producer and cowriter.
More Than Robots
Gillian Jacobs directed this documentary that follows four teams of teenagers from around the world as they prepare for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition. Get to know teams from Los Angeles, Mexico City and Chiba, Japan, as they work toward the goal of taking their unique designs all the way to the highly competitive global championships.
Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction) directed this psychological thriller based on the novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), and led by Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. The story delves inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Affleck) and Melinda (de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people who get caught up in them.
Life & Beth
Beth (Amy Schumer) has a pretty great life — she works as a wine distributor in Manhattan and is in a relationship with a successful guy. But when a sudden event causes Beth to take another look at her past, her present changes forever. She attempts to build a stronger, bolder, more authentic life for herself while honoring the person she was before. Also stars Michael Cera, Violet Young, Laura Benanti, Michael Rapaport and Susannah Flood. All 10 episodes are available today.
Ranch to Table
Magnolia Network on discovery+
This is the second season of the series chronicling seventh-generation cattle rancher and entrepreneur Elizabeth Poett, who runs her family’s 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients.
Noomi Rapace leads this Swedish action thriller set in a postapocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war. During a long, harsh winter, six soldiers embark on a covert mission across a frozen archipelago, risking their lives to transport a mysterious package that could end the war. As they enter hostile enemy territory, they have no idea what dangers lie ahead, or who — if anyone — they can trust. But for speed-skater-turned-soldier Caroline Edh (Rapace), the mission is about something else entirely.
From the minds behind the award-winning adult animation favorite Big Mouth comes this animated spinoff, again aimed at adults, that pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of the creatures — Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards and many more — that help humans journey through every aspect of life, from puberty and parenthood to the twilight years. The all-star voice cast includes Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph and David Thewlis reprising their Big Mouth roles, as well as newcomers like Aidy Bryant, Keke Palmer and Randall Park.
Feature Film Exclusive!
Regina Hall, Zoe Renee and Amber Gray star in writer/director Mariama Diallo’s directorial debut, which made its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In the thriller, three women strive to find their place at a prestigious Northeastern university as old as the country, and whose frosty elitism may hide something more sinister. When anonymous racist attacks target a Black freshman — who insists she is being haunted by ghosts of the school’s past — each woman must determine where the real menace lies.
Discovering Royalty on Film
True Royalty TV
This documentary offers a cinematic journey as distinguished critics and historians count down their top 25 films about kings, queens and other royal leaders. Included are looks at The Last Emperor (1987), Elizabeth (1998), Cleopatra (1963), The Queen (2006), The King’s Speech (2010) and more. Visit trueroyalty.tv for more info about the streaming service dedicated to all things royal.
31 Days of Oscar: 1970s Winners
TCM, beginning at 8am
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Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar event continues its Friday salute to Academy Award-winning films from the 1970s with today’s daylong lineup featuring the following titles: Butterflies Are Free (1972) — three nominations, one win: Best Supporting Actress (Eileen Heckart); Travels With My Aunt (1972) — four nominations, one win: Best Costume Design (Anthony Powell); A Little Romance (1979) — two nominations, one win: Best Music, Original Score (Georges Delerue); California Suite (1978) — three nominations, one win: Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith); The Goodbye Girl (1977) — five nominations, one win: Best Actor (Richard Dreyfuss); The Sunshine Boys (1975) — four nominations, one win: Best Supporting Actor (George Burns); Annie Hall (1977) — five nominations, four wins: Best Picture, Best Actress (Diane Keaton), Best Director (Woody Allen) and Best Original Screenplay (Allen and Marshall Brickman); Shampoo (1975) — four nominations, one win: Best Supporting Actress (Lee Grant); The Sting (1973) — 10 nominations, seven wins, notably including Best Picture, Best Director (George Roy Hill), Best Original Screenplay (David S. Ward), Best Costume Design (Edith Head) and Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation (Marvin Hamlisch); Dog Day Afternoon (1975) — six nominations, one win: Best Original Screenplay (Frank Pierson); and Shaft (1971) — two nominations, one win: Best Music, Original Song (“Theme from Shaft” by Isaac Hayes).
English Premier League Soccer: Wolves vs. Leeds United
USA Network, beginning at 3:30pm Live
Live soccer action from the English Premier League’s Wolves and Leeds United is preceded by a half-hour pregame show.
Drowning in Secrets
When her sister Maya (Chelsea Vale) disappears during a fun day out on the water, a determined Misha Caldwell (Christina DeRosa) goes looking for answers — and learns a shocking truth that could endanger her whole family. Former Baywatch hunk David Chokachi costars.
Brain Games: On the Road
Nat Geo, 8pm
Four back-to-back episodes air tonight. Here are a few of the games covered in the first episode: upside-down frowns, hot dates, bizarre bazaar and the missing link. Plus, viewers get to challenge themselves with fascinating games about The Bizarreness Effect and Convergent Thinking. How will your brain stack up against the players?
The Blacklist: “The Chairman”
The task force pursues their latest target, the Chairman, who operates a dark web stock market that trades shares of criminal organizations. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) takes extreme measures to locate a tracking device, which sends Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) into a spiral, and Cooper (Harry Lennix) makes contact with his blackmailer.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: “Getting’ Funky in Flavortown”
Food Network, 9pm
Nachos and burgers with local flavor tempt Guy Fieri in Laramie, Wyoming, but will the duck tacos in Anchorage quack his list of Top 10 tastes?
Great Performances: “Movies for Grownups Awards 2022 With AARP the Magazine”
PBS again broadcasts this ceremony for the awards that are entering their 20th year of celebrating film and TV/streaming productions from the previous year that resonate with older viewers. Some of this year’s notable title and actor nominees include Being the Ricardos, Mare of Easttown, Gillian Anderson (The Crown), Kevin Costner (Yellowstone) and more. Best Actress (TV/Streaming) nominee Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) will also be honored with this year’s Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. Actor Alan Cumming hosts the event.
I Survived a Serial Killer
Back-to-back accounts of bravery: Michigan’s Madison Nygard explains how, at 16, she jumped to freedom from the car of her would-be kidnapper and murderer, while Josefina Rivera tells a daring tale of escape after being shackled as a 25-year-old in her Pennsylvania captor’s house of horrors.
The Ghost Town Terror: “A Place for the Dead”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Tim and Sapphire make connections between the bloody history of Anaconda, Montana, and Gunslinger Gulch. But it’s a trek into the hills in search of a mysterious pit that has medium Sarah Lemos fearing for everyone’s immediate safety.
Saturday, March 19
The first season of the rebooted paranormal series concludes with “Tortured Souls of Cresson.” In the episode, the TAPS team is joined by the Ghost Brothers and Dustin Pari to investigate Cresson Sanitorium in Pennsylvania.
31 Days of Oscar on HBO Max: “Unforgiven”
Today’s Oscar-winning film streaming on HBO Max that won’t be found during linear cable sister network TCM’s monthlong 31 Days of Oscar event is Unforgiven (1992). The highly acclaimed Western won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman), Best Director (Clint Eastwood, who also received a Best Actor nomination) and Best Film Editing (Joel Cox).
31 Days of Oscar: Best Actor Winners & 1980s Winners
TCM, beginning at 6:15am & 8pm
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From the morning into the early evening today, Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar celebration will spotlight six films that earned Best Actor wins for one of their stars: The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936, Paul Muni), Captains Courageous (1937, Spencer Tracy), Watch on the Rhine (1943, Paul Lukas), Lilies of the Field (1963, Sidney Poitier, the first Black actor to win this award), Sergeant York (1941, Gary Cooper) and Gandhi (1982, Ben Kingsley). Starting in primetime, TCM then airs five Oscar-winning favorites from the 1980s: Out of Africa (1985) — 11 nominations, seven wins, notably including Best Picture, Best Director (Sydney Pollack) and Best Music, Original Score (John Barry); On Golden Pond (1981) — 10 nominations, three wins: Best Actor (Henry Fonda), Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ernest Thompson); Places in the Heart (1984) — seven nominations, two wins: Best Actress (Sally Field) and Best Original Screenplay (Robert Benton); A Fish Called Wanda (1988) — three nominations, one win: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Kline); and Babette’s Feast (1987) — won in its only nominated category: Best Foreign Language Film (Denmark).
12 Hours of Sebring
Peacock, live-streams beginning at 10am; USA Network, beginning at 3:30pm Live
Peacock live-streams 12 hours, and USA Network offers seven hours of live coverage, from this year’s installment of the endurance race event for sports cars held at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round
CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV, beginning at 12pm Live
The 32 teams still alive in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament field compete in the second round today and tomorrow on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Murdoch Mysteries: “Blood on the Tracks”
When their train derails, Ogden (Hélène Joy) and Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) suspect it was sabotage to hide a murder.
NHL Hockey: N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay
ABC, 8pm Live
Artemi Panarin and the N.Y. Rangers try to bottle up Steven Stamkos and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
Great Chocolate Showdown: “The Finale: Good Things Come to Those Who Bake”
The CW, 8pm
In this delightfully sweet ending to the series, the top three home bakers take on their toughest challenge yet — creating an epic assortment of showstopping confections to fill their dream bake shop window. One home baker will walk away with the grand prize of $50,000.
The Many Saints of Newark
This intricate, must-see prequel for Sopranos fans tells the fiery tale of the making of Tony Soprano — played by series star James Gandolfini’s son, Michael — who is taken under the wing of loving but hot-tempered uncle Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), with explosive results. Part of the appeal comes with seeing stars re-create show regulars (notably Vera Farmiga as Tony’s dominating mother, Livia), but Many Saints is truly Dickie’s saga. It lets you know why Tony woke up one morning and got himself a gun.
Sins in the Suburbs
Heather is a struggling artist living in a quiet suburban neighborhood. All seems well until one day, the good-looking and single Tyler moves in next door. Heather is initially intrigued by Tyler — he is charming, handsome and seems quite successful. But as news of a local serial killer begins to spread and the number of victims rises, Heather begins to question if Tyler may somehow be involved. Stars Monique Sypkens and Brandon Santana.
World’s Funniest Animals: “National Puppy Day Special”
The CW, 9pm
Celebrate puppies with all of the cutest canine clips, featuring perplexed pooches, drowsy dogs, furry friends and hyper hounds. Special guest Lissette Rojo joins host Elizabeth Stanton from the Burbank Animal Shelter in Burbank, California, with commentary from Brian Cooper, Anna Maria Perez De Tagle, Carmen Hodgson, Noah Matthews, Mikalah Gordon, AJ Gibson, Emile Ennis Jr. and Katherine Murray.