MLB Baseball / 4:00pm (MASN) 11:30pm (MASN) Two teams expected to do battle in the National League East this year meet up in an early season series when Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals visit Lucas Duda and the New York Mets. Each team has viable starting pitching but fans keep waiting for the Nats’ rotation to impose their will on opposing teams.
American Housewife / 8:00pm
(7) Katie (Katy Mixon) decides to show everyone else in the family how much they need her in “Bag Lady,” as their complaints about her meddling prompt her to back off completely. However, they appear to do fine without her involvement — giving her more time to seek justice when she believes she was sold faulty trash bags. Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”) guest stars. Another episode follows. MOVIE “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” / 8:00pm (HBO) 11:45pm (HBO) Director George C. Wolfe (“Angels in America”) also adapted Rebecca Skloot’s acclaimed nonfiction book for this new TV movie chronicling the story of 1950s cervical cancer patient Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells would play a critical role in changing the course of modern treatment for the disease. Oprah Winfrey stars as Lacks’ daughter Deborah, and “Hamilton” original cast member Renee Elise Goldsberry plays Henrietta in flashbacks.
The Son / 9:00pm (AMC) 10:00pm (AMC) 2:00am (AMC) In a flashback to 1849, young Eli (Jacob Lofland) faces a life-or-death test of survival that will determine his fitness to be a warrior in the new episode “Death Song.” Returning to 1915, the adult Eli (Pierce Brosnan) and the rest of the McCullough clan set into motion a dangerous plan to take the fight to their enemy. Zahn McClarnon, Tatanka Means and Paola Nunes also star.
Katy Mixon stars in “American Housewife” Saturday on ABC.