BEST OF THIS WEEK
3 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show The time has come to define Bracketology as it will be for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The brackets for the four regions — East, South, West and Midwest — will be announced tonight, as will the schedule for the first round of the tournament, including Tuesday and Wednesday’s play-in games. The immediate result is the beginning stages of fans filling out their brackets; which they’ll do right up until the first tip-off on Thursday.
6 p.m. on CNN Tricky Dick
This four-part docu-series delves into the life and times of Richard Milhous Nixon, chronicling his rise and early fall, followed in turn by a startling comeback that was only a prologue to his complete political destruction during a turbulent American political decade. The opener, “Part One: The Will to Win,” covers his upbringing in a modest household that often seemed beset by tragedy. Those challenging times toughened the young Nixon’s resolve, teaching him how to recognize an opportunity and seize it when it came along.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Charmed
When Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) shows the strange room under Vera Manor to Macy, Harry and Charity (Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, guest star Virginia Williams), their fascination quickly turns to apprehension when Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie switch both bodies and powers in the new episode “Switches & Stones.” Later, Macy seeks guidance from the Elders over how to conquer her inner demon, which leads to an eye-opening experience.
9 p.m. on SHOW Billions
Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but it’s rarely off the menu on this splendidly acted drama as it returns for Season 4, wherein old foes Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades (Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti) and their chief counselor, Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), form an uneasy alliance to take down their rivals. In the season premiere, “Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game,” Chuck — no longer U.S. Attorney — struggles to reclaim power, while Axe sets his sights on taking down Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon).
10:30 p.m. on HBO High Maintenance
Series star and co-creator Ben Sinclair also wrote and directed “Cruise,” the Season 3 finale, in which his character, The Guy, has an unexpected reunion with two old high school friends (guest stars Cassie Beck, John McKeever), who are visiting New York under less than happy circumstances. Meanwhile, Leonard (guest star Reed Birney), an acting teacher, weighs the advantages and drawbacks of moving back to the city.
MONDAY 8 p.m. on FREE Shadowhunters
Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) turns to her brother Alec (Matthew Daddario) for help as she doggedly continues her crusade to uncover the truth about troubling rumors of gross misconduct in the Clave’s prison for downworlders in a new episode called “A Kiss From a Rose.” Elsewhere, Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) breaks down and asks the warlock Lorenzo (recurring guest star Javier Munoz) for a favor, while Jace (Dominic Sherwood) invites Clary (Katherine McNamara) on a special date.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH 9-1-1
Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) tries to end her marriage once and for all, which causes Doug (guest star Brian Hallisay) to crowd into Chimney’s (Kenneth Choi) life even more as this action drama returns for its spring premiere with “New Beginnings.” Elsewhere, Bobby (Peter Krause) meets Athena’s (Angela Bassett) parents for the first time. On the job, a gas leak in a plastic surgeon’s office happens in mid-surgery, and a tanker transporting a tiger shark crashes on the freeway. Beverly Todd and Henry O. Sanders guest star.
9 p.m. on BRAV Vanderpump Rules
Driven in part by lingering grief over her late father, Lala suffers a breakdown that drives her to lash out at James, Raquel and Billie Lee in front of customers at SUR in the new episode “Trouble in Lala-land.” Meanwhile, Lisa, Sandoval and Schwartz obsessively are focused on making sure TomTom is ready for its grand opening, and Jax grows concerned about the snowballing expense of his imminent engagement party. James is stricken after being disinvited from Mexico.
9 p.m. on FOOD Spring Baking Championship
Host and lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly (“The Chew”) welcomes 10 talented bakers who must try to impress returning judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale with their baked treats as this hit culinary competition series returns for Season 5. In the season premiere, “Spring Has Sprung,” a pre-heat challenge tasks the bakers with creating animalthemed donuts. The main heat challenges the bakers to summon their inner artists and design watercolor cakes featuring iconic spring fruits and vegetables. 9 p.m. on HBO Movie: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief”) trains his lens on the psychology of fraud in this featurelength documentary, which chronicles the case of Elizabeth Holmes, who drummed up some A-list investors for The Edison, a device she claimed could quickly and inexpensively diagnose illnesses from only pin-prick samples of blood. In fact, The Edison was a bust, a fatally flawed gizmo that relied on rigged test results for its impressive data. Holmes currently awaits trial on federal fraud charges.
10 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN The Fix
As a courtroom prosecutor, Marcia Clark failed to win a guilty verdict with murder defendant O.J. Simpson, but she may get the last word, after a fashion, in this new legal drama, on which she’s a co-writer and executive producer. Robin Tunney (“The Mentalist”) stars as prosecutor Maya Travis, who goes into self-imposed seclusion after failing to make a murder case a charismatic celebrity (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, “Lost”). Years later, though, Maya’s called back to work when the same star is similarly accused. Adam Rayner, Merrin Dungey, Marc Blucas, Breckin Meyer and Scott Cohen also star.
TUESDAY 8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE The Flash
When Barry (Grant Gustin) and his team race to save suburban mom Vickie Bolen (guest star Catherine Lough Haggquist) from peril, they discover she’s actually a metahuman who is hiding her uncanny powers from her family. After Barry encourages Vickie to share her secret with her loved ones, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) realizes she needs to open up to Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) about Thawne (Tom Cavanagh). Danielle Panabaker also stars.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Mental Samurai
In this new reality competition series hosted by Rob Lowe, contestants must concentrate as never before to answer questions accurately under extremely challenging conditions. While being peppered with questions designed to test general knowledge, memory, puzzle-solving and sequencing, the players are physically transported at high speeds around the set in a capsule that can be rotated 360 degrees. It’s a game anyone can play, yet few can win.
10 p.m. on HGTV One of a Kind
Interior designer Grace Mitchell really earns the title for her new design series, which reflects her determination to give her Fort Worth, Texas, clients renovations that reflect their personality. In each episode, Grace takes time to learn the personal story of the homeowner who has hired her, then weaves elements of the family’s history, favorite hobbies and personality traits into her design, which is innovative in its own right as well. The series premiere, for example, features custom wallpaper made from actual love letters.
10 p.m. on TVL Teachers
Class is dismissed after three seasons for this consistently funny yet frequently underrated classroom sitcom. Tonight’s series finale, “Wedded Miss,” takes place on sweet Mary Louise Bennigan’s (Katie O’Brien) wedding day with Hot Dad (Ryan Caltagirone), who’s about to become Hot Groom. At least, he will if Ms. Bennigan’s stalwart faculty friends can manage to fix a day that is rapidly turning into a hot mess. Katy Colloton, Caitlin Barlow, Kate Lambert and Kathryn Thomas also star.
10:01 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE The Village
This character-driven ensemble drama is set in the titular Brooklyn apartment building, where the tenants have formed a tight-knit extended family unit. Sarah (Michaela McManus), a nurse, is raising a precocious teen on her own, while millennial law student Gabe (Daren Kagasoff) shares his place with an unexpected roommate. Then there’s Nick (Warren Christie), a military veteran who serves as the heart and soul of The Village. Frankie Faison, Lorraine Toussaint, Grace Van Dien, Dominic Chianese and Moran Atias also star.
WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. on ESPN NBA Basketball
A pair of heavyweights from both conferences face off when Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors visit Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. With just three weeks to go in the regular season, high playoff seeding is the goal for both teams. The Raptors have a shot at the top seed in the East, assuming they can overtake Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Thunder are hanging tough with Golden State and Denver in the West.
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Riverdale
As rehearsals begin for the school’s production of “Heathers: The Musical,” one of its stars, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), channels her real-life inner queen bee to deal with some unpleasant recent fallout in the new episode “Chapter Fifty-One: BIG FUN.” Elsewhere, Betty (Lili Reinhart) is increasingly irritated by how Evelyn (guest star Zoe Dé Grand’Maison) keeps inserting herself into both the show and Betty’s social circle. Veronica (Camila Mendes) receives some devastating family news. K.J. Apa also stars.
8 p.m. on FREE Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
The seemingly idyllic college community of Beacon Heights is rocked by a murder in the premiere of this spinoff of Freeform’s long-running mystery series “Pretty Little Liars.” Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish from the original series return to their respective roles of Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal in a large ensemble cast that also includes Kelly Rutherford (“Gossip Girl”), Sofia Carson (“Descendants”), Sydney Park (“The Walkagainst
ing Dead”) and Hayley Erin (“General Hospital”).
8:30 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Schooled
The faculty’s resident man-boy, C.B. (Brett Dier), and the members of the school’s avid “Star Wars” club invite Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) to join them at the eagerly awaited premiere of “The Phantom Menace.” The coach’s unexpected reaction to the movie winds up causing the club to disband, however, in the new episode “Darth Mellor.” Elsewhere, Lainey (AJ Michalka) encourages Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows) to let his niece get her driver’s license, confident that Felicia (guest star Rachel Crow) is trustworthy. Greg Proops also guest stars.
9:45 p.m. on HBO Movie: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Director and co-writer Desiree Akhavan cast Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role of this acclaimed yet littleseen 2018 adaptation of a novel by Emily M. Danforth, about the harrowing experiences of a teenager shipped off to a gay conversion therapy center by her aunt (Kerry Butler), a staunch religious fundamentalist. John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”), Jennifer Ehle (“Pride and Prejudice”), Sasha Lane and Forrest Goodluck lend able support in this moving film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
10 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE bublé!
A fellow airline passenger recently mistook Michael Bublé for an “American Idol” contestant, so the four-time Grammy Award winner decided he should let his fans get to know his personal as well as professional side. The result is this new special, in which Bublé, backed by a 36-piece band, performs cuts from his new album “Love” and some romantic standards, interspersed with segments from his life going back to his childhood. Cécile McLorin Salvant guest stars.
10 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE SEAL Team
Bravo Team joins forces with the Congolese Army as they undertake a joint covert mission to capture the of a rebel militia group in the new episode “What Appears to Be.” Meanwhile, on a personal note, Jason (David Boreanaz) gets into an argument with his daughter Emma (recurring cast member Kerri Medders) on the subject of college, and Davis and Sonny (Toni Trucks, A.J. Buckley) reach a big decision about their shared future. Roger Davies and Joe Flanigan guest star.
THURSDAY 9 a.m. on 47.1 KGPE 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Let the games begin, as the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament gets underway on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. There will be 16 games both today and Friday, leaving 32 teams to play over the weekend. Last year, history was made when the No. 16 seed University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) upset the No. 1 seed Virginia, busting brackets everywhere. It was the first time a 16 topped a 1.
7 p.m. on TRAV Kindred Spirits
The new episode “The Villisca Axe Murders” takes paranormal investigators and BFFs Amy Bruni and Adam Berry to Iowa, where they explore a rural farmhouse where an entire family was brutally murdered in 1912 by an assailant who was never identified or apprehended. They have reason to fear that the spirit of the guilty party may still hold sway over the residence. If so, he may be trying to add to his death toll from the afterlife.
8 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Gotham
As they stand on the very brink of Gotham City’s reunification, Gordon and Bruce (Ben McKenzie, David Mazouz) find themselves confronted by a recently transformed Eduardo (guest star Shane West), who turns out to be the ultimate puppet master behind the current chaos gripping the city in the new episode “I am Bane.” Elsewhere, Barbara (Erin Richards), now pregnant, seeks help from Lee (Morena Baccarin).
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Supernatural
At this point in their very long career as hunters, Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) have just about been there, done that and got the T-shirt to prove it. The new episode “Don’t Go in the Woods” presents the brothers Winchester with a rarity, however: a monster they’ve never heard of. Meanwhile, Jack (Alexander Calvert) goes all out to impress a new group of friends. We’re sure that will go well.
9 p.m. on LIFE Bring It!
Miss D and the Dancing Dolls hit the road for a highly anticipated live tour, but the fate of that entire venture is thrown up in the air by multiple roadblocks along the way in the Season 5 finale, “Bring It Live! Detour.” As the hours tick down to the opening-performance curtain, Princess struggles to get control of a serious case of beginner doubts, while Faith struggles to bounce back after an injury with her trademark confidence intact.
FRIDAY 8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Fresh Off the Boat
When Jessica (Constance Wu) begins her college classes, she promotes precocious youngest son Evan (Ian Chen) to the role of “Vice Mommy” in charge of anything that arises in her absence in this new episode. Neither mother nor child has an easy time with this peaceful transfer of power, however. Elsewhere, Eddie (Hudson Yang) clashes with his father (Randall Park) when he requests that Louis treat him as an employee, not his son, while they are working at Cattleman’s Ranch.
8:30 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH The Cool Kids
Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) sets her cap to win Gene (guest star Patrick Duffy), the hottest guy at Shady Meadows, but unwanted and clingy suitor Leonard (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky) keeps interfering with her seduction strategy in the new episode “Margaret Ups Her Game.” Else- where, Hank (David Alan Grier) enlists the help of Sid’s (Leslie Jordan) cousin in trying to get his manuscript — an erotic vampire novel — published. Gary Kraus also guest stars.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
In a new episode called ”I Need to Find My Frenemy,” Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) is caught off-guard when she gets a call from her lifelong personal and professional nemesis, Audra Levine (recurring guest star Rachel Grate), pleading for Rebecca’s help with a complicated situation. Meanwhile, Nathaniel, Josh and Greg (Scott Michael Foster, Vincent Rodriguez III and Skylar Astin) try to sort out their entangled emotions when it comes to Rebecca.
9 p.m. on BRAV Don’t Be Tardy ...
Kim’s lavish birthday bash has a glitzy gambling theme in the new episode “Lordy Lordy, Kimmie’s 40,” which sees her hitting the jackpot with surprisingly supportive family and friends. The guest list, a veritable who’s who of Biermann personalities past and present, includes Kim’s estranged brother, her gynecologist, and just about every boy whom daughter Brielle ever dated.
10 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Great Performances
The new performance documentary “Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own” celebrates the life and career of the Swedish dramatic soprano who became the face of opera for many from the 1950s through the 1970s, particularly in the vocally daunting operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. In addition to her gleaming, laser-focused voice, which seemed created to cut through any heavy orchestration, Nilsson also was known for her wit and sense of humor: She once registered her displeasure over a production’s gloomy lighting by showing up for rehearsal wearing a miner’s helmet.
SATURDAY 9 a.m. on 47.1 KGPE 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament
The second round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament behead gins. What began with 64 teams on Thursday, will be down to the Sweet 16 by the time play wraps up on Sunday night. In 2018, the No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers upset No. 3 Tennessee, and rode the momentum all the way to the Final Four; their first since 1963. Their run made for one of the great Cinderella stories in tournament history.6
p.m. on ID The Atlanta Child Murders
As a producer, Will Packer’s previous successes include such raucous comedies as “Girls Trip,” but he shifts into a far more serious mode for this new three-part true-crime docu-series, premiering and airing tonight in its entirety. The saga opens in 1979 Atlanta, where two 14-year-old black boys go missing, then are found dead a few days later. That grisly incident sparks 23 months of horror in the city’s black community, as a total of 29 African-American children are stolen from their families and murdered. The case remains unsolved.
8 p.m. on HALL Movie: Love to the Rescue
A pooch named Bruce is one lucky dog, literally, in this 2019 romance, since he has not one, but two families eager to offer him a forever home. Both single mom Kate (Nikki DeLoach) and single dad Eric (Michael Rady) have given their kids the green light on adopting Bruce, so both clans agree to share custody for a month to give Bruce himself a chance to see which home is a better fit for him. Romance sparks between Kate and Eric as these visits unfold.
8 p.m. on NICK Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019
DJ Khaled hosts the slimiest party of the year in this year’s edition of the star-studded celebration honoring the best in entertainment for young audiences, broadcast live in most markets from the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Two movie super-blockbusters, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther,” lead the field of nominations with 10 and five respectively. Among performers, Cardi B is out in front with four nods. Winners were selected by fan voting on social media and the official Kids’ Choice Awards website.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: The Meg
Scientists undertaking a rescue mission on the floor of the Pacific Ocean are understandably shaken up when they find themselves confronting a 75-foot-long shark that critically damages their submarine in Jon Turteltaub’s summer 2018 sci-fi-thriller. Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”) and Ruby Rose (the proposed CW “Batwoman” TV series) are among the more familiar faces in this ChineseAmerican co-production, which earned very mixed reviews at best yet pulled in more than half a billion dollars at the global box office.
Kenneth Choi stars in “9-1-1” Monday on Fox.
Paul Giamatti stars in “Billions” Sunday on Showtime.
Michaela McManus stars in “The Village” Tuesday on NBC.
Vicki Lawrence stars in “The Cool Kids” Friday on Fox.
Michael Bublé stars in “bublé!” Wednesday on NBC.
Miss D stars in “Bring It!” Thursday on Lifetime.
DJ Khaled hosts “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019” Saturday.