BEST BETS THIS WEEK
SUNDAY 5 p.m. on BBC Killing Eve
A breakout hit and awards magnet in Season 1, this offbeat, characterdriven thriller returns for Season 2 (simulcast on AMC), picking up the action just seconds after Season 1 ended. Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the psychopathic assassin, has fled, leaving Eve (Sandra Oh) with no idea whether the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. Both women are in serious trouble unless they can reconnect, but others are in pursuit as well. Joining the cast this season are Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel and Julian Barratt.
6 p.m. on BBC A Discovery of Witches
After scoring a striking cult success on streaming platforms, this adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ best-selling fantasy novel makes its basic cable debut on both AMC and its sister channel BBC America. Set in a modern world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly coexist with humans, the story opens in a library at Oxford, where American historian (and closet witch) Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) inadvertently calls up an ancient magical text. Unfortunately, it’s one that geneticist (and vampire) Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) wants to acquire for himself.
6 p.m. on ID Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery
The latest installment of this ongoing true-crime series looks back to the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a 3-year-old child who disappeared from her Portugal hotel room while her parents were dining just a few yards away. Kate and Gerry McCann issued a desperate plea for their little daughter’s return, but as the expanding investigation unfolded, law enforcement personnel cast doubt on everyone from strangers to loved ones. More than a decade later, this two-hour special event examines what really happened to Madeleine.
8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE 54th Academy of Country Music Awards
From the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, music superstar Reba McEntire returns as host for the annual event that bills itself as “country music’s party of the year.” The field of nominees is led by Chris Stapleton and duo Dan + Shay, who have six each. Jason Aldean will receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award. Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn and Florida Georgia Line are among the scheduled performers.
10 p.m. on SHOW The Chi
Emmy-winning writer and executive producer Lena Waithe’s gritty but critically acclaimed ensemble drama returns for a second season, which opens with a premiere called “Eruptions.” As the action resumes, an unlucky turn of events takes Brandon (Jason Mitchell) back to Reg (Barton Fitzpatrick). Elsewhere, Emmett (Jacob Latimore) realizes the time has come for him to grow up after Jada (Yolonda Ross) makes an important decision. BFFs Kevin, Jake and Papa (Alex Hibbert, Michael V. Epps, Shamon Brown Jr.) hatch a scheme for a school project.
MONDAY 9 p.m. on FOOD Spring Baking Championship
In the new episode “Southern Spring Bakeover,” the first round tasks the seven remaining bakers with taking canned biscuits and transforming them into a refreshing spring dessert that’s flavored with lemonade, bourbon or that Southern staple, sweet Shawn Michaels is an honoree in the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Monday on USA Network. tea. For the main heat that follows, host Clinton Kelly challenges the bakers to give a spring makeover to a classic Southern cake, one that includes a regional pantry ingredient like pickled peaches or pepper jelly. Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale judge their efforts.
10 p.m. on AMC Into the Badlands
In a new episode called “Cobra Fang, Panther Claw,” old adversaries The Widow and Baron Chau (Emily Beecham, Eleanor Matsuura) finally face off to settle scores. Elsewhere M.K. and Pilgrim (Aramis Knight, Bebou Ceewsay) expand their forces at the Monastery, while Sunny and Bajie (Daniel Wu, Nick Frost) discover a deadly new foe, the Black Lotus.
10 p.m. on DSC Diesel Brothers
Fan favorites Dave “Heavy D” Sparks, “Diesel Dave” Kiley, Keaton “The Muscle” Hoskins and Josh “RedBeard” Stuart keep blurring the line between work and play as they tackle some of their biggest builds ever in Season 5 of their hit unscripted series. Among their first projects is transforming an old Canadian logging truck into a custom semi capable of transporting their diesel creations to any destination. Also, Heavy D partners with the team at Monster Jam on setting a world record with a truly crazy stunt.
10 p.m. on TBS American Dad
Another season draws to a close with a finale called “The Future Is Borax,” which opens with Stan and Francine (voices of Seth MacFarlane and Wendy Schaal) bickering as usual, but there’s more of an edge to the wisecracks. Worried their arguing may have crossed a line, the couple starts taking their determination to protect their marriage to extreme heights — literally, in a hot-air balloon. Elsewhere, Roger the alien (MacFarlane again) discovers that he has a natural knack for writing jingles.
10:03 p.m. on LIFE Escaping Polygamy
Andrea and Jessica try to come to the aid of Ethel, who lost her mother as a child when her parent was ripped away by the FLDS group. Now Ethel wants to escape the group herself, then find her mother after all this time. In order to succeed, however, Ethel will have to get away from the hawk-like supervision of her devout grandmother and then cross an open area patrolled by FLDS watchdogs and an armed militia in the new episode “Mommy Dearest.”
11 p.m. on USA WWE Monday Night RAW
They’re regarded by some as the most rebellious group in WWE history, but D-Generation X members Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, X-Pac and the late Chyna are among those taking their place in sports-entertainment history during ceremonies taped April 6 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Other inductees include The Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson and Harlem Heat. Additionally, longtime WWE employee Sue Aitchison — who is credited with establishing WWE’s relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation — receives the Warrior Award.
TUESDAY 8 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH MasterChef
In one of the most difficult mystery box challenges they’ve confronted yet, the remaining top 14 junior chefs must try to prepare a restaurantquality duck dish, a task that requires them to learn how to butcher a whole bird, in the new episode “Junior Edition: Quacking Under Pressure.” There are huge stakes in the next round, as the chefs, working in teams of two, make a dozen delicious cupcakes, with the work of the winning pair published in a new MasterChef Junior Cookbook.
8 p.m. on FREE The Bold Type
Jane, Kat and Sutton (Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy) all find themselves dealing with repercussions of some major decisions in the Season 3 premiere of this series, which returns to New York and picks up the action right after Season 2’s set-in-Paris finale. At the same time, there’s upheaval as well at Scarlet Magazine, with the arrival of new staffers who are bound to ruffle the feathers of more long-term workers. Sam Page, Matt Ward and Stephen Conrad Moore also star.
9 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE The Code
Dana Delany (“China Beach”) returns to series television in this new military drama set in the Judge Advocate General Headquarters of the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., run by Col. Glenn Turnbull (Delany). In the series premiere, “Blowed Up,” prosecutor Capt. John “Abe” Abraham (Luke Mitchell, “Blindspot”) and lead defense attorney Capt. Maya Dobbins (Anna Wood, “Reckless”) are assigned to the case of a soldier charged with murdering his commanding officer. Ato Essandoh (“Chicago Med”) and Phillipa Soo (Broadway’s “Hamilton”) also star. The show moves to its regular time period next Monday.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Roswell, New Mexico
Most of Roswell is abuzz as the locals get ready for the re-opening gala of the UFO Emporium, but despite those high spirits elsewhere, Liz (Jeanine Mason) and her team inevitably find themselves on a collision course with an enemy that is both formidable and unlikely. Nathan Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, Heather Hemmens and Karan Oberoi also star in the new episode “Champagne Supernova.”
10 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE New Amsterdam
The new episode “Sanctuary” finds the hospital team still struggling against the effects of a major storm outside their facility. Thankfully, Max (Ryan Eggold), a true master of improvisation, manages to find a way to get their lights back on, although it involves an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Reynolds (Jocko Sims) continues his fight to save Hugh (Robert Sella), but access to very few resources forces him to get creative as never before. Freema Agyeman also stars.
10 p.m. on FX Fosse/Verdon
Spanning five decades and moving back and forward through time, this new limited series explores the singular if turbulent romantic and creative partnership of director-choreographer Bob Fosse (Oscar winner Sam Rockwell) and song-and-dance superstar Gwen Verdon (four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams), who collaborated on a string of hits during the golden age of Broadway. Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (“Hamilton”) is director and an executive producer (along with LinManuel Miranda).
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Nature
The title of the new episode “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention” is more than mere hyperbole. After all, an egg is arguably nature’s most perfect life-support system, protecting the developing life within while still allowing it to breathe. Eggs also are strong enough to bear the weight of a parent yet fragile enough for a hatchling to break free at the appropriate time. Host David Attenborough traces the process through each step leading up to that moment of hatching.
8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN The Goldbergs
Since she left college, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) has clocked a lot of hours watching TV game shows, an obsession that compels her to audition for her favorite one in a new episode called (spoiler alert!) “I Lost on Jeopardy!.” Meanwhile, a new crush leads Barry (Troy Gentile) to realize there’s a very good chance he’s still not over his ex, Lainey.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Star
As part of their ongoing campaign to snag a nomination in the ASA Awards, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) and Gravity throw a lavish and attention-getting Legend Tribute in the new episode “Amazing Grace.” When Star’s (Jude Demorest) health starts to decline, Simone (Brittany O’Grady) faces a difficult decision, while Alex (Ryan Destiny) tries to rebuild trust in her family. Noah (Luke James) fights to hang onto reality after an upsetting visit from his mother. Kimberly Elise, Ben Vereen and Keke Palmer guest star.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Jane The Virgin
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) finds getting over the latest hurdle life has put in front of her to be a lot more challenging than either she or Rafael (Justin Baldoni) might have hoped in the new “Chapter Eighty-Four.” Rogelio (Jaime Camil), meanwhile, is in for a rude awakening when he discovers that he and River (guest star Brooke Shields) aren’t as equal as he previously had thought. Squabbles between Jane and Petra’s (Yael Grobglas) kids bring up issues about how the two women really feel about each other.
10 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE SEAL Team
When you’re a Navy SEAL, there’s no such thing as a routine mission. Jason (David Boreanaz) and his team get a reminder of how true that is in a new episode called “Paradise Lost,” which finds the SEALs deployed to what is expected to be a routine training exercise for their Filipino counterparts. Unexpectedly, however, a surprise bomb attack in Manila lands them in dire peril. Tamala Jones, Ellyn Jameson and Lochlyn Munro guest star; Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr. and A.J. Buckley also star.
THURSDAY 8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Supernatural
Continuing a major story arc that has run through nearly all of Season 14, Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) feel an elevated sense of concern about the evidently weakening condition of Jack’s (Alexander Calvert) soul in a new episode called “Absence.” It’s a worry that resonates painfully for the brothers Winchester, since they both remember all too well the horrible period when Sam lost his own soul. Misha Collins also stars. 8 p.m. on MTV Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny DJ Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” are on the block, so to speak, in the two-hour premiere of this new reality competition series, which finds 20 women between the ages of 22 and 33 competing for their affection. Unlike some other dating shows, this one does incorporate a balance to power to some extent: Although Pauly D, 38, and Guadagnino, 31, get to choose who goes and who stays each week, the women get to decide whose love they’re competing for. 9 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE Brooklyn Nine-Nine Their wedding day was interrupted by a chilling threat, then they found themselves honeymooning at the same resort where their boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), was going through an existential crisis. It stands to reason, then, that Jake and Amy ( Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero) probably were ready for nearly anything as their first anniversary rolled around. Even so, they probably didn’t foresee spending their special evening standing guard over the hospital bed of a comatose patient, in the new episode “Casecation.” 9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH The Orville Given the many high-stakes crises he and his crew have been forced to deal with recently, Capt. Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is not in the mood for any surprises these days — including the new one that the Moclans — the humanoid species to which Lt. Cmdr. Bortus (Peter Macon) belongs — aboard the Orville are all harboring a secret. Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald and Jessica Szohr also star in the new episode “Sanctuary.”
9 p.m. on A&E Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story
In this new two-hour documentary special, host Elizabeth Vargas takes a fresh dive into one of the most infamous cold-case murders in U.S. history, incorporating new leads and the latest DNA technology. The film, which features an exclusive interview with John Ramsey, father of the murder victim, also includes numerous intruder theories of the crime, as well as the last known photo of young JonBenet Ramsey.
9:30 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Fam
In the Season 1 finale, “This Is Fam,” Freddy (Gary Cole) surprises Clem (Nina Dobrev) with a very unexpected bridal gift: a video her late mother left for her daughter to watch on her wedding day. On a more mundane yet maddening note, Clem and Nick (Tone Bell) run into trouble getting their marriage license the day before their wedding is to take place.
FRIDAY 6 p.m. on TRAV Ghost Adventures
In a creepy new episode called “Too Ghoul for School,” Zak Bagans and his crew hit the road to Idaho, where they investigate a former school that reportedly has been plagued by malicious entities. Later, the guys log even more miles as they head south to New Mexico to investigate reports that some dark paranormal energy seems to surround a mysterious school building.
8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Fresh Off the Boat
The Huangs finally are adjusting to life without Eddie (Hudson Yang), at least until an international incident catapults him to Taiwanese fame, while also handing him a return ticket Stateside in the Season 5 finale, “No Apology Necessary.” To unravel the mess Eddie has caused, the family welcomes a new “daughter” into their home, but things only go further awry. Meanwhile, master baby sitter Evan (Ian Chen) has a personal epiphany while watching little Maria for Honey and Marvin (Chelsey Crisp, Ray Wise).
9 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE The Blacklist
In the new episode “Lady Luck,” Liz and Ressler (Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff) team up to investigate a Blacklister who offers to erase crippling gambling debts — a service that comes at a deceptively high price, however. Elsewhere, Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) grows alarmed as Red (James Spader) puts the loyalties of their business associates to the test while searching for the individual who turned him in to the police. Michael Aronov guest stars.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Proven Innocent
Daniel Hernandez (guest star Juan Gabriel Pareja), a former frat boy, approaches the Injustice Defense Group for help after he’s charged with rape and murder in the new episode “Acceptable Losses.” Unfortunately, a development in the Davon Watkins (guest star Coley Mustafa Speaks) case forces Madeline (Rachelle LeFevre) to return to Ohio, trusting Easy and Bodie (Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser) to handle Daniel’s case before Easy’s mentor, Judge Fry (guest star Stephen McKinley Henderson).
9 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Hawaii Five-0
Well, at least no one could call this a cold case: In the new episode “He Kama Na Ka Pueo,” McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his Five-0 team investigate the murder of a man whose remains were discovered in a crematorium furnace. Solving this apparent homicide could provide a bonus for the team, since the dead man may hold the key to a 20-year-old kidnapping case in which the victim’s father never has stopped looking for her. Scott Caan also stars.
10 p.m. on MAX Warrior
After he intercepts a shipment of opium at the docks, Young Jun (Jason Tobin) decides to use this unexpected booty to send a clear message to Long Zi (Henry Yuk) in the new episode “There’s No China in the Bible.” Meanwhile, Big Bill and Lee (Kieran Bew, Tom WestonJones) investigate a grisly murder in an alley next to The Banshee, an Irish bar. The mayor’s wife, Penny Blake (Joanna Vanderham) finds herself in a pickle while visiting the wharf with her Chinese manservant (Kenneth Fok).
SATURDAY 6 p.m. on CNN Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Is there a secret to living both longer and better? Journalist and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta crosses the globe in search of possible answers to that question in this new six-part docuseries, which takes him to India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy and Turkey. First, however, tonight’s series premiere finds Gupta in Japan to see how Tokyo residents cope with work-induced stress and why people in Okinawa, nicknamed “Land of the Immortals,” tend to lead long lives. Another episode, set in India, immediately follows.
8 p.m. on HALL Movie: Bottled With Love
Hurt that her boyfriend stood her up on her friend’s wedding day, normally self-possessed Boston executive Abbey Lawrence (Bethany Joy Lenz) decides to vent her frustration in an anonymous letter, which she then seals in a bottle and then hurls it into the local harbor. Months later, in one of those fantastic coincidences that rarely happen outside love stories, that bottle washes ashore in Maine, where it’s discovered by Nick Everson (Andrew Walker), the son of a corporate executive — at the company where Abbey works, in this 2019 romance.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Crazy Rich Asians
Jon M. Chu’s 2018 romantic comedy was the first film by a major Hollywood studio to feature a predominantly Asian cast in a modern setting since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club,” but it took in more than $238 million worldwide, making it the highestgrossing romantic comedy in a decade. Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”) stars as NYU economics professor Rachel Chu, who is stunned to learn her current boyfriend (Henry Golding) is part of one of the richest families in Singapore.
9 p.m. on TLC Nate & Jeremiah by Design
Interior design couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent return for their third season of helping desperate homeowners whose nest egg has been drained by a money pit that leaves them feeling overwhelmed and defeated. These new episodes find the couple stepping in to turn around renovation disasters that are so bad, they’re taking down personal relationships along with the household budget.
Sandra Oh stars in “Killing Eve” Sunday on BBC America.
Sam Rockwell stars in “Fosse/Verdon” Tuesday on FX.
Hudson Yang stars in “Fresh Off the Boat” Friday on ABC.
David Boreanaz stars in “SEAL Team” Wednesday on CBS.
“Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta” airs Saturday on CNN.
“Double Shot of Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny” airs Thursday on MTV.