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SUNDAY 11 a.m. on 47.1 KGPE 2019 Masters Tournament
The PGA Tour’s first major tournament of the season enters its final day with the fourth round of The Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. As play winds down throughout the afternoon the focus turns to those at the top of the leaderboard. Golf fans would love nothing more than for one of those to be Tiger Woods, who would be seeking his fifth green jacket.
8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE God Friended Me
Somebody up there — well, at CBS, anyway — really likes this freshman dramedy, which earned an early Season 2 pickup back in January. For now, though, Season 1 ends on a big note for fans as Miles, Cara and Rakesh (Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma) finally find themselves face to face with the elusive Henry Chase after the God Account gives them the name of Simon Hayes (guest star Adam Goldberg) in the finale “Que Sera Sera.”
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Les Misérables on Masterpiece
No one bursts into song, as in the long-running Broadway and West End musical adaptation, but Victor Hugo’s epic literary blockbuster comes to life again in a new six-episode adaptation by screenwriter Andrew Davies (“Pride and Prejudice”). Dominic West (“The Wire”) heads the large ensemble cast as heroic fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo (“Selma”) as his relentless nemesis, Inspector Javert. Recent Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) has a featured role as Madame Thenardier; Lily Collins, Ellie Bamber and Josh O’Connor also star.
9 p.m. on HBO Game of Thrones
The fight for the Iron Throne of Westeros moves into its final stages in the Season 8 premiere, which finds Jon Snow and Daenerys (Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke) bound northward to Winterfell. There, they plan to join the forces of Sansa and Arya Stark (Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams) in what promises to be a nightmarish battle against the armies of the dead, led by the Night King. Peter Dinklage, Conleth Hill and Nikolaj CosterWaldau also star.
9 p.m. on HMM Morning Show Mysteries
Holly Robinson Peete returns to her role as TV co-host Billie Blessings in “A Murder in Mind,” a new whodunit adapted from a novel co-written by “Today” host Al Roker. Billie is delighted when an old friend — Katie Sanders (Hilary Jardine), who recently got her big break starring in the new series “Kelso’s Law” — is tapped to be Billie’s morning co-host for a week. After a corpse turns up and Billie learns the victim had been blackmailing Katie, however, she and Detective Ian Jackson (Rick Fox) must solve the case.
MONDAY 8 p.m. on FREE Shadowhunters
Halloween is generally a challenging night for keeping order in any major city, but when a demonic outbreak hits New York on All Hallow’s Eve, the staff at the Institute springs into action in the new episode “The Beast Within.” As the Shadowhunters chase their demonic quarry, however, Jace (Dominic Sherwood) can’t stop worrying about Clary (Katherine McNamara). Elsewhere, Alec (Matthew Daddario) is similarly distracted by concern over Magnus’ (Harry Shum Jr.) ongoing depression.
8 p.m. on HIST Jesus: His Life
This new four-part, eight-hour miniseries examination of the life of Jesus from the perspective of key figures in his world comes to a close with “Mary Magdalene: The Crucifixion; Peter: The Resurrection,” which opens with the story of one of Jesus’ best known female followers, who joined Jesus’ mother at the foot of the cross on the day of the crucifixion. A frightened Peter disavows Jesus three times on the night of his arrest, but later embarks on a mission to spread the gospel of Christ.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH 9-1-1
A system-wide power outage cripples the entire 9-1-1 operation, forcing the call center to resort to old-school methods for responding to emergencies, in the new episode “Broken.” Among the crises in the mix, the responders must deal with explosions in multiple homes, plus the complicated delivery of a child. Meanwhile, Michael (Rockmond Dunbar) confronts Bobby (Peter Krause) about parenting his kids. Angela Bassett also stars.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Arrow
Accused of murder after her criminal past is exposed, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) goes full Black Siren and teams up with Shadow Thief (guest star Carmel Amit), a shady old acquaintance, to begin a crime spree all across Star City in the new episode “Lost Canary.” Although Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) vows to bring in Laurel, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) refuses to give up on her friend, even summoning Laurel’s sister Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) to help get through to her.
10 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE The Enemy Within
Fans of this well-received new drama series have been waiting to have some story blanks filled in, and they may get some answers in the new episode “An Offer,” which is heavy in flashbacks that reveal the fateful chain of events that led CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) to commit treason and betray her country. The hour also provides new perspective on the ensuing investigation that set her on a collision course with Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut).
10 p.m. on FOOD Duff Takes the Cake
“Ace of Cakes” star Duff Goldman takes his celebrated ingenuity when it comes to making literally fantastic cake creations and turns his gifts to honoring people who truly deserve such a treat in this new five-episode half-hour series. Duff and his team surmount any obstacle to deliver dazzling bakery delights, some of them for kids who survived the Northern California wildfires. In another segment, a jaw-dropping cake with an aquarium theme celebrates volunteers who work at such a facility. Some of the delivery destinations are daunting as well.
TUESDAY 5 p.m. on NGWILD Movie: Ghost of the Mountains
Antoine Fuqua, who directed “Training Day” and the remake of “The Magnificent Seven” among other films, narrates this 2017 wildlife adventure from the Disneynature documentary line. Ben Wallis leads a team of filmmakers into the often brutal weather of the Tibetan Plateau in China to gather footage on the beautiful yet elusive snow leopard.
7 p.m. on ID True Conviction
Former Brooklyn, N.Y., prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi returns for more stories about how prosecutors across America tackled some of their most challenging cases. The season premiere, “The Stalker,” revolves around a truly creepy missing-person case. After computer expert Cari Farver inexplicably goes missing, her latest boyfriend, one of her old flames and her own mother begin receiving threatening text messages ostensibly sent by Cari. It’s up to the police to determine if she’s a deranged stalker or a murder victim.
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE The Flash
Series star Danielle Panabaker, who plays Caitlin Snow, makes her directorial debut with the new episode “Godspeed,” which finds Barry and Iris (Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) severely at odds over how to respond to the shocking news that their daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) is conspiring with Thawne (Tom Cavanagh). Not knowing whether they can continue to trust her, Team Flash goes through Nora’s journal, searching for clues to how this turn of events transpired.
9:30 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Bless This Mess
This new single-camera sitcom, which sounds a bit like “Green Acres” for the new millennium, stars Lake Bell (also a co-creator and executive producer) and Dax Shepard as newlyweds Rio and Mike, who decide to give up the New York urban rat race in favor of Nebraska farm life. After giving up their high-paying jobs and relocating, however, the pair quickly discover that “the simple life” just presents them with a different set of problems. Ed Begley Jr., Pam Grier and JT Neal also star.
10 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN The Rookie
While the rookies get ready for an important exam that will indicate who moves forward to the next stage of training, Officers Nolan and Bishop (Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson) respond to a murder scene, where they learn the victim may be linked to a potential terror attack on the city of Los Angeles in the Season 1 finale, “Free Fall.” Shawn Ashmore, Michael Beach and Sarah Shahi guest star.
10 p.m. on BRAV Mexican Dynasties
As Raquel continues seeing Sam, Doris decides to do some discreet digging into the background of this new beau in the new episode “Paz for Concern.” When her friend Maria Paz comes to visit, Jenny decides to play Cupid and sets her up with Adan. Mari is still reeling from her upsetting conversation with Doris at the Emerging Artists Event, so the two have a tense reunion at Oscar and Paulina’s anniversary party. Jenny senses a sinister note to the anniversary present Mari gives the couple.
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Riverdale
Jughead and FP (Cole Sprouse, Skeet Ulrich) launch a father-son investigation to find the person responsible after a tainted batch of fizzle rocks makes its way through Riverdale in the new “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker.” Archie (K.J. Apa), meanwhile, quickly realizes he may be in over his head after asking Veronica (Camila Mendes) to help get him into an upcoming boxing tournament. Betty (Lili Reinhart) makes a last-ditch attempt to rescue Alice (Madchen Amick) from the insidious grip of The Farm. Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan also star.
8 p.m. on FREE Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Mona (Janel Parrish) communicates with a mysterious stranger who promises to provide insights into the murder of Nolan in the new episode “The Patchwork Girl.” Elsewhere, Dana Booker’s (Klea Scott) ongoing investigation proves distracting to Dylan (Eli Brown) as he struggles to prepare for an important audition. Meanwhile, a scheme by the Perfectionists to clear their names ends in tragedy. Sasha Pieterse and Sofia Carson also star.
9 p.m. on BRAV
The Real Housewives of New York City
The ladies squeeze in one last wild night as their Berkshires weekend winds down in the new episode “It’s Kind of a Phone-y Story.” Tinsley opens up about the death of her alcoholic father during a conversation with Luann, and Bethenny tells Dorinda about getting a sign from Dennis. Later, at Bethenny’s dinner party, a game of Truth or Dare takes a dark turn for Tinsley.
9 p.m. on SYFY The Magicians
Season 4 of this sophisticated and sexy adult fantasy series has been pretty off the chain, even by its own high standards for unpredictability, with both Hale Appleman and Arjun Gupta playing double roles. The former appears as both fan favorite Eliot Waugh and a homicidal monster who has possessed Eliot’s body, while the latter has portrayed two different iterations of Penny Adiyodi, one alive, one dead. There’s also been an improbably torrid affair between Summer
Bishil’s Margo and Trevor Einhorn’s nebbishy Josh. Here’s hoping for a resolution in tonight’s season finale, “The Seam.”
10 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World
This enlightening and ridiculously entertaining new six-part series takes a tour of human history to illustrate how individuals changed the world via the introduction of six revolutionary inventions. The series premiere, “The Telescope,” explores how this instrument was developed and then used to discover the wonders of the universe. Brilliant minds stretching from Galileo to Edward Hubble all contributed to the ever-evolving technology of the telescope, which today permits researches to see billions of light years away.
10 p.m. on FX What We Do in the Shadows
Series co-creator Jemaine Clement, who also starred in the original movie that inspired this series spinoff, directed the new episode “Manhattan Night Club,” which finds Laszlo, Nadja (Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou) and the rest of the Staten Island vampires venturing into the beating heart of the Big Apple, hoping they can forge a helpful alliance with an old friend who has risen through the ranks and now is regarded as king of the Manhattan vamps. Kayvan Novak and Mark Proksch also star.
THURSDAY 8 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE Superstore
Convinced that several of her colleagues are making fun of her behind her back, a suspicious Amy (America Ferrera) recruits Jonah (Ben Feldman) to help monitor the Cloud 9 employees via the store’s security system in the new episode “Easter.” Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store, and Glenn (Mark McKinney) prepares for his church’s annual Passion play. Colton Dunn also stars.
8 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Gotham
As Bane (guest star Shane West) puts his endgame for the destruction of Gotham into play, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is forced to take the drastic step of recruiting some of his past adversaries to save the city in a new episode called “They Did What?.” Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul (guest star Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara’s (Erin Richards) newborn daughter, planning to raise the child as her own. Selina (Camren Bicondova) is devastated as Bruce (David Mazouz) decides to confront his destiny and leave Gotham.
8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE The Big Bang Theory
Knowing how much it would mean to women everywhere if she were to win a Nobel Prize, Amy (Mayim Bialik) grows obsessed with the prospect, then starts to crack under the purely self-imposed pressure, in a new episode called “The Inspiration Deprivation.” Meanwhile, Howard and Raj try to recapture the good old days when the former buys a scooter that looks like one of his old ones. Recent Oscar winner Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) reprises her guest role as Janine Davis, Caltech’s administrator of human resources.
8:31 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Life in Pieces
Season 4 of this comic mosaic of family life opens with the premiere “Jungle Push Resort Anniversary,” wherein the Short family arrives for a Yucatan vacation to discover their resort accommodations are far from what they were expecting. Heather (Betsy Brandt) becomes overprotective of Sophia (Giselle Eisenberg) during a family outing. Jen and Greg (Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks) are stunned to discover Matt and Colleen (Thomas Sadoski, Angelique Cabral) have been making dupes of the rest of the family. Dianne Wiest and James Brolin also star.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE In the Dark
Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) enlists the help of Felix (Morgan Krantz) to organize an outreach program at Fairview High School, which is really mere subterfuge for her true goal: locating Tyson’s (Thamela Mpumlwana) girlfriend, Kyra. After her presentation goes off the rails, however, Murphy and Felix have their first real heartto-heart conversation during a smoke break. Elsewhere, Dean (Rich Sommer) does his best to offer support to Chloe (guest star Calle Walton) as she goes through a rite of passage. Kathleen York also stars.
9 p.m. on A&E
Sex for Sale: The Untold Story
In this new two-hour documentary, TV journalist Elizabeth Vargas delves into the inner workings of a new sex trade, one that relies on the Internet to exploit a stronger-thanever demand for sex, intimacy and companionship. Her investigation takes viewers on a revealing journey through the individuals whose lives are affected by this practice.
FRIDAY 8 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Last Man Standing
Tim Allen’s family sitcom marks its 150th episode milestone with “Yass Queen,” which finds Mike (Allen) trying to help Mandy (Molly McCook) get her clothing line off the ground and into retail stores. Hoping to get his daughter fired up, he invites her to sit in on a business meeting with a sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman, “Reba”) whose personal style is highly aggressive. Meanwhile, Ed (Hector Elizondo) hires Kyle (Christoph Sanders) to transcribe his life story.
8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE
I Love Lucy Funny Money Special
Two freshly colorized vintage episodes of this classic sitcom are “seamlessly combined” (according to CBS) in this new one-hour special, which opens with “The Million-Dollar Idea.” Lucy and Ethel (Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance) decide they could make a fortune bottling and selling Lucy’s tasty homemade salad dressing, but their business plan — or lack of one — leads to trouble.
Then, in “Bonus Bucks,” the Ricardos and Mertzes share ownership of a dollar bill worth $300 in a newspaper contest. 8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Dynasty
Former sitcom star Joanna Kerns (“Growing Pains”) directed “How Two-Faced Can You Get,” a new episode that sees Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) taking over a new publishing company. That acquisition brings back a completely unexpected person from her past, however, complete with related emotional and financial baggage. Meanwhile, a disgruntled Jeff (Sam Adegoke) raises Blake’s (Grant Show) suspicions when he appears on the Atlantix doorstep, and Cristal (Ana Brenda Contreras) frets that her old family will strike back at her new one.
9 p.m. on BRAV Don’t Be Tardy ...
Kim’s anxiety level starts to rise sharply as the date nears for her Pride appearance, where she hopes to introduce a new song. Plans for the Biermann bunch likewise are in a state of flux, with various participants moving out, switching rooms and departing for school away from home. There may not be enough wine in the world to get Kim through all this uncertainty and insecurity in the season finale, “Performance Anxiety.”
SATURDAY 8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Ransom
The members of the Crisis Resolution team are summoned on an urgent assignment to negotiate with a formidable adversary, a sociopath who is murdering diabetics via insulin that he has tainted, in a new episode called “Dark Triad.” Natalie Brown, Amber Goldfarb and Peter Outerbridge guest star; Luke Roberts, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor also star.
8 p.m. on HALL Movie: Easter Under Wraps
Alarmed that sales at her familyowned chocolate company are declining, not peaking, as Easter approaches, marketing director Erin (Fiona Gubelmann, “The Good Doctor”) goes undercover to see what the problem is. Bryan (Brendan Penny, “Chesapeake Shores”), the handsome head chocolatier, advises Erin that he’s losing some of his best workers to automation as the company sacrifices product quality for stepped-up quantity. As the two work together on Easter baskets, they start to get sweet on each other, too.
8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story
Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”) and newcomer Angela Fairley make a compelling acting team in this fact-based 2019 drama, which chronicles the harrowing journey a young black woman (Fairley) made through 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before the age of 18. Jeanne Kerr (Goodwin) saw Angela’s promise and tried to adopt her, but was stymied by a racially motivated ruling. She never lost faith in her young friend, however, throwing Angela a lifeline that kept her alive until the adoption was approved after 25 years.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: BlacKkKlansman
Spike Lee won an Academy Award for co-writing the adapted screenplay for this 2018 biographical crime film, which chronicles the incredible yet true story of how black police detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) was able to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate (Oscar-nominated Adam Driver) who pretended to be Stallworth in personal meetings with Klan leaders. Topher Grace co-stars as white supremacist David Duke. The film also was nominated as best picture, best director (Lee), film editing and score.
9 p.m. on FOOD Restaurant: Impossible
Robert Irvine returns in four new episodes of one of his signature TV shows, in which he rescues beleaguered eateries that are on the brink of complete financial collapse. Tonight’s episode finds him in Escondido, Calif., at a retro joint called Rosie’s Cafe, which has lost money every year since its opening. The grim handwriting is on the wall for this business unless Robert — given a $10,000 budget and a deadline of 48 hours — can whip this disorganized restaurant into shape.
9 p.m. on SHOW Movie: The Catcher Was a Spy
Paul Rudd is best known for his comedic work in films and television, but he ventures into the thriller genre in director Ben Lewin’s 2018 adaptation of Nicholas Dawidoff’s biography of Moe Berg, a 15-year Major League Baseball veteran who later joined the World War II espionage effort by the Allies and worked as a spy against Nazi Germany. Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels and Tom Wilkinson also star in the film, which did a resounding belly flop at the summer box office after getting mixed reviews.
10:03 p.m. on LIFE Movie: My Mom’s Letter From Heaven
A single father nears the end of his rope due to the turbulent relationship he shares with his rebellious teenage daughter in this 2019 drama, which is based on a true story. Their interaction starts to undergo a profound change, however, when a long-lost letter written to the daughter by her dying mother suddenly turns up out of the blue. Barry Watson (“7th Heaven”), Cindy Busby (“Marrying Mr. Darcy”), Karen Holness (“The 100”) and Jaime M. Callica (“UnREAL”) star.
Duff Goldman stars in “Duff Takes the Cake” Monday on Food Network.
Lake Bell stars in “Bless This Mess” Tuesday on ABC.
Dominic West stars in “Les Misérables on Masterpiece” Sunday on PBS.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann stars in “Don’t Be Tardy ...” Friday on Bravo.
Hale Appleman stars in “The Magicians” Wednesday on Syfy.
Betsy Brandt stars in “Life in Pieces” Thursday on CBS.
Ginnifer Goodwin (left) and Angela Fairley star in “I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story” Saturday on Lifetime.