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THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015

2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament
7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. on CBS

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament enters the Sweet 16 Regional Semifinals tonight and Friday, with games in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston and Syracuse, N.Y. Winners advance to the Elite Eight Regional Finals on Saturday and Sunday. CBS and TBS share coverage.

MLB Preseason Baseball
7 p.m. on ESPN

Two teams that figure to make a little noise in 2015 clash today in a preseason game in Mesa, Ariz., where Starlin Castro and the Chicago Cubs host Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Perennial doormats in recent seasons, the Cubs hope their stockpile of young talent can lead them back to respectability. The Angels, owners of baseball's best record last year, would like to get farther in the postseason than last fall's ALDS flameout.

2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. on WTBS

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament enters the Sweet 16 Regional Semifinals tonight and Friday, with games in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston and Syracuse, N.Y. Winners advance to the Elite Eight Regional Finals on Saturday and Sunday. CBS and TBS share coverage.

The This Old House Hour
8 p.m. on PBS

In tonight's new episode, Norm summarizes progress on the mudroom and kitchen, while Kevin demonstrates how to patch the holes where the recessed lights had been in the great room. Contractor Mauro Henrique shows a clever way to paint shutters, while Tom reveals how he is turning an arched doorway into one that is squared off, like the rest of the entryways.

Bones
8 p.m. on FOX

Cyndi Lauper reprises her recurring guest role as Avalon Harmonia, Angela's (Michaela Conlon) psychic friend, as the forensic mystery series returns with new episodes. The spring premiere, "The Psychic in the Soup," opens with the discovery of a psychic's body decomposing in a tree trunk. Elsewhere, Booth and Brennan (David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel) debate how to handle little Christine's (Sunnie Pelant) new imaginary friend and the Jeffersonian team remembers the late Sweets on his birthday.

The Vampire Diaries
8 p.m. on CW

Elena (Nina Dobrev) convinces Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) that Bonnie (Kat Graham) would want them to celebrate her birthday. The two of them, along with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), make a sobering discovery, however, when they try to contact Bonnie. Enzo (Michael Malarkey) recruits Matt (Zach Roerig) to meddle in the life of Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristin Mays). Jeremy considers leaving Mystic Falls for good in "The Day I Tried to Live."

Liv & Maddie
8 p.m. on DISN

In the new episode "Neighbors-a-Rooney," Liv (Dove Cameron) rekindles her old friendship with Holden Dippledorf (guest star Jordan Fisher, "Teen Beach 2") in the midst of a neighborhood feud. Meanwhile, Joey (Joey Bragg) becomes fascinated with someone new at his Intergalactic Council meeting. Kali Rocha also stars.

The Blacklist
9 p.m. on NBC

The task force pursues a scientist who has been abducting disabled patients and using them as guinea pigs in his experiments on immortality in the new episode "The Longevity Initiative." Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., Tom (Ryan Eggold) tries to evade some new enemies. James Spader and Megan Boone also star; Lance Henricksen, Ralph Brown and Kevin Weisman guest star.

Scandal
9 p.m. on ABC

After Michael (guest star Matthew Del Negro) gets himself in a jam, the Gladiators spring into damage-control mode and try to persuade Cyrus (Jeff Perry) to move up the wedding date in the new episode "Put a Ring on It." David (Joshua Malina), meanwhile, takes the first step in executing his plan to take down B613 once and for all. Portia de Rossi, Kate Burton, Dan Bucatinsky, Paul Adelstein and George Newbern also guest star.

Backstrom
9 p.m. on FOX

Evidence points to vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run incident that leaves a wealthy woman dead in the new episode "Give 'Til It Hurts." As the S.C.U. investigates, the detectives discover not everyone was a fan of the victim's "philanthropy." Elsewhere, Backstrom's (Rainn Wilson) gravely unhealthy lifestyle rankles both his doctor (guest star Rizwan Manji) and his former fiancee (Sarah Chalke). Dennis Haysbert also stars.

The Real Housewives of Melbourne
9 p.m. on BRAVO

Chyka and Bruce collaborate with Australian businessman Eddie McGuire - aka "Mr. Melbourne" - on a major new building project, while Gina prepares for a colorful photo shoot that may polish her image. Janet invites the women to enjoy a day of golf, but despite the best of intentions from everyone involved, this act of reconciliation is far from perfect in the new episode "Anyone for Golf?."

Pawn Stars
9 p.m. on HIST

In the new episode "Mystery Caller," Corey assesses a Superman vs. Muhammad Ali comic book, while Rick examines a charcoal piece by artist Edward Hopper. Later, Rick starts to suspect that all the office phones are broken. Another new episode immediately follows.

Expedition Unknown
9 p.m. on TRAV

In a new episode, host Josh Gates heads to Japan in search of the Honjo Masamune samurai sword, one of the world's most stunning relics. Lost during World War II, the weapon is reputed to have strong supernatural powers, and Josh's quest leads him from the vibrant nightlife of Tokyo to the country's remote, snow-peaked mountaintops.

Impractical Jokers
9 p.m. on TRUTV

The new special "Impractical Jokers: Practically Live!," the group's first, was taped during a recent comedy tour during which Sal, Joe, Q and Murr played 16 venues in 16 days, traveling via bus to such locations as Syracuse, N.Y., Chicago, Wichita, Kan., and Las Vegas. The special cuts between actual onstage performance excerpts and more candid scenes depicting the comics' frantic on-the-road lifestyle.

PGA Tour Golf
9:30 p.m. on GOLF

The PGA Tour heads down Alamo way this week as players including Phil Mickelson, Ben Curtis, Matt Kuchar and defending champion Steven Bowditch tee it up in the Valero Texas Open. The 31-year-old Australian won his first PGA Tour event last year at TPC San Antonio, finishing one shot ahead of Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays.

Archer
10 p.m. on FX

Most fans tend to think "larger than life" when they think of the exploits of the titular superspy (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, but the first of the two-part season finale, "Drastic Voyage: Part I," finds the gang preparing for their most fantastic voyage ever. (Yes, that's a clue that the episode is a send-up of the 1966 sci-fi classic "Fantastic Voyage.") The guest voice cast includes Carrie Brownstein ("Portlandia") and Michael Gray ("Shazam!").

Vikings
10 p.m. on HIST

As preparations for the Paris raid pick up speed, Rollo (Clive Standen) pauses to reflect on what the Seer (John Kavanagh) prophesied about his destiny. After Kalf (Ben Robson) arrives in Kattegat to join the raid, the Viking fleet sails up the Seine to catch their first glimpse of Paris. Judith and Porunn (Jennie Jacques, Gaia Weiss) both give birth, but with this new life, death also comes in the new episode "Born Again." Travis Fimmel also stars.

Dig
10 p.m. on USA

Peter's (Jason Isaacs) obsessive quest to find Emma's killer leads him to uncover some ancient secrets written in code, which lead to a race to find the missing stones in the new episode "Prayer of David." Debbie (Lauren Ambrose) is compelled to face the congregation over the attempted kidnapping of Josh (Zen McGrath). Elsewhere, Avram (Guy Selenik) continues his journey to Croatia as a stranger watches from afar. Anne Heche and Regina Taylor also star.

The Slap
10:01 p.m. on NBC

As the trial date looms, Rosie (Melissa George) redoubles her efforts to strengthen the case against Harry (Zachary Quinto), but in doing so, she only winds up alienating the few supporters she had left, including her husband, Gary (Thomas Sadoski). Gary changes his tune, however, and alerts the prosecution to Ritchie's (Lucas Hedges) incriminating photographs after watching Thanasis (Michael Nouri) rip apart Rosie's testimony in court. Peter Sarsgaard also stars in the new episode "Rosie."

Breaking Greenville
10:30 p.m. on TRUTV

In the new episode "Number, Please," the season finale, both WABG and WXVT pull out all the stops before the ratings come in, with Callie gamely stepping on the scales once again as part of her weight-loss challenge and Eric trying to thrill viewers with a tornado story that's somewhat underwhelming. Meanwhile, Lucy's willing to try everything from dancing to doughnuts in her segments, anything that might attract more eyeballs.

FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2015

Grimm
8 p.m. on NBC

Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) are called in to investigate the aftermath of a one-night stand that turned deadly when a man found himself part of a bizarre love triangle in the new episode "Double Date." Elsewhere, Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) turns to Monroe and Rosalee (Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner) for help with his recurring episodes of phantom bleeding. Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) makes a major decision that could change the course of her relationship with Nick.

Cristela
8 p.m. on ABC

Trent (Sam McMurray) has an ulterior motive when he picks Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) to sit at his table for the trial of an allegedly racist landlord. He wants to show a minority on the landlord's side, but the strategy backfires on him and leaves Cristela on the horns of a moral dilemma in the new episode "Latino 101." On the homefront, Daniela (Maria Canals-Barrera) suspects Alberto (Gabriel Iglesias) is charming Natalia (Terri Hoyos) to get in good with Cristela.

Grown Ups
8 p.m. on FOX

Adam Sandler leads a force of current comedy all-stars in this tale of several longtime friends reunited by the death of their high-school basketball coach. Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider play the other pals, and all the men use the Fourth of July gathering to reassess what they have - or haven't - made of their lives and where they want to go from here. Co-stars include Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi and Colin Quinn.

Hart of Dixie
8 p.m. on CW

When Zoe (Rachel Bilson) makes an important decision, Wade (Wilson Bethel) tries to take care of everything before their baby is born in "Bluebell," the season finale. Guilt-stricken about misleading Lemon (Jaime King), Lavon (Cress Williams) pledges to make things right with her. Frustrated with their current situation, AnnaBeth and George (Kaitlyn Black, Scott Porter) are faced with a big decision. Tim Matheson also stars.

Jessie
8 p.m. on DISN

Jessie (Debby Ryan) finds herself in over her head when one of her charges, Emma (Peyton List), gets in trouble at school for some totally out-of-character behavior in the new episode "Karate Kid-tastrophe." Meanwhile, Luke (Cameron Boyce) steps into the role of sensei to help Zuri (Skai Jackson) prepare for her upcoming karate belt test. Phill Lewis ("The Suite Life of Zack and Cody") guest stars.

Disney Dream Cruise With Food Network
8 p.m. on FOOD

Chefs Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee, Amanda Freitag and Melissa d'Arabian, along with their families and friends, set sail on The Disney Dream cruise ship for three days of sun, fun and food. This one-hour special also includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the ship's galleys, where the cruise liner's own culinary staff prepares food for thousands of guests each day.

Girl Meets World
8:30 p.m. on DISN

In the Season 1 finale, "Girl Meets First Date," Lucas (Peyton Meyer) screws up his courage and asks Cory (Ben Savage) for his permission to take Riley (Rowan Blanchard) out on a date. Cory consents, but only on the provision that Maya and Farkle (Sabrina Carpenter, Corey Fogelmanis) go with them as chaperones. Danielle Fishel also stars.

Shark Tank
9 p.m. on ABC

A video featuring First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the Joining Forces Initiative is part of this special episode that spotlights entrepreneurs with military backgrounds as they present ideas that include nonslip protective gloves for cross-fitness training, an elite canine training program and a bottle opener made of recycled .50-caliber shells. Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary are the featured Sharks in this episode.

Great Performances
9 p.m. on PBS

Mikhail Baryshnikov hosts this new presentation of choreographer Mark Morris' critically acclaimed 1988 dance piece set to Handel's "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato," music that was inspired in turn by John Milton's poetry. Morris' ballet features a colorful dance troupe whose movements embody the ecstasy of transformative art.

Dreamcatcher
9 p.m. on SHOW

Kim Longinotto's moviing 2015 documentary chronicles the uplifting personal story of former Chicago prostitute Brenda Myers-Powell, who has found an important new meaning for her life in her efforts to help at-risk youths and women break the cycle of violence and sexual exploitation and find the means to change their own lives.

Bride by Design
9 p.m. on TLC

This new unscripted series is set in the Birmingham, Ala. shop of Heidi Elnora, a designer from Season 2 of "Project Runway" who specializes in creating unique bridal gowns for her clients. In the series premiere, bride-to-be Tia asks for a custom two-in-one gown. Also, Heidi helps bride Kayla design a gown via Heidi's Build-a-Bride collection to match her mother's wedding veil. Another new episode immediately follows.

Mysteries at the Castle
9 p.m. on TRAV

The season finale - called "Battle to Cross the Channel, Royal Matchmaker, Boettcher Kidnapping" - features a beautiful French castle that launched the career of a noteworthy aviator, an opulent English retreat that was home to a provocative court matchmaker and a deceptively tranquil estate in Colorado that was ground zero of a brutal kidnapping.

Preachers' Daughters
10:02 p.m. on LIFE

The ladies - and by this point, we don't need to explain we're using that word strictly in a biological sense, right? - head out for yet another wild night, but Kristiana gets into an altercation with a guy. Later, she and Lolly get into a fight so heated that security is called in the new episode "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Preacher's Daughter." When all the girls show up at the mission crippled with hangovers, an exasperated Pastor Tilo calls in the Marines - or, even better, the girls' fathers.

SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2015

Age of Tomorrow
7 p.m. on SYFY

It doesn't take a cynic to think something is up when an off-the-radar low-budget production like this one suddenly gets released directly to home video just days after Tom Cruise's higher-profile "Edge of Tomorrow" hits theaters, even though the premise of one has virtually nothing to do with the other. Strictly for the record, this forgettable thriller involves a beacon in the Pyramid of the Sun that triggers an alien blitzkrieg. Kelly Hu and Robert Picardo star.

Austin City Limits
8 p.m. on PBS

An episode from 2013 offers a lively program of alternative pop with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, joined by the tUnE-yArDs. The first band highlights songs from their second album, "Here," including "Man on Fire," "Dear Believer," One Love to Another" and "All Wash Out"; tUnE-yArDs offers numbers from "Whokill," likewise their second release, including "My Country," "Gangsta" and "Wooly Wolly Gong."

Backstrom
8 p.m. on FOX

The slaying of a fortune teller in the Chinatown section of Portland leads to many secrets being revealed in "Ancient, Chinese, Secret." First, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and his peers discover that a laundry service cloaks another type of business - a decidedly illegal one. The detectives get their fortunes told in the course of the probe, and some of the information proves unsettling. Dennis Haysbert and Genevieve Angelson also star.

Jessie
8 p.m. on DISN

Determined that nothing will stop him from playing in Luke's (Cameron Boyce) basketball game, an eager Ravi (Karan Brar) enlists L.A Clipper Chris Paul to coach him after running into the hoops star. Elsewhere, Jessie (Debby Ryan) is having much less fun: She's being forced to partner with a former rival on a class assignment in the new episode "Basket Case." Kevin Chamberlin also stars.

Good Witch
8 p.m. on HALL

When Grace (Bailee Madison) goes missing, Sam (James Denton) tells Cassie (Catherine Bell) that his unruly son, Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), probably is responsible. After Grace returns to Gray House, meddling cousin Abigail stirs up trouble by convincing the teenager to lie about her whereabouts to escape punishment in the new episode "The Truth About Lies." Catherine Disher, Anthony Lemke and Kylee Evans also star.

Into the Storm
8 p.m. on HBO

Thanks to some genuinely impressive "weather porn" special effects, this 2014 action thriller recouped its production budget three times over, despite a nearly unaminously negative storm front from critics. Richard Armitage (the "Hobbit" movies), Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") and Matt Walsh (HBO's "Veep") are among the recognizable actors in this story that involves a massive tornado and ... you know what, just enjoy the dramatic clouds.

Bad Blood
8 p.m. on LIFE

No good deed goes unpunished, as Lauren Malone (Taylor Cole) learns in this twisty 2014 thriller. A kind soul who once donated bone marrow to a stranger (Brett Rickaby), Lauren is stunned when police arrest her one night for murder. Her blood, after all, was found at the crime scene. Sadly, the guy she helped with her medical donation is a serial-killing nut-job who now is an exact match for Lauren's DNA. She turns to her ex-con dad (Jeff Kober) for help in clearing her name. Billy Miller also stars.

Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
8 p.m., 10 p.m. on NICK

From the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Nick Jonas hosts this year's ceremonies honoring kid-selected favorites from music, film, television and sports. Also: stars getting slimed! Among the field of nominees, the following films are up for Favorite Movie: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Maleficent," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

NCIS: New Orleans
9 p.m. on CBS

The murder of a retired Navy SEAL at Christmas time yields some startling clues in "Stolen Valor." The victim sought impersonators of military officers, and Pride (Scott Bakula) and his cohorts find one presumed fake with the jacket of an officer thought to have died in Afghanistan. Brody (Zoe McLellan) tries to figure out why LaSalle (Lucas Black) isn't as excited about the holidays as expected. CCH Pounder also stars.

In an Instant
9 p.m. on ABC

The new episode "In an Instant: Bad Guys at the Good Guys" dramatizes a tense situation at a branch of the Good Guys electronics chain, where a group of armed bad guys walked in and held everyone hostage until their lengthy list of demands was met. Although the jittery young intruders kept firing their guns, store staff and shoppers somehow were able to keep their wits to avoid injury.

Sleepy Hollow
9 p.m. on FOX

Solomon Kent (guest star Jonathan Schaech), a warlock who set off the Salem witch trials, escapes purgatory and heads to Sleepy Hollow in search of a tome filled with dangerous spells in "Spellcaster." Elsewhere, Abbie (Nicole Beharie) tries to regain her trust in Frank Irving (Orlando Jones), while Henry (John Noble) struggles to find his identity. Tom Mison also stars.

Apocalypse Pompeii
9 p.m. on SYFY

Fans of "Highlander: The Series" may be the target audience of this muddled 2014 disaster movie, which stars that TV show's leading man, Adrian Paul. He plays Jeff Pierce, a former Special Ops commando, who enlists his old teammates for a mission to rescue his wife and daughter, who have become trapped by a modern-day eruption of Mount Vesuvius. John Rhys-Davies ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") and Dylan Vox also star.

SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015

Bob's Burgers
7:30 p.m. on FOX

It's a day, rather than a night, at the museum for Bob and Louise (voices of H. Jon Benjamin and Kristen Schaal) - as well as for others - during a school trip in "Carpe Museum." The father and daughter get some quality time together, while Gene (voice of Eugene Mirman) has something quite different in mind during the trek. Linda (voice of John Roberts) plays an unusual, rather lyrical role in a strike being conducted by employees of the site.

Madam Secretary
8 p.m. on CBS

Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) must deal with a sudden hostage crisis in the new episode "The Time Is at Hand." Her concerns about a Bolivian doomsday cult are heightened when its leader takes a congressman captive. On the personal front, Elizabeth and Henry (Tim Daly) are uncertain about Stevie's (Wallis Currie-Wood) boyfriend, who has a good number of years on her. Kevin Rahm, alias Ted on "Mad Men," guest stars. Keith Carradine returns as the president.

iHeartRadio Music Awards
8 p.m. on NBC

A who's-who of the past year's top recording stars - from such relative veterans as Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo to newcomers including Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor - is scheduled to perform in the second annual edition of this event, as Jamie Foxx hosts at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Chart positioning and fan voting determine the winners. Among others slated to take the stage are Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg and Florida Georgia Line.

Call the Midwife
8 p.m. on PBS

The staff of Nonnatus House opens a fourth season of personal and professional dealings by moving into the 1960s in the new "Episode 1." There's a newcomer in the group: Barbara Gilbert (Charlotte Ritchie), a nurse whose less-than-impressive start is countered later by her rapport with a troubled new mother. Trixie (Helen George) has one of the biggest challenges she's faced. Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) begins to come to terms with her health problem.

The Simpsons
8 p.m. on FOX

Homer Simpson, rock star? It happens in "CoverCraft," as Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) unites with other fathers of Springfield to form a band. They all enjoy their new musical fame, but their breakup may be imminent when Apu (voice of Hank Azaria) suddenly emerges as a solo star. Will Forte and - as himself - veteran rocker Sammy Hagar provide guest voices.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
8 p.m. on BRAVO

In the new episode "Drama Detox," instead of going to a Zen retreat in the Philippines with the others, NeNe chooses to work on her upcoming role in the Broadway revival of "Cinderella." Phaedra surprises Claudia by opening up to her, moving Claudia to hope that Phaedra will resolve her lingering issues with the other women as well. Feelings of peace and goodwill prevail within the group ... until dinner time.

I Didn't Do It
8 p.m. on DISN

After Logan (Austin North) is dumped by his girlfriend; Lindy, Garrett and Delia (Olivia Holt, Peyton Clark, Sarah Gilman) accidentally find out that Jasmine (Piper Curda) likes Logan. Jaz, however, worries that Logan doesn't feel the same way about her, so she begs her friends to keep her secret in the new episode "Logan Finds Out." Karen Malina White ("The Proud Family") guest stars.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
8 p.m. on HBO

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") interviews former members of the Church of Scientology - including Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer Paul Haggis ("Crash") - and reveals abuses and strange practices within the controversial organization, which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and counts film stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its adherents. Gibney's 2015 documentary is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright.

Family Guy
8:30 p.m. on FOX

Thinking it's a smart move in more ways than one, Meg (voice of Mila Kunis) asks Brian (voice of Seth MacFarlane) to take her SAT exams in her place in "Our Idiot Brian." The plan backfires when the scores end up being far from great. Peter (also voiced by MacFarlane) then tries to bolster Brian's bruised ego by showing him the silver lining of not having a high IQ. Seth Green also is heard.

K.C. Undercover
8:30 p.m. on DISN

In the new episode "Daddy's Little Princess," the Coopers are tasked with protecting Prince Promomomo, a visiting foreign regent, for a few days. When Craig (Kadeem Hardison) notices that K.C. (Zendaya) and the prince are flirting pretty heavily with each other, though, he quickly puts aside his spy duties to remind their royal guest that, as K.C.'s father, he's the king in this scenario. Tammy Townsend also stars.

The Good Wife
9 p.m. on CBS

Ed Asner reprises his guest role as a political-campaign funder in this new episode. He could become a factor in what Alicia, Cary and Diane ultimately decide to do about their firm (Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Christine Baranski), which is under debate. The lawyers also have more immediate concerns as they fall victim to a cyber-attack while representing a movie producer whose work has been pirated. John Glover ("Smallville") also guest stars.

Secrets and Lies
9 p.m. on ABC

The pursuit of Ben (Ryan Phillippe) by a vigilante becomes more dangerous in the new episode "The Confession," prompting Ben to agree to Detective Cornell's (Juliette Lewis) suggestion that she assign police protection to his family. He thinks he's ducking her radar when he boards with Dave (Dan Fogler), but his problems continue to follow him. Melissa Gilbert, the wife of series executive producer Timothy Busfield, continues her guest role.

Masterpiece Classic
9 p.m. on PBS

Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") reprises the role of the American magnate behind an enduring British department store as the new "Mr. Selfridge: Season 3" begins in 1919. "Episode 1" finds Harry trying to forge ahead following a family tragedy, with Rosalie's (Kara Tointon) imminent marriage providing a reason for joy. However, Henri (Gregory Fitoussi) also faces a challenge as he returns from military service. Zoe Wanamaker and Kika Markham also star.

The Last Man on Earth
9 p.m. on FOX

What happens to Phil (Will Forte) here? It's pretty much anyone's guess, since advance details are sparse in regard to the new, hour-long episode "She Drives Me Crazy/Mooovin' In." Suffice it to say that he's still in Tucson, and he's still living a largely solitary existence. After that, the canvas allows for anything to happen - which is exactly the intent of this comedic twist on the situation detailed by the series' title.

The Walking Dead
9 p.m. on AMC

As usual, for the exhausted survivors of the zombie apocalypse, Season 5 has been a big, squirming sackful of horror and death (RIP, Tyreese and Beth!), and it's becoming clear that the Alexandria "safe zone" is anything but. In the season finale, "Conquer," fan favorite Daryl (Norman Reedus) runs into trouble as he is making a run, while Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group feel like outsiders back in Alexandria, where danger is lurking near the gates. Lauren Cohan also stars.

Blood, Sweat & Heels
9 p.m. on BRAVO

Celebrity stylist Arzo Anwar and entertainment entrepreneur Chantelle Fraser join the returning cast members from Season 1 as the hard-driving women in New York's elite real estate circles resume trying to juggle their personal and professional lives. Mica Hughes has an unlikely new romantic suitor as she tries to take her business ventures to new heights, while Daisy Lewellyn struggles to cope with a recent and frightening medical diagnosis in the Season 2 premiere, "Secrets and the City."

All-Star Academy
9 p.m. on FOOD

In the new episode "Second Chances," five home cooks remain as the mentors battle head-to-head using difficult ingredients to see which of them gets to bring back an eliminated contestant of his or her choice. Once that past contestant returns, the six home cooks battle it out before guest judge Donatella Arpaia in the elimination round.

Breaking Borders
9 p.m. on TRAV

As the title of the new episode "Detained in Egypt" suggests, things don't go smoothly for journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio when they arrive in a post-Arab Spring Egypt. Security forces immediately confront the pair and twice confiscate their passports, but eventually they share a fine meal with three guests over discussion of such topics as the Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in the Middle East.

Battle Creek
10 p.m. on CBS

Crime hits close to home for the squad in the new episode "Old Flames," as Commander Guziewicz (Janet McTeer) becomes the victim of an arsonist. Russ and Milt (Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel) find no shortage of suspects during the consequent investigation, including their boss' estranged son and some of her former romantic interests. Holly (Aubrey Dollar) apparently has an admirer, concerning Russ. Kal Penn and Edward Fordham Jr. also star.

The Millionaire Matchmaker
10 p.m. on BRAVO

In the season finale, former Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin teams up with Patti to help her friend Dina Lohan find a man - preferably, one who hasn't followed Dina's tabloid travails with her actress daughter Lindsay. Elsewhere, Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") enlists Patti's help in finding the perfect guy for Peter Marc Jacobson, Fran's gay ex-husband.

Cutthroat Kitchen
10 p.m. on FOOD

Antonia Lofaso is the guest judge for a new episode called "You're All Up Bahn Mi," in which one chef is required to make bahn mi while using only a martini glass. In the next round, two chefs must smash a pinata to retrieve their ingredients for tortilla soup, then a chef has to bake a galette on a tennis racket.

Revenge
10:01 p.m. on ABC

Musician and actress Courtney Love guest stars in the new episode "Clarity," which finds Emily (Emily VanCamp) at yet another crossroads. Wracked by recent events, she tries to repair the damage that's been done, though her efforts ultimately could generate even more upheaval. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) sees a new opportunity to fortify her personal power - and, of course, she takes it. Nick Wechsler and Gabriel Mann also star.

MONDAY MARCH 30, 2015

2 Broke Girls
8 p.m. on CBS

Veteran comic Sandra Bernhard guest stars in the new episode "And the Zero Tolerance," playing the owner of a posh restaurant where Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) take extra jobs. They need the money to help pay off their bank loan, but the new atmosphere isn't entirely conducive to them. Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") directed the story written by series co-creator Michael Patrick King. Jennifer Coolidge and Matthew Moy also star.

The Voice
8 p.m. on NBC

Last fall, Taylor Swift was on hand for several episodes to help all of the coaches advise their team members - and another celebrated music personality, whose identity wasn't yet specified at this writing, fills the same role in "The Knockouts, Part 3." Each of the remaining contestants chooses his or her own song. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams then make choices, too ... of which hopefuls will stay around.

Antiques Roadshow
8 p.m. on PBS

The first hour of a new visit to Birmingham, Ala., deals heavily - and appropriately - with civil-rights history, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Catherine Williamson survey items that all have connections to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lithographs by celebrated artist Andy Warhol are included, as is a Frederic Remington painting that's accompanied by a letter the artist wrote to the current owner's great-grandmother.

Gotham
8 p.m. on FOX

The investigation into a series of robberies leads Gordon and Bullock (Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) to a certain gang in "Red Hood." Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is determined to do whatever it takes to get back her base of underworld power. The friendship of Selina Kyle and Barbara (Camren Bicondova, Erin Richards) progresses. Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee also star.

The Originals
8 p.m. on CW

Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) starts having last-minute doubts about undergoing the ritual with Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) in an episode with a possibly telling title, "I Love You, Goodbye." Elijah (Daniel Gillies) worries that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has a devious new plan. Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) needs Rebekah's (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) help. Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell also star.

Mike & Molly
8:30 p.m. on CBS

A big professional event for Molly (Melissa McCarthy) translates into trouble at home in the new episode "Cocktails and Calamine." She's beyond excited about the party her publisher is staging for her and Peggy (Rondi Reed), but she worries how Mike (Billy Gardell) might fare there. When she doesn't invite him, bruised feelings are the inevitable result. Edie McClurg ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off") guest stars. Swoosie Kurtz and Katy Mixon also star.

Scorpion
9 p.m. on CBS

Walter (Elyes Gabel), Cabe (Robert Patrick) and their comrades put their lives on the line to protect a witness slated to testify against a drug cartel in the new episode "Crossroads." Of course, the cartel members don't want that testimony ever to be given, so Team Scorpion and the witness go on the run to reach the trial site - and just to stay alive. Kevin Hooks ("Passenger 57") directed the tale. Katharine McPhee and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
9 p.m. on PBS

Ken Burns is the executive producer of this new three-part miniseries, airing nightly through Wednesday and tracing the history of cancer in a study that incorporates interviews with contemporaries touched by the diseases - including "Empire" star Terrence Howard. "Magic Bullets" is the opening episode of the program narrated by actor Edward Herrmann ("Gilmore Girls"), who completed his work on it shortly before he succumbed to brain cancer himself.

The Following
9 p.m. on FOX

Ryan and Mike (Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore) are in hot pursuit of a possible lead - of the human kind - in the new episode "Reunion." In tailing that person, they don't realize they're in for an even bigger surprise that poses a greater threat when they arrive in the small town their original quarry has fled to. Guest stars include Michael Gaston and Allison Mack, the former Chloe of "Smallville." Jessica Stroup and Michael Ealy also star.

Jane the Virgin
9 p.m. on CW

Writers' block hits Jane (Gina Rodriguez) in "Chapter Sixteen," and it may have something to do with her communication problems with Rafael (Justin Baldoni). She tries to get herself unstuck by pursuing a workshop mentioned by Michael (Brett Dier), who's followed by an inspiration-seeking Rogelio (Jaime Camil). Xo (Andrea Navedo) comes to a big decision. Jane Seymour guest stars in the story directed by Joanna Kerns ("Growing Pains").

Bates Motel
9 p.m. on A&E

In the new episode "Un-Breakable," Emma and Norman (Olivia Cooke, Freddie Highmore) spend a day away from the motel, while Romero (Nestor Carbonell) delves into two strange deaths in the White Pine Bay community. Elsewhere, Caleb and Dylan's (Kenny Johnson, Max Thieriot) secrets start to unravel, while Norma (Vera Farmiga) returns to school. Peter Stebbings, Keenan Tracey, Joshua Leonard and Kevin Rahm guest star.

Shahs of Sunset
9 p.m. on BRAVO

In a new episode called "It's Nuclear Now," their two major home renovations keep Reza and Asa from feeling relaxed in their sumptuous abodes. While attending the first big pool party of the summer, the pair talk about whether they should break their promise to GG and warn Mike about the rumors, but GG beats them to the punch and confronts Mike about what happened. Before the party is over, no one seems sure about who is actually telling the truth.

American Dad
9 p.m. on WTBS

Seth MacFarlane's animated shows aren't known for pulling punches when it comes to their content and tone, but even by those standards, the new episode "The Shrink" seems unusually dark. It finds Stan (voice of MacFarlane) going to see a therapist after seeing a couple die in a horrifying car crash. On a more conventional note, Klaus and Roger (voices of Dee Bradley Baker and MacFarlane) study for a wine tasting.

NCIS: Los Angeles
9:59 p.m. on CBS

This sounds like a case for "CSI: Cyber," but same network, different show: The test run of a missile is hacked, sending it off course and launching a search for those responsible in the new episode "Blaze of Glory." Hetty (Linda Hunt) summons tech-savvy outside help for the investigation, intriguing Eric (Barrett Foa) - and worrying Nell (Renee Felice Smith). Becca Tobin ("Glee") guest stars. Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J also star.

Southern Charm
10 p.m. on BRAVO

As Kathryn confronts Jennifer Snowden about the true nature of her relationship with Thomas, Whitney and Shep move into their beach house at last. Thomas enlists Whitney's help in making an effective campaign commercial, prompting his relationship with Kathryn to take a sharp turn for the worse. Cameran tries to give Craig some sisterly advice, which he promptly blows off in the new episode "Raising the Roof."

The Comedy Central Roast
10 p.m. on COM

Actor and comic Kevin Hart ("About Last Night") is host as celebrities ranging from Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal to Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia and Martha Stewart (!) crack jokes at the expense of polarizing Canadian pop music superstar Justin Bieber. Here's the big question, though: When you try to make fun of someone who is quite possibly the least self-aware guy in the world, do the punches really land? Natasha Leggero and "Roast Master General" Jeffrey Ross also appear.

A Good Man
10 p.m. on SPIKE

After his special operations career crashes and burns, Alexander (Steven Seagal) goes off the grid, determined to enjoy a quiet, low-profile life as an apartment complex handyman. When one of his tenants is targeted by a Russian mobster, however, Alexander is dragged into a savage war between the Chinese and Russian gangs in this 2014 action flick, which was filmed in Romania over the course of three weeks. Victor Webster, Tzi Ma, Iulia Verdes and Claudiu Bleont also star.

Hotel Amazon
10 p.m. on TRAV

Moving from one severe crisis to another, Stephan and Juan (the Piranha) set out on an epic quest for fuel when a nationwide gasoline strike hits the region, severely compromising progress on the jungle lodge. Back at the construction site, Rusty takes over the crew and guides them in building a three-story treehouse using traditional jungle methods in the new episode "Quest for Fuel."

The Night Shift
10:01 p.m. on NBC

A case is personal for TC (Eoin Macken) in the new episode "Need to Know" since the patient is his sister-in-law (guest star Sarah Jane Morris), injured in an apparent fall down stairs. Jordan (Jill Flint) is aware of some related factors that TC isn't - and she also has someone else's fall to deal with, after a youngster tumbles down a well. Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez) worries about his daughter learning the truth about his job when she comes to the ER.

Castle
10:01 p.m. on ABC

A very colorful attorney known as "The Pitbull" (guest star Scott Broderick) becomes the subject of a case himself when he's murdered in the new episode "Habeas Corpse." Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) have no shortage of suspects to consider, given the number of business rivals and personal-injury clients who may have wanted harm to come to the lawyer. Meredith Monroe ("Dawson's Creek") and Nikki DeLoach also guest star.

The Returned
10:01 p.m. on A&E

Lena (Sophie Lowe) accuses Camille (India Ennenga) of hurting her and is rushed to the hospital because of her scar, while Rowan (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who is growing closer to Simon (Mat Vairo), learns that Tommy (Kevin Alejandro) has an obsessive secret in the new episode "Victor." Elsewhere, Julie (Sandrine Holt) discovers that Victor (Dylan Kingwell) may be implicated in a horrifying death. Mark Pellegrino and Jeremy Sisto also star.

TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2015

NCIS
8 p.m. on CBS

A current case has ties to another one four decades old in the new episode "Patience." A petty officer's murder provides clues to an airport bombing that's gone unsolved for 40 years, and that Gibbs and DiNozzo (Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) have been re-examining recently. As the probe intensifies again, McGee (Sean Murray) resents that he was left out of it earlier. A Martinez guest stars. David McCallum, Pauley Perrette and Emily Wickersham also star.

Fresh Off the Boat
8 p.m. on ABC

"Entourage "alum Rex Lee guest stars as Jessica's (Constance Wu) beau from their college days in the new episode "Blind Spot." His visit doesn't seem to concern Louis (Randall Park), vexing Jessica ... but her husband is aware of something about the old flame that she apparently isn't. Eddie (Hudson Yang) doesn't want to participate in a school science fair in the worst way. Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks") also guest stars.

Twice Born - Stories From the Special Delivery Unit
8 p.m. on PBS

Challenging fetal surgeries performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are featured in this new documentary miniseries The first of the three episodes observes Dr. Holly Hedrick as she tries to remove a tumor from a fetus that is still attached to the mother. A couple spends agonizing moments waiting to learn whether their baby will be one of those selected for a needed spinal operation. Real-time footage of surgical procedures is included.

Hell's Kitchen
8 p.m. on FOX

It's not dismissive to say the new episode "14 Chefs Compete" is cheesy, since the main ingredient the competitors have to use is ... guess what? Lasagna, calzones and enchiladas are included in the fare required by a team challenge, with the winners getting an ocean excursion. Probably needless to say, the losers get something quite different, heightening emotions as Gordon Ramsay oversees a dinner service later.

The Flash
8 p.m. on CW

In a neat nod to the original version of this series that aired in the early 1990s, "Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill reprises a guest role he played then - the Trickster - in this new episode. Still behind bars, he's consulted by Barry and Joe (Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin) when a copycat criminal (guest star Devon Graye) starts plaguing Central City. Henry (John Wesley Shipp, who starred as the Flash in the earlier series) ends up threatened as a result.

The Dovekeepers
9 p.m. on CBS

The miniseries format makes a broadcast-network return with this drama based on Alice Hoffman's best seller, executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and concluding Wednesday. "NCIS" alum Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan ("Manhattan") and Kathryn Prescott play two of several women caught up in the battle between Jews and Romans at Masada in 70 C.E. Sam Neill and Diego Boneta also star in the drama, which was filmed in Malta.

Undateable
9 p.m. on NBC

Apparent fallout between Justin and Danny (Brent Morin, Chris D'Elia) prompts Danny to try to improve his image in the new episode "Why Did the Chicken Loser Cross the Road?" Patching things up may not be easy, though, since Leslie (Bianca Kajlich) encourages Justin to stay tough with Danny. Lamenting his apparent destiny to be a one-night stand instead of someone's permanent boyfriend, Shelly (Ron Funches) is consoled by Candace (Bridgit Mendler).

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9 p.m. on ABC

About to appear in Season 2 of "Salem," Lucy Lawless guest stars in the new episode "One Door Closes," as does "Battlestar Galactica" and "Miami Vice" veteran Edward James Olmos. They figure into a story that finds Skye (Chloe Bennet) still trying to harness her recently acquired abilities, a situation that edges her toward a huge decision. New findings leave Coulson (Clark Gregg) stunned. Kirk Acevedo ("Oz") and Mackenzie Astin also guest star.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
9 p.m. on PBS

The second episode of the new miniseries executive-produced by Ken Burns, "The Blind Men and the Elephant," recalls the medical profession's place in the "war on cancer" that President Richard Nixon launched in 1971. Though genetic causes of the disease were uncovered relatively soon, treatments for it were not determined quite as quickly, taking until the 1990s in many instances. An oncologist's own bout with breast cancer is traced.

New Girl
9 p.m. on FOX

"Saturday Night Live" veterans from two of the show's different eras appear in the new episode "The Right Thing," as Nora Dunn and Nasim Pedrad guest star. The main plot involves a funeral Jess (Zooey Deschanel) crashes, since she's concerned that a suggestive text she had sent to the deceased person will be discovered. J.J. Watt, of the NFL's Houston Texans, guest stars as himself. Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone also star.

iZombie
9 p.m. on CW

The victim of a hit-and-run turns out to have been a hired killer, complicating Liv's (Rose McIver) subsequent probe when it turns out Peyton (Aly Michalka) is handling a murder case that involved the assassin, in the new episode "The Exterminator." A purported zombie sighting, posted online, may be related to someone from Liv's past. Major (Robert Buckley) makes a ... well, major decision about his life. David Anders and Malcolm Goodwin also star.

One Big Happy
9:30 p.m. on NBC

Excitement is Prudence's (Kelly Brook) goal in life, if not Luke and Lizzy's (Nick Zano, Elisha Cuthbert), so she tries to convert them to her perspective in the new episode "Flight Risk." Luke's choice for a new adventure is skydiving - but that ultimately doesn't work out too well. Brandon Smith, Chris Williams and Rebecca Corry also star in the Ellen DeGeneres-produced comedy.

Weird Loners
9:30 p.m. on FOX

"Weird" is in the eye of the beholder, and "loners" also is up for some debate as this comedy premieres with "Weird Pilot," since the central characters reside together in Queens, N.Y. Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty"), Zachary Knighton ("Happy Endings"), Nate Torrence and Meera Rohit Kumbhani play the quartet who rely on one another as they navigate life in their 30s. Sitcom veteran Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens," "Family Ties") is the show's creator.

Chicago Fire
10 p.m. on NBC

Casey (Jesse Spencer) has no shortage of problems in "Madmen and Fools." His sister (guest star Nicole Forester) needs his protection in a situation related to his brother-in-law, whose dealings have proven troublesome for others. Dawson (Monica Raymund) starts to train with Herrmann (David Eigenberg) for her new position. Brett (Kara Killmer) goes to great lengths for a mom. Mills (Charlie Barnett) learns about being a private detective.

Newlyweds: The First Year
10 p.m. on BRAVO

Laura tries to convince a reluctant Kirk to have a baby, but he's determined to spend their newlywed year in less stressful pursuits in a new episode called "Pressure Cooker." Elsewhere, Erik cooks a Valentine's Day meal for Nadine, his new bride, and Toi becomes ill with a lupus flare-up that gives Rouvaun an opportunity to show her whether he really meant that "in sickness and in health" part of his vows. Sam's anxiety threatens to interfere with his and Laura's plans as they prepare for their honeymoon.

Justified
10 p.m. on FX

In a new episode called "Fugitive Number One," Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and his fellow Marshals scramble to deal with a serious crisis that could very well threaten all of their careers. Elsewhere, Duffy (Jere Burns), his bodyguard Mike (Jonathan Kowalsky) and Katherine (Mary Steenburgen) question the meaning of loyalty as matters come to a head. Walton Goggins and Sam Elliott also star.

Gangland Undercover
10 p.m. on HIST

With Falco's (Damon Runyan) mission almost over, Agent Koz (Ari Cohen) urges him to lay low until the bust goes down, but that proves impossible when Schizo (Paulino Nunes) orders him to orchestrate a big drug deal in the season finale, "Endgame." Elsewhere, Darko and Stash (Ian Matthews, James Cade) lean on Falco to defect and start cooking meth for a rival chapter, while Suzanna (Melanie Scrofano) walks out on him for good.

Au Revoir, Les Enfants
10 p.m. on TCM

This French-West Germany co-production directed by Louis Malle stars Gaspard Manesse as a Catholic boarding-school student during World War II. While there, he befriends a Jewish boy (Raphael Fejto) who is being hidden from the Nazis by the school's friars. Francine Racette, Stanislas Carre De Malberg, Francois Negret and Philippe Morier-Genoud also star in this 1987 drama, which was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign language film.

Cougar Town
10:30 p.m. on WTBS

This "little sitcom that could" managed a six-season run and a healthy share of critical praise, despite an ungainly if not irrelevant title and a relocation from network TV to cable in the middle of things. The series finale, "Mary Jane's Last Dance," finds Grayson (Josh Hopkins) trying to ensure that Jules (Courteney Cox, who also directed this farewell episode) has a great birthday, but everyone seems to be dealing with some major life changes. Christa Miller, Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd also star.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2015

The Mysteries of Laura
8 p.m. on NBC

Kathie Lee Gifford normally inhabits NBC's weekday lineup, as a co-anchor of the fourth hour of "Today," but she makes her way into the network's primetime lineup as a guest star in the new episode "The Mystery of the Sunken Sailor." She plays a psychiatrist who consults on the case of a slain seaman, which coincides with Laura's (Debra Messing) birthday - an occasion Laura doesn't want to acknowledge, in the worst way. Josh Lucas and Laz Alonso also star.

The Middle
8 p.m. on ABC

Frankie (Patricia Heaton) tries to broker friendships between Brick (Atticus Shaffer) and other young attendees during a school field trip in the new episode "Operation Infiltration." Axl (Charlie McDermott) tries to get on Devin's (guest star Gia Mantegna) good side by playing "perfect brother" to Sue (Eden Sher). Mike (Neil Flynn) fears he was a negative influence on his brother (guest star Norm MacDonald) in their youth. Dave Foley also guest stars.

NOVA
8 p.m. on PBS

How similar are other planets to Earth? The aptly titled episode "Alien Planets" tackles the question from the standpoint of discoveries made via NASA's Kepler Telescope, the specific purpose of which is to find such other locations in the solar system. Whether earthlings could sustain life on any of them is another matter addressed during the hour, with related observations by astrologists and astrophysicists enhanced by animation.

American Idol
8 p.m. on FOX

The stages of this season's competition are getting ever more critical, as the episode title "Top 8 Perform" confirms. By the end of the two hours, it'll be down to the top seven, since someone will be sent home. Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are sure to be careful in their judging, knowing what it means to the hopefuls ... and also knowing how it could impact the voting by viewers. Ryan Seacrest is (of course) the host.

Arrow
8 p.m. on CW

Guest star Charlotte Ross ("NYPD Blue") is back as Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) mother in the new episode "Public Enemy." The two women stand vigil for Ray (Brandon Routh), who's hospitalized with serious injuries after an assault on the mayor's office. Oliver (Stephen Amell) races the police to find the culprit, but the abduction of Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) thwarts all their efforts. Dwight Little ("Murder at 1600") directed the story.

Young & Hungry
8 p.m. on FAM

Is Gabi (Emily Osment) about to be out of a job? That's the burning question on her mind after Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) meets a new woman who loves to cook for him. And after Josh doesn't ask Gabi to make dinner for an important client, she thinks the best way to keep her job is to challenge the new lady to a cook-off. Elsewhere, Yolanda (Kym Whitley) makes a date with the building window washer. Rex Lee also stars.

The Goldbergs
8:30 p.m. on ABC

Erica's (Hayley Orrantia) decision to postpone college and pursue professional singing worries Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) in the new episode "The Adam Bomb." Beverly then asks Murray (Jeff Garlin) to have a related talk with Erica, but it doesn't turn out as anticipated. In an appropriately timed subplot, Adam and Barry (Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile) pull a series of April Fools' Day jokes on each other. Ana Gasteyer reprises her guest role.

Freak Out
8:30 p.m. on FAM

In a new episode called "Spirit Boards Freak Me Out!," a timid soul is frightened out of her wits when a ouija board starts answering questions about her, seemingly without anyone's assistance. A man who reluctantly volunteered to help at a gala is horrified when he is blamed for a falling chandelier chopping off the arm of another volunteer. Finally, the driver of a hired car takes two party guests to a sinister garage where a crime lord holds them hostage.

The Dovekeepers
9 p.m. on CBS

In the conclusion of the new miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's novel, the captive Shirah and Yael (Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan) manage to provide Josephus (Sam Neill) with their takes on what has occurred at Masada. The Romans continue to strategize their siege on the fortress, while Eleazar (Mido Hamada) rallies fellow Jews to mount a defense against General Silva's (Sam Hazeldine) forces. Kathryn Prescott, Diego Boneta and Luke Roberts also star.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9 p.m. on NBC

Rob Morrow ("Northern Exposure," "Numb3rs") guest stars as a television personality who interviews a college student (guest star Ally Ioannides) about her alleged frat-house rape in the new episode "Devastating Story." The segment's telecast has a variety of results, from general awareness of campus assaults to a trial that pits the purported victim against those she has accused. "Today's" Jenna Wolfe appears as herself. Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T star.

Modern Family
9 p.m. on ABC

Jay (Ed O'Neill) celebrates a birthday that turns eventful for many reasons in the new episode "Grill, Interrupted." Phil (Ty Burrell) can't wait for his gift to Jay to be seen, and Claire and Mitch (Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) offer a present that really isn't one: the payback of a loan Jay made to them. Gloria (Sofia Vergara) decides to give Manny and Luke (Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould) an education on the subject of drinking. Eric Stonestreet also stars.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
9 p.m. on PBS

The new, three-part miniseries executive-produced by Ken Burns concludes with "Finding the Achilles Heel," as scientists believe they've determined the medical solution to the mystery of cancer. Additional complexities thwart them at the time, though - but the episode then moves forward into the current decade, when new ways to beat the disease appear possible. The immune system of human beings becomes a major key to conquering cancer.

Supernatural
9 p.m. on CW

It's Dean (Jensen Ackles) vs. Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) in the new episode "Inside Man." Before placing any bets on which one ends up victorious, bear in mind which of the characters has been on this show from the beginning - though that doesn't mean trouble that plays out over several more stories can't result. Sam (Jared Padalecki) is otherwise occupied, continuing to pursue the Mark of Cain with Castiel's (Misha Collins) help.

Storage Wars
9 p.m. on A&E

As a new season opens with "Padian: P.I.," Ivy is particularly excited when the buyers return to Fontana, Calif., since past experience has shown him this market is rich with items he's looking for. Jarrod and Brandi struggle for the right strategy to snag a good locker, though, while Darrell and Brandon look to score heavy. Meanwhile, Mary works her way up from the bottom.

blackish
9:31 p.m. on ABC

Dre (Anthony Anderson) gets caught in a lie by Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) in the new episode "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies." She learns from another source that Dre never had a certain procedure he was supposed to undergo long ago - check that subtitle again - so she decides to test him on how long he'll perpetuate the fib. As a likely indicator of how that goes, consider that talk-show host Maury Povich guest stars as himself. Laurence Fishburne also stars.

Chicago PD
10 p.m. on NBC

Voight (Jason Beghe) is taken back to an early point in his career, and not in a pleasant way, in the new episode "Get Back to Even." One of his first contacts becomes a suspect in the investigation of a drug-related robbery that resulted in two murders. Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) discovers the real reason his brother (guest star Nick Gehlfuss) is in Chicago. Platt (Amy Morton) displays a maternal side. Sophia Bush, Jon Seda and Elias Koteas also star.

Nashville
10 p.m. on ABC

Determined to help Deacon (Charles Esten) deal with his condition, Rayna (Connie Britton) is upset when he rejects her efforts in the new episode "I Can't Keep Away From You." Scarlett's (Clare Bowen) worries about her image on social media threatens her touring with Avery (Jonathan Jackson), Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Rascal Flatts. Layla (Aubrey Peeples) is confused about Jeff's (Oliver Hudson) true intentions for her. Hayden Panettiere also stars.

The Americans
10 p.m. on FX

In a new episode called "Stingers," Philip and Elizabeth (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) deploy a plan for the CIA's Mujahideen visitors. Meanwhile, back at the Jennings' home, tensions continue to escalate, making the scene appear less like a domestic setting than a war zone. Noah Emmerich also stars.

Shipping Wars
10:01 p.m. on A&E

If you've got the cash, these guys have got the "carry." Six independent shippers return to make a living transporting unconventional items other carriers won't touch as this hit reality series resumes, with two back-to-back new episodes. The fun often lies in how rival truckers will get into heated bidding wars for the chance to transport a given item, only to later realize they have no idea how to move the shipment in question.

Zorba the Greek
10:15 p.m. on TCM

Three Academy Awards, including one for black-and-white cinematography, went to this stunning 1964 film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel about an earthy Greek laborer (Anthony Quinn) who teaches a staid British heir (Alan Bates) to loosen up and enjoy life. Quinn lost the best actor Oscar to Rex Harrison ("My Fair Lady") but won the role of his life. The drama also stars Irene Papas and Lila Kedrova, who won the best supporting actress Oscar.

THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2015

Grey's Anatomy
8 p.m. on ABC

Students on a field trip to the hospital see more than they bargained for when two police officers require immediate treatment in the new episode "When I Grow Up." Callie (Sara Ramirez) becomes involved in performing the surgery, while Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) hopes to become involved with one of the youngsters' chaperones. Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) tries to come to terms with her emotions regarding Owen (Kevin McKidd). Ellen Pompeo also stars.

Bones
8 p.m. on FOX

Those not yet on Twitter are subject to jokes from others who are social-media-savvy, but they have one less target - Brennan (Emily Deschanel) - as of the new episode "The Teacher in the Books." She finally learns how to tweet, to help market her books, and "squintern" Jessica (guest star Laura Spencer) offers valuable tips. As for the case of the week, a teacher's death prompts an investigation of fellow faculty members and students. David Boreanaz also stars.

The Flash
8 p.m. on CW

Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team realize they must pursue Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell), who is now a dangerous meta-human, in "The Nuclear Man." Joe (Jesse L. Martin) enlists Cisco's (Carlos Valdes) help re-investigating Nora Allen's murder, while Barry tries to juggle his duties with his growing interest in Linda Park (guest star Malese Jow). Victor Garber also guest stars. Another episode follows.

NBA Basketball
8 p.m. on TNT

The Miami Heat hope to solidify their hold on a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference as Dwyane Wade and his mates pay a visit to one of the hotter teams in the league in old friend LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then in the nightcap of this TNT doubleheader, Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns hope to vault themselves into the West playoff picture with a victory over Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

The Odd Couple
8:31 p.m. on CBS

A mutual pal's wedding means different things to Oscar and Felix (Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon) in the new episode "The Wedding Deception." Oscar hopes to encounter a former girlfriend at the event, while Felix is eager to see his ex-wife (guest star Christine Woods) and prove to her that he has changed. The story was written by "Frasier" veteran Joe Keenan. Wendell Pierce, Lindsay Sloane and Yvette Nicole Brown also star.

The Blacklist
9 p.m. on NBC

Relatively few of the criminals on Red Reddington's (James Spader) list have been women, but the new episode "Vanessa Cruz" revolves around one. Played by guest star Ana de la Reguera ("Eastbound & Down"), she preys upon rich people. Tom (Ryan Eggold) makes a desperate bid to secure Liz's (Megan Boone) help, while Red also wants something from her: the Fulcrum. Diego Klattenhoff and Harry Lennix also star.

Scandal
9 p.m. on ABC

Olivia (Kerry Washington) ponders what to do when a high-ranking politician asks her to help his dad evade a possible death penalty in the new episode "Honor Thy Father." Seeking support for his intention to dismantle B613, David (Joshua Malina) attempts to enlist some of its former operatives in his crusade. Portia de Rossi and George Newbern continue their guest roles. Jeannot Szwarc ("Somewhere in Time") directed the tale.

Backstrom
9 p.m. on FOX

The search for a drug-case witness evolves into a homicide investigation in the new episode "Inescapable Truth." While trying to figure out how the victim managed to leave a court-ordered stint in rehab, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) becomes suspicious of the man's fellow band members - none of whom cared very much for him. The sleuth also is in store for a surprise from Valentine (Thomas Dekker). Lolita Davidovich ("Raising Cain") guest stars.

Pawn Stars
9 p.m. on HIST

In the new episode "Hot Wheel of Fortune," Rick is excited when the Beach Bomb No. 1, the rarest Hot Wheels car in the world, is brought into the shop. Later, he examines an etching by the artist Rembrandt. Meanwhile, Chumlee decides to set aside some time to write his memoirs.

Mom
9:30 p.m. on CBS

Though the medication Bonnie (Allison Janney) is given is meant to relieve her back pain, she considers another purpose for it in the new episode "Dropped Soap and a Big Guy on a Throne." She's not alone: Christy (Anna Faris) also mulls another use for the drug. Jaime Pressly, who will be a full-time cast regular on this show next season, reprises her role as Jill. Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano and Mimi Kennedy also star.

Archer
10 p.m. on FX

As Season 6 wraps up tonight with Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) and his team concluding their latest exploit in "Drastic Voyage: Part 2," a send-up of the classic sci-fi movie "Fantastic Voyage," fans can heave a satisfied sigh that this rudely funny adult comedy is back on track after the "Archer Vice" arc in Season 5 threatened to send the whole thing off the rails. Let's hope Slater (voice of guest star Christian Slater), is happy too.

Vikings
10 p.m. on HIST

The citizens of Paris are understandably unnerved by the appearance of the Viking fleet, although Charles (Lothaire Bluteau), the emperor, yields to the urging of his daughter Gisla (Morgane Polanski) and announces to his court that he will remain in the city. Count Odo, who is rallying a force to defend Paris, hopes a victory may win him Gisla's hand in marriage. Meanwhile, the Vikings make camp downriver and plan their attack in the new episode "Paris." Travis Fimmel stars.

Olympus
10 p.m. on SYFY

Set in an antiquity of legend after the gods were banished to Mount Olympus, this new fantasy series follows the adventures of a young man named Hero (Tom York), the illegitimate son of a king, as he searches for his identity. It's a quest that may take him ultimately into the divine realm itself, but not before he is sorely tested by physical and personal trials. The cast also includes Sonya Cassidy ("The Paradise"), Matt Frewer, Sonita Henry and Graham Shiels.

Dig
10 p.m. on USA

In the new episode "Wilson's Father," Peter (Jason Isaacs) uncovers an ancient symbol that has been hidden for centuries while he is digging more deeply into Emma's (Alison Sudol) shadowy past. Meanwhile, Charlie (Dean Chekvala) tries to rescue Debbie (Lauren Ambrose) from the compound in New Mexico. Anne Heche, Regina Taylor and David Costabile also star.

The Slap
10:01 p.m. on NBC

The drama ends its relatively brief season with the new episode "Ritchie," as that character's (Lucas Hedges) photos of the actual slap are turned over to Harry's (Zachary Quinto) prosecutors. In a bid to discredit Ritchie, unflattering information about his past is leaked by Harry and Thanasis (Michael Nouri). Gary (Thomas Sadoski) then tries to prevent more tragedy. Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton and Melissa George also star.

8 Minutes
10:01 p.m. on A&E

Pastor Kevin Brown, a former policeman, and his team attempt to convince sex workers to quit the business in this absorbing new reality series set mainly in Houston, said to be the epicenter of human trafficking in the United States. The series takes its terse title from Brown's time-tested determination that when he approaches a woman forced into prostitution, he has no more than eight minutes to convince her to leave with him and his team. After that, the danger increases exponentially.

FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015

Grimm
8 p.m. on NBC

The phrase "deadly touch" has a very literal translation in the new episode "Heartbreaker," as Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) seek the reason a cyclist died. The Royal family - not the real one that rules England, but this show's version of one - expands as a new member (guest star Nico Evers-Swindell) appears. Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) tries to become more accepting of her current condition. Silas Weir Mitchell and Bree Turner also star.

21 Jump Street
8 p.m. on FOX

Most movie updates of television shows aren't successful, but this smart and genuinely amusing 2012 take on the former Fox series - which launched Johnny Depp to stardom - teams Jonah Hill (also a writer and producer here) and Channing Tatum as novice policemen. They still look young enough to pose as high-school students and probe a drug-selling operation. Ice Cube and Brie Larson co-star, and the script incorporates some wise nods to the original show.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail
8 p.m. on CW

Vincent Price, Casey Kasem and Danny Kaye provide voices for this classic 1970 animated holiday tale. When Peter Cottontail vies for a promotion to become Chief Easter Bunny, his nemesis, the evil Irontail bunny, tries to thwart him at every turn. Peter must face Irontail's challenge of delivering the most Easter eggs. Thankfully, good wins out as Peter saves the day and keeps Easter safe from evil rabbits.

Cristela
8:31 p.m. on ABC

The synergy between this show and its lead-in gets tighter as Tim Allen and Hector Elizondo make crossover appearances in their "Last Man Standing" roles in the new episode "Last Goose Standing." Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) becomes Mike Baxter's (Allen) last hope of securing zoning approval for an expansion of his business. Her partner in the quest (guest star Adam Shapiro) may turn out to be of more-than-professional significance to her.

Hawaii Five-0
9 p.m. on CBS

Was it an accident or not? That's what Grover (Chi McBride) wonders about the death of a close friend's wife in the new episode "Ike Hanau" (Hawaiian for "Instinct"). After the woman takes a fatal fall from a cliff, Grover has reason to think it may be foul play. Danny and Dr. Shaw (Scott Caan, Amanda Setton) get stuck in an elevator - and they aren't alone. Guest stars include Mykelti Williamson ("Forrest Gump"), Michelle Hurd ("The Glades") and Kim Wayans.

Shark Tank
9 p.m. on ABC

The Sharks reach a milestone with the 100th episode of the series, marked by all six of them - Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary - appearing on the show together for the first time. They still consider others' business proposals, but the spotlight largely is on them as they discuss the reasons for their ongoing involvement in the program. There's cake and champagne, too. (For them, anyway.)

Live From Lincoln Center
9 p.m. on PBS

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning talent from the stage version of "Kinky Boots" gets his own showcase - devised specifically for this Lincoln Center date - in the new episode "Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul." Also a director, the Pittsburgh native's performance draws from "Billy's Back on Broadway," his album of songs popularized in New York theater. Porter will get more television exposure in the new season of "So You Think You Can Dance."

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9 p.m. on CW

Can Mini-Me maximize his improvisation skills? The answer is evident in this episode as Verne Troyer - alias the diminutive sidekick to Mike Myers' Dr. Evil in the "Austin Powers" spy-spoof movies - makes a guest appearance. So does comic Nyima Funk, teaming with regular players Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles in bringing the studio audience's comedic suggestions to life. Aisha Tyler is the host. Another episode, with guest Tara Lipinski, follows.

Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of
9 p.m. on VH1

Director Stephen Kijak spent two years shooting footage for this 2015 documentary chronicling the career of the popular boy band made up of Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McClean, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough. The film charts the group's origins and climb to success, up to the making of their 2013 album "In a World Like This," as well as the subsequent promotional tour.

Meet the Smiths
9 p.m. on WTBS

This new unscripted series opens the doors on the domestic life of NBA legend Kenny Smith and his wife, actress-singer Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, as they try to hold onto their sanity while raising five kids ranging in age from 2 to 21. In the series premiere, "Step Your Notches Up," a situation that's already fraught with chaos is complicated even further by Kenny and Gwen's dramatically clashing parenting styles.

Blue Bloods
10 p.m. on CBS

Leslie Hope ("24") guest stars in the new episode "Through the Looking Glass" as a reporter who won't reveal the identity of a source - a self-confessed murderer - to Frank (Tom Selleck). A police program makes Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) the mentor of a teen he hopes to convince to make better life choices. Acting veteran Eric Laneuville ("St. Elsewhere") directed the episode. James Lesure ("Las Vegas") also guest stars. Bridget Moynahan also stars.

Great Performances
10 p.m. on PBS

An enduring music star switches genres to render song standards from her Grammy-nominated latest album in the new offering "Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert," taped in January at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre. With spare orchestration backing her vocals, the Eurythmics veteran's selections include "I Put a Spell on You" (with her version also featured in the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey"), "Summertime" and "Georgia on My Mind."

The Grace Helbig Show
10:30 p.m. on E!

The YouTube star brings her very distinctive "uber-fan" perspective as she hosts a look at pop culture and celebrity interviews in this new hybrid comedy and talk show. Episodes are expected to include the same kind of Interactive element her online fans have come to know and enjoy, as well as guest interviews held in informal settings such as a grocery store or her car.

SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2015

NCIS
8 p.m. on CBS

A hit-and-run tragedy has implications for several individuals in "Semper Fortis." A petty officer is killed in the mishap, while other victims are treated by a Navy hospital corpsman - who then is accused of having done so illegally. Gibbs (Mark Harmon) tries to clear the medic, who also is a veteran of duty in Afghanistan. Salli Richardson-Whitfield guest stars. Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette also star.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8 p.m. on NBC

A teen's (guest star Madison Grace) crush on a movie star (guest star Shiloh Fernandez) has tragic results in "Agent Provocateur." She's brutally assaulted after the actor invites her to a party, and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) suspects he and his agent (guest star Patti LuPone) aren't telling all they know. The case intensifies when the chief of a gossip site (guest star John Pankow, "Mad About You") releases security footage from the party.

Backstrom
8 p.m. on FOX

Veteran actor Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") has fared well with playing television fathers: Not only does he recur as Tim Allen's on "Last Man Standing," he turns up here as Rainn Wilson's in "Enemy of My Enemies." The elder Backstrom is a sheriff who joins his estranged son in probing an oil-pipeline explosion. Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") also guest stars as the younger Backstrom's ex-fiancee. Dennis Haysbert also stars.

Good Witch
8 p.m. on HALL

As Middleton braces itself for an approaching blizzard, Cassie and Grace (Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) both sense that bad weather isn't the worst thing in the offing. As tensions next door escalate once again between Sam (James Denton) and his headstrong son, Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), Cassie begins to intuit that the pregnancy of a visitor (guest star Alex Paxton-Beesley) to Grey House may be experiencing some complications. Anthony Lemke also stars in the new episode "The Storm."

Jersey Boys
8 p.m. on HBO

Clint Eastwood might seem an odd choice to direct the screen version of the hit musical about the Four Seasons, but he does stay true to showcasing the tunes generated by lead singer Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for the role on Broadway) and his comrades. Christopher Walken is the biggest name in the cast, as a mobster with ties to the group. The real-life Valli is an executive producer of the film, whose soundtrack includes such hits as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Sherry."

Killer Crush
8 p.m. on LIFE

College co-ed Paige York (Daveigh Chase) develops a burning crush on one of her professors, Dr. Lucas Emery (Rick Roberts), but things don't take a scary turn until Paige gets hired to care for Dr. Emery's wife, Gabby (Sydney Penny). Gabby is struggling with multiple sclerosis, but the greater danger to her welfare by far is Paige's growing conviction that she, not Gabby, is the professor's true soulmate - and nothing will get between Paige and the wedding of her dreams. Colin Macphee also stars in this 2014 TV movie.

Scorpion
9 p.m. on CBS

Someone is working against the CIA from the inside, and unless Team Scorpion can figure out who it is in time, deadly chemicals may be released into the atmosphere in "Charades." Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his cohorts have to apply all their abilities to determine the identity of the mole. Paige (Katharine McPhee) believes that entails helping Walter improve his social skills. Robert Patrick and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.

In an Instant
9 p.m. on ABC

Those who remember the 1985 movie "Witness" will recall Harrison Ford using a silo and its contents to outwit some of the bad guys. A similar situation is all too real for an imperiled man in the new episode "In an Instant: Buried Alive," as he's trapped under several feet of corn when a shelf breaks at his family's Iowa farm. With his father otherwise occupied, he only can hope he'll be found and rescued before he suffocates.

Sleepy Hollow
9 p.m. on FOX

In "What Lies Beneath," Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) cross paths with Founding Father Thomas Jefferson (guest star Steven Weber) in their quest to defeat evil, specifically the demonic creatures that guard a secret vault. Elsewhere, Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) stumbles across a shocking revelation about Frank Irving (Orlando Jones). John Noble also stars.

A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
9 p.m. on HALL

Charlaine Harris, who penned the wildly successful "True Blood" series of supernatural thrillers, had another literary success with her mystery novels following the exploits of smalltown librarian and master sleuth Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure). In this 2015 TV movie adaptation of the first Teagarden mystery, premiering concurrently on Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Aurora tries to unravel a murder mystery after a close friend unexpectedly dies. Marilu Henner also stars.

Need for Speed
9 p.m. on SHOW

Determined to take down his treacherous rival (Dominic Cooper, "Marvel's Agent Carter"), street-car racer Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad") runs through a cross-country gauntlet of cops and bounty hunters to enter the most prestigious race in the underground racing circuit. Based on a series of video games, this 2014 American action film drew mostly negative reviews, but it went on to earn more than $200 million at the worldwide box office.

Wish I Was Here
10 p.m. on MAX

Zach Braff ("Scrubs") co-wrote and directed this Kickstarter-funded 2014 comedy-drama, in which he stars as a struggling actor who relies on his wife (Kate Hudson) to support their family with a mind-numbing data-entry job. His cancer-stricken father (Mandy Patinkin) agrees to pay for their two kids' (Pierce Gagnon, Joey King) education as long as they attend an Orthodox Jewish day school. Josh Gad also stars.

 
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