TV best bets with ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘This is Us,’ ACM Awards

Originally posted Monday, April 1, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The most anticipated series return is BBC America’s “Killing Eve” for a second season Sunday. 

The most anticipated reboot is Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” in CBS All Access Monday.

The biggest show that is finishing its season is ‘This is Us” on NBC Tuesday.

Two shows are having their series finales: FXX’s “You’re The Worst” and the CW’s “Crazy Ex- Girlfriend.”

And Netflix is getting into the 4K experience with a nature documentary called “Our Earth.”

This covers Monday, April 1 through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  

MONDAY

“Twilight Zone” 3:01 a.m. CBS All Access (new series) — Jordan Peele’s reboot of the iconic anthology series. 

“American Idol” 8 p.m. ABC — The top 20 solos. 

“Jesus: His Life” 8 p.m. History — Caiaphas, High Priest of Jerusalem and religious leader of the Jewish people, faces an impossible dilemma.

“The Neighborhood” 8 p.m. CBS — Dave is taken aback by Calvin's idea of roughing it when the Johnsons and Butlers go camping.

“Magnum P.I.” 9 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — Hannah, Magnum's ex and the fugitive responsible for him and his SEAL team brothers being POWs for years, shows up at his home with a gunshot wound, and wanting his help to find her missing CIA father whose life is in danger.

“The Enemy Within” 10 p.m. NBC — After a bomb explodes in Jersey City, the Cointel team captures a key planner, Sam Fathi, who can lead them to Tal, the mastermind behind the bombing.

“Bull” 10 p.m. CBS — Bull's romantic rival, Diana Lindsay, jeopardizes her career when she secretly has Bull come to Texas to assist a couple fighting against her former client for custody of their grandchildren.

“Knightfall” 10 p.m. History — Now back in the Knights Templar Order as an Initiate, Landry continues his training under the harsh guidance of Talus, the battle-hardened Initiate master.

TUESDAY

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Torres relies on his team's investigative skills after he wakes up on a dilapidated fishing boat, covered in blood and unable to remember the last 12 hours.

“MasterChef Junior” 8 p.m. Fox — The Top 16 home cooks face a sticky situation when they are divided into three teams and tasked with a Gordon masterclass—make as many stunning English trifles as possible in under 2.0 minutes

“FBI” 9 p.m. CBS — OA and Maggie team up with members of the FBI's Fugitives Department to track down a person wanted for murder who is also on America's top 10 most wanted list.

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC (third season finale) — Rebecca helps Kate and Toby care for baby Jack; Zoe and Kevin look after Tess and Annie; Randall and Beth consider how to move forward

“The Rookie” 10 p.m. ABC — A colleague is arrested by Internal Affairs for lying on the witness stand, which leads to the release of three felons whose cases he worked on.

“The Village” 10 p.m. NBC— The Village family is made whole again when Ava returns; Sarah and Katie deal with unexpected reactions from the family of her baby's father.

WEDNESDAY

“Chicago Med” 8 p.m. NBC — Dr. Rhodes receives an alarming phone call that causes him to rush out in the middle of a surgery.

“Empire” 8 p.m. Fox — When Empire launches its national tour in Philly, things heat up and egos clash.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The puppet master attempts to pull the strings on other castaways and one castaway struggles to find balance at an immunity challenge after exhaustion takes its toll.

“Star” 9 p.m. Fox — Under Mateo's hand, Gravity Media's finances are in the gutter and the team must pull off a successful ASA party to get back in the game.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — In an effort to be less negative, Claire is rebranding herself as the girl who says "yes" and inadvertently approves of Luke's new relationship with someone from his work.

“Seal Team” 10 p.m. CBS — Bravo Team prepares for what they expect to be a "cushy" deployment with the luxury of staying in a hotel in the Philippines.

“You're the Worst” 10 p.m. FXX (series finale) — On the day of their wedding, Jimmy and Gretchen grapple with the meaning of marriage.

THURSDAY

“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC — Owen and Teddy have to deal with the surprise arrival of Megan Hunt, who knows nothing about their situation.

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS  Competitors Pemberton and Campbell charm America on a publicity tour, so Sheldon and Amy try to bring Nobel laureates Kip Thorne, George Smoot and Frances Arnold to their side.

“Will & Grace” 9 p.m. NBC (10th season finale) — Jack and Estefan's romantic wedding in Spain takes a detour when their flight is cancelled, forcing them to get married at the airport by their friend Miss Coco.

“In the Dark” 9 p.m. the CW (new series)  Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She also happens to be blind.

“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS — When Christy gets sick, Bonnie is consumed with an overwhelming urge to mother her.

“Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC The detectives connect a woman's brutal slaying to a dogfighting ring and a wealthy wine dealer.

FRIDAY

“Our Planet 3:01. a.m. Netflix (new series)  The groundbreaking, eight-part series will showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they've never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology.

“The Tick 3:01. a.m. Amazon (second season debut) — Tick and Arthur have freed the City from The Terror — now they must defend it from new villains and old enemies.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8 p.m. ABC (100th episode) — Eddie ships off to Taiwan for the cultural exchange program, blithely ignoring his parents' advice about how hard it was for them when they came to America for the first time.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” 8 p.m. the CW (series finale) — Rebecca makes a life-changing decision about her future.

“MacGyver” 8 p.m. CBS — When Nicholas Helman resurfaces to carry out a killing spree, the Phoenix is forced to get help from the one person who knows him best, his protégé, Murdoc.

“The Blacklist” 9 p.m. NBC — The Task Force searches for a woman who specializes in hostile takeovers of criminal organizations, and may have intelligence connected to an international conspiracy involving presidential advisor Anna McMahon.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS — Five-0 must locate a teen girl who purchased a gun from a junkie, and discover that the firearm, over the course of decades, has affected all of their lives.

“Warrior” 9 p.m. Cinemax (new series) — The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy originating from China who immigrates to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown. 

WEEKEND

“My Killer Client” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Christa Bright is an aspiring personal stylist who has an instant connection with new client Kat Niven, a shy woman who needs help gaining confidence. But when Kat's admiration for Christa turns into plain obsession, Christa begins to get suspicious. She soon discovers that Kat is her fiance Jack's ex-girlfriend and she's trying to become Christa in a demented ploy to win Jack back for good

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Kit Harington hosts.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Part two of reunions.

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — All star duets. 

“The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Reba McEntire hosts the annual awards gala, which honors the best in country music. Slated performers include Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line. 

“Killing Eve” 8 p.m. Sunday BBCA, AMC (second season debut) — Eve is reeling from her act of violence against Villanelle and doesn't know whether she is alive or dead.

“Billions” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Axe Cap suffers an attack at a crucial moment.

“Good Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — Beth and Dean experience growing pains settling into their new roles at work and at home.

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Rodney Ho
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