All Times Eastern.
Monday, May 13
Desi Lydic: Abroad
Comedy Central, 11pm
In her first one-hour special, The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic is setting out on a global expedition to explore how and why the U.S. has fallen so far behind much of the world when it comes to opportunities for women in education, economics, health and politics. Lydic travels the world to learn about the policies, cultural shifts and badass women who have catapulted other countries ahead of the U.S. in gender equality.
The United States ranks 49th in gender equality worldwide, and @DesiLydic heads overseas to copy other countries’ homework.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 8, 2019
Fresh off Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, Hannah Brown gets a second chance at love as Season 15’s Bachelorette.
The Voice: “Top 8 Semifinal Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The Top 8 artists perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for America’s vote. Plus, in a Voice first, the Top 8 will pair up to perform competitive duets on songs from The Beatles.
The Code: “1st Civ Div”
In the new episode “1st Civ Div,” Abe (Luke Mitchell) and Harper (Phillipa Soo) try to track down a website owner who is inciting violence by having Marines confront and expose civilians who are publicly pretending to serve in the Corps.
Arrow: “You Have Saved This City”
The CW, 9pm
The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) comes to a boiling point, which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy.
Buried in the Backyard
While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences. Uncovering human remains is only the beginning, however, as each hourlong episode follows a unique police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible.
The Fix: “Jeopardy!”
Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) offers a multimillion-dollar reward for anyone with information on Jessica’s murder and convinces Ezra (Scott Cohen) to help him follow a lead in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, CJ (Merrin Dungey) and Riv (Marc Blucas) hatch a plan to lure in Maya’s (Robin Tunney) stalker.
In the Season 3 finale “Pillar of Salt,” Bull (Michael Weatherly) works to convince a jury that the alleged murder of a 3-year-old girl was actually a tragic accident.
Knightfall: “As I Breathe, I Trust the Cross”
The death of the Knights Templar order seems imminent as Landry (Tom Cullen) and his Templar brothers are sentenced to burn at the stake.
The Enemy Within: “Sequestered”
Acting on urgent intelligence from a captured Tal contact, Keaton (Morris Chestnut) and his team are able to intervene and stop the assassination of a high-profile congresswoman. Keaton has Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) interrogate the congresswoman, who had previously used Shepherd’s treason conviction as a launching pad for her political career, leading to a stunning truth about the origins of Tal.
Independent Lens: “Harvest Season”
Spend an agricultural year in Napa Valley and meet the unsung people who play a critical role in making some of the world’s most celebrated wines.
Paid Off With Michael Torpey
TruTV kicks off the week airing new episodes of the popular game show that helps contestants pay off their student debt (more than $1 million in prize money will be awarded throughout the season). New episodes will air tonight through Thursday, and then the series moves to its regular time slot on Tuesdays. Also, for the first time, you will be able to get in on the action via a Live Lightning Round call-in for a chance to win up to $3,000.
Tuesday, May 14
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate
Netflix pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In with this special celebration. Original cast member Lily Tomlin will reprise her role as the snorting phone operator Ernestine and the rocking grandma Edith Ann. Joining Tomlin will be a slew of comedians and actors, including Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Margaret Cho, Brad Garrett, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Jon Lovitz and more.
American Housewife: “The Dance”
With the kids away at the school dance, Katie (Katy Mixon) and Greg (Diedrich Bader) look forward to a romantic evening alone. But Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) is crushed when the boy she likes doesn’t ask her to the dance, and Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) begins to panic when the town psychic’s predictions begin to come true.
The Big Interview: “REO Speedwagon”
AXS TV, 8pm
Dan Rather chats with Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt of the classic rock group REO Speedwagon.
NCIS: “Lost Time”
In the new episode “Lost Time,” Gibbs (Mark Harmon) turns to Dr. Grace Confalone (guest star Laura San Giacomo) for advice after he uncharacteristically unravels and abandons his team at a crime scene investigation.
The Flash: “Legacy”
The CW, 8pm
Barry (Grant Gustin) faces off with his oldest and most formidable nemesis, Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh).
MasterChef Jr.: “Too Corny”
The remaining eight junior cooks pair up and must get creative to create a delicious dish using corn. And in the elimination challenge, the pairs must tag-team for tapas.
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
This first feature-length HBO production from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who is also an executive producer. Exploring the life of Muhammad Ali, the film uses recordings of the boxer’s voice and archival footage — some of it previously unseen — to paint an intimate portrait of a man who was a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world and, in his later years, became a symbol of humanity and understanding.
The Village: “I Am Defiant”
The Village residents face individual fears while supporting Ava (Moran Atias) on the day of her immigration hearing.
black-ish: “Is It Desert or Dessert?”
Dre (Anthony Anderson) has concerns about Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) spending the weekend with their friends’ family in the desert. Meanwhile, Pops (Laurence Fishburne) is forced to come to terms with how he treats women after he helps set Junior (Marcus Scribner) up.
In the Season 1 finale “Closure,” a woman with information about the death of Maggie’s (Missy Peregrym) husband is abducted, leading the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Game 1
ESPN, 9pm Live
ESPN has exclusive coverage of the best-of-seven-game NBA Western Conference finals series beginning with Game 1 tonight. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals series is tomorrow night on TNT.
Follow popular mother/daughter duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E. Laine as they buy crumbling Indianapolis properties, gut them down to the studs and turn them into gorgeous, functional family homes ready to attract young buyers.
The Voice: “Live Top 8 Semifinal Results”
NBC, 9pm Live
Three artists from last night’s performances will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom two artists will be sent home immediately, while the middle three artists will compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.
Bless This Mess: “In Hot Water”
In order to afford a new water heater, Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) must come up with ways to make money, since Mike refuses to let Rio’s mom pay for it. Mike decides to sell their chickens’ eggs at the local farmers market; and Rio tries to find new clients for therapy, but the town doesn’t seem to want their business.
NCIS: New Orleans
Season 5 of NCIS: New Orleans closes with “The River Styx, Part II.” After tracking underground spy network Apollyon to war-torn South Ossetia, Pride (Scott Bakula) is separated from the team and faces grave danger.
True Conviction: “Murder at the Barbershop”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Barry Shipp, a husband, father of three and beloved Pensacola, Fla., barber, is gunned down in broad daylight in his barbershop. Police canvass the neighborhood, hunting for a solid lead, but come up empty. A year passes before investigators catch a break after DNA taken from the victim’s fingernails is matched to someone living on the other side of the country. Now, the prosecutor who promised justice to the Shipp family must prove her case in court.
New Amsterdam: “Luna”
Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) works on a creative way to help Max (Ryan Eggold), and Kapoor (Anupam Kher) gets surprising news. Meanwhile, Reynolds (Jocko Sims) takes a big step in his relationship with Evie (guest star Margot Bingham) as one of the doctors makes a life-altering decision.
Wednesday, May 15
It may be a season of new beginnings, but the same old Charleston drama always finds a way to resurface.
Survivor: Edge of Extinction
Survivor’s 38th season comes to a close in a two-hour finale, followed by the one-hour reunion special.
Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Seven: Apocalypto”
The CW, 8pm
After receiving mysterious invitations, Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) band together to confront the evils of their past once and for all. Meanwhile, chaos ensues at The Farm after Edgar (guest star Chad Michael Murray) makes a chilling announcement.
MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown
Celebrities pair up with friends and family to compete in culinary challenges and raise money for charity. Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, and his brother, Boz, go head-to-head against his Johnny’s broadcast partner Tara Lipinski and her husband, Todd, in a fish dish showdown. Then, in a reality TV Blind Taste Test, Lisa Vanderpump and her daughter, Pandora, face off against Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww, to replicate one of Joe Bastianich’s dishes from taste alone. The second part of this two-night special airs next Wednesday.
Chicago Med: “Forever Hold Your Peace”
Caroline (Paula Newsome) has news to share, forcing Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) to make a serious decision about their relationship. Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) meets her sister’s new boyfriend but discovers danger may lie ahead. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) experiences a devastating loss, while Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) are faced with an unexpected challenge that strengthens their relationship.
The final season will continue to chronicle the lives of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg as they balance family and their rapidly growing business, which has become one of the fastest growing and most popular restaurants in the country.
Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-Nine”
The CW, 9pm
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is having a hard time dealing with Rafael (Justin Baldoni) avoiding her, so when an issue with Mateo comes up, she uses it to get some face time. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) turns to Jane for help when he learns his pilot is in trouble.
Chicago Fire: “The White Whale”
A serial arsonist cold case is reopened when Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) finds a connection to a recent salon fire. Meanwhile, Firehouse 51 celebrates a retirement party.
NOVA: “First Horse Warriors”
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.
This new docuseries follows struggling job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. With the help of specialists, each job seeker uncovers their talents and works to show potential employers that their perceived disabilities can often provide unexpected benefits in the workplace.
Whiskey Cavalier: “Two of a Kind”
Frankie’s (Lauren Cohan) commitment to coldhearted professionalism is tested when the team’s new mission to take down the head of a massive drug operation reunites her with a former guardian. Meanwhile, Jai (Vir Das) and Standish (Tyler James Williams) discover that Susan (Ana Ortiz) has been writing psych evaluations on every member of the team, and their curiosity leads them to an unpleasant surprise.
Chicago P.D.: “Confession”
Antonio (Jon Seda) struggles with his guilty conscience as he tries to take down a major drug dealer. In order to protect his team, Voight (Jason Beghe) takes a big shot at Kelton (guest star John C. McGinley).
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: “The Rocket”
Learn the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China to its use as a weapon of war, and see how adding hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.
Thursday, May 16
Golf: PGA Championship: First Round
TNT, 1pm Live
In a major schedule shift, the PGA Championship moves from August to May beginning with this year’s tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Defending champion Brooks Koepka will be challenged by the likes of Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau. TNT and CBS combine to air the event through Sunday.
Out With a Bang! TBS’ “Big Bang Theory” Finale Celebration
TBS, beginning at 2pm
Fans voted for the “Best of Each Season” episodes, which will run in a marathon leading up to CBS’ series finale tonight.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Jump Into the Fog”
As fog begins to cover Seattle, the doctors of Grey Sloan navigate through personal complications. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) attempt to save Gus (Christian Ganiere), while Levi (Jake Borelli) talks some sense into a struggling Nico (Alex Landi).
The Very VERY Best of the ’70s
AXS TV, 8pm
This series puts a spotlight on the enduring films, series and pop culture moments that defined the 1970s. In the premiere, executive producer Katie Daryl guides special guests Morgan Fairchild, Barry Williams, Catherine Bach, Fred Willard, Anson Williams, David Chokachi and Mindy Cohn to share their honest, hilarious and always unfiltered thoughts on the classic entertainment that made this decade so groovy, as they count down the best action TV shows of the ’70s.
The Big Bang Theory
In this hourlong send-off, see how Chuck Lorre’s comedy about a group of nerdy scientists wraps it all up after 12 seasons.
Superstore: “Sandra’s Fight/Employee Appreciation Day”
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, Amy (America Ferrera) and Dina (Lauren Ash) visit Cloud 9 corporate to fix problems caused by Sandra’s (guest star Kaliko Kauahi) misguided activism. In the next episode, Amy and Jonah (Ben Feldman) find themselves on opposing sides as corporate tries to win over employees by showering them with treats.
Station 19: “Into the Wildfire”
The members of Station 19 pack their gear and head to Los Angeles to help battle a deadly wildfire raging out of control. While the team works to evacuate residents, they meet Terry (guest star Patrick Duffy), and Ben (Jason George) makes a split-second decision that changes both of their lives.
In the Season 2 finale “A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast,” Sheldon (Iain Armitage) invites the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Sicko/Suicide Squad”
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) investigate a dangerous serial killer, while Terry (Terry Crews) finds out whether or not he has passed the lieutenant’s exam. In the next episode, desperate circumstances call for desperate measures, as Jake, Holt (Andre Braugher), Amy (Melissa Fumero), Terry, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) and Charles must ally themselves with old enemies.
Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell
During this 30-minute special retrospective, The Big Bang Theory stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco will lead fans on a trip down memory lane, sharing some of the best-kept backstage secrets and personal memories from the past 12 years.
For the People: “A Choice Between Two Things”
On Election Day, Jay (Wesam Keesh) turns to Kate (Susannah Flood) and the team for help after his parents and other voters are illegally intimidated at their polling place. Meanwhile, Roger (Ben Shenkman) and Jill’s (Hope Davis) relationship is at an impasse when Sandra (Britt Robertson) learns that they are romantically involved and challenges Jill’s judgment.
The SWAT team goes in pursuit of militant group the Emancipators when the criminals hold a live stream kangaroo court to publicly execute city politicians in the Season 2 finale “Kangaroo.”
Season 3 of Pamela Adlon’s comedy ends with the finale episode “Shake the Cocktail.” FX has renewed the series for Season 4.
The American Farm: “Make or Break”
Harvest season hits high gear, and judgment day arrives for some of the year’s biggest gambles. As bank payments loom and legacies are at stake, one bad harvest could spell disaster.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “End Game”
When a teenager is found dead in the Hudson River, Lt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) suspects Rob Miller (guest star Titus Welliver) is behind the mysterious death but can’t prove it. Despite having only circumstantial evidence, ADA Stone (Philip Winchester) takes the case to court before Miller can destroy more lives.
Friday, May 17
Amazon Prime Video
The British dark comedy starring Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns with a new season featuring appearances by Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw. In the new season, a handsome priest (Andrew Scott) helps Fleabag change the way she looks at the world. “I think that this series is about the power, the impact that humans can have on each other’s lives, really, and that they can arrive at any time in your life and be a surprise,” explains Waller-Bridge.
The Danish series that follows a group of youngsters who have survived an apocalypse returns for Season 2.
Meghan and Harry Plus One
Gayle King anchors this CBS News special marking the one-year anniversary of the marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and how the couple has dealt with life changes and becoming parents.
The Blacklist: “Robert Diaz”
As the president’s (guest star Benito Martinez) true plan comes into focus, Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force fight to avert disaster. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) meets in secret with a man who holds information about his past.
Jane Pauley anchors this one-hour CBS News special exploring America’s love/hate relationship with our highways and byways, and how millions of us cope with our increasingly difficult daily commute.
Live From Lincoln Center: “Annaleigh Ashford in Concert”
Tune in to a new concert from stage and screen star Annaleigh Ashford, who thrilled audiences in Sunday in the Park With George opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Kinky Boots and You Can’t Take It With You, for which she won a Tony Award.
In the Season 9 finale “Hana Mao ’ole ka ua o Waianae (Endlessly Pours the Rain of Waianae),” Five-0 continues to hunt down escaped criminal Aaron Wright (returning guest star Joey Lawrence) before he can sell cyber-weapons to the highest bidder.
Saturday, May 18
Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes
NBC, 5pm Live
The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, takes place today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. For the first time in 23 years, the Kentucky Derby winner will not compete in the Preakness. The controversial conclusion to the Derby saw Country House declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified, but neither horse will race in the Preakness.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monster Energy Open/All-Star Race
FS1, 6pm Live
NASCAR’s All-Star festivities take place tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beginning with the Monster Energy Open, which gives drivers one last shot to qualify for the main event. In the All-Star Race, fans will see NASCAR’s top drivers compete to qualify for the final 10-lap sprint to the finish and $1 million prize.
Major League Baseball
FOX & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live
FOX’s Saturday MLB regional broadcasts return for the 2019 season as viewers will see the Houston Astros at the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs at the Washington Nationals or the Milwaukee Brewers at the Atlanta Braves. Later tonight on FS1, the Kansas City Royals are at the Los Angeles Angels.
Ransom: “Playing God”
Eric (Luke Roberts) and his team work the case of a bombing at a genetics company in the new episode “Playing God.”
Discovery Family Channel, 9pm
Season 9 premieres with back-to-back episodes. First, in “Fiery Dragons and Marrying Cats,” Buddy’s client is a modern-day medieval knight who wants an epic, fire-breathing dragon cake, and Buddy goes a little crazy with the pyrotechnics. Then, in “Flamenco and Capture the Flag,” Buddy flaunts his dance moves while Mauro makes a cake for a nearby summer camp.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Game 3
ESPN, 9pm Live
The NBA Western Conference finals series heads to a new site for Game 3 tonight and Game 4 Monday night on ESPN.
Sailing Into Love
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Biology teacher Claire (Leah Renee) takes action when she learns that her former boyfriend (Chris McNally) works for the developer who’s building a new resort on Blue Island.
Saturday Night Live: “Paul Rudd/DJ Khaled”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Season 44 comes to a close with Paul Rudd, who reprises his role as Ant-Man in the current Marvel theatrical hit Avengers: Endgame, making his fourth appearance as host. Grammy-nominated DJ Khaled makes his SNL debut as musical guest.