Coachella and the ACM Awards tide us over until the real thing. Plus enough television to keep us busy with new sci-fi, true crime, animation, mystery, history, and comedy for us all. Here’s what’s new on TV this week.
Tuesday, March 31
Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert
Wow, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is 20! Coming in to save the day with this year’s Coachella pushed back to October, the doc promises to open “the vault for the very first time to present the performances and behind-the-scenes stories that shaped the music festival.” Expect rare footage, interviews, and performances from Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Travis Scott, Blackpink, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against The Machine, Pixies, Swedish House Mafia, Jane’s Addiction, Björk, The White Stripes, Madonna, Moby, Beck, Radiohead and more.
Drama | NBC | 10pm | New
Wednesday, April 1
The Challenge: Total Madness
The MTV reality competition series The Challenge is back for season 35. Among those competing for a share at a $1 million prize will be alumni from The Real World, Are You the One?, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach (U.S. and UK), Shipwrecked, Survival of the Fittest, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Reality competition |MTV| |8pm
How to Fix a Drug Scandal
Netflix explains the docuseries best: “Two drug lab chemists’ shocking crimes cripple a state’s judicial system and blur the lines of justice for lawyers, officials and thousands of inmates.”
Documentary | Netflix | New
Home bakers compete to re-create edible art. Comic Nicole Byer and pastry chef Jacques Torres host.
Reality competition | Netflix
Thursday, April 2
An estranged once-wealthy sister, her husband, and their driver show up a single suburban mom’s doorstep when the couple’s money dries up. Limits are tested, class differences are broken down, relationships are restored.
Comedy | CBS | 9:30pm | New
Man With a Plan
Adam learns his children are quite a handful when his wife rejoins the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. Good luck, Adam.
Comedy |CBS | 8:30pm
How to Get Away With Murder
Brilliant defense law professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) becomes involved in a twisted murder case with her students. Spoiler alert: The last 6 episodes promise to answer the question, “Who killed Annalise?”
Drama | ABC | 10pm | Final 6 episodes
Friday, April 3
Janitor and gamer Josh Futturman is visited by beings from the future when he beats an unbeatable video game. The world is in danger, and Josh is the only person who can save it. Together they travel through time, completing missions and saving the earth from an alien invasion.
Having recently broken up with the Joker, Harley Quinn sets out to become Gotham City’s criminal queenpin.
Animation | DC Universe
Tales From the Loop
Based on the narrative art book by Simon Stålenhag, a group of people unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe.
Drama/Sci-fi |Prime Video | New
Sunday, April 5
ACM Presents: Our Country
A two-hour TV special to temporarily fill the void while the ACM Awards is postponed.
Music | CBS | 8pm | Special
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children
Between 1979 to 1981, 30 African-American children and young adults disappeared in Atlanta. Forty years later, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms opens the cold case as this five-part docuseries explores archival footage, court documents and interviews.
Documentary | HBO | 8pm | Miniseries
World on Fire
The lives of ordinary people from Britain, Poland, France, and Germany become intertwined, as this series traces the fates of several families struggling to survive the Nazi invasion of Poland, the fall of Paris, and other challenges during World War II. Helen Hunt and Sean Bean star.
Drama | PBS | 9pm |Miniseries
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