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Black Lightning

CW | 9:00 pm
In the wake of the most recent murder, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) struggles to clear his name and redoubles his determined quest to find the person who killed his father, as well as any associates in that crime. Meanwhile, tensions between him and Gambi (James Remar) continue to run high in the new episode "The Book of Little Black Lies." China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams and Damon Gupton also star. […]

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Another Period

COMEDY | 10:00 pm
Two new back-to-back episodes wrap up Season 3, starting with "Commodore Returns," which finds Commodore Bellacourt (David Koechner) enlisting the help of Peepers (Michael Ian Black) to win back Dodo (Paget Brewster), clearly not realizing Peepers has been carrying on a torrid affair with his wife. Then, in the season finale "President Bellacourt," Frederick’s (Jason Ritter) presidential bid polarizes the household, while Lillian (Natasha Leggero) has trouble adjusting to being a policeman’s wife. Brian Huskey and Riki Lindhome also star. […]

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For the People

ABC | 10:00 pm
The attorneys on both sides continue to settle into their roles in the new episode "Rahowa," but not without hitting bumps along the way. Sandra (Britt Robertson) gets troubling but important input from Ms. Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), and Jay’s (Wesam Keesh) own instincts go against those of his client. Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Rege-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis and Vondie Curtis-Hall also star. […]

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Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.

USA | 10:00 pm
The Task Force tracks down a person of interest and Miller (Jamie McShane) interviews Biggie’s widow after Poole (Jimmi Simpson) is moved to a new case in the new episode "Take Your Best Shot." In a flashback, Tupac (Marcc Rose) is confronted by legal woes and goes to record at Quad Studios in New York. Josh Duhamel and Bokeem Woodbine also star. […]

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The Planets and Beyond

SCIENCE | 10:04 pm
Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino returns to play guide for a second season of this absorbing tour through the universe, which premieres tonight with a look at how Earth was created. Our planet was born out of a series of cataclysms, including one that could have destroyed it. Without those potential disasters, though, neither Earth nor the human race would exist. That chain of events suggests the high likelihood of other Earth-like planets elsewhere in the universe. […]

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The Detour

TBS | 10:30 pm
After their getaway plane crashes in the extreme wilderness of Alaska, Nate (Jason Jones) and his family are forced to rely on one another to survive in a new episode called "The Funeral." If you’re trying to picture this episode in your mind, think in terms of a half-hour version of "The Revenant," but with a little less frigid cold and grunting. Also, probably less violent bear-related footage. Natalie Zea also stars. […]



NBC | 9:01 pm
Lou (Josh Radnor) is forced to confront some harsh realities when he finds his production budget brutally slashed in the new episode "Most of All to Dream." Elsewhere, Coach Strickland (Joe Tippett) maliciously takes pains to monopolize all of Robbie’s (Damon J. Gillespie) free time, and he also clashes with Tracey (Rosie Perez). Lilette (Auli’i Cravalho) develops feelings for Robbie, while Simon (Ted Sutherland) has mixed emotions about his stage role. Ellie Desautels and Amy Forsyth also star. […]

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CBS | 8:00 pm
Should anyone not remember that this series was spun off from "JAG," it pays tribute to its roots by returning that show’s Patrick Labyorteaux to his role as Capt. Bud Roberts in "Dark Secrets." He has a connection to a lieutenant whose apparent suicide seems unlikely, prompting him to join Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the NCIS team in probing the mystery. James Read ("North and South") also guest stars. […]

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ABC | 9:00 pm
Dre (Anthony Anderson) only reluctantly agrees to help Junior (Marcus Scribner) plan Pops’ (Laurence Fishburne) 65th birthday party, but the project helps him start to see his father’s past in a completely new light in the new episode "Things Were Different Then." Meanwhile, Jack and Diane (Miles Brown, Marsai Martin) take advantage of Bow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) resolution to say "yes" to everything for an entire year. Deon Cole and Peter Mackenzie also star. […]

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LA to Vegas

FOX | 9:00 pm
Faced with a heavily overbooked flight, the crew must come up with ways to persuade passengers to give up their seats without resorting to force in the new episode "Overbooked." Determined to turn lemons into lemonade, Nichole (Olivia Macklin) pockets a tidy sum selling snacks while the flight is stuck on the tarmac, while Ronnie’s (Kim Matula) latest love interest (guest star Zachary Knighton, "Happy Endings") books a ticket on the flight so they can spend more time together. […]