Basketball, 6 p.m. ET, TBS; also, TNT and TruTV.
It's been a great
tournament, stuffed with close games; even undefeated Kentucky has
barely survived. Still, it's turned out almost as predicted – the
top-seeded teams winning in three of the four regions.
The exception is
seventh-seeded Michigan State; at about 6:09 p.m. ET, it tries for
its fourth straight upset, this time facing Duke. At about 8:40 p.m.
ET, Kentucky faces Wisconsin. The winners collide Monday for the NCAA
“In an Instant,” 9-11 p.m., ABC.
Only two episodes
remain in the first season of this series, which skillfully mixes
re-enactments and survivors' memories. Here, we meet an Iowa man who
fell from a shelf and was buried in rotten grain.
That's a frequent
crisis. In three decades, a National Public Radio report said, 180
people in 34 states died of grain entrapment. That included 18 teens,
as young as 13,
ALTERNATIVE: “Outlander” season-opener, 9 p.m., Starz, repeating
at 10:05 and 11:10.
If you missed the
first season, you can catch it from 1-9 p.m. In the 1940s, an English
nurse inadvertently time-traveled to 18th-century
Scotland. Endangered by a cruel British soldier, she got legal
proection by marrying a handsome tribal warrior,
Now she's been
kidnapped and her husband tries a daring rescue. Old values (males at
war) and new ones (female equality) collide in a fairly strong hour,
heavy on cable-style sex, nudity and language.
“My Little Pony”
season-opener, 11 a.m., Discovery Family. Imagine molding the world
of Pinkie Pie with “1984” or “Stepford Wives.” Well, try to
imagine, anyway. The gang visits a place where everyone is the same
and (supposedly) happy. For a kid cartoon, it's an ambitious attempt.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. This rerun has Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”) as
Ellie's husband. Stuck in an airport, those two and Tony work the
case of a raised terrorist threat.
(2010), 8 p.m., ABC Family. This animated hit is sandwiched by two
semi-animated films -- “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (2007) at 6 p.m.
and the offbeat fun of “Hop” (2011) at 10.
“Good Witch,” 8
p.m., Hallmark. A blizzard heads toward town and Martha envisions
flexing her power as mayor. Meanwhile, the new doctor has other
concerns – his ex-wife is coming ... his son is angry (again) ...
and the expectant couple staying at Cassie's inn may have a medical
p.m., CBS. This reruns the episode in which Paige (Katharine McPhee)
tries to teach Walter how to flirt. Meanwhile, the team must find a
mole who's stealing deadly chemicals.
“A Bone to Pick,”
9-11 p.m., Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Long before
creating her Southern-vampire novels – which became HBO's fierce
“True Blood” -- Charlaine Harris wrote gentle mysteries about
Aurora Teagarden, a crimesolving librarian. Now they're being turned
into a series of movies, starring Candace Cameron Bure. This opener
is mild and semi-adequate.
Live,” 10 p.m., NBC. Here's a shortened look at the 1975 night
Richard Pryor hosted, with Gil Scott-Heron as music guest. Another
rerun is at 11:29 p.m.