“How to Get Away with Murder” season-finale, 10 p.m., ABC.
On a night stuffed
with live distractions – basketball, “American Idol,” St.
Patrick's Day parties -- “Murder” wraps up its little, 15-episode
In its first season,
Viola Davis won an Emmy as Annalise, the law professor who usually
had a steely grip on her students and her life. Now, however, chaos
seems to surround her and she needs to get away; also, Frank tries to
come to grips with what he's done and Wes learns more about his past.
II: “American Idol,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.
We're only three
weeks away from the final episode of a show that has changed lives
and changed TV. Adam Lambert – a powerhouse talent who was
runner-up to Kris Allen in 2009 – will perform; also, the
six-person field will be trimmed and viewers will vote.
Last week, they put
Avalon Young, Lee Jean and Sonika Vaid in the bottom three. Vaid
responded with a passionate ballad and was spared; now she facers
the immensely talented La'Porsa Renae and Trent Harmon, plus Tristan McIntosh, Dalton Rapattoni and MacKenzie Bourg. It should be a strong
Basketball, all day, four networks.
Over the next four
days, the NCAA tournament will consume CBS – sorry, no soaps, no
“Big Bang” -- and three cable networks. CBS starts its first
doubleheader at 12:15 on, ET with Duke facing North Carolina,
Wilmington and then with Baylor and Yale. After a news break, a 7:10
p.m. doubleheader has Indiana and Chattanooga and then Kentucky and
Meanwhile, cable has
a dozen more games. TruTV has doubleheaders at 12:40 and 7:27 p.m.
ET, TNT at 1:30 and 6:50 p.m. and TBS at 2 and 7:20 p.m.
ALTERNATIVE: “Colony” season-finale, 10 p.m., USA.
Last week, the split
in the Bowman home hit a peak: Will, working with the collaborator
government, had a plan for his family to escape; on the same night,
his wife Katie – a resistance fighter against the alien overlords –
had a military action.
apparently killing a key alien. Tonight, the aftershocks are fierce,
as Will scrambles to shield her. It's a well-made hour, but
constricts itself by making the aliens an unbeatable force.
“You, Me and the
Apocalypse,” 8 p.m., NBC. Two weeks from the season-finale, things
are chaotic. Jamie finally found his wife, but their daughter has
been kidnapped by his evil twin Ariel. A priest (Rob Lowe) finds
himself increasingly drawn to a nun. And plans to stop the meteor
8 p.m., ABC. Life gets complicated when Richard switches pairings for
residents and attending physicians.. Meanwhile, Arizona tries a risky
step for a woman expecting quadruplets.
p.m., ABC. Last week found the president having quickie affairs; his
ex-lover Olivia was reluctantly advising his ex-wife Mellie, now a
senator and presidential hopeful. Also, his aide Cyrus lied to
convince an honest governor to run for president. Tonight, Olivia
continues spying on Jake, the ex-lover who last week announced his
engagement to an upper-crust lawyer.
9 p.m., NBC. Chances are, many of this show's fans will be watching
basketball tonight. So NBC tosses in a rerun, with Liz in jail and
Red scrambling to protect her.
“Shades of Blue,”
10 p.m., NBC. Harlee pushes ahead with her scheme to do the heist,
get immunity for her crew and nail Wozniak (Ray Liotta), her
crooked-cop boss. Then things go wrong.
season-opener, 10 p.m., MTV. It was back in 1992 – eight years
before “Survivor,” a decade before most reality shows – that
this brough a fresh concept to TV. Now, in its 31st
edition, it copies its descendants a bit: Roommates who fail to do
some tasks will be sent home early.