Basketball, 9 p.m. ET, CBS.
tournament started with 68 teams, high hopes and much commotion. Now
it's down to its final two; Jim Nantz calls the game for CBS, backed
by Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson.
There will be a
pre-game show at 8:30 p.m. ET and – to get us in a good mood – a
particularly funny “Big Bang Theory” rerun at 8. That episode –
which will run after the game in the Pacific time zone – has Amy
first moving in with Sheldon, after her apartment is flooded.
“Quantico,” 10:01 p.m., ABC.
In a spy world in
which people avoid tangles, Clay Haas has plenty of them. His mother
is the president ... he heads the FBI-CIA task force ... and he's
engaged to a brainy beauty; she's played by Krysta Rodriguez, who
brings quirky charm to this drama and to NBC's “Trial & Error”
Now large chunks of
his world go bad. It's an interesting hour, detoured by some verbal
overkill. In the final minutes, all the characters start sounding
like a psychology thesis. It's too much of a smart thing.
ALTERNATIVE: “Independent Lens,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS (check local
For the second time
lately, “Lens” views a mass shooting without mentioning the
shooter. This time, it offers a deeply layered view of the survivors
of the Sandy Hook murders in Newtown, Conn.
We see the quiet
pain of some parents, outspoken anger of others. Some kids shrug off
life's horrors; some don't. We feel the mixed emotions of one mom;
her son survived, but his neighbor and best friend didn't. Mostly, we
see bright, caring humans, groping to deal with the inexplicable.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967), 9:15 p.m. ET, Turner
A half-century ago,
this showed that a film about gun-waving bank robbers can also be a
high art form, with sharp dialog and gorgeous pictures. It received
10 Oscar nominations (winning for Estelle Parsons in support and for
cinematography) and a place in movie history.
The Oscars noted the
50th anniversary by having stars Warren Beatty and Faye
Dunaway as presenters; they promptly bungled the best-picture
announcement. Now we see a Dunaway interview (from last year's TCM
festival) at 8 and 11:15 p.m. ET; her “Network” is at `12:30 a.m.
Baseball, all day.
This is Opening Day ... again. Sunday brought an early start for six
of the teams; now the other 24 begin, including four national
telecasts. ESPN has Braves-Mets at 1 p.m. ET, Padres-Dodgers at 4,
Indians-Rangers at 7; ESPN2 has Angels-A's at 10.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Last week saw Chris Kattan in the bottom
two, alongside Charo. He was ousted, she survived ... but faces more
trouble. Her judges' score for last week tied with Nick Viall for
second-worst; only Mr. T was lower.
8-10:01 p.m., NBC. In the just-concluded “battle rounds,”
teammates competed while singing the same song; now the “knockout
round” has them working separately.
“24: Legacy,” 8
p.m., Fox. In mid-crisis, personal relationships bring complications.
Carter's wife questions his commitment to their relationship; Rebecca
gets a call that forces an important decision.
p.m., Fox. With his informant's life in danger, an FBI agent asks
Murphy (Natalie Martinez) for help. Gideon assists her ... and makes
a decision that could make or break his company.
p.m., NBC. The team tries to help the defection of a Russian agent
... whose pregnant girlfriend makes things complicated.