1) “The Ten Commandments” (1956), 7-11:44 p.m., ABC. As Easter celebrations dwindle this year, we still have TV. “Ten Commandments” isn’t directly related – it’s Old Testament, after all – but it’s become a tradition for ABC, this time airing on the eve of Palm Sunday. In its time, this epic was steepl; respected; it was nominated for seven Oscars (including best picture) and won for its special effects, including parting the Red Sea. By modern standards, it’s slow and stiff, but interesting
2) “Frankie Drake Mysteries” season-opener, 7 p.m. ET, Ovation. After scoring with “Murdoch Mysteries,” Canadian producers jumped ahead a generation, switched genders and found more success. Frankie (Lauren Lee Smith) has the only all-female detective agency in 1920s Toronto. Now – with her hair changed from red to blonde – she’s vacationing in London … where she promptly finds Agatha Christie and a new mystery. Like the “Murdoch” tales, the result is mellow, but pleasant enough.
3) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. We’ll have to settle for reruns – good ones, generally – for a while. Tonight has RuPaul and Justin Bieber; next week has John Mulaney and David Byrne. And when was the last time you saw those four names in one sentence?
4) “9-1-1,” 8 p.m., Fox. It’s always something, it seems. This rerun has a meteor shower, crashing into an apartment building. And more: A hazardous waste trash crashes in a tunnel, starting a deadly fire.
5) “SWAT,” 9 p.m., CBS. This rerun goes aback to the start of the 2018-19 season. It’s a good one that finds the team confronting human-traffickers during a face-off. Also, the demoted Jim Street has trouble adjusting to being a patrol officer; Hondo is attracted to deputy district attorney Nia Wells.
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