1) “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” 7-9:30 p.m., NBC. This 2018 production was called a concert, but don’t worry: It has costumes, sets and some impressive staging – all in support of great voices and soaring music. John Legend plays Jesus, with Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdaleine, Alice Cooper (shown here) as Herrod and lots of Broadway stars.
2) Easter movies. Some people will start and end the day with Barabbas, who was spared when Jesus was sentenced. The 1961 Anthony Quinn movie is 7:30 a.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies; the 2012 Billy Zane mini-series is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET on Reelz. TCM (all times ET, three hours earlier PT) also has “Ben-Hur” at noon, “The Greatest Story Ever Told” at 4 p.m., the “Easter Parade” musical at 8 and “King of Kings” at 10. Other faith films are on UpTV, TV One and Lifetime, which reruns its Clark Sisters gospel film at 11:30 a.m. and 10:03 p.m.
3) More Easter: The Fox News Channel has Pope Francis from the Vatican at 5 a.m. ET It also has several pastors – including a Franklin Graham sermon – from 10 a.m. to noon ET; in between, “Fox & Friends” talks to people around the county. Also on cable: The Oprah Winfrey Network reruns conversations with Jimmy Carter and Joel Osteen at 11 a.m. and noon, then its “Belief” documentary mini-series from 1-7 p.m. History starts its “The Bible” mini-series at 2; TV One profiles gospel greats from 6-10 p.m.
4) “The Walking Dead” season-finale and more, 9 p.m., AMC. This was supposed to lead neatly into a spin-off series at 10, but that’s been delayed by the coronavirus. Instead, “Killing Eve” has its clever and quirky season-opener at 10 on both AMC and BBC America. We start with Eve in a state of sheer boredom, semi-redeemed by the fact that no one is currently trying to kill her. That may change soon; in Russia, her nemesis is having a typically hectic and lethal time.
5) ALSO: “American Idol” sent its contestants home, while it modified its plans. Over the next two Sundays (8-10 p.m. on ABC), it will profile all 21. Meanwhile, PBS has a terrific “World on Fire” episode at 9 p.m., then debuts “Baptiste” at 10. It’s a new case for the French detective who was introduced in two seasons of “The Missing,” on Starz.