Wednesday, April 17: Netflix's 'Our Living World' Reveals Connections That Unite All Life on Earth (2024)

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Wednesday, April 17

Our Living World
New Series!

Cate Blanchett narrates this four-episode natural history docuseries from the team behind Our Great National Parks. It explores the secret network of connections that unites us all. The series spans the globe to showcase the extraordinary creatures and ecosystems, great and small, that work together to help restore and sustain our planet.

Battle for the Arctic With Bill Hemmer
FOX Nation

FOX News anchor Bill Hemmer presents this new one-hour special following Hemmer as he embarks on a trip embedded with the U.S. Navy as they travel to the Arctic Circle. With an inside look at the Navy’s recently launched Operation Ice Camp 2024, a three-week operation for research in the Arctic region, Hemmer discovers how the Navy operates in the extreme conditions. Aboard the USS Hampton, a Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine, Hemmer spends 24 hours learning about the lives and mission of its crew, and explores the resources — including natural gas, oil and minerals — countries are vying for in the region.

The Circle
Season Premiere!

The social media competition series returns for Season 6 in a new city and with new twists. Catfish, connections and chaos await as new influencers enter the chat and compete for a huge cash prize. The first four hourlong episodes drop today; Episodes 5-8 are available next Wednesday, April 24; Episodes 9-12 drop on Wednesday, May 1; and the finale episode is available Wednesday, May 8.

Don’t Hate the Player
New Series!

In this French reality series, 13 players start out in a makeshift camp and compete for a spot in a luxury villa and a shot at 150,000 euros in a tense game of strategy and survival. The first four episodes are available today; Episodes 5-6 are coming next Wednesday, April 24; and the final three episodes will drop on Wednesday, May 1.

NHL Hockey
TNT, beginning at 7pm Live

On the penultimate night of the NHL regular season, TNT airs the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Tampa Bay Lightning and the St. Louis Blues at the Dallas Stars.

The Conners: “Toilet Hacks and the Management Track”
ABC, 8pm

Darlene (Sara Gilbert) seeks to be manager of food services at Mark’s (Ames McNamara) college.

Walker: “Lessons From the Gift Shop”
The CW, 8pm

Trey (Jeff Pierre) and Liam (Keegan Allen) try to help Walker (Jared Padalecki) figure out his next steps with Geri (Odette Annable); Liam confides in Walker.

The Masked Singer: “Group A Finals: Queen Night”
FOX, 8pm

The Group A contestants pay homage to iconic rock band Queen, and two celebrities will be unmasked at the end of the new episode “Group A Finals: Queen Night.”

Married at First Sight: “Denver Reunion, Part 2”
Lifetime, 8pm

The cast of Season 17 returns for the second part of their reunion show.

Star of the Month: Marlon Brando
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Wednesday salute to legendary actor Marlon Brando continues with four films encompassing the actor’s range across various genres. First up is the beloved 1955 musical Guys and Dolls, which also features Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. After that is the romantic drama Sayonara (1957), featuring another Best Actor Oscar-nominated performance from Brando. Patricia Owens, James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka and Red Buttons costar. Next comes the TCM premiere of the 1963 adventure drama The Ugly American, and the lineup concludes early tomorrow with A Dry White Season (1989), a drama set in 1970s apartheid South Africa. Led by Donald Sutherland, the film features Brando’s last Oscar-nominated performance, and his only Best Supporting Actor nod.

My 600-Lb. Life
TLC, 8pm
Season Finale!

In “Charles’ Journey,” Charles replaced one addiction with another when he quit doing hard drugs. Now his BMI is over 100, and he can’t stop eating. He needs Dr. Now’s help, but with his brother doing everything for him, is he too comfortable to make the trek to Houston?

Not Dead Yet: “Not You Yet”
ABC, 8:30pm

Nell (Gina Rodriguez), Lexi (Lauren Ash) and Cricket (Angela Gibbs) take Sam (Hannah Simone) out on a divorce day to celebrate her new life as a single woman.

Sight Unseen: “Jake”
The CW, 9pm

Tess (Dolly Lewis) inserts herself into Jake’s (Daniel Gillies) investigation to find the identity of a dead John Doe.

Animal Control: “Bunnies and Veggies”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “Bunnies and Veggies,” Frank (Joel McHale) gets frustrated trying to meet women on dating apps, so he asks Emily (Vella Lovell) to set him up on an old-fashioned, meet-in-person date.

A Brief History of the Future: “Once Upon a Time”
PBS, 9pm

How do stories shape the boundaries of belief about what is possible? Host Ari Wallach dives into the fundamental role of storytelling in our lives and its potential to unleash the power of human imagination and creativity moving forward.

The Amazing Race: “Our Alliance Strikes Again”
CBS, 9:30pm

Teams compete in double the roadblocks and double the detours in Argentina in the new episode “Our Alliance Strikes Again.”

Family Guy
FOX, 9:30pm
Season Finale!

In the Season 22 finale “Faith No More,” Brian (voice of Seth MacFarlane) becomes romantically interested in someone and it inspires him to use Stewie’s (MacFarlane) time machine. FOX has renewed the show for Season 23.

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Thursday, April 18

Dinner With the Parents
Amazon Freevee
New Series!

This single-camera comedy follows a weekly family get-together that always devolves into chaos. Michaela Watkins, Dan Bakkedahl and Carol Kane lead the cast. The first four episodes drop today; two new episodes will be available each Thursday until the finale on May 9.

The Upshaws
Season Premiere!

The comedy led by Mike Epps, cocreator Wanda Sykes, Kim Fields, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon and Journey Christine returns for Season 5 with six episodes. The series has been renewed for a sixth season, expected to begin production this year.

Orlando Bloom: To the Edge
New Series!

This three-part limited adventure docuseries follows actor Orlando Bloom on a thrilling journey of self-discovery as he pushes his limits physically and mentally across three extreme sports: wingsuiting, free-diving and rock climbing.

Going Home With Tyler Cameron
Prime Video
New Series!

Former Bachelorette heartthrob Tyler Cameron hosts this eight-episode (all available today) hybrid reality/docuseries. It follows Cameron as he builds his home renovation company, navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship and increasingly bigger and more complex designs for clients.

NHL Hockey
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live

On the final day of the NHL regular season, ESPN airs the Seattle Kraken at the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers at the Colorado Avalanche.

Next Level Chef: “Picture Perfect”
FOX, 8pm

In the new episode “Picture Perfect,” the six remaining chefs must put their memory and cooking skills to the test by re-creating a dish using just a photo.

Law & Order: “Inconvenient Truth”
NBC, 8pm

Shaw (Mehcad Brooks) and Riley (Reid Scott) investigate the death of a prominent chef who is stabbed in his own restaurant. Price (Hugh Dancy) has hesitations about prosecuting the defendant after new evidence comes to light.

TCM Special Theme: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: 30 Years of TCM
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies continues its 30th anniversary celebration (it launched on April 14, 1994) with three more movies introduced by current TCM hosts along with key people who have contributed to the network’s success from its earliest days. Tonight’s lineup begins with The Thin Man (1934), introduced by Alicia Malone with Katherine Evans Porges, TCM’s senior vice president of marketing and enterprises from 1993-2009. Next is Killer’s Kiss (1955), with Malone and Shannon Davis, who was TCM’s creative director from 1993-2007. Finally, there is Real Life (1979), introduced by Malone with Jeff Stafford, TCM’s digital managing editor from 2000-12.

Farmer Wants a Wife: “Final Solo Dates”
FOX, 9pm

The farmers must choose their final two women for the hometown visits and decide who to send home in the new episode “Final Solo Dates.”

Elkhorn: “The Frenchman”
INSP, 9pm

Before it’s up and running, Theodore Roosevelt’s (Mason Beals) new Elkhorn Ranch is threatened by a powerful neighbor who attempts an underhanded land grab. To save his ranch, Roosevelt confronts his neighbor, the Marquis de Morés (Jeff DuJardin), and his beguiling wife, Medora (Ashton Solecki).

Theresa Caputo: Beyond the Readings
Lifetime, 9pm
New Series!

In this new companion series,we further explore the extraordinary journey of Theresa Caputo’s gift through behind-the-scenes moments, expanded scenes with never-before-seen footage and follow-up interviews with clients from the main series,Raising Spirits.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Combat Fatigue”
NBC, 9pm

The squad is on edge as Carisi (Peter Scanavino) waits for a verdict in Maddie’s (Allison Elaine) kidnapping case. Meanwhile, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tries to help the Flynn family pick up the pieces of their broken life.

Elsbeth: “Ball Girl”
CBS, 10pm

When the world’s top tennis champion drops dead on the court, Elsbeth and Kaya (Carrie Preston and Carra Patterson) home in on a rising tennis star and his competitive father and coach (guest star Blair Underwood) in the new episode “Ball Girl.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Crossroads”
NBC, 10pm

The team works to take down a large-scale drug operation disguised as a local honey farm. Meanwhile, in Stabler’s (Christopher Meloni) absence, Randall (Dean Norris) searches for Joe Jr. (Michael Trotter) on his own and ends up in a bind.

True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here
SundanceTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The docuseries returns for Season 2. Hosted by small-town native, advocate and actress Hilarie Burton Morgan, it puts a spotlight on murder cases from small towns across America where questions remain about whether justice has been fully served.

Friday, April 19

Rebel Moon —Part Two: The Scargiver
Original Film!

Cowriter/director Zack Snyder’s next installment in his epic space opera franchise finds Kora (Sofia Boutella) and her revolutionary recruits facing an enemy they thought they had defeated: Admiral Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein) and the Imperium legion he commands. It will take all their combined skills to free the villagers of Veldt from the grip of the Motherworld — and to free themselves from their own tragic pasts. Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Staz Nair and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of the robot Jimmy also star.

Feature Film Exclusive!

This animated family film follows the Mallards, a family of ducks, as they embark on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only to have their well-laid plans go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons. The voice cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks and Keegan-Michael Key.

The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Roku Channel
New Series!

All eight episodes of this series based on the bestselling novels are available today. It follows the Grace family, who move from Brooklyn to their ancestral home in Henson, Michigan: the Spiderwick estate. When one of the kids (Lyon Daniels) discovers a boggart and realizes that magical creatures are real, no one believes him except his Great-Aunt Lucinda (Charlayne Woodard), who implores him to find the pages of her father’s field guide to these creatures and protect them from the murderous ogre, Mulgarath (Christian Slater).

Late Night With the Devil
Original Film!

Following its theatrical run, this buzzed-about horror movie debuts on Shudder today. Set in 1977, it follows syndicated late-night talk show host Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian), whose program has long been a trusted companion to insomniacs around the country. But a year on from the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted. Desperate to turn things around, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other, unaware that he is about to unleash evil into the living rooms of America.

NBA Play-In Tournament: Final Round
ESPN & TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

Playoff seeds for the first round will be set following tonight’s final two matchups in the NBA Play-In Tournament on ESPN and TNT.

The Never Ever Mets
OWN, 8pm
New Series!

This new relationship series takes online dating into the real world. Hosted by Ta’Rhonda Jones, known for her roles in Empire and The Steve Harvey Show, this 10-episode series features seven couples who have been virtually dating for some time and believe they may have found lasting love — but they have never met each other in person. Now, they’re meeting face-to-face for the very first time and sharing a house together for three weeks to see if their internet love can survive off the screen and in real life.

“Escape” Movies
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

The entertainment on Turner Classic Movies tonight is escapist on a few levels — it’s a lineup of five movies involving escapes during World War II or the Cold War. Starting things off, naturally, is the most famous one: The Great Escape (1963), director John Sturges’ legendary feature that fictionalizes a real-life mass escape by Allied POWs from a German prison camp during World War II. Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough and Charles Bronson lead the cast. The next film is set in pre-war Nazi Germany: Escape (1940), featuring Robert Taylor as an American who tries to free his mother (played by Russian American actress Nazimova) from a concentration camp. Norma Shearer and Conrad Veidt also star. Two Cold War-era movies follow: Escape From East Berlin (1962), an American-West German thriller, and Escape From the Iron Curtain (1956, aka Flight From Vienna). The lineup goes back to World War II as it concludes early tomorrow with I Escaped From the Gestapo (1943), led by Dean Jagger, John Carradine and Mary Brian.

Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog: “Perfect Match”
Nat Geo, 9pm

Cesar helps Juice, an overexcited pit bull, find calmness while matching the Mejia family with their new forever dog.

: “Not So Much by Love as by Awe”
Starz, 9pm

With Somerset (Laurie Davidson) keeping George (Nicholas Galitzine) on the backfoot, Mary (Julianne Moore) must find a way to make allies fast or risk losing everything. Tony Curran also stars in the new episode “Not So Much by Love as by Awe.”

The Barnes Bunch
WE tv, 10pm
New Series!

This new reality series follows NBA champion/podcaster Matt Barnes and his fiancée, model Anansa Sims, as they blend their two families and six children aged 5 to 15. Along with their supportive parents, including Sims’ mother, former supermodel Beverly Johnson, the couple will take fans and viewers inside their home and very active lives as they navigate fame, love and parenting.

Saturday, April 20

NBA Playoffs: First Round
ABC & ESPN, beginning at 1pm Live

The NBA playoffs tip off today with first-round action featuring four games on ESPN and one game in primetime on ABC.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Ag-Pro 300
FOX, 4pm Live

Drivers from the Xfinity Series are at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway for the Ag-Pro 300 on FOX.

MLB Baseball: N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers
FS1, 4pm Live

Saturday MLB action on FS1 has Pete Alonso and the N.Y. Mets in Los Angeles for a matchup against Mookie Betts and the Dodgers.

Lady in the Lake
TCM, 4:30pm
Catch a Classic!

Robert Montgomery plays Raymond Chandler’s famous private investigator Philip Marlowe (although the character’s first name is spelled with two l’s here, for some reason) in this 1947 film noir adaptation of Chandler’s 1943 novel, The Lady in the Lake. Montgomery also directed the film, and he brought an interesting creative touch to it: Marlowe is mostly (aside from a couple of reflections) unseen by the audience; the tale is told via his first-person point of view, with the camera seeing what he does. Coupled with the fact that the film has almost no instrumental soundtrack, this production was especially unique for, and certainly ahead of, its time. The technique is mostly pulled off well, although it does take some getting used to. More confusing is the convoluted mystery plot, but that kind of comes with the territory with Chandler. Costarring with Montgomery are Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan and Tom Tully.

Predator v Prey
BBC America, 8pm
New Series!

This new nature series follows the fortunes of the world’s most formidable apex predators — including lions, wolves and crocodiles — as they pit themselves against fearsome opponents such as bison, wildebeest and elephants in the ultimate battle for survival. Focusing on their high-stakes hunts, the series uses innovative visual effects to take a forensic look at these predation events.

I Am Patrick Swayze
The CW, 8pm

This film documents the life and career of the actor through family photos, home movies and untold stories.

Falling in Love in Niagara
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

After her fiancé breaks up with her, Maddie (Jocelyn Hudon) takes her sister on what was to be her honeymoon to Niagara Falls and meets a tour guide (Dan Jeannotte) with whom she feels a romantic connection. Together, they explore Niagara Falls, while her sister has her own adventure, taking a photography gig for a couple’s wedding.

Critter Fixers: Country Vets: “Homecoming Heroes”
Nat Geo Wild, 9pm

The docs at Critter Fixer treat a cat that was shot and a dog that swallowed a toy. Plus, the docs return to their alma mater as homecoming grand marshals.

Wednesday, April 17: Netflix's 'Our Living World' Reveals Connections That Unite All Life on Earth (2024)


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