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The 2018-19 TV season is barreling to a close, and as finales kick up in the week of April 22, it’s a relatively light week of premieres. Particularly on cable, however, the week brings a couple of high-profile debuts.
Here is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of some of the coming week’s highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options each week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
On broadcast …
New: Noah Wyle’s first broadcast series since ER, The Red Line (8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, CBS) looks at the effect on three families after an African-American doctor is shot by a white police officer in Chicago. Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti are among the executive producers.
Also new: ABC News debuts six-part docuseries 1969 at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The show examines several aspects of the turbulent year in American history, beginning with the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Finales: The Neighborhood (8 p.m. Monday, CBS), Roswell, New Mexico (9 p.m. Tuesday, The CW) and Supernatural (8 p.m. Thursday, The CW) close out their seasons.
NFL Draft: ABC is joining the party this year with coverage of the draft (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Thursday), focusing more on the personal stories of players. ESPN and the NFL Network will get deeper into the Xs and Os.
On cable …
New: Gentleman Jack (10 p.m. Monday, HBO) tells the true story of a woman in 1830s England (Suranne Jones) who flouts societal conventions and courts a woman on a neighboring estate (Sophie Rundle). THR‘s review calls it “jaunty, funny, smart and touching.”
Also new: A&E debuts Live PD spinoff Live Rescue at 8 p.m. Monday, following first responders from around the country; Games People Play (10 p.m. Tuesday, BET) follows three women and the men in their lives, with pro sports as a backdrop.
Finale: After four seasons, Being Mary Jane (8 p.m. Tuesday, BET) wraps its run with a two-hour finale.
Returning: New seasons of The Curse of Civil War Gold (10 p.m. Tuesday, History) and The Son (9 p.m. Saturday, AMC); Samantha Bee’s second annual Not the White House Correspondents Dinner (10 p.m. Saturday, TBS).
On streaming …
New: Chambers (Friday, Netflix) follows a young woman (Sivan Alyra Rose) who receives a heart transplant and becomes deeply involved with the donor’s parents (Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn) — and perhaps frighteningly connected to the dead girl.
Returning: The extremely well-reviewed Cobra Kai launches its second season Wednesday on YouTube; season two of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power debuts Friday on Netflix.
In case you missed it …
Sweet/Vicious creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson wrote and directed the rom-com Someone Great, starring Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez as a woman reeling from a breakup who spends a last night in New York with her best friends before moving across the country. It is streaming on Netflix.
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