Tonight, one of the best shows of 2018 returns. “Killing Eve” will take up most of air from prestige television fans. New series, “A Discovery of Witches” will take on the unenviable task of having to follow the popular show. However, one of the biggest sporting events of the year may dominate headlines. The WWE returns Wrestlemania 35 tonight, with three women headlining the main event for the first time ever. Keep an eye on a few films, including “Prometheus,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and “The Natural” taking up your time tonight.
Pick of the Night
“Killing Eve” on BBC America and AMC at 8 PM
Last year Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer snuck up on us. While Oh was a known commodity, Comer was far from it. In the hands of the very talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the two headlined one of the very best shows on television. “Killing Eve” became a cat-and-mouse game between an assassin and the woman tasked with finding her. It also embodied the genre tropes of erotic dramas, dark comedies, and a deconstruction of espionage thrillers that made for a fulfilling television experience. Season 2 returns without Waller-Bridge, but the two actresses at the top should continue to provide intrigue as the series moves forward.
“A Discovery of Witches” on BBC America and AMC at 9 PM
While “Killing Eve” will bring audiences in, “A Discovery of Witches” looks to capitalize on the buzz. The series follows “The All Souls Trilogy” by Deborah Harkness, and already premiered last year on Sky One in the UK. There, it found fans in the critical community and received nearly universal praise. In fact, it has already been renewed for two more seasons for Sky One, so you’ve got some insurance in place for future episodes. Starring Teresa Palmer as a witch turned historian, and Matthew Goode as a geneticist vampire, “A Discovery of Witches” will certainly be worth your time.
“Wrestlemania 35” on WWE Network at 7 PM
One of the most unique sporting events in the world, Wrestlemania looks to take over the night for a few hours. Starting at 7 PM, the WWE gets to launch its signature event. There are a lot of storylines to keep an eye on over the course of the night. The biggest of those stories comes in the form of three women taking the ring over for the biggest match of the night. Rhonda Rousey will be the most known wrestler to enter the ring, but Charlotte Flaire and Becky Lynch may walk out of the ring with the RAW and SmackDown championship belts. This will be the first time women headline the main event match at Wrestlemania.
Roman Reigns also returns to the ring with his leukemia in remission. Finally, there might be some chants about the wrestlers, past and present, at the event. If there is, thank John Oliver‘s piece on Wrestlemania. His takedown of the organization made the rounds over social media this week. In case you missed his piece, check below.
Movies on TV
For fans of the “Alien” franchise, “Prometheus” was a bit of a mixed bag. While it suffers from character logic flaws at times, the performances from Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, and Noomi Rapace were stellar. The rest of the cast has aged rather well in recent years. While it only received a single Oscar nomination, “Prometheus” remains the most ambitious film since the original.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
There are a lot of problems on display in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but the performances are not one of them. Featuring Oscar-winning performances from Francis McDormand and Sam Rockwell, many still love “Three Billboards” for its complex narrative. Martin McDonagh nearly landed his Best Picture Oscar here, and certainly caught the Academy’s eye.
One of the great baseball films, “The Natural” was an excellent star vehicle for Robert Redford. Glenn Close tacked on her third Oscar nomination for the baseball film, which represented one of four nominations for the film. Randy Newman‘s score and Caleb Deschanel’s excellent cinematography set the mood, but each went unrewarded as well. Then again, it was the year of “Amadeus” and “A Passage to India,” so it ran into some stiff competition.
There are plenty of other shows airing new episodes tonight. Use this as a helpful guide when channel surfing tonight. Make sure you don’t miss the latest episodes of your favorite shows. Once again, times may vary by local area. Please check your local guide for the most accurate times.
- “The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” (CBS) at 8 PM
- “American Idol” (ABC) at 8 PM
- “Shark Tank” (ABC) at 10 PM
- “World of Dance” (NBC) at 8 PM
- “Good Girls” (NBC) at 10 PM
- “The Simpsons” (Fox) at 8 PM
- “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) at 8:30 PM
- “Call the Midwife” (PBS) at 8 PM
- “Mrs. Wilson” (PBS) at 9 PM
- “Unforgotten” (PBS) at 10 PM
- “Killing Eve” (AMC) at 8 PM
- “A Discovery of Witches” (AMC) at 9 PM
- “The Zoo” (Animal Planet) at 8 PM
- “Evan Goes Wild” (Animal Planet) at 9:00 PM
- “Killing Eve” (BBC America) at 8 PM
- “A Discovery of Witches” (BBC America) at 9 PM
- “Finding Justice” (BET) at 8 PM
- “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo) at 8 PM
- “Married to Medicine: Los Angeles” (Bravo) at 9 PM
- “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo) at 10 PM
- “The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power” (CNN) at 10 PM
- “Expedition Unknown” (Discovery) at 8 PM
- “Expedition Unknown: Unearthed” (Discovery) at 10 PM
- “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!) at 9 PM
- “Very Cavallari” (E!) at 10 PM
- “Family Food Showdown” (Food) at 8 PM
- “Buddy vs. Duff” (Food) at 9 PM
- “Barry” (HBO) at 10:00 PM
- “Veep” (HBO) at 10:30 PM
- “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO) at 11 PM
- “How Close Can I Beach” (HGTV) at 8 PM and 8:30 PM
- “Carribean Life” (HGTV) at 9 PM and 9:30 PM
- “Mediterranean Life” (HGTV) at 10 PM and 10:30 PM
- “American Pickers: Bonus Buys” (History) at 8 PM
- “Wicked Tuna” (National Geographic) at 8 PM & 9 PM
- “Savage Kingdom” (National Geographic) at 10 PM
- “Bar Rescue” (Paramount) at 10 PM
- “Expedition Unknown” (Science) at 8 PM
- “Egypt’s Unexplained Files” (Science) at 10 PM
- “Action” (Showtime) at 8 PM
- “Billions” (Showtime) at 9 PM
- “The Chi” (Showtime) at 10 PM
- “Air Disasters” (Smithsonian) at 8 PM
- “American Gods” (STARZ) at 8 PM
- “Now Apocalypse” (STARZ) at 9 PM
- “Sister Wives” (TLC) at 8 PM
- “Seeking Sister Wife” (TLC) at 10 PM
- “Expedition Unknown” (Travel) at 8 PM
- “Mission Declassified” (Travel) at 10 PM