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What’s on TV? – Friday- (4/5/19) – Women Can Play Ball Too

Netflix is very busy today releasing many new original streaming programs, including “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2,” “Our Planet,” and “Unicorn Storage.” In addition to our streaming options, there are many choices on cable television. Check out our full list of what’s on TV below!

Pick of the Night

NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four Starting at 7 PM on ESPN2

Male sporting events still get center stage (or court), but tonight you can give the women your attention by watching 2019’s Women’s College Basketball Final Four. Baylor and the University of Oregon will kick off the night starting at 7 PM (EST) with Notre Dame and UConn following thirty minutes after the end of game one. These two games will determine who goes on to the National Championship to be aired on ESPN on April 7th at 6 PM.

What’s Premiering?

Our Planet: Season 1 on Netflix

“Our Planet” from Netflix

Today, Netflix will release all eight parts of this nature docu-series. This series is produced by Silverback Films and Worldwide Fund for Nature who specifically focuses on wildlife filmmaking. The series may draw comparisons to 2006’s “Planet Earth.” David Attenborough, who narrated the original version of “Planet Earth,” will narrate again. “Our Planet” will not only focus on the beauty found throughout our world but will also be a call to action, bringing attention to the fragility of it all.

“Umbrella Store” on Netflix

Jackson and Larson

The “Umbrella Store” tells the story of a woman who has trouble letting go of her childhood. The show stars Brie Larson (who also directs) and Samuel L. Jackson.  Larson and Jackson are becoming a familiar pair having shared the screen in 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island” and this year’s “Captain Marvel.” This quirky comedy is a definite change of pace that may be a lot of fun.

What’s Returning?

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2” on Netflix

In October of 2018, Netflix brought back “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” with a dark twist. It was a successful rehashing from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with Kiernan Shipka as the title character. Shipka is best known for her turn as Sally Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men.” She was a young girl on “Mad Men,” and is now a young woman on “Chilling Adventurers of Sabrina” and fully capable of commanding her own show.

Movies on TV

“Pet Sematary” on AMC at 8 PM

This 1987 film based on Steven King’s popular novel was not well received when it was released. But its viewing may make for an interesting comparison, as a second adaptation, starring Jason Clarke and John Lithgow, will be opening in theaters this weekend. The story revolves around a family who after suffering a heartbreaking tragedy try to use a mysterious pet cemetery to help with their grief. Their hope for healing turns to horror as their plan goes very awry.

“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” on BBC America at 8:30 PM

Nimoy as Spock

This film is the third installment in the original “Star Trek” film franchise. It is also the second film in the three film arch about the Enterprise crews’ dutiful love and friendship with human-Vulcan Spock (Leonard Nimoy). Nimoy directed this installment which was met with mostly positive reviews (although most believe that the best of this original franchise is “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”).

New Episodes

In case you aren’t feeling bombarded with choices, here are some more. Below is a list of new episodes of television that will be on TV tonight.

  • “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Speechless” (ABC) at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Blindspot” (NBC) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “The Blacklist” (NBC) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Dateline NBC” (NBC) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “The Cool Kids” (FOX) at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Proven Innocent” (FOX) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW) at 8 & 9 p.m. ET
  • “MacGyver” (CBS) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Blue Bloods” (CBS) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Live PC: Rewind” (A&E) at 8:06 p.m. ET
  • “Animal Cribs” (Animal) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Don’t Be Tardy…” (Bravo) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Sydney to the Max” (Disney Channel) at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “America Says” (GSN) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “My Lottery Dream Home” (HGTV) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Mystery in Lake Michigan” (ID) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Ridiculousness” (MTV) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered” (Oxygen) at 7 p.m. ET
  • “Sinkholes: Swallowed Alive” (Science) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Ghost Adventures” (Travel Channel) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Mama June: From Not to Hot” (WE) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Bridezillas” (WE) at 10 p.m. ET

What are you watching tonight? Will you check out the Women’s Final Four and/or “Unicorn Store”? Share with us in the comments below!


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Written by Jessica White

Jessica White studied film and theater at California State University, Sacramento graduating in 2009 with a B.A.. Upon graduation, she shifted her focus towards healthcare and became a dentist, graduating from the Oregon Health and Science University in 2017. She is actively serving in the United States Navy overseas, but continues to feed her passion for the visual arts, her first love.

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