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What to watch on TV for the week of April 8 - April 14: Andre the Giant and Elvis docs, get ‘Lost in Space,’ and much more

April 8, 2018 Updated: April 8, 2018 at 9:01 am
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LOST IN SPACE, photo courtesy of Netflix.

Sunday 
“Howard’s End" (6 p.m., Starz, Series Premiere) - Margaret (Hayley Atwell) and Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) are intelligent and idealistic young women living together with their hypochondriac younger brother Tibby (Alex Lawther) in Edwardian London. Since the death of their parents and despite their interfering Aunt Juley’s (Tracey Ullman) best intentions, the sisters lead independent and slightly unorthodox lives.

“Killing Eve” (6 p.m., BBC America, Series Premiere) - Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. 

Monday 
“Big Beach Builds” (7 p.m., DIY, Season Premiere) - Watch ocean front homes get renovated into sweet vacation retreats.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (7 p.m., The CW, Season Finale) - The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West, where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex. 

Tuesday
“Andre the Giant” (8 p.m., HBO, Documentary Premiere) - A documentary on how Andre Rene Roussimoff turned an endocrinological disorder into a money spinner, making the 7’5” athlete one of the world’s most famous wrestlers. 

“Elton John: I’m Still Standing” (8 p.m., CBS, Special Performance) - A celebration of Elton John’s illustrious career and songs, featuring performances by Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Ed Sheehan, and John Legend. 

Wednesday 
“The Expanse.” (7 p.m., Syfy, Season Premiere) - The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi’s betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars.  

“Sell it Like Serhant” (8 p.m., Bravo, Series Premiere) - Real estate agent Ryan Servant attempts to impart his professional wisdom on Tim, a struggling wine salesman in Millbrook, New York. 

“Conan Without Borders” (8 p.m., TBS, TV Special) - Conan O’Brien tours Italy with fan favorite show staffer Jordan Schlansky. 

Thursday 
“Ex on the Beach” (8 p.m., MTV, Season Premiere) - Ten “celebrity” singles from MTV reality series think they are running away to a tropical island for a once in a lifetime romantic vacation but some unwanted guests arrive to break up the fun. 

“Music City” (8 p.m., CMT, Season Finale) - Racyhl must finally decide what is the right path for her and her dreams. After Savana’s ultimatum, Jackson will need to decide if he is willing to give up music or Jessica. 

Friday 
“Lost in Space” (Netflix, Series Premiere) - With the colonization of space a necessity, the Robinson family is among a large contingent of humans looking to make a new life for themselves beyond Earth. But when the new colonists are mysteriously thrown off course and stranded in a dangerous environment, the Robinsons are forced to work together and build new alliances on a planet lightyears from their original destination in order to survive. “Lost in Space” is a reimagining of the 1960’s sci-fi series that ran from 1965-1968, and was later developed into a feature film starring John Hurt and Gary Oldman in 1998. Zach Estrin (“Prison Break”) serves as the series showrunner. You can read my Gazette review right here. 

“Rellik” (8 p.m., Cinemax, Series Premiere) - Premiere of a crime drama that follows the exploits of a serial killer told in reverse. 

Saturday 
“Elvis Presley: The Searcher” (6 p.m., HBO, Documentary Premiere) - A two-part profile of Elvis Presley begins with his early life in Mississippi; his first encounter with Sun Records Sam Phillips; and his decision to sign with a national label after his manager, Col. Tom Parker, bought out his contract. 

“Saturday Night Live” (9:30 p.m., NBC) - John Mulaney hosts, Jack White is the musical guest. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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