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The Amazing Race The teams encounter wildlife and sand dunes in Namibia in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

Grimm A murder investigation leads Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) into the Native American community in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Cedric's Barber Battle In this new unscripted competition-with-comedy series, Cedric the Entertainer — whose two "Barbershop" movies were inspirations for this show — presents contests among those who create elaborate "hair sculptures." 8 p.m. KTLA

Last Man Standing Jere Burns ("Justified") guest stars as Ryan's (Jordan Masterson) father in the season finale. Tim Allen, Hector Elizondo, Kaitlyn Dever and Nancy Travis also star. 8 p.m. ABC

Bitten Elena (Laura Vandervoort) and the pack are on the hunt for Malcolm (James McGowan) in the season premiere. 8 p.m. Syfy

Cristela Cristela and Josh (Cristela Alonzo, Andrew Leeds) get their bar exam results, and it's a mixed bag, in the season finale. 8:30 p.m. ABC

The Messengers Five strangers become connected by the effects of a mysterious object that falls to Earth in this new drama series. Shantel VanSanten, Joel Courtney, Sofia Black-D'Elia, JD Pardo and Diogo Morgado star in the premiere. 9 p.m. KTLA

Shark Tank In a new episode timed to coincide with Earth Day, a Pittsburgh man pitches the Sharks on a sustainable alternative to peat moss, then two inventors from Idaho offer an innovation for connecting electrical wires. 9 p.m. ABC

VOCES on PBS The series opens its fourth season with "Children of Giant," Hector Galan's documentary director George Stevens' filming of the 1956 screen classic "Giant" in and around Marfa, Texas. 10 p.m. KOCE

MOVIES

Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro In this new documentary, offbeat comic Tig Notaro travels across the country to perform at the homes of her most loyal fans. 9 p.m. Showtime

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys; Global Poverty Project, Hugh Evans. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Carson Daly and Siri Pinter; Diogo Morgado; author Eric Greitens. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Shawn Mendes performs; Daymond John. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Author Maria Bello ("Whatever... Love is Love"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Patricia Arquette ("CSI: Cyber"); James Purefoy ("The Following"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Paula Faris; Michelle Collins; Sarah Colonna; Steven Lamm. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Stretch-mark treatment; wedding proposals; pigs as emotional-support animals. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Dave Mizejewski brings endangered animals. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Kevin James ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"); Eddie Kaye Thomas ("Scorpion"). (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Theresa Caputo; Sam Heughan ("Outlander"). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman says her ex-husband calls her 100 times a week, watches her and sneaks into her house. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Cynthia Bailey ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta"). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Kevin James ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

Charlie Rose — the Week (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill 2016 Presidential campaign: Dan Balz, the Washington Post. Congressional review of an Iran nuclear agreement: Manu Raju, Politico. U.S./Cuban relations: Peter Baker, the New York Times. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Real Time With Bill Maher Judith Miller; Clay Aiken; Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; Jon Meacham; Neera Tanden. (N) 10 and 11:30 p.m. HBO

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE

Tavis Smiley Author Tom Burgis; Freida Pinto. (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jeremy Piven. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Alec Baldwin; John Mayer performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Dwayne Johnson. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show: James Corden David Beckham. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

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