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What’s on TV Friday, March 26: Yo-Yo Ma on ‘Firing Line’

Yo-Yo Ma plays the cello.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a guest on “Firing Line With Margaret Hoover” on PBS.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print, but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

SERIES

MacGyver Mac and Riley (Lucas Till, Tristin Mays) head overseas together to prevent a government collapse but inadvertently inhale deadly new microscopic technology. 8 p.m. CBS

The Blacklist The team scrambles to prevent an abduction by finding a “treasure man,” a shadowy figure who uses geocaching to conceal illicit goods and facilitate transactions between criminal factions. James Spader, Megan Boone and Diego Klattenhoff star. 8 p.m. NBC

Shark Tank Hopefuls pitch a vegan take on a familiar drink; a product for easily removing hair from one’s hands in the shower or bath; a product designed to enhance tattoos; an electric bike. There’s also an update on Prime 6, a sustainable charcoal company. 8 p.m. ABC

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RuPaul’s Drag Race The contestants take part in a comedy roast of former “Miss Congeniality” winners Heidi N. Closet, Nina West and Valentina. 8 p.m. VH1

Magnum P.I. (N) 9 p.m. CBS

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (N) 9 p.m. The CW

20/20 A man is sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant girlfriend. 9 p.m. ABC

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American Masters In the new episode “Twyla Moves,” filmmaker Steven Cantor profiles dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp as she builds a high-profile new dance work with an international cast of ballet dancers, including superstar Misty Copeland. 9 p.m. KOCE

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri revisits an old favorite in San Francisco. 9 p.m. Food Network

Everything but the House A couple want to clear out the house where one of them grew up, which is filled with her parents’ collectibles — including a large Santa, a well-preserved Ken doll, Pez dispensers and a wide range of political memorabilia — in the first of two new episodes. 9 and 9:30 p.m. HGTV

Ghost Adventures Zak and the crew investigate a home in Pasadena. 9 p.m. Travel

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Blue Bloods Baez (Marisa Ramirez) needs Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) help in proving her innocence after she finds a corpse in her frontyard in this new episode of the police drama. 10 p.m. CBS

Wynonna Earp (N) 10 p.m. Syfy

SPECIALS

The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress An in-depth look at the two presidential planes and their cutting-edge technology. 9 p.m. National Geographic

The Last Drop Adrian Grenier and Shannon Switzer Swanson explore water scarcity in the U.S. and reveal ways to conserve water at home. 10 p.m. National Geographic

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SPORTS

NBA Basketball The Boston Celtics visit the Milwaukee Bucks, 4:30 p.m. ESPN; the Atlanta Hawks visit the Golden State Warriors, 7:05 p.m. ESPN; the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Lakers, 7:30 p.m. SportsNet

NHL Hockey The Ducks visit the St. Louis Blues, 5 p.m. FS Prime

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today COVID-19; Carrie Underwood performs; Trey Mancini; Dan Lindsay; TJ Martin. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Sherri Shepherd; Wyatt Russell. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Ryan Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”); Meaghan Murphy (“Your Fully Charged Life”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

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The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 10 a.m. KTTV

Tamron Hall Jessica Simpson. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Drew Barrymore Show Edgar Ramirez (“Yes Day”); chef Roshara Sanders (“Chopped”); Cleo Wade (“What the Road Said”). (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

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The Kelly Clarkson Show Clarkson and her band cover “Mad World”; Chrissy Teigen; Eiza González; Pentatonix performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Joe Manganiello (“Shoplifters of the World”); Dominique Fishback; guest host tWitch. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Arianna Huffington; Marina Khidekel (“Your Time to Thrive”). (N) 3 p.m. KCOP

Washington Week President Biden’s first news conference; immigration; gun control: Kaitlan Collins, CNN; Zolan Kanno-Youngs, the New York Times; Sahil Kapur, NBC; Ashley Parker, the Washington Post. Moderator Peter Baker, the New York Times. (N) 7 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KOCE

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Firing Line With Margaret Hoover Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs and discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts. (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Real Time With Bill Maher Former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Christopher Krebs. Panel: Caitlin Flanagan, the Atlantic (wrote the magazine’s April cover story, “Private Schools Are Indefensible”); Bret Stephens, the New York Times. (N) 10 p.m. and midnight HBO

The Issue Is ... With Elex Michaelson (N) 10:30 p.m. KTTV

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Viola Davis; Addison Rae performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Former First Lady Michelle Obama; Brittany Howard performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Amanpour and Company (N) 12:30 a.m. KCET; 1 a.m. KLCS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Amy Poehler; Phoebe Bridgers; John Herndon with the 8G Band. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

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The Late Late Show With James Corden Actor Noah Centineo; Madison Cunningham performs. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

MOVIES

Obvious Child (2014) 8:40 a.m. TMC

Spontaneous (2020) 8:45 a.m. Epix

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Dark Waters (2019) 9 a.m. Showtime

The Blind Side (2009) 9:15 a.m. HBO

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) 9:25 a.m. Cinemax

Meet the Parents (2000) 10:05 a.m. and 8 p.m. TMC

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21 Jump Street (2012) 11:20 a.m. Encore

Chronicle (2012) 11:25 a.m. HBO

At the Circus (1939) 11:30 a.m. TCM

Goosebumps (2015) Noon FXX

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Pretty Woman (1990) 12:30 p.m. VH1

Lincoln (2012) 12:50 p.m. HBO

No Country for Old Men (2007) 1 p.m. Showtime

Mighty Joe Young (1949) 1:30 p.m. TCM

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Shrek (2001) 2 p.m. Freeform

The Untouchables (1987) 2:05 p.m. TMC

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) 3:05 p.m. Showtime

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 3:09 p.m. Encore

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King Kong (1933) 3:15 p.m. TCM

Rocky (1976) 3:20 p.m. HBO

Jurassic Park (1993) 4 p.m. AMC

WarGames (1983) 4:05 p.m. TMC

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Friday (1995) 5 p.m. E!

Places in the Heart (1984) 5 p.m. TCM

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 5:13 p.m. Cinemax

The Fifth Element (1997) 5:27 p.m. Syfy

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The Wedding Singer (1998) 5:40 and 9:48 p.m. Bravo

As Good as It Gets (1997) 5:40 p.m. Epix

The Lego Movie (2014) 5:45 p.m. IFC

1917 (2019) 6 p.m. Showtime

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Do the Right Thing (1989) 6 p.m. TMC

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 6:30 p.m. Ovation

Forrest Gump (1994) 7 p.m. AMC

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) 7 and 10 p.m. FX

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Goodfellas (1990) 7 p.m. Paramount

To Sleep With Anger (1990) 7 p.m. TCM

North Country (2005) 8 p.m. KCET

48 Hrs. (1982) 8 p.m. BBC America

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The Terminal (2004) 8 p.m. Epix

Bridesmaids (2011) 8 p.m. Lifetime

The Nutty Professor (1996) 8:10 p.m. BET

Little Women (2019) 8:51 p.m. Starz

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Get Him to the Greek (2010) 9 p.m. Encore

Clueless (1995) 9:15 p.m. POP

Idlewild (2006) 9:54 p.m. Cinemax

Michael Collins (1996) 10 p.m. KCET

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The Green Mile (1999) 10 p.m. AMC

The Truman Show (1998) 10:15 p.m. Epix

Scarface (1983) 10:30 p.m. Paramount

Kong: Skull Island (2017) 10:30 p.m. TNT

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Borat (2006) 10:53 p.m. Encore

Ad Astra (2019) 11:56 p.m. Cinemax

TV highlights for March 21-27 include a Tina Turner doc, a Demi Lovato docuseries and an Aretha Franklin miniseries

TV Grids for the entire week of March. 21 - 27 as PDF files you can download and print

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Movies on TV this week: March 21: “My Fair Lady” on TCM; “Mary Poppins” on Freeform; “Stand by Me” on Encore and more

Movies on TV for the entire week, March. 21 - 27 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

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Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are the television listings from the Los Angeles Times in printable PDF files.


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