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TV This Week, April 17 - 23: ‘Good Witch’ on Hallmark Channel

Catherine Bell returns in a new season of "Good Witch" on the Hallmark Channel.

Catherine Bell returns in a new season of “Good Witch” on the Hallmark Channel.

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SUNDAY

Catherine Bell is back as the magical Cassie Nightingale on the second-season premiere of the fantasy drama “Good Witch.” “9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

This year’s edition of the “TV Land Icon Awards” pays tribute to legendary TV producer Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons”) and sitcom star John Stamos (“Full House,” “Grandfathered”). George Lopez hosts. 9 p.m. Nickelodeon, TV Land

Katey Sagal, “Who Do You Think You Are?” The actress (“Married… With Children,” “Sons of Anarchy”) is up next on a new episode of the genealogy series. 9 p.m. TLC

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The star of “Tosh.0" does the stand-up thing in the new special “Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser.” 10 p.m. Comedy Central

MONDAY

Rachel Bloom’s kooky musical sitcom “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” ends its first season. Tony winner Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”) guest stars. 8 p.m. KTLA

Oh man, the future! The time-travel thriller “12 Monkeys,” based on the 1995 film, is back for a second season. 9 p.m. Syfy

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Politics in Zimbabwe and neighboring South Africa are explored in the documentaries “Democrats” and “Soft Vengeance” on a new “Independent Lens.” “10 p.m. KOCE

TUESDAY

Host Geoffrey Baer surveys cities, suburbs, etc., in “10 Towns That Changed America,” the final installment of his three-part series “10 That Changed America.” 8 p.m. KOCE

A deadly virus has the city of Atlanta under quarantine — which is convenient, since that’s also where the Centers for Disease Control is located — in the new miniseries “Containment.” 9 p.m. KTLA

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The Bard’s admonition “Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones” is not enough to stop scientists from investigating “Shakespeare’s Tomb” in this special. 9 p.m. KOCE

Barry Weiss recalls some of his most lucrative hauls in the new spin-off “Storage Wars: Barry’s Best Buys.” “9 p.m. A&E

“Frontline” follows up with a refugee family featured in the 2014 episode “Children of Aleppo” in the new episode “Children of Syria.” 10 p.m. KOCE

“Thor’s” Tom Hiddleston is “The Night Manager” in this new adaptation of the John le Carré thriller about the illegal arms trade. Hugh Laurie (“House”) and Olivia Colman (“Broadchurch”) also star. 10 p.m. AMC

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WEDNESDAY

“Nova” examines efforts to establish corridors through which endangered species and other animals can migrate freely in the new episode “Wild Ways.” 9 p.m. KOCE

You really otter watch “The Best of Big Blue Live,” a new special featuring highlights from last summer’s three-night survey of marine life in Monterey Bay. 10 p.m. KOCE

Meet six L.A.-area moms who will have you saying “There Goes the Motherhood” in this new reality series. 10 p.m. Bravo

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“Broad City” costars Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs have a series of marijuana-fueled misadventures, all thanks to a “Time Traveling Bong,” in this new three-part tale. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central; also Thu.-Fri.

“Idiotest” host Ben Gleib puts pundits through their intellectual paces in the new one-off special “Political Idiotest.” 11 p.m. Game Show Network

THURSDAY

A Haitian pop star runs for the island nation’s highest office, with a little help from Pras Michel of the Fugees, in the 2015 doc “Sweet Micky for President.” 8:30 p.m. Showtime

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A fresh batch of outdoorsy types signs up to be left “Alone” in the Canadian wilderness on the return of this survival series. 9 p.m. History Channel

You know her, you love her, and she’s back with new episodes of her sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer.” “10 p.m. Comedy Central

It’s Marvel’s Agent Coulson versus Marvel’s Agent Carter when Clark Gregg faces Hayley Atwell in an all-new “Lip Sync Battle.” 10 p.m. Spike

Stand-up comics go head-to-head in hopes of scoring a “Comedy Knockout” in this new competition series. 10:30 p.m. truTV

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FRIDAY

The new stand-up special “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping” features the comic, actor and author cracking wise about “Star Wars” and other nerdly topics. Any time, Netflix

Mark Ruffalo plays a bipolar man trying to raise his two young daughters in 1970s Boston in the 2014 dramedy “Infinitely Polar Bear.” Zoe Saldana also stars. 9 p.m. Starz

SATURDAY

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Welcome to “Jurassic World.” Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in this better-than-the-other-two-sequels-put-together 2015 reboot of Steven Spielberg’s dino-tastic franchise. Colin Trevorrow directs. 8 p.m. HBO

AnnaSophia Robb (“The Carrie Diaries”) plays a troubled teen who makes a difference in the life of a young autistic girl in the new TV movie “Jack of the Red Hearts.” Famke Janssen (“Taken”) also stars. “8 p.m. Lifetime

The 2015 documentary “Sherpa” profiles some of the mountain guides soldiering on in the wake of the avalanche that claimed the lives of 16 of their compatriots on Everest in 2014. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel 


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