What to Watch: 04/19/2016

After two top-ranked shows saying goodbye for the summer and one coming in, it’s another busy night as we ramp up towards May Sweeps. We have the debut of a new outbreak show from the folks behind The Vampire Diaries. There’s also more enhanced real world intrigue as a John Le Carre novel comes to screen for six nights. One of the best sitcoms ends its third season with an antic end to a frenzied trilogy.

Containment [The CW, 9p]
More teenage drama from the makers of The Vampire Diaries and the Originals in the form of deadly epidemic that takes over Atlanta.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine [FOX, 9p]
The 99 finishes up a three-parter trying to save the life of marked man Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas). Oh, Dennis Haysbert, I mean, Bob Anderson. Now, it’s Haysbert vs. Braugher in a stoic-off as the third season of this excellent comedy closes.

10 Towns That Changed America [PBS, 8p]
PBS gets into the listicle game, examining “visionary planners and ordinary citizens” in Levittown, NY, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, Riverside, IL, Salt Lake City, and Seaside and St. Augustine, FL.



  • Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie (and the always excellent Olivia Coleman) team up to bring John Le Carre’s novel The Night Manager to life in a six-part mini-series on AMC.
  • FOX has a nice little line-up also featuring a double-header of New Girl in some classic slapstick situations an The Grinder with its lead continuing to figure out who he is in real life.
  • Book clubs and gay coffeehouses are at the center of ABC’s The Real O’Neals tonight.
  • A&E’s Storage Wars has a Barry-centric special before a new episode.

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