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.

NAVANI’S PICK:
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.

JASON’S PICK:
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.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
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.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • 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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