What To Watch: 03/18/2019

Marcia Clark, D.L. Hughley, Black Lighting, and ruling Vanderpumps — just a casual Monday at Screen Scholars.

The Fix [ABC, 10p]
Perhaps we need a reminder, post-American Crime Story, that Marcia Clark did much more than O.J. and this series, co-produced by uber-prosecutor Clark herself and from her files could be that — although it does just happen to open on a famous person accused of murdering his wife.

Black Lightning [The CW,9p]
Lynn finally goes head to head with Dr. Jace once and for all. Meanwhile, Tobias makes a move to cripple Freeland and kill Black Lightning.

Vanderpump Rules [Bravo, 9p]
“Still grieving over her father, Lala breaks down and lashes out at James, Raquel, and Billie Lee in front of customers at SUR.” So, I realize Bravo manufactures all of its drama, but I really feel this: sometimes you get pushed and pushed and pushed (by your customers, your managers, your bosses, your co-workers) and you lash out, unprofessionally, in front of everyone. It’s bad! You can get fired for it! And it’s really hard to keep it together when some moron says, “I don’t know, I think Trump’s doing a good job with all the problems thrown at him,” or your grandma died and you miss her. People only go to SUR in hopes of drama anyway, so I hope this all ties up neatly, and with the Bravo audience gaining a little empathy for the underpaid servers in their lives.



  • D.L. Hughley has been one of the funniest voices on Earth for decades now, most recently as a team captain on Netflix’s world problem solving The Fix (not to be confused with the law drama above — although TV Guide did #HumanContentEditorsUnderrated). TV One has given him his own talk show, debuting tonight, predictably called The D.L. Hughley Show.
  • What was Theranos? That it’s the subject of the latest Alex Gibney documentary should be the first clue the late healthcare start-up did not wind up doing any greater good for humanity. HBO debuts The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley tonight.
  • Spring Baking Championship gets its fourth host in five seasons, and it’s a somewhat surprising one in What Not To Wear‘s Clinton Kelly, but he’s got the charisma, so, sure, why not?! It’s on Food Network.
  • Atmospheric documentary 306 Hollywood earned critical accolades galore when it debuted at Sundance, and beyond. PBS’ long-running POV airs it tonight.

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