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Jane The Virgin tries to cure broken hearts

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, April 20. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): The end of last week’s Jane The Virgin broke our hearts—and also reminded us why Golden Globe-winner Gina Rodriguez is a Golden Globe winner—and in “Chapter Nineteen,” Jane tries to repair her relationship with Rafael. Meanwhile, Xo and Rogelio are having relationship problems of their own, and Alba’s starting to remember the details of that time someone pushed her down the stairs.


Also noted

StarTalk (National Geographic, 11 p.m.): Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s long-running StarTalk podcast becomes a Nat Geo series tonight, and John Teti has a pre-air review of the first two episodes.

Scorpion (CBS, 9 p.m.): Season one of Scorpion quietly ends tonight with a literal cliffhanger: Walter’s car hangs on the edge of the cliff, and the team has to come together to save him.

Regular coverage

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Bates Motel (A&E, 9 p.m.)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.)

WWE Monday Night Raw (USA, 8 p.m.)

What else is on?

The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): The top ten artists perform, and all the other coaches try to get on Team Christina’s level.

The Following (Fox, 9 p.m.): Ryan Hardy finds himself in yet another game of cat-and-mouse as the new killer starts to stalk him. Ryan’s long-time frenemy Joe Carroll gets involved. Maybe it’s time for Ryan to retire again. He just can’t catch a break or the bad guys.

The Originals (The CW, 8 p.m.): Dahlia wants baby Hope, and she wants baby Hope now, so she gives Klaus and Hayley a hard deadline, and they each try to come up with implausible plans to defeat her. Rebekah and Elijah also receive an ultimatum from Freya. There are a lot of ultimatums to keep track of.


The Night Shift (NBC, 10 p.m.): Jordan and Krista improvise! No, not the fun kind of improvisation. They improvise emergency care for a motorcyclist on the side of a rural road, and it’s decidedly not funny. Meanwhile, Drew’s going viral! This time, it is the fun kind!

Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (Syfy, 4:30 p.m.): Look, we had to pick this movie for What’s On Tonight, because TV Guide describes it as a “slow-paced, atmospheric prequel” that follows two orphaned sisters who are lost in the woods of Canada, where they eventually encounter werewolves. Also, “Ginger Snaps Back” might be the best title we’ve ever heard. It’s a prequel to 2000’s Ginger Snaps and 2004’s Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed (What’s unleashed? Who knows!).


X-Men: Days Of Future Past (HBO, 8 p.m.): Wolverine goes back in time to save the future, and we could probably watch the Quicksilver slow-motion sequence on a loop for the rest of time:

MLB Baseball: Yankees at Tigers (ESPN, 7 p.m.): The New York Yankees face the Detroit Tigers, which turns out to be a very hard mascot to draw.


In case you missed it

Veep: Katie Kulzick gave last night’s episode of Veep an A, because last night’s episode of Veep was excellent! Read her review to find out why!