Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, March 15. All times are Eastern.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (VH1, 8 p.m.): Tonight, RuPaul crowns a winner, baby, and either Shangela, Kennedy Davenport, Bebe Zahara Benet, or Trixie Mattel will win a coveted spot in the Drag Race Hall Of Fame. But the portrait that’s hung to the right of Alaska Thunderfuck’s will necessitate an asterisk, because its subject got there without having gone through the third season’s clear frontrunner and honorary winner, BenDeLaCreme. DeLa’s four-week top-two streak was impressive, but true reality-competition victory is measured in the impression you leave, and the terminally delightful queen left hers in a streak of correction fluid a few weeks ago, in a self-elimination of reputation preservation. No matter the outcome of the finale—which will see the return of the eliminated contestants, so hopefully we haven’t seen the last of the real champion yet—Oliver Sava’s already dubbed DeLa the winner, and that’s good enough for us.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, First Round (beginning at 12:15 p.m. on CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV): The beginning of a competition in which tucking balls is not a winning strategy.