Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Monday March 18


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

Shadowhunters

8 p.m. ET on FREEFORM

Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) turns to her brother Alec (Matthew Daddario) for help as she doggedly continues her crusade to uncover the truth about troubling rumors of gross misconduct in the Clave’s prison for downworlders in a new episode called “A Kiss From a Rose.” Elsewhere, Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) breaks down and asks the warlock Lorenzo (recurring guest star Javier Munoz) for a favor, while Jace (Dominic Sherwood) invites Clary (Katherine McNamara) on a special date.


2

9-1-1

9 p.m. ET on FOX

Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) tries to end her marriage once and for all, which causes Doug (guest star Brian Hallisay) to crowd into Chimney’s (Kenneth Choi) life even more as this action drama returns for its spring premiere with “New Beginnings.” Elsewhere, Bobby (Peter Krause) meets Athena’s (Angela Bassett) parents for the first time. On the job, a gas leak in a plastic surgeon’s office happens in mid-surgery, and a tanker transporting a tiger shark crashes on the freeway. Beverly Todd and Henry O. Sanders guest star.


3

Vanderpump Rules

9 p.m. ET on BRAVO

Driven in part by lingering grief over her late father, Lala suffers a breakdown that drives her to lash out at James, Raquel and Billie Lee in front of customers at SUR in the new episode “Trouble in Lala-land.” Meanwhile, Lisa, Sandoval and Schwartz obsessively are focused on making sure TomTom is ready for its grand opening, and Jax grows concerned about the snowballing expense of his imminent engagement party. James is stricken after being disinvited from Mexico.


4

Spring Baking ­Championship

9 p.m. ET on FOOD – Season Premiere

Host and lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly (“The Chew”) welcomes 10 talented bakers who must try to impress returning judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale with their baked treats as this hit culinary competition series returns for Season 5. In the season premiere, “Spring Has Sprung,” a pre-heat challenge tasks the bakers with creating animal-themed donuts. The main heat challenges the bakers to summon their inner artists and design watercolor cakes featuring iconic spring fruits and vegetables.


5

The Fix

10 p.m. ET on ABC – Series Premiere

As a courtroom prosecutor, Marcia Clark failed to win a guilty verdict with murder defendant O.J. Simpson, but she may get the last word, after a fashion, in this new legal drama, on which she’s a co-writer and executive producer. Robin Tunney (“The Mentalist”) stars as prosecutor Maya Travis, who goes into self-imposed seclusion after failing to make a murder case against a charismatic celebrity (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, “Lost”). Years later, though, Maya’s called back to work when the same star is similarly accused. Adam Rayner, Merrin Dungey, Marc Blucas, Breckin Meyer and Scott Cohen also star.

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