What to watch on Monday, April 14...
SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm & 8:30, Syfy
Metal Hurlant Chronicles
The French sci-fi comic series released in the U.S. as Heavy Metal comes to life in this English-language Franco-Belgian anthology. It kicks off with warriors vying for the throne of a robot-archical society in “King’s Crown,” and a young boy anointed as the savior of humanity in “The Endomorphe.”
NEW TIME PERIOD, 8pm, CBS
2 Broke Girls
Wishy-washy bride-to-be Lindsay Lohan vexes Max and Caroline in “And the Wedding Cake Cake Cake.” Geez, as if their new role leading off a primetime comedy bloc wasn’t stressful enough.
What’s cooler than being cool? Being cryogenically frozen! At least, that’s how someone apparently felt about the woman whose body is found in a swamp in “The Cold in the Case.” While the team investigates a cryopreservation facility, Cam hopes her first impression on Arastoo’s father and mother (Shohreh Aghdashloo) doesn’t leave them cold.
8pm, The CW
Roman and Emery quarrel over Castor’s trustworthiness, leading Roman to press his uncle for details about their spaceship crash. Elsewhere in “Some Consequences Yet Hanging in the Stars,” Taylor throws a party in hopes of cozying up to Drake, Grayson tries to regain his memory of the night he blacked out, and Teri puts herself in a dangerous situation.
Friends With Better Lives
The sitcom settles into its regular time slot with “Window Pain,” in which Kate tries to help a hapless Will court the ladies. (Pro tip for Will: “I tell people on the internet what’s on TV everyday” is not an effective pick-up line. Um, or so I’ve heard.) Meanwhile, Andi’s senses go haywire thanks to her pregnancy hormones.
SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9pm, Syfy
Claudia squares off with Paracelsus as “Endless Terror” kicks off the final season, but he manages to pull the ol’ “leap back in time to the ninth century” trick to get away. And when Claudia, Steve, and Artie return to the Warehouse, they discover their alchemist archenemy has warped it into something weird and terrible.
In “The Reaping,” Ryan heads to the Korban compound hoping to nab Joe, probably by attaching string to a dummy labeled “Murder Me” and tugging it gradually down the street, thus luring Joe straight beneath a falling net.
The normally chaste and tranquil world of the Ewings is thrown asunder when Pamela learns that John Ross and Emma have been knocking boots. Elsewhere in “Where There’s Smoke,” Bo’s bold measures affect Christopher and Heather, and Nicolas and Elena’s plans are disrupted by Drew’s arrival in Big D.
9pm, The CW
The Tomorrow People
Stephen’s scheming may have brokered a truce between the Tomorrovians and Ultra, but that doesn’t stop a skeptical Cara from dispatching Russell to parley with the Founder. Meanwhile in “Modus Vivendi,” Jedikiah is on the lam and determined to keep Ultra from unearthing his secret, and Hillary aids Stephen’s latest attempt to reach his father.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 9:30pm, CBS
Christy and Bonnie assist when Violet goes through labor in “Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession.” Meanwhile, Christy begins to believe that Bonnie may still carry a torch for Alan.
Cyril takes the reins of San Marcos as the nation’s new presidente in “Archer Vice: Filibuster,” with man of the people Archer at the head of the resistance movement. In other baffling ascensions to power, Cherlene becomes the country music world’s leading lady.
Norman wonders if his mother’s faith in him is waning in “Presumed Innocent.” Meanwhile, new evidence in Miss Watson’s murder comes to light, and Zane turns the screws on Dylan.
“The Trials of Muhammad Ali” chronicles the boxing champion’s activism and advocacy in the mid-1960s, including his decision to join the Nation of Islam, his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, and his protests against racial injustice. The film includes archival footage and interviews with Ali’s brother Rahman and ex-wife Khalilah Camacho-Ali, New York Times reporter Robert Lipsyte, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
10:30pm, Cartoon Network
Rick and Morty
Beth and Jerry head out for vacation in “Ricksy Business.” In accordance with TV Rule #979, Rick and Summer take advantage of the parent-free house to host a rager.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30pm, TBS
Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show
Host Bam Margera puts contestants through a ringer of zany stunts, with a $10,000 prize on the line. “Hogtied Splashdown” kicks off the antics with a roller-derby pro and a physics teacher donning makeshift skis and getting fired out of a cannon, presumably not at the same time.
– Mindy Kaling, Colin Hanks, and MGMT on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Amy Schumer on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Dominic Monaghan and Brooklyn Decker on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?