Monday TV: Three Films on Ebola Outbreak

ebola-4Before the outbreaks of Zika and, say, Trump, there was Ebola, and the epidemic largely in West Africa held the world in fear for a time. Three documentary shorts look into different aspects of the outbreak. “Ebola: The Doctors’ Story” (HBO, 9 p.m.) follows a British ER doctor at a Doctors Without Borders site in Sierra Leone in the fall of 2014. The Oscar-nominated “Body Team 12” (HBO, 9:45 p.m.) is about a Liberian worker for Red Cross who had to deal with dead bodies. Finally, “Orphans of Ebola” (HBO, 10 p.m.) looks at the prospects of a 12 year old boy from Sierra Leone who has to forge his way ahead after losing eight members of his family to the outbreak.

If Ben Higgins isn’t the worst candidate on “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.), he’s been the most clueless. Besides not being able to hold a conversation with most of the women, he’s made the mistake of saying he loved someone (which I thought was against the rules; he’s not supposed to tip his hand). They probably let it go since he told both the finalists, Lauren and Jo Jo, the same declaration — getting him into a deadly fix for tonight’s finale. He’ll have to explain in “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (ABC, 10 p.m.) and we’ll be rid of him for good.

Patti LaBelle, Eric Holder, Lee Daniels L.A. Reid and Melody Hobson are among those feted in the annual “BET Honors” (BET, 9 p.m.), hosted by Arsenio Hall. The event taped earlier this month at the Warner Theater in Washington, features performances by Usher, Fantasia, Babyface, Eddie Levert and Toni Braxton.

Patti LaBelle also appears as one of the pro coaches on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) as the battle rounds begin. Others enlisted include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tori Kelly, Usher and Gwen Stefani.

“Supergirl” (CBS, 8 p.m.) just isn’t the same after being exposed to red kryptonite.

The conclusion of the British adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) follows a replay of part one at 7 p.m.

Here’s yet another pair of Democratic Town Halls (MSNBC, 6 p.m.), from adjoining states with Bernie Sanders in Columbus with Chuck Todd and Hillary Clinton in Springfield, Ill., with Chris Matthews.

Jimmy is itchy for job growth on the latest “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) examines Trump supporters.

Norman and his mother are starting to get on each other’s nerves on “Bates Motel” (A&E, 9 p.m.).

A number of cases are resolved in the fourth season finale of “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

Rebecca’s family throws an uncomfortable party on “Recovery Road” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

The Los Angeles blood supply is hacked on a new “Scorpion” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Quentin, Alice, Eliot and Penny travel to England on a new episode of “The Magicians” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

Make it a devil of a night by watching both “Lucifer” (Fox, 9 p.m.) and “Damien” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

One of the kid cast members of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” helps celebrate the 45th anniversary of the film on “Cake Wars” (Food, 9 p.m.).

The 18-title, month-long Monday night spotlight on films about art and artists continues on Turner Classic Movies with “Lust for Life” (8 p.m.), “El Greco” (10:15 p.m.), “Rembrandt” (midnight) and “Andri Rublev” (1:30 a.m.).

There’s a one day lull before men’s March Madness begins but women’s basketball has their own NCAA tournament selection show (ESPN, 7 p.m.). There is plenty of analysis of the men’s tournament, though, on the “ESPN Tournament Challenge Special” (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).

NBA action includes Detroit at Washington (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Cleveland at Utah (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Los Angeles at Chicago (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Spring baseball includes Minnesota vs. St. Louis (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Colorado vs. Seattle (MLB, 4 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Shailene Woodley, William H. Macy, Jordan Spieth. The View: Melissa Harris-Perry, Stacy London. The Talk: Gary Sinise, Aja Naomi King. Ellen DeGeneres: Kirsten Dunst, Melissa Rauch. Wendy Williams: Noah Levy. The Real: Sterling K. Brown. Meredith Vieira: Lori Loughlin, Faith Evans.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Jordan Spieth, New Order. Jimmy Kimmel: Ben Higgins, Sia. Jimmy Fallon: Shailene Woodley, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Aurora. Seth Meyers: Lupita Nyongo, Hayes MacArthur, Chris Janson, Matt Cameron. James Corden: Amanda Peet, Gary Sinise, Max Greenfield, Panic at the Disco. Carson Daly: Shaun White, Colin Gibson (Rerun). Tavis Smiley: Kiefer Sutherland. Trevor Noah: Melissa Harris-Perry. Larry Wilmore: Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

 

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