Tuesday TV: Crisis in Affordable Housing


Just one in four households eligible for Section 8 housing assistance is getting it and more working Americans are struggling to make rent than at any time since the Great Depression, a new report says on  “Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings). And corruption is part of the reason that affordable housing projects are costing more and producing fewer units, the nine month investigation finds.

NPR reporter Laura Sullivan visits families struggling for affordable housing in Dallas and Miami and finds that some of the tax credits meant to build more units have been funneled to mansions in Costa Rica. Discrimination also plays a large role in the search for housing, says the report titled “Poverty, Politics and Profit.”

On late night, rather than calling in the FCC, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) brings in his former colleagues on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — none of whom are still on it — including Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry. What, no Steve Carrell?

Former “Saturday Night Live” stars also get a bit of a reunion on a new episode of “Great News” (NBC, 9 p.m.), which is co-produced by Tina Fey, when Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch star as a pair of Hoda and Kathie Lee morning lushes. Then Dratch provides the voice of the weird creature on “Imaginary Mary” (ABC, 9:30 p..).

Yet another “SNL” mainstay stars in his own stand-up comedy special “Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery” (Netflix, streaming).

And here’s one more: Andy Samberg in a double episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Too soon? Irish immigrants flood the “Victoria Slum House” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Einstein graduates from college but can’t find a job on “Genius” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.). Come on, he’s Einstein.

On “The Americans” (FX, 10 p.m.), Paige’s snooping is driving her parents nuts.

Eddie graduates middle school on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 9 p.m).

The brothers hit a snag leaving Yemen on “Prison Break” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Eliza Dushku begins a stint on “Bull” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Chopped!” (Food, 10 p.m.), chefs cook with their moms for Mother’s Day.

Delilah’s impending wedding lands her in the hospital on “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

The Top 10 are reduced to a single digit on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Paige wants to prove herself on “Famous in Love” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

A.D. makes Ali remember a forgotten trauma on “Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

Killer Frost returns on “The Flash” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Axl misses a crucial final on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

On “American Housewife” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), Katie and Greg have a night on the town.

“Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” (Travel, 9 p.m.) visits Dallas and, at 9:30, Shanghai.

Bad stuff happens on “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

On “Little Women: LA” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.), Terra might have breast cancer.

An enemy looms on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

There’s a mass shooting on “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “iZombie” (The CW, 9 p.m.), Liv becomes a narcissist.

Alex gets brain surgery on “7 Little Johnstons” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

An off duty incident unravels on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

The dark web is considered on “Problematic with Moshe Kasher” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.).

Aja Brown is guest on “Truth & Iliza” (Freeform, 10 p.m.).

The month-long Tuesday night 56-film salute to Clark Gable on Turner Classic Movies continues with “Possessed” (8 p.m.), “Strange Cargo” (9:30 p.m.), “Dance, Fools, Dance” (11:30 p.m.), “Dancing Lady” (1 a.m.), “Chained” (2:45 a.m.), “Laughing Sinners” (4:15 a.m.) and “Forsaking All Others” (5:45 a.m.).

NBA Playoffs have Houston at San Antonio (TNT, 8 p.m.).

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’s Ottawa at Rangers (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Baseball has Texas at San Diego (MLB, 3:30 p.m.) and Yankees at Cincinnati (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly and Ryan: Kevin Bacon. The View: Condoleezza Rice, Ashley Graham. The Talk: Gabourey Sidibe, Nischelle Turner. Harry Connick: Jordan Brewster, Prentice Penny, Gabi Fresh. Ellen DeGeneres: Nicole Kidman, Giada De Laurentiis. Wendy Williams: Bow Wow, Sara Skirboll. The Real: Bellamy Youg, Kelly Osbourne.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry. Jimmy Kimmel: Danny McBride, Priyanka Chopra, Royal Blood. Jimmy Fallon: Aziz Ansari, Katherine Waterston, Blondie. Seth Meyers: Danny DeVito, Kathryn Hahn, Cecile Richards, Thaddeus Dixon. James Corden: Eva Longoria, Sam Richardson. Carson Daly: Morena Saccharin, Agnes Obel, Logan Browning. Trevor Noah: Djimon Hounsou. Conan O’Brien: Thomas Middleditch, Eric Christian Olsen, LP.


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