Tuesday TV: The Word from Death Row

last defenseTrue crime has been getting better and better, largely on streaming sites. But recent weeks have seen the premiere of “The Wrong Man” on Showtime and now “The Last Defense” (ABC, 10 p.m.) on broadcast TV. It follows the cases of death row prisoners who claim innocence. The series concentrates on Darlie Routier, charged with stabbing her sons in 1997, and Julius Jones, a college student sentenced for a carjacking murder in 2001. It’s from “How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon.

Two episodes start the second season for the likable workplace series “The Bold Type” (Freeform, 8 and 9 p.m.), where Jane is publishing her first big piece, but there is fallout.

It’s the season finale for the mind-blowing “Legion” (FX, 10 p.m.). A third season has been ordered.

Depictions of nature are the subject of a new “Civilizations” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Auditions continue on “America’s Got Talent” (ABC, 8 p.m.), and there’s a qualifying round on “World of Dance” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Liza and Kelsey try to find a business partner for Millennial on “Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

“American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) replays its report on the 1967 summer of love.

Surf navigates prison politics on “Animal Kingdom” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

On “Humans” (AMC, 10 p.m.), Joe uncovers Karen’s secret.

Michael Bolton stops by on “Beat Shazam” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Can’t imagine a creepier chaperone at a dance than Todd Chrisley on “Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10 p.m.).

PJ’s unit attacks an enemy-held city in Syria on “Hunting ISIS” (History, 10 p.m.).

“Expedition Unknown” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) looks for Nazis in Argentina.

“Our Wild Life” (TLC, 10:09 p.m.)  experiences empty nest syndrome.

Artists on “Face Off” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) create monsters inspired by real-life day jobs.

A winter storm threatens on “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

“The Profit” (CNBC, 10 p.m.) returns for its sixth season.

Musicals of the 1940s are on Turner Classic Movies all day with “Best Foot Forward” (6 a.m.), “Words and Music” (8 a.m.), “For Me and My Gal” (10:30 a.m.), “The Harvey Girls” (12:30 p.m.), “The Pirate” (2:30 p.m.), “The Pirate” (2:30 p.m.), “Easter Parade” (4:15 p.m.), “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (6 p.m.), “On the Town” (8 p.m.), “Cabin in the Sky” (10 p.m.), “Strike Up the Band” (midnight), “Meet Me in St. Louis” (2:15 a.m.) and “Good News” (4:15 a.m.).

Monday Night Football has Mets at Atlanta (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.).

Soccer includes Lithuania at Poland (beIN Sports, noon) in a men’s international friendly and China at U.S. (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) in a women’s international friendly.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jeremy Renner, Sophia Bush, Lance Ulanoff. The View: Letitia Conliffe. The Talk: Jack Osbourne, Kevin Frazier, Charlamagne. Harry Connick: Carla Hall, Christine Evangelista (rerun). Steve Harvey: Danica McKellar, Diann Valentine, Kimberly Caldwell-Harvey, Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry. Wendy Williams: Padma Lakshmi, Chassie Post (rerun). The Real: Rick Fox (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Ed Helms, Michael K. Williams, Tom Papa. Jimmy Kimmel: Kevin Costner, Katherine Langford, Weezer. Jimmy Fallon: Jeremy Renner, Derek Hough, Joanne Rogers, Christine and the Queens with Dam-Funk. Seth Meyers: Julianna Margulies, Annabelle Wallis, Tom King, Brian Frasier-Moore. James Corden: Sean :D iddy” Combs, Ashton Kutcher, BTS. Carson Daly: Eric Bana, Matoma, Keiynan Lonsdale (rerun). Trevor Noah: Eric Garrett. Jordan Klepper: Bomani Jones. Conan O’Brien: Kevin Realon, Yvonne Strahovski, Allen Strickland Williams.


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