Deadly Journeys of the Apostles
A four-part special airing in its entirety tonight scours scripture, myth, legend and folklore to fill in the missing years following the crucifixion of Jesus, when his apostles supposedly were spreading his message around the world. Part one, "Travelers to the East," concentrates on what is known about Bartholomew, Matthias and Thomas, who embarked on missions to the east. Parts two through four follow immediately.
Age of Tomorrow
It doesn't take a cynic to think something is up when an off-the-radar low-budget production like this one suddenly gets released directly to home video just days after Tom Cruise's higher-profile "Edge of Tomorrow" hits theaters, even though the premise of one has virtually nothing to do with the other. Strictly for the record, this forgettable thriller involves a beacon in the Pyramid of the Sun that triggers an alien blitzkrieg. Kelly Hu and Robert Picardo star.
NCIS: New Orleans
The murder of a retired Navy SEAL at Christmas time yields some startling clues in "Stolen Valor." The victim sought impersonators of military officers, and Pride (Scott Bakula) and his cohorts find one presumed fake with the jacket of an officer thought to have died in Afghanistan. Brody (Zoe McLellan) tries to figure out why LaSalle (Lucas Black) isn't as excited about the holidays as expected. CCH Pounder also stars.
Determined that nothing will stop him from playing in Luke's (Cameron Boyce) basketball game, an eager Ravi (Karan Brar) enlists L.A Clipper Chris Paul to coach him after running into the hoops star. Elsewhere, Jessie (Debby Ryan) is having much less fun: She's being forced to partner with a former rival on a class assignment in the new episode "Basket Case." Kevin Chamberlin also stars.
The slaying of a fortune teller in the Chinatown section of Portland leads to many secrets being revealed in "Ancient, Chinese, Secret." First, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and his peers discover that a laundry service cloaks another type of business -- a decidedly illegal one. The detectives get their fortunes told in the course of the probe, and some of the information proves unsettling. Dennis Haysbert and Genevieve Angelson also star.
When Grace (Bailee Madison) goes missing, Sam (James Denton) tells Cassie (Catherine Bell) that his unruly son, Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), probably is responsible. After Grace returns to Gray House, meddling cousin Abigail stirs up trouble by convincing the teenager to lie about her whereabouts to escape punishment in the new episode "The Truth About Lies." Catherine Disher, Anthony Lemke and Kylee Evans also star.
Into the Storm
Thanks to some genuinely impressive "weather porn" special effects, this 2014 action thriller recouped its production budget three times over, despite a nearly unaminously negative storm front from critics. Richard Armitage (the "Hobbit" movies), Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") and Matt Walsh (HBO's "Veep") are among the recognizable actors in this story that involves a massive tornado and ... you know what, just enjoy the dramatic clouds.
No good deed goes unpunished, as Lauren Malone (Taylor Cole) learns in this twisty 2014 thriller. A kind soul who once donated bone marrow to a stranger (Brett Rickaby), Lauren is stunned when police arrest her one night for murder. Her blood, after all, was found at the crime scene. Sadly, the guy she helped with her medical donation is a serial-killing nut-job who now is an exact match for Lauren's DNA. She turns to her ex-con dad (Jeff Kober) for help in clearing her name. Billy Miller also stars.
Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
From the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Nick Jonas hosts this year's ceremonies honoring kid-selected favorites from music, film, television and sports. Also: stars getting slimed! Among the field of nominees, the following films are up for Favorite Movie: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1," "Maleficent," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
Austin City Limits
An episode from 2013 offers a lively program of alternative pop with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, joined by the tUnE-yArDs. The first band highlights songs from their second album, "Here," including "Man on Fire," "Dear Believer," One Love to Another" and "All Wash Out"; tUnE-yArDs offers numbers from "Whokill," likewise their second release, including "My Country," "Gangsta" and "Wooly Wolly Gong."
In an Instant
The new episode "In an Instant: Bad Guys at the Good Guys" dramatizes a tense situation at a branch of the Good Guys electronics chain, where a group of armed bad guys walked in and held everyone hostage until their lengthy list of demands was met. Although the jittery young intruders kept firing their guns, store staff and shoppers somehow were able to keep their wits to avoid injury.
Usually, serial crimes have at least one linking thread ... but not so in the case of "If the Shoe Fits." The BAU's mission in Montana is complicated when the victims don't show any connecting factors, thwarting the agents' profiling efforts. JJ's (A.J. Cook) struggle to come to terms with her sister's death reunites her with her mother (guest star Candy Clark, "American Graffiti"). Joe Mantegna and Jennifer Love Hewitt also star.