At Christie Caper, ‘Abbott’ Excursion Finale, ‘This Is Us’ Hits 100, New Boss On ‘FBI: Most Wanted’

Hugh Laurie directs, writes and makes a memorable appearance in a three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie mystery caper Why didn’t they ask Evans? ABC Abbott Elementary School ends its triumphant first season with the teachers taking the kids on an eventful excursion to the zoo. The 100th episode of It’s us focuses on Kate and Toby’s relationship during and after their painful divorce proceedings. Dylan McDermott joins FBI: Most Wanted as new boss Remy Scott.

Why didn’t they ask Evans?

Agatha Christie The must-have detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple are nowhere to be found in this three-part play on Christie’s 1934 novel, adapted by writer/director Hugh Laurie with playful panache. dopesick Will Poulter stars as the aimless son of a village vicar, Bobby Jones, a war veteran who puts himself in danger after discovering a man who has just fallen off a cliff, uttering his last words “Why n didn’t they ask Evans?” With this question and a mysterious photo among his few clues, Bobby piques the interest of irreverent socialite Lady Frances (Lucy Boynton), and they set off as an amateur sleuth to get to the root of this tangled puzzle. The trail leads to a spooky sanatorium whose sinister manager is played by Laurie, one of several notable cameos (Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent appear briefly as Lady Frances’ absent-minded parents).

Janelle James as Ava

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Abbott Elementary School

Passing with flying colors and an early Season 2 renewal, this terrific workplace sitcom wraps up its mid-season run with teachers at the Philadelphia Zoo escorting their students on a field trip. Naturally, Principal Ava (Janelle James), who’s skipped the paperwork for school district approval, sees the outing as an opportunity to attract single dads, for example her animal print suit. (“Meow, y’all.”) But for serious Janine (Quinta Brunson) and seasoned teacher Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph), the day brings existential challenges questioning their future at Abbott. Never fear, they’re too good to let go, and we hope they’ll teach for years to come.

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This Is Us Season 6 Chris Sullivan and Chrissy Metz

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It’s us

The emotional family drama reaches a major milestone – its 100th episode – with one of its most expansive stories, bridging the years as we watch the dissolution of the troubled marriage of Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan ), and the painful but ultimately affirmative consequences of divorce. . Framed by Kate’s second marriage to Philip (a charming Chris Geere), this episode serves as a reminder that some endings are true beginnings. Which won’t make ending this series next month any easier for fans to process.

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Dylan McDermott as Remy Scott in FBI Most Wanted

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FBI: Most Wanted

Described as “charming but fearsome”, Dylan McDermott pivots from his villainous role on Law and order: organized crime to play Supervisory Special Agent Remy Scott, heroic leader of the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force. He takes the place of the late Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon), lamented, and while the team measures him up, and vice versa, there is still work to be done, including the investigation of a series of romance-related murders. prohibited from a teenager. daughter and an older boyfriend.

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Inside Tuesday TV:

  • Find your roots (8/7c, PBS, see local listings at pbs.org): The two Emmy winners for HBO watchmenRegina King and executive producer Damon Lindelof learn their family histories, discovering that they have more in common than they imagined.
  • CMT Campfire Sessions: Little Big Town (8/7c, CMT): Inspired by the digital series, this special invites the acclaimed country music quartet into an intimate fireside setting where they cut down on hits, share new music and swap stories with friends.
  • Rise of the Nazis: Warring Dictators (9/8c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): The second round of this gripping BBC docuseries (airing weekly until April 26) delves into of Hitler conflict with the equally ruthless Russian dictator Joseph Stalin. The Nazi leader’s misguided sneak attack on the Soviet Union will have devastating consequences for the German regime.
  • blackish (9:30/8:30c, ABC): In the penultimate episode of the groundbreaking comedy, the generations bond when Pops (Laurence Fishburne), Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Junior (Marcus Scribner) embark on a “man’s journey. Back home, twins Diane (Marsai Martin) and Jack (Miles Brown) ponder their future with college in mind.
  • The thing about Pam (10/9c, NBC): The true crime saga ends with suspected killer Pam Hupp (Renée Zellweger) going to great lengths to extricate herself from her web of lies. This calls for the biggest Big Gulp of all time.

Denise W. Whigham