TV highlights: A live special from outer space and ‘Vice’ Season 2


HANNIBAL: Before his trial begins, Will (Hugh Dancy) seeks legal guidance from Hannibal Lecter. (Brooke Palmer/NBC)
March 13

Hosted by Soledad O’Brien (from the ground), “Live From Space” (National Geographic at 8 p.m.) is a live from orbit, guided tour of the international space station from its astronaut occupants.

Ben takes over the law firm on “Rake” (Fox at 8) and in turn hires Keegan who, although woefully unprepared, wins his first case only to experience a new competitive side of the law.

Nick and Hank involve themselves in an ancient battle on “Grimm” (NBC at 9) and they’re forced to look for the Wesen Council for help, which gives Monroe and Rosalee an opportunity to share a vital history lesson.

“Shark Tank” (ABC at 9) features pitches from youths whose ideas include paint-on bandages, a way to make drinking water more “exciting” and a new kind of spicy raw honey.

Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood perform an outrageous, live two-man comedy show on “Colin & Brad: Two Man Group” (CW at 9).

When Hope’s goldfish dies on “Raising Hope” (Fox at 9:30), Jimmy and Sabrina expect the worst. But they really start to worry when Hope shows no emotion at all.

On “Hannibal” (NBC at 10), Will finds himself seeking guidance from Dr. Lecter himself before Will’s trial begins, while Jack is pulled in conflicting directions and a bailiff is killed in what appears to be a slaying copied from the crimes Will is accused of committing.

Don searches for emeralds in Brazil on “Game of Stones” (Discovery at 10).

RETURNING SHOW: The popular docu-series “Vice” (HBO at 11) earned itself a second season for showing off its own brand of globetrotting gonzo-journalism while recording and sharing stories typically uncharted by the mainstream media.

Actor James Franco and television personality Andy Cohen stop by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Jake Bugg.

Political pundit Bill O’Reilly and comedian Nick Griffin are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a performance from the Dough Rollers.

Three musical worlds collide on “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” (ABC at 11:35) last day at SXSW when he hosts Willie Nelson, Lil Wayne and Los Lonely Boys.

— Rachel Lubitz

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