TV highlights: ‘Deadliest Catch: The Bait,’ ‘The Voice,’ ‘The Central Park 5’

April 15, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

RETURNING SHOW: The fishermen rev up for another season on “Deadliest Catch: The Bait” (Discovery at 8 p.m.), as they discuss the upcoming adventures in a one-hour special. And on the Season 9 premiere (at 9), the captains all try to make comebacks, setting off again searching for king and opilio crab.

The latest “In Performance at the White House” (WETA at 8) — filmed last week — features Memphis soul music from the 1960s. The musical guests include Steve Cropper, William Bell, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Justin Timberlake, Mavis Staples and the Alabama Shakes.

Battle rounds continue on “The Voice” (NBC at 8) as the contestants get some extra help from advisers Joel Madden, Sheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams and Hillary Scott.

PBS airs the television debut of Ken Burns’s latest documentary, “The Central Park Five” (WETA and MPT at 9), the story of a group of black and Latino teens wrongly convicted of attacking and raping a woman jogging through Central Park in 1989; they were exonerated years later when the actual attacker confessed. In The Post’s review of the documentary when it was in theaters last winter, Michael O’Sullivan wrote: “With a tone of measured outrage, the film powerfully argues that racism explains everything.”

RETURNING SHOW: “Real Housewives of Atlanta” breakout star Kim Zolciak continues a second season of her spinoff, “Don’t Be Tardy. . .” (Bravo at 9), as she adjusts to life with her husband, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, and her fourth child, Kash Kade.


PBS airs the television debut of Ken Burns’s latest documentary, “The Central Park Five,” the story of a group of black and Latino teens wrongly convicted of attacking and raping a woman jogging through Central Park in 1989. Kharey Wise, above, was one of the five accused. (New York Daily News Archive/New York Daily News via Getty Images)

SERIES PREMIERE: How surprised would you be to discover that Ashton Kutcher is the producer behind yet another prank show? On “Who Gets the Last Laugh?” (TBS at 10), actor Donald Faison hosts as comedians and actors try to see who can score the most outrageous practical joke via hidden camera. First up: Bill Bellamy, Jeff Dye, Kunal Nayyar.

RETURNING SHOW: Jenna and the gang are back for Season 3 of the high school comedy “Awkward” (MTV at 10). Jenna faces an important question because she’s finally in a relationship with her longtime crush: Is this really what she wants?

The team suspects that Natasha, a criminal informant in another case, could be involved in the killing of a priest on “Golden Boy” (CBS at 10); meanwhile, Agnes tries to find out what happened after her mother disappeared.

Emily Yahr

Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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