What’s Worth Watching: The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke, Deadliest Catch, The People vs. O.J. and more for Tuesday, March 29
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special (10/9c, CBS) With the delightfully versatile James Corden in the driver’s seat, the “Carpool Karaoke” segments from The Late Late Show have elevated this British host from relatively obscure cult status to a viral superstar. (The Adele experience has attracted almost 90 million views on YouTube.) To celebrate his first year in the job, CBS reprises many of his greatest hits, carpool and otherwise, in a prime-time special, with Jennifer Lopez coming along for the ride in a brand-new sing-along segment.
Deadliest Catch (9/8c, Discovery): A two-hour opener of the 12th season of this harrowing docu-reality series introduces a new generation of crab fisherman risking everything to make their haul on the Bering Sea. At 23, Sean Dwyer of the Brenna A is the youngest captain in the show’s history. And on the Cornelia Marie, Josh Harris prepares to take over after the death of the iconic Captain Phil.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (10/9c, FX): In the incendiary penultimate chapter of this gripping docudrama miniseries, inflammatory tapes involving Detective Mark Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale) become the latest battleground between the defense—Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) sees them as “a smoking gun for the United States”—and the prosecution, including an irate Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown’s finest hour), who sees them as an unnecessarily prejudicial distraction from the actual murder case. As Cochran threatens a race riot if the tapes don’t go public, fellow counsel Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) frets, “We’ve been hired to defend a client, not burn down a city.” This is blistering drama.
Inside Tuesday TV: That Flash (8/7c, The CW) really gets around. Having guested on Supergirl the night before, Barry (Grant Gustin) decides on a new strategy in his crusade against Zoom: traveling back in time to get his future nemesis Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) to increase his speed. Along the way, he runs into past foes and friends (including Rick Casnett as ill-fated Eddie). … Just named to next season’s judging panel for The Voice (8/7c, NBC), Miley Cyrus mentors the contestants for the critical “knockout” rounds. … Things get awkward for Jess (Zooey Deschanel) on Fox’s New Girl (8/7c) when she interviews for a job at a new school and discovers the principal (Lucy Punch) is dating her ex, Sam (David Walton). … PBS’s Frontline goes undercover to expose a repressive regime especially onerous to women in Saudi Arabia Unccovered (9/8c, check local listings at pbs.org).