How many times will Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman) break our heart? The huckster with a heart of gold returns tonight as AMC's Better Call Saul kicks off its sixth season with two episodes back-to-back. The Breaking Bad prequel’s final season will air in two parts this spring and summer.
Also today: Adam McKay’s The Invisible Pilot brings the story of Gary Betzner to a dramatic close, My Brilliant Friend wraps its third season, American Idol reveals its Top 14, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:
Better Call Saul: Season 6 premiere. Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) completes his transformation into Saul Goodman in the acclaimed drama’s final season. Two episodes air tonight. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on AMC
The Invisible Pilot: Docuseries finale. HBO’s three-part docuseries about the mysterious 1977 disappearance of pilot Gary Betzner wraps with an episode that connects the case to Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar, Congress, and the Nicaraguan contras. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
My Brilliant Friend: Season 3 finale. Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) receives positive feedback on her latest manuscript from Mariarosa (Giulia Mazzarino), Adele (Daria Deflorian), and Nino (Francesco Serpico), who cannot believe Pietro (Matteo Cecchi) doesn’t read his own wife’s work. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
American Idol: New episode. After a night of live performances, America’s votes will determine which Idol hopefuls will advance to the Top 14. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
American Song Contest: New episode. The live qualifiers conclude as the final eleven artists representing their state or territory perform original songs in hopes of earning viewers’ votes. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
9-1-1: New episode. The 118 races into action when a woman falls off her penthouse balcony. Plus, Athena (Angela Bassett) investigates a bike rider who is impaled by a stop sign, Eddie (Ryan Guzman) begins therapy for his PTSD and survivor’s guilt, and Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) fears the worst when her daughter falls ill. Followed by a new episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
All American: New episode. As Spencer (Daniel Ezra) explores the world of NIL, Jordan’s (Michael Evans Behling) new team friendships are made more complicated. Followed by a new episode of All American: Homecoming. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
NCIS: New episode. When an infamous arms dealer (Joseph Melendez) is released from prison and bodies start piling up, Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) is forced to face the repercussions of his actions during an undercover operation he worked on years ago. Followed by a new episode of NCIS: Hawai’i. 9:00 PM ET on CBS
Celebrity IOU: Season 3 premiere. The feel-good home renovation show kicks off a new season with an episode that sees Tiffany Haddish return the love to her best friend. Afterwards, Zooey Deschanel joins Jonathan and Drew Scott to surprise her friend with a life-changing renovation. 9:00 PM ET on HGTV
Better Things: New episode. Sam (Pamela Adlon) and her family take a trip to England in hopes of completing the circle. 10:00 PM ET on FX
NBA Playoffs: Round 1 continues with three Game 2 matchups:
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TOPICS: Better Call Saul, American Idol, American Song Contest , The Invisible Pilot, My Brilliant Friend, Bob Odenkirk