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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: April 2

Your select viewing guide for Monday, April 2

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DRAMA Bones Fox, Global, 8 p.m. ET/PT Relocated to a new night, this low-key crime procedural is back with a typically grisly episode after a nearly three-month break due to Emily Deschanel's pregnancy. The remains of an escaped convict are found in a neighbourhood sewer, but a forensic examination reveals that the victim died while still incarcerated. FBI guy Brennan (David Boreanaz) works the case, but insists his forensic partner Booth (Deschanel) sit out the investigation – since she's on the verge of giving birth to their child and all. The eventual arrival of their bundle of joy happens in the most unexpected manner imaginable.

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REALITY Antiques Roadshow PBS, 8 p.m. ET/PT Welcome back to the longest-running reality show on television. The PBS version is based on a popular BBC series that began in 1979 and still runs to this day. Tonight's new episode takes the Roadshow team to El Paso, Tex., where they're presented with a wide range of objets d'art. Among other items, the expert appraisers consider a collection of Andy Warhol soup-can paintings and a collection of first-edition books signed by author Cormac McCarthy. The highlight is a genuine 1570 Oushak rug that was originally purchased by the owner's uncle for $350 and is now estimated to be worth more than $30,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

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DRAMA House Fox, Global, 9 p.m. ET/PT Finally back with new episodes, this beloved medical drama is grinding through its eighth and final season, with new shows airing every Monday until the series finale on May 21. In tonight's outing, the cantankerous Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) and his diagnostic team treat a critically ill U.S. army veteran charged with treason for leaking classified information. The patient, however, refuses treatment until military brass reveal the truth about what really happened to his father. And while that plotline unfolds, young Dr. Adams (Odette Annable) channels her suspicions about House's flagging physical condition into arranging a full-blown intervention.

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PROFILE American Masters PBS, 9 p.m. ET/PT For many people, the American south is still personified by the novels of Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee. The authors of Gone with the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird, respectively, are profiled separately in tonight's edition of this revered PBS series. The first hour examines Mitchell's privileged childhood in Atlanta and her years spent as a newspaper journalist before writing Gone with the Wind. As confirmed here, Mitchell firmly distanced herself from the classic 1939 movie based on her book. The Lee profile focuses largely on her decidedly less glamorous upbringing in rural Alabama, which later served as her autobiographical guideline for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Mockingbird. And, unlike Mitchell, she was only too happy to participate in the acclaimed film version.

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MOVIE The Last Temptation of Christ Vision, 11 p.m. ET; 8 p.m. PT Directed by Martin Scorsese, this movie profile of Jesus Christ stirred up considerable controversy back in 1988. Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, the film cast Willem Dafoe in the role of Jesus, with Scorsese furthering the central assumption that the son of God was a mere mortal and therefore not immune to the human frailties of fear, doubt, depression and, of course, lust. What really had the devout marching in front of theatres was the fantasized sex scene between Jesus and Mary Magdalene (Barbara Hershey). Watch for pop star David Bowie in a brief screen turn as Pontius Pilate.

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