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Around the Remote: A new chapter for ‘Superman & Lois’

Tyler Hoechlin stars as Clark Kent and Superman in "Superman & Lois" on the CW.  (Nino Munoz/The CW)
Tyler Hoechlin stars as Clark Kent and Superman in "Superman & Lois" on the CW. (Nino Munoz/The CW)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Superman & Lois” – Behold yet another TV twist on the Man of Steel and the comic books’ most famous journalist. In the 90-minute opening episode, Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) move to idyllic Smallville with their twin teen sons, Jonathan and Jordan. There, they find themselves dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. It doesn’t help, of course, that a mysterious otherworldly stranger (Wolé Parks) is about to enter their lives. The premiere will be immediately followed by a new special, “Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope.” (8 p.m. Tuesday, the CW).

Other bets

SUNDAY: “The Vaccine: Conquering COVID” is a new special that takes a deep dive into the race for, and distribution of, a vaccine to put an end to the coronavirus crisis. Included: interviews with health care experts, scientists and early trial volunteers involved in the historic effort. (8 p.m., Discovery; Also streaming on Discovery+).

SUNDAY: “Allen v. Farrow” is a four-part documentary series that goes behind decades of sensational headlines to examine one of Hollywood’s most notorious scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then-7-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow. The series delves into their custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi, and the controversies that followed. (9 p.m., HBO).

MONDAY: Eleven highly creative contestants are ready to whip up all kinds of sweet treats in a new season of the “Spring Baking Championship.” The good news is that watching the show from your sofa does not lead to extra calories. (9 p.m., Food Network).

TUESDAY: Ready for a “Tool Time” reunion? In “Assembly Required,” Tim Allen and Richard Karn, who starred together in “Home Improvement,” welcome talented makers who compete to create mind-blowing builds. Among their crazy inventions: a combo ice melter/leaf blower and a barbecue bicycle. (10 p.m., History).

WEDNESDAY: In the new series “Ginny & Georgia,” angsty teen Ginny (Antonia Gentry) often feels she doesn’t measure up to her free-spirited, 30-year-old mother Georgia (Brianne Howey). Now, after many nomadic years, mom seeks to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family a normal life. Of course, plenty of drama ensues. (Netflix).

WEDNESDAY: “I help the dogs no one else will,” declares Oakland dog trainer Jas Leverette in “Canine Intervention.” The new series follows Leverette as he uses his distinctive methods to help pooches – and their owners – correct a variety of behavioral issues so they can lead a harmonious life. (Netflix).

THURSDAY: Holy macanoli, “Punky Brewster” is back! In this continuation of the popular 1980s sitcom, our title character (Soleil Moon Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track after a recent divorce when she meets Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self. (Peacock).

FRIDAY: As the blood feud between Elizabeth and Red continues on “The Blacklist,” the Task Force investigates the apparent disappearance of a defense contractor. Meanwhile, Cooper receives an unexpected offer, and Red makes a connection. (8 p.m., NBC).

SATURDAY: Inspired by actual events, the TV film “Girl in the Basement” tells the horrific story of Sara (Stefanie Scott), a vibrant teen girl who was looking forward to her 18th birthday so she can move out and see the world. But her creepy father (Judd Nelson) traps her for years in a secret basement bomb shelter where he rapes and impregnates her. (8 p.m., Lifetime).

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