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6:00AM

A Different World

Cabin in the Sky

Dwayne and Whitley decide to rent a cabin in the mountains for a second honeymoon. They cannot afford the trip on their own, and Mr. and Mrs. Gaines are the only couple willing to join them. Mr. Gaines ends up getting them free use of a friend's run-down old cabin. At his wife's urging, he leaves their son Darnell in charge of the Pit. He screws everything up, behaves rudely to customers, and tries to fire Lena and Charmaine. Mr. and Mrs. Gaines get into an argument about his attitude toward their son and refuse to sleep in the same room. Dwayne and Whitley try to sneak outside, only to get sprayed by a skunk. Darnell promises his father that he is going to get himself together.

6:30AM

A Different World

Homie, Don't Ya Know Me?

Lena's childhood pals from Baltimore visit her at Hillman and proceed to butt heads with her new college friends.

7:00AM

News One Now (Roland Martin)

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8:00AM

Unsung

Debarge

9:00AM

Unsung

Teena Marie

10:00AM

Unsung

Lisa Lisa

11:00AM

Unsung

Miki Howard

12:00PM

Empire

Past Is Prologue

After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because they want to force her to testify against Lucious. In order to protect her family, Cookie organizes a meeting at Hakeem and Laura’s wedding with various people from her and Lucious’ past.

1:00PM

Empire

Pilot

Musical legend Lucious Lyon has risen from teenage drug dealer to become the head of Empire Entertainment. He credits music with saving his life, and he's just taken the company public with a promise that it will be a haven for young musical artists. Lucious announces to his three sons that he has to pick a successor, but who will it be? His youngest, the brash and commercially successful Hakeem? The middle child, sensitive and brilliant musician Jamal, who is gay, much to Lucious' disapproval? Or the eldest, cool and calculating Andre, who has business sense but no musical talent? Each of them must prove to Lucious over the next several months that they can lead the company, before he makes his decision. Things are complicated when Lucious' ex-wife, Cookie, is unexpectedly released from jail after nearly twenty years, during which Lucious divorced her – Jamal was the only one who visited her in prison (aside from her cousin and Lucious' aide, Bunkie, who has a gambling problem) – and she's here to get what's hers; namely, half the company, as it was started with her money. As Bunkie warns Cookie that Lucious is watching her, Andre's scheming wife, Rhonda, suggests pitting Hakeem and Jamal against one another... and Andre also has the support of his Uncle Vernon, who is Chairman of the Board. With Andre's encouragement, Cookie blackmails Lucious into forcing him to let her manage Jamal. However, Jamal, who is happy playing small clubs, doesn't agree with Cookie's grand plans for him. Hakeem loses his confidence when Lucious pressures him to cut an album, but Jamal helps him out, writing a song for him and playing on the track – the two brothers are close... though when Hakeem starts tearing it up in the recording booth, Lucious refuses to acknowledge Jamal's contribution, crediting it all to Hakeem. Lucious finds himself the target of blackmail once more when Bunkie demands money for his gambling debts. And as Lucious tries to come to terms with the Lou Gehrig's disease that will eventually take his life, a disease he was just recently diagnosed with and has been keeping a secret, he realizes that he and Cookie are going to be at war.

2:00PM

Empire

The Outspoken King

Lucious announces that he will take Empire public, coinciding with the opening of his new club Leviticus, but personal issues with Jamal rear their head. Cookie in turn is intent on convincing Jamal to seize the moment as a career opportunity. Meanwhile, Rhonda grows concerned about Andre’s erratic behavior. With just days to go before Empire goes public, a shooting embroils Empire recording artist Kid Fo-Fo in a whirlwind of negative publicity for the label. Lucious finds himself in the midst of a media firestorm, with the bank backing Empire's public offering getting cold feet. A sudden shock hits Empire when a close family member is found dead, with the police having no clue as to who could've been responsible. Convinced that Jamal must be in the spotlight at the club opening, Cookie hires a top publicist to stage a media event with Jamal, but when Lucious gets wind of this, he threatens to shut it down. Days before Leviticus opens, Hakeem is taped going on a drunken rant that goes viral, causing more publicity nightmares for Empire. Lucious decides to be interviewed about all the controversy, and with help from the outspoken Cookie, manages to change the tone of the debate and turn the tides. Leviticus opens as planned, but a secret Cookie holds comes back to bite her.

3:00PM

Empire

The Devil Quotes Scripture

When Kidd Fo-Fo signs with rival label Creedmore, Lucious wants to hit back at the label. Meanwhile, Detective Walker tells Lucious that he has a lead on a possible eyewitness to the murder case the family is involved in. Anika reveals to Lucious a dangerous secret about Cookie; when Cookie learns of the tip, she schemes to throw Lucious off her trail. At a funeral in Philadelphia, Lucious delivers a heartfelt eulogy and has Gladys Knight sing. Continuing to try and push Jamal’s career, Cookie seeks out Puma, a now-retired songwriter who wrote hits for Empire, appealing to her personal connection with him to ask for a song. Lucious throws an elaborate dinner for Hakeem and new girlfriend Tiana, but when Cookie insists on inviting Jamal and his boyfriend Michael too, Lucious makes a scene. Harry Jackson arrives to deliver Lucious some bitter news about Empire’s star Veronica, while after the party, Hakeem doesn’t go home with Tiana, but another woman. Elsewhere, Detective Walker questions a homeless man who may have witnessed the murder being investigated... by showing him a picture of a famous potential suspect. Late that night, Lucious confronts Jamal at his loft, causing Jamal to vow to Michael that he’ll go after his father’s empire.

4:00PM

Sanford & Son

TV or Not TV

Fred wants a new color television set and Lamont wants a new car. The problem is that they cannot afford both of them, so Lamont buys the car. However, after Fred discovers Lamont's purchase, he comes up with a scheme that involves him pretending to have amnesia until Lamont will buy him a color television.

4:30PM

Sanford & Son

The Barracuda

Fred proposes marriage to Donna Harris, a widow whom Fred is in love with. Lamont can't understand why a practical nurse in her 40's would be interested in a 65-year old junk dealer, and does his best to oppose their impending nuptials.

5:00PM

Sanford & Son

Here Today, Gone Today

Lamont and Esther decide to get the furniture re-upholstered as a surprise present for Fred. In order to get it done, they have to convince him the furniture was stolen. However, when Fred takes it upon himself to report it to the insurance company, he ends up with brand new furniture and Lamont is speechless.

5:30PM

Sanford & Son

The TV Addict

Fred has been watching way too much television and Lamont suggests that he go out and get some exercise. Fred scoffs and refuses which leads to an argument which results in the television breaking. Lamont refuses to get it fixed until Fred agrees to start exercising. Lamont later brings in a doctor to hypnotize Fred to help him get over his television addiction.

6:00PM

Sanford & Son

Fred's Extra Job

Lamont threatens once again to leave the junk business on account that they aren't making much money. However, he also wants to quit and get a full-time job due to his impending nuptials. Fred then hatches a scheme by borrowing money from the bank and pretending that business is picking up big time, while secretly working as a waiter at a restaurant down town.

6:30PM

Sanford & Son

Committee Man

Fred has been chosen to represent the Watt's businessmen on a community relatives committee and his first official decision is to allow the public library to be open an hour longer. However, his next decision doesn't seem to be so easy to decide after a crooked businessman tries to bribe Fred with $1000 to vote for a building expansion.

7:00PM

Sanford & Son

I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz

Lamont's mother-in-law to be is coming to Watts for a visit and Fred is a little concerned about what she's going to think of a common junk man. This leads Fred to decide to create a legacy and tries to set a world's record and get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. His goal is to be the person to stay awake the longest.

7:30PM

Sanford & Son

Aunt Esther Has a Baby

Aunt Esther and Woody have decided to have a baby and set up an appointment with an adoption agency to adopt an older child. However, on the day of a preliminary interview, Woody, so nervous about the prospects of being a father, gets drunk, threatening their chances for an adoption. A heartbroken Esther turns to Fred for help.

8:00PM

Unsung

Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett: Former member of Shalamar, this trendsetter, sex symbol, and owner of one of the most legendary voices in R&B, has been making audiences swoon, clap, and jump to their feet for over 5 decades.

9:00PM

Hollywood Divas

Reunion Pt. 2

The divas return for the second part of the reunion special. Host Carlos King tries to broker peace between two of the divas and it doesn’t go well and could be the end of their friendship.

10:00PM

Unsung

Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett: Former member of Shalamar, this trendsetter, sex symbol, and owner of one of the most legendary voices in R&B, has been making audiences swoon, clap, and jump to their feet for over 5 decades.

11:00PM

Hollywood Divas

Reunion Pt. 2

The divas return for the second part of the reunion special. Host Carlos King tries to broker peace between two of the divas and it doesn’t go well and could be the end of their friendship.

12:00AM

Unsung

Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett: Former member of Shalamar, this trendsetter, sex symbol, and owner of one of the most legendary voices in R&B, has been making audiences swoon, clap, and jump to their feet for over 5 decades.

1:00AM

Hollywood Divas

Reunion Pt. 2

The divas return for the second part of the reunion special. Host Carlos King tries to broker peace between two of the divas and it doesn’t go well and could be the end of their friendship.

2:00AM

Hollywood Divas

Reunion Pt. 1

Executive producer Carlos King hosts a night full of drama, shade and surprises as the five divas get together to hash out the season.

3:00AM

Fatal Attraction

What Lies Beneath

When Tavia Sills, an intelligent student, meets LaMondre Tucker, the star of the football team, she knows their relationship could go all the way. But their love is intercepted when Tavia goes missing. And as detectives begin to turn over clues they discover a game of players who lie, cheat, and kill.

4:00AM

Fatal Attraction

Excess Baggage

Christie Neely and Shawn Southerland were a handsome power couple on an upward trajectory. But their bright future was extinguished when Christie disappeared without a trace.