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Today, Sesame Street debuted a new character, Julia, who has autism.

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Today, Sesame Street debuted a new character, Julia, who has autism.

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April

Watch this week

Fast and Furious binge, Spike: The Fate of The Furious, the eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, premieres Friday. Get ready for more fast cars and impossible stunts by binging previous movies on Spike.

Tuesday: The Fast and the Furious, 5:30 p.m.; 2 Fast 2 Furious, 9 p.m.

Wednesday: The Fast and the Furious, 2:30 p.m.; 2 Fast 2 Furious, 5 p.m.; The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Tokyo Drift, 5 p.m.; Fast Five, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Sesame Street, 10:30 a.m., PBS: The debut of Sesame Street's new character, Julia. In this episode, Big Bird learns about autism when he's introduced to Julia, who helps her friends invent a game. Julia makes her first appearance during Autism Awareness Month and helps Big Bird learn that kids with autism sometimes do things a little different, but still want to play games and have fun with friends. The episode is also available through HBO Go.

AMC

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul.

Better Call Saul, 9 p.m., AMC: Jimmy McGill is back, and he's one step closer to becoming Saul Goodman. In the third season premiere, Jimmy and Chuck's relationship falters and Kim feels the pressure of running her own firm.

SEASON PREMIERE: Angie Tribeca, 10:30 p.m., TBS: In the third season premiere, Angie tries to retire, but she's drawn back into law enforcement when a trophy hunter goes missing.

SERIES PREMIERE: Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned, 9 p.m., Lifetime: The miniseries follows a doctor, wife and mother whose perfect world is turned upside down when she finds out her husband is having an affair. Very apropos for Lifetime.

TUESDAY

SEASON FINALE: The Fosters, 8 p.m., Freeform: In the fourth season finale, Callie has to decide to take a plea deal with three years jail time or go to trial and risk a longer sentence.

SERIES FINALE: Switched at Birth, 9 p.m., Freeform: Kathryn realizes it's been five years since the switch was discovered and uncovers a hidden family secret.

WEDNESDAY

Underground, 8 p.m., WGN: A special episode of Underground, devoted entirely to Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, inset left. Tubman delivers a definitive speech about her life, her purpose and her continuing quest for freedom.

Review: Underground Season 2 brings legends Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to life

THURSDAY

Special: Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, 8 p.m., TLC: A special examining Casey Anthony, a case that began with the 22-year-old Florida woman claiming her 2-year-old daughter Caylee had been kidnapped. Investigators soon found out the child had been missing for a month.

Unexplained podcast

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Unexplained

Out of the hundreds of true crime podcasts and serialized horror series, Unexplained just might be the spookiest.

Host Richard MacLean Smith's Unexplained is "more paranormal than supernatural," telling stories about possible reincarnation, poltergeists, famed occultist Aleister Crowley and the real-life story that inspired The Exorcist. Some episodes leave you with a general feeling of unease, and some downright terrify you.

The gist of the series is that each episode ends without a conclusion or explanation. The details of what happened to Soviet nuclear submarine K-219 after it sailed into an area known as the Bermuda Triangle in 1986 has never been fully explained. After tragedy killed the original Pollock twins, John and Florence welcomed another set of twin girls. But no one is certain why the two younger girls seemed to look and behave almost identical to their late sisters.

You only need to hear the episode about the Pontefract poltergeist or the terrifying origins of The Exorcist to get hooked to Unexplained. For a little less terror, try the episodes on time-slips and the Society for Psychical Research, a group often thought to be the original Ghostbusters.

Listen on iTunes, Soundcloud and unexplainedpodcast.com.

Contact Chelsea Tatham at ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

 

[Last modified: Sunday, April 9, 2017 8:31pm]

    

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