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What To Watch Tonight: ‘Scandal’ and ‘American Crime’ on ABC

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The Slap
8pm on NBC. “Manolis encourages Aisha to forgive Harry in hope of rebuilding friendships and saving the family.” Despite a really impressive cast (Peter Sarsgaard, Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman), the ratings for this have been awful. But I can’t blame people for not watching…

9pm on ABC. “Members of the White House try to deal with their problematic vice president.” I’m so far behind on this show. I heard Olivia has PTSD now. Is Mellie still awesome?

  • Check out photos of Lena Dunham who will guest star on the March 19 episode. Dat wig. Dunham’s character plans to “expose the sex secrets of some of D.C.’s most elite.”

American Crime
10pm on ABC. “When a veteran is murdered and his wife is assaulted, four suspects are taken into custody.” John Ridley’s crime drama premieres tonight and it’s been getting positive reviews.

  • The AV Club gave it a B+. “[American] Crime takes the prevalence of racism as a given; its argument is that racism persists because people will always need to frame personal tragedy with a facile, easy-to-digest worldview, and racism happens to be an irresistibly lazy way of doing that.”

10pm on CBS. “Holmes becomes a suspect in a murder that took place during the height of his addiction.”

10pm on History Channel. “King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown.”