SERIESThe Emeril Lagasse Show:
The celebrity chef mixes music, chat and cooking in this new series (8 p.m. ION).
Life: The series continues with back-to-back installments (8 and 9 p.m. Discovery) and a "making-of" episode (10 p.m.).
Nick News Special Edition: Access to clean, safe drinking water is considered in the new installment "Your Thirsty World" (8:30 p.m. Nickelodeon).
Masterpiece Classic: The new two-part story "Small Island" chronicles the moving saga of two couples whose lives intertwine in post-World War II Britain (9 p.m. KCET).
SPECIALSThe 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards:
Reba McEntire hosts the festivities in Las Vegas (8 p.m. CBS).
David Blaine: What Is Magic? The illusionist visits New Orleans and the Grand Canyon in this new special (9 p.m. Travel).
Sylvester Stallone scored big with this 1976 boxing melodrama (8 p.m. KTLA).
Beauty & the Briefcase: Hilary Duff stars in this new made-for-cable romantic fable (8 and 10 p.m. ABC Family).
Steamboat Bill, Jr.: Buster Keaton stars in this classic 1928 silent comedy (9 p.m. TCM).
Pan's Labyrinth: Guillermo del Toro directed this dark 2006 fantasy tale (10 p.m. Sundance).
Play concludes at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (10 a.m. NBC) and the Verizon Heritage tournament (noon CBS).
Baseball: The Angels battle the Blue Jays (10 a.m. MyNet), the Rays play the Red Sox (10:30 a.m. TBS), the Dodgers host the Giants (1 p.m. FS Prime), and the Mets meet the Cardinals (5 p.m. ESPN).
Auto racing: The NASCAR/Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 gets underway in Fort Worth (11 a.m. Fox).
Hockey: The Coyotes face the Red Wings in the NHL playoffs (noon NBC).
Basketball: The NBA playoffs continue, with teams to be announced (noon ABC; 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. TNT).