Some fresh faces liven up the fusty British crime genre with “New Blood,” a mystery bromance from Anthony Horowitz of “Foyle’s War.” And Reddington blasts way, way back to the past in the spring-season debut of “The Blacklist.”
NEW BLOOD on BritBox. In this latest creation from Anthony Horowitz, the mastermind behind “Foyle’s War” on television and the Alex Rider novels, two junior detectives and reluctant partners, Rash (Ben Tavassoli) and Stefan (Mark Strepan), take on a new breed of criminals: the uber rich and ruthless who hide behind the legitimacy of corporations and government. Episode 1 begins with some cash-strapped backpackers in a medical study in Mumbai and then jumps ahead six years to London, where the participants have wound up dead. Things between the sleuths — one with the Serious Fraud Office, the other with the Criminal Investigation Department of the British police — start off rocky, but soon enough, “there’s a bromance thing going on,” a critic for The Guardian wrote about this BBC mystery series, which debuted in Britain last June. “There’s an element of boy band about them; Rash is Zayn to Stefan’s Harry, maybe.”
What’s on TV
THE BLACKLIST 9 p.m. on NBC. After a two-month hiatus, the series returns with a double-episode trip down the rabbit hole that will presumably answer the looming question: Did Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) really try to kill Reddington (James Spader) in the February cliffhanger? The show’s second hour not only revisits some key characters from the past but also flashes back to the time in the pilot when Red surrendered to the F.B.I. — and then rewinds even further to expose what happened in his life before the series started.
THE AMAZING RACE 9 p.m. on CBS. The competition heats up in back-to-back legs: The first is a relay between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the second involves a 13-story bonfire in Alesund, Norway.
MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED 10 p.m. on Science. They were brilliant ideas, until they apparently were not. This new series reveals why some feats of architecture and engineering were left to crumble, starting with the Goat Canyon Trestle of the Impossible Railroad in California; the Duga-3 antiballistic-missile radar system, better known as the Woodpecker, in Ukraine; and the narrow, winding and scary Grands Goulets road through the French Alps.
LIP SYNC BATTLE 10 p.m. on Spike. The spring season puts a shimmy…