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Thursday, Feb. 9: ‘Wayne Dream Team’ Assembles on NBC’s ‘Powerless’

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Thursday, Feb. 9

Powerless: “Wayne Dream Team”
NBC, 8:30pm
With a new product idea greenlit, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) tries to get her team inspired but can’t seem to break through their obsession with Fantasy Super Hero League.

NHL Hockey: N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia
NBCSN, 7pm Live

John Tavares leads the N.Y. Islanders against Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers in this Thursday night NHL matchup on NBCSN.

Grey’s Anatomy: “None of Your Business”
ABC, 8pm
Maggie (Kelly McCreary) is surprised when her mother shows up at the hospital. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) faces a difficult decision when an attending refuses to work with Eliza (Marika Dominczyk). Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) gets caught up in Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia’s (Caterina Scorsone) personal drama.

College Basketball: North Carolina at Duke
ESPN, 8pm Live

Two of college basketball’s biggest rivals take to the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium as the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Duke Blue Devils on ESPN.

MasterChef Junior
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Culinary kids face off for cooking prowess and big prizes when the series returns for its fifth season. But before they can win the title of “MasterChef Junior,” they must master deliciously fun challenges and impress award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi and an array of celebrity guest judges.

Superstore: “Valentine’s Day”
NBC, 8pm
Well-intentioned Amy (America Ferrera) and Glenn (Mark McKinney) get caught up in the Valentine’s Day spirit by playing matchmaker, and quickly learn what happens when you try to force love.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

TNT has a Thursday night NBA doubleheader featuring LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oklahoma City to face Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. The second game has the Boston Celtics in the Pacific Northwest to take on the Portland Trail Blazers.

Scandal: “Fates Worse Than Death”
ABC, 9pm
In the midst of a national crisis, Cyrus’ (Jeff Perry) fate is sealed. Meanwhile, Olivia (Kerry Washington) and the gladiators will stop at nothing to get to the truth.

Chicago Med: “Theseus’ Ship”
NBC, 9pm
Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) convinces Dr. Latham (guest star Ato Essandoh) to join him for a medical trip out of town, which puts Latham’s personality issues to the test. Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) treats an 8-year-old cancer patient who wants to give up on the battle.

How to Get Away With Murder: “Go Cry Somewhere Else”
ABC, 10pm
Tensions in the courtroom run high as the prosecution levels a new charge against Annalise (Viola Davis). Meanwhile, as detectives call Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) in for questioning, Nate (Billy Brown) uncovers a crucial piece of information that could call his own innocence into question.

Training Day: “Tehrangeles”
CBS, 10pm
Kyle (Justin Cornwell) grows concerned that Frank’s (Bill Paxton) rogue tactics will put a kidnapped girl’s life at even greater risk after a former member of Libya’s elite “Amazonian Guard” bodyguard unit becomes involved in the deal in the new episode “Tehrangeles.”

The Blacklist: “Isabella Stone”
NBC, 10pm
The task force springs into action to find a sophisticated criminal (guest star Melora Hardin) who has been targeting Red’s (James Spader) businesses. An unexpected event sets Tom (Ryan Eggold) on the hunt for information about his past.

Impractical Jokers
truTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Pranksters Sal, Joe, Murr and Q capture all-new dares — and the amazed, confused or flabbergasted reactions of unsuspecting strangers — on hidden cameras. After completing each dare, the four friends are given a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to determine whose prank succeeded and whose failed. At the end of each episode, the member of the quartet with the most fails faces a humiliating punishment.

Friday, Feb. 10

Abstract: The Art of Design
This documentary demystifies the contemporary creative experience for a wide audience by bringing us inside the lives and minds of some of the greatest designers working today in a variety of disciplines. By seeing the world through these designers’ eyes, Abstract shows viewers in a fresh and inspiring way how design impacts every aspect of life and exposes them to a new perspective on design thinking.

David Brent: Life on the Road
In this original film, fans of the original British version of The Office can catch up with what Ricky Gervais’ cringingly awkward boss character David Brent has been up to 12 years later. Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing his dream of being a rock superstar with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown/A Charlie Brown Valentine
ABC, 8pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with back-to-back Peanuts specials. In Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, Sally thinks the box of candy Linus bought for his teacher is for her, Lucy demands Schroeder’s attention and Charlie Brown hopes this year’s his year for a valentine. In A Charlie Brown Valentine, Charlie works up the courage to asked his beloved little red-haired girl to a dance, but dials the wrong number and gets Peppermint Patty instead.

Grimm: “Breakfast in Bed”
NBC, 8pm
Nick (David Giuntoli), Hank (Russell Hornsby) and Wu (Reggie Lee) investigate a local hotel after a grisly murder leads to one of its guests, who claims to be haunted by a frightening creature in the night.

Hawaii Five-0: “Poniu I Ke Aloha (Crazy in Love)”
CBS, 9pm
The new episode “Poniu I Ke Aloha (Crazy in Love)” finds McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danno (Scott Caan) celebrating Valentine’s Day with their girlfriends, while the rest of Five-0 investigates the murder of a man taking a class on how to land women.

The CW, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In the Season 3 finale, heads rolled — literally. In addition, Prince Charles ascended the throne, and over in Scotland, Queen Mary tried to unify her people while setting her sights on the throne of her rival, Elizabeth. Expect more damask-clad dramatics from these steamy royals in Season 4.

Emerald City: “They Came First”
NBC, 9pm
The Wizard (Vincent D’Onofrio) launches an assault on a village as his power is threatened, and he enlists West (Ana Ularu) to help. Dorothy (Adria Arjona) and Lucas (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) fight to keep Silvie (guest star Rebeka Rea) safe as they journey north to seek Glinda’s (Joely Richardson) assistance.

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
PBS, 9pm
Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown record label.

Saturday, Feb. 11

“Frozen Planet” Marathon
BBC America, beginning at 11am
Ahead of the Feb. 18 premiere of Planet Earth II, BBC America airs the 2011 nature documentary series Frozen Planet, which presented stunning footage of life in Earth’s polar regions. The marathon begins with “The Making of Frozen Planet,” and includes “To the Ends of the Earth,” “Spring,” “Summer,” “Autumn,” “Winter,” “The Last Frontier,” “On Thin Ice” and “The Epic Journey.”

College Basketball: Kentucky at Alabama
CBS, 1pm Live

A Saturday afternoon college basketball matchup in the SEC has the Kentucky Wildcats in Tuscaloosa’s Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on CBS.

College Basketball: Villanova at Xavier
FOX, 2:30pm
A big college hoops matchup in the Big East today has the Villanova Wildcats heading to Cincinnati’s Cintas Center to take on the Xavier Musketeers on FOX.

48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
TV One, 7:30pm Live
The event begins with a 90-minute special in which celebrities including multi-nominees Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Nate Parker strut the red carpet and strike a pose. The awards ceremony follows, celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honoring individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Anthony Anderson hosts this year’s ceremony.

Ransom: “Celina”
CBS, 8pm
The clock is ticking in the new episode “Celina” when a French couple hires Eric (Luke Roberts) and his team to rescue their kidnapped baby surrogate who has a dangerous condition and needs immediate medical care.

NBA Basketball: Golden State at Oklahoma City
ABC, 8:30pm Live

This Saturday primetime NBA matchup on ABC has the Golden State Warriors visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder in a homecoming game for former Thunder star Kevin Durant.

A Dash of Love
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
Love, and the culinary world, is whisk-y business when an aspiring chef (Jen Lilley) lands a job at her idol’s restaurant. After a rocky start, she befriends the kitchen’s handsome executive chef (Brendan Penny), but her joy is short-lived. When she discovers her idol is stealing recipes, both she and her hunky new friend are fired to protect the secret. Together, they set out to create their own pop-up restaurant and discover that the most important ingredient is love.

Saturday Night Live: “Alec Baldwin/Ed Sheeran”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Alec Baldwin makes his record-breaking 17th appearance as guest host tonight, and it seems pretty likely that he’ll bring out his well-received impression of President Donald Trump. Musical guest Ed Sheeran is back for his second appearance on SNL.