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Friday, Jan. 26: Bryan Breaks Into a North Korean Prison on ‘Taken’

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Friday, Jan. 26

Taken: “Invitation Only”
NBC, 9pm
Bryan (Clive Standen) and Santana (Jessica Camacho) must extract a nuclear physicist from a secret prison compound in North Korea. When Hart (Jennifer Beals) asks Kilroy (Adam Goldberg) to locate a criminal wanted by a foreign government, he faces a moral dilemma.

Britannia
Amazon
New Series!
This nine-episode, U.K.-produced series is set in the year 43 A.D., when the Roman imperial army invades what is now England — a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful Druids. Kelly Reilly (True Detective), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’s Stone) star.

One Day at a Time
Netflix
Season Premiere!
Netflix’s reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear 1970s sitcom that starred Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life. Lear is still at the helm of the redux as executive producer. The series follows a newly single mom and military veteran as she journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager turned invaluable confidant.

Hell’s Kitchen: “Families Come to Hell”
FOX, 8pm
This episode is a family affair. The cooking competition’s contestants get a visit from their loved ones, but it comes with a twist: Their nearest and dearest will anonymously determine the best dish of the week. Because, really, what a family meal needs is additional drama.

Blindspot: “Technology Wizards”
NBC, 8pm
Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) partner with a mysterious man from Jane’s past to find a missing person, while the team races to stop an arms deal.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Seventy-Two”
The CW, 9pm
New Episodes!
After Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) decide to send Mateo to a new school, they become guilt-ridden when they are forced to lie to get him in. After Xo (Andrea Navedo) convinces Rogelio (Jaime Camil) to attend therapy, they both are surprised by their emotions.

Married With Secrets: “That Girl in the Window”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Real-life Arkansas couple Lisa and Dennis Bradford may seem like your average country folk, but one of them lived a law-breaking double life that ruined their marriage. (Warning: It’s pretty grim.)

Cake Hunters: “My Wild, Glamorous Greek Wedding”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Radio personality Anna wants a blinged-out big fat Greek wedding cake to honor her heritage. Her groom, Ray, prefers a rustic theme. Is there a baker who can please them both?

Saturday, Jan. 27

College Basketball
CBS, beginning at 12pm Live
CBS airs a Tobacco Road college hoops doubleheader with the NC State Wolfpack at the North Carolina Tar Heels, followed by the Virginia Cavaliers at the Duke Blue Devils.

Figure Skating: Four Continents Championships
NBC, 2:30pm
The world’s best figure skaters from non-European countries tune up for the PyeongChang Olympics at the ISU Four Continents Championships held in Taipei. NBC airs a two-hour recap highlighting the best performances.

Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!
Grammy winner Toni Braxton stars as Tuff, a struggling single mom from Georgia who heroically averted tragedy in August 2013, saving hundreds of lives when she convinced a deranged gunman who stormed an elementary school to surrender. Yaya DaCosta and Malik Yoba costar.

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

Kyrie Irving leads the Boston Celtics into Oracle Arena for a Saturday NBA primetime matchup against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

Winter’s Dream
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
A former ski champion re-enters the competitive world when a 16-year-old downhill racer asks for help, leading her to reawaken an old passion and find a new love. Stars Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson.

The Stalker Files
REELZ Channel, 9:30pm
New Series!
Take an unnerving dive into the cases of stalkers whose unrelenting obsession with a celebrity led to jarring and tragic ends. Every hourlong episode unfolds with two seemingly separate timelines building to a climax of fear and violence, with each story presented through expert interviews, re-creations, actual case files and insights from seasoned law enforcement officials.

Saturday Night Live: “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Former SNL cast member Will Ferrell hosts the show tonight for the fourth time, and musical guest Chris Stapleton makes his second appearance on the show.

Sunday, Jan. 28

NFL Football: 2018 Pro Bowl
ABC & ESPN, 2:50pm Live
The NFL’s best players — minus the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots players competing in Super Bowl LII next Sunday — play in the 2018 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The format will once again be AFC vs. NFC, and both teams will be captained by offensive and defensive NFL legends.

2018 NHL All-Star Game
NBC, 3:30pm Live
The NHL’s best players compete in the 3-on-3 NHL All-Star tournament, held this year at Amelie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards
CBS, 7:30pm Live
Music’s Biggest Night takes place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards celebration. Jay-Z leads the nominations with eight, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven, Bruno Mars with six, and Childish Gambino, Khalid and SZA with five apiece.

Scandalous: “A Woman Named Paula”
FOX News Channel, 8pm

FOX News Channel’s Scandalous series continues its look back at the investigations of then-President Bill Clinton by the Office of the Independent Counsel. Episode 2, “A Woman Named Paula,” dives into Arkansas state employee Paula Jones’ unsuccessful suing of President Clinton. This episode spotlights the public outcry surrounding various controversies related to the Clinton administration, and also captures the reaction of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, who finds herself increasingly in the public eye as her husband campaigns for re-election.

Waco: Madman or Messiah (Part 1)
A&E, 9pm
Few had ever heard of the Branch Davidians and their leader David Koresh until the events of Feb. 28, 1993, when a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on their center close to Waco, Texas, left four agents and six of the religious sect dead. It led to a 51-day standoff with the FBI, the longest in U.S. law-enforcement history, ending in a tragic fire that killed an additional 76 members of the Branch Davidian community, including 22 children. Who was David Koresh, and why were many Branch Davidians prepared to die for him? Was he a con man or an anointed messenger of God sent to warn his followers of the imminent end of the world? Along with Koresh’s own voice taken from many previously unbroadcast FBI negotiation tapes, nine Branch Davidians will now tell their emotional story from the inside.

Victoria on Masterpiece: “Entente Cordiale”
PBS, 9pm
Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations and takes the royal court on an adventure to France, stepping toe-to-toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis Philippe I.

Shameless: “Sleepwalking”
Showtime, 9pm
Season Finale!
Entrepreneur Fiona (Emmy Rossum) goes full Gallagher in order to finally kick the [expletive] homeless family that’s [expletive] suing her out of her [expletive] apartment. Hell hath no fury like a scrappy landlord scorned.

Divorce: “Worth It”
HBO, 10pm
Newly single gallery owner Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) appraises some artwork with her friend Andrew (guest star Steven Pasquale) and promptly falls in love … with a painting. Desperate to find out more, she decides to hunt down the unknown artist.

Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents
PBS, 10pm
New Series!
William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s spy master, intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the queen. When he learns that Elizabeth’s own cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, is behind the plot, he lays a trap to capture and execute her.

Monday, Jan. 29

College Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live

Some of the nation’s top college basketball teams are in action tonight as ESPN airs the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Duke Blue Devils, followed by the Kansas Jayhawks at the Kansas State Wildcats.

Kevin Can Wait: “Fight or Flight”
CBS, 8pm
Vanessa (Leah Remini) tells a flight attendant that she and business partner Kevin (Kevin James) are newlyweds so they’ll get bumped up to first class. Take it from us, that trick only ever works on sitcoms.

Lucifer: “Til Death Do Us Part”
FOX, 8pm
When an ecstasy cook turned chemistry teacher is found murdered in a cozy L.A. suburb, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Pierce (Tom Welling) go undercover to help track down the killer. Meanwhile, Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) develops a newfound attraction for someone she used to despise.

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
HBO, 8pm
Superfans Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Michael Bonfiglio (Oprah’s Master Class) directed this intimate look at the North Carolina roots rock band the Avett Brothers as they created their 2016 hit album True Sadness.

Movie Night With Karlie Kloss: “Never Been Kissed”
Freeform, 8:30pm
Kloss and some of her friends gather to watch the 1999 Drew Barrymore fave Never Been Kissed. Yeah, we’re gonna go out on a limb and say that the entrepreneur, Taylor Swift BFF and former Victoria’s Secret Angel might have a little trouble identifying with a main character nicknamed “Josie Grossy,” but maybe she’ll prove us wrong!

Waco: Madman or Messiah (Part 2)
A&E, 9pm
A&E’s special that features nine Branch Davidians telling their emotional story about the Waco tragedy concludes tonight. 

Vanderpump Rules: “Best Mates”
Bravo, 9pm
Saboteur extraordinaire Kristen Doute continues to meddle in Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s relationship, as Lala Kent attempts to mend the rift between Scheana Marie and Katie Malone-Schwartz. Does anyone around here mind their own beeswax?

Valor: “Costs of War”
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!
The Shadow Riders’ (including Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr) first TV tour of duty comes to a close amid the fallout from their most recent mission, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it also spells the end of some of the squad’s military careers.

The Resident: “Comrades in Arms”
FOX, 9pm
Conrad’s (Matt Czuchry) Army buddy Jude (Warren Christie) turns up at the hospital trying to get him to reenlist — and given what a mess this place is, that shouldn’t be a tough sell. The latest: The docs must go up against the administration for the right to save an uninsured patient.

Better Late Than Never: “Morocco, Part 1”
NBC, 9pm
In Part 1 of the Season 2 finale, the guys head to Africa. William Shatner arranges a cinematic trek through the desert on some grumpy camels, and the guys arrive in Marrakech, Morocco. After exploring what the local market has to offer, the group has an extra-special dinner, where they each make one last wish for this trip.

The Alienist: “A Fruitful Partnership”
TNT, 9pm
In the second episode of TNT’s murder mystery, Sara (Dakota Fanning) uses her job as police secretary to access buried case files. Also, Dr. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) invites his cohorts to a dinner party, and John (Luke Evans) searches for clues in the brothel where the murder victim worked.

Scorpion: “Wave Goodbye”
CBS, 10pm
Team Scorpion must prevent an incoming tsunami from hitting a vulnerable nuclear power facility in the new episode “Wave Goodbye.”

The Brave: “Close to Home: Part 2”
NBC, 10pm
Season Finale!
With just four short weeks before Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his team finish their deployment, they continue to race the clock on a high-stakes mission. As they learn more about Hoffman (guest star James Tupper), Patricia (Anne Heche) and the group attempt to use his intel to save innocent lives — but the information comes at a cost.

Independent Lens: “I Am Another You”
PBS, 10pm
Join Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Dylan, a charismatic young homeless drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family, in this mysterious cross-cultural road trip that explores the limits and meaning of freedom.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Fresh Off the Boat
ABC, 8pm
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, “A Man to Share the Night With,” when Michelle Kwan takes second place at the Olympics, Jessica’s (Constance Wu) attempts to hide it from Emery and Evan (Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen) lead to a conspiracy theory and a meeting with Nancy Kerrigan. Then in “We Need to Talk About Evan,” Jessica pushes Evan academically in order to get under a new frenemy’s skin, Louis (Randall Park) feels like he’s in Kenny Rogers’ shadow, and Eddie (Hudson Yang) and Emery decide it’s time to learn how to unhook a bra.

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018
CBS, 8pm

Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah host this special celebrating the best TV commercials in Super Bowl history, and viewers will be able to vote live at CBS.com for their favorites. This year’s special has a “Man vs. Beast” theme as five commercials starring humans go up against commercials featuring animals. The winner is announced at the end of the episode.

The Fosters: “Line in the Sand”
Freeform, 8pm
Brandon (David Lambert) and his girlfriend, Grace (Meg DeLacy), plan the ultimate senior prank, which ends up going over so well with the school’s administration that they are instantly made co-valedictorians. We’re just pranking you — those two are about to get in sooooo much trouble.

Ellen’s Game of Games: “Ellen, We Have a Problem”
NBC, 8pm
This week, contestants compete in a fun-filled series of games, including “Blindfolded Musical Chairs,” “Don’t Leave Me Hanging,” “In Your Face Honey” and “Make It Rain.” In the high-stakes “Make It Rain,” contestants answer trivia questions for the chance to find $10,000 hidden under an umbrella, suspended over the stage. While one umbrella has the cash, the rest contain gallons of icy cold water. The winner of each round moves on to “Know or Go,” and the person who wins that game advances to “Hot Hands” for a chance to win a big cash prize.

NHL Hockey: Chicago at Nashville
NBCSN, 8pm Live
The Chicago Blackhawks face the Predators at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

We’ll Meet Again: “Rescued From Mount St. Helens”
PBS, 8pm
Join Ann Curry for the reunions of people whose lives crossed during the deadly 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Mindy searches for a scientist’s family to tell them how he saved her life, and Sue wants to find the helicopter pilot who rescued her from near-certain death.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s Tuesday night NBA doubleheader has the Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena to face the Pistons, followed by the Portland Trail Blazers visiting the L.A. Clippers.

State of the Union Address
Various Networks, 9pm Live
President Donald Trump is expected to give his first State of the Union Address tonight. Expect coverage from the usual broadcast and cable news networks, like ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC and PBS.

Chopped: Gold Medal Games
Food Network, 10pm
Season Finale!
The judges think including the Indian snack food far-far in the entrée round will stump the contestants, but these elite chefs have come too far-far for such nonsense.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

The Amazing Race
CBS, 8pm
The teams arrive in Prague, where they’re subjected to the physically and mentally grueling challenge of, well, just pouring the perfect glass of beer. Surely we’re missing something, ’cause that sounds pretty awesome.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA doubleheader has Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics hosting the N.Y. Knicks, followed by Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Phoenix Suns.

The X-Files: “Ghouli”
FOX, 8pm
Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) can easily face down aliens, monsters and government conspiracies. But how will they react when a case potentially puts them on a collision course with their long-MIA son, William?

Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail (Part 1)
History, 8pm
Were the Knights Templar completely destroyed in 1307, as history alleges? Or did they pull off the greatest escape in history and take the Grail with them? This two-part miniseries will unearth the secret covert network the Knights built from the heart of Paris all the way into Jerusalem — a web of nearly 4,000 miles. Two former soldiers, Mikey Kaye and Garth Baldwin, launch a revolutionary investigation.

The Blacklist
NBC, 8pm
As Liz (Megan Boone) works with Red (James Spader) to hunt for Tom’s killers, she begins to question his motives. Meanwhile, the task force enlists the help of one arsonist to catch another.

NHL Hockey: Philadelphia at Washington
NBCSN, 8pm Live
Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers face a tough test tonight at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., as they take on Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.

Animals With Cameras, A “Nature” Miniseries
PBS, 8pm
New Miniseries!
Witness the secret lives of animals as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a hidden side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.

Total Divas
E!, 9pm
Season Finale!
A reality show about the personal lives of nine female pro wrestlers is going to include a little fighting, but the season-long feud between WWE megastars Lana and Natalya is heading into sudden-death overtime. Somebody ring the bell!

9-1-1: “Point of Origin”
FOX, 9pm
The crew races to an emergency when disaster strikes at a wedding. Abby (Connie Britton) enlists the help of Buck (Oliver Stark) in trying to find her mother and meets Athena (Angela Bassett) face-to-face for the first time. Bobby (Peter Krause) has a hard time confronting his past, and Hen (Aisha Hinds) struggles with a decision.

Law & Order: SVU: “Info Wars”
NBC, 9pm
ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) prosecutes the perp who assaulted an outspoken female author (Rhea Seehorn) during a protest.

NOVA: “The Impossible Flight”
PBS, 9pm
Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

The Magicians: “Be the Penny”
Syfy, 9pm
As Eliot (Hale Appleman) is hunted, Quentin (Jason Ralph) and Julia (Stella Maeve) discover a powerful secret tied to the history of Brakebills.

Criminal Minds: “Miasma”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Miasma,” the BAU is called to New Orleans after the discovery of a mass grave inside a vandalized above-ground crypt in a local cemetery.

Chicago P.D.: “Chasing Monsters”
NBC, 10pm
When a gang from El Salvador infiltrates Chicago, Intelligence works with visiting Salvadoran Detective Marcella Gomez (guest star Sofia Lama) to put an end to the crew’s brutal tactics. Antonio (Jon Seda) finds himself getting close to Marcella, only to learn she has a hidden motive for being in Chicago.

Happy!: “I Am the Future”
Syfy, 10pm
Season Finale!
With Christmas approaching, Sax (Christopher Meloni) and Happy (voice of Patton Oswalt) are locked in a climactic confrontation to rescue Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) from Very Bad Santa’s (Joseph D. Reitman) lair as Merry (Lili Mirojnick) sets out to save Amanda (Medina Senghore) from a far more powerful foe.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Grey’s Anatomy: “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper”
ABC, 8pm
The stress of managing Grey Sloan Memorial and coming to terms with Ben’s (Jason Winston George) decision to become a Seattle firefighter pushes Bailey (Chandra Wilson) to her limits.

Supernatural: “Various & Sundry Villains”
The CW, 8pm
Ding, dong, the witch is … alive? Rowena (Ruth Connell), the troublemaking spellcaster supposedly killed by Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino), makes a surprising appearance when witchy sisters steal a book of powerful spells from Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).

Superstore: “Groundhog Day”
NBC, 8pm
Still fresh from her divorce, Amy (America Ferrera) doesn’t feel ready to start dating again. But when Mateo (Nico Santos) tries to set her up with his loser cousin, she gets determined to show everyone she can do better and breaks some hearts in the process.

Young Sheldon: “A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek”
CBS, 8:30pm

In the new episode “A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek,” flu season hits Medford, and germophobe Sheldon (Iain Armitage) takes extreme measures to remain healthy.

The Good Place: “Somewhere Else”
NBC, 8:30pm
Season Finale!
Michael (Ted Danson) makes a plea, and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) looks to take the high road as Season 2 comes to a close. The series will be back for Season 3.

Mom: “Push-Down Coffee and a Working Turn Signal”
CBS, 9pm
Mom celebrates its 100th episode with the new installment “Push-Down Coffee and a Working Turn Signal.” When Christy’s (Anna Faris) car dies, Bonnie (Allison Janney) refuses to let Adam (William Fichtner) loan her money for a new one.

30 for 30: The Two Bills
ESPN, 9pm

ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series reunites NFL coaching greats Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick for a sit-down interview and a look back at their long and complicated coaching partnership.

Swamp People: “Never Surrender/Cajun Cartel”
History, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 9 kicks off with a two-hour premiere. As the new alligator-hunting season begins, the swampers’ very way of life is under siege. The alligator-hunting industry is on the verge of collapse due to the lowest prices in history; some buyers aren’t purchasing anything this year, and there is talk that the wild alligator industry might disappear completely.

Will & Grace: “Staten Island Fairy”
NBC, 9pm
Jack’s (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend, while Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) discover the challenges of live TV as they try to sell their new line of bedding.

Life in Pieces: “Toilet Shaving Stuck Fertility”
CBS, 9:30pm
Could a fancy toilet cause the Short family to overflow in anger? It could if John (James Brolin) and Joan (Dianne Wiest) don’t fess up to intercepting the delivery Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) ordered for himself!

A.P. Bio
NBC, 9:30pm
Sneak Peek!
When Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses his tenure at Harvard, he moves back to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where he gets a job teaching A.P. Biology. With a class filled with honors students, Jack decides to use them to get revenge on his enemies and land his dream job as head of the philosophy department at Stanford.

How to Get Away With Murder: “He’s a Bad Father”
ABC, 10pm
As private details about Laurel’s (Karla Souza) past life are revealed, an important person in her life comes to her aid. Annalise (Viola Davis) deals with an obstacle involving a potential plaintiff.

S.W.A.T.: “Contamination”
CBS, 10pm
Look, we know Hondo (Shemar Moore) has his hands full protecting Los Angeles 24/7. But maybe he should pay more attention to the new police commissioner (guest star Peter Facinelli), who has designs on his girlfriend, Jessica (Stephanie Sigman).

Chicago Fire: “Law of the Jungle”
NBC, 10pm
After responding to a time-sensitive rescue, Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) don’t see eye-to-eye on the best course of action. Herrmann (David Eigenberg) struggles to entertain his daughter on “Bring Your Child to Work Day.” Brett (Kara Killmer) is joined by a surprise guest during a spa getaway, courtesy of Dawson (Monica Raymund), while Kidd’s (Miranda Rae Mayo) social life gets a boost.

Friday, Feb. 2

Altered Carbon
Netflix
New Series!
Based on Richard K. Morgan’s classic cyberpunk novel, this series is set over 300 years in the future, where consciousness can be digitized, human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is the lone survivor of a group of elite warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), a wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs must solve a murder — that of Bancroft himself.

MacGyver: “Murdoc & Handcuffs”
CBS, 8pm
How much duct tape do you need when there are two Murdocs? Michael Des Barres, who played the ultimate Mac nemesis in the original series, guest-stars tonight as the new Murdoc’s (David Dastmalchian) evil mentor.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!”
The CW, 8pm
Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) experiences a breakthrough in therapy, which, considering the show’s title and the fact that we’re already in Season 3, seems deeply necessary. Hey, better late than never, we say!

Hell’s Kitchen
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
Chef Ramsay tells the remaining three All-Stars that they’ll all compete in the finale and invites them to a pampered retreat at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch as a reward — but what they assumed would be a relaxing vacation turns out to be their final challenge. After one All-Star is eliminated, the final two pick from past contestants to help them with the final dinner service. With a head chef position and a $250,000 salary on the line, it all comes down to tonight’s two-hour season finale.

Blindspot: “Two Legendary Chums”
NBC, 8pm
Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and his former FBI partner reunite for a dangerous undercover mission while Zapata (Audrey Esparza) interrogates a past foe.

Hawaii Five-O
CBS, 9pm
Now, he may be Italian and he’s also from New Jersey, but he’s just a contractor. We think. Danny’s (Scott Caan) Uncle Vito (The Sopranos’ Vincent Pastore) comes to the island to help Danny and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) open their restaurant.

Great Performances: “Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop
PBS, 9pm
Nas and the National Symphony Orchestra perform a symphonic rendition of the groundbreaking rapper’s iconic debut album, Illmatic.

The Trade
Showtime, 9pm
New Series!
This five-part Showtime docuseries artfully illuminates the humanity of the American heroin crisis. Addicts and their families struggle in Atlanta; drug lords and poppy-seed farmers toil in Mexico; and narcotics units and dealers clash in Columbus. Intimate moments display the physical and emotional grip of dependency, the pain of enabling addiction, the complex roles of law enforcement, and the seemingly unbreakable cycle of supply and demand.

Blue Bloods: “School of Hard Knocks”
CBS, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!
When a student is shot by a rival gang member in his high-school courtyard, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) try to get a grasp on the situation to prevent a reoccurrence. Ernie Hudson guest-stars as the school’s principal in the new episode “School of Hard Knocks.”

Strike Back
Cinemax, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Strike Back, the action thriller about a British black-ops counterterrorism unit that Cinemax canceled in 2015, roars back for an unexpected fifth season. These episodes feature a new team: profiling expert Natalie Reynolds (Roxanne McKee); Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown), who’s out to avenge his murdered squad; lone wolf Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson); and Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata), an Australian expert sniper. They’ll be trying to stop Islamist terrorist Omair Idrisi (Don Hany) and his English wife, Jane Lowry (Katherine Kelly), a jihadist whose goal is to bring down the West.

2 Dope Queens: “New York”
HBO, 11:30pm
New Series!
The comedy pairing made up of The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams and writer/comic/actress Phoebe Robinson bring their hit podcast of the same name to HBO in four hourlong specials themed to topics the duo like discussing best — stuff like sex and dating, race, touchable hairdos, Beyoncé and the Big Apple — and always with a socially conscious edge. In tonight’s premiere, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart salutes the best stuff about his hometown.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl
Animal Planet, 8pm
Ahead of tomorrow’s annual Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet presents this new companion event featuring adult dogs that are living in rescue homes and shelters, and which are frequently passed over for their younger counterparts when it comes to adoption or rescue. The matchup pits Team Wags against Team Tails, and individual profiles of canine players will be presented by NFL player Eric Decker and his wife, Jessie James Decker; NFL player and animal advocate Logan Ryan; and Tia Torres from Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees, among others.

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!
Based on her book Courage to Soar, this film follows Simone Biles (Jeanté Godlock) through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and ultimately cemented her stake as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. Biles’ story of pursuing a dream is an inspiring, emotional journey. “I feel like I’ve always just been pushing towards my goals,” Biles says, “and I think that’s very important for kids to realize: that if you don’t set something, you might get a little bit lost, or you might want to veer off and say, ‘I don’t want to do this,’ because you almost don’t know why you’re doing it.”

Saturday Night Live: “Best of Football”
NBC, 8pm
Ahead of tomorrow’s Super Bowl, this special takes a look back at SNL’s fan-favorite football-themed sketches.

My Secret Valentine
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
Lacey Chabert stars as a young woman who is devastated to learn that her father may sell her family’s winery to a big firm after the Valentine’s Festival. While she engages in heated but flirtatious banter with the prospective buyer’s sales rep (Andrew Walker), she finds herself falling for the mysterious tenant of the winery’s rental cabin who she knows only from the charming notes he leaves on the cabin’s chalkboard.

NFL Honors
NBC, 9pm
Airing the night before Super Bowl LII, this star-studded football and entertainment event features the NFL saluting its best players and plays from the 2017 season.

The Artful Detective
Ovation, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The twist-filled Season 10 finale saw the futures of Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and the heroes of Station House No. 4 in jeopardy amid a corruption investigation gone awry. Season 11 picks up with the aftermath of the finale’s events. The storylines in the new season will also feature a number of Canadian and international historical figures, including physician William Osler, Helen Keller, and the return of artist Tom Thomson, President Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander Graham Bell.

The Dead Files: “Triggered — Flint, Michigan”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!
In tonight’s episode, “Triggered — Flint, Michigan,” Steve and Amy investigate paranormal activity harassing a young family in Flint. While Steve’s investigation of the property exposes a family man with a murderous past, Amy confronts a sinister entity that preys on the vulnerable.

Falling Water: “Promotion”
USA Network, 10pm
Tess (Lizzie Brocheré) and Burton (David Ajala) follow clues from their shared dream to search for the missing dreamer. Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Alex connect Shadowman to the people trafficking in dreamers, and Shadowman confronts his past.

Saturday Night Live: “Natalie Portman/Dua Lipa”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Actress Natalie Portman, who stars in the upcoming theatrical release Annihilation, returns to host SNL for her second time. She is joined by first-time musical guest Dua Lipa.