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Friday, Feb. 23: Netflix’s Soulful Sci-Fi Journey ‘MUTE’

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Friday, Feb. 23

MUTE
Netflix
Original Film!
Set in Berlin in the near future, this film follows Leo (Alexander Skarsgård), who — unable to speak from a childhood accident — searches for his missing girlfriend through the full spectrum of the city’s shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent U.S. Army surgeons on a mission all their own. Described as a “soulful sci-fi journey,” the film comes from director Duncan Jones (Moon).

The Tick
Amazon
New Episodes!
The second part of Season 1, featuring six new episodes, drops today. Starring Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley and Valorie Curry, The Tick is based on the cult comic book by Ben Edlund, who also created this series.

Marseille
Netflix
Season Premiere!
In Season 2, journalists surround the hospital where Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu), the incumbent mayor of Marseille, is still in the intensive care unit as a result of his recent stroke. As the upcoming elections approach, Taro’s absence offers Lucas Barrès (Benoît Magimel) his shot to try to rise to power, but he is still nine votes short to become the new mayor of the city. The negotiations with all the different political parties begin, with the extreme right waiting backstage to make its move.

Seven Seconds
Netflix
New Series!
This anthological crime thriller comes from creator and executive producer Veena Sud (The Killing) and stars Regina King alongside breakout British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey. In the series, after a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover-up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century.

Ugly Delicious
Netflix
New Series!
Over eight episodes of this docuseries, James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang travels the world with writers, chefs, activists and artists who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences. Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom) helms the series.

2018 Winter Olympics
NBC, 8pm Live

Four-man bobsledding remains one of the most popular Olympic events and the heats get underway tonight. The Russians would be defending their gold at Sochi in 2014 but that medal has been stripped, leaving the U.S., who won gold at Vancouver in 2010 and bronze at Sochi, as the reigning champs. Big air events in snowboarding, the team finals in alpine skiing and speed skating events add to an exciting evening of Olympics coverage.

Great Performances: “Movies for Grownups Awards With ‘AARP The Magazine’”
PBS, 9pm
Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The Movies for Grownups Awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind — and to recognize its artists.

Strike Back
Cinemax, 10pm
More trouble for Section 20! Islamist terrorist Jane Lowry (Katherine Kelly) has recruited Magyar Ultra, the Hungarian gang of white nationalists that holds Mac (Warren Brown) hostage, to abduct a Russian chemical weapons expert.

High Maintenance: “Googie”
HBO, 11pm
Maybe it’s because current affairs are becoming more stressful by the day, especially in a metropolitan pressure cooker like New York, but even The Guy (Ben Sinclair) is starting to feel overworked and badly in need of some rest and recreation (which will likely entail consuming some of his own product, but still). Luckily, Abdullah (guest star Abdullah Saeed), a prospective partner in this enterprise, is willing to take over the weed route while The Guy tries to enjoy down time in the new “Googie.”


2 Dope Queens: “Black Nerds”
HBO, 11:30pm
Series Finale!
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba does her homework on the plight of “Black Nerds” (a.k.a. Blerds) in the finale of HBO’s comedy specials featuring the “2 Dope Queens” Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams.

Saturday, Feb. 24

College Basketball
CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 & FOX, 12pm Live

With conference tournaments and March Madness just around the corner, catch a full Saturday of college hoops action, with top games including Seton Hall at St. John’s (FOX), Louisville at Virginia Tech (CBS), Villanova at Creighton (FOX), Iowa State at West Virginia (ESPN2), Gonzaga at BYU (ESPN2) and Arizona at Oregon (ESPN).

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Rinnai 250
FS1, 2pm Live

Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and other emerging NASCAR Xfinity Series stars head to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Rinnai 250.

Shot in the Dark
FOX, 4:30pm
After the conclusion of the Villanova vs. Creighton basketball game, catch this sports documentary executive produced by Dwyane Wade and Chance the Rapper. The film follows a Chicago high-school basketball team and its stars as they aspire for greatness despite the challenges they face and the systemic inequities that threaten to claim their future. “Shot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high-school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth,” says Chance. “It’s not really a game for some folks.”

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Active Pest Control 200
FS1, 4:30pm Live

A Saturday twin bill of NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway wraps up with the Camping World Truck Series’ Active Pest Control 200.

FOX UFC Fight Night
FOX, 8pm Live
It’s a clash of featherweight fury when No. 4 Josh Emmett takes on hard-hitting No. 7 Jeremy Stephens in Orlando, Fla.

NBA Basketball: Oklahoma City at Golden State
ABC, 8:30pm Live
This ABC primetime matchup of NBA Western Conference rivals has Russell Westbrook leading the Oklahoma City Thunder against Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.

Royal Hearts
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When Kelly (Cindy Busby), a hopeless romantic, and her rancher father, Hank (James Brolin), receive news that Hank has inherited an estate from a faraway land, they discover that he has also received a royal title that goes along with it.

Falling Water: “Nothing Personal”
USA Network, 10pm
Burton (David Ajala) faces his past, with Tess’ (Lizzie Brocheré) help. Shadowman stays one step ahead of Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Alex, while Woody (Kai Lennox) agrees to help bring Taylor Bennett (Mary McCormack) down, and Boerg (Zak Orth) remembers his lost sister.

Sunday, Feb. 25

College Basketball: Michigan State at Wisconsin
CBS, 1pm Live

A Big Ten college hoops matchup on CBS features the Michigan State Spartans visiting the Kohl Center in Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers.

Fear Factor
MTV, 7pm
Season Premiere!
Ludacris returns to host and executive produce a new season of physical and psychological challenges that will push contestants to their limits. This season, dubbed the “Season From Hell,” contestants must conquer challenges like escaping from a haunted house and freeing themselves from a buried coffin. Only the bravest will walk away with the weekly $50,000 cash prize and bragging rights.

American Pickers: “Rare Restoration”
History, 8pm
The guys struggle to restore some poorly kept diamonds to their former glory.

Love and Hate Crime
Investigation Discovery, 8pm
This is the first of three one-hour specials airing in 2018 focusing on the increasing dangers facing those who are singled out as “different” in our country based on their race, gender, sexuality, mental health and other attributes. This first installment looks at the murder of transgender teen Mercedes Williamson by her boyfriend, who claims the shock of finding that his partner had been born male made him lose control and kill her. As the LGBTQ community faces new legislation aimed against it, this special presents a personal story of the life and death of Mercedes.

2018 Winter Olympics: Closing Ceremony
NBC, 8pm

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games in South Korea conclude with tonight’s closing ceremony, which includes handing off the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, site of the 2022 Winter Games.

The Walking Dead
AMC, 9pm
Midseason Premiere!
Carl’s as good as gone, Alexandria’s in ashes and Negan seems to have soundly regained the upper hand. So where does that leave a devastated Rick and the AHK contingent now? Find out as the second half of Season 8 debuts tonight in an extended episode.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians: “Trimester Trouble”
E!, 9pm
The worst-kept celebrity secret is finally confirmed: Kylie was pregnant. But will it be fodder for the docusoap before the end of Season 14? If it is, we look forward to some great GIFs of mama Kris losing her mind.

America’s Greatest Threat: Vladimir Putin
History, 9pm
This special details how Vladimir Putin rose from a childhood of poverty and obscurity to become the 21st century’s most influential dictator, who manipulated U.S. elections to become one of the biggest dangers to American democracy and security. The program explores Putin’s character through interviews with experts, former KGB spies, those who worked for him and those who dared to cross him.

Victoria on Masterpiece
PBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
Albert is intent on re-creating the Christmastime joy he remembers from his youth. Victoria has more than one surprise visitor and finds herself threatened by a relative. Meanwhile, the festive spirit sparks romantic tension throughout the palace.

Ash vs Evil Dead
Starz, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, Ash’s (Bruce Campbell) biggest challenge is getting to know his long-lost daughter (Arielle Carver-O’Neill), who’s been entrusted in his care. When Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s (Lucy Lawless) fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet.

Monday, Feb. 26

Ackley Bridge
Acorn TV
New Series!
This is the exclusive U.S. premiere of a new British series set in a multicultural school in West Yorkshire. It’s a character-driven look into the daily drama of teachers, teenagers and families whose lives and cultures collide in a fictional 21st-century northern town that has a large white community and a large Asian community — which don’t mix but now merge into one school. Will the new academy sink, swim … or implode?

Lucifer: “High School Poppycock”
FOX, 8pm
After realizing that a popular author may have been murdered, devil turned LAPD aide Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and homicide detective Chloe (Lauren German) go to the late scribe’s class reunion to spot a suspect.

The Voice
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 14 of the singing competition series will feature the return of Alicia Keys, who will be competing against fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and first-timer Kelly Clarkson. Keys last served as a Voice coach during Season 12, working with ultimate winner Chris Blue. New coach Clarkson — famous for winning the first season of that other notable singing competition, American Idol — served as a key adviser during the last season of The Voice.

Movie Night With Karlie Kloss: “The Goonies”
Freeform, 8:30pm

Jonestown: The Women Behind the Massacre
A&E, 9pm
Learn about the four women who, alongside cult leader Jim Jones, were behind the 1978 Jonestown Massacre in Guyana. The mass murder/suicide, which left 918 people dead, was planned not only by Jones, but also by his all-female inner circle, including wife Marceline Jones and mistresses Carolyn Layton, Maria Katsaris and Annie Moore. Were these women victims of a cult or perpetrators themselves?

iZombie
The CW, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Undead Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brain of a Seattle Seahawks fan and gets a little too into football. Hey, she is what she eats.

Living Biblically
CBS, 9:30pm
New Series!
Produced by The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and based on A.J. Jacobs’ 2007 memoir The Year of Living Biblically, this timely, laugh-out-loud-funny sitcom features Mad Men’s Jay R. Ferguson as film critic Chip Curry, who decides to be a better man following the death of his pal and the news that he’s going to be a dad. Enlisting the help of his “God Squad,” Father Gene (Ian Gomez) and Rabbi Gil (David Krumholtz), Chip decides to try to follow the Bible to the letter to the amusement, puzzlement and admiration of his coworkers and patient wife Leslie (Lindsey Kraft).

The Good Doctor: “Heartfelt”
ABC, 10pm
Due to a rare condition, Dr. Murphy’s (Freddie Highmore) teenage patient has been confined to her home her entire life. Despite that, she has cultivated a large group of friends online and hopes that the surgical team can find a way to give her the life she dreams of. Meanwhile, a young patient’s perfectly matched organ donor causes a moral dilemma for the parents and the patient.

McMafia
AMC, 10pm
New Series!
Cute title, gritty drama: Alex (James Norton), the English-raised son of Russian exiles, is drawn into his family’s shady world of organized crime.

Scorpion: “Dumbster Fire”
CBS, 10pm
The geniuses of Team Scorpion turn into knuckleheads in the brilliantly titled new episode “Dumbster Fire.” It’s up to Paige (Katharine McPhee) to simplify the science for them after their mental faculties are impaired during a job to prevent the creation of a black hole.

American Greed
CNBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The shocking true-crime series returns for its 12th season to examine the dark side of the American dream, where some people will do anything for money.

James Patterson’s Murder Is Forever: “Murder in Paradise”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Season Finale!
Bonnie and Jim Hood, a wealthy couple from Newport Beach, Calif., thought they had found the perfect passion project when they purchased a resort lodge in the Sierra Nevada mountains. But while renovating the lodge, Bonnie upsets area locals who want the property to remain unchanged. As tensions escalate, violence erupts — leading to two homicides. But is it as simple as it seems, or will authorities be pushed to their limits to solve this case?

UnREAL
Lifetime, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The wait for the dating-show spoof’s third season is over. Masters of Sex star Caitlin FitzGerald plays Serena Wolcott, Everlasting’s first female “suitress” and a Silicon Valley executive with intellect and savvy to spare. That’s an unexpected challenge for producers Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) — not to mention the challenge of keeping their cool in the sexy sea of eligible bachelors vying for Serena’s heart.

Good Girls
NBC, 10pm
New Series!
Mae Whitman (Parenthood), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Retta (Parks and Recreation) star as a trio of desperate mamas who rob a grocery store and get more than the meager cash they bargained for in NBC’s new dramedy from Shondaland alum Jenna Bans. A sort of Thelma & Louise meets Breaking Bad, the good-natured series says much about the state of the average American, the love of a mother … and how girlfriends can get you into trouble long after high school.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

NCIS: “Keep Your Enemies Closer”
CBS, 8pm
The agents play let’s-make-a-deal on tonight’s episode of the stalwart hit. In exchange for information that can convict a murderer (Graham Hamilton), the NCIS team lets prisoner Paul Triff (French Stewart) out of prison for a two-day furlough at his old home … which happens to be McGee’s (Sean Murray) house now. Well, that’s awkward.

Lethal Weapon: “Ruthless”
FOX, 8pm
Riggs (Clayne Crawford) usually doesn’t let people get too close, but annoying crime witness Ruthie (guest star Swoosie Kurtz) becomes an unlikely friend. Maybe they bonded over Sisters reruns?

We’ll Meet Again: “Coming Out”
PBS, 8pm
Season Finale!
Join Ann Curry as those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite. Tom wants to find the childhood friend who urged him to come out, while Paul seeks a fellow student who inspired him to stand up for his beliefs.

black-ish: “Please, Baby, Please”
ABC, 9pm
Dre (Anthony Anderson) is on nighttime baby duty during a storm, and the whole household is wide awake. When a bedtime story doesn’t stop Devante’s crying, Dre ditches the storybook to tell a tale of his own about the current state of the country — in a way Devante will understand.

Bull: “Witness for the Prosecution”
CBS, 9pm
She’s an insanely good actress. For years, ruthless drug dealer Hazel Diaz (guest star Roma Maffia) has avoided imprisonment for killing a police officer by pretending to be schizophrenic. The DA enlists Bull (Michael Weatherly) to expose her and finally put her away.

American Creed
PBS, 9pm
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David M. Kennedy present stories of unlikely activists working to bridge deep divides and bring communities together.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: “World’s Worst Domino”
ABC, 10pm
Feeling guilty about his role in getting the former high-school security guard fired, Kevin (Jason Ritter) decides to help Becky (Abbey McBride) follow her passion for inventing. With Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and Tyler’s (Dustin Ybarra) assistance, he enters Becky’s newest creation into a local Entrepreneur Expo with hilarious results. Meanwhile, Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) is forced to come to terms with Dave’s (Will Sasso) disappearance.

NCIS: New Orleans: “The Last Mile”
CBS, 10pm
Isler (guest star Derek Webster) asks fellow special agent Pride (Scott Bakula) for help with an off-the-books investigation into an opioid theft. Also drawn into the scheme: Percy (Shalita Grant), who goes undercover with Isler.

Chicago Med: “Down by Law”
NBC, 10pm
After witnessing a drive-by shooting and hitting her head, Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) struggles with the aftermath of a head injury. Complicating matters, she and Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) deal with a teenage patient and her overbearing older husband, who might not be looking out for his young wife’s best interests.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
USA Network, 10pm
New Series!
This 10-episode, true-crime anthology series begins with a chronicle of the dual police investigations of Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) into the controversial 1996 and 1997 murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players: Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. (Wavyy Jonez). The real-life Greg Kading serves as a co-executive producer for the series, which is directed by Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story).

Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
MTV, 10:30pm
New Series!
From the producer of Party Down South and Jersey Shore comes a new party-centric docuseries where eight young people travel to the idyllic ski resort Hunter Mountain to ski, snowboard, party and mingle with other singles.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

The Looming Tower
Hulu
New Series!
Set in the late 1990s, this drama is based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, which traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group. It follows members of the counterterrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA as they travel the world fighting each other for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal of preventing an imminent attack on American soil. Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard and Wrenn Schmidt are among the cast.

Survivor
CBS, 8pm
Season Premiere!
“Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it,” host Jeff Probst (or someone else) once said. For Season 36 of the competition, 20 castaways go to battle, and relics from seasons past serve as warnings of mistakes to avoid.

The X-Files
FOX, 8pm
Hear that? Neither do we. As Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) dive into the world of artificial intelligence, the story is told with only a few lines of dialogue. Spooky!

grown-ish: “Who Gon Stop Me”
Freeform, 8pm
After a shooting on campus, California University is in lockdown mode — and ambitious student Vivek (Jordan Buhat) gets drawn into the liberal-arts school’s dark drug underbelly.

The Blacklist: “Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III”
NBC, 8pm
Red (James Spader) and the FBI track a blacklister (guest star John Noble) who creates alibis for his murderous clients. Meanwhile, Red’s daughter Liz (Megan Boone) is forced to see a shrink (Martha Plimpton) so she can get back into the FBI. That should be an interesting session.

NHL: Detroit at St. Louis
NBCSN, 8pm Live

Henrik Zetterberg leads the Detroit Red Wings into St. Louis’ Scottrade Center to face off against Alex Pietrangelo and the Blues.

Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
E!, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 3 of the reality series kicks off with clairvoyant-to-the-stars Tyler Henry connecting The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons to his late grandma.

The Magicians: “Six Short Stories About Magic”
Syfy, 9pm
Julia (Stella Maeve) and Fen (Brittany Curran) investigate a dangerous group of Magicians as Eliot (Hale Appleman) and Margo’s (Summer Bishil) reign is challenged.

Designated Survivor
ABC, 10pm
New Episodes!
The Kiefer Sutherland starrer returns for the second half of its sophomore season, with Sutherland’s President Kirkman adapting to life as a widower. “We’re going to pick up with how he has been dealing with the loss of his wife and the mother of his children, his best friend,” showrunner Keith Eisner told TVLine. “It’s not an easy transition. Episode 11 deals with that uneasiness in a very interesting way, and the remaining part of the season will deal with it, too — the consequences of being alone and what that means for him.”

Twin Turbos
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!
This series follows father-and-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, who have been building one-of-a-kind cars and trucks for more than two decades, winning over 20 awards, and turning the family business into a household name. Together, they push the boundaries on each custom build to create outrageous, state-of-the-art vehicles.

Glam Masters
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
Lifetime’s new eight-episode beauty competition is executive produced by Kim Kardashian West and hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox. In each episode, four beauty bloggers go head-to-head in challenges designed to prove whether or not they have the talent, charisma and vision it takes to be the next big name in beauty. Each week’s winner advances to the semifinals, where the best will battle it out in the Tournament of Masters finale. Who will impress Cox, celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, YouTube makeup expert Kandee Johnson and Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi most and be named the ultimate Glam Master?

Chicago P.D.: “Sisterhood”
NBC, 10pm
Intelligence tracks down a vigilante attacking rapists. The investigation hits home for Burgess (Marina Squerciati), who begins to question if the men who raped her sister truly paid for their actions.

Waco
Paramount Network, 10pm
Miniseries Finale!
The limited series about Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) comes to a fiery conclusion. Literally.

Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block: “Alice in Slaughterland”
Syfy, 10pm
Alice (Olivia Luccardi) confronts her own incipient madness while Zoe (Holland Roden) eats with the Peaches.

VH1 Beauty Bar
VH1, 10pm
New Series!
This new reality series follows the eclectic group of hairstylists and makeup artists at Manhattan’s hot salon, House of Dolls by Henry. Each member of the staff has big talent and a bigger ego, and they have to balance their own dreams of beauty stardom with catering to the demands of their high-profile clients.

Thursday, March 1

Grey’s Anatomy: “You Really Got a Hold on Me”
ABC, 8pm
In a special TGIT crossover event, Station 19 firefighters Ben Warren (Jason George) and Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) head to Grey Sloan after rescuing two boys who’ve been injured in a house fire. With one of the boys’ lives literally in Andy’s hands, her skills are put to the test. Meanwhile, the doctors continue to work on their projects for the Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Contest, and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) brings in Tom Koracick (Greg Germann) to consult on her and Alex’s (Justin Chambers) patient.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Neonatal Nomenclature”
CBS, 8pm
When Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started in the new episode “The Neonatal Nomenclature.”

Gotham
FOX, 8pm
New Episodes!
The Batman-based series returns with all-new episodes.

Superstore: “Video Game Release”
NBC, 8pm
When gamers invade Cloud 9 for the release of a hot new video game, Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to help Amy (America Ferrera) secure herself a copy of the game, which takes them on an unexpected adventure.

Young Sheldon: “Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad’s Whiskey”
CBS, 8:30pm
When Mary (Zoe Perry) takes a job as church secretary, she finds herself becoming Pastor Jeff’s (Matt Hobby) marriage counselor. Also, Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and Missy (Raegan Revord) spend their first afternoon home alone in the new episode “Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad’s Whiskey.”

Scandal: “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself”
ABC, 9pm
For fans who’ve been pining for an Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) meets Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) moment … it’s handled. The storyline opens on Scandal, where, urged on by her ambitious protégée Michaela (Aja Naomi King), Philly-based lawyer Annalise comes to D.C. to convince Olivia, the capital’s most powerful fixer, to help her get a class-action suit regarding wronged prison inmates on the Supreme Court’s docket.

Mom: “Pudding and a Screen Door”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Pudding and a Screen Door,” Jill (Jaime Pressly) returns from her wellness retreat a changed woman, but Bonnie (Allison Janney) is offended when she refuses to pay for lunch.

Street Outlaws vs. Fast N’ Loud: Build to Mega Race, Part 4
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The crews from Gas Monkey Garage, the 405 and Fired Up Garage wrap up their builds ahead of Mega Race (airing March 5).

Showtime at the Apollo
FOX, 9pm
New Series!
After a series of occasional specials, this variety show that takes place at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater premieres as a weekly series. Funnyman and Apollo legend Steve Harvey returns as the series’ host, with singer and TV personality Adrienne Houghton serving as cohost.

Swamp People: “Texas 911”
History, 9pm
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Troy, RJ and Bruce answer an urgent call from friends in Texas to help fill tags.

Will & Grace: “Three Wise Men”
NBC, 9pm
Grace (Debra Messing) is horrified to realize that she’s dated three men from the same family. Will (Eric McCormack) and Karen (Megan Mullally) get on each other’s nerves at the office until they bond over watching — and producing — their own little telenovela. Dan Bucatinsky guest-stars.

American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja
USA Network, 9pm
New Series!
This series pits top ninjas from the American Ninja Warrior franchise against each other in a nail-biting head-to-head competition. The 16-episode series is hosted by comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, with in-the-moment sideline reporting from FOX Sports’ Alex Curry. The obstacles will showcase the ninjas’ agility, athleticism and meticulous skill — all in a side-by-side battle to the finish.

Morgan Family Strong
UP TV, 9:30pm
New Series!
The series will follow country star Craig Morgan and his close-knit family (wife Karen, daughter Alexandra, and sons Kyle and Wyatt) at home and on tour as they work past the heartbreaking 2016 death of their son and brother, Jerry. The series finds the family juggling life at home and on the road, including opening Morgan Farms — a family store that has become their collective passion project — Craig writing new songs for an upcoming album, the family visiting the Alaskan wilderness, and taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

How to Get Away With Murder: “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”
ABC, 10pm
Continuing the evening’s crossover storyline with Scandal, Annalise’s (Viola Davis) class action hangs in the balance, but Olivia (Kerry Washington) proves crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation’s highest court. Meanwhile, Bonnie (Liza Weil) discovers concerning information pertaining to Simon (Behzad Dabu) that threatens to expose what really happened on the night he was shot.

Music City
CMT, 10pm
New Series!
This new docuseries comes from Adam DiVello (Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, The Hills) and follows five young, sexy and talented hopefuls as they chase their dreams of success, fame and romance in Nashville.

American Chopper
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Sneak Peek!
Get a preview of American Chopper’s new season as Discovery brings back its famous customized-bike-building series, led by returning motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. With clients including A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and Forbes 100 businesses, millions of dollars and their brands’ reputations are on the line for the Teutuls with each signature build.

Atlanta
FX, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin/manager Earn Marks (Donald Glover) are still trying to make names for themselves in the Georgia music scene on the sophomore season of this innovative comedy. The subtitle, “Robbin’ Season” — when thefts increase around the holidays — serves as a metaphor for the characters’ desperation. Deep stuff.

Portlandia: “Most Pro City”
IFC, 10pm
The mayor (special guest star Kyle MacLachlan) sets out to prove Portlandia’s diversity; a statistics enthusiast teaches an eager apprentice; text-message drama unfolds during a business meeting; activists on a hunger strike take a cheat day; drivers communicate with each other via hand signals; and Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) become intimate on their anniversary.

Chicago Fire: “The F Is For”
NBC, 10pm
After photos of Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) jumping off the roof during a heroic rescue make the front page of the newspaper, Boden (Eamonn Walker) unwillingly agrees for the photographer to chronicle a day-in-the-life story at the firehouse.

Friday, March 2

Flint Town
Netflix
New Series!
This documentary series takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the police department in Flint, Mich. Consistently named one of America’s most violent cities, and with a community still grappling with the coverup of a citywide water contamination, Flint has a population largely mistrustful of law-enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with police officers striving to protect and serve the community while also struggling to gain the community’s support.

B: The Beginning
Netflix
New Series!
This anime series is set in the archipelagic nation of Cremona, a world powered by advanced technology, where crime and action unfold. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by a serial killer known as “Killer B.”

Days of Our Lives
NBC, Check local listings
Soap weddings rarely go well, but can we at least get a slice of cake before Hope (Kristian Alfonso) discovers groom Rafe’s (Galen Gering) hookup with his ex?

Once Upon a Time: “Secret Garden”
ABC, 8pm
Zelena, a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader), should be happy that daughter Robin (Tiera Skovbye) wants to explore her magic. But she’s green with envy when the girl seeks out Mother Gothel (Emma Booth) for advice instead.

Treehouse Masters International: France
Animal Planet, 8pm
In this special, Pete Nelson travels through France with treehouse visionary Alain Laurens. As they wind through the magical countryside, Alain shows Pete his fantastical structures that implement ingenious engineering, reach dizzying heights and redefine what a treehouse can be.

MacGyver: “Hammock + Balcony”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Hammock + Balcony,” Mac (Lucas Till) and his cohorts pose as honeymoon couples at a resort in order to gain information about a Serbian war criminal.

MasterChef Junior
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 6 of the pint-sized culinary competition kicks off with a two-hour premiere as 40 talented home cooks ages 8-13 whip up dishes to impress chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Joe Bastianich. At the end of the season, one talented kid will be named this season’s winner and take home the MasterChef Junior trophy and a $100,000 grand prize.

Blindspot: “Warning Shot”
NBC, 8pm
A surprising visit from Nas (special guest star Archie Panjabi) leads the team to investigate a dangerous piece of technology that was stolen from the NSA. Meanwhile, Roman (Luke Mitchell) and Blake (guest star Tori Anderson) grow closer as they attend a high-stakes poker game.

Treehouse Masters
Animal Planet, 9pm
Season Finale!
Pete Nelson and his team tackle their “tallest” order yet — a design for former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal! Shaq wants to be completely surprised at the reveal so he has given Pete total control of the design; but without any direction, will the final project be a slam dunk or an air ball?

Bring It!
Lifetime, 9pm
Season Premiere!
It’s a new competition season, and Miss D is focusing on the future. But could this be her last season in Jackson? Queen D has realized her dream of opening a new Dollhouse in Atlanta, but the OGs and DDP need Miss D’s magic now more than ever, since a new captain needs to be chosen to fill Camie’s shoes. Plus, a fiery new superstar just blew in from New York City, and she is looking to rewrite the Dollhouse rule book!

Taken: “Absalom”
NBC, 9pm
The kidnapping of a foreign official with ties to a sex-trafficking ring forces supersniper Santana (Jessica Camacho) to confront her past.

Frontline: “Weinstein”
PBS, 9pm
This documentary is an examination of Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein’s early years, the film investigates the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.

Blue Bloods: “Legacy”
CBS, 10pm
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) considers taking a new job that would ease his financial struggles after investigating the death of a wealthy man in the new episode “Legacy.”

Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
Behind some of the biggest superstars in the music industry — Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj among them — is famed choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson. But now the tables are turned as Gibson puts herself on display in this new docuseries, which follows Gibson and her team at BoomKack Worldwide as she shapes and steers the creative narrative of clients that include Sean “Puffy” Combs, Fantasia Barrino, Tamar Braxton, French Montana and more.

Bridezillas
WE tv, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Well, aisle be darned! It’s been five years since Bridezillas, WE tv’s reality show about betrothed women behaving badly, signed off in a crescendo of smashed cakes and cowering grooms. Now the series is back for a fresh batch of matrimonial mayhem — and the circa-2018 brides are the least blushing yet.

Saturday, March 3

College Basketball
CBS, ESPN & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live

There’s a full Saturday of college hoops action before the major conference tournaments tip off. Top games today are Kentucky at Florida (CBS), Georgetown at Villanova (FOX) and North Carolina at Duke (ESPN).

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards
IFC, 5pm Live
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney return to host this annual ceremony that celebrates not only quality films, but also emerging filmmakers and diversity within the movie industry. Nominees for Best Feature are Call Me by Your Name, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird and The Rider. The Netflix film Mudbound has been selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.

NHL Hockey: Toronto at Washington
NBC, 8pm Live

The NHL Stadium Series features the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Washington Capitals in an outdoor game at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

NBA Basketball: Boston at Houston
ABC, 8:30pm Live

A clash between two of the NBA’s elite teams has Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics heading to Houston’s Toyota Center to take on Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets.

Iyanla: Fix My Life
OWN, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Bestselling author, spiritual life coach and executive producer Iyanla Vanzant returns with all-new episodes of her hit show. Guests looking for Iyanla’s help this season include a young girl kidnapped at birth, a music producer wrongly accused of abuse, and Diamond Reynolds, the woman whose boyfriend, Philando Castile, was fatally shot by police and who streamed his dying moments on social media.

Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
TLC, 10pm
New Series!
Is love really blind? For a trio of women, it’s time to put the age-old theory to the test in TLC’s new, three-part dating series, which takes physical attraction out of the equation and encourages love seekers to get to know potential suitors before looks factor in. Communicating only via outward-facing cameras, the women spend one day getting to know a trio of eligible men by “tagging along” as they go about their lives. When the day is over, they’ll choose one man to meet and explore a possible love connection face-to-face.

Falling Water: “Risk Assessment”
USA Network, 10pm
The team sets up a sting to catch Taylor Bennett (Mary McCormack) and her buyer. Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Alex hound Shadowman’s daughter, hoping she’ll lead them to him.

Saturday Night Live: “Charles Barkley/Migos”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
The late-night sketch-comedy and music series returns with new episodes now that NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage has ended. Former NBA star and current NBA commentator Charles Barkley returns to the show to host for his fourth time, joined by hip-hop group Migos in their second appearance on the show.