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Friday, Feb. 1: Netflix’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ a Thriller Set in L.A.’s Art World

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Friday, Feb. 1

Velvet Buzzsaw
Original Film!

Just a few days after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, this thriller bows on Netflix. Set in the L.A. art world, the story centers around the discovery of a series of paintings by an unknown artist. Soon after, a supernatural force enacts revenge on greedy people who profit from the work. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Zawe Ashton star.

Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders
Prime Video

Poirot purists, hang on to your bowler hats. A new take on Agatha Christie’s sleuth awaits in this BBC version of her 1936 whodunit The ABC Murders. This Hercule Poirot (Oscar nominee John Malkovich) is an aging, friendless has-been. Sidekicks Hastings and Japp play no role in the hunt for the serial killer who leaves a railway guide beside his victims. The once-celebrated Belgian must beg an inspector named Crome (Rupert Grint) to help with the case. Most noticeably, the character’s iconic dyed, waxed and curled mustache … isn’t.

Always a Witch
New Series!

In this series from Colombia (where it is known as Siempre Bruja), a 17th-century witch named Carmen (Angely Gaviria) must adjust to her new life after she time-travels to modern-day Cartagena to avoid being burned at the stake.

Russian Doll
New Series!

Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland are executive producers — with Headland and Lyonne the writers — of this series that follows a young woman (played by Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

31 Days of Oscar
TCM, beginning at 6am

Turner Classic Movies’ annual marathon surrounding Hollywood’s biggest awards night (airing on ABC Feb. 24) kicks off today. Each day of Oscar-winning and -nominated movies will be tied to various themes, and one of today’s themes is American Literary Adaptations. Enjoy a day of films beginning with 1935’s Alice Adams and including other classics like Little Women (1949), Show Boat (1951) and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968).

Fresh Off the Boat: “Grand-Mahjong”
ABC, 8pm

It’s Chinese New Year and the Lees — Elaine (Ming-Na Wen), Julius (Reggie Lee) and son Horace (Jimmy O. Yang) — are back. Elaine tries to give Jessica (Constance Wu) tips on building a better relationship with Grandma Huang (Lucille Soong). Meanwhile, inspired by a Lee family tradition, Louis (Randall Park) challenges Emery (Forrest Wheeler) to a wrestling match to start the new year.

MacGyver: “Father + Bride + Betrayal”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Father + Bride + Betrayal,” Mac (Lucas Till) and his team crash a wedding to take an international crime boss into custody, but discover that they are not the only ones looking for him.

The Blacklist: “Alter Ego”
NBC, 9pm

While Red (James Spader) argues in court to uphold the validity of his immunity agreement, Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force question a man whose recent inheritance seems too good to be true, and Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) offers Red some advice.

Great Performances at the Met: “Marnie”
PBS, 9pm

Watch composer Nico Muhly’s reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman, and Robert Spano conducts.

Blue Bloods: “Ripple Effect”
CBS, 10pm

A medium approaches Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) claiming to know what happened to a woman who was found dead of an apparent suicide in the new episode “Ripple Effect.”

Tropical Cop Tales
Adult Swim, 12am (late night)
New Series!

Dominique Witten and Ted Ferguson star as two burned-out city cops who relocate to a tropical paradise for a relaxing twilight to their careers. Unfortunately, it’s the most un-relaxing place on earth, and their new captain (Carl Solomon) is a champion shouter. The comedy premieres with two back-to-back 15-minute episodes.

Saturday, Feb. 2

“Star Wars” Marathon
TNT, beginning at 11:30am

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher kick off the all-day/night Star Wars marathon with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), followed by Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983).

College Basketball: Texas Tech at Kansas
CBS, 4pm Live

A matchup of Big 12 powers takes place today in Lawrence, Kan., as the Texas Tech Red Raiders face the Kansas Jayhawks.

Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl II
Animal Planet, 8pm

Back by popular demand for a second installment, this special airs ahead of tomorrow’s Puppy Bowl broadcast and gives adult and senior dogs a chance to shine. The football-themed competition divides older rescue and shelter dogs, including several special-needs dogs, into two teams: Team Goldies and Team Oldies. As with the Puppy Bowl, all dogs that have participated in the Dog Bowl in the past have been adopted by loving families. Animal advocate Jill Rappaport hosts.

Valentine in the Vineyard
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

The third film in the Vineyard franchise finds Frankie Baldwin and Nate DeLuca, played by Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny, preparing to host the Valentine’s Day wedding for Frankie’s cousin and Nate’s brother at their Napa Valley winery. But as Nate and Frankie help with the planning — which seems like a dry run for their own walk down the aisle — they begin to wonder if their differences mean they’re not the perfect pairing that they once believed.

Death of a Cheerleader
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Based on a true story, this remake of a popular TV movie from the ’90s follows a shy girl (Aubrey Peeples) as she becomes resentful of the popular cheerleader (Sarah Dugdale) at her school. A night out together ends in horror, and the town struggles to identify the killer.

Planet Earth: Dynasties: “Tiger”
BBC America, AMC, IFC & SundanceTV, 9pm

In India’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, a tigress named Raj Bhera cares for her four newborn cubs while defending her hunting grounds against invading rival tigers — one of which is her own adult daughter, Solo.

NFL Honors
CBS, 9pm

The NFL’s awards ceremony recognizes the best players, performances and plays from the 2018 season at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is announced, and the NFL and The Associated Press present awards for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and more.

Cat Bowl I
Hallmark Channel, 10pm

Beth Stern, Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison host the frisky fun of Hallmark Channel’s first ever Cat Bowl, which features adult and senior cats in search of their forever homes. Plus, the event’s pawsome halftime show “Where Are They Meow?” will provide updates on former Kitten Bowl cat-letes including Jerry Mice, Puma Esiason and the star of Kitten Bowl V, Swirl.

Sunday, Feb. 3

“The Office” Sports Day Sunday Marathon
Comedy Central, beginning at 8am

Party with Dunder Mifflin Scranton employees Michael Scott (Steve Carell), Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and their colleagues for a Sports Day Sunday Marathon of The Office.

Puppy Bowl XV
Animal Planet, pregame show 2pm; event 3pm

One of the original and most beloved Super Bowl Sunday counterprogramming specials returns for its 15th installment. A new set of 93 adorable puppies from 51 shelters is ready to take the gridiron in this two-hour event that pits Team Ruff against Team Fluff. Along with favorite returning features like the Water Bowl Cam, Kiss Cam and Kitty Halftime Show, this year’s event also features a canine DNA test on some of the competitors to find out what they are really made of.

Kitten Bowl VI
Hallmark Channel, 2pm

Beth Stern hosts Hallmark Channel’s annual celebration of feline rescue and adoption in support of its “Adoption Ever After” initiative. This year’s event features kittens rescued from natural disasters, all of whom are vying for the National Championship of Feline Football trophy — and furr-ever homes.

Super Bowl LIII
CBS, 6:30pm Live

With all the pregame hype, the pricey commercials, the sharp spike in avocado consumption and the drama surrounding the halftime show, it’s easy to forget that there’s a football game in there somewhere. Super Bowl LIII between the AFC champion New England Patriots and the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams is played tonight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Gladys Knight sings the national anthem, and Maroon 5 performs at halftime with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi.

Counterpart: “In From the Cold”
Starz, 9pm

The line between the two Howards (both played by J.K. Simmons) keeps getting fuzzier, as spy Howard Prime and Emily (Olivia Williams) inch closer to figuring out the plans of covert operation Indigo.

The World’s Best
CBS, 10pm
New Series!

Premiering after coverage of Super Bowl LIII, this 10-episode talent competition series features entertainment acts of all kinds from every corner of the world. The performers not only have to impress the celebrity judges, but they also have to break through the “wall of the world” — an international panel of 50 experts from all areas of showbiz — on their quest to be the best. James Corden hosts, and Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill are the American judges.

Beat Bobby Flay: “Old Friends”
Food Network, 11pm

The judges become the judged! Restaurateurs Einat Admony and Michael Psilakis step away from their seats as persnickety Flay panelists and try to best Bobby.

Monday, Feb. 4

The Neighborhood: “Welcome to Fight Night”
CBS, 8pm

Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) reluctantly invites Dave (Max Greenfield) to join his guys’ night at home, and Gemma (Beth Behrs) and Tina (Tichina Arnold) take their first girls’ trip to Vegas in the new episode “Welcome to Fight Night.”

Arrow: “Emerald Archer”
The CW, 8pm

The 150th episode showcases a documentary entitled The Hood and the Rise of Vigilantes, starring Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). As a camera crew follows Team Arrow around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William’s (guest star Jack Moore) return from boarding school, as well as a new threat to the city.

The Resident: “Virtually Impossible”
FOX, 8pm

Conrad (Matt Czuchry), Kit (Jane Leeves), Mina (Shaunette Renée Wilson) and the Raptor (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) work to save the life of a med student in need of a triple-organ transplant, drawing Bell (Bruce Greenwood) back to the OR for one of Chastain’s riskiest surgeries yet.

Man With a Plan: “Wife-Proof”
CBS, 8:30pm
Season Premiere!

Matt LeBlanc returns for Season 3 of this comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage and family. In the season premiere episode “Wife-Proof,” Adam (LeBlanc) attempts to make the office feel more inviting since Andi (Liza Snyder) will be joining him at work every day.

I Am the Night: “Phenomenon of Interference”
TNT, 9pm

In the second episode of TNT’s six-part limited series, Fauna (India Eisley) has arrived in Los Angeles and is determined to track down her mysterious grandfather, George Hodel (Jefferson Mays). Jay (Chris Pine) continues his pursuit of the Bloody Romeo, but he can’t let go of the story that ruined his career years ago — a story that involved George Hodel.

The Good Doctor: “Faces”
ABC, 10pm

Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper) tries to convince a grieving family to donate their teenage daughter’s face to another young girl whose face was horribly disfigured in an accident.

Bull: “Prior Bad Acts”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Prior Bad Acts,” Bull’s (Michael Weatherly) new relationship is complicated by his renewed feelings for his ex-wife, Isabella (guest star Yara Martinez), when they’re reunited by the sudden death of her father.

Elvis Goes There
EPIX, 10pm
New Series!

In this four-episode, hourlong series, renowned journalist Elvis Mitchell travels with A-list filmmakers and actors to places of inspiration around the world, gaining unprecedented access to explore how each location shaped the artists’ work and identity. Slated to appear with Mitchell are filmmakers Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).

Manifest: “Upgrade”
NBC, 10pm

When Saanvi (Parveen Kaur) goes missing, Ben (Josh Dallas) suspects a fanatical group who have become obsessed with the passengers from Flight 828. Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) must face the consequences of her reunion with Jared (J.R. Ramirez). Zeke (Matt Long) returns to New York and has an ominous calling.

Independent Lens: “Black Memorabilia”
PBS, 10pm

From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia — racially charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.

Lost Gold: “The Missing Gold of the Little Bighorn”
Travel Channel, 10pm

In Montana, Josh and Jesse Feldman track the path of famed steamship captain Grant Marsh, who rescued wounded soldiers from the Battle of the Little Bighorn — and possibly left behind a buried cache of gold.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

American Housewife: “The Things You Do”
ABC, 8pm

Greg’s (Diedrich Bader) insistence on doing the family’s taxes prompts Katie (Katy Mixon) to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) and Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) join forces in an attempt to win a popular radio contest.

The Flash: “Goldfaced”
The CW, 8pm

Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to purchase a device that could help them stop Cicada (Chris Klein). Once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world, eventually having to choose between committing a crime or losing the means to defeat one of their greatest foes.

Ellen’s Game of Games: “Life As We Know or Go It”
NBC, 8pm

This week’s contestants play “Danger Word,” “Mount St. Ellen,” “See You Later Alligator” and “Aw Snap.” The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to “Know or Go,” and the person who wins that game advances to “Hot Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: “Freedom Tales”
PBS, 8pm

Host Henry Louis Gates Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African-American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

Two Eastern Conference contenders collide when Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors visit Jimmy Butler and the 76ers in Philadelphia. The second game of TNT’s doubleheader has the Miami Heat at the Portland Trail Blazers.

State of the Union Address
Various Networks, 9pm Live

Postponed from Jan. 29, President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver the State of the Union Address tonight. Expect coverage from the usual broadcast and cable news networks, like ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Fox News, NBC and PBS.

American Soul
BET, 9pm
New Series!
This scripted drama from the producers of BET’s hit biopics The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story recounts how the iconic series Soul Train became the first nationally syndicated black music show. It also goes behind the music to detail battles with record labels for top talent and off-camera drama as young dancers vie for the spotlight. Sinqua Walls plays legendary series creator Don Cornelius, and music artist Kelly Rowland will act and sing in a multi-episode guest arc as Gladys Knight. The series begins with back-to-back episodes tonight.

Food Truck Nation: “Crepes, Indian-Spiced Meatballs and Hot Dogs”
Cooking Channel, 9pm

Host Brad Miller visits North Carolina for a taste of Indian street food made by an award-winning chef and checks out a larger-than-life hot dog cart that’s putting a delicious spin on the American classic. Then, he travels to Los Angeles to visit a husband-and-wife-owned truck whose authentic, buttery French crepes are winning over Californians.

My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!

Celebrity wedding designer David Tutera helps deserving couples plan lavish weddings that are worthy of their inspiring love stories. Then, the happy couple will tie the knot — live — before family, friends and all of America. In the premiere episode, David helps Redmond Ramos, a military vet who now works as a motivational speaker, and Krista Cona, Redmond’s firefighter fiancée, plan a wedding fit for a pair of heroes.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

The World’s Best
CBS, 8pm

The new global talent competition series, which premiered after Super Bowl LIII, moves to its regular day tonight with a special two-hour episode.

Riverdale: “Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale”
The CW, 8pm

Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra (guest star Robin Givens) and Tom (guest star Martin Cummins) receive an unsettling message, which forces “The Midnight Club” to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks host Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum, followed by the San Antonio Spurs heading to Oakland’s Oracle Arena to face the Golden State Warriors.

Chicago Med: “Ghosts in the Attic”
NBC, 8pm

Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) withholds some important information from Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto), and she begins to question his suspect behavior. Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) comes to some difficult conclusions involving April (Yaya DaCosta) over a patient’s care. An incident in the OR involving Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling) at the hands of Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) may have serious implications.

Incredible Animal Moments
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

From the arid deserts to the deepest oceans, this special counts down some of the greatest wildlife video footage ever captured in five jaw-dropping categories: Deadly Showdowns, Freaks of Nature, Gang Wars, Rough Romance and Extreme Parenting.

Chicago Fire: “The Plunge”
NBC, 9pm

Cruz (Joe Minoso) leads the charge in getting the firehouse to gear up for the Polar Plunge. Herrmann (David Eigenberg) has a hard time bouncing back after dealing with a tough call. Foster’s (Annie Illonzeh) personal relationships begin to interfere with her job.

NOVA: “Decoding the Great Pyramid”
PBS, 9pm

Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza — and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and discover how the massive project transformed Egypt.

The Magicians: “The Bad News Bear”
Syfy, 9pm

Kady (Jade Tailor) gets a puppy; Quentin (Jason Ralph) meets a snake.

Criminal Minds: “Truth or Dare”
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!

Season 14 comes to a close with the finale episode “Truth or Dare.” CBS announced that Criminal Minds will end after a 15th season of 10 episodes.

You’re the Worst: “A Very Good Boy”
FXX, 10pm

In the new episode “A Very Good Boy,” Jimmy (Chris Geere) attempts to prove that, despite being on the verge of becoming a married man, he has not lost his edge.

Chicago P.D.: “Night in Chicago”
NBC, 10pm

Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) goes undercover to bring down the longtime head of a criminal enterprise and becomes entangled in a situation that tests his allegiances as well as his conscience.

The Dictator’s Playbook: “Francisco Franco”
PBS, 10pm

Learn how Francisco Franco won the Spanish Civil War and became dictator of Spain.

Deadly Class: “Mirror People”
Syfy, 10pm

Saya (Lana Condor) and Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth) have to survive an attack on the school when Saya’s past comes back to haunt her.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Figure Skating: ISU Four Continents Championships
NBCSN, 5pm Live

NBCSN has live coverage of the ISU Four Continents Championships, featuring figure skaters representing nations outside of Europe, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 7-10.

Song of Parkland
HBO, 7pm
Original Film!

This documentary follows Tony-honored drama teacher Melody Herzfeld and her Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama students as they help their community to come together and heal following a tragic shooting inside their school. They use their production of a musical to demonstrate that positivity and good things can come from the horrors they’ve witnessed.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Girlfriend in a Coma”
ABC, 8pm

A patient gives Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) some clarity on her dating situation around the holidays. The strain on Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Ben’s (Jason George) marriage comes to a head. Meanwhile, Betty (Peyton Kennedy) drops a bomb on Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone).

Supernatural: “Lebanon”
The CW, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
In this special 300th episode, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) look to occult lore for a solution to their latest problem, but instead of a resolution, they find much more than either of them had anticipated. Jeffrey Dean Morgan returns as their father, John Winchester.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
FX, 8pm

Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick star in this 2016 comedy about two brothers who get more than they bargained for when they find dates for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding.

Young Sheldon: “A Math Emergency and Perky Palms”
CBS, 8:30pm

Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and Dr. Sturgis (recurring guest star Wallace Shawn) have their first fight when Dr. Sturgis marks a question wrong on Sheldon’s test in the new episode “A Math Emergency and Perky Palms.”

A Million Little Things: “someday”
ABC, 9pm

On the eve of the new restaurant opening, Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) tracks down a handsome expert to help with the last-minute details. Meanwhile, Regina (Christina Moses) struggles with her overbearing mother, who causes friction by bringing up disturbing details of her past.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “A Tale of Two Bandits”
NBC, 9pm

Terry (Terry Crews) believes the Pontiac Bandit is stealing cars again, but Jake (Andy Samberg) is convinced his friend wouldn’t do that. The rest of the squad fight to keep Shaw’s a police bar after some firemen stake their claim to it.

S.W.A.T.: “The B-Team”
CBS, 10pm
Guest Star Alert!

Hondo (Shemar Moore) reunites with an old flame, FBI Special Agent Elle Trask (guest star Tricia Helfer), when the SWAT team works with the FBI to bring in a separatist group in possession of weapons-grade plutonium. Former NFL players Willie McGinest, Eric Dickerson and James Harrison guest-star in the new episode “The B-Team.”

Broad City: “Bitcoin & the Missing Girl”
Comedy Central, 10pm

In the new episode “Bitcoin & the Missing Girl,” Ilana (Ilana Glazer) visits an old flame to cash out her Bitcoin share, while Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) drops off her laundry for the first time and loses her favorite sweatshirt.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Part 33”
NBC, 10pm

As Stone (Philip Winchester) prosecutes the case of a woman who killed her abusive husband, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her squad wrestle with the duty of testifying against her.

The Other Two: “Chase Gets a Girlfriend”
Comedy Central, 10:30pm

In the new episode “Chase Gets a Girlfriend,” Chase (Case Walker) collaborates with another up-and-coming singer on a romance, forcing Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) to confront their own current (and past) relationships.

Friday, Feb. 8

One Day at a Time
Season Premiere!

The acclaimed reboot of the classic Norman Lear comedy returns for Season 3. Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz star.

White Dragon
Prime Video
New Series!

This eight-episode thriller stars Doctor Who and Life on Mars alum John Simm as Jonah Mulray, a sheltered London professor whose wife has just died in a car accident on a mountain road in Hong Kong. When he travels there to unravel the mystery behind her death, he makes a shocking discovery and is drawn into a web of conspiracy as he searches for the truth about the woman he loved.

Hell’s Kitchen: “A Rollercoaster Ride/The Grand Finale”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!

In the 2-hour Season 18 finale, the final two chef-testants receive unexpected help for their final menus before the biggest service of their lives at Six Flags Magic Mountain. In the end, only one will have what it takes to be win the life-changing grand prize: $250,000 and a position at the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
FX, 8pm

Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson star in this 2014 action comedy about an elite, super-secret spy organization that recruits a promising street kid who just might be what the ultra-competitive training program can use.

Blindspot: “The Tale of the Book of Secrets”
NBC, 8pm

Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and Rich (Ennis Esmer) embark on a Peruvian treasure hunt in a gambit to save Jane (Jaimie Alexander).

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “I Have to Get Out”
The CW, 9pm

Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) supports Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) in her time of need, despite her own personal challenges. Emotions run high when Greg (Skylar Astin), Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) and Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster) have an unfortunate encounter.

The Blacklist: “The Ethicist”
NBC, 9pm

When Red (James Spader) is sent to a federal medical institution following his request to the court for a psychiatric evaluation, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) use his time away to search for a Blacklister they believe may have valuable information about Red’s past.

Live From Lincoln Center: “Pipeline”
PBS, 9pm

In Dominique Morisseau’s new play, Nya, an inner-city teacher, is desperate to help her son. When he gets in trouble at school, Nya must confront his rage and her choices, and try to reach him before he gets pulled away forever.

2 Dope Queens
HBO, 11pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of the comedy special/talk show-hybrid, based on the hit podcast from Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, includes appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Lupita Nyong’o, Keegan-Michael Key, Rory Scovel, Solomon Georgio, and Lizzo.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Alliance of American Football
CBS, 8pm Live

CBS and CBS Sports Network air Alliance of American Football games during the eight-team league’s inaugural season. CBS kicks things off tonight with a regional game featuring the San Diego Fleet at the San Antonio Commanders or the Atlanta Legends at the Orlando Apollos, depending on your local market.

The Story of Us
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Maggie Lawson stars as Jamie, who learns that her first love, Sawyer (Sam Page), is the architect of a development that would change her beloved neighborhood and threaten her bookstore. But a collection of old valentines might be the key to helping them see eye to eye.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
HBO, 8pm

HBO presents this highly celebrated 2018 theatrical film, which is an intimate look at the life and work of Fred Rogers. The documentary tells the story of the soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, was a staple of American childhood and PBS programming for more than 30 years.

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Victoria Gotti herself executive produces and narrates this biopic that details what it was like for her growing up as the daughter of infamous mob boss John Gotti (portrayed by Maurice Benard, who also plays daytime drama General Hospital’s resident mobster Sonny Corinthos). Chelsea Frei plays Victoria in the film, which reveals the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world as she tried to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down.

NBA Basketball: Oklahoma City at Houston
ABC, 8:30pm Live
ABC’s Saturday primetime NBA matchup has Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Houston to face James Harden and the Rockets.

Planet Earth: Dynasties: “Painted Wolf”
BBC America, IFC & SundanceTV, 9pm

This episode features a painted wolf named Tait, matriarch of one of the last great families of endangered African wild dogs in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River floodplain. Tait has ruled her dynasty and kept the peace for many years, but tensions are rising as Tait’s power is waning with age.