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Tuesday, Feb. 18

Project Blue Book: “The Men in Black”
History, 10pm

When Hynek (Aidan Gillen) is kidnapped by the mysterious Man in Black, Quinn (Michael Malarkey) teams up with the CIA to track him down and save his life.

The Conners: “Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns”
ABC, 8pm

Dan (John Goodman) avoids coping with a death in the family, only to be confronted by it head-on. Ben (Jay R. Ferguson) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) address Ben’s baby fever and have “the talk.” The Lunch Box is officially open for business, and Dwight (Stephen Monroe Taylor) gets the jitters when he has to fill in for the chef, who suffers an accident.

NCIS: “Ephemera”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Ephemera,” the NCIS team gets imaginative as they investigate the death of a retired Navy officer who possessed a valuable (and possibly stolen) coin.

The Resident: “Last Shot”
FOX, 8pm

In the new episode “Last Shot,” Red Rock Mountain Medical finally opens the doors to its new neurosurgery center, but the staff soon discovers that the center is not everything that was promised.

Washington: “Father of His Country”
History, 8pm
Series Finale!

The revolution has been won, but for Washington, the problems — even within his own army — are just beginning. With the fate of the young republic at stake, Washington once again rises to the moment, becoming the inevitable, though reluctant, hero his country needs. While warring nations attack America’s borders and uprisings threaten from within, he builds the new United States up with his bare hands while setting the country on a course that still dictates much of the American experience.

Finding Your Roots: “Italian Roots”
PBS, 8pm

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the roots of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and actors Marisa Tomei and John Turturro, introducing them to ancestors who made immense sacrifices to bring their families from Italy to America.

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: “The Park Restaurant & Bar”
FOX, 9pm

Gordon Ramsay travels to Oak Park, Calif., where he and his crew must overhaul The Park gastropub. Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski guest-stars in the new episode “The Park Restaurant & Bar.”

This Is Us: “The Cabin”
NBC, 9pm

The Big Three reconnect at the family cabin.

FBI: Most Wanted: “Prophet”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Prophet,” the team races to locate a cult leader who ordered the murder of his own family.

New Amsterdam: “Sabbath”
NBC, 10pm

Max (Ryan Eggold) races against the clock to rearrange the budget when faced with employees going unpaid, while Kapoor (Anupam Kher) is presented with a device that’s the future of medicine. Meanwhile, Iggy (Tyler Labine) goes against the norms to prove a diagnosis and Bloom (Janet Montgomery) gets an unexpected visitor. Gina Gershon guest-stars.

Ink Master: “Head Spin”
Paramount Network, 10pm

In the new episode “Head Spin,” the Turf War is more intense than ever before as a team challenge leaves the artists dizzied and out of control.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Howie Mandel’s 5th Annual All-Star Comedy Gala
The CW, 8pm

Hosted by Howie Mandel, this special was recorded at the biggest comedy event in the world, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. The event features standup performances from some of the today’s hottest comedians including Ronny Chieng, Cameron Esposito, Alonzo Bodden, Anjelah Johnson, Rachel Bloom, Fortune Feimster and many others.

Democratic Candidates Debate
MSNBC & NBC, 9pm Live

The front-running candidates (based on certain criteria) vying to become the Democratic candidate in this year’s presidential election meet onstage in Las Vegas in this debate hosted by NBC News.

NHL Hockey: N.Y. Rangers at Chicago
NBCSN, 8pm Live

Wednesday Night Hockey features a matchup of Original Six teams as Artemi Panarin and the N.Y. Rangers head to the Windy City to clash with Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nature: “The Mighty Weasel”
PBS, 8pm

Discover the truth about the infamous weasel, often associated with unsavory behavior. Do these critters deserve their bad reputation? Follow the adventures of a first-time weasel mom, fearless honey badger and a tiny orphan weasel.

Summer House: “Worst. Date. Ever.”
Bravo, 9pm

As the house gears up for its annual Fourth of July party, Jules wants to be BFFs with Paige, while Luke is more ready than ever to get into Hannah’s pants … Armand be damned. Meanwhile, Carl and Lindsay go on their first official date in the city, and it’s a full-blown disaster. But the loudest boom of the weekend is Amanda slamming the door in Kyle’s face, setting him off.

Criminal Minds
CBS, 9pm
Series Finale!

Criminal Minds ends its run after 15 seasons with a two-part series finale tonight. In “Face Off,” the BAU team sets out on an epic hunt to capture Everett “The Chameleon” Lynch (returning guest star Michael Mosley). Then in “And in the End,” Dr. Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) is guided by ghosts from his past, while the BAU’s shocking discovery about Lynch takes a personal turn for Rossi (Joe Mantegna).

LEGO Masters: “Cut in Half”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “Cut in Half,” each team is given an everyday object — such as a bicycle, a piñata, a laptop computer or a cuckoo clock — that has been sliced in two. Teams are tasked with using LEGO to build a thoughtful and imaginative re-creation of each mundane object.

Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution
History, 10pm
NBA legend, author and esteemed activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar executive produces and is featured in this hourlong documentary that paints a comprehensive picture of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War. It shares the story of the war within the revolution through the eyes of some of the most crucial and significant black figures of our country’s foundation, including Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Phillis Wheatley and James Armistead Lafayette.

Expedition With Steve Backshall: “Bhutan White Water”
PBS, 10pm

Join Steve Backshall in the foothills on the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs through the country’s steepest gorge. Before his attempt, Steve seeks blessing from a local Buddhist monastery.

Year of the Rabbit
IFC, 10:30pm
New Series!

Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) stars as Detective Inspector Rabbit, a hardened booze-hound and loose-cannon cop in Victorian London. He’s aided and abetted by his new partner Wilbur Strauss (Freddie Fox) and the country’s first female police officer, Mabel Wisbech (Susan Wokoma), as they bring justice to the streets of the East End. The premiere episode finds the trio investigating the murder of a cabaret girl.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Station 19: “Into the Woods”
ABC, 8pm

In an effort to increase morale, Maya (Danielle Savre) takes the crew on a team-building camping trip that doesn’t exactly go according to plan. Their bond is put to the test as they work to save first-time campers after a gruesome bear attack. Meanwhile, Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval) takes steps to repair his relationship with Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz), and Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) goes to extreme lengths to find relief from the pain in his leg.

Young Sheldon: “Pasadena”
CBS, 8pm

Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and George Sr. (Lance Barber) take a trip to California in the new episode “Pasadena.”

Last Man Standing: “Baked Sale”
FOX, 8pm

Mike’s (Tim Allen) offer to help Jen (Krista Marie Yu) with her school’s bake sale goes up in smoke when he suggests she set up camp outside of Bud’s Buds. Jay Leno guest-stars in the new episode “Baked Sale.”

Superstore: “Employee App”
NBC, 8pm

Cloud 9 employees experience unforeseen problems with the new Zephra app. Dina’s (Lauren Ash) texts lead to animosity, Glenn (Mark McKinney) struggles to deal with a teen craze and Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to prank Garrett (Colton Dunn) to teach him a lesson.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

Thursday night’s NBA doubleheader on TNT opens with Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets in Philadelphia to face the 76ers. In the second game, James Harden and the Houston Rockets are in the Bay Area for a tilt with the Golden State Warriors.

A Year in Music: “1971”
AXS TV, 8:30pm
Former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield hosts this episode that looks back at the music of 1971, covering everything from the end of the Beatles to the rise of activism in music.

College Basketball
ESPN2 & FS1, beginning at 8:30pm Live

The Michigan State Spartans are at the Nebraska Cornhuskers (FS1) and the San Francisco Dons are at the Gonzaga Bulldogs (ESPN2) in a pair of Thursday night college basketball matchups.

Outmatched: “Dating”
FOX, 8:30pm

When Nicole (Ashley Boettcher) invites a boy over who isn’t ideal boyfriend material, Kay (Maggie Lawson) tries to make sure her daughter doesn’t end up with a broken heart in the new episode “Dating.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Jimmy Jab Games II”
NBC, 8:30pm

Competitive juices are flowing as Jake (Andy Samberg) and the squad compete in the second Jimmy Jab Games.

Mom: “Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll”
CBS, 9pm

Bonnie (Allison Janney) helps Christy (Anna Faris) gain perspective as she considers a life-changing decision in the new episode “Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll.”

Will & Grace: “Accidentally on Porpoise”
NBC, 9pm

Despite her history of transgressions, Grace (Debra Messing) and her neighbor James (guest star Matt Letscher) decide to give their relationship one more shot. But when James invites Grace to his job at the aquarium, she endangers his job and a species. In order to help Will (Eric McCormack) deal with his anxiety about becoming a father, Jack (Sean Hayes) takes him to an unexpected place to blow off steam — church. Karen (Megan Mullally) finds herself in a confessional booth, and a visit from Smitty (guest star Charles C. Stevenson Jr.) makes her reconsider their entire relationship.

Carol’s Second Act: “Carol’s Crush”
CBS, 9:30pm

Carol’s (Patricia Heaton) fellow interns tease her mercilessly about her obvious crush on a surgeon, Dr. Lewis (guest star Patrick Fabian), in the new episode “Carol’s Crush.”

Indebted: “Everybody’s Talking About the Mental Load”
NBC, 9:30pm

After Rebecca (Abby Elliott) tells Dave (Adam Pally) she carries the emotional labor, a.k.a. the “mental load” of the family, he tries to prove otherwise by having her take care of just Deb (Fran Drescher) and Stew (Steven Weber) for a few days. They both realize they’ve bit off more than they can chew, especially when Dave enlists his mom to help with Rebecca’s mental load.

A Million Little Things: “the sleepover”
ABC, 10pm

Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) learns to navigate Danny’s (Chance Hurstfield) first sleepover, while Rome (Romany Malco) and Regina (Christina Moses) continue to try to protect their potential birth mother from her past. Meanwhile, Maggie (Allison Miller) leans on a friend for her six-month cancer checkup.

Tommy: “Lifetime Achievement”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Lifetime Achievement,” Tommy (Edie Falco) must personally oversee the investigation of a Hollywood producer who was attacked during a party at his home.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Swimming With the Sharks”
NBC, 10pm

The female CEO of a popular wellness company says she was raped, but her business partner claims the accusation is part of an embezzlement coverup.

Friday, Feb. 21

The Last Thing He Wanted
Original Film!

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, Willem Dafoe and Mel Rodriguez lead the cast of this political thriller set against the nebulous backdrop of the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal and based on the Joan Didion novel of the same name.

The Waltons: “The Bequest”
MeTV, 12pm

The promise of inherited money results in both happy moments and unusual conflicts for the Walton family.

Fresh Off the Boat
ABC, 8pm
Series Finale!

In “Family Van,” the first episode of the two-part finale, Jaleel White guest-stars, and when the trusty Huang van takes a turn for the worst, Jessica (Constance Wu) and Louis (Randall Park) each process the loss in their own way. In the second episode, “Commencement,” Jessica grapples with her vision of the future as the boys are each realizing what their own goals are. Andy Richter guest-stars.

MacGyver: “Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck,” Mac (Lucas Till) and his team have to board an in-flight airplane after the pilot suffers a heart attack.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

ESPN’s Friday night NBA doubleheader has a pair of Western Conference clashes with the Denver Nuggets at the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: “’Til Death Do Us Part”
NBC, 8pm

Lincoln (Russell Hornsby) and the team hunt a serial killer who stages perfect murders by brilliantly framing suspects in what appear to be open and shut cases. The hunt hits home when one of Lincoln’s closest friends is accused.

Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!

This season, Dave is expanding his hunt for an even bigger payday in the historic lost mines of Montana. With more than 3,500 abandoned mines in the Treasure State, Dave believes one of them could be a jackpot in gold. But finding it will require him to uncover the history and decode the land like never before.

Haunting in the Heartland: “The Watchman”
Travel Channel, 10pm
New Series!

Steve Shippy is called to Merrill, Mich., to investigate an evil entity tormenting a young girl. With the help of a local historian, he discovers the town’s long-forgotten traumatic past and its connection to the girl’s home.

The Hours
TCM, 10:30pm

Continuing its 31 Days of Oscar celebration, Turner Classic Movies presents the network premiere of this acclaimed, Oscar-winning 2002 psychological drama based on the novel by Michael Cunningham. Nicole Kidman won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance here, and she is joined by a stellar cast including Miranda Richardson, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Meryl Streep, Ed Harris and many more.

This Week at the Comedy Cellar
Comedy Central, 11pm
Season Premiere!

Comedians of all stripes, from rising stars to established legends, pop into New York’s legendary Comedy Cellar every week for a topical set.

Saturday, Feb. 22

51st NAACP Image Awards
BET, 8pm Live

The annual ceremony again honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Netflix leads this year’s television nominees with 30 nominations, and has 12 more movie nominations, for titles like Dear White People, When They See Us and American Son. This marks the first year that the Image Awards, previously televised by TV One, are being broadcast by BET, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Almost Family
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 1 of Almost Family concludes with the episodes “Permanent AF” and “Expectant AF.” The trial against Dr. Bechley (Timothy Hutton) begins, and Julia (Brittany Snow) gains the confidence to approach Donovan (Michael Stahl-David) again about her desire for a family.

Seven Worlds, One Planet: “Antarctica”
BBC America, 9pm

Filming crews spent 236 days capturing Antarctica: our coldest, windiest, most hostile continent. Footage of the largest great whale aggregation ever filmed nearly didn’t make it into this episode. After seven weeks searching for the sequence, on the one day it all came together, the crew’s helicopter broke and the drone malfunctioned. Thankfully, the drone operator managed to save the memory card at the last minute. In addition to the whales, viewers will witness Weddell seals that grind back the ice with their teeth, colorful starfish carpeting the seabed beneath the ice, huge colonies of king penguins crowding any ice-free land, and four-ton elephant seals fighting for territory on the beach.

Love in Store
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Shopping network hosts Terrie (Alexandra Breckenridge) and David (Robert Buckley) have different styles and personalities that clash. Each wants a promotion, but first they’ll have to get along as cohosts.

Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One
HBO, 10pm

Comedian and actor Whitmer Thomas features his deeply personal, provocative and unconventional standup and original songs in his first hourlong special from the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge, located along the state line between Florida and Alabama.

Sunday, Feb. 23

College Basketball
CBS & FS1, beginning at 2pm Live

Highlights of Sunday’s college basketball action include St. John’s at Seton Hall (CBS), Butler at Creighton (FS1) and Maryland at Ohio State (CBS).

The Walking Dead
AMC, 9pm
New Episodes!

Back from its Season 10 hiatus, there’s a lot to worry about now that the survivors know Alpha was behind the Whisperer spy Dante. The season ended with Gabriel stabbing Dante for killing Siddiq, but how many other double agents might be mixed in with their community? And what’s going to happen to Carol, Daryl and the rest of the survivors who fell onto a cave-like plateau with a herd of zombies below them?

PBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
On the night of the Midsummer Ball, romance, jealousy and betrayal fill the air. Events conspire to leave Charlotte and the Parker family facing difficult choices.

Better Call Saul
AMC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In the 10-episode fifth season, Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit. Tomorrow the series continues in its regular time slot. Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando all return.

Forensic Files II
HLN, 10pm
New Series!

Forensic Files, one of TV’s earliest true-crime docuseries, ceased production in 2011, but has continued airing in repeats that remain popular. Now, 16 new episodes of the series will begin airing starting this month. Original series narrator Peter Thomas passed away in 2016, and at presstime a new narrator had not been announced.

Vienna Blood
PBS, 10pm
Season Finale!

Suspicion at the military school falls on an elite group of cadets with a penchant for sadism and dangerous games. Solving the case will have a devastating impact on both Oskar and Max’s professional lives.

Monday, Feb. 24

College Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live

Monday night college basketball on ESPN has the Louisville Cardinals at the Florida State Seminoles, followed by the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the Kansas Jayhawks.

The Voice
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The hit singing competition returns for Season 18, with musician/actor Nick Jonas joining the coaching lineup alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.

Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

In the early 1960s, the Kennedy administration pushed to have fighter pilot Ed Dwight become the first black astronaut in space, but it would not be until 1983 that Guion Bluford broke NASA’s astronaut color barrier and flew into orbit. Black astronauts and their families share their stories in this documentary special.

Better Call Saul
AMC, 9pm

Season 5 of Saul Goodman’s (Bob Odenkirk) journey continues tonight. The series will remain in this Monday time slot.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

A rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals has Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors on the road against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Then Jrue Holiday leads the New Orleans Pelicans into Los Angeles for a bout with LeBron James and the Lakers.

Finding Your Roots: “Criminal Kind”
PBS, 8pm

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

American Masters: “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”
PBS, 9pm

Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.

Ink Master: “Sugar Rush”
Paramount Network, 10pm

In the new episode “Sugar Rush,” artists are hungry for the win — and one bites off more than they can chew — when they create sweet, full-color food tattoos.