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Saturday, Feb. 22: Journey to Antarctica on ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’

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Saturday, Feb. 22

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.

Democracy 2020: The Nevada Caucuses
FOX News Channel, 4pm Live

FOX News Channel provides live analysis and reporting ahead of the Nevada caucus results on Saturday. Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., chief political anchor and Special Report’s Bret Baier will host the two-hour special Democracy 2020: The Nevada Caucuses. A special two-hour edition of FOX Report With Jon Scott will follow. FOX News Channel’s all-star political panel will join coverage from New York, featuring contributors Marie Harf, Byron York and politics editor Chris Stirewalt breaking down the evening’s developments with contributions provided by FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace from Washington, D.C. Reporting on the ground from caucus sites in Nevada will be Griff Jenkins, while correspondents Peter Doocy and Jacqui Heinrich will provide viewers with live updates from candidate headquarters throughout the state. Additionally, Mark Meredith will offer coverage from the Nevada Democratic state party’s site, while Alicia Acuna and Claudia Cowan will report live from Colorado and Washington, respectively.

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.

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.

Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage & Sacrifice
FOX News Channel, 10pm

Martha MacCallum, anchor of FOX News Channel’s The Story, hosts this one-hour special based on her book Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice From Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima, available Feb. 25. The special takes viewers behind her journey to find answers about the death of her uncle, Private Harry Gray, on Iwo Jima more than 70 years ago. An extended director’s cut version containing additional footage will be available on streaming service FOX Nation immediately after airing on FOX News Channel.

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.

9-1-1: Lone Star: “Bum Steer”
FOX, 8pm

Owen (Rob Lowe) and his team are called to deal with a runaway bull in a used-car lot in the new episode “Bum Steer.”

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.

The Good Doctor: “Autopsy”
ABC, 10pm

When Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) makes an emotional confession, the result may not be as desired. Meanwhile, he becomes obsessed with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe, which challenges his relationships at the hospital. Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas), Dr. Reznick (Fiona Gubelmann) and Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper) treat a male college student with a mysterious split personality disorder.

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.

The Conners: “Bad Dads and Grads”
ABC, 8pm

Dan (John Goodman) starts to bond with his younger half-brother (guest star Noel Fisher), but he can’t get over the fact that their father paid for Ed Jr.’s college education, something he refused to do for Dan. Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) hits it off with a fun married couple (guest stars and real-life husband and wife Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey), so much so that they “invite” her into their relationship.

CBS News Democratic Primary Debate
CBS, 8pm Live

CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute cohost the 10th Democratic presidential primary debate from the Gaillard Center in Charleston, S.C.

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!

Gordon Ramsay travels to Arkansas in the two-part season finale. In Conway, Bear’s Den Pizza is struggling due to one owner’s drunken outbursts and another owner’s absenteeism. In Little Rock, the Korean-inspired South Boulevard restaurant is in decline because of the owner’s inexperience.

The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down: “William Shatner Meets Oak Island”
History, 8pm

Star Trek icon William Shatner joins the team in the war room and gets a firsthand look at how an obscure island off the coast of Nova Scotia has become a global phenomenon.

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.

Vanderpump Rules: “Ex-Best Man, Ex-Best Friend”
Bravo, 9pm

In the wake of their explosive fight, Jax kicks Sandoval out of his wedding party and considers disinviting him from Kentucky completely. Meanwhile, Ariana pushes Lala and Stassi away as she spirals into a dark place, Scheana sabotages Brett and Charli’s date, Brittany must figure out if Ariana is still her bridesmaid and Lisa Vanderpump receives some devastating news.

This Is Us: “Clouds”
NBC, 9pm

Kevin (Justin Hartley) spends the day with Rebecca (Mandy Moore). Toby (Chris Sullivan) makes a grand gesture. The Big Three get their report cards.

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.

New Amsterdam: “Double Blind”
NBC, 10pm

When tasked with turning the opioid epidemic around, Max (Ryan Eggold) shuts down the ED and proposes a massive change. Meanwhile, Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) goes to great lengths to prove a point.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

I Am Not Okay With This
New Series!

This series based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novel comes from Jonathan Entwistle, the director/executive producer of The End of the F***ing World, and the producers of Stranger Things. It’s an irreverent origin story that follows Sydney (Sophia Lillis, It), who is navigating the trials and tribulations of high school all while dealing with her family, her budding sexuality and the mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks head to San Antonio to take on LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs. In ESPN’s second game, Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics are in Salt Lake City to battle Bojan Bogdanović and the Utah Jazz.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: “Family Reunion”
Bravo, 8pm
Season Finale!

Margaret and Teresa’s friendship faces the ultimate test. Shockingly, Joe Giudice leaves ICE for Italy, and Teresa and the girls arrive to see Joe. Teresa and Joe decide the future of their relationship.

Riverdale: “Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away With Murder”
The CW, 8pm

When a night in the woods goes horribly awry, Betty (Lili Reinhart), Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) are forced to confront what one of them may be capable of.

The Masked Singer: “Mask-Matics: Group B Playoffs”
FOX, 8pm

Gabriel Iglesias is a guest judge as Group B singers return for their playoff performances in the new episode “Mask-Matics: Group B Playoffs.”

Chicago Med: “I Will Do No Harm”
NBC, 8pm

Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Manning (Torrey DeVitto) treat a patient who is fully invested in pretending to be someone other than himself. Noah (Roland Buck III) begins to doubt his abilities as a doctor. Drs. Marcel (Dominic Rains) and Choi (Brian Tee) are faced with a tough ethical decision. Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) puts his faith in an addict.

NHL Hockey
NBCSN, beginning at 8pm Live

A Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheader has the Buffalo Sabres at the Colorado Avalanche, followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the L.A. Kings.

SEAL Team: “Siege Protocol”
CBS, 9pm
New Episodes!

SEAL Team returns from winter break with a two-episode event titled “Siege Protocol.” Jason (David Boreanaz) and Bravo Team travel to Venezuela to extract a CIA agent being held hostage by that country’s special police force.

LEGO Masters: “Movie Genres”
FOX, 9pm

The LEGO Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord task the contestants with a building project straight out of Hollywood in the new episode “Movie Genres.”

Chicago Fire: “Off the Grid”
NBC, 9pm

In the first part of a two-show crossover event with Chicago P.D., a series of teen opioid overdoses sees Severide (Taylor Kinney) partner with Sean Roman (guest star Brian Geraghty), but he begins to suspect there’s more to the story than his old friend is telling him. Casey (Jesse Spencer) tries to be there for Brett (Kara Killmer) as she considers her birth mother’s offer to meet.

Chicago P.D.: “Burden of Truth”
NBC, 10pm

In the conclusion of the crossover with Chicago Fire, Intelligence searches for the dealer who caused multiple overdoses and is connected to Roman’s (Brian Geraghty) missing sister. The case becomes a homicide investigation when they find the dealer’s dead body.

Year of the Rabbit: “Brick Man”
IFC, 10:30pm

In the new episode “Brick Man,” Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry) and his cohorts must capture a killer stalking the streets of London disguised as the Brick Man, a terrifying figure from urban folklore.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Altered Carbon
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of the sci-fi drama finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier out of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries-old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry). After decades of planet-hopping, Kovacs finds himself recruited back to his home planet of Harlan’s World with the promise of finding Quell.

New Series!

This visually stunning series directed by Mika Ninagawa is set in Tokyo and juxtaposes the lives of two different women: Limi Nara (Miki Nakatani), a fashion photographer confident in her career and relationships, and Natsume Hyakuta (Elaiza Ikeda), an aspiring actress struggling to find her identity and self-confidence.

College Basketball
ESPN2 & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live

The Indiana Hoosiers visit the Purdue Boilermakers for a Big Ten matchup on FS1. Then on ESPN2, the Oregon State Beavers are at the Oregon Ducks in a Pac-12 rivalry game.

NHL Hockey: Dallas at Boston
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars are in Boston to face off against Brad Marchand and the Bruins on NBCSN.

Last Man Standing: “I’m With Cupid”
FOX, 8pm

Mike (Tim Allen) sets Joe (returning guest star Jay Leno) up on a date with Cece (guest star Melissa Peterman) in the new episode “I’m With Cupid.”

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

TNT’s Thursday night NBA twin bill features Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers at Domantas Sabonis’ Indiana Pacers and the L.A. Lakers at the Golden State Warriors.

A Year in Music: “1984”
AXS TV, 8:30pm

Downtown Julie Brown visits the musical year 1984 to examine the birth of the Video Music Awards, the landmark distribution of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. on compact disc and Michael Jackson’s ascension to “King of Pop” in the wake of his legendary Thriller album.

Outmatched: “Bullying”
FOX, 8:30pm

In the new episode “Bullying,” Mike (Jason Biggs) and Kay (Maggie Lawson) look into a charter school for Marc (Jack Stanton) after he is brought into the principal’s office for bullying his teacher.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Debbie”
NBC, 8:30pm

When cocaine and weapons are stolen from the evidence lock-up, the squad must investigate the Nine-Nine itself.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Snowblind”
ABC, 9pm

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Carina (Stefania Spampinato) question DeLuca’s (Giacomo Gianniotti) uncharacteristic behavior when he volunteers to perform a life-threatening task during a blizzard. Meanwhile, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) tries to help Joey (guest star Noah Alexander Gerry) with his future, while Richard (James Pickens Jr.) trains a new intern at the hospital.

Project Runway: “The Height of Avant-Garde Fashion”
Bravo, 9pm
With only one challenge left to make it to New York Fashion Week, the remaining designers must think big to create an avant-garde look that is anything but ordinary. In a fashion first, the runway begins with a season-long retrospective, outside and 16 stories high, at New York City’s dramatic Vessel. The stakes are as high as the runway, because in fashion, one day you’re in, and in this challenge, two will be out.

Deputy: “10-8 Entitlements”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “10-8 Entitlements,” the sheriff’s department uncovers a West Hollywood burglary ring with crooks competing against each other for bragging rights.

Swamp People: “Friday the 13th”
History, 9pm

Strange things are happening in the swamp on Friday the 13th. Daniel and Big Tee chase a bait-stealing monster called the Ghost. Jacob and Don hit a run of bad luck while Willie and his son brave the hazardous waters of the Graveyard. Brock and Aaron find a good luck charm.

Will & Grace: “Filthy Phil, Part 1”
NBC, 9pm

Karen (Megan Mullally) introduces Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) to the new love of her life, Phil (guest star Joel McHale). But Will and Grace become increasingly suspicious that Phil has sinister intentions for their friend. When Miss Coco Peru (guest star Clinton Leupp) tells Jack (Sean Hayes) that she’s closing down her bar for good, Estefan (guest star Brian Jordan Alvarez) encourages Jack to become its new owner.

Ghost Adventures
Travel Channel, 9pm
New Episodes!

New episodes of the paranormal investigation series return.

Indebted: “Everybody’s Talking About Hot Goss”
NBC, 9:30pm

Joanna (Jessy Hodges) has a new girlfriend who doesn’t like to gossip. This forces the family to take a long hard look at the way they communicate, because they love hot goss.

Tommy: “19 Hour Day”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “19 Hour Day,” Tommy (Edie Falco) must contend with a protest that turns violent at the same time a mudslide shuts down a major freeway.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Eternal Relief From Pain”
NBC, 10pm

Rollins’ (Kelli Giddish) sister stirs up trouble and a possible SVU investigation when she reports a doctor who trades prescription painkillers for sex.

Friday, Feb. 28

All the Bright Places
Original Film!

Based on Jennifer Niven’s bestseller, this film tells the story of Violet (Elle Fanning) and Theodore (Justice Smith), who meet and change each other’s lives forever. The drama offers a human take on the experience of mental illness, its impact on relationships, and the beauty and lasting impact of young love.

Queen Sono
New Series!

In this South African crime drama — Netflix’s first original series from Africa — a highly trained spy (Pearl Thusi) must face changing relationships in her personal life while taking on her most dangerous mission yet.

The Waltons: “The Heritage”
MeTV, 12pm

An important message is shared in this Season 2 episode, where John receives an offer from a developer to buy their land. While the money would solve their financial hardships and pay for some of John-Boy’s schooling, would it be worth compromising his family’s heritage?

Shark Tank
ABC, 8pm
New Episodes!

Shark Tank continues Season 11 with a return to Friday nights. In this new episode, a husband and wife duo from Los Angeles pitch their stylish weighted design that adds a constant but comfortable resistance to your workout. Entrepreneurs from Sunset Beach, Calif., try to get the Sharks to bite on their product that eliminates bland dog food and will get dogs excited to eat. Brothers from Portland, Oregon, seek an investment for their event space that features an American family-favorite game. Finally, entrepreneurs from New York City introduce their multipurpose hair and skin-softening product for the nether regions. Maria Sharapova guest judges.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

Some of the NBA’s elite teams are in action tonight on ESPN as Chris Paul leads the Oklahoma City Thunder into Milwaukee to battle Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. In the second game, Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets are in Los Angeles to clash with Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: “Requiem”
NBC, 8pm

Lincoln (Russell Hornsby), Amelia (Arielle Kebbel) and the team are tasked with tracking down an anonymous bomber targeting a string of buildings all across Manhattan. Meanwhile, the marriage between the Bone Collector (Brian F. O’Byrne) and his wife, Danielle (Claire Coffee), reaches a terrifying crossroad.

Saturday, Feb. 29

College Basketball
CBS, FOX & FS1, beginning at 12pm Live

College basketball closes out February with Providence at Villanova (FOX), Kansas at Kansas State (CBS), Seton Hall at Marquette (FOX), Auburn at Kentucky (CBS) and DePaul at Butler (FS1).

XFL Football
ABC & FOX, beginning at 2pm Live

The L.A. Wildcats are at the N.Y. Guardians (ABC) and the Seattle Dragons are in St. Louis for a clash with the BattleHawks (FOX) in Saturday’s XFL Week 4 doubleheader.

Dying to Be You
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

When Lily Anderson was in fourth grade, her class was given pen pals — she received Molly Cumberland, who lives on a farm in Nebraska. The girls continued to write, even through college, always promising to visit one another. Molly finally makes good on that promise when she shows up at Lily’s door for her 25th birthday party. Lily is thrilled until it becomes clear that Molly has no intention of leaving and wants Lily’s life. Stars Natalie Dreyfuss and Elise Gatien.

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

James Harden and the Houston Rockets launch into New England for a battle with Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics.

MLS Soccer: Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC
FOX, 8:30pm Live

It’s opening day of the 2020 Major League Soccer season, and it’s also the inaugural game for the new Nashville FC franchise, which hosts Atlanta United FC at Nissan Stadium tonight on FOX.

Seven Worlds, One Planet: “Africa”
BBC America, 9pm
Series Finale!

“Africa,” the final chapter in this visually stunning nature series, finds host David Attenborough in Kenya, where he goes looking for the last two known northern white rhinos on Earth. This being the continent that usually inspires some of the greatest wildlife productions in the world, however, the hour also includes segments revealing how chimpanzees have learned to make and use tools and cheetahs are able to hunt prey twice their size.

The UnXplained
History, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The William Shatner-hosted series that explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries returns with Season 2.

Saturday Night Live: “John Mulaney/David Byrne”
NBC, 11:30pm Live

Former SNL writer John Mulaney (Netflix’s John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch) returns to host the show for his third time. David Byrne (David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway) also returns, making his second appearance as musical guest.