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TV This Week, Feb. 28 - March 5: 'Hap and Leonard' on SundanceTV

SUNDAY

Previous host Chris Rock returns to rock the 88th annual Academy Awards, a.k.a. "The Oscars," where "The Revenant" leads the field with 12 nominations. 5:30 p.m. ABC

Pinky up, or pinky down? Don't accept that invitation to high tea till you've had a chance to watch "More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special." 10:30 p.m. KOCE

MONDAY

"The Voice" is back for a 10th season of singing and chair-swiveling ... always with the chair-swiveling. 8 p.m. NBC; also Tue.

Brrr: Mr. Freeze ("House of Cards'" Nathan Darrow) plays it cool as the newest baddie in "Gotham" on the return of the before-Batman drama. 8 p.m. Fox

Melissa Rivers and company dish on styles seen at the Oscars on a new "Fashion Police." 8 and 10 p.m. E!

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize, is profiled in the 2015 documentary "He Named Me Malala." 8, 9:30 and 11 p.m. National Geographic Channel

She'll take you there: R&B and gospel-music great Mavis Staples, she of the famed Staples Singers, is celebrated in the 2015 doc "Mavis!" 9 p.m. HBO

Jaimie Alexander is back as your heavily tattooed heroine on the return of "Blindspot." 10 p.m. NBC

An African American grandmother tries to make a difference for HIV-afflicted people in her rural South Carolina community in the documentary "Wilhemina's War" on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE

Have beard, will travel: ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons shares his love of "Rockin' Roadsters" in this new auto-centric series. 10 p.m. Discovery Channel

TUESDAY

"The Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are up next on a new "Finding Your Roots." 8 p.m. KOCE

"American Experience" salutes the high-altitude heroics of the test pilots, balloonists and others who paved the way for America's astronauts in the 1950s and early '60s in the new episode "Space Men." 9 p.m. KOCE

And it's not just Tuesday, it's "Super Tuesday." Coverage includes prime-time wrap-ups of primary-election results from around the country. 10 p.m. NBC, ABC; 11 p.m. KOCE

They'll be traveling in style to dream destinations the world over in the new unscripted series "Tour Group." 10 p.m. Bravo

Hide the wire hangers, it's the new reality-TV spin-off "The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition." 10 p.m. Lifetime

WEDNESDAY

Creatures great and small pitch products in the new special "Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown." 8 p.m. KTLA

Astronaut Scott Kelly has spent almost "A Year in Space," and it's not over yet, as detailed in this new special. 8 p.m. KOCE

"Raising Hope's" Martha Plimpton and "Mad Men's" Jay R. Ferguson play the parental units in the new dysfunctional-family sitcom "The Real O'Neals." 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. ABC

"Rome's" James Purefoy and "The Wire's" Michael Kenneth Williams are, respectively, "Hap and Leonard" in this noir-ish six-part thriller set in late-1980s East Texas and based on the novels by Joe Lansdale. "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks also stars. 10 p.m. SundanceTV

THURSDAY

And the politician's son, long-missing and presumed dead, shall return unto "The Family," and great shall be the secrets that spill forth thereafter in this new mystery drama. With Joan Allen, Andrew McCarthy and "The Newsroom's" Alison Pill. 9 p.m. ABC

Louis C.K.'s "Louie" may or may not return again someday. But meanwhile, the comic will be guest starring as himself on a new "Portlandia." 10 p.m. IFC

FRIDAY

When last we left "House of Cards" — no, there's just too much to recap. Suffice it to say, this D.C.-set online series starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright is back for a fourth season. Any time, Netflix

She was born a coal-miner's daughter, and became a country-music superstar, and now Loretta Lynn is profiled on a new edition of "American Masters." 9 p.m. KOCE

SATURDAY

"MythBusters," we hardly knew ye. This science-y show hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage signs off with a series finale followed by a reunion special. 8 and 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

Melissa McCarthy gets shaken and stirred in the 2015 action comedy "Spy." Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney and Jude Law also star. 8 p.m. HBO

"Nightmare Nurse" has the absolute worst bedside manner in this new thriller. With Sarah Butler, Lindsay Hartley, Steven Good and Traci Lords. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Those paintings of children with "Big Eyes," the scammer who took credit for painting them, and the woman who actually did, are the subjects of Tim Burton's 2014 tale. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star. 8 p.m. Showtime

The 2015 remake of "Poltergeist" is haunted — haunted by the specter of the far-superior 1982 original, that is. With Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and "Mad Men's" Jared Harris. 10 p.m. Cinemax

 


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