What’s on TV This Week: The Winter Olympics, ‘Nightmare Alley,’ ‘Inventing Anna’ and more

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Julia Garner stars in the new true-crime drama “Inventing Anna” on Netflix.
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The action continues at “2022 Winter Olympics” in Beijing. Various times, NBC, CNBC, USA, Peacock

The best players from the AFC and the NFC face off in the “2022 Pro Bowl” in Las Vegas. Noon, ABC and ESPN

“30 for 30” revisits a controversial call in a 2002 playoff game that paved the way for Tom Brady and the Patriots to win the Super Bowl in “The Tuck Rule.” 5:30 p.m. ESPN, 9 p.m. ESPN2; also ESPN+

Tom Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the Patriots and one with the Buccaneers, announced his retirement on social media Tuesday.

Feb. 1, 2022

Depression-era carny turned scam artist Bradley Cooper tries to pull a fast one in Guillermo del Toro’s noir-ish 2021 thriller “Nightmare Alley.” With Cate Blanchett. 6:20 p.m. HBO


Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) is profiled in the new documentary “Love & the Constitution.” 7 p.m. MSNBC

Retracted: The Florida-set crime drama “Claws” ends its run after four seasons. With Niecy Nash. 9 p.m. TNT

The gritty crime drama “Power” begets yet another spinoff, “Power Book IV: Force.” Joseph Sikora stars. 9:15 p.m. Starz


Your favorite amateur sleuth (Ashley Jensen) is on the case in new episodes of the mystery comedy “Agatha Raisin.” Anytime, Netflix

A London woman’s abusive husband harbors other dark secrets in the six-part thriller “Angela Black.” With “Downton Abbey’s” Joanne Froggatt. Anytime, Spectrum Originals

Forever in blue jeans: “American Experience” flies by the seat of its pants in the new episode “Riveted: The History of Jeans.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Hattie (Jonica T. Gibbs) and her gal pals are back as the sitcom “Twenties” kicks off Season 2. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Showtime

Reality TV stars celebrate Black history and their own African heritage in the two-part special “Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy.” 9 p.m. VH1

“Independent Lens” calls attention to racial and economic disparities in the U.S. housing market in “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas.” 10 p.m. KOCE

The docu-special “Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship” surveys the wreck of a 19th century schooner to illuminate one of the most shameful chapters in our nation’s history. 10 p.m. National Geographic


In 2019, journalist Ben Raines helped find the Clotilda. He discusses his book, “The Last Slave Ship,” and the triumph and tragedy of its descendants.

Jan. 25, 2022

“1000-lb. Sisters” begets a sequel, the new unscripted series “1000-lb. Best Friends.” 10 p.m. TLC


An Atlanta-born comic recalls her troubled upbringing in the new stand-up special “Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?” Anytime, Netflix

NFL great Boomer Esiason and “NCIS: Los Angeles’” Daniela Ruah suit up to host a new “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: All-Time Classics.” 8 p.m. CBS

Host Mayim Bialik puts undergrads through their paces in the early rounds of the “Jeopardy! National College Championship.” 8 p.m. ABC; also Wednesday-Friday

Chef Roy Choi samples L.A.’s Latinx cuisine on a new “Broken Bread” while Puerto Rico is the destination on a new episode of “The Migrant Kitchen.” 8 and 8:30 p.m. KCET

“America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews and “Who’s the Boss” star Tony Danza learn about their ancestors on a new “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The 2019 documentary “Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back” catches the tap-dance legend reflecting on his life, career and relationship with his brother, Tony winner Gregory Hines. 8 p.m. Starz

A trailblazing Black opera star and civil rights activist is celebrated in “Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands” on a new “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Matt Groening’s animated fantasy comedy “Disenchantment” embarks on a fourth season. Anytime, Netflix

Time magazine names its “Kid of the Year” in this new special hosted by “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah. 7:30 p.m. Nickelodeon

Jon Stewart’s successor struggled to put his stamp on “The Daily Show.” Then he found his stride — and began shaping the show’s next quarter century.

July 22, 2021

The dress code calls for tux and tails in “Penguins: Meet the Family” on a new “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Skip the handshake: Meet an Aussie ecologist who specializes in animal poop in “Secrets in the Scat” on a new “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Celebrity couples spill their relationship secrets to hosts Stephen and Ayesha Curry in the new reality series “About Last Night.” Anytime, HBO Max

A career woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) wonders what became of her new home’s previous tenant in the four-part thriller “The Girl Before.” Anytime, HBO Max

An agoraphobic tech worker (Zoë Kravitz) tries to solve a crime recorded by a virtual assistant in Steven Soderbergh’s 2021 thriller “Kimi.” Anytime, HBO Max

Where ya been? The 2013-15 reality TV spoof “Real Husbands of Hollywood” reboots for a sixth and final season. With Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart. Anytime, BET+

Pro football’s finest are feted and the next class of Hall of Fame inductees is announced at this year’s edition of “NFL Honors.” 9 p.m. ABC



Jules (Kat Dennings) and her gal pals return in Season 2 of the sitcom “Dollface.” With Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky. Anytime, Hulu

Two dumpees team up in hopes of reuniting with the ones what dumped them in the 2022 rom-com “I Want You Back.” With Charlie Day and Jenny Slate. Anytime, Amazon Prime

A teenage girl (“The Kissing Booth’s” Joey King) reconnects with the boyfriend who was killed in a car accident in the 2022 fantasy romance “The In Between.” Anytime, Paramount+

They had just finished up a round of Skee-Ball when they were spotted by a couple of teenage girls meekly clutching iPhones.

June 28, 2018

A scam artist (“Ozarks’” Julia Garner) passes herself off as a jet-setting heiress in the new fact-based miniseries “Inventing Anna.” With Anna Chlumsky. Anytime, Netflix

Old married couple: Nick and Vanessa Lachey return to co-host a second season of the dating show “Love Is Blind.” Anytime, Netflix

A Jennifer Lopez-like superstar (Jennifer Lopez) hooks up with a mere mortal (Owen Wilson) in the 2022 rom-com “Marry Me.” With Sarah Silverman. Anytime, Peacock

A musically gifted teen (Grace Kaufman) grieving a personal loss gets caught up in a love triangle in the 2022 YA romance “The Sky Is Everywhere.” Anytime, Apple TV+

Our vertically gifted teen heroine returns in the 2022 comedy sequel “Tall Girl 2.” Ava Michelle stars. Anytime, Netflix

It’s the end of the world as they know it and they don’t feel fine at all in the dark 2021 sci-fi thriller “Warning.” With Thomas Jane. Anytime, AMC+

The three-part docuseries “Everything’s Gonna Be All White” tells the story of racism in America through the eyes of people of color. 8 p.m. Showtime

“Old Henry” is a humble farmer and father hiding a violent past in this 2021 western fable. Tim Blake Nelson (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”) stars. 9 p.m. Showtime



Naturalist David Attenborough racks up a few more frequent flyer miles in his latest series, “Attenborough’s Global Adventure.” 8 p.m. BBC America

Autumn Reeser, Alison Sweeney and Lacey Chabert return in “The Wedding Veil Unveiled,” the second installment in a TV movie trilogy. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

A long-in-the-tooth ex-rodeo rider (director-star Clint Eastwood) undertakes a cross-border mission to retrieve his employer’s young son in the 2021 contemporary western “Cry Macho.” 8 p.m. HBO

With ‘Cry Macho,’ Clint Eastwood may be the oldest American to direct and star in a major motion picture. But ask if anything has changed since his start and you get the verbal equivalent of an amused shrug.

Sept. 12, 2021

A weekend getaway takes a sinister turn for a quartet of sorority members in the new TV movie “Line Sisters.” With LeToya Luckett. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Birds do it, bees do it, etc., etc. in the new special “World’s Funniest Animals: Valentine’s Day.” 9 p.m. The CW

Texas singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith, who died in 2021, is seen and heard in past performances on a special edition of “Austin City Limits.” 11:30 p.m. KOCE

Movies on TV this week: February 6: ‘12 Years a Slave’ HBO; ‘Casablanca’ on KCET; ‘Raging Bull’ on TCM; ‘The French Connection’ on EPIX

Feb. 4, 2022

Movies on TV for the entire week, Feb. 6 - 12 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

Feb. 4, 2022

TV Grids for the entire week of Feb. 6 - 12 in downloadable and printable PDF files

Feb. 4, 2022

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July 26, 2022