TV This Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3: ‘The Simone Biles Story,’ the Grammys and more

"The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar" celebrates American gymnast Simone Biles who won multiple medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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The NFL’s best will leave some of it, but not all of it, on the field at the “2018 Pro Bowl” in Orlando. 11:50 a.m. ABC, ESPN

P!nk, Lady Gaga and Broadway legend Patti LuPone are among the scads of performers slated for “The 60th Annual Grammy Awards.” “The Late Late Show’s” James Corden hosts the music industry event at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 4:30 p.m. CBS

The twisted tale of Branch Davidians cult leader David Koresh and the group’s deadly 1993 standoff with federal agents is retold in the two-part special “Waco: Madman or Messiah.” 9 p.m. A&E; also Mon.


You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave in the imported mystery drama “Grand Hotel.” In Spanish with English subtitles. 10 p.m. KCET

“Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents” hunt down conspirators, Catholics and any one else who poses a threat to Her Majesty’s reign in this three-part documentary series. 10 p.m. KOCE

The 1986 loss of the space shuttle Challenger is revisited in the debut of the anthology series “Days That Shaped America.” 10 p.m. History Channel



The 2017 rock doc “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” gets up close and personal with the sibling-led Americana stalwarts. 8 p.m. HBO

A Chinese filmmaker gets up close and personal with a twentysomething American drifter in the documentary “I Am Another You” on a new “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff sounds the alarm about the resurgence of heavily armed militia movements in the U.S. in the new special “America on Fire.” 11 p.m. A&E



Broadcast networks and cable news outlets offer live coverage as President Trump delivers his first “State of the Union” address to a joint session of Congress. 6 p.m. various channels

A word from our sponsors: Classic ads are on display in the new special “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018.” Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah host. 8 p.m. CBS

Hell hath no fury like Rose McGowan. The actress-activist, in the thick of the Harvey Weinstein sex-abuse scandal, takes center stage in the new reality series “Citizen Rose.” 8 p.m. E!



Creatures great and small are ready for their closeups in “Animals With Cameras, A Nature Miniseries.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The two-part special “Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail” digs into the history of the militaristic religious order that rose and fell during the Crusades. 8 p.m. History Channel; concludes next Wed.

The sky’s the limit: “Nova” tracks “The Impossible Flight” of the first solar-powered airplane to circle the globe in this new episode. 9 p.m. KOCE



Football coaches and former colleagues Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells are “The Two Bills” profiled in this sports documentary airing on a new “30 for 30.” 6 p.m. ESPN

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” Terry Crews hosts “Puppy Bowl: Super Animal Commercials” to kick off a night of shows featuring super-cute canines. 7 p.m. Animal Planet

An unhappy L.A. couple set their marital woes to music in director-star Zoe Lister-Jones’ bittersweet 2017 indie comedy “Band Aid.” With Adam Pally and “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen. 8:25 p.m. Showtime

The Kristen Bell-Ted Danson fantasy comedy “The Good Place” wraps its sophomore season. 8:30 p.m. NBC


The Anna Faris-Allison Janney sitcom “Mom” hits the 100-episode mark. 9 p.m. CBS

The long-running Louisiana-set reality series “Swamp People” dredges up another season. 9 p.m. History Channel

A self-centered Harvard scholar (Glenn Howerton) is reduced to teaching “A.P. Bio” to a bunch of high schoolers in Toledo, Ohio, in this new sitcom. Patton Oswalt also stars. 9:30 p.m. NBC



Gone girl: “Castle’s” Stana Katic plays an FBI agent who vanished without a trace only to resurface six years later in the new mystery drama “Absentia.” Any time, Amazon

“The Killing’s” Joel Kinnaman is a super soldier tasked with solving a rich man’s murder in the new futuristic action series “Altered Carbon.” James Purefoy (“Rome”) also stars. Any time, Netflix

A man and a woman, coworkers at a slaughterhouse in Hungary, meet nightly in the same shared dream in the imported 2017 fantasy drama “On Body and Soul.” Any time, Netflix

The new five-part series “#MeToo, Now What?” surveys the seismic shift in societal attitudes about sexual abuse and harassment. 7:30 p.m. KOCE


The latest winner is revealed as the Gordon Ramsay-hosted culinary competition “Hell’s Kitchen” concludes another season. 8 p.m. Fox

The rapper Nas, with an assist from the National Symphony Orchestra, revisits his landmark 1994 debut album “Illmatic” on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“K.C. Undercover,” we hardly knew ye. The spy comedy starring Zendaya airs its series finale. 9 p.m. Disney Channel

The national opioid-addiction epidemic is viewed from a variety of angles in the new docu-series “The Trade.” 9 p.m. Showtime


Section 20 is back in the counter-terrorism business, with a few new members to boot, in a fifth season of the action drama “Strike Back.” 10 p.m. Cinemax

Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are “2 Dope Queens” in a new series of comedy-variety specials based on their popular podcast. Williams’ former “Daily Show” boss Jon Stewart is the first guest. 11:30 p.m. HBO


“Saturday Night Live” comes to prime time with batch of classic football-themed specials. 8 p.m. NBC


“Captain America’s” Chris Evans fights for custody of his math-whiz niece in director Marc Webb’s 2017 dramedy “Gifted.” With Mckenna Grace, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer. 8 p.m. HBO

Golden girl: The TV movie “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar” celebrates the American gymnast who won multiple medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Jeanté Godlock stars. 8 p.m. Lifetime

’Tis the night before the Super Bowl, which means it’s time for this year’s “NFL Honors.” From Minneapolis. 9 p.m. NBC

Someone’s got a crush on Lacey Chabert in the new made-for-cable romantic fable “My Secret Valentine.” With Andrew Walker. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel


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