TV This Week, Feb. 15-22: ‘QI’ on BBC America

Stephen Fry hosts the imported quiz show “QI” on BBC America.
Stephen Fry hosts the imported quiz show “QI” on BBC America.
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Basketball’s best hold court in Madison Square Garden at the “2015 NBA All-Star Game.” 5:30 p.m. TNT

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrates 25 years of crazy clips, while “Saturday Night Live” marks four decades’ worth of sketches, satire and musical performances. 7 p.m. ABC; 8 p.m. NBC


Travel Channel’s “Beach Week” kicks off with “101 Sand n’ Surf Hotspots.” 7 and 8 p.m. Travel Channel; also 8 p.m. Mon.-Wed.


Prize pooches hold court in Madison Square Garden at the “139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.” 5 p.m. CNBC; 5 p.m. Tue., USA

Quit cloning around! A youngster (“Henry Danger’s” Jace Norman) copies himself in the new TV movie “Splitting Adam.” 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

Stolen from Africa, brought to America, a woman (“The Help’s” Aunjanue Ellis) struggles to regain her freedom in the new miniseries “The Book of Negroes.” 8 and 9 p.m. BET; also Tue.-Wed.

That’s what friends are for: Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson and others perform on “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute.” 9 p.m. CBS

Kathy Griffin and company take down New York Fashion Week on a new episode of “Fashion Police.” 9 p.m. E!

The 2014 doc “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” airs on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE



Paul Rudd is back as the dimwitted Bobby Newport on a new episode of “Parks and Recreation.” 8:30 p.m. NBC

Celebrities say the darndest things in the new hidden-camera show “Repeat After Me” hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Tony Bennett and “Sopranos’” creator David Chase are among “The Italian Americans” featured in this new series. 9 p.m. KOCE

“Rizzoli & Isles” are back in action. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star. 9 p.m. TNT

Will “Plan 9 From Outer Space” make the cut? Probably not, but find out for sure when Robin Roberts hosts “Countdown to the Oscars: 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema.” 10 p.m. ABC


“The Italian Americans in California” celebrates the immigrant group’s contributions to culture and commerce in the Golden State. 7 and 7:30 p.m. KOCE


Patrick Jane, we hardly knew ye: Simon Baker’s crime-solving character signs off on the series finale of “The Mentalist.” 8 p.m. CBS

Give a hoot! It’s all about owls on a new “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Sal and Pepper (Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Lane) are back on a new “Modern Family.” 9 p.m. ABC

Take a tour of the ancient city of Petra — hewn from the living rock, hence the name — on a new “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Go inside “The Mind of a Murderer” with Dr. Michelle Ward in this new true-crime series. 6 p.m. Investigation Discovery

Brits match wits and trade quips with host Stephen Fry in the imported quiz show “QI.” 8, 8:40 and 9:20 p.m. BBC America

Thomas Lennon and Matthew Perry follow in the footsteps of Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, et al., in a new version of “The Odd Couple.” 8:30 p.m. CBS

Jon Cryer wakes to find Charlie Sheen taking a shower, making the Ashton Kutcher era a “Dallas"-style dream. That’s our guess for the series finale of “Two and a Half Men.” 9 p.m. CBS

All hail Ragnar! The newly crowned Norse king (Travis Fimmel) leads his “Vikings” into a third season. 10 p.m. History Channel


August Wilson, the award-winning playwright whose works celebrated the African American experience, is himself celebrated on “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE

This ain’t your father’s swimmin’ hole in the new series “Insane Pools: Off the Deep End.” 9 p.m. Animal Planet

Fashion court is now in session in the series “Style by Jury.” 9:30 p.m. TLC

Speaking of odd couples, “30 Rock’s” Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog pair up for “The Jack and Triumph Show.” 11:30 p.m. Cartoon Network


‘Tis the night before the Oscars, which means it’s time for the “30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.” Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell host. 2 and 10 p.m. IFC

Love means never having to say you’re sorry in “The Fault in Our Stars.” Shailene Woodley stars in this 2014 drama about a teen with terminal cancer. 8 p.m. HBO

Teens-turned-escorts earn much more than 10 bucks an hour and snacking privileges in the TV movie “Babysitter’s Black Book.” 8 p.m. Lifetime

‘Tis the night before NASCAR’s biggest race, so it’s time for the “Daytona 500 Bash at the Beach” 9 p.m. Fox

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