TV This Week Feb. 2 - 8: ‘New Girl’ on Fox

Prince guest stars on “New Girl” on Fox. With Zooey Deschanel.
After the game, Prince guest stars on “New Girl” on Fox. With Zooey Deschanel.

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They’ll be fighting like cats and dogs in the specials “Kitten Bowl” and “Puppy Bowl X.” Noon Hallmark; 3 p.m. Animal Planet

They’ll be fighting like horses and birds when the Broncos and the Seahawks meet in “Super Bowl XLVIII.” Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers rock the halftime show. 3:30 p.m. Fox
Someday her Prince will come: The “Purple Rain” rocker plays himself on a special post-game episode of “New Girl.” 7:30 p.m. Fox


The super-short third season of “Sherlock” concludes on “Masterpiece Mystery!” But don’t get your cumbers in a batch, the super-sleuth is slated to return for a fourth. 9:58 p.m. KOCE


John Larroquette and Gina Carano guest star on “Almost Human.” 8 p.m. Fox

Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley and Kathy Ireland are among the lovely ladies taking part in “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful.” 9 p.m. NBC

“Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story” profiles the stand-up comic, sitcom director and host of “Inside Comedy,” which returns with guests Jimmy Fallon and Zach Galifianakis. 9:30 and 11 p.m. Showtime
Talk about your helicopter parenting! An African American couple documents their son’s progress from kindergarten through high school in “American Promise” on “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Would-be restaurateurs learn that it’s all about location, location, location in the new series “Buy This Restaurant.” 10 p.m. Food Network; also Wed., 9 p.m.


The Winter Games in Sochi, Russia commence two days hence, hence “Winter Gold: NBC’s First Look at the Sochi Olympics.” 8 p.m. NBC


Comic book legend and cameo-king Stan Lee puts in an inevitable appearance on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” 8 p.m. ABC

He’s no Prince, but “The O.C.'s” Adam Brody guest-stars as one of Jess’s (Zooey Deschanel) former beaus on another new “New Girl.” 9 p.m. Fox
“The Amish Shunned” share their stories of life outside the insular religious sect in this new episode of “American Experience.” 9 p.m. KOCE

It’s back to kitchen as “Chopped” returns for another go-round. 10 p.m. Food Network

The care and feeding of aspiring athletes is detailed in the special “How to Raise an Olympian.” 8 p.m. NBC

“Hunting Hitler’s Stolen Treasures: The Monuments Men” tells the true tale of the squad soon to be saluted in a new George Clooney film. 8 p.m. National Geographic Channel
Emily Prentiss, I presume? Former series regular Paget Brewster reprises her role on the 200th episode of “Criminal Minds.” 9 p.m. CBS

Remains to be seen: “Nova” examines scores of ancient skeletons exhumed from beneath the Eternal City in an attempt to solve a “Roman Catacomb Mystery.” 9 p.m. KOCE
“Revealing: Celebutante,” the third entry in a four-part series hosted by ELLE creative director Joe Zee, explores the intersection of fashion and fame. 9 p.m. Sundance

A tall order: New York’s One World Trade Center is the first of the “Super Skyscrapers” featured in this new four-part series. 10 p.m. KOCE
It’s all over but the crowning — or rather, toque-ing — of a new “Top Chef” on the culinary competition’s season finale. 10 p.m. Bravo



We’re not ones to stand on ceremony, and neither are the “XXII Winter Olympics,” which get unceremoniously underway with some figure skating, snowboarding and skiing. 8 p.m. NBC

Here endeth “The Spoils of Babylon.” The mocu-miniseries starring Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell concludes. 10 p.m. IFC

And if you were looking for the opening ceremonies of the “XXII Winter Olympics” — we were — you’ve found them. 7:30 p.m. NBC

Hoop dreams deferred: The 2012 doc “Lenny Cooke” profiles a former high-school basketball phenom who never quite made it to the NBA. 8:30 p.m. Showtime
Alice Walker, a Pulitzer Prize winner for her novel “The Color Purple,” is celebrated on “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy followed up 1995’s “Before Sunrise” and 2004’s “Before Sunset” with 2013’s “Before Midnight.” If that pattern holds, watch for “Before Noon” in 2022. 9 p.m. Starz

Tangled Web: Erin Krakow gets “catfished” — Google it — in the made-for-cable fable “Chance at Romance” and Yvonne Zima is “The Girl He Met Online” in this new thriller. 7 and 10 p.m. Hallmark; 8 p.m. Lifetime

Chadwick Boseman portrays Pasadena’s finest, Dodgers great Jackie Robinson, in the inspirational 2013 bio-pic “42.” Harrison Ford also stars. 8 p.m. HBO
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence do the dance of romance in director David O. Russell’s 2012 hit “Silver Linings Playbook.” 8 p.m. Showtime

James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson keep on playing mind games in Danny Boyle’s 2013 caper “Trance.” 10 p.m. Cinemax

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