TV This Week Feb. 9 - 15: ‘The Night That Changed America’ on CBS

“The Night That Changed America” with Ringo Starr, left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon.
The Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is recalled on “The Night That Changed America.” Ringo Starr, left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon.
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“The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s 1964 appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with classic clips and new performances by Eurythmics, Alicia Keys and others. 8 p.m. CBS


Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson are here to pump — clap! — you up in Michael Bay’s 2013 actioner “Pain & Gain.” Ed Harris and Tony Shalhoub also star. 8 p.m. Epix

Fear not, or rather, fear, “The Walking Dead” are still walking and still dead when the hit horror-drama returns with new episodes. 9 p.m. AMC

An English lass (Lydia Wilson) rises above her station in a new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Making of a Lady.” Linus Roache, James D’Arcy and Joanna Lumley also star. 10 p.m. KOCE


Who’s a good dog? Find at the “138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show,” from Madison Square Garden. 5 and 8 p.m. CNBC; also 5 and 8 p.m. Tue., USA

The auto-centric series “Top Gear” comes roaring back for its 21st season. 8:30 p.m. BBC America

The documentary “Questioning Darwin” includes a discussion of the naturalist’s own concerns about the religious ramifications of his now widely accepted theory of evolution. 9 p.m. HBO

You shall not overcome: “Independent Lens” presents “Spies of Mississippi,” about a covert government agency set up during the civil rights-era to derail desegregation in the Magnolia State. 10 p.m. KOCE



She’s freaky, she’s geeky, she’s Linda Cardellini. The former “Freaks & Geeks” and “ER” actress guest stars as Jess’ (Zooey Deschanel) wild-child sister on a new “New Girl.” 9 p.m. Fox

Who were those guys? “American Experience” tells the true-life tale of the outlaw duo played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the 1969 western “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.” 9 p.m. KOCE

In 2011, it was “Syria Undercover.” In 2012, “The Battle for Syria” and in 2013, “Syria Behind the Lines.” Now, in 2014, “Frontline” presents “Syria’s Second Front,” its fourth investigation of the continuing crisis in the war-torn Middle East nation. 10 p.m. KOCE


“Nova” tours Italy’s architecturally astounding Il Duomo di Firenze as it attempts to solve a “Great Cathedral Mystery.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Big Ben, Big Schmen. The Leadenhall Building is London’s tallest, and the latest of the “Super Skyscrapers” featured in this four-part series. 10 p.m. KOCE

Still working: Jane Seymour and Ed Asner guest star on a new “Men at Work.” 10 p.m. TBS


Norm! It’s a mini-"Cheers” reunion when George Wendt guest stars as Thelma’s (Rhea Perlman) ex-husband on a new “Kirstie.” 10:30 p.m. TV Land


“Mrs. Miniver” keeps calm and carries on in William Wyler’s multi-Oscar-winning 1942 drama set in WWII-era Britain. Greer Garson stars. 7 p.m. TCM

Pleased to eat you: Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story,” “True Blood”) guest stars as an alleged cannibal on a Sam Raimi-directed episode of the Greg Kinnear courtroom drama “Rake.” 9 p.m. Fox

It’s another day, another tattoo-themed reality series with the debut of “Tattoo Titans.” 11 p.m. CMT


Kevin Spacey could play a salesman on a show called “House of Cars,” or a fishmonger on one called “House of Carp.” But better yet, he’s back as Rep. Frank Underwood when “House of Cards” returns with new episodes. Anytime, Netflix

Britain’s got talent! Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, et al., help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal National Theatre on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

There must be “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” in this Valentine’s Day special featuring accounts of romance gone horribly. Wendy Williams hosts. 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

“Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny” finds the former Playmate and current co-host of “The View” sharing the stage with a bevy of female comics in Las Vegas. 11 p.m. Epix


Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson are your “Dreamgirls” in this 2006 adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy also star. 8 p.m. ABC

Women in jeopardy: Annie Heise is “The Good Mistress” in this new TV movie while Lacey Chabert flies the unfriendly skies in the thriller “Non-Stop.” 8 and 10 p.m. Lifetime

Tyler Perry’s Tyler Perry is James Patterson’s “Alex Cross” in Rob Cohen’s 2012 thriller. “Lost’s” Matthew Fox also stars … and now we’ve used up our weekly allotment of apostrophes. 8 p.m. Showtime

Laissez les bons temps rouler! “48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City,” a “Treme"-like look at New Orleans’ marching-band culture. 9 p.m. CBS

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