TV This Week Jan. 26 - Feb. 1: ‘Hawking’ on KOCE

Stephen Hawking in “Hawking” on KOCE.
Physicist Stephen Hawking is profiled in the special “Hawking” on KOCE.
(Jason Bye / PBS)

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Lorde, the New Zealand singer behind the breakout hit “Royals,” is nominated in four categories and is slated to perform at the “56th Annual Grammy Awards.” 8 p.m. CBS

Past contestants Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici will be pronounced husband and wife after saying their “I do’s” on a very special episode of “The Bachelor.” 8 p.m. ABC


Peter has a bone to pick with the man upstairs vis–a–vis the outcomes of pro football match-ups on a new “Family Guy.” 9 p.m. Fox

“Castle Secrets & Legends” stops by the Tower of London – a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to lose your head there. 10 p.m. Travel Channel


Those who felt that sinking feeling and lived to tell the tale do so in the special “Sinkholes: Swallowed Alive.” 7 p.m. National Geographic Channel

The titular mother (Cristin Milioti) finally tells her side of the story on the 200th episode of “How I Met Your Mother.” Does that mean Bob Saget got the day off? 8 p.m. CBS

Viva España! Adam Richman, Samantha Brown, et al., sample the sights, sounds and smells of Spain in the special “The Trip: 2014.” 8 p.m. Travel Channel

The debate over illegal immigration in “The State of Arizona” is mapped out in this new documentary on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Auto enthusiasts restore classic cars to showroom condition in the new unscripted series “Rods N’ Wheels.” 10 p.m. Discovery Channel


Jon Stewart and Ted Koppel are among those saluting the late, great Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block in “Herblock: The Black & the White.” 9 p.m. HBO

Hip-hop’s J. Cole kicks off a six-night/six-concert “Super Bowl Blitz” hosted Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler. 11 p.m. VH1; also Tue.-Sat.


Broadcast and cable channels over live coverage of President Obama’s “2014 State of the Union” address. 6 p.m. CBS, NBC, KTLA, ABC, Fox, KCOP, KOCE, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business News, MSNBC

“The Capones” are descendants of mobster Al Capone, but their “family business” is just a humble Italian restaurant in this new series. 7 and 7:30 p.m. Reelz

See how the stars slim down for their big-screen roles – the camera adds ten pounds, don’t you know – in the special “Celeb Boot Camp.” 9 p.m. E!


“Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014" surveys memorable spots from big games past. Boomer Esiason and Sarah Shahi host. 8 p.m. CBS


Hey, hey, they’re the monkeys: Indonesia’s endangered crested black macaques are featured on a new “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The 2013 doc “Who Is Arthur Fogel?” (expletive deleted) profiles the music promoter who helped U2, Madonna and others make big bucks on the concert circuit. 8 p.m. Epix

Remains to be seen: “Nova” examines some Bronze Age corpses exhumed from a bog in Ireland in “Ghosts of Murdered Kings.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Hawking, Stephen “Hawking.” The superstar theoretical physicist is profiled in this new documentary. 10 p.m. KOCE

Fleming, Ian “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond.” Dominic Cooper plays the novelist who created Agent 007 in this four-part docudrama. 10 p.m. BBC America


Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”) guest stars on “Community.” 8 p.m. NBC

So long! Ann and Chris (Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe) prepare to bid Pawnee adieu on a new “Parks and Recreation.” 8:30 p.m. NBC

Unsportsmanlike conduct: “Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular” compiles sports-themed sketches from the late-night comedy show. 9 p.m. NBC


Sportsmanlike conduct: Pro football’s finest speak out against bullying, prejudice and discrimination on the third-annual “Characters Unite: NFL Stars.” 7 p.m. USA

Acting legend Christopher Plummer portrays legendary actor John Barrymore in William Luce’s bio-drama “Barrymore” on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Sing us song, you are “Piano Man,” da? “Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia” recalls the musician’s 1987 visit to the Soviet Union. 9 and 10:30 p.m. Showtime


Fiddle-dee-dee! Vivian Leigh and Clark Cable star in the Oscar-winning 1939 adaptation of the Margaret Mitchell novel “Gone With the Wind.” 7 p.m. TCM

Into the woods: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles and Colin Farrell lend their voices to the animated 2013 forest-fable “Epic.” 7:15 p.m. HBO

You gotta be a football hero to be among the players feted at the “NFL Honors.” Alec Baldwin hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

Good as gold: The TV movie “The Gabby Douglas Story” tells the true-life tale of the Olympic gymnast. Gabby Douglas, Regina King and S. Epatha Merkerson star. 8 p.m. Lifetime

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