TV This Week, March 1 - 7: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ on Showtime

Oscar Issac, left, and Justin Timberlake in “Inisde Llewyn Davis.”
Oscar Issac, left, stars as a down-on-his-luck folksinger in the movie “Inside Llewyn Davis.” With Justin Timberlake.
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This week’s TV Movies



The new special “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” takes a “CSI"-style approach to authenticating religious artifacts said to date back to the time of Christ. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

“Secrets and Lies” will be exposed in this new 10-part mystery drama starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. 9 p.m. ABC

We wouldn’t watch a new TV show starring “SNL’s” Will Forte if he were “The Last Man on Earth.” Oh wait, we totally would. 9 p.m. Fox


Spend Christmas with the Crawleys when “Downton Abbey’s” annual holiday episode airs on “Masterpiece Classic.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Too many cooks: Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, et al., mentor aspiring chefs in the new series “All-Star Academy.” 9 p.m. Food Network

Josh Duhamel and “30 Rock’s” Dean Winters form a crime-solving odd couple in the new Michigan-set cop drama “Battle Creek.” 10 p.m. CBS

The mother-and-child reunion is only a motion away in the new special “Long Lost Family.” 10 p.m. TLC


Far out! The special “John Denver: Country Boy” remembers the late, great 1970s-era singer-songwriter. 7 p.m. KOCE

“The Godfather’s” Francis Ford Coppola takes a seat in the “Director’s Chair” on the Robert Rodriguez-hosted interview show. 8:30 p.m. El Rey Network

There will be blood when “The Following” returns for a third season. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy star. 9 p.m. Fox


Gentlemen, start your sashaying! “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is back for a seventh season. 9 p.m. Logo

A new “Brain Games” explores the phenomenon of peer pressure. All the cool kids will be watching it. 9 p.m. National Geographic

“You Can’t Lick Your Elbow” but you can get tips on maximizing your body’s potential in this new series. 10 and 10:30 p.m. National Geographic

The sports doc “I Am Dale Earnhardt” remembers the late, great NASCAR driver. 10 p.m. Spike


“Star Trek’s” William Shatner beams in for an appearance on the “Hell’s Kitchen” season premiere. 8 p.m. Fox

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” are back in action in the series’ midseason premiere. 9 p.m. ABC

They’re doing what comes naturally having their babies out in the great wide open in the new reality series “Born in the Wild.” 10 p.m. Lifetime



The grass is always greener in the real estate-themed series “My City’s Just Not That Into Me.” 7 p.m. FYI

Don’t you forget about him: “The Breakfast Club’s” Judd Nelson guest stars on a new “Empire.” 9 p.m. Fox

Cyber-baddies, beware! Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) is on the case in the new franchise entry “CSI: Cyber.” 10 p.m. CBS

The killer’s been caught but the case isn’t closed in the second-season premiere of “Broadchurch.” With David Tennant. 10 p.m. BBC America


Paget Brewster, Catherine Hicks, et al., share the trials and travails of being a working actress in Hollywood in the 2015 documentary “That Gal … Who Was in That Thing.” 7 p.m. Showtime

Crikey! “The Real Housewives of Melbourne” are back for a second season. 9 p.m. Bravo

A war veteran’s murder sets events in motion in the new multi-character drama “American Crime.” With Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. 10 p.m. ABC

Giada De Laurentiis and Michael Symon will try once again to “Beat Bobby Flay” in the culinary challenge’s season premiere. 10 p.m. Food Network

Paul Simon, Jeff Goldblum and “SNL’s” Vanessa Bayer guest star on a new “Portlandia.” 10 p.m. IFC

An FBI agent (“Awake’s” Jason Isaacs) uncovers a centuries-old conspiracy in the Holy Land in the new series “Dig.” Anne Heche and “Six Feet Under’s” Lauren Ambrose also star. 10 p.m. USA


Treat yo’ self to some stand-up from a “Parks and Rec” scene-stealer in the special “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden.” Anytime, Netflix

She’s gonna make it after all: “The Office’s” Ellie Kemper is the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in this new sitcom created by Tina Fey. Anytime, Netflix

Those who faced death but lived to tell the tale do so in the new docu-series “In an Instant.” 9 p.m. ABC; also Sat.


The nature doc “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod” gets up close and personal with sea creatures of the cetacean persuasion. 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are “Neighbors” with a frat-pack led by Zac Efron in this 2014 comedy. 8 p.m. HBO

A troubled college student (Daveigh Chase) has a “Killer Crush” on one of her professors in this new made-for-cable thriller. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Oscar Isaac plays a 1960s folksinger who just can’t catch a break in the Coen brothers’ 2013 tale “Inside Llewyn Davis.” John Goodman, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan also star. 9 p.m. Showtime