‘Firefly Lane,’ ‘The Investigation,’ the Super Bowl and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.



The Investigation: Variety is calling this limited series that explores the bizarre murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall “2021’s first great drama.” For those of you not obsessed with true crime, she was the woman who was killed on a homemade submarine in Copenhagen back in 2017. 9 p.m., NBC

The Bachelor: The bullies finally get what’s coming to them. 7 p.m., ABC

Plan 9 From Outer Space: Generally considered the worst movie ever made, there’s something poetic about it being aired on a network dedicated to “classic” movies. 7 p.m., TCM


Fake Famous: An exploration of social media, in which three individuals who have small followings are turned into “influencers” through a bunch of paid fake followers and bots. 8 p.m., HBO

Tiffany Haddish: They Ready 2: Six diverse comedians are showcased. Netflix

Frontline: China’s COVID Secrets: A look at how China responded to the COVID crisis in the early days, and how they missed opportunities to contain the spread. PAY ATTENTION, EVERYONE, because this won’t be our last novel coronavirus. 9 p.m., PBS


Firefly Lane: Katherine Heigl and Sarah Clarke star as two lifelong friends whose relationship is tested by a betrayal in this new series. Netflix

Europe’s New Wild: This series tracks the rewilding of some of Europe’s most iconic species. Series premiere. 9 p.m., PBS

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: Hey, you want to watch a bunch of commercials in between a bunch of commercials? Do I have the show for you! 7 p.m., CBS


Bliss: Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek star in this sci-fi love story about a down-on-his-luck man who meets a strange woman who is convinced the world is actually a computer simulation.  Amazon

The Head: A small team of researchers in the Antarctic are found dead or are missing after a six-month stint, in this new survivalist thriller series.  HBO Max

The Snoopy Show: A new animated series featuring the beloved Peanuts gang. Apple TV+

A Nightmare Wakes: This film explores Mary Shelley, her genius and the creation of her monster: Frankenstein. Apple TV+


Malcolm & Marie: Zendaya stars in this film about a director whose relationship is tested as he and his girlfriend await the reviews of his latest movie. Netflix

Strip Down, Rise Up: This documentary follows a group of women of various ages and ethnicities who heal their trauma and body issues through the art of pole dancing. Netflix


Saturday Night Live: Dan Levy & Phoebe Bridgers 10:30 p.m., NBC

Irresistible: Jon Stewart made his directorial debut with this political comedy starring Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne.  7 p.m., HBO

Life in a Day 2020: People all over the world filmed themselves on July 25 to create this portrait of an extraordinary year. YouTube


Super Bowl: PLEASE please I’m begging you please watch this at home with your family that you are sick of looking at and do not attend Super Bowl parties or go to a sports bar or whatever other foolishness you are considering. PLEASE. 5:30 p.m., CBS

Puppy Bowl: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are hosting, which is just damned delightful. 1 p.m., Animal Planet

Black Lives Matter: A Global Reckoning: A look at how George Floyd’s death made people all over the world consider their own countries’ unique issues with racism. Series premiere. 10 a.m., Vice

The Equalizer: Queen Latifah stars in this reboot of the classic series and it is making some dumb white men SO MAD. Keep it up, Queen. Series premiere following the Super Bowl. 9 p.m. (-ish), CBS


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