‘Clarice,’ ‘The Luminaries,’ ‘Men in Kilts’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.


Black Lightning: Jefferson Pierce is still mourning Detective in the fourth and final season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Finding Bigfoot: The Search Continues: Spoiler alert: they still won’t find him. Premiere. Discovery+

The Bachelor: A former Bachelor contestant with a connection to Matt James shows up to make trouble. Because that’s what this season needed: more trouble. 7 p.m., ABC


Black Art: In the Absence of Light: This film explores a number of contemporary Black artists and their contributions to the art world. 8 p.m., HBO

This is Us: This is Us is finally back after a pandemic-related break and it seems Kevin is on a road trip. 8 p.m., NBC

Queen Sugar: Season five premiere. 7 p.m., OWN


Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel: The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles is notorious for being the home of serial killers, the site of murders and suicides, and the location of the very mysterious death of Elisa Lim. (Google her if you’re not familiar. It’s probably simply a case of mental illness taking a tragic turn, but it’s still super spooky.) Premiere. Netflix

Riverdale: And now we skip ahead seven years. They can’t be in high school forever, guys.  7 p.m., The CW

Tough as Nails: Season two premiere. 7 p.m., CBS


Clarice: Picking up where Silence of the Lambs left off, this new series follows Clarice Starling on her next serial killer investigation. (Alas, it is Hannibal-free.) Series premiere.  9 p.m., CBS

There is no “I” in Threesome: This documentary follows a New Zealand couple who have an open relationship until things become … complicated. Premiere.  HBO Max

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things: Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen star in this Groundhog Day-esque movie — this the twist is that it’s about teens! Premiere. Amazon

Into the Dark: “Tentacles”: A couple’s relationship turns into something terrifying in this Valentine’s Day installment of Into the Dark. Premiere. Hulu


To the Boys: Always and Forever: The third and final chapter of Laura Jean’s story is here. Premiere. Netflix

Marvel’s Behind the Mask: This documentary explores the origins of Marvel, and will feature the writers and artists who gave birth to the brand’s iconic characters. Premiere. Disney+

Hip Hop Uncovered: This six-part documentary series examines the unsung heroes of the hip hop music scene, and how the streets shaped the culture of the music industry’s most dominant genre. Series premiere. FX

Galentine’s Day Nightmare: A woman meets a man while hanging out with her gal pals, but it turns out 1. he’s her boss’s husband, 2. her boss is now dead, and 3. now this lady is the prime suspect. I dunno, but this all seems antithetical to the Galentine’s Day traditions that Leslie Knope created. Premiere. 7 p.m., LMN


Saturday Night Live: Regina King and Nathaniel Rateliff. 10:30 p.m., NBC

Roots: A marathon of the original and groundbreaking 1977 miniseries. 11 a.m., Sundance


American Idol: The singing competition is back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

The Simpsons: Bart finds his teacher’s journal in the winter premiere. 7 p.m. Fox

The Great North: Wolf seeks the perfect anniversary gift for Honeybee in what is not the premiere, but somehow actually the third episode. This seems chaotic, Fox. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Bob and Linda put their own plans aside to cash in on the lucrative Valentine’s Day dinner market. Winter premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: Brian bonds with his girlfriend’s son. Winter premiere. 8:30 p.m., Fox

Men in Kilts: Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish drive around Scotland in kilts, because how else do you do it? Series premiere. 8 p.m., Starz

The Luminaries: Evan Green stars in this new adventure mystery series that follows a group of prospectors looking to make their fortunes in New Zealand’s 1860s Gold Rush. Series premiere. 8:30 p.m., Starz

Grand Ole Opry: 95 years of Country Music: Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton co-host this two hour special honoring the classic show and stage. 8 p.m., NBC

Last Week Tonight: JOHN’S BACK. OH THANK GOD. Season premiere. 10 p.m., HBO

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy: I think we’re all in the “Yes, please, show me Stanley Tucci eating spaghetti and drinking wine” stage of the pandemic now. Series premiere. 8 p.m., CNN

One thought on “‘Clarice,’ ‘The Luminaries,’ ‘Men in Kilts’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.

  1. The 16-year-old. who watched “The Silence of the Lambs” with us a couple of weeks ago, says she’s interested in “Clarice”, so it’s set to record on the TiVo. I’ll let you know what we think. So far, the almost-14-year-old, who is a huge fan of procedurals but who only watched a bit of “Silence” in part because it was too intense for her, has declined to join us, but we’ll see.

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