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TV highlights: The ‘46th NAACP Image Awards’ on TV One

John brings on an unsuspecting Manny to help him investigate a mysterious attack at a hospital on “Constantine” (NBC at 8 p.m.), while Zed deals with health issues that prompt her to consider the source of her visions.Read full article >>

TV highlights: NBC’s spy drama ‘Allegiance’ premieres

April tries to stay positive as her baby undergoes testing while the doctors of “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC at 8 p.m.) embrace the latest advancements in 3-D printing to gather insight into a patient’s tumor.Read full article >>

TV highlights for Feb. 4, 2015: ‘Fresh off the Boat’ premieres on ABC

(All times Eastern)SERIES PREMIERE: Based on a memoir by restaurateur and D.C. native Eddie Huang, “Fresh off the Boat” (ABC at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30) follows a Chinese immigrant family that ditches Washington for the Orlando suburbs. The...Show More Summary

AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’: Every sleazeball has a story to tell

Prequels are a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. Drooling fans who all but insist on origin stories and retrospective trips into the canon fodder and footnotes of their favorite character franchises will pretty much always be in the mood for a prequel, a sequel, a spin-off, an offshoot — anything that amounts to more. Read full article >>

TV highlights: Gordon Ramsay turns ‘MasterChef Junior’ into a family affair

(All times Eastern) In the days leading up to Donna and Joe’s nuptials, April takes control while Ron makes things awkward between Tom and Lucy on “Parks and Recreation” (NBC at 8 p.m.). Understandably, the girls are paranoid of anyone...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Chris takes the remaining bachelorettes to Santa Fe on ‘The Bachelor’

(All times Eastern) Chris and the 11 remaining bachelorettes travel to Santa Fe, N.M., where one woman meets up with a “love guru” and another wins an opportunity to go up in a hot air balloon on “The Bachelor” (ABC at 8 p.m.). Read full article >>

TV highlights: Katy Perry performs at the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIX

(All times Eastern)Following the brutal murder of Ben Novack Jr., the wealthy heir to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, the investigation zeroes in on his wife, Narcy, on the Lifetime thriller (which is also based on a true story) “Beautiful & Twisted” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.). Rob Lowe stars as Novack while Paz Vega plays his wife. Read full article >>

‘The Great British Baking Show’ on PBS: Food Network, take note.

Dear Food Network,Loving the new baking show — on PBS. Even those of us who would rather pluck a bucketful of fresh thyme leaves than watch competitive cooking on television are, in a word, enchanted. We are eating up every episode of...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX on concert special ‘Super Bowl Blitz’

(All times Eastern) John encounters a group of students at Ivy University who have figured out how to get into an alternate dimension — only to be met by a maniacal killer — on “Constantine” (NBC at 8 p.m.). Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ return

(All times Eastern) Meredith decides to cope with Derek’s impending move to Washington, D.C., by working as much as physically and mentally possible on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC at 8 p.m.). Meanwhile, Arizona and Amelia concoct a plan for approaching Dr. Herman. Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘The Americans' returns to FX for Season 3

(All times Eastern.)The CNN special “Voices of Auschwitz” (CNN at 9 p.m.) tells the stories of four Auschwitz survivors as Wolf Blitzer sits down for an interview with Steven Spielberg the day after the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp.Read full article >>

‘The Americans’: TV’s best show returns as strong as ever, with perfect Cold War chill

The first four episodes of Season 3 of “The Americans,” which returns Wednesday night on FX, are just as absorbing and dark and impeccably realized as what we saw in Season 2. Now that you know, shred this document if you’re paranoid about spoilers.Read full article >>

TV highlights: PBS’s ‘American Experience’ pays tribute to Thomas Edison

(All times Eastern) Ben and Leslie suspect that the residents of Pawnee are undergoing a privacy invasion and launch their own investigation to prove it on “Parks and Recreation” (NBC at 8 p.m.). Also, April trains the new interns, and ahead of Donna’s wedding, Tom presents her with the perfect gift. Read full article >>

TV highlights: The HBO documentary ‘Night Will Fall’ premieres

“The Bachelor” (ABC at 8 p.m.) gets painfully self-aware when the women go through a Cinderella-like wringer that involves Chris’s sisters swooping in to interview the remaining bachelorettes for the chance to attend a concert and screening of the film “Cinderella.”Read full article >>

Peggy Charren, advocate for improving children’s TV programming, dies at 86

Peggy Charren began her unlikely career as an activist when she grew alarmed at what her young daughters were watching on television — a profusion of advertisements for sugary products and “wall-to-wall monster cartoons.” Read full article >>

TV highlights: The Screen Actors Guild Awards on TBS and TNT Sunday night

(All times Eastern) After attending a lavish wedding together on New Year’s Eve, three friends vow to get married within the year in the Lifetime Original Movie “With This Ring” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.). Regina King, Jill Scott and Eve Jeffers Cooper star. Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘American Masters’ pays tribute to magician Ricky Jay

(All times Eastern)Thousands of Brooklyn residents — including Chas’s daughter — slip into mysterious comas, and it’s up to John to figure out how to awaken the victims and defeat the evil forces responsible on “Constantine” (NBC at 8 p.m.).Read full article >>

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ — ‘Curtain Call’ (Recap)

Things are not going as Dandy planned. He has Paul, Eve, Penny and some of the other carnies post a huge banner, announcing his new act (he’s singing Cole Porter tunes, natch) and when they arrive back to the fairgrounds, he demands to know how many tickets they’ve sold. Show More Summary

TV highlights: Rainn Wilson’s ‘Backstrom’ premieres on Fox

FINALE WATCH: For the final challenge on the third season of “The Taste” (ABC at 8 p.m.), the mentors — Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson — ask the five remaining chefs to create dishes with two opposing ideas and culinary concepts. Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ takes a final bow

On the already renewed ratings smash hit “Empire” (Fox at 9 p.m.), the Lyons get a taste of what life would have been like in Philadelphia if Lucious hadn’t hit it big in the music biz. “NOVA” (MPT and WETA at 9) chronicles the mass effort to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off the Italian coast in 2012. Read full article >>

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