Wednesday, Feb. 9: See All 18 Species of the Beloved Birds in ‘Penguins: Meet the Family’


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Wednesday, Feb. 9

Nature: “Penguins: Meet the Family”
PBS, 8pm

This celebration of one of Earth’s most iconic and beloved birds features footage of all 18 species of penguins for the first time. Filmed in locations from New Zealand and Cape Town, to the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica, the episode spotlights penguins’ heartwarming family dynamics, astonishing adaptations and remarkable behaviors.

Farmer Wants a Wife
New Series!

Six single farmers embark upon a quest to find romance and, hopefully, everlasting love. The heat is turned up at each stage until one lucky lady is chosen for each farmer.

Secret Crush
New Series!

Lovestruck singletons get the chance to confess their true feelings to the object of their affection, potentially risking it all in the hope of winning love. Each episode sees a number of high-stakes dates between infatuated admirers and their unsuspecting crushes, but will love bloom, or crash and burn when the pairs finally meet?

The Book of Boba Fett
Season Finale!

Season 1 of this series centered around famed Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) concludes. Ming-na Wen also stars.

Marvel Studios Assembled: “The Making of Hawkeye
New Episode!

Take a look behind the scenes at the most recent live-action series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh.

Season Premiere!

The misadventures of hard-hitting, hard-drinking Queen Bean (voice of Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her personal demon Luci (Eric André) return and deepen in the fourth season of Matt Groening’s animated comedy/fantasy series.

Alice’s Wonderland Bakery
Disney Channel & Disney Junior, 10:30am; also streams on Disney+
New Series!

This fantastical animated preschool series is inspired by the world of Disney’s 1951 classic Alice in Wonderland. It centers on Alice (voice of newcomer Libby Rue), the great-granddaughter of the original heroine and a budding young baker at the enchanted Wonderland Bakery, where her magical treats help bring a new generation of friends and families together. Featuring reimagined versions of familiar characters and introducing memorable new ones, the series also includes the voices of celebrity guest stars, including Craig Ferguson, Bobby Moynihan, Ana Gasteyer, Donald Faison, Yvette Nicole Brown and more. An initial batch of episodes (each episode consists of two 11-minute stories) drops on the Disney+ streaming service today. Episodes will also air weekly on the linear Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

An NBA twin bill on ESPN has the Chicago Bulls at the Charlotte Hornets, followed by Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on the road to face Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz.

Property Brothers: Forever Home: “A Crafty Transformation”
HGTV, 8pm

A family loves their home, but with a fourth child on the way, their cramped living space is quickly losing functionality. Drew and Jonathan Scott roll up their crafting sleeves to design an organized home with room for the growing family.

2022 Winter Olympics
NBC, 8pm Live

Tonight’s Winter Olympics coverage on NBC includes the medal final in women’s snowboard halfpipe, plus short track speed skating, the men’s free skate in figure skating and more.

Fight Night
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Step into the ring with Turner Classic Movies tonight for five boxing-themed films. The lineup comes out swinging strong with the TCM premiere of When We Were Kings (1996), the Oscar-winning feature documentary chronicling the famed 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” bout in Zaire that saw Muhammad Ali regain the heavyweight title from George Foreman. Director Leon Gast’s film took 22 years to edit and finance, but it was worth it; the documentary captures Ali at his swaggering best as well as the incredible hoopla surrounding the fight through archival footage, with contemporary (1990s) commentary offered by Norman Mailer, Spike Lee and George Plimpton. Scripted dramatic films follow the rest of the evening, starting with 1972’s Fat City. Directed by John Huston, the drama is a powerful and gripping story about personal wins and losses in the raw, rugged world of amateur boxing. Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Candy Clark and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Susan Tyrrell star. Following that is Best Director Oscar nominee Martin Scorsese’s Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1980 biographical drama Raging Bull, starring Robert De Niro in a Best Actor Oscar-winning performance as middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta, whose self-destructive tendencies destroyed his relationship with his wife (Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty) and family. Beyond its powerful character study, Scorsese’s film captures the surprisingly lovely poetry of movement that can be found within the frequent ugliness and violence of the boxing ring in fight scenes that are beautifully shot with the help of Michael Chapman’s Oscar-nominated black-and-white cinematography. The lineup concludes with The Set-Up (1949), a film noir directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Ryan; The Champ, the 1979 remake of the 1931 classic, starring Jon Voight as a former boxer who wants to get into the ring again to help support his young son (Ricky Schroder making his film debut at age 9 with an emotional performance that made him the youngest Golden Globe Award recipient); and the 1932 Laurel and Hardy comedy short Any Old Port! — Jeff Pfeiffer

Next Level Chef: “When Pigs Fly”
FOX, 9pm

Pork is on the menu in the new episode “When Pigs Fly,” as Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais issue new challenges to their teams. However, the mentors drop a bombshell as the competition moves forward with team immunity being eliminated.

Home Inspector Joe: “Correcting a Connecticut Charmer”
HGTV, 9pm

After raising two kids and running a business from their one-bedroom apartment, a couple is making a move to the suburbs. Torn between two Connecticut properties, they rely on inspector Joe and designer Noel’s expertise to pick the right fit for their family of four.

NOVA: “Secrets in the Scat”
PBS, 9pm

Meet Scott Burnett, an Australian biologist who believes that the key to understanding any animal is understanding its poop. By identifying and analyzing scat for DNA and hormones, he discovers essential details of an animal’s behavior, its role in the ecosystem and even how to protect it, all without needing to trap or touch it. This engaging story looks to inspire viewers with new respect for nature’s smelliest secrets.

Moving for Love: “A Second Chance at Love”
HGTV, 11pm

Athena wants to start a life with Rohan in Connecticut, but he’d prefer Athena move to Oregon to be by his side. Then, with a second chance at love, Brandon urges Erica to start fresh in Montana, but she doesn’t want to move away from her daughters in Florida.

Thursday, Feb. 10

World Premiere Film!

Divorce is on the horizon for Kyle (Shelton Jolivette) and Dawn (Jennifer Freeman), but before they call it quits, their marriage counselor gives them a final homework assignment: They must spend three days together in a house, alone. During their stay, the causes for their marital woes emerge, and with these new revelations, they must decide if they are going to stay together or abandon their love forever.

Real Husbands of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems
New Series!

This six-episode, limited series revival of the NAACP Image Award-winning 2013-16 sitcom Real Husbands of Hollywood sees the return of original cast members Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, JB Smoove, Nelly, Nick Cannon, Robin Thicke, Cynthia McWilliams and Jackie Long, along with newcomers Michele Weaver and Angela Rye, as well as a slew of surprising celebrity guest stars (aka Kevin’s “friends”). The series again follows Kevin and other celebrities, each playing a fictionalized version of themselves, as they venture through their surreal life in Hollywood.

About Last Night
New Series!

In this unscripted series, three celebrity couples join hosts/executive producers Ayesha and Stephen Curry on an exclusive date…


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