TV best bets with the Grammys, Michael Bolton, ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Girls’

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Michael Bolton graces a Netflix Valentine’s Day special. CREDIT: Netflix

This was posted on Sunday, January 5, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” comes back Sunday after a two-month break for the second half of season seven with Rick’s crew getting the other groups under Nagan’s thumb to band together and take him down.

For music fans, the annual Grammy Awards Sunday are back with scheduled performers including Beyonce, Little Big Town, Chance the Rapper, Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. James Corden will certainly throw in a song or two as host.

Or if you want something a little less serious, Michael Bolton is having a “sexy” Valentine’s Day special on Netflix starting Tuesday.

And HBO on Sunday is back with the sixth and final season of “Girls,” which is considered influential among a niche audience but isn’t terribly popular to a broad audience.

This covers Monday, February 6 through Sunday, February 12, 2017.

MONDAY

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC — The nine remaining bachelorettes visit the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“24: Legacy” 8 p.m. Fox — Ben makes a demand for money in exchange for a list he seized from a safe at Khalid’s compound.

“The New Celebrity Apprentice” 8 p.m. NBC — Is Donald Trump’s insults of Arnold’s version of this show going to help its ratings?

“The Young Pope” 9 p.m. HBO — Sofia returns to the Vatican and encourages the pope to make Africa his first trip abroad to mark the 30th anniversary of Sister Antonia’s “Village of Goodness.”

“APB” 9:01 p.m. Fox (new series) — To avenge a friend’s murder, a tech tycoon makes a deal to buy a troubled police precinct in Chicago.

“Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison” 10 p.m. HBO — Examining what solitary confinement is like at a supermax state prison in Virginia.

“Timeless” 10 p.m. NBC — Lucy struggles with her newfound identity as Flynn vanishes to 1927 France on the day that Charles Lindbergh completes his transatlantic flight.

“Quantico” 10 p.m. ABC — Alex attempts to convince Owen that the traitor is amongst them.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS — Walter and Paige end up stranded in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by sharks after their boat explodes during the team’s mission to locate sunken treasure. Love the title of this episode: “Sharknerdo.”

TUESDAY

“Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special” 3:01 a.m. Netflix  — Guests include Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Casey Wilson, Chris Parnell, Eric Andre, Michael Sheen and Randall Park.

“The Middle” 8 p.m. ABC — Frankie’s sad after she learns that she can no longer have children.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — The murder of a petty officer in a small town outside of Washington, D.C., prompts NCIS to once again partner with “The Sherlocks.”

“Fresh Off the Boat” 9 p.m. ABC — Jessica is happy that her sister Connie is finally going to college until she learns it’s for art.

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC  — Toby throws a wrench in Kate’s weight-loss journey.

“The Have and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — Veronica squares off with Erica.

“Bones9:01 p.m. Fox — A dismembered body of a well-known golfer who became a lumberjack takes the team to the Lumber Sports Regional Championships.

“Being Mary Jane10 p.m. BET — Mary Jane’s new position as web correspondent fuels her rivalry with Justin as she pursues the story of a teen boy beaten for wearing a skirt.

“Chicago Fire10 p.m. NBC — CPD intervenes when Casey and the squad are targeted by a man who has a grudge against them.

WEDNESDAY

“Hunted” 8 p.m. CBS — One team must change their plan when a tropical storm approaches.

“Blindspot” 8 p.m. NBC  — Shepherd’s true identity is uncovered by the team, as well as her decades-old connection to Weller.

“Madiba” 8 p.m. BET —Despite personal financial hardship, Nelson takes on the grueling task of raising funds for the ANC.

“Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors” 8 p.m. History — A look at one of the United States military’s elite fighting forces begins with a history of the SEAL’s predecessors in World War II.

“So Cosmo” 8 p.m. E! (new series) — The ambitious Cosmopolitan staff learn there is no environment more competitive than the magazine industry in NYC, especially after a big announcement sends the office into a tailspin.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — The BAU investigates when male victims are found with no way to identify them.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC (400th episode) — A teenager stops an assault on his mom by using a rifle, and the attacker turns out to be someone he knows.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Phil summons his alter ego.

“Star” 9:01 p.m. Fox — Derek organizes a rally in response to the loss of a friend, but it spins out of control.

“City in the Sky” 10 p.m. GPB (new series)  — The three-part look at what it takes to keep the airline industry humming begins with departures.

“Code Black” 10 p.m. CBS — The doctors work with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find an antidote to the deadly viral outbreak at Angels Memorial.

“The Quad” 10 p.m. BET — Eva makes Cedric an offer he can’t refuse.

“Legion” 10 p.m. FX (new series) — A troubled young man battling mental illness wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient.

“Six” 10 p.m. History — The SEAL Team and Michael race to get to Rip first.

“Suits” 10 p.m. USA — Rachel receives a letter that creates an unexpected issue for Harvey and Louis.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — With Sheldon hindering progress on the guidance-system project, Leonard and Stuart figure the only way they can get back on track is to engineer a distraction by getting him tickets to an historic railroad.

“Masterchef: Junior Edition” 8 p.m. Fox (fifth season debut) — Sixteen contestants competing for eight of the Top 20 spots.

“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC — Maggie’s mom visits her unexpectedly at work.

“Powerless” 8:30 p.m. NBC — With a new product idea green lit, Emily tries to get her team inspired but can’t seem to break through their obsession with Fantasy Super Hero League.

“Alone” 9 p.m. History (third season finale) — Survivors short on food risk death in an attempt to triumph.

“Mom” 9 p.m. CBS — Bonnie connects with a sightly, sober stranger, causing Christy to worry that she’s jeopardizing her relationship with Adam.

“The History of Comedy” 9 p.m. CNN (new series) — This eight-part series starts with how stand-up comedy pushes the edges, courtesy of Redd Foxx, Lenny Bruce and George Carlin.

“Chicago Med” 9 p.m. NBC — Dr. Rhodes takes a medical trip with Dr. Latham

“Nashville” 9 p.m. CMT — Rayna and Deacon struggle to write their album.

“Top Chef” 9 p.m. Bravo — Impromptu dishes are prepared as the chefs instruct mystery partners how to create the exact same dish.

“Scandal” 9:01 p.m. ABC — Cyrus’ fate is sealed in the middle of crisis affecting the entire nation.

“The Blacklist” 10 p.m. NBC — The task force targets a sophisticated criminal who’s been aiming at Red’s businesses.

“How To Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC — Courtroom tension is palpable as prosecutors prepare to enter a new charge against Annalise.

“Colony” 10 p.m. USA — Will returns to an unfamiliar workplace.

“Training Day” 10 p.m. CBS — Kyle grows concerned that Frank’s rogue tactics will put a kidnapped girl’s life at even greater risk after a former member of Muammar Gaddafi’s Amazonian Guard becomes involved in the deal and ups the stakes for the girl’s safe return.

FRIDAY

“Abstract: The Art of Design3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — This series takes you beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

“The Collection3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series) — Set in a post-war Parisian fashion house, a family saga where scandal and betrayal plague the Sabine family’s relentless pursuit of success.

“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown8 p.m. ABC — Charlie keeps a vigil by the mailbox.

“Rosewood8 p.m. Fox — A case from the past is reopened when Rosewood is lured to the scene of a tech millionaire’s murder by someone with questionable motives.

“MacGyver8 p.m. CBS  Matty’s family is targeted as his goddaughter and her boyfriend are murdered and the team begin think the infamous 1970s Zodiac Killer has returned.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS — McGarrett and Danny celebrate Valentine’s Day with their girlfriends, while the rest of Five-0 investigates the murder of a man taking a class on how to land women.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC— A firefighter and his wife hope the Sharks make a smoking hot deal for their durable bags.

“Sleepy Hollow” 9 p.m. Fox — The search for the talisman leads the team to believe it may be hidden in plain sight.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — A man is murdered 10 years after he killed a mother and son while driving drunk.

WEEKEND

“From Straight A’s to xxx” 8 tonight Lifetime — This is definitely one of the better Lifetime movie titles ever and you know what the plotline is, too. Bonus: Judd Nelson is in it, too!

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC — Alec Baldwin hosts. You think he’ll do his Donald Trump? Of course.

“The 59th Annual Grammy Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — James Corden hosts.

“The Real Houswives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Marlo confronts Kenya over unresolved issues, leading to a massive argument.

“Mercy Street” 8 p.m. Sunday GPB — Hopkins and Emma strive to rescue wounded Union soldiers following the Second Battle of Bull Run and Battle of Chantilly.

“Victoria” 9 p.m. Sunday GPB — Albert finds a noble cause.

“The Young Pope” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — A threat of blackmail is among the obstacles facing Gutierrez in New York during his investigation of Archbishop Kurtwell.

“Black Sails” 9 p.m. Sunday Starz  — Max has a run-in with the law; Rogers reckons with the past.

“Homeland” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Carrie handles her client; Saul’s trip takes a turn; Quinn investigates.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Rick and the group are led to a new community, where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler; and a familiar face resurfaces.

“Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (sixth and finale season debut) — Hannah goes to the Hamptons to write a story about a surf camp for women.

“Last Week With John Oliver” 11 p.m. Sunday HBO (fourth season debut) — His first show since Donald Trump became president.

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