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Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies


  • Not sure what's going on in this scene from the season premiere of "Community," but I'm in.
Not sure what's going on in this scene from the season premiere of "Community,"… (NBC )
January 27, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on the regular TV, "The Walking Dead" and "SouthLand" are back. As usual, I may have missed something, so let me know. And check back, I'll update regularly.

Friday. Feb. 1
Noon | "Who Let the Dogs Out," Hallmark (series premiere; finding most talented dogs in America)
7 | "Mumford & Sons: The Road to Redrocks," Showtime (documentary)
9 | "Belle's," TV One (series premiere; scripted comedy about William "Big Bill" Cooper who owns his family's upscale soul food restaurant)
9 | "Who the (Bleep)...," Investigation Discovery (series premiere; true-life double lives)
All day | "House of Cards," Netflix (series premiere and the rest of it; political thriller)

Saturday, Feb. 2
7 | "Betty and Coretta," Lifetime (movie; Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazz bond after husbands' assassinations)
9 | "Dixie Mafia," Discovery (special)
10 | "CMT Crossroads: Journey and Rascal Flatts," CMT (special) 

Sunday, Feb. 3
10 a.m. | "Oprah's Book Club: Oprah and Ayana Mathis Author of 'The 12 Tribes of Hattie,'" OWN (Super Soul Sunday premiere)
11 a.m. | "In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod," OWN (Super Soul Sunday premiere)
noon | "Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake," OWN (Super Soul Sunday premiere)
5:30 | Super Bowl, CBS (followed by new episode of "Elementary")
6 | "The Road to Brown" (1990), Starz in Black (doc series premiere)
7 | "February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four" (2004), Starz in Black (doc series premiere)
7 | "The Scroll: Evidence Of Life Unseen," Aspire (miniseries premiere; real-life stories of ministers, evangelists and church leaders)
7 | "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal," Encore (Big Miniseries Showcase premiere)

Monday Feb. 4
7 | "North and South," Encore (Big Miniseries Showcase premiere)
7:30 | "Rules of Engagement," CBS (season 7 premiere)
8 | "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," HBO (doc; abuse of power in Catholic church)
8 | "Top Gear," BBC America (season 19 premiere)
9 | "Monday Mornings," TNT (series premiere; hospital drama)
9 | "Hotel Impossible: After Anthony," Travel (special)
10 | "The Sex Show," Logo (series premiere; live relationship and sex advice with former porn star Katie Morgan), psychic Dougall Fraser and shrink Dr. Mike Dow)

Tuesday, Feb. 5
7 | "Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special," NBC (special)
8 | "Smash," NBC (season 2 premiere; moves to 9 p.m. Feb. 19)
8 | "Silicon Valley," PBS (American Experience premiere; early mavericks of Silicon Valley)
8 | "The Face Casting Special," Oxygen (special)
9 | "Tosh.0," Comedy Central (season 5 premiere)

Wednesday, Feb. 6
7 | "Fuse News," Fuse (series premiere; music news program)

Thursday, Feb. 7
7 | "Community," NBC (season 4 premiere)

Friday, Feb. 8
7 | "Touch," Fox (season 2 premiere)
7 | "The Job," CBS (reality series premiere; competing to win job)
7 | "Big Easy Express," Showtime (documentary)
7 | "Chiller 13: Most Horrifying Hook-Ups," Chiller (special)
8 | "Alpha Dogs," Nat Geo Wild (series premiere; K-9 training at Vohne Liche Kennels)
9 | "Alaska Fish Wars," Nat Geo Wild (series premiere; fishing for Alaskan salmon)

Saturday, Feb. 9
7 | "Twist of Faith," Lifetime (movie; single Christian mother and Orthodox Jewish widower fall in love)
8 | "Heebie Jeebies," Syfy (movie; creature causes its victims to have uncontrollable fear, aka the heebie jeebies)
8 | "Be My Valentine," Hallmark (movie premiere; single father/firefighter looks for love)
8 | "Oddities," Science (season 4 premiere)
8:30 | "Odd Folks Home," Science (series premiere; "Oddities" spinoff with Edgar Oliver)
9 | "Something Borrowed, Something New," TLC (series premiere; brides find dresses)

Sunday, Feb. 10
4 | “The Harlem Globetrotters Special, presented by Wonderful Pistachios,” ESPN (special)
6 | "At the River|Stand" (1993), Starz in Black (doc series premiere)
7 | "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome," Syfy (movie)
7 | "55th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS (special)
7 | "The British Academy Film Awards," BBC America (special)
7 | "Revolution '67" (2007), Starz in Black (doc series premiere)
8 | "The Walking Dead," AMC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Gypsy Sisters," TLC (series premiere; four women of Stanley family)
8 | "Snapped," Oxygen (season 10 premiere)
8 | "Bar Rescue," Spike (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Talking Dead," AMC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Car Lot Special," Spike (series premiere; auto industry expert Tom Stuker tries to save failing car dealerships)

Monday, Feb. 11
6 | "Hall Of Game Awards," Cartoon Network (3rd annual special)
7 | "Bizarre Foods America: Fan Favorites," Travel (special)
8 | "Bizarre Foods America," Travel (season premiere)
9:20 | "Bang Goes The Theory," BBC America (series premiere; stunts, future-facing stories and team challenges)
10 | "Inside Comedy," Showtime (season 2 premiere)

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