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TV picks for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2: Super Bowl, 'Fleming,' 'Coven'


January 27, 2014|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Super Bowl Sunday! If the Seahawks-Broncos game doesn't appeal to you, plenty of other options this week might. Here are TV picks for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.

Monday, Jan. 27

The Following
8 p.m. Monday, Fox
Joe Carroll's creepy followers are back to butchering.

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Other Monday premieres
7 p.m. "The Trip: 2014," Travel
8 p.m. "Herblock: The Black & the White," HBO; "2014 Breakthrough Prizes," Science
9 p.m. "Hotel Impossible," Travel; "Rod N Wheels," Discovery Channel

Tuesday, Jan. 28

State of the Union Address
8 p.m. Tuesday, most networks
President Obama speaks and the Republicans react.

The Capones
9 p.m. Tuesday, Reelz
Al Capone's descendants run a suburban Chicago restaurant and are so ridiculous in this reality series I can't help but believe they're putting us on. Read Luis Gomez's interview with the family.

Other Tuesday premieres
8 p.m. "Dangerous Grounds," Travel
9 p.m. "Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo San Lucas," Nuvo TV; "Billy Bob's Gags to Riches," Discovery
9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. "Border Rico," Travel
Tuesday finales
8:30 p.m. "The Mindy Project," Fox (winter finale)

Wednesday, Jan. 29

American Horror Story: Coven
9 p.m. Wednesday, FX
Fiona can't really be dead, can she? Now that the wacky witch season is ending, we should finally find out who will take her place as the new Supreme.

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
9 p.m. Wednesday, BBC America
Ian Fleming, the man who wrote the James Bond stories, kind of lived the secret agent's life. Read my full "Fleming" review.

My Strange Addiction
9 p.m. Wednesday, TLC
A 33-year-old guy obsessed with Justin Beiber has spent more than $100,000 on surgeries to look like him. He could have just peed in inappropriate places or gotten a DUI.

Other Wednesday premieres
7 p.m. "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014," CBS
8 p.m. "Toy Hunter," Travel
9 p.m. "Hawking," PBS

Thursday, Jan. 30

7 p.m. Thursday, NBC
"Castle" and "Firefly" star Nathan Fillion might take your mind off the absence of Donald Glover when he guest stars as a Greendale janitor.¿

Parks and Recreation
7:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC
Leslie (Amy Poehler) throws Ann and Chris (Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe) a farewell party that you know will go south.

Other Thursday premieres
8 p.m. "Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular," NBC; "The Sixties: The British Invasion," CNN

Friday, Jan. 31

Characters Unite: NFL Stars
7 p.m. Friday, USA
Chicago Bears' cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman and other NFL stars work with victims of bullying, prejudice and discrimination. Read more here.

Other Friday premieres
8 p.m. "Great Performances: Barrymore," PBS; "Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust--The Bridge to Russia," Showtime
Friday finale
7 p.m. "The Carrie Diaries," CW

Saturday, Feb. 1

Stan Lee's Mighty 7
7 p.m. Saturday, HUB
Comic book creator Stan Lee does his best animated Stan Lee.

The Gabby Douglas Story
7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime
You're going to flip, tuck and roll for this biopic about the Olympic gymnast.

9 p.m. Saturday, HBO
Fearing the Super Bowl, HBO is premiering Sunday's episodes of "Girls" and "Looking" (at 9:30 p.m.) on Saturday. The will repeat Sunday at their usual times.

Saturday Night Live
10:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC
Melissa McCarthy hosts for a third time. Ringer.

Saturday finales
8 p.m. "The Incredible Dr. Pol," Nat Geo Wild
9 p.m. "We Move Animals," Nat Geo Wild

Sunday, Feb. 2

Super Bowl XLVIII
5 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers entertain between halves of the Seahawks-Broncos game. You can warm up for the big game with Puppy Bowl X (2 p.m. Animal Planet), Kitten Bowl (11 a.m. Hallmark) or Fish Bowl (5 p.m. Nat Geo Wild).

8:58 p.m. Sunday, PBS
Only problem with a "Sherlock" season? It ends too quickly. Tonight's "His Last Vow" wraps up Season 3.

New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
After Super Bowl, Fox
The sitcoms get the post-Super Bowl boost starting around 9:30 p.m.

Other Sunday premieres
9 a.m. "Zombie Bowl," AMC (Marathon of "The Walking Dead" seasons 1 & 2)
4 p.m."Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge," NBC
7 p.m. "Weather Bowl 2014 Halftime Show," Weather Channel

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