TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: Grammy awards, 8-11
We can expect emotional moments. The
surviving Beach Boys re-unite for a live performance (with Maroon 5
and Foster the People) for the first time in 20-plus years. Glen
Campbell – who has been touring during early stages of Alzheimer's
disease – performs with BlakeShelton and the Band Perry.
There will be duets – Rihanna and
Coldplay, Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett, Kelly Clarkson and Jason
Aldean – and an electronica tribute with Chris Brown, Foo Fighters,
David Guetta and more. Also performing: Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Nicki
Minaj, Taylor Swift, Maceo Parker and Diana Krall.
TODAY'S MUST-SEE: “The Walking Dead,”
1:30-10 p.m., AMC.
If you missed some previous zombie
action, don't fret. The second season reruns, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Then comes the third-season opener at 9
p.m., rerunning at 11:01 p.m. Rick tries to calm people after a
horrific discovery; then he and Glenn search for Hershel, who
wandered into town.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Downton Abbey,”
9-11 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
A week before the season-finale, this
week is filled with life-and-death moments. There are major changes
for the paraplegic Matthew and others; a Spanish flu rushes through
Thomas has a hoarding scheme, Mary's
fiance has a spying scheme, Sybil and Tom Branson (the chauffeur)
ponder a new life. Bates' troubles build … and two kisses come as
Other choices include:
– Grammy preview, 6-8 p.m., E and TV
Guide Network. Both channels will be on the red carpet.
– “60 Minutes,” 7 p.m., CBS. This
include an interview with Adele, whose Grammy performance will be her
first live one since her throat surgery.
– “Once Upon a Time,” 8 p.m.,
ABC. On Valentine's Day, the Storybrooke folks have a
women's-night-out. In fairy-tale land, there's a beauty-and-the-beast
tale, with Emilie de Ravin (“Lost”) as Belle.
– “Wild Mississippi,” 8-11 p.m.,
Nat GeoWild. Filmmakers spent a year on the Mississippi River.
– “The Man Who Can Fly,” 8 p.m.,
National Geographic. This guy doesn't fly, but he climbs mountains
and leap off with a soaring suit and parachute. Alongside dull
moments are ones of immense beauty.
– “Desperate Housewives,” 9 p.m.,
ABC. Think of this as the anti-Valentine, with love gone bad. Julie
returns, six months pregnant. Bree spirals into lust and alcohol.
Lynette, tries her first affair since separating from Tom; it doesn't
– “MLK: The Assassination Tapes,”
9 p.m., Smithsonian; repeats at midnight. Back in 1968, University of
Memphis professors wisely saved everything relating to the
sanitation-workers' strike and the assassination of Martin Luther
King. Now those have been woven into a compelling hour.
– “Luck,” 9 p.m., HBO. In an OK
episode, the gambling team – with its secret winnings – conspires
to buy the horse that Escalante inexplicably risked and lost in a
– “Comic Book Men” debut, 10
p.m., AMC. With an ideal lead-in (“Walking Dead”), this reality
show follows the guys in Kevin Smith's comic-book store in New
– “Full Metal Jousting” debut, 10
p.m., History. In its effort to be increasingly macho, cable has
real jousting – not the theatrical stuff – with painful clashes.
It's maximum fierce, moderate interesting.