1) “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” and “A Charlie Brown Valentine,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., ABC. Valentine’s Day turns out to be a cartoon event. Holiday specials are scattered throughout the day on PBS Kids, then reach ABC at night. One is a 1975 classic with the usual crises – no cards for Charlie Brown, no love for Lucy, a mix-up involving Sally and Linus. “A Charlie Brown Valentine” was created in 2002, after Charles Schulz’s death. Charlie(shown here with Sally) finally dares to call the little red-haired girl.
2) “A Valentine’s Match,” 8-10 p.m., Hallmark. We can also sink into a Valentine’s Day movie. This one uses the standard Hallmark plot: After city success, an attractive woman (Bethany Joy Lenz) returns home, where her handsome ex-boyfriend (Luke Macfarlane) still lives. Also, viewers can make their own Patrick Swayze double-feature: “Ghost” (1990) is 8-10:10 p.m. on Epix; “Dirty Dancing” (1987) is at 10 on Paramount, preceded by another romance classic, “Pretty Woman” (1990) at 7.
3) “High Fidelity,” any time, Hulu. The first episode, at least, is almost anti-Valentine. A record-shop owner (Zoe Kravitz) describes her five worst break-ups, while one unfolds in front of her. This would be depressing, but it’s done with humor, humanity … and Kravitz. She’s big in action movies – and will be Catwoman next year – but is immensely likable in this intimate role.
4) More streaming. Apple TV+ launches “Visible: Out on Television,” an ambitious documentary series that views the belated arrival of gays on TV. Other new shows debuted recently, including two romance-themed ones on Netflix: “To All the Boys: PS. I Still Love You” is a movie sequel; “Love is Blind” is a reality series in which people go on verbal dates, without seeing each other.
5) And more: “Country Music” (9-11 p.m., PBS) has a terrific rerun, including the fresh bite that came with the Waylon-and-Willie “outlaws” surge. And even on Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of cops-and-crook shows – “Lincoln Rimes” at 8 p.m. on NBC and all night on CBS. That concludes at 10 p.m. with “Blue Bloods,” with Lyle Lovett as a Texas Ranger, working with Danny and Baez.