Weekly Previews

Week’s top-10 for week of Feb. 6: Super Bowl and super Wednesday

1) Super Bowl, 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Fox. After leading the regular season with 14-3 records, the Kansas City Chiefs (shown here) and Philadelphia Eagles survived the play-offs. Now they collide, with Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen in the broadcast booth – each working his first Super Bowl. Erin Andrews, doing her fourth Super bowl, will be on the sidelines, with Tom Rinaldi. And at halftime, Rihanna takes over, in a show produced by her mentor, Jay-Z. Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Jan. 30: Grammys, hip hop and a sci-fi surge

1) Grammy awards, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) today, CBS, repeating at 8:30. Skillfully produced by Ben Winston (who also does the Tonys and James Corden’s show), the Grammys survived the pandemic. Now Trevor Noah hosts for the third straight year. Beyonce leads with nine nominations … tying her with her husband Jay-Z, as all-time leaders with 88 apiece. Performers include Mary J. Blige (shown here), Bad Bunny, Luke Combs, Lizzo, Sam Smith, Brandi Carlile and more. Read more…

Top-10 for week of Jan. 22: “Accused,” “Auto” and a new bachelor

1) “Accused” (shown here), 9:01 p.m. Tuesday, Fox. After a grim and disturbing opener Sunday, this anthology bounces back sharply. In a skillful directing debut, Marlee Matlin guided talented actors, some who are deaf, as is Matlin. The story involves a deaf baby and a drastic decision. Even when a character makes a huge mistake, we’re rooting for her. That’s a hallmark of this series, which offers neatly nuanced portraits of people in swirling situations. Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Jan. 16: a busy week for comedy

1) “Night Court” debut, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Here are key pieces of past comedy hits: There’s “Night Court” and John Larroquette, who won four straight Emmys as Dan Fielding, before withdrawing from consideration. And there’s Melissa Rauch – Bernadette on “The Big Bang Theory” – playing the new judge. She wants Fielding back (they’re shown here) — but this time handling the defense. The result is big and broad … and, at times, quite funny Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Jan. 9: championships for movies, TV, football

1) Golden Globe Awards, 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. After a one-year pause (to fix diversity failures), the telecast is back, with Jerrod Carmichael hosting. The drama-movie nominees are strong, with “Top Gun” and “Avatar” sequels facing “Elvis,” “Tar” and Steven Spielberg’s “Fabelmans,” Comedy-movie nominees are “Glass Onion” (shown here with Daniel Craig, who’s also nominated), “Babylon,” “Triangle of Sadness,” “The Banshees of Inishirin” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Jan. 2: a parade, then lots of new drama hours

1) Rose Parade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET today, NBC, ABC, Peacock and RFD-TV. The New Year’s Day party begins — a day late. With Jan. 1 on a Sunday, the parade (shown here in a previous year) was nudged back; now it booms down 5.5 miles of Pasadena. Six of the 21 bands are from California, but others are from Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama and Taiwan. The 40 floats include two states and four colleges. The theme is “Turning the Corner”; occasionally, floats get stuck turning corners. Read more…

Looking ahead to week of Dec. 26: celebrating Eve … and bowl games … and icons, from Warwick to Clooney

1) “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” 8-11 p.m. Saturday, then11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., ABC. Dick Clark’s creation (now hosted by Ryan Seacrest, shown here) stretches to 5-plus hours. Performing live at Times Square are Duran Duran, New Edition, j-hope (from BTS) and TikTok star Jax. Billy Porter performs live in New Orleans; California parties, taped in advance, include Ciara, Shaggy, Ben Platt, Halle Bailey, Wiz Khalifa, Dove Cameron, Finneas, Aly & AJ and more. Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Dec. 19: Mariah, Paul and Christmas

1) “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, CBS. Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” seems eternal. It hit No. 1 on Billboard in 2019 – 25 years after its debut; by then, it had sold 14 million physical records and topped $60 million in royalties. But Carey (shown here) isn’t a one-song star; she’s shown power and passion on songs from “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night” to “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Here’s her Madison Square Garden concert. Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Dec. 12: winners for “Voice,” “Survivor,” “Lego” and bowls

1) “The Voice” finale, 8-10 p.m. today, NBC, then 9-11 p.m. Tuesday, with a recap at 8. The final five get one more chance tonight; then Tuesday has music and fun. Blake Shelton performs with his three finalists — Brayden Lape (shown here), Bryce Leatherwood, Bodie) and with Kane Brown. Camila Cabello and John Legend sing with their finalists, Morgan Myles and Omar Cardona. Also performing: Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Girl Named Tom, Maluma, Breland, more. Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Dec. 5: Reality shows reach (or near) finish line

1) “The Amazing Race” finale, 9-10 p.m. Wednesday, CBS. The final three duos race for the million-dollar prize. There’s a Miami firefighter (Luis Colon) and his wife (Michelle Burgess), a dancer. And a couple that met in the 2021 “Big Brother” (Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss, shown here). And Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert, adopted from Korea, who learned by accident, with DNA tests, that they are twins. They met in person this year, on their 36th birthday. Read more…