Workers prepare Hard Rock Stadium Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in anticipation of Super Bowl LIV, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers on February 2, 2020. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
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Photo: Mike Stocker/TNS

TV best bets with the Super Bowl, Taylor Swift doc and series finales of ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Good Place’

Originally posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The biggest television program of the year is back Sunday: the Super Bowl in Miami between two evenly-matched tames with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez as halftime performers.

And in series finale news, Netflix is finishing up “Bojack Horseman,” the CW concludes “Arrow” and NBC wraps up “The Good Place.”

Netflix is also offering up a Taylor Swift documentary which is getting largely panned

USA has brought back “The Biggest Loser” (which used to air on NBC) while Fox and ABC offer up dueling news hours Wednesday about the whole Meghan and Harry royal departure. 

This covers Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2, 2020

MONDAY

“9-11 Lone Star” 8 p.m. Fox — Emergencies include an accident at a grain silo and a steak eating contest, plus an unusual home intruder.

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC — Peter and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and travel cross-country to continue their search for love in Cleveland, Ohio.

“The New Pope” 9 p.m. HBO — Still considering the offer of Supreme Pontiff, Brannox reflects on his past, while Voiello makes clear his commitment to his mission's success.

Undercover Boss” 9 p.m. CBS — Clean Harbors CEO goes undercover to see the state of his company.

“Prodigal Son” 9:01 p.m. Fox — Following a mysterious and catastrophic incident in the precinct, Bright faces an internal affairs review as Gil and the team worry about his mental health

“The Good Doctor” 10 p.m. ABC  Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Morgan Reznik grapple with a terminal cancer patient who is determined to live the last few months of his life without inhibition.

“Manifest” 10:01 p.m. NBC  Michaela is pushed into the midst of a high-stakes bank robbery perpetrated by a mystery assailant.

TUESDAY

“The Conners” 8 p.m. ABC — Becky thinks that Jackie's new friend Dawn, a restaurant supplier, is only cozying up to her to sell them things they can't afford for the Lunch Box.

“The Resident” 8 p.m. Fox — Cain feels disrespected by Logan Kim when he is left out of a major decision regarding Conrad.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — After Torres and Bishop are victims of a hit-and-run, Torres fights for his life in the ICU.

“Arrow” 9 p.m. the CW (series finale) — Felicity returns in the series finale.

“FBI” 9 p.m. CBS — When a U.S. attorney is found dead steps away from the body of a private escort, the team must piece together what connected the two seemingly random victims.

“The Biggest Loser” 9 p.m. USA (18th season debut) — Twelve people who want to get healthy and transform their lives arrive at 'The Biggest Loser Campus.

“New Amsterdam” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Sharpe has an important realization that will affect her career.

“Miracle Workers” 10:30 p.m. TBS (second season debut) — Al pursues her education, while Prince Chauncley tries to live up to his father's expectations.

WEDNESDAY

“Night on Earth” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — This nature series' new technology lifts night's veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world's creatures.

“Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020” 8 p.m. CBS — An interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE for the most hilarious and most heartfelt Super Bowl commercial.

“Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis ” 8 p.m. Fox  So much to unpack here. 

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Following a series of fatal shootings, the BAU team travels to Des Plaines, Illinois, to investigate what appears to be a copycat serial killer.

“Single Parents” 9:31 p.m. ABC — Graham and Derek enjoy a day of father-and-son bonding, while a jealous Angie enlists Douglas to help her make sure they don't bond too much.

“Party of Five” 9 p.m. Freeform — Just when Emilio thinks he has it together, baby Rafa becomes ill.

“Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan and the Crown” 10 p.m. ABC — In case you missed the Fox special...

“S.W.A.T.” 10 p.m. CBS — Hondo, Deacon, Tan and Commander Hicks engage in a manhunt across Tokyo when they escort an extradited fugitive to Japan, where he escapes local custody.

THURSDAY

“Station 19” 8 p.m. ABC  The new Seattle fire chief is introduced to Station 19 and leaves the crew skeptical after his visit.

“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. Fox — Vanessa learns a secret that she thinks will ruin Ed and Bonnie's wedding day.

“Superstore” 8 p.m. NBC  Sandra and Jerry are getting married.

“Young Sheldon” 8 p.m. CBS — George Sr. and Georgie go camping with Meemaw's new boyfriend, Dale (Craig T. Nelson), but things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), tags along.

“The Good Place” 8:30 p.m. NBC (90-minute series finale)  Sounds like the team came up with a way to make the Good Place better but what will they do?

“Deputy” 9 p.m. Fox — When Joseph's childhood friend is wrongfully accused by the LAPD, he involves Bill in his mission to find the truth.

“The Bold Type” 9 p.m. Freeform — Kat is faced with a past regret, while Jane spirals into anxiety over her first mammogram.

“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Richard finds out Maggie quit Grey Sloan and is concerned about how she's handling the death of her patient who was her estranged cousin.

“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS — Christy is troubled when sparks fly between Tammy and Chef Rudy.

“Alone: The Beast” 10 p.m. History (seventh season debut) — Ten people try to survive in the Arctic Circle. 

“Evil” 10 p.m. CBS — David, Kristen and Ben assess whether a pregnant woman is possessed when she claims one of the twins she's carrying is evil.

“Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC — Benson investigates a police officer's accusations of sexual assault; Captain Tucker's retirement party ends in tragedy.

FRIDAY

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — A look at one of the biggest pop stars. 

Bojack Horseman” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (series finale) — The final season was oddly split into two. Now it's really over. 

“American Housewife” 8 p.m. ABC — When Katie learns that the top prize is an all-expense paid vacation, she doubles her efforts to help Anna-Kat win top prize in cookie sales against her fellow troop members, The Wildflower Girls.

“Hawaii Five-O” 8 p.m. CBS — Soon after Danny meets the girl of his dreams, they get into a potentially fatal car accident in an area far from help.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8:30 p.m. Sunday ABC — Fresh off of a parenting brag to Honey, Jessica finds herself overwhelmed by a heartbroken Evan who wants to spend more time with her.

“Magnum P.I.” 9 p.m. CBS — Jin learns that an innocent woman is the target of a deadly hit, so he asks Magnum and Higgins to help save her.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Frank must uncover the truth when an undercover officer accuses a fellow cop of police brutality.

WEEKEND

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — JJ Watt hosts; Luke Combs performs.

“Kitten Bowl VII” 2 p.m. Sunday Hallmark— Beth Stern returns as host

“Puppy Bowl” 3 p.m. Sunday Animal Planet — Among the 42 puppies are an Australian cattle dog, a crested Yorkshire terrier and a Pomeranian.

“Super Bowl LIV” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — The San Francisco 49ers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. There is no obvious favorite. 

“The Outsider” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case.

“Avenue 5” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Avenue 5 staff slacks in their customer service, so Ryan offers Karen the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers' language.

“The Masked Singer” 10:30 p.m. Sunday Fox (third season debut) — The Fox's biggest show is back. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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