Next Week in TV 2/7: Super Charge Your Week With Black Lightning’s Return, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

So, with Super Bowl Sunday upon us now is the time to get those unhealthy foods and drinks ready (for yourself) for the football game itself, as well as to watch some ‘fluffy’ mayhem a few hours sooner! Yep, we cannot forget about the animals.

Before watching Super Bowl LV, how about checking out Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVII or Hallmark’s Kitten Bowl VIII at 2 p.m. ET. In the Puppy Bowl, you have Team Fluff and Team Ruff go for the Lombarky Trophy. In this year’s Kitten Bowl, you have four (4) kitten teams compete for the bowl’s championship trophy. Overall, enjoy the cuteness!

As for the humans, Super Bowl LV will have the defending champs Kansas City Chiefs going against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 6:30 p.m ET on CBS. The game will feature 43-year-old Tom Brady, who is playing in his 10th Super Bowl, which means he will go after that seventh ring, while 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes is shooting for his second Super Bowl ring. Of course, this year’s Super Bowl commercials will be there for all of us to enjoy, too.  

Once football is over, at 10 p.m. ET, CBS’ The Equalizer debuts right after the game. It is about Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), who is an “Enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn … who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.”

On Monday, February 8th, we have the return of Black Lightning on The CW. The 4th season premieres at 9 p.m. ET, though, the upcoming season will be the last one. 

On Thursday, February 11th, CBS’ Clarice series debuts at 10 p.m. ET. It is about FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) working in 1993, with one year passed after the events of The Silence of the Lambs.

In television news, we learned that a WandaVision spinoff series on Jimmy Woo ‘might’ be happening eventually, while Netflix’s anime series Pacific Rim: The Black has a March 4th debut date. Wynonna Earp is ending on Syfy with six episodes wrapping up the series itself starting March 5th. Then we have news that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosting the 78th Golden Globes Awards but at different locations.

The CW has renewed many of its shows like The FlashRiverdaleDC’s Legends of TomorrowBatwoman, and many more. Lastly, Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie will be rated R.  

Sadly, actor Christopher Plummer died last week at the age of 91. Plummer was good in all the movies he did, yet his performance was spectacular in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as General Chang. Plummer played a Klingon who liked to use lines from various plays from Shakespeare. So please, do see Star Trek VI right away if you have not seen it yet, or see it again if you have. In general, rest in peace, Plummer.  

Lastly, the rest of the TV schedule is listed below.

That is all for now. As always, please let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Black Lightning, The Equalizer, Clarice

On-going: Resident Alien, Snowpiercer,Batwoman, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Blacklist, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Coyote, The Watch, Big Sky, The Crown, Young Sheldon, American Gods, Prodigal Son, The Stranger, Fate: The Winx Saga, Wandavision.

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Super Bowl LV, Clarice.

On-going: The Watch, Shameless, WandaVision, Batwoman, Snowpiercer, Resident Alien, Black Lightning.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.

Sunday, February 07, 2021
2:00 pm
ANIMAL PLANET Puppy Bowl XVII [Three-Hour Special]
HALLMARK Kitten Bowl VIII [Two-Hour Special]
6:30 pm
CBS NFL Super Bowl LV: Kansas City Chief @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9:00 pm
STARZ In The Long Run [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS The Equalizer: The Equalizer [Series Premiere]

Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is “The Equalizer” — an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Click Here for More Information.

Monday, February 08, 2021
12:01 am
HULU Harrow [3rd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
ACORN TV Balthazar [3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Black Lightning: The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One [4th Season Premiere]

Tuesday, February 09, 2021
3:01 am
SUNDANCE NOW The Night Caller [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
NBC Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Zoey’s Extraordinary Reckoning [2nd Season Winter Finale]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Inside The NFL: 2020 Super Bowl Recap [42nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman [Movie]

In Paris, two dysfunctional dealers use family ties to try to boost their small drug business in this crass comedy based on the webseries. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
HBO CB Strike: Lethal White: Part 4 [2nd Season Finale]

Thursday, February 11, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Capitani [Series Premiere]

In a Luxembourg village where everyone is keeping secrets, gruff police inspector Luc Capitani investigates the suspicious death of a 15-year-old girl. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Red Dot [Movie]

Trying to rekindle their marriage and with a child on the way, a young couple on a ski trip suddenly finds themselves stalked by remorseless killers. Click Here for More Information.

CBSAA The Stand [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Clarice: The Silence is Over [Series Premiere]

Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life. Click Here for More Information.

Friday, February 12, 2021
12:01 am
AMAZON The Map of Tiny Perfect Things [Movie]

Quick-witted teen Mark (Kyle Allen) is contentedly living the same day in an endless loop when his world is turned upside-down by the mysterious Margaret (Kathryn Newton), also stuck in the same loop. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how – and whether – to escape their never-ending day. Click Here for More Information.

AMAZON Clifford The Big Red Dog: Part 2 [3rd Season Finale]
HULU Into the Dark: Tentacles [Movie]

A couple falls head-over-heels into a new romance and entwine their lives–until their intimacy transforms into something terrifying. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
DISNEY+ Marvel’s Behind The Mask [Documentary]

Discover the inspiration behind Marvel’s greatest heroes. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Judas and The Black Messiah [Movie]

Fred Hampton, a young, charismatic activist, becomes Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party — putting him directly in the crosshairs of the government, the FBI, and the Chicago Police. But to destroy the revolution, the authorities are going to need a man on the inside. Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ Inside Pixar [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Xico’s Journey [Movie]

A girl, a dog and her best pal set out to save a mountain from a gold-hungry corporation. But the key lies closer to home, with her sidekick pup, Xico. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Hate By Dani Rovira [Stand-Up Special]

Saturday, February 13, 2021
9:00 pm
ANIMAL PLANET The Zoo: San Diego: Baby Miracles [2nd Season Premiere]

Mario Wario

Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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