PopWatch Planner: The Super Bowl, 'The Monuments Men', and more
Yes, this week is a little heavy on the sporting events. Between the Super Bowl and the kick-off of the Sochi Olympics, it’s simply something we can’t ignore. However, the good news for non-sports fans is that there are plenty of other entertainment options to go around. Some of your favorite shows are returning, some of your favorite reality shows just keep getting better, and did I mention that George Clooney will be hitting the big screen? Here’s what this week has in store:
Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos vs. Seahawks, 6 p.m., Fox
The Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in what is sure to be a very cold showdown. But don’t worry, the sporting event comes equipped with killer musical performances — Bruno Mars! Red Hot Chili Peppers!– and what are sure to be some of the year’s best commercials.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, 9 p.m., NBC
It’s anniversary time for Sports Illustrated, which means a celebration is in order. This two-hour special, hosted by Heidi Klum, will feature some very familiar faces (and bodies), along with a number of musical performances from the likes of The Fray, John Legend, Tim McGraw, and more.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 8 p.m., ABC
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns from its brief hiatus with the cameo every comic book fan seems to be talking about: The man behind the comics, Stan Lee.
The Tomorrow People, 9 p.m., The CW
The Founder is back, and he’s got a new assignment for Stephen: Help him track down his own, very powerful daughter. Add in some John-versus-Cara drama, plus some family secrets for Marla, and things are going to get very interesting.
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
In what some claim is the revival season of Idol, it’s finally time for Hollywood! Week One promises to separate the weak from the pack, keep everyone up all night, and make at least 60 percent of the contestants cry.
Olympics 2014 Primetime: Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., NBC
It’s the Winter Olympics. Do we really need to sell you on it?
The Monuments Men in theaters
George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Jean Dujardin star in this film about the group of soldiers responsible for saving some of the world’s finest pieces of art from Hitler’s reign. And yes, Clooney is in a uniform (but also a questionable mustache).
Keeping Up With the Kardashians, 9 p.m., E!
It’s time for part 1 of Kim’s big birthday surprise, a.k.a. when Kanye West reveals his big engagement plans to the rest of the family. We might know how it all ends, but that only makes us want to watch it more.