Here's what's new and returning the week of Feb. 1

By Shirley Li
February 01, 2016 at 05:01 PM EST
Ray Mickshaw/FX; HBO; Eric Liebowitz/ABC

Welcome to This Week in TV, a weekly feature in which we spotlight the series debuting or returning to air. Set your DVRs and alarms: below are the highlights for the next seven days.

Monday, Feb. 1

MIDSEASON PREMIERE

Lost Girl (Syfy, 10 p.m.)

The supernatural series about the renegade Bo (Anna Silk) begins airing its final episodes.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

SERIES PREMIERES

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX, 10 p.m.)

The impressive cast — Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and more — slip easily into their real-life counterparts’ shoes (and gloves) in this dramatization of the infamous trial. 

Rattled (TLC, 10 p.m.)

The newborn series about caring for newborns from exec producer Drew Barrymore follows four couples bringing up babies.

MIDSEASON PREMIERES

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 8 p.m.)

Happy Chinese New Year’s! The Huangs celebrate in style when the series returns. 

The Muppets (ABC, 8:30 p.m.)

ABC continues its comedy comeback lineup with America’s favorite fictional late-night show.

SPECIAL

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 (CBS, 8 p.m.)

Celebrate the Super Bowl five days early by revisiting the parts of the Super Bowl that have nothing to do with football.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Madoff (ABC, 8 p.m.)

Richard Dreyfuss stars in this two-part miniseries as the biggest financial fraud in American history. 

SERIES PREMIERE

Preachers of Atlanta (Oxygen, 10 p.m.)

Five different pastors with five different approaches to preaching lead this docu-series.

MIDSEASON PREMIERES

Young & Hungry (Freeform, 8 p.m.)

Emily Osment returns younger and hungrier than ever!

Baby Daddy (Freeform, 8:30 p.m.)

It’s like Rattled (see above), but fictional!

Thursday, Feb. 4

SERIES PREMIERE

Five Day Flip (HGTV, 11 p.m.)

Professional renovator flip houses in only — wait for it — FIVE days.

Friday, Feb. 5

SERIES PREMIERE

Animals (HBO, 11:30 p.m.)

This strange, darkly comedic series exec-produced by the Duplass brothers follows the lives of NYC’s critters and creatures, beginning with some hard-partying rats.

SEASON PREMIERE

Vice (HBO, 11 p.m.)

The docu-series returns by tackling the extremist organization Boko Haram. 

MIDSEASON PREMIERE

Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Sorry, folks, no Bones crossover this time.

SPECIALS

47th NAACP Image Awards (TV One, 8 p.m.)

Anthony Anderson hosts the celebration of the year’s best African-American actors and series. 

Super Bowl’s Greatest Halftime Shows (CBS, 9 p.m.)

Celebrate the Super Bowl two days early by revisiting the part of the Super Bowl that’s at least part of the main event.

Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (Showtime, 9 p.m.)

Spike Lee turns his lens to focus on the life of the King of Pop, following Jackson’s musical life from, well, Motown onward.

Saturday, Feb. 6

SPECIALS

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown (CBS, 8 p.m.)

Celebrate the Super Bowl a day early by revisiting the best of the best parts of the Super Bowl that have nothing to do with football.

Jim: The James Foley Story (HBO, 9 p.m.)

The documentary chronicles the life of the war journalist who was imprisoned and executed by the Islamic State in 2014.

Sunday, Feb. 7

SPECIALS

Kitten Bowl III (Hallmark, 12 p.m.)

Awwwwwwwwwwww, kitties play football!

Puppy Bowl XII (Animal Planet, 3 p.m.)

Awwwwwwwwwwww, puppies play football!

Super Bowl 50 (CBS, 6 p.m.)

Humans play football.

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