What's on TV this week for Feb. 16: Broad City, Vikings, Togetherness, and more
Here's what's new and returning the week of Feb. 16
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 six — sorry, premieres on Presidents’ Day — days.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
Forged in Fire (History, 10 p.m.)
The sharp series about competing bladesmiths cuts deep in season 2 as the pros work to make fully functional historical weapons (like warhammers!), while I work to come up with more puns.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 9 p.m.)
As I always say: Sometimes you’re the Rizzoli; sometimes you’re the Isles. (Anyone else?)
The New Yorker Presents (Amazon)
Why read those Shouts and Murmurs when you can watch it in action? Stories from the acclaimed magazine hit the small, binge-able screen through short films and documentaries in this new series.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Survivor (CBS, 8 p.m.)
What could possibly go wrong — or rather, Rōng — for the castaways on Kaoh Rong?! Watch the 90-minute premiere (or its first five minutes) to find out.
Broad City (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)
FOUR and THREE and TWO and ONE! Abbi and Ilana are back for more millennial mishaps! (Watch the premiere’s opening scene here.)
Thursday, Feb. 18
Join or Die With Craig Ferguson (History, 11 p.m.)
The former Late Late Show host is back on TV, this time to talk history and politics using panel discussions and more.
Vikings (History, 10 p.m.)
Not enough history (and History) for you? The bloodiest period drama not called Game of Thrones returns, along with Alexander Ludwig doing his best impression of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant.
Friday, Feb. 19
Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney turns his lens toward the art of cooking — a topic much less controversial than Scientology, which he tackled with Going Clear — by traveling around the world and investigating how various cultures use the four elements of fire, water, air, and earth, to cook food.
Wish Valentine’s Day lasted past the 14th of February? Judd Apatow is happy to oblige with this romantic comedy series starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs as two single souls searching for the titular four-letter word.
Million Dollar Genius (History, 10 p.m.)
No, this isn’t a docuseries about Kanye West directed, produced, and narrated by Kanye West: It’s about inventors whose inventions have succeeded.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Serial Thriller (Investigation Discovery, 8 p.m.)
Had enough of Serial and Making a Murderer, or craving more captivating true crime? The latest installment in the ID series follows a slew of murders in 1972 that happened among college coeds.
Sunday, Feb. 21
When Calls the Heart (Hallmark, 9 p.m.)
Still not over Valentine’s Day, even after binge-watching Love? Hallmark’s turn-of-the-century tale about widowed women charming the men in a coal town is back for a third season.
Girls (HBO, 10 p.m.)
The foursome continue to grapple with adulthood.
Togetherness (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)
The foursome continue to grapple with adulthood. (But slightly older adulthood.)