Here's what's new and returning the week of Feb. 22

By Shirley Li
February 22, 2016 at 06:55 PM EST
MTV; Michael Yarish/Netflix; Andrew Eccles/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. 22


Becoming Mike Nichols (HBO, 9 p.m.)

The doc about the Oscar-winning director serves as a tribute to his impressive career — Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?The Graduate, and The Birdcage, to name a few classics — and features illuminating interviews he gave to his close friend, theater director Jack O’Brien, about his life just four months before his death in November of 2014.

Tuesday, Feb. 23


It’s a Mann’s World (BET, 10 p.m.)

Gospel artists David and Tamela Mann are back for a new season of balancing their marriage of 20-plus years with even more celebrity duties — as in keeping up with famous friends.

Wednesday, Feb. 24


About the Business (BET, 10 p.m.)

This docuseries tackles the business of making money in Hollywood when you’re not a celebrity. (Former Bling Ring members will probably tune in.)

MTV Suspect (MTV, 11 p.m.)

Nev Schulman’s new show exposes secrets in ordinary people’s lives. 


Catfish: The TV Show (MTV, 10 p.m.)

Nev Schulman’s old show exposes secrets in ordinary people’s online romances.

Thursday, Feb. 25


Prey (BBC America, 10 p.m.)

A detective copes with her failed marriage and two tumultuous cases of corruption. Sounds like a bleak, gender-swapped Sherlock.

Friday, Feb. 26


Fuller House (Netflix)

Wow, a whole series just to prove that John Stamos doesn’t age!


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Netflix)

Wow, a whole movie just to prove that Michelle Yeoh doesn’t age!

Saturday, Feb. 27


2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards (IFC, 5 p.m.)

Your weekend of awards shows begins with the quirkiest of the bunch, hosted by Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani.

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards (OWN, 10 p.m.)

This year’s ceremony honors the cast of Orange Is the New Black, actresses Regina King and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and more. 

Sunday, Feb. 28


88th Academy Awards (ABC, 8 p.m.)

Tune in to find out if Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets the gold — and how host Chris Rock will tackle #OscarsSoWhite. (Red carpet coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on E! and 7 p.m. on ABC.)