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Amy Poehler and an All-Star Voice Cast Bring Fox's Duncanville to Life

ALSO: Outlander, American Idol, NBA All Star Weekend, El Camino, Doctor Who, and more.
  • Duncanville premieres Sunday Night on Fox.
    Duncanville premieres Sunday Night on Fox.

    It's an all-star weekend in more ways than one, with the debut of FOX's new animated comedy Duncanville leading the way, with a voice cast that doubles as a virtual who's who of TV comedy. Meanwhile, the NBA All-Star Weekend continues, culminating in Sunday Night's 69th Annual All-Star Game. Other highlights include a groundbreaking new TV movie on Freeform, Outlander's Season 5 premiere, and the start of American Idol's third season on ABC. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Freeform offers up a late Valentine's surprise with its first gay romantic comedy. In The Thing About Harry, Sam (Grey's Anatomy's Jake Borelli) and his former high school bully Harry (Niko Terho) take a road trip to a mutual friend's Valentine's Day engagement party, and discover that they have much more in common than they thought. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on Freeform

    NBA BASKETBALL: All-Star Weekend hops networks to TNT with All-Star Saturday Night, featuring the Skills Challenge, the Three Point Contest and the Slam Dunk, starting at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on TNT

    NHL HOCKEY: NBC airs tonight's primetime matchup, pitting The Colorado Avalanche vs. The LA Kings live from U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Returning from winter break, Counting On adds yet another Duggar as John and Abbie are set to become first time parents. 10:00 PM ET on TLC

    SEASON PREMIERE: True crime podcaster Payne Lindsey returns to TV for the second season of Up and Vanished. In tonight's opener, the show turns the spotlight on the unsolved 1995 disappearance of TV news anchor Jodi Huisentruit. Watch the preview. 7:00 PM ET on Oxygen

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Erin Cahill (Saving Grace) stars as a small town baker who is invited to compete in a big time New York Valentine's Day baking competition in The Secret Ingredient. Once there, she unexpectedly crosses paths with her former fiancé (played by BH90210's Brendan Penny). 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: In Lifetime's You Can't Take My Daughter, Lyndsy Fonseca stars as Amy Thompson, a young law-school graduate who goes to court to prevent her rapist from gaining legal custody of her daughter. Kirstie Alley costars. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    SERIES PREMIERE: FOX's new animated comedy Duncanville follows teenager Duncan Harris (voiced by Amy Poehler), his mother Annie (also Poehler), and the friends and family who surround them. Watch the preview. 8:30 PM ET on Fox

    SPORTS: Live from Chicago, the 69th NBA All-Star Game will pit Team LeBron against Team Giannis. Coverage begins at at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT, with the headlining game starting at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on TNT

    SEASON PREMIERE: As Primetimer's Alex Welch writes, there are at least five reasons to be excited about tonight's season five premiere of Outlander, as Jaime (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) find themselves caught between two worlds as they fight to protect their new life in America. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    SEASON PREMIERE: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Ryan Seacrest return for a new season of ABC's American Idol, kicking things off as usual with the open auditions. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    CABLE PREMIERE: After premiering on Netflix last year, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie makes its cable debut on AMC. The movie airs after an all-day Breaking Bad marathon. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on AMC

    NEW EPISODE: Larry receives a troublesome gift on tonight's Curb Your Enthusiasm, one that irritates Richard Lewis' girlfriend and alienates several of Jeff's top clients. Watch the preview. 10:30 PM ET on HBO

    TIME PERIOD PREMIERE: NBC employed a unique strategy following its early January premiere of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, giving viewers a full month to catch the show's first episode online. Tonight the show returns for episode 2, with Zoey (Jane Levy) learning to deal with her new abilities. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES REVIVAL: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) hosts the return of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as the show attempts to turn things around for five kids and their single mother. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HGTV

    SEASON PREMIERE: Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation), and Mae Whitman (Parenthood) return for the third season of Good Girls, in which the group's counterfeit operation draws the attention of the FBI. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: A visit to Lake Geneva happens to coincide with the night Mary Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein. But as Doctor Who and her team soon realize, there are actual spectral beings lurking all around them. 8:00 PM ET on BBC America

    SERIES PREMIERE: CNN examines the high, lows, and personal struggles of the British Royal family in The Windsors: Inside the Royal Family. The six-part series begins with a look at the complicated legacy of Prince Edward. 10:00 PM ET on CNN

    SEASON PREMIERE: New American citizen John Oliver returns for the seventh season of Last Week Tonight, just in time to cover a fresh round of political and government insanity. Watch the trailer. 11:10 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: Looking at a diferent US presidential race each week, CNN's new historial documentary series Race for the White House explores the high stakes drama that awaits those who seek the presidency. First up: the 2008 election that pit Barack Obama vs John McCain. 9:00 PM ET on CN

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

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