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TV This Weekend

Winter Olympics, Amazon Bows Reacher, Uma Thurman Headlines Suspicion

ALSO: Sweet Magnolias Season 2, Power Book IV: Force, Claws, the 2022 Pro Bowl, and more.
  • Photos: Amazon, NBC, Apple TV+, TNT, Starz.
    Photos: Amazon, NBC, Apple TV+, TNT, Starz.

    Let the Winter Games begin! The Beijing Olympics kick off in earnest with the Opening Ceremony Friday, and events throughout the weekend on NBC and Peacock. The high-octane thrills continue with Reacher, Amazon’s TV adaptation of the Tom Cruise-led film franchise, and Apple TV+’s Suspicion, starring Uma Thurman as a prominent businesswoman who sets out to save her son after he’s kidnapped.

    Also: Starz expands the Power universe yet again, Sweet Magnolias returns to Netflix, the NFL’s best players face off at the 2022 Pro Bowl, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: Special presentation. The Beijing Winter Olympics begin as the cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony. Early risers can catch the ceremony as it happens at 6:30 AM ET/3:30 AM PT on NBC and Peacock. It will also be rebroadcast in primetime at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC

    Reacher: Complete Season 1. Newly adjusting to civilian life, Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) arrives in the small town of Margrave, Georgia, but locals soon place him at the scene of the town’s first homicide in two decades. As Reacher works to prove his innocence, he realizes he’s caught in the middle of a conspiracy with far-reaching implications. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Suspicion: Series premiere. When the son of a prominent American businesswoman (Uma Thurman) is kidnapped, the eye of suspicion quickly falls on four seemingly-ordinary British citizens who were at the same hotel on the night in question. The cat and mouse thriller also stars Kunal Nayyar, Noah Emmerich, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Tom Rhys Harries. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Sweet Magnolias: Complete Season 2. Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley), and Dana Sue’s (Brooke Elliott) lives become even more complicated when long-hidden secrets emerge, disrupting jobs, changing lives, and shifting the balance of power in their small southern town. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Phat Tuesdays: Complete docuseries. Amazon looks at The Comedy Store’s influential Tuesday night showcase that helped launch the careers of some of the most famous Black comics in this three-episode docuseries. Executive produced by Phat Tuesdays’ founder and host Guy Torry and Oscar nominee Reginald Hudlin. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Torn: Original documentary. Director Max Lowe comes to terms with the death of his father, world-renowned mountaineer Alex Lowe, in National Geographic’s award-winning documentary. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Book of Love: Original film. When an uptight English writer (Sam Claflin) discovers that his dull, failing novel has become a major hit in Mexico, where Spanish translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) has rewritten it into an erotic page-turner, he reluctantly travels to Mexico for the book tour, only to find the love he’s long been searching for. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The Afterparty: New episode. Chelsea (Ilana Glazer) shares her version of events with Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish). Streaming on Apple TV+

    Howard High: Original film. Based on the 2020 miniseries of the same name, this dramedy follows a musical group that hopes to save their school from shutting down by winning a $50,000 competition. Watch trailer. Streaming on Tubi

    Through My Window: Original film. After years of secretly watching her hot neighbor, Raquel hopes to turn her crush into something more in Netflix’s Spanish-language drama. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Celebrity Big Brother: New episode. CBB3 takes over CBS’ primetime lineup with a two-hour episode. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    NBA Basketball: Two different games, two different channels:

    • Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on NBA TV
    • New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on ESPN


    Olympics Coverage:

    • Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Moguls Final 6:30 AM ET/3:30 AM PT on USA
    • Women’s Hockey: USA vs ROC 8:10 AM ET/5:10 AM PT on USA
    • Ski Jumping: Women’s Normal Hill Final 1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT on USA
    • Figure Skating: Women’s Short Program, Men’s Free Skate 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Alpine Skiing: Men’s Downhill 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Snowboarding: Women’s Slopestyle Final 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on USA
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    Rick and Morty: Complete Season 5. The popular animated series makes its way to streaming five months after it finished airing on Adult Swim. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max and Hulu

    Shaq Life: Complete Seasons 1 and 2. Shaquille O’Neal’s TNT reality show arrives on HBO Max in its entirety. In Season 2, Shaq copes with the loss of his sister and his teammate Kobe Bryant, and adjusts to life amid the pandemic. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Single Black Female: TV movie. After the death of her father and a difficult breakup, Monica (Raven Goodwin) attempts to move forward by hiring a new assistant, Simone, (Amber Riley), who she soon learns is harboring a dark secret. Also stars K. Michelle (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta). Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    NHL All-Star Game: The best hockey players in the league face off in the 2022 All-Star Game, held at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ABC and ESPN+

    NBA Basketball: ABC’s big day of sports continues with a cross-country matchup between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC


    Power Book IV: Force: Series premiere (special time). Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) leaves New York behind and attempts to make a new life for himself in Chicago in Power’s latest spinoff series. Isaac Keys, Lili Simmons, and Gabrielle Ryan also star. The drama debuts in a special time tonight before moving to its regular 8/7c timeslot next week. Watch trailer. 9:15 PM ET on Starz

    Claws: Series finale. Niecy Nash’s crime drama reaches its conclusion tonight after four seasons of nail salon capers. In the finale, Desna (Nash) has her final showdown with her nemesis, Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), as she and her crew prepare to escape from Palmetto. 9:00 PM ET on TNT

    2022 Pro Bowl: Stars from the NFC and AFC meet in Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium to duke it out in the Pro Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts lead their NFL counterparts with seven participating players, though the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers follow close behind with six apiece. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ABC and ESPN

    NASCAR: FOX Sports presents the NASCAR Inaugural Clash at the Coliseum, sponsored by Busch Light. Coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET before the main event at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT on FOX

    Olympics Coverage:

    • Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Moguls Final 6:30 AM ET/3:30 AM PT on USA
    • Luge: Men’s Singles Final Run 10:30 AM ET/7:30 AM PT on USA
    • Ski Jumping: Men’s Norma; Hill Final 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on USA -Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Big Air Qualifier 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on USA
    • Snowboarding: Men’s Slopestyle Final 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT on Peacock
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    NBA Basketball: Not a football, NASCAR, or Olympics fan? ESPN and NBA TV have just the thing:

    • Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Milwaukee Bucks at LA Clippers 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on NBA TV

    Celebrity Big Brother: New episode. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    30 for 30: The Tuck Rule: Special presentation. Tom Brady and Charles Woodson relive the controversial call from the 2001 AFC Divisional matchup between the Patriots and Raiders in a new 30 for 30. Watch trailer. 8:30 PM ET on ESPN

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Winter Olympics, Claws, Power Book IV: Force, Reacher, Suspicion, Sweet Magnolias, Uma Thurman