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TV This Weekend

Inventing Anna, Love Is Blind, and Super Bowl LVI Topline a Super-Sized Weekend

ALSO: Marry Me, Bel-Air, Dollface Season 2, the Winter Olympics, and more.
  • Photos: Peacock, Netflix, NBC
    Photos: Peacock, Netflix, NBC

    In honor of Sunday’s Super Bowl, television is treating viewers to a super-sized weekend of releases, including Anna Delvey drama Inventing Anna (the first show created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix), Love Is Blind Season 2, Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson’s Marry Me, and Peacock's gritty Bel-Air reboot.

    Plus, Dollface returns for its second season on Hulu, the Winter Olympics air live throughout the weekend, Charlie Day and Jenny Slate get their rom-com on in Amazon’s I Want You Back, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Inventing Anna: Complete limited series. Shonda Rhimes dramatizes the story of Anna Delvey in this nine-episode series starring Julia Garner as the so-called SoHo Grifter and Anna Chlumsky as the journalist investigating the case. The long-awaited drama's star-packed supporting cast includes Arian Moayed, Laverne Cox, Katie Lowes, and Alexis Floyd, among others. Read our review | Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Love Is Blind: Season 2 premiere. A new group of singles, this time based in Chicago, step into the pods for another round of Netflix’s blind dating experiment. After getting engaged without ever having seen each other, the couples bring their connection into the real world and must make a decision about their future as their wedding date looms. The new season's first five episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Marry Me: Original film. A heartbroken pop superstar (Jennifer Lopez) makes a spontaneous decision to marry a total stranger (Owen Wilson) on TV, which sparks an unlikely romance between two people from completely different worlds. Can they put aside their differences and make their love last? Premieres day and date on Peacock and in theaters. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Dollface: Complete Season 2. Post-pandemic, Jules (Kat Dennings) and her girlfriends (Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell, and Esther Povitsky) begin searching for their next chapter as they approach their 30s. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Olympics Coverage:

    • Short Track: Women’s 1000m, Men’s Relay Semifinal 6:00 AM ET/3:00 AM PT on USA
    • Speed Skating: Men’s 10,000m 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s 15km 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Women’s Curling: USA vs. China 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on USA
    • Skeleton: Men’s Final 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Snowboarding: Mixed Team Cross 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Alpine Skiing: Women’s Downhill 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    I Want You Back: Original film. After their partners dump them unexpectedly, Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) hatch a plan to win back their exes, all while forming a special bond of their own. The romantic comedy also stars Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto, and Clark Backo. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The In Between: Original film. Joey King headlines this supernatural romance about a teenage girl who believes her boyfriend (Kyle Allen), who died in a car accident, is attempting to reconnect with her from the afterlife. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Tall Girl 2: Original film. Following her inspiring speech at the homecoming dance, Jodi (Ava Michelle) is no longer just the “tall girl” in school; she’s popular, confident, and even has a boyfriend. But as the pressure of her newfound popularity intensifies, so do her insecurities, testing even her strongest relationships. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Sky is Everywhere: Original film. Apple adapts Jandy Nelson’s novel of the same name in this story about a 17-year-old musical prodigy grieving the loss of her older sister. Starring Grace Kaufman, Jason Segel, Cherry Jones, and Pico Alexander. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Everything’s Gonna Be All White: Series premiere. Emmy nominee Sacha Jenkins (Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James) explores the history of race in America from the perspective of people of color in Showtime’s three-part docuseries. Features interviews with prominent historians, cultural commentators, artists, and activists including Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Jemele Hill, Margaret Cho, and Amanda Seales. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Showtime


    Olympics Coverage:

    • Biathlon: Men’s 10km Spring 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Speed Skating: Women’s Team Pursuit 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Cross-Country Skiing: Women’s 4x5km Relay 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Women’s Curling: USA vs. Great Britain 5:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT on CNBC
    • Ski Jumping: Men’s Large Hill Final 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on USA
    • Skeleton: Women’s Final Runs 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Bobsled: Women’s Monobob 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Figure Skating: Rhythm Dance 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Men’s Curling: USA vs. Canada 8:05 PM ET/5:05 PM PT on CNBC and Peacock
    • Alpine Skiing: Men’s Giant Slalom Final 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    Puppy Bowl Presents: Puppy Mania: Special presentation. Discovery+ gears up for Puppy Bowl XVIII with this special that sees puppy athletes and their amateur trainers battle it out in three rounds of competition. With former NFL running back Rashad Jennings and comedian Kym Whiteley. Streaming on Discovery+

    Twenty Five Twenty One: Series premiere. A teenage fencer with big ambitions meets a hardworking young man eager to rebuild his life in this Korean drama. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Line Sisters: TV movie. When four sorority sisters (LeToya Luckett, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Ta’Rhonda Jones, and Drew Sidora) reunite at a Black Greek Weekend celebration in the Outer Banks, the past comes knocking on their door as strange things begin to happen to each of them, threatening to unearth the deadly secret they buried 15 years prior. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Attenborough’s Global Adventure: Series premiere. From the Galapagos Islands to the deepest caves, broadcaster David Attenborough travels across the globe to tell new stories about the natural world. 8:00 PM ET on BBC America

    World’s Funniest Animals: Valentine’s Day: Special presentation. Host Elizabeth Stanton showcases loving llamas, rambunctious rhinos, and howling homecomings in a love-themed edition of The CW clip show. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    NBA Basketball: Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers in a primetime Western Conference matchup. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC


    Super Bowl LVI: The most thrilling NFL postseason in history comes to an end as the Cincinnati Bengals, who last reached the big game in 1989, face the Los Angeles Rams. The game will be held at SoFi Stadium, home of the Rams, and will feature a Los Angeles-centric halftime show headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT on NBC

    Olympics Coverage: For the first year ever, the Super Bowl and the Olympics will be airing concurrently on NBC. The network will air events both before and after the big game, with additional coverage all day on USA, CNBC, and Peacock:

    • Speed Skating: Women’s 500m Race, Men’s Team Pursuit 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Aerials 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s 4x10km Relay 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Men’s Hockey: USA vs. Germany 8:10 AM ET/5:10 AM PT on USA and Peacock
    • Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Slopestyle Final 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on Peacock
    • Bobsled: Women’s Monobob Final 10:45 PM ET/7:45 PM PT on NBC
    • Figure Skating: Free Dance 10:45 PM ET/7:45 PM PT on NBC

    Bel-Air: Series premiere. Peacock puts a dark spin on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in this gritty analogue that follows Will (Jabari Banks) as he journeys from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. Also stars Adrian Holmes Olly Sholotan, Cassandra Freeman, and Coco Jones as various members of the Banks family. Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Puppy Bowl XVIII: More than 100 dogs from shelters across the country compete on Teams Ruff and Fluff in Discovery’s beloved animal adoption event. Which team will raise the Lombarky Trophy at the end of the three-hour event? 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on Animal Planet and Streaming on Discovery+

    The Bachelor Winter Games: Complete series. 14 international Bachelors and Bachelorettes attempt to find love as they compete in winter-themed challenges in ABC’s five-episode series, which originally aired opposite the Olympics in February 2018. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

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

    All Creatures Great and Small: Season 2 finale. As James (Nicholas Ralph) makes a big decision about his future in Darrowby, Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) learns a valuable lesson that leads to a major revelation. Though Season 2 wraps tonight, the British drama returns to PBS next week with its Christmas special. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    We Need to Talk About Cosby: New episode. As The Cosby Show becomes a hit in the 1980s and '90s, Cosby leverages his growing power inside the entertainment industry to allegedly commit and conceal a multitude of sins. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Power Book IV: Force: Timeslot premiere. The spinoff moves into its usual timeslot with an episode that sees Tommy (Joseph Sikora) come to JP's (Anthony Fleming III) aid after he receives an unexpected warning. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

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

    TOPICS: Inventing Anna, Bel-Air, Dollface, Love Is Blind, Super Bowl LVI, Jennifer Lopez, Winter Olympics