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Vikings: Valhalla, Super Pumped, and Killing Eve Lead a Weekend of Premieres

ALSO: John Mulaney returns to SNL, finale time for Euphoria, the SAG Awards, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, HBO, Showtime, BBC America, NBC.
    Photos: Netflix, HBO, Showtime, BBC America, NBC.

    There’s something for everyone on TV this weekend as Netflix expands the Vikings franchise, Joseph Gordon-Levitt dramatizes the rise and fall of Uber in Super Pumped, and cat-and-mouse thriller Killing Eve returns for its fourth and final season.

    Also this weekend: John Mulaney earns his place in Saturday Night Live’s vaunted Five-Timers Club, Reno 911! finds a new home on The Roku Channel, Euphoria reaches its Season 2 finale, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25

    Vikings: Valhalla: Complete Season 1. In the early 11th century, a new group of heroic figures — including explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) — grapple with rising tensions between the Vikings and English royals. The Netflix sequel is set over 100 years after the end of the original Vikings series, which ran from 2013-2020 on the History Channel. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Reno 911! Defunded: Season 2 premiere. After a short-lived stint on Quibi, Reno 911! moves to Roku with a new subtitle and a host of special guest stars, from Jamie Lee Curtis to “Weird Al” Yankovic. Original cast members Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Niecy Nash, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Cedric Yarbrough reprise their roles in the revival. Watch trailer. Streaming on The Roku Channel

    Love Is Blind: Season 2 finale. Wedding day finally arrives for the five couples, who must decide whether to say “I do” after just four weeks of dating. Streaming on Netflix

    Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming: Original film. Madea (Tyler Perry) prepares to welcome her family to town for her great-grandson’s college graduation, but the celebration grinds to a halt as hidden family secrets come to light. The new movie features a host of Madea franchise stars, including Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis Patterson, and a guest appearance from Irish actor Brendan O’Carroll. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    No Exit: Original film. En route to a family emergency, Darby (Havana Rose Liu) is left stranded by a blizzard and forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. When she stumbles across an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, it sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among the group is the kidnapper. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Restless: Original film. After going to extremes to cover up an accident, a corrupt cop’s life spirals out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness. In French. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Afterparty: New episode. The critically-acclaimed comedy dives into Detective Danner’s (Tiffany Haddish) backstory and her complicated journey to becoming a detective. Streaming on Apple TV+

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: New episodes. As Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) becomes more committed to her new gig, it creates a rift between her and her family and friends. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Back to 15: Complete first season. Unhappy at work and in her personal life, Anita (Camila Queiroz) discovers a way to travel back to her adolescence and transforms into her 15-year-old self (played by Maisa) in this Brazilian Netflix original series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Blacklist: Timeslot premiere. The Task Force’s investigation into Arcane Wireless, an untraceable cellular network for criminals, leads to unexpected consequences. The drama returns to Friday nights for the second half of Season 9. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    The Amber Ruffin Show: Season 2 winter premiere. Amber Ruffin’s late night show returns to Peacock after two months away. New episodes drop every Friday at 9:00 PM ET on Peacock

    NBA Basketball: Hoops fans have two games to choose from on ESPN tonight:

    • Miami Heat at New York Knicks 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT
    • LA Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26

    Saturday Night Live: New episode. Comic and former SNL writer John Mulaney joins the show's Five-Timers club less than four years after making his hosting debut. With musical guest LCD Soundsystem. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards: Special presentation. Black-ish star Anthony Anderson hosts a two-hour event honoring the outstanding achievements of people of color in film, TV, music, and literature in 2021. Samuel L. Jackson will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award, which has previously been awarded to then-Senator Barack Obama, Danny Glover, and Tyler Perry. 8:00 PM ET on BET

    Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez: TV movie. Lifetime tells the true story of 14-year-old Abby Hernandez (Lindsay Navarro), who was kidnapped by Nathaniel Kibby (Ben Savage) and kept in a soundproof container, where she endured psychological, sexual, and emotional abuse for months. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Welcome to Mama’s: TV movie. After she inherits an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, Amy (Letterkenny's Melanie Scrofano) teams up with a master chef (Daniel di Tomasso) to relaunch the establishment and make her loved ones proud. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    NHL Hockey: An afternoon of sports kicks off with two hockey games:

    • New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ABC and ESPN+
    • Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on TNT

    Major League Soccer: The Portland Timbers host the New England Revolution in a nationally-televised game. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on FOX

    NBA Basketball: The Brooklyn Nets face defending champions the Milwaukee Bucks in a primetime Eastern Conference matchup. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC

    SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27

    Killing Eve: Season 4 premiere. As Eve (Sandra Oh) sets out on a revenge mission against The Twelve, Villanelle (Jodie Comer) finds a new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a monster. Laura Neal (Sex Education) serves as lead writer on the thriller’s final season, which promises to end in a bombastic finale. Read our review. 8:00 PM ET on BBC America and Streaming on AMC+

    Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber: Series premiere. The team behind Billions dramatizes the story of Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Uber’s hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, and his tumultuous relationship with venture capitalist Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler). The anthology series also stars Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington and features narration from Quentin Tarantino. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Euphoria: Season 2 finale. The teens of East Highland grapple with their feelings about Lexi's (Maude Apatow) play. Elsewhere, Fezco (Angus Cloud) finds himself in danger. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    28th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Special presentation. Actors take center stage as the industry honors the best performances in film and television over the past year. Ted Lasso and Succession lead their TV counterparts with five nominations apiece. 8:00 PM ET on TNT and TBS

    American Idol: Season 20 premiere. The singing competition returns for its fifth season on ABC and 20th season overall as judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie search for the next music superstar. This season will feature the addition of nine Platinum Tickets, which will afford contestants extra advantages during Hollywood Week. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    1883: Season 1 finale. As Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) fights for her life, Josef (Marc Rissmann) and Risa (Anna Fiamora) desperately search for their own medical care. Streaming on Paramount+

    The Simpsons: New episode. When Homer and Marge are lost in an icy wilderness, they must push themselves to their limits to survive. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Naked & Afraid: Season premiere. Season 14 brings the survivalists to the haunted highlands in Chiapas, an abandoned village in Botswana, and an unnerving cave system in Colombia, among other locales. 8:00 PM ET on Discovery Channel

    The Righteous Gemstones: Season 2 finale. While the Gemstones celebrate the launch of Zion’s Landing, Baby Billy (Walton Goggins) faces a chance to embrace fatherhood. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    Adam Eats the 80s: Series premiere. From Smurf Berry Crunch to Dr. Pepper gum, Adam Richman (Man v. Food) hits the road to relive his favorite decade of food. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on History Channel

    Somebody Somewhere: Season 1 finale. In her quest to inspire Joel (Jeff Hiller), Sam (Bridget Everett) recruits a small team to help and reveals a new potential location for choir practice. 10:45 PM ET on HBO

    NBA Basketball: ABC and ESPN offer up four games to choose from this Sunday:

    • Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN
    • New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on ESPN

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

    TOPICS: Vikings: Valhalla, Euphoria, Killing Eve, Reno 911!, SAG Awards, Saturday Night Live, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, John Mulaney