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Your Weekly Watch List

Not Dead Yet and 6 Other Shows to Watch This Week

Plus: You Season 4, Part 1, Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence, and Super Bowl LVII.
  • Gina Rodriguez in Not Dead Yet (Photo: ABC/Lara Solanki)
    Gina Rodriguez in Not Dead Yet (Photo: ABC/Lara Solanki)

    Looking for your next binge-watch, or just need to fill an hour? Welcome to Your Weekly Watch List, our curated collection of the best shows on television. Here’s what to watch from Monday, February 6 through Sunday, February 12.

    Gina Rodriguez sees dead people, Marvel introduces its youngest superhero yet, and an NBA legend gets his due this week with the premieres of Not Dead Yet, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and Netflix documentary Bill Russell: Legend.

    Notable TV Premieres This Week

    Not Dead Yet: Wednesday, 8:30 PM ET on ABC

    This comedy adapted from Alexandra Potter’s novel Confessions of a 40-Something F**k Up stars Gina Rodriguez as Nell, a struggling journalist who finds herself stuck writing obituaries — and getting unsolicited life advice from the spirits of her subjects. The former Jane the Virgin star is joined by New Girl’s always-engaging Hannah Simone, Lauren Ash, Rick Glassman, and Angela Gibbs, plus Nell’s weekly roster of ghostly guest stars.

    Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Friday, 8:00 PM ET on Disney Channel


    Laurence Fishburne produces an animated kids series about Lunella Lafayette, a Black pre-teen rumored to be the smartest person in the Marvel universe, and her new pal in crime fighting, a huge red dinosaur. With stylish animation and a voice cast including Diamond White, Alfre Woodard, Sasheer Zamata, Jermaine Fowler, and Fishburne himself, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur looks to be a breezy, colorful new addition to the superhero landscape.

    Binge Releases

    You Season 4, Part 1: Thursday, Netflix


    Penn Badgley’s stalker-murderer Joe Goldberg has pulled up stakes after the explosive events of Season 3 (spoiler: Joe’s single again), moving to London and posing as unassuming professor Johnathan Moore. Falling in with “a circle of privileged douchebags” seems like the perfect cover for a manipulative monster like Joe, but a series of killings dubbed the “Eat the Rich” murders soon upends his plans to lay low and resume his obsession with Tati Gabrielle’s Marienne. The first half of You Season 4 drops Thursday, with the back half premiering on March 9.

    Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence: Thursday, Hulu


    This documentary series delves into the 2019 scandal that rocked Sarah Lawrence College, in which a student’s father moved in with a group of undergraduates and set up a coercive sex cult on the exclusive New York college’s campus. Featuring interviews with the students who escaped cult leader Larry Ray’s web of extortion and sex trafficking and harrowing footage of Ray’s manipulative, abusive methods, Stolen Youth crafts a chilling portrait of how, as Primetimer’s Joe Reid notes, “free-thinking, rational people can fall under the sway of a charismatic figure who convinces them to act in ways that both harm them and isolate them from their loved ones.”

    Finale Time

    The 1619 Project: Thursday, Hulu


    As Black History Month begins, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ examination of how that history has been warped to exclude Black Americans and excuse white supremacy comes to an end with the final episode, “Justice.” The series rebuts the predictable white conservative outrage over Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking work, an objective Stephen Robinson describes as “overtly patriotic” in his review for Primetimer.

    Documentaries and Special Events

    Bill Russell: Legend: Wednesday, Netflix


    Former Boston Celtics star Bill Russell, who died in July 2022 at the age of 88, is the subject of this documentary that makes the case for Russell’s greatness not just on the basketball court (“More rings than fingers,” one commentator said of his record 11 championships), but also as a brave and defiant civil rights pioneer. Examining the deeply American paradox of being worshipped as an athlete by a society that denigrated him as a Black man, Bill Russell: Legend offers up a complex portrait of one of the greatest players and teammates in NBA history.

    Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark: Saturday, 10:00 PM ET on HBO


    ”I don’t want to be negative,” begins stand-up legend and noted pessimist Marc Maron in his first ever HBO special, “But I don’t think anything’s ever gonna get better ever again.” Fans of the acerbic comic know full well how Maron can spin the darkest subjects — here including mortality, hopelessness, and the 2020 death of his girlfriend, filmmaker Lynn Shelton — into unlikely laughs. Maybe not feel-good laughs, but laughs nonetheless.

    Super Bowl LVII: Sunday, 6:30 PM on Fox

    The Philadelphia Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs in the 57th Super Bowl. For those more into extravagant musical numbers, Rihanna is this year’s halftime entertainment. For those interested in lavishly expensive commercials, this is your Super Bowl.

    If You Have...

    An Hour

    The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 Premiere: Tuesday, 9:00 PM ET on Bravo
    The Flash Season 9 Premiere: Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET on The CW
    South Park Season 26 Premiere: Wednesday, 10:00 PM ET on Comedy Central
    A Million Little Things Season 5 Premiere: Wednesday, 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    An Evening

    State of the Union 2023: Tuesday, 9:00 PM ET on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and cable news
    Love Is Blind: After the Altar Season 3: Friday, Netflix

    A Full Day

    The Exchange: Wednesday, Netflix

    Up Next

    Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 3: Wednesday, February 15 on Hulu
    Animal Control: Thursday, February 16 on Fox
    Hello Tomorrow!: Friday, February 17 on Apple TV+

    Dennis Perkins is a freelance entertainment writer with bylines at The A.V. Club, Paste, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Portland Press Herald, and elsewhere.

    TOPICS: Not Dead Yet, The 1619 Project, Bill Russell: Legend, Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Super Bowl LVII, You (Netflix series), Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence