What To Watch: 02/20/2020

Mike Schur’s detective series has thrived on its annual events — the Halloween challenges, the appearances of Doug Judy — and tonight it adds another. Meanwhile, Facebook Watch’s future may hinge on the acting of Juliette Lewis.

Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones [Facebook Watch]
The fledgling streaming service of the social media behemoth ordered a second series of their supernatural thriller anthology. This time, the action is mostly in the forest and Juliette Lewis is at the center, so really I’m not sure whether to recommend this or not. Yet here we are.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine [NBC, 8:30p]
Things get real at the second (annual?) Jimmy Jab Games.


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  • Maybe not the direct descendant of the British serial Footballers’ Wives, and definitely not inspired by Bay City Blues (it starred a young Sharon Stone and there’s also a complimentary “Nifty! Nifty! Look Who’s 50!” t-shirt coming your way if you get the reference), the Sundance Now import Playing For Keeps concerns the dramatic affairs of the spouses of stars of Australian Rules Football.
  • An antique doll is the centerpiece of the Brazilian supernatural thriller and new Netflix import series Spectros — set in the Japanese district of Sao Paolo.
  • The latest streaming series from BET (on BET+) concerns a family of lawyers led by Bradley Hudson, who deliberately bears more than a passing resemblance to the late Johnny Cochrane. It’s Carl Weber’s Influence.
  • In the PR material for Save My Skin, it says “at TLC, audiences absolutely love our unmatched stories of transformation, where we showcase some of the best doctors in their fields improving lives, inside and out.” Well, we can’t argue with that. Learning!

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