We’ve got heroes, antiheroes, and whatever the hell you want to call that guy who gives out roses.
Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier [Smithsonian, 8p]
If there’s one industry where integration happened at an impressive pace from the 1960s, it was in the rush to explore the great beyond — unfortunately, as the captivating Hunters is reminding us, NASA, et al, also were eager to accept Nazis, but that’s another story for another day. This Black History Month Smithsonian special highlights the vast contributions of African-Americans to the Space Race.
The Bachelor [ABC, 8p]
The rumor mill swears that Pilot Pete, a man I sincerely hope is never behind the wheel of a real plane, like, in the air, chooses a producer. Gossip authorities disagree. All I care about is if he sends the racist home. At the risk of never working in this town again, how do the producers manage to pick bozo after bozo?
Better Call Saul [AMC, 9p]
Jimmy’s stunt causes unintended consequences — mostly not good. Whodathunkit?
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- So Steve Harvey has thought-like-a-man his way out of a hosting gig and his Harvxit from NBC is complete as Oscar-nominee and SNL-five-timer Melissa McCarthy takes over duties for the fourth season of his and (now just) Ellen’s showcase tykes that can, Little Big Shots. It returns tonight and the star of the show would seem to be a 4-year-old mariachi singer (see above pic and every bit of PR about the season.
- The tangled web of the 2 “Uncle Jerries” becomes more and more messy on HBO’s McMillions as ex-cons and Mormons join the McDonald’s board game gravy train with the FBI secretly closing in. Will the nation (or at least his commanding officers) wake up from its love affair with Agent Dreamy Doug?
- Malkovich gonna Malkovich as interim Pope John Paul III, but tonight he has a huge confession to make as there are some big doin’s on HBO’s somewhat forgotten The New Pope.
- The synopsis for tonight’s Black Lightning reads “As the battle continues, old alliances are revisited and new alliances forged.” Could you be more generic, CW?