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What Watch February 2019

ELVIS

All-Star Tribute What You Don’t Know About

THE WALKING DEAD WHISKEY CAVALIER OLIVIA NEWTONJOHN

SUPER BOWL LIII…

WILDLY ADDICTIVE

In The Gritty, Ripped-FromThe-Headlines Drama “I Am The Night”


TV NEWS

HOW TO SURVIVE

SUPER BOWL LIII

We’re running out of chances to delight in Tom Brady’s Super Bowl losses

By Ryan A. Berenz

What’s LIII In Regular Numbers? 53 Is It On TV? Yes. CBS gets the broadcast duties this time. Jim Nantz calls the game with former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who is excited to finally get to a Super Bowl after keeping the Cowboys out of it for so many years. How Many People Watch It? Lots! Super Bowl LII averaged 103.4 million viewers on NBC, down 7 percent from the previous year and the lowest number since 2009. That’s still good enough to make it the 10th most-watched American TV program of all time. Anyone Want To Sing At Halftime? Getting someone to perform the Super Bowl halftime show is harder than finding someone to host the Oscars. After a prolonged search, the NFL settled on soccer-mom rock icons Maroon 5 as 2

headliners with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi. Rihanna, Cardi B and Pink reportedly declined to perform. It doesn’t help that the gig pays nothing and the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick is a sore spot. Is Up With People available? Still With The Commercials? You’ll probably watch all the commercials on YouTube before or after the Super Bowl, yet advertisers will still pay CBS over $5 million for a 30-second TV spot. Expect to see ads from Anheuser-Busch InBev, M&M’s, Colgate, Pringles, Avocados From Mexico, WeatherTech, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and … Mercedes-Benz. How About Football? Yes, they still do that. The Los Angeles Rams will play the New England Patriots, who will be going to their third straight Super Bowl. Enjoy Tom Brady’s disappointment while you still can. What’s On After? CBS debuts global talent competition series The World’s Best, with host James Corden and judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill. Maybe they can find someone to do next year’s halftime show.

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What Is This? Super Bowl LIII, the NFL’s championship game for the 2018 season, is played Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which is not to be confused with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans or any other sports venue named after a car we can’t afford.


IN THE WORKS

By Taylor Neumann DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK

Court TV, a key part of America’s obsession with true-crime stories, returns after more than a decade. Early reports indicate the network will be available on most satellite and cable services. It will launch in May and offer gavel-to-gavel trial coverage 24 hours a day. 1 Lisa Kudrow is also returning to TV with a new animated show in the works at FOX. Lyle & Caroline is described as a family-driven comedy focusing on a surrogate grandparent/grandchild bond. Lisa Kudrow: © 2018 Getty Images. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images. American Idol: © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Credit: ABC/Eric Liebowitz. Doctor Who: © 2017 BBC Worldwide. Credit: Steve Schofield/BBC Worldwide. Miracle Workers: © 2018 Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Dan Winters. Whiskey Cavalier: © 2018 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin.

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ON THE ALPHABET NETWORK

4 I Am the Night 6 Elvis All-Star Tribute 8 What’s New 12 Returning Favorites 13 Understanding TVE 14 ON Demand New Releases 18 New on HBO 19 New on Showtime 20 New on Starz 21 New on Cinemax 22 On Netflix

A new season of 2 American Idol is coming soon! ABC confirmed its singing-competition behemoth returns for another round March 3. Bless This Mess, a new series from New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, was given a series order but will be moving from its original home at FOX to ABC. The show, about a newlywed couple ditching the big city for Nebraska, stars Lake Bell (BoJack Horseman) and Dax Shepard (Parenthood).

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ON THE HORIZON Jean-Marc Vallée, director of Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects, is returning to HBO to helm a limited-series adaptation of Zack McDermott’s Gorilla and the Bird, a memoir about a man’s psychotic break and relationship with the only person who stuck with him — his mother. Netflix has given a straight-to-series order to Selena: The Series, a scripted coming-of-age story about popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Also on the horizon Who; while it may have is Season 12 of the beloved sci-fi show 3 Doctor Who aired its New Year’s special last month, the BBC revealed the series is taking a yearlong break. New episodes won’t premiere until 2020.

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How “Wonder Woman” Uber-Director Patty Jenkins And Star Chris Pine Translated Fauna Hodel’s Personal Story Of Horror And Triumph Into A Can’t-Turn-Away TV Thriller. By Barb Oates

evered Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has long been a connoisseur of a good story. However, never did she anticipate a story of this magnitude when she met Fauna Hodel for coffee roughly 10 years ago. At their meetup, a then 50-something-yearold Fauna unraveled a story that was truly unbelievable. If you’re not from California, chances are you won’t be familiar with the Hodel name. Fauna was the granddaughter to the infamous Los Angeles physician George Hodel, who in 1949 was accused and acquitted of molesting his 14-year-old daughter Tamar (Fauna’s mother), as well as being linked to the most notorious unsolved murder in L.A. history — the Black Dahlia. But that’s just one element to this twisted story. Fauna’s story actually began when her 4

mother, Tamar, gave birth at 16 and told everyone that the father of the baby was black. Outraged, Tamar’s parents gave Fauna away to a random black maid working at a Nevada casino, and it is from those unthinkable beginnings that writer Sam Sheridan crafted the complicated, multicharacter, six-part TV series I Am the Night, which begins on TNT Jan. 28 and airs Mondays. “I’ve told a lot of stories, and when I met Fauna Hodel and she told me her life story, I’d never had an experience like that,” Jenkins tells us. “Every time I thought I knew where it was headed, it would head in some other direction, and I just ended up being floored. I went home and started researching it, and it was just captivating in the most interesting way because I was deeply inspired by her — she was such a positive, uplifting person — and then


deeply haunted. It was one of the scariest, most haunting stories I’ve ever heard once I got into who George Hodel was.” But it was years after Jenkins’ original meeting with Fauna that the project actually came to fruition. “It was nothing but a strange coincidence that while I was making Wonder Woman, somebody else was trying to do her story, and I was just trying to advise [Fauna] on negotiating a good deal, and she just wouldn’t leave it alone, saying, ‘I know you’re the one. I know you’re the one who’s gonna do it.’ I was saying, ‘Fauna, I am too busy. I can’t. Don’t wait for me.’ And then, it’s so funny that it did work out this way, and she got to be there for us, developing it.” (Unfortunately, Fauna passed away when the series was in pre-production.) It was also on the set of Wonder Woman when Jenkins shared the idea with her male lead and friend Chris Pine, who was equally as jaw-dropped over the story. “Before there was even a mention of me doing it, Patty was just describing the story that she’d heard from Fauna and I said, ‘Yeah, you gotta do it, Patty. You gotta figure out a way to do it. It’s too good,’” Pine tells. “And then Sam Sheridan had an angle on how he could include me in the story, and the combination of a true crime with a tweak on the noir genre, and the character that they laid out for me — it just seemed too good to be true.” For Pine it was a whirlwind as he wrapped Wonder Woman and immediately went to Scotland to film Outlaw King and then pushed to fit in I Am the Night before moving on to the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. “I have a lot of trust in Patty, and I told her I don’t have much time to prep, so just give me what you want, and give me the courage and foundation of this guy, and then let’s go off and play and see if we can discover it on set,” Pine shares. What they discovered was a complicated, emotionally flawed but extremely likable individual in Pine’s character Jay Singletary,

a disgraced reporter who is tortured by self-loathing and is desperate for a shot at redemption. That opportunity comes in 1965 when he meets Fauna Hodel (played mesmerizingly by India Eisley), who is seeking answers to her secretive origin. “I think the great parallel between these two characters is that this young woman is trying to find who she is, and while she is trying to find who she is, Jay is trying to redefine the purpose of his life,” Pine says. “He’s the tragicomic antihero. When you meet him, he is at rock

IT WAS ONE OF THE SCARIEST, MOST HAUNTING STORIES I’VE EVER HEARD ONCE I GOT INTO WHO GEORGE HODEL WAS. — Patty Jenkins

bottom, but I always like to find the humor in someone or, at least, the self-awareness that he’s got some life left in him. Even in those darkest, darkest moments, Jay is really funny.” Pine blazingly infuses his charisma into this role and ultimately leaves viewers desperately wanting to see Jay get out of his coked-up trashy beat and find redemption and help Fauna. Every episode leaves you with more questions and pulls you deeper into this creepy, mysterious, unbelievable world that — remember — was actually inspired by true events. You won’t find a more captivating story. Jenkins concludes in saying she hopes viewers will walk away believing, “Wow, that’s TNT, an incredible story and what an unbelievable, Mondays spiritually evolved person came out of that beginning situation. What a beautiful story that is.” Jan. 28 5


ALL-STAR TRIBUTE

Musicians From Today Re-Create Elvis’ 1968 TV Comeback Performance. By Taylor Neumann

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NBC, Sunday, Feb. 17


n honor of the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s famous ’68 Comeback Special, NBC is delivering the two-hour Elvis AllStar Tribute, featuring music superstars re-creating that event, down to how the show is shot and what songs are sung. The executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, is an industry veteran. “I was a huge Elvis fan,” says Ehrlich. “A good friend, the attorney for the [Elvis] estate, came to us almost two years ago. … He said the anniversary was coming up and would we want to do a show?” Ehrlich, also the executive producer of the upcoming 2019 Grammy Awards, naturally said yes. In addition to the performances, the special will also include interviews from people originally involved in Elvis’ comeback, including the original director, Steve Binder, and Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla Presley. The show is hosted by country singer and The Voice funnyman Blake Shelton, who will also be singing a song or two himself. “Blake does ‘Suspicious Minds,’ but there’s another part of the show I don’t want to talk about too much,” says Ehrlich. The list of superstar singers includes Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban and many more. Ehrlich also gave his own memories of watching the ’68 Comeback Special live. “I was

a fan from the beginning, [but] when he stopped having hit records, in the ’60s, and just made movies, I dumped him, you know? The Beatles came along, the Stones came along. Music changed. But when you first see him onstage in the ’68 show, my God, it’s amazing. It’s this presence. From the first moment, it’s electric. This was the peak vocally, and he just looked incredible [in his] black leather jacket.” The hardest part of the 1968 special to re-create was the style of filming used, called “in the round,” where cameras move around the stage. “In 1968, they made a very conscious effort to hide the cameras. We don’t do that much anymore. People are so used to seeing these things that when you watch a concert show on television or even on some of the awards shows, you’re conscious of the cameras.” This style of filming also encourages a stronger bond with the audience. “The few hundred people that were lucky enough to come to it when we shot it walked out saying they had never seen anything quite like this. … I don’t care if you’re watching it on your phone or on an 85-inch screen, if you’re watching music, you only see it from the front. With this show, because it’s 360 degrees, because it is in the round, you really feel like you’re a part of it. You really feel as though you are there.”

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Ed Sheeran

John Legend

Josh Groban

Carrie Underwood

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WHAT’S NEW

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Whiskey Cavalier

Former Scandal star Scott Foley leads this witty and action-packed dramedy as an FBI agent — code name “Whiskey Cavalier” — who enters into an uneasy partnership with the badass CIA operative “Fiery Tribune” (The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan). Once they learn to put their differences aside, this unlikely duo must work together to save the world — and each other. Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams and Vir Das also star as members of their interagency team of misfit spies. Premieres on ABC Feb. 27 (sneak preview after the Oscars Feb. 24)

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The World’s Best

Premiering after coverage of Super Bowl LIII, this 10-episode talent competition series features entertainment acts of all kinds from every corner of the world. The performers not only have to impress the celebrity judges, but they also have to break through the “wall of the world” — an international panel of 50 experts from all areas of showbiz — on their quest to be the best. James Corden hosts, and Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Premieres on CBS Feb. 3 Hill are the American judges.

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WHAT’S NEW

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The Enemy Within

In this spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history and serving life in a Supermax prison. With nowhere else to turn, FBI agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. Premieres on NBC Feb. 25

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Miracle Workers: © 2018 Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Dan Winters.

Simon Rich adapts his book What in God’s Name into this funny “heaven-set workplace comedy” that turns the perception of heaven on its head while making the case that humans are worth saving. Heaven Inc. is a company run by a God (Steve Buscemi) who has become disengaged with humanity and is ready to give up on Earth for new pursuits. To prevent Earth’s destruction, two angels (Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan) will need to answer a seemingly impossible prayer: helping two humans fall in love. Premieres on TBS Feb. 12

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Miracle Workers


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Proven Innocent

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Proven Innocent: Kelsey Grammer: © 2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.

Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You: © 2018 Lifetime. Credit: Kelly Gardner.

In this new legal procedural, Kelsey Grammer plays a possibly corrupt state’s attorney who faces off against Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) and a team of lawyers who are determined to right the wrongs in cases where the innocent have Premieres on FOX Feb. 15 been found guilty.

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Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You

Australian singer, songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem stars as her idol Olivia Newton-John in a touching biopic that celebrates the Grease star’s life and career. Goodrem re-recorded many of her idol’s classic hits for the film and shares, “I wanted to record Olivia’s songs in a way that felt true to the original songs and not over-sing it. And that’s actually how I approached the biopic, too. I didn’t want to try and be Olivia Newton-John. Olivia is Olivia, and I didn’t want to change the feel of the songs because Olivia put the essence of her spirit into them and, while they were entrusted to my hands, they belong to many hearts around the world.” Premieres on Lifetime Feb. 16 11


RETURNING FAVORITES

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Ride With Norman Reedus

The Season 3 premiere of the free-wheeling travel series finds Norman Reedus enjoying England with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln and Ian Anderson. “Jeff and I rode to Stonehenge from London after I’d visited Buckingham Palace and met all the beefeaters. There’s a whole group of beefeaters that ride motorcycles. They’re called the Beefeaters Motorcycle Club. We went to Stonehenge, and then we went up to meet Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who’s Premieres on AMC Feb. 10 Andy’s father-in-law.”

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The back half of Season 9 finds the survivors facing a new threat: the Whisperers, who disguise themselves in the flesh of the dead. “It’s a whole other ballgame right now,” says series star Norman Reedus. “The bad guys that we have coming now are just the scariest bad guys we’ve had on this show in forever.” Reedus shares that the series has enjoyed an emotional renaissance under new showrunner Angela Kang, saying, “We’re making the show we want to make again.” Premieres on AMC Feb. 10

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The Walking Dead


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ON DEMAND

A Star Is Born (Drama) Jackson Maine is an aging singer struggling with demons. When he meets a young singer, he ďŹ nds that she helps him refocus his life as he helps her succeed in her own life. But can she save him from his downward spiral and ascend to stardom simultaneously? Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott (R, 2:16) Premieres Feb. 19 14


The Grinch (Comedy) He’s a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Watch as the Grinch plots to steal Christmas from the inhabitants of Whoville in the classic story told with animated fun. Voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury (PG, 1:26) Premieres Feb. 5

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February NEW RELEASES

Bohemian Rhapsody

Ralph Breaks the Internet

(Drama) A celebration of all things Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and left his mark. Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy (PG-13, 2:14) Premieres Feb. 12

(Comedy) Six years after Ralph saved the arcade, he must join with Vanellope once again to travel into the internet to save the day. Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot (PG, Premieres Feb. 26 1:52)

WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH PREMIERES

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Adam’s Testament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 An Affair To Die For . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 Braid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 Piercing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 Suburban Coven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 Then Came You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 The Unicorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 Painkillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/4 After Auschwitz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Anywhere With You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Backfire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 A Boy Called Sailboat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Cradles For Cash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 The Girl In The Spider’s Web. . . . . . . . .2/5 The Golem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 The Grinch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Like Arrows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Lu Over The Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Mermaid: Lake Of The Dead . . . . . . . . .2/5 Pimped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5

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Point Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 A Private War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 The Saint Bernard Syndicate. . . . . . . . .2/5 Searching For Ingmar Bergman. . . . . .2/5 Sesame Street: Celebrate Family . . . . .2/5 The Sisters Brothers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Weed The People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Widows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/5 Beneath The Leaves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 Berlin, I Love You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 Darkness Visible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 The Final Wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 The Isle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 My Online Valentine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 St. Agatha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 Untogether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/8 Funny Cow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/11 One Million American Dreams . . . . . . 2/11 Anna And The Apocalypse . . . . . . . . . 2/12 At Eternity’s Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12

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The Axiom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Bohemian Rhapsody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Broken Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 The Front Runner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 The Happy Prince . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Maria By Callas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Nobody’s Fool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Pinsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Shoplifters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 Tall Tales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12 The World Before Your Feet . . . . . . . . 2/12 The Lears. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/15 Can You Ever Forgive Me? . . . . . . . . . . 2/19 Robin Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/19 A Star Is Born. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/19 Free Solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/26 The Possession Of Hannah Grace . . 2/26 Ralph Breaks The Internet . . . . . . . . . 2/26

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February NEW RELEASES

The Possession of The Girl in the Hannah Grace Spider’s Web (Horror) The graveyard shift at a hospital morgue is spooky enough, but when the body of a young woman who passed away in the middle of an exorcism is brought in, things get even more bizarre. Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson (R, 1:26) Premieres Feb. 26

(Action) Vigilante hacker Lisbeth Salander is caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals, corrupt government officials and much more when a job goes wrong. Based on the international bestseller. Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield (R, 1:57) Premieres Feb. 5

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Widows (Drama) Four women are left with a mountain of debt incurred by their dead husbands’ criminal activity. These strong women decide to join together to take their future into their own hands on their own terms. Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki (R, 2:09) Premieres Feb. 5

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(Comedy) Someone has been catfishing Tanya’s sister, and Tanya, now that she has been released from jail, has her sister’s back. They are about to get to the bottom of things while having fun along the way. Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick (R, 1:50) Premieres Feb. 12

(Adventure) The Sisters brothers are good at what they do, and what they do is kill people. They are currently after a gold prospector in Oregon in the 1850s but are dodging bullets of their own. John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal Premieres Feb. 5 (R, 2:01)

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PREMIUMS

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Wade Wilson returns along with his alter ego as our favorite R-rated superhero, Deadpool. He’ll battle the evil villain Cable alongside a team of superheroes who more closely resemble the inhabitants of the Island of Misfit Toys. Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin (R) Premieres on HBO Feb. 16

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver This Primetime Emmy Award-winning satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events begins its sixth season. (TV-MA) Premieres on HBO Feb. 17

Breaking In Shaun Russell is a woman who will not go quietly into the night. During a home invasion, she decides to fight back to protect herself and her family. Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral (PG-13) Premieres on HBO Feb. 23

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This award-winning documentary explores the life, lessons and legacy of the iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers. (PG-13) Premieres on HBO Feb. 9

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February

7 Days in Entebbe

This film tells the story of Mary Shelley’s first love and her romance with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write Frankenstein. Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Tom Sturridge (PG-13) Premieres on Showtime Feb. 1

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, which led to one of the most daring rescue missions ever attempted. Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan (PG-13) Premieres on Showtime Feb. 2

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me

A Kid Like Jake

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Mary Shelley

This documentary explores the untold story of legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, who was poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time until a tragic accident at age 31 changed his life forever. (TV-MA) Premieres on Showtime Feb. 8

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A Brooklyn couple struggle with the realization that their 4-year-old son may be transgender. Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer (R) Premieres on Showtime Feb. 15

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Boundaries

This documentary tells the story of the legendary Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicles his decades spent procuring “dates” for the stars of old Hollywood, with gay men being his biggest clients. (TV-MA) Premieres on Starz Feb. 11

Classic-video-game fans will love this animated story about a video-game villain whose quest to become a hero throws the whole arcade where he lives into chaos. Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer (PG) Premieres on Starz Feb. 16

A Happening of Monumental Proportions Judy Greer’s directorial debut intertwines stories of students, parents and teachers on a very rough Career Day. Common, Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney (R) Premieres on Starz Feb. 21

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Wreck-It Ralph: © 2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing father Jack on a West Coast road trip after he is kicked out of his nursing home. Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall (R) Premieres on Starz Feb. 1

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A billionaire offers a paralyzed man a way to upgrade his body, giving him a chance to claim vengeance on those who left him this way. Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson (R) Premieres on Cinemax Feb. 1

Barry Seal is a commercial pilot. When the CIA comes calling, he gets a chance to take his flying skills to another level as he begins working for different government agencies. Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright (R) Premieres on Cinemax Feb. 8

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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An evil clown is terrorizing the town of Derry, and it is up to a group of seven kids to fight back. Based on the Stephen King novel. Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard (R) Premieres on Cinemax Feb. 15

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The world is held hostage, and the Kingsman headquarters have been destroyed. When the Kingsman discovers an allied spy organization in the U.S., they team up to save the world. Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton (R) Premieres on Cinemax Feb. 22

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Always a Witch Russian Doll

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One Day at a Time The Dragon Season 3 Prince

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