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TV Guide Magazine February 1, 2021

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TV Guide Magazine tells you what’s worth watching. With its unparalleled access and authority, it's the only publication devoted exclusively to television. It includes celebrity interviews, in-depth previews, sneak peeks and authoritative reviews from critic Matt Roush.

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26 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS: While Americans might have spent the recent holidays traveling a lot less than usual, we certainly tried to make up for it by reaching out to family and friends via the post office. We sent out a record 1.1 billion packages and gifts! But this inundation of mail, combined with COVID-19 infections, really slammed the post office and resulted in bottlenecks and delays, which unfortunately also included late deliveries of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE. We here at TVGM are reading all your letters about late-arriving issues and appreciate your patience as we work with our partners to get you these issues on time. We’d also like to thank all the essential workers—everyone at the post office and the printing plants, the truck drivers and the grocery and drugstore…

1 min.
your feedback

EXTRA GREAT As a big fan of the original All Creatures Great and Small years ago, I eagerly anticipated the new version on PBS. It did not disappoint: lovely beginning of the story when James first gets the job, spectacular Yorkshire landscape and scenery, charming village of Dar-rowby, great cast and, of course, it was so wonderful to see Diana Rigg once more. All in all, it was a welcome return of the beloved series. Thank you, Masterpiece. —Christine BIG THANKS I wanted to thank you as a 30-year postal employee and a longtime subscriber for your note in the recent issue. We have been hit hard with packages and are not immune to COVID-19, and I really appreciate you recognizing that. We are all doing our best, working hard and…

3 min.
ask matt

I really wanted to like Fox’s Call Me Kat. It has a great cast and a good premise. However, the constant asides and winks to the audience quickly became unbearable to watch. What are the odds they will revamp the show to change this? —Ken MATT ROUSH: Not very likely, unless they decide to distance the show further from its source material, the British comedy Miranda (which originally aired from 2009 to 2013). That series also frequently broke the fourth wall for its brilliant star and creator, Miranda Hart, to joke with the audience, and featured the cast waving at the end as well. My mailbag has been pretty evenly split between viewers who enjoy the new version and those who deplore it. “EPIC FAIL,” wrote Christine, a Miranda fan, of this…

1 min.
smart watch

If you have a half hour, watch this comedy On The Conners, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf)—a Jeopardy! superfan—has her heart set on being a contestant on the game show. Raise your potent potable to her: She makes it to the auditions! Wednesday, Feb. 3, 9/8c, ABC If you have an hour and a half, watch this doc She was the queen of pop music, but in 2007–08, she crashed hard. The documentary The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears tracks her rise and fall. Friday, Feb. 5, 10/9c, FX If you have a free evening, watch this movie Three Oscar winners! In The Little Things, Denzel Washington (as a county sheriff’s deputy) and Rami Malek (LAPD) track a serial killer. As the prime suspect, Jared Leto relishes toying with them. HBO Max If you have a…

1 min.
the show we’re talking about in the office

Good dramas keep us guessing. As the giddily dark Prodigal Son (Tuesdays, 9/8c, Fox) continues its second season, we’ve got more to ponder than NYPD consultant Malcolm Bright’s (Tom Payne) volatile future. We also get to debate the escape plan his serial killer father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen, below), is hatching! One exciting development: Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones joins the show March 2 as Claremont Psychiatric Hospital MD Vivian Capshaw. Will brilliant, manipulative Martin, who will be assigned to infirmary duty, charm her? We can’t wait to see. JORDIN ALTHAUS/FOX; PHIL CARUSO/FOX…

1 min.
for the record

PREMIERES The Investigation Feb. 1, 10/9c, HBO NEW Home Again With the Fords Feb. 2, 9/8c, HGTV NEW Summer House Feb. 4, 9/8c, Bravo Impractical Jokers Feb. 4, 10/9c, truTV Fast Foodies Feb. 4, 10:30/9:30c, truTV NEW The Snoopy Show Feb. 5, Apple TV+ NEW The Equalizer Feb. 7, after Super Bowl LV, CBS NEW Black Lightning Feb. 8, 9/8c, The CW The Food That Built America Feb. 9, 10/9c, History Tough as Nails Feb. 10, 8/7c, CBS Clarice Feb. 11, 10/9c, CBS NEW Cherries Wild Feb. 14, 7/6c, Fox NEW American Idol Feb. 14, 8/7c, ABC Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham Feb. 14, 9/8c, Starz NEW RENEWALS Queen Sugar OWN Saved by the Bell Peacock Snowpiercer TNT CANCELLATIONS Animal Kingdom TNT (after a final sixth season) Insecure HBO (after a final fifth season) The Pack Prime Video Peaky Blinders Netflix (after a final sixth season) THE BIG NUMBER 70 The…