“Brick City” (8 p.m., Sundance). Season premiere. It’s like a real-life “The Wire.” The Peabody Award-winning documentary series is back for a second season following a variety of real people in Newark, N.J. They include the charismatic mayor and his efforts to revitalize the crumbling city; a gang member and father of three who’s facing jail time for attempted murder; the police chief who’s fighting both crime and political enemies; and a pair who start a nonprofit mentoring program. This will probably be the best thing you watch this week.
“How Beer Saved the World” (8 p.m., Discovery). Beer’s impact on the development of civilization. I would mock, but based on the fantastic recent docu-series behind the scenes at Dogfish Head Brewery, this should be pretty interesting.
“Masterpiece Classic: Dowton Abbey” (9 p.m., PBS). The conclusion of the four-part series, with the possibility of a new heir to the manor, Anna investigating Mr. Bates’ mysterious past and Thomas’ plan for starting a new life.
“Kennedys’ Home Movies” (9 p.m., TLC). Home movies and rare film footage reveal intimate moments with the Kennedy clan over the span of three generations. It ties in to the recent 50th anniversary of JFK’s inauguration.
Pointless games of the day
NHL All-Star Game (1 p.m., Versus). It’s not East vs. West or North America vs. Europe, but Team Staal vs. Team Lidstrom (the two stars picked sides, playground-style, on Friday). Expect a lot of scoring and little to no defense or hits.
Pro Bowl (4 p.m., Fox). The football game that no one in the NFL wants to play in. And sorry NFL, moving it up to a week before the Super Bowl doesn’t make it any more important.
Screen Actors Guild Awards (8 p.m., TBS). Who cares?
“The Lost Valentine” (9 p.m., CBS). A TV reporter (Jennifer Love Hewitt) learns lessons in love from a widow (Betty White) who hasn’t forgotten her husband lost in WWII. Sounds sappy enough to attract woodpeckers. Oh, here’s a shocker: It’s a Hallmark Hall of Fame production. I’d rather watch literally anything else.
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