What Else is On? January 29 – February 4, 2014

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (Photo: BBC America)
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (Photo: BBC America)

This week’s television will be super, from the origins of James Bond, the universe, and the Kitten Bowl. Here’s what else is on.

Wednesday, January 29

BBC America has a new dramatic retelling of the origins of 007 in the series Fleming: the Man Who Would be Bond. Dominic Cooper plays Ian Fleming, the author behind the secret agent. The action will begin during Fleming’s stint as a naval intelligence officer. The show starts at 10pm.

PBS has a new documentary of everyone’s favorite super-genius science guy Stephen Hawking. The doc will feature interviews with the man and those who know him best. It is scheduled for 10pm, but check your local listings.

Saturday, February 1

Saturday Night Live will say farewell to head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers, who will be heading over to Late Night later in February. Meyers has been with SNL since 2001, moving up the ranks to the Weekend Update desk in 2006, where he has served the longest of any anchor. Melissa McCarthy and Imagine Dragons will be on-hand to say farewell starting at 11:30pm.

Sunday, February 2

It’s the top television day of the year, as the Fish Bowl on National Geographic takes the world by storm. Or the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark. Or the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. And there’s something called the Super Bowl, which may or may not be totes adorbs. Following the big game on Fox will be episodes of New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Monday, February 3

The long-awaited Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades tournament will kick off this week. This tournament is a multi-part affair: 15 contestants from the 1980s will play this week, with the winners of each match advancing to the main event in May. In March, players from the 1990s and the 2000s will each have their own week of qualifying. All I have to say is they better bring back the theme song from the 1980s version for this week’s episodes. Check your local listings for time and station.

Tuesday, February 4

No more second chances y’all: it’s time for The Biggest Loser to finally end this season. The final three1 will weigh-in one last time to see who earns the $250,000 prize. The other 12 contestants from this season will also weigh-in to win the at-home prize. The results will be revealed live at 9pm.

  1. No spoilers: read Clare’s rundown here.  

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