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February TV Calendar

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The following list provides the dates of the returning major and cable network dramas, the new dramas that will air major and cable networks as well as online and the made-for-TV movies that will air during February:

February 1 – The 100 will return for its fourth season on The CW at 9 PM

February 1 – The Expanse will be back for its second season on Syfy with back-to-back episodes at 10 PM

February 2 – The debut of the small screen adaptation of Training Day will air on CBS at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Detective Frank Rourke (film actor Bill Paxton) is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals, and one of the finest investigators the department has ever produced. But, when the LAPD brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, they assign Kyle Craig (relative newcomer Justin Cornwell), a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. The members of Frank’s loyal team include Rebecca Lee (Katrina Law from Arrow), a formidable officer with killer aim and a dark past, and Tommy Campbell (Drew Van Acker from Pretty Little Liars and Devious Maids), a former pro surfer who follows Frank’s orders without hesitation. The team’s cases find Frank and Kyle often crossing paths with Detective Valeria Chavez (Christina Vidal from Code Black), one of the LAPD’s top investigators. Providing Frank with intel is his girlfriend, Holly Butler (Julie Benz from Dexter and Angel), a well-connected, unapologetic Hollywood madam. While LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste from Blindspot and Without a Trace) coolly puts Kyle in danger in her mission to take down Frank, Kyle’s schoolteacher wife, Alyse (Lex Scott Davis from the made-for-TV movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart), worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father, a cop, may be his undoing.

February 3 – The season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air on The CW at 9 PM

February 4 – The new Hallmark Channel movie Walking the Dog will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Rival lawyers battle each other in court as their respective dogs fall madly in love, bringing their guardians together at every turn until they reluctantly realize it may not just be the pups who are each other’s true Valentine. The cast includes Jennifer Finnigan (Tyrant) and Sam Page (Switched at Birth).

February 5 – The first part of the debut of 24: Legacy will air on FOX at approximately 10 PM after the Super Bowl

Show Synopsis: This version of the series chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. The cast includes Miranda Otto (Homeland and The Lord of the Rings franchise) and Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue and The West Wing).

February 6 – The second part of the debut of 24: Legacy will air on FOX at 8 PM (this show’s time period premiere) followed by the new series APB that will debut at 9:01 PM

Show Synopsis (APB): This series focuses on sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption in the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department. Enter billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk from Tyrant and Weeds), who – after his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery and the killer remains at large – demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented deal to take charge of the troubled 13th District – and reboot it as a technically innovative police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before. With Gideon himself having created the department’s cutting-edge technology, this eccentric yet brilliant outsider challenges the city’s police force to rethink everything about the way they fight crime. The cast includes Natalie Martinez (Kingdom and Under the Dome), Caitlin Stasey (Reign), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Taylor Handley (Vegas and Southland) and Tamberla Perry (Boss).

February 8 – The small screen adaptation of the box office film Legion will debut on FX at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The series is about David Haller (Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Recreation), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller from Fargo). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.

February 10 – Reign will return for its final season on The CW at 9 PM

February 10 – The new Amazon series The Collection will debut online

Show Synopsis: The series is a gripping family saga where scandal and betrayal plague the Sabine family’s relentless pursuit of success. Set in a post-war Parisian fashion house, the Sabines have been tasked with restoring the city’s supremacy as the haute couture capital. The series explores the grit behind the glamour of a rising business run by two clashing brothers. Paul (Richard Coyle from Coupling and Crossbones), is the face and the business sense while Claude (Tom Riley from Da Vinci’s Demons), is the creative genius. They’re nothing without each other but their rivalry, deception and the hateful bargains they made to survive the Nazi occupation could threaten to topple this “first family” of fashion’s empire at any moment. The season explores the constant question, will their tenuous relationship and the ghosts of their past destroy their meteoric success? The cast includes Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, MD and The Good Wife) and Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter franchise and Outlander).

February 11 – The new Lifetime movie Britney Ever After will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Australian actress Natasha Bassett will play Britney Spears in this made-for-TV movie that dramatizes the tumultuous story of the pop icon’s rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual resurrection, which firmly secured her status as one of the world’s most enduring entertainers.

February 11 – The Hallmark Channel movie A Dash Of Love will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When an aspiring chef lands an assistant job at her idol’s restaurant, she’s convinced her big break is just around the corner. After a rocky start, she befriends the handsome executive chef and they begin bonding in the kitchen. But her joy is short lived when she discovers her idol’s stealing her recipes and fires them both to protect her secret. Together, they set out to create their own pop up restaurant and discover the most important ingredient is love. The film stars Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives) and Brendan Penny (Chesapeake Shores and Motive).

February 12 – The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS at 8 PM

February 12 – The Walking Dead will return with its mid-season premiere on AMC at 9 PM

February 12 – The Starz series The Missing will return for its second season at 8 PM

February 12 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie An Uncommon Grace will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Grace Connor, a military nurse formerly stationed in Afghanistan, hopes that moving to a farm in rural Ohio will help her recover from the ravages of war. Levi Troyer finds his pacifist beliefs challenged when he discovers his stepfather has been killed and his mother wounded by an unknown intruder. Levi and Grace are thrown together when she comes to his family’s rescue and saves his mother’s life. The cast includes Jes McCallan (Mistresses), Sean Faris (Cedar Cove) and veteran actress Kelly McGillis.

February 12 – While You Were Dating is the latest Hallmark Channel movie that will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A divorced couple meet online and end up going on a blind date together. After an awkward reunion, they decide to set each other up with their friends, but old habits never quite die. The film includes William Baldwin (Backdraft) and Stefanie von Pfetten (Cracked).

February 13 – The second season of Humans will return to AMC at 10 PM

February 14 – The Hallmark Channel movie Love At First Glance will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A young woman’s hope for an engagement is upended unexpectedly when her fiancé tells her he is looking for someone more adventurous. On her train ride home, she finds herself trading glances with a handsome stranger who, as he exits the train, leaves his phone behind. As she endeavors to return the phone, she finds herself on a journey of self-discovery. The cast includes Amy Smart (Justified and Shameless) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage).

February 15 – The new CBS drama Doubt will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Katherine Heigl stars as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale from The Good Wife and Bloodline), an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. The cast includes Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan), Dulé Hill (Psych), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Dreama Walker (The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU) and Kobi Libii (Madam Secretary, Jessica Jones).

February 18 – The new Hallmark Channel movie Love Blossoms will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Perfumer Violet (Shantel VanSanten from The Shooter) is desperate to formulate her late father’s unfinished signature scent. Under great pressure to finish by Valentine’s Day, Violet hires an inexperienced botanist (Victor Webster from Continuum) with an uncanny ability to identify scents. It’s not long before their professional relationship turns romantic, threatening their deadline and feelings for each other.

February 19 – The new CBS All Access series The Good Fight will debut at 8 PM

Show Synopsis: An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski from The Good Wife) savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. The cast includes stage star Bernadette Peters, film star Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel (Justified), Justin Bartha (The Hangover franchise) and Paul Guifoyle (CSI).

February 19 – The new HBO limited series Big Little Lies will debut at 9 PM

Limited Series Synopsis: Based on Liane Moriarty’s best-selling book of the same name, the series is a subversive, darkly comedic drama that tells the tale of three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The cast includes film stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley as well as Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Zoe Kravitz (the Divergent franchise), James Tupper (Revenge and Aftermath) and Jeffrey Nordling (Arrow and Body of Proof).

February 19 – Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground is the latest movie from the franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries debuting at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans handyman and blues singer-songwriter, Gabe Recolte was left homeless before he had the chance to express his love for club owner Hattie. Oliver and his team retrieve Gabe’s love letter years later and face challenges in solving the mystery. The franchise stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson.

February 19 – The second season of Billions will premiere on Showtime at 10 PM

February 19 – When Calls the Heart will be back with its fourth season on Hallmark Channel at 9 PM

February 20 – The fifth and final season of Bates Motel will air on A&E at 10 PM

February 20 – The season finale of the new NBC drama Timeless will air at 10 PM

February 22 – Major Crimes will be back for the remainder of its fifth season on TNT at 9 PM

February 23 – The spin-off series The Blacklist: Redemption will debut on NBC at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The world’s most elusive criminals from Raymond “Red” Reddington’s infamous list come together to form an elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world. Seeking redemption for their past transgressions, this new group solves problems governments don’t dare touch. Blacklist undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins the team’s brilliant and cunning chief, Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen), as well as lethal assassin and Tom’s nemesis Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi), as they aim to be a force for good and right dangerous wrongs. Along with highly skilled members Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress) and hacker Dumont (Adrian Martinez), they will undertake seemingly impossible missions – all in the hopes of repairing their damaged souls.

February 23 – The new CMT series Sun Records will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Set in Memphis and inspired by true events, the series will focus on a chance meeting in December 4, 1956 by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins who stumbled into an impromptu jam session that turned out to be a seminal moment in modern music history. The cast includes Kevin Fonteyne (Melissa & Joey) as Johnny Cash; newcomer Drake Milligan as Elvis Presley; Christian Lees (the British sitcom Parents) as Jerry Lee Lewis and Dustin Ingram (Lab Rats and True Blood) as Carl Perkins. One Tree Hill alum Chad Michael Murray will star as the legendary Sam Phillips and Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) as the one and only Colonel Tom Parker.

February 24 – The new Amazon series Patriot will debut online today

Show Synopsis: The show follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman from Wonderland) whose latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, which requires him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover” – that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. The cast includes Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show), Michael Chernus (Manhattan Project) and Kathleen Munroe (Call Me Fitz and Resurrection).

February 26 – The 89th Annual Academy Awards will air on ABC at 8:30 PM (check local listings for airtime)

February 27 – The small screen adaptation of Taken will debut on NBC at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The series follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen from Vikings) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills. In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we’ve come to love from the “Taken” films. The cast includes Brooklyn Sudano (My Wife and Kids), Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights and Aquarius), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Michael Irby (The Unit) and Monique Curnen (The Following).

Mark your calendars!

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the limited-run returns of Prison Break and 24: Legacy as well as the debuts of Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.