Monday: Grammys, ’11.23.63,’ ‘Saul’

GrammyPerformances are the main point of The 58th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS, 8 p.m.), where Taylor Swift opens, Lady Gaga honors David Bowie and the surviving Eagles perform in honor of Glenn Frey. Host for life LL Cool J hosts the event where other performances include Adele, Demi Lovato, Alabama Shakes and the cast of “Hamilton.” Loss will be a theme of the event where Earth Wind & Fire and Jefferson Airplane will receive lifetime achievement awards. Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees with 11; Swift is close behind with seven.

As for the fashion, E! covers the red carpet beginning at 4 p.m.; CBS joins in at 7 p.m. E! returns to cover the after parties at 11:30 p.m.

The biggest drama yet from Hulu comes in a miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s novel pondering time travel to prevent the JFK assassination, “11.22.63” (Hulu, streaming). J.J. Abrams is among the producers; James Franco takes the title role as a teacher encouraged by a weird friend (Chris Cooper) to take the jump back to 1960 and see what he can do. Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight and Cherry Jones are also part of the cast of the eight-part series.

When it began a year ago, nobody knew if it would be a worthy spin-off from the great “Breaking Bad.” But the first season of “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 10 p.m.) acquitted itself as being a prequel that stood on its own for good storytelling, with a good star turn for Bob Odenkirk. And now the second season starts with great anticipation as the struggling lawyer Jimmy McGill continues his transition to the shadier Saul Goodman.

The 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (CNBC, 8 p.m.) begins at Madison Square Garden, with hound, toy, nonsport and herding groups judged tonight. Mary Carillo and David Frei host.

After the two hour special Sunday, anyone have the appetite for another two hours of “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.)?

Is there a new generation of investigators on “The X-Files” (Fox, 8 p.m.)? Lauren Ambrose and Robbie Amell join the investigation of an art gallery bombing.

The third and final season of “Bitten” (Syfy, 11 p.m.) begins.

Beverly Jonson’s suit against Bill Cosby is covered on “Vanity Fair Confidential” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

The shock about the sharp “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) is that it’s just on weekly. So its second episode is on tonight.

Turner Classic Movies’ 15th day in its 31 Days of Oscar begins by marking Presidents’ Day with “Abe Lincoln in Illinois” (8 p.m.) and “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (10 p.m.), followed by “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (12:15 a.m.), “Stagecoach” (2:30 a.m.) and “The Adventures of Mark Twain” (4:15 a.m.).

Meals college hoops includes LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis (ESPNU, 1 p.m.), Oakland at Wright State (ESPNU, 5 p.m.), North Carolina State at Virginia (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Morgan State at Hampton (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Holy Cross at Lehigh (CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m.), Oklahoma State at Kansas (ESPN, 9 p.m.) and Arkansas Pine Bluff at Alcorn State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Davidson at Saint Louis (NBC Sports, noon), Belmont at Tennessee Martin (ESPNU, 3 p.m.), South Carolina at Tennessee (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and South Florida at Louisville (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

Hockey includes Detroit at Islanders (NHL, 1 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Allison Williams, Danai Guria, Rick Springfield. The View: Fred Savage, Francesco Bilotto. The Talk: LL Cool J, Jason Thompson. Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Hudson, Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy. Wendy Williams: Delaina Dixon, Christine Bibbo Herr. Meredith Vieira: Jillian Michaels, Jimmy Greene.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Craig Ferguson, Sen. Cory booker, Scott Waites. Jimmy Kimmel: David Spade, Derek Hough, Panic at the Sisqo. Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell, Christina Aguilera. Seth Meyers: Jason Sudeikis, Kelly Rohrbach, Matthew Heinemann. James Corden: Chelsea Handler, Jason Schwartzman. Carson Daly: Dominic Monathan, the Soft Moon, Nikki Glaser. Tavis Smiley: Robert Reich, Glen Hansard. Trevor Noah: Jerry Seinfeld (rerun). Larry Wilmore: Jena Friedman (rerun).

 

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