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February 9, 2014

What to Watch on Sunday: CBS celebrates a big Beatles anniversary

CBS celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with three and a half hours of programming, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles (8pm, CBS) - A celebration of the Beatles’ 50th anniversary appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” includes top artists covering the songs the Fab Four performed that night, as well as some other Beatles hits. Performances from: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Joe Walsh, Pharrell Williams, Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, Annie Lennox and Dhani Harrison. Includes archival footage of the historic 1964 broadcast. CBS is also planning a live show starting at 6:30 p.m. from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, hosted and moderated by Anthony Mason.

2014 Winter Olympics (8 pm, NBC) - NBC’s primetime coverage continues. Tonight: medals awarded in figure skating and ice dancing. Also, downhill Alpine skiing, the men’s ski jump and more. NBC will continue their winter sport coverage through Feb. 23 on NBC, NBC-Sports, USA, MSNBC and CNBC. What you see in prime time will have been taped earlier, but all of the competitions will also be live-streamed on nbcolympics.com. For a full schedule, go to nbcolympics.com/tv-listings.

Downton Abbey (9pm, UNC-TV) - Robert and Thomas leave on an unexpected trip, while Mary and Blake bond over pigs. Also, Green (gah!) returns to Downton with Gillingham.

The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - The season resumes with Rick dealing with old wounds while members of the prison try to accept their new environment.

True Detective (9pm, HBO) - A series of dangerous leads are followed by Hart and Cohle to find prime suspect Eddie Ledoux.

Shameless (9pm, Showtime) - Fiona’s series of bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Meanwhile, Frank and Sammi pursue a cure for Frank’s liver trouble and try to catch up on missed father-daughter time.

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