What to Watch on Saturday: NBC debuts funny and sweet ‘About a Boy’ sitcom
02/22/2014 6:00 AM
02/20/2014 3:47 PM
About a Boy (11:07pm, NBC) - Right after tonight’s primetime Olympics coverage, NBC debuts (commercial free!) the pilot of a great new sitcom based on the Nicky Hornby novel (there was also a pretty good Hugh Grant movie). It stars David Walton, who is so great in everything and long, long overdue for a hit, and Minnie Driver. The young boy is played by Benjamin Stockham and he’s fantastic. Al Madrigal is also terrific as Walton’s best friend. Please watch this. I beg you. You’ve got me begging! “About a Boy” moves to its normal timeslot this Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Also on tonight . . .
Status: Unknown (8pm, Lifetime) - In this new Lifetime movie, a woman reconnects with a friend from high school at a class reunion and goes searching for her when she suddenly disappears a year later.
2014 Winter Olympics (8pm, NBC) - NBC’s primetime coverage continues. Tonight: Men’s Alpine skiing, the figure skating gala, men’s snowboarding, four-man bobsled and speedskating (men and women). NBC will continue their winter sport coverage through the early morning Sunday. They’re broadcasting at various times 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.
Ripper Street (9pm, BBC America) - Season 2 begins with a sergeant from a neighboring police division being thrown from a Whitechapel tenement window. Reid’s investigation leads him to Chinatown, where evidence of a new and devastatingly powerful opiate is discovered.
Treehouse Masters (9pm, Discovery) - A recording studio’s addition is built in a group of cedar trees near Seattle, and fathers cork walls and a picture window overlooking a stream. Later, the space is christened by a Grammy-winning singer.
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