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ROOTS: THE NEXT GEN­ER­A­TIONS SUN­DANCE, 5 ET/PT Sun­dance com­pletes its Black His­tory Month salute to Roots with the fi­nal chap­ters of its 1979 se­quel, Roots: The Next Gen­era

tions. Al Freeman Jr., Paul Win­field and Ruby Dee picked up Emmy nom­i­na­tions for this Emmy-win­ning minis­eries, which boasts a cast in­clud­ing Henry Fonda, Richard Thomas, Olivia de Hav­il­land, Ge­org Stan­ford Brown, Beah Richards, Deb­bie Allen, Bar­bara Bar­rie, Di­a­hann Car­roll, Robert Culp, James Daly, Ossie Davis, Pam Grier, Dina Mer­rill, Roo­sevelt Grier, Andy Grif­fith, Brock Peters, Nor­man Fell, Rafer John­son, Harry Mor­gan, Greg Mor­ris, Car­men McRae, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bobby Short, Telma Hop­kins, Kim Fields, Ger­ald McRaney, Do­rian Hare­wood and, as Alex Ha­ley, James Earl Jones. The only act­ing Emmy, how­ever, went to Mar­lon Brando in his first (and last) TV role since 1955.

NEW GIRL FOX, 8 ET/PT Wor­ried that the kids don’t think she’s a cool prin­ci­pal, Jess brings Nick and “The Pep­per­wood Chron­i­cles” to school to help bur­nish her im­age. Deep down, surely even Jess knows that’s not go­ing to turn out well.

THE REAL O’NEALS ABC, 8:30 ET/PT It’s a late, and sad, Valen­tine’s Day on O’Neals as Kenny strug­gles to get over his breakup with Brett. For con­so­la­tion, he goes with Jimmy and Pat to their Lonely Hearts happy hour, and then an­noys them by do­ing bet­ter with the ladies than they do.

RICHARD CARTWRIGHT, ABC

Jimmy (Matthew Shively) and Shannon (Bebe Wood) don’t want to hear it.

RAY MICKSHAW, FOX

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) looks for an “in” with the cool kids.

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