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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.


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


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

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