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What’s on TV this week: ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and the Grammys

Written by The Anand Market

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Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is vast. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, from January 29 to February. 4. Details and times are subject to change.

BAD ROMANCE 10 p.m. on ABC. In February 2023, Becky Bliefnick was murdered in her home and her ex-husband, Tim Bliefnick, was immediately the main person of interest. Evidence was found at home and online, but one of the scariest parts of the case was an appearance Tim made on “Family Feud” years earlier. The question she was asked didn’t seem unusual: “What’s the biggest mistake you made in your marriage?” Her response: “Honey, I love you, but I said, “I love you.” » This special edition of “20/20” takes a closer look at the case.

VANDER PUMP RULES 8 p.m. on Bravo. I’ll always choose “Below Deck” over anything else in the Bravo universe, but I can humbly admit that this season premiere will be one of the network’s biggest must-see moments all year. After “Scandoval” set the reality TV world alight, this is the first chance to reunite with Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix (minus Rachel Leviss, who left the show). With Madix heading to Broadway to play Roxie in “Chicago” and Tom Schwartz just completing a slight character redemption run in “Winter House,” I personally can’t wait to see more of the drama unfold.

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Naomi Watts and Tom Hollander in “Feud”.Credit…Effects

QUARREL 10 p.m. on FX. Ryan Murphy is back with another season of his anthology series. When the series debuted in 2017, it focused on a feud between actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis that exploded during the filming of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” This season, subtitled “Capote vs. the Swans,” focuses on the falling outs that writer Truman Capote had with New York socialites, including Ann Woodward, Babe Paley and CZ Guest.

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THE FARMER WANTS A WIFE 9 p.m. on Fox. The second season, hosted by singer and actress Jennifer Nettles, brings 32 “city girls” to the countryside to meet four single farmers in hopes of making a match. Look, it’s certainly unconventional (and might not be particularly successful), but I’ve read enough novels with the “big city girl moves to a small town and falls in love” trope that I be prepared to suspend my disbelief – for now.

TOWN OF KOKOMO 9 p.m. on Showtime. This documentary, which debuted in theaters this summer, follows the stories of four black and transgender sex workers in Georgia and New York. “One by one, the interviewees – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell and Dominique Silver – share candid stories of how they survive in a profession whose clients can quickly turn to violence,” Teo wrote Bugbee in his review for The New. York Times. The danger they may face became starkly evident when Koko Da Doll was fatally shot in April 2023, months before the documentary premiered at Sundance.

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Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in “How to Lose a Man in 10 Days.”Credit…Paramount Pictures

HOW TO LOSE A MAN IN 10 DAYS 9:15 p.m. on Freeform. Ah, I miss the golden age of romantic comedies! (Although I will say that “Anyone but You” gave me the same butterflies as a good 2000s romantic comedy). This one stars Matthew McConaughey as Ben Barry, who bets his friends that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Simultaneously, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) writes a column on how to convince a man to leave you in 10 days. Of course, their goals directly clash when they turn towards each other. Chaos (along with some lingering glances and light flirting, of course) ensues.

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Dua Lipa is set to perform at the 2024 Grammy Awards.Credit…Florion Goga/Reuters

THE GRAMMY AWARDS 8 p.m. on CBS. As someone who helps cover many award shows, I could argue that the Grammys are one of the most enjoyable to watch. For what? Because only a few prizes are awarded and there are many funny performances. This year, Billy Joel, Olivia Rodrigo and Luke Combs are set to perform, and Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish are doing double duty — both are set to perform and each is nominated for their respective songs in “Barbie.” SZA has the most nominations of the night (nine), all for her album “SOS.” Jon Batiste, Boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift each have six nominations.

CALM YOUR ENTHUSIASM 10 p.m. on HBO. After 11 seasons and a six-year hiatus, this series starring Larry David as a version of himself is airing its final season. “As ‘Curb’ comes to an end, I will now have the opportunity to finally shed this ‘Larry David’ persona and become the person God intended me to be – the caring, kind human being , thoughtful and thoughtful that I was until I got derailed while portraying this smart-ass character,” David said in a statement.