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Viewers' Guide: Valentine's Day TV Episodes, Marathons, and Specials

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BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN, black-ish, BOB'S BURGERS

It’s time again for the big V-D: Valentine’s Day — the holiday everyone loves (or loves to hate).

But whether you’re filling out Valentine’s cards and gorging on chocolate or pretending February 14 is just another day of the year, the TV landscape is full of fun, lovey-dovey episodes, marathons, and specials intended to make your heart swell three sizes.


Special EpisodesBLACK-ISH – “The Name Game” (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

Cutthroat Kitchen — “Valentine’s Day Massacre,” Feb. 8, 8 p.m. ET on Food Network
Speechless — “V-A-L– VALENTINE’S D-A– DAY,” Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Cooks vs. Cons — “Tarts and Hearts,” Feb. 8, 9 p.m. ET on Food Network
Modern Family — “Do You Believe in Magic,” Feb. 8, 9 p.m. ET on ABC
Black-ish — “The Name Game,” Feb. 8, 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC

Ben Feldman, America Ferrera in Superstore (Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)

Superstore — “Valentine’s Day,” Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ET on NBC
Life in Pieces — “Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace,” Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Bob’s Burgers — “Bob Actually,” Feb. 12, 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox

BOB'S BURGERS (Fox)

Man With a Plan — “Valentine’s Day,” Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS
New Girl — “Operation: Bobcat,” Feb. 14, 8 p.m. ET on Fox
American Housewife — “Time for Love,” Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC


 Marathons

The Golden Girls (Buena Vista Television)

Rom-Com marathon, Freeform
Settle in for a romantic-comedy fest on Freeform Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12, with Save the Last Dance, Hitch, Life as We Know It, Grease, What’s Your Number?, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Notebook, and the Twilight Saga movies.

The Golden Girls, TV Land
TV Land is running a marathon Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET, made up entirely of romantic Golden Girls episodes, including “Love Me Tender,” “Valentine’s Day” and “Dancing in the Dark.”

The Walking Dead - Rick & Michonne kiss (AMC)

The Walking Dead, AMC
If you like your Valentines bloody, look no further than AMC’s Walking Dead seasons 5-7 marathon, beginning Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 a.m. ET and running until the season 7b premiere Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, followed by the return of Talking Dead at 10 p.m.

Gilmore Girls, UP
Looking to binge the most romantic Gilmore Girls episodes? UP has you covered on Sunday, Feb. 12 beginning at 11 a.m. Highlights include “That Damn Donna Reed,” “Luke Can See Her Face,” and “A Vineyard Valentine.”

Kids programming, PBS
On the big day itself, Feb. 14, PBS is running a marathon of the best Valentine’s episodes of Nature Cat, Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, The Cat in the Hat, Splash and Bubbles, Sesame Street, and Peg Plus Cat. The fun kicks off at 8 a.m. ET.


SPECIALS
Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special (Brandon Hickman/Netflix)

Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special — This special, in the vein of A Very Murray Christmas, is an all-star variety special designed to “get people in the mood to make love.” Guest stars include Eric Andre, Fred Armisen, Randall Park, Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Michael Sheen, Sarah Silverman, and Casey Wilson; premiered Feb. 7 on Netflix. (Read also:
5 Reasons to Love Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special“)

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown — The 13th animated television special based on the Peanuts comics, this feel-good special has been broadcast annually since its debut in 1975; airs Feb. 10, 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN (United Feature Syndicate Inc.)

A Very Soul Train Valentine’s Day 2017 — Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some of the most memorable performances in Soul Train history; airs Feb. 11, 6 p.m. ET on BET.

Nickelodeon’s Not So Valentine’s Special — A fun one for the kids. When Nickelodeon stars are invited to Cupid headquarters, they discover an evil plan to destroy Valentine’s Day; airs Feb. 12, 7 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.

Valentine’s Day — An airing of the 2010 rom-com starring Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Julia Roberts, and Taylor Swift (among many others); airs Feb. 13, 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Bob Odenkirk in Girlfriend's Day (Robb Rosenfeld/Netflix)

Girlfriend’s Day — A Netflix original feature film about a greeting card writer (Bob Odenkirk) and one of his biggest fans (Amber Tamblyn); launches Feb. 14, Netflix.

The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre — A special on the 1929 gang war in Chicago that culminated in Al Capone’s gang killing seven members of Bugs Moran’s gang on Valentine’s Day; airs Feb. 14, 8 a.m. on History.

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