What to Watch Weekend 2/7-9: Alice Walker on 'American Masters;' new episodes of 'Looking,' 'Girls'

This weekend catch all new episodes of American Masters, Black Sails, Downton Abbey, Shameless, Girls and Looking.

What to Watch: Friday, February 7

9:00pm: American Masters, PBS (1.5 hrs) NEW

The documentary Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth premieres. Walker was the first Black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple.  From her upbringing in cotton fields in Georgia to her strong voice in the Civil Rights movement, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth takes viewers into the life of a risk taker who changed society through her literature and advocacy.  The film will also address Walker’s relationship with singer Tracy Chapman, and how her work helped illuminate black lesbian sexuality for the literary world.

This morning and afternoon, check your local listings for information about EllenThe Talk (CBS), The Gossip Table (VH1) and The Chew (ABC). Soap operas Days of Our Lives on NBC and General Hospital on ABC (check local listings for time) both feature out characters.

What to Watch: Saturday, February 8

9:00pm: Black Sails, Starz (1 hr) NEW

Newcomers join the hunt for Urca d'Lima. Silver devises a solution for Billy's morale issues, Gates is promoted and Vane makes an impression on Eleanor with a surprisingly logical argument.

What to Watch: Sunday, February 9

9:00pm: Downton Abbey, PBS (1 hr) NEW

Robert and Thomas go on an unexpected trip as Mary and Blake bond over pigs and Green returns to Downton with Gillingham.

9:00pm: Shameless, Showtime (1 hr) NEW

Lip gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators, Frank and Sammi pursue a cure for Frank's liver troubles and try to catch up on the family time they lost and Fiona makes her last bad decision about Robbie.

10:00pm: Girls, HBO (30 mins) NEW

Hannah tries her hand at writing for GQ, but feels unhappy being limited by corporate rules. Elsewhere, Shoshanna wonders whether breaking up with Ray was the right decision as he has a confrontational lunch with Marnie.

10:30pm: Looking, HBO (30 mins) NEW

Dom and Lynn go to lunch to talk business and pleasure, Patrick and Kevin's hangout is interrupted by a call from Kevin's boyfriend and Agustin considers hiring someone to help him complete a project on deadline.


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