There is a bounty of special programming to keep you entertained this February and we’re here to lay it all out for you at the beginning of each month so you can look at the ol’ schedule and maneuver your DVR around your regularly watched shows.
First, earmark these momentous events for the month:
- February 10th: The Grammys – Want to see who’s been nominated? Leading up to the show, take advantage of our collection of Grammy Nominee music videos under Music>Music Picks>Grammy Nominees. Then if you want to catch up on parts of The Grammys that you might’ve missed, from February 11 to the 25 we’ll have fresh red carpet recaps and behind-the-scenes content from TV Guide under Music>Music Picks> Grammy Winners .
- February 5th: Get in the mood, whether you love love or love to hate; we have a Valentine’s Movies collection that launched on the 5th which includes a hearty helping of The Notebook, Titanic, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pretty in Pink, He’s Just Not Into You, Shrek Forever After and lots more.
- February 24th: The Oscars – We have a Past Winners collection for you to brush up on your Academy Awards history, including films honored with Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc. But if you really want to contribute to the commentary at your friend’s Oscar party, you have to check out the movies that have been nominated for this year. We have a selection of these films such as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom and Ted, among others. Finally, the following night on the 25th, we’ll have a Winners collection set aside for you. Unleash it all under Movies>Movie Collections> Oscar Films and keep up on the latest Awards news at this very good-looking site: www.xfinitytv.comcast.net/microsites/awards.
- All month long: Black History Month – Honor Black History with music from Beyonce, Whitney Houston and more, sports programming from ESPN, films and specials such as TV One’s “The Black List” and biographies featuring iconic figures such as Barack Obama and Halle Berry from the Biography Channel. Learn more about what you can get from our previous post and then visit www.xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.
Now that you have the above occasions calendared, scan through these top shows that’ll be starting this month. Keep in mind that all of the following are available on your set-top box and online the next day after they air live on TV – apart from those that are asterisked.
|Feb. 1||Big Ten Icons, Do No Harm, Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare|
|Feb. 2||Touch, Who the Bleep…|
|Feb. 3||The Bronson Pinchot Project, NFL Honors, Red Carpet for NFL Honors|
|Feb. 4||Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off|
|Feb. 5||Rules of Engagement, Monday Mornings, Couples Therapy**|
|Feb. 6||Smash, The Face|
|Feb. 7||Property Brothers, Baggage Battles|
|Feb. 9||Alpha Dogs, Something Borrowed, Something New, The Job|
|Feb. 10||Odd Folks Home*, Oddities*|
|Feb. 11||Bar Rescue**, 2013 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, 2013 Grammy Awards Red Carpet LIVE|
|Feb. 12||2013 Grammy Awards Fashion Wrap|
|Feb. 14||Survivor, Not My Mama’s Meals|
|Feb. 15||Freak Show, Immortalized, Comic Book Men, Swamp People, Big Rig Bounty*|
|Feb. 19||Inside Combat Rescue, La La’s Full Court**|
|Feb. 23||Artisan Project, Out There*|
|Feb. 25||2013 Academy Awards Countdown, 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet LIVE|
|Feb. 26||2013 Academy Awards Fashion Wrap|
|Feb. 28||Duck Dynasty, L.A. Frock Stars, Psych|
*Not available online; available on set-top-box only
**Available next day on set-top-box, online on an 8 day delay
And finally, don’t forget that you can press MENU twice on your remote to order these Pay-Per-View events (or even go online to Xfinity.com/ppv or Comcast.com and select Programming>Pay-Per-View Events):
- WWE Elimination Chamber (Live on 2/17) – On the Road to WrestleMania, the path to greatness travels through many formidable roadblocks. Watch as The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Sheamus and all your favorite WWE Superstars lay it all on the line at WWE Elimination Chamber.
- UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche (Live on 2/23) – UFC history will be made when Ronda Rousey defends her UFC bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche. Plus, Dan Henderson takes on former champ Lyoto Machida and Urijah Faber battles Ivan Menjivar.
Extras and replays are available On Demand the next day under Sports & Fitness>UFC WWE & Boxing.