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Around the remote: Lady Gaga, commercials, and, oh yeah, football await

By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: Super Bowl LI – Ah, Super Bowl Sunday – the day we gather around the TV set, shovel thousands of calories into our faces and pretend we’re down with football, even if we don’t know a nickel defense from a Quarter Pounder. This year’s big game pits the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons, but it’s about so much more than burly guys pummeling each other on fake grass. There’s the wacky commercials and, of course, the halftime show, which will have Lady Gaga rocking out on the edge of glory at NRG Stadium in Houston. Sunday, Fox.

Other bets:

SUNDAY: The post-Jack Bauer era begins as “24: Legacy” takes the franchise in a new direction with a new action hero. Corey Hawkins plays Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who is ready and able to put the beat-down on bad guys. 7:30 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET), Fox.

MONDAY: “Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric” is a documentary that explores the evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society and culture. Couric interviews a number of activists, doctors and families dealing with the issue. 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel.

TUESDAY: The dark new dramedy “Imposters” follows a beautiful con artist (Inbar Lavi) who leaves her love interests broke and heartbroken. Things get complicated when three of her former targets try to track her down. 10 p.m., Bravo.

TUESDAY: “The Detroiters” is a new comedy that follows best pals and fledgling ad men (Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson). They may not have Don Draper-like looks or talent, but they’re much funnier. 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central.

TUESDAY: “Oklahoma City,” the latest installment in the “American Experience” series, traces the events that led Timothy McVeigh to set off a bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and killed 168 people in 1995. The program also recounts the stories of survivors, first responders and FBI investigators. 8 p.m., KSPS; 9 p.m., KCDT.

WEDNESDAY: The lively new reality series “So Cosmo” follows the work-hard-play-hard lifestyles of the young women and men who work for Cosmopolitan magazine. The show promises plenty of “glamor and drama.” 8 p.m., E!

WEDNESDAY: Based on the Marvel Comics saga, “Legion” is a rollicking new drama from Noah Hawley (“Fargo”) about a psychiatric patient (Dan Stevens) who is just starting to realize that he might possess special powers. 10 p.m., FX.

THURSDAY: What makes you laugh and why? “The History of Comedy” is an eight-part documentary series that explores how humor has affected the social and political landscape over the years. 7 or 10 p.m., CNN.

FRIDAY: As a new season of “Reign” launches, Queen Mary is vowing to avenge the death of her close friend, Lola. Meanwhile, she’s unsure of just who to trust. 9 p.m., The CW.

SATURDAY: Alec Baldwin, who has seized plenty of attention for his sour-pussed impersonations of Donald Trump, will host “Saturday Night Live” for a record 17th time. We expect ratings to rise bigly. 11:29 p.m., NBC.

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