TV highlights: Ronan Farrow and Seth Meyers make their debuts


THE VOICE: Usher, Adam Levine and Shakira are on the judging panel for the show's sixth season. (Trae Patton/NBC)
February 23

“Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo” (FBN at 9 a.m.) premieres this morning. The show will feature Bartiromo interviewing major financial leaders before and after the bell.

SERIES PREMIERE: A highly educated offspring of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (or is it Frank Sinatra?) begins his long-awaited afternoon show, “Ronan Farrow Daily” (MSNBC at 1 p.m.), focusing on foreign policy and other topics on the left-leaning cable news channel.

RETURNING SHOW: “The Voice” (NBC at 8) is back for its sixth season with judging panel Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher.

Through interviews, archival film footage, radio broadcasts, and newspaper accounts during his administration, “Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life”(MPT at 9) traces how Maryland’s 56th governor shaped and reorganized Maryland government while defending himself in court.

Originally taped Feb. 8 at Washington’s Warner Theater, “BET Honors 2014” (BET at 9) has Wayne Brady as host and performances from Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson and others.

RETURNING SHOW: “Dallas” (TNT at 9) returns for its third season with the Ewings on top, but John Ross steps in and takes a jab at their solidarity.

Acclaimed African American painter Mickalene Thomas makes her film directing debut with “Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman” (HBO at 9), a profile of the life and longings of her mother and artistic muse, former runway model Sandra Bush.

SERIES PREMIERE: Set in and around the capital of the high-stakes country music business, “Private Lives of Nashville Wives” (TNT at 10) follows a group of accomplished, opinionated and driven women as they deal with professional challenges, family issues and relationships.

SERIES PREMIERE: Reality series “Cryptid: The Swamp Beast” (History at 10) investigates and dramatizes local stories about a creature that lives in the Southern swamps.

Actors Reese Witherspoon and Fred Armisen, right before his debut as Seth Meyers’s band leader, join “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Rick Ross.

Actress Kaley Cuoco comes to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with music from the Fray.

Actor Liam Neeson and animal trainer David Salmoni are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a performance from Josh Groban.

LATE NIGHT PREMIERE: To make staying up too late all the more appealing, “Late Night With Seth Meyers’' (NBC at 12:35 a.m.) premieres with Vice President Biden, actress Amy Poehler and music from A Great Big World.

— Rachel Lubitz

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