TV highlights: The Olympics Closing Ceremonies and two new shows on NBC


THE WALKING DEAD: Michonne deals with her past on Sunday. (Gene Page/AMC)
February 21

“Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story” (WUSA at 7 p.m.) tells the story of the thousands of children born to German women and African American soldiers during World War II who were placed in orphanages and left without the support of their parents or their countries.

Winter Olympics (NBC at 8) coverage Saturday night features Alpine skiing’s men’s slalom, the figure skating gala, four-man bobsled and finals in men’s snowboarding and men’s and women’s speedskating.

SERIES PREMIERE: “About a Boy” (NBC at 11:05), a show about a well-off bachelor who develops an unexpected friendship with his young neighbor, will premiere immediately after Olympics coverage concludes.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews Entergy Wholesale Commodities’ Bill Mohl; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Sickle Cell Disease Association of America’s Kim Smith-Whitley; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has “Chronicle” host Llewellyn King; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features “Scandal” actor Joe Morton.

“Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts author Alexander B. Howard; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features Democratic strategist Donna Brazile; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to NAACP’s Lorraine Miller; “This Is America and the World” (WETA at 10) talks to former ambassador Julia Chang Bloch; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has national security adviser Susan E. Rice; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The “XXII Olympic Winter Games Closing Ceremonies” (NBC at 8:30 p.m.) Sunday night has the usual parade of flag bearers followed by the unified entrance of athletes, and then the Olympic flag is handed over to the mayor of Pyeongchang, South Korea, the site of the next Winter Games, in 2018.

FINALE WATCH: “Downton Abbey” (MPT and WETA at 9) wraps up its fourth season with Lady Rose meeting the Prince of Wales and a trouble that plagues Cora’s mother, brother, Edith and almost everyone else.

For something far less stately, “The Walking Dead” (AMC at 9) has Rick facing multiple immediate threats while the others deal with the past.

SERIES PREMIERE: Immediately after the Olympics Closing Ceremonies, “Growing Up Fisher” (NBC at 10:35) makes its debut with cast members Jenna Elfman and J.K. Simmons. The Fisher family is headed by a patriarch who does not let his blindness affect him as a father or as a husband.

— Rachel Lubitz

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