Critic’s corner: What’s on TV for this weekend

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The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Sunday, 8 p.m., CBS

It was 50 years ago Sunday that a cute quartet of moptops touched down in New York and touched off a frenzy that continues to inspire musicians today. This special airs on the same day, date, and time as the Fab Four’s first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The show rounds up a parade of artists — including Dave Grohl, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, John Legend, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, and a one-night-only reunion of Eurythmics — to pay tribute to the Beatles. Several actors and other notables, including Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Jeff Bridges, also look back on John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s amazing history.


Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday, 7:30 p.m., NBC

It’s showtime in Sochi with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira in Russia to anchor the coverage. Joining them will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker editor David Remnick. Bob Costas holds things down in the International Broadcast Center. While the details remain under wraps, the opening ceremonies have historically been epic affairs and Sochi should be no different.

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Enlisted Friday, 9 p.m., Fox

Pete (Geoff Stults) finally attaches to rear detachment.

Lil BUB’s Special Special Saturday, 9 p.m., Animal Planet


Amy Sedaris makes the perfect “bubby”-sitter.

The Walking Dead Sunday, 9 p.m., AMC

Speaking of which, they’re back.

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