ABC Announces Valentine's Day-Themed Programming
Love is in the air on ABC, as the network celebrates the most romantic time of the year with a month full of Valentine's Day-themed programming. Dates and show descriptions listed below:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Last Man Standing -- "Tasers" - A large bouquet of roses is delivered anonymously to the Baxter's house on Valentine's Day. Vanessa knows they're not for her because Mike doesn't believe in the frivolity of flowers on a Hallmark holiday. As an expression of his love though, Mike buys Vanessa a Taser, which only adds to her disappointment. Meanwhile, Kristin suspects her boss, John Baker (guest star Jonathan Taylor Thomas), may be the secret admirer while Mandy assumes the flowers are from Kyle, on "Last Man Standing." "Last Man Standing" stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate. (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
"The Chew" - It's "Chocolate Week" at "The Chew" when the food-centric lifestyle show kicks-off a weeklong celebration of all things Valentine's Day, including a celebration of the dark and delicious sweet treat, chocolate. From cocktails and decadently delicious desserts and dishes to inexpensive gift ideas, "The Chew" has everything viewers need to celebrate their Valentine's Day in style. It all kicks-off MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 with a visit from the sweet and sultry singer Toni Braxton, who helps Mario Batali whip up a sweet dessert. On TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, Michael Symon shares his secret for making a perfect classic candy. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, Carla Hall demonstrates one of her favorite go-to chocolate creations. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 features Daphne Oz and Carla Hall in The Kitchen with the legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres with an ooey-gooey chocolate dessert recipe that will wow the one you love this year. Rounding out the week on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 is an "Extra Value Friday: Be My Valentine" edition with Annie Potts where "The Chew" hosts share their favorite money and time saving tips to throwing a special and memorable Valentine's Day meal on a budget. And what Valentine's Day would be complete without Clinton Kelly sharing some of his do's and don'ts for the holiday. So join "The Chew" as they paint the town red this Valentine's Day. (1:00-2:00 pm, ET)
"The Bachelor" - Episode 1806 -- Juan Pablo and the remaining eight women continue their journey to find love on the mystical island country of New Zealand. The Bachelor takes one stunning beauty on a hair-raising speedboat ride through the Tutukau Gorge. This week's group date involves the Ogo, an extreme sport invented in New Zealand. In an unexpected twist, Juan Pablo makes a stunning decision and with connections at an all-time high, this promises to be the most dramatic rose ceremony so far this season. The Bachelor is truly torn about which women should stay and which should go home. Next week, six women will continue their adventure with Juan Pablo in his Miami hometown. (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
"Super Fun Night" -- "Lesbihonest" - Kimmie celebrates her first Valentine's Day with a boyfriend (guest star Nate Torrence) but work intervenes, and later Richard sends her mixed messages about their relationship. Marika gets a different message of her own when new friend Frankie (Hana Mae Lee, "Pitch Perfect") hits on her, and Kendall hosts a sex toy party in honor of the holiday. "Super Fun Night" stars Rebel Wilson as Kimmie Boubier, Liza Lapira as Helen-Alice, Lauren Ash as Marika, Kevin Bishop as Richard Royce and Kate Jenkinson as Kendall. (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13
"General Hospital" -- On Thursday, February 13, Friday, February 14 and Monday, February 17, it's Valentine's Day in Port Charles and along with the romantic holiday, there will be joy as well as pain. There is joy for the reconciled Dante & Lulu as well as for Felix, when Lucas accepts his invitation to go out on Valentine's Day. Britt is delighted when the young Spencer gives her a Valentine and Nikolas tells a curious Britt they're going on a Valentines mission. But the day brings pain to a suspicious Liz as she awaits Baby Ben's paternity results. Julian is thrown by Ava's sneaky actions, and Michael and Kiki end up in a bruising argument. As Valentine's Day continues, Duke's attempt to reconcile with Anna over their conflicting work ethics leads to a passionate solution. Things heat up during Molly and TJ's study-date, but she wants to make their first time together a special moment. After Sonny warns Ava she had better not be double-crossing him, she and Morgan have planned a clandestine evening together. Meanwhile, Britt's fairy tale romance may be about to crumble into pieces when Liz threatens her. That night, Nikolas has the ultimate Valentine's Day surprise for Britt, despite the confession she knows she must make. Liz grapples with her feelings for her true love. Meanwhile, as Franco fights for his life, will he wake up and be reunited with the love of his life? (2:00 p.m., ET /1:00 p.m., PT/CT on the ABC Television Network.)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
"The View" -- Love, sex, dating and relationships are the hot topics of the day as ABC's "The View" celebrates Valentine's Day. "Kiss & Tell with Jenny" welcomes "Real Housewives of New York's" Carole Radziwill (author, The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating). A performance from the Broadway cast of one of the great stories of love and desire"Bridges of Madison County." On a new installment of "Date My Dad," Jenny searches for the perfect soulmate for her father. The saying goes "all is fair in love" but is it fair game? Comedienne Lynne Koplitz stops by "Sherri's Comedy Club" to dish her dating disasters. (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET).
"Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," and "A Charlie Brown Valentine" -- "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip, will air with the classic "A Charlie Brown Valentine. In "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," hearts are fluttering on Valentine's Day at Birchwood School, and Linus has brought a huge box of candy for his homeroom teacher. Thinking that the candy is for her, Sally reciprocates with a homemade card for Linus. Lucy, meanwhile, demands some affection from Schroeder, and Charlie Brown waits for his cards in the mail... and waits... and waits... In "A Charlie Brown Valentine," Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine's Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead. (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
"Mixology" - "Pilot" -- Even after Valentine's Day has come and gone the search for love...or lust must go on as the misadventures of 10 singles in one bar, one night and all the ridiculous things people do to find someone to hook up unfolds in the series premiere of "Mixology." Recently dumped by his fiancée, Tom (Blake Lee) hasn't been out on the town in a decade. His best friends, the handsome, confident Cal (Craig Frank) and wiseass Bruce (Andrew Santino), are throwing Tom back into the dating pool whether he likes it or not. Tom's first encounter is with Maya (Ginger Gonzaga), an attorney who's as beautiful as she is brutal -- before long, Tom is in tears. But the night is still young and the boys have plenty of people to meet in Mix's chic crowd, including Maya's engaged friend, Liv (Kate Simses), aggressive and sexy single mom Jessica (Alexis Carra), Jessica's gorgeous yet catty frenemy Fabienne (Frankie Shaw), bubbly cocktail waitress Kacey (Vanessa Lengies), hot and mysterious bartender Dominic (Adan Canto) and failed internet entrepreneur Ron (Adam Campbell). "Mixology" stars Adam Campbell ("Epic Movie") as Ron, Adan Canto ("The Following") as Dominic, Alexis Carra ("Incredible Girl") as Jessica, Craig Frank ("8.13") as Cal, Ginger Gonzaga ("Legit") as Maya, Blake Lee ("Parks and Recreation") as Tom, Vanessa Lengies ("Glee") as Kacey, Andrew Santino ("Punk'd") as Bruce, Frankie Shaw ("Blue Mountain State") as Fabienne and Kate Simses ("What's Your Number") as Liv. (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET).