I want to rock with you
"Thriller" may be one of the bestselling albums of all time, but "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall" makes a strong case that the King of Pop's first solo album is equally groundbreaking. Director Spike Lee jams testimonials, music videos and concert footage into a riveting documentary that ignores the silliness and scandal to focus squarely on a great artist's unparalleled contributions. 8 p.m. Friday, Showtime
A big break
Coldplay makes fine, thoughtful music, which is great if you're heading for Makeout Mountain, not the Super Bowl. If you're underwhelmed by the league's choice for midgame entertainment, revisit "Super Bowl's Greatest Halftime Shows" with excerpts featuring Beyoncé, Paul McCartney and the Who. Somehow, Up With People didn't make the highlight reel. 8 p.m. Friday, WCCO, Ch. 4
Feel the Bern
No matter how Bernie Sanders does in New Hampshire, he's already won our hearts, if only because he inspired the funniest running bit on this season of "Saturday Night Live." Expect Larry David's impression of the senator to be front and center of this week's new episode, as the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star hosts the show he once flamed out on as an ignored staff writer. 10:29 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch. 11
If you're not too groggy after the Big Game, check out a special edition of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" with Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell and Key & Peele. That's followed by "The Late, Late Show With James Corden," where the guest list includes Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick. 9 p.m. Sunday, WCCO, CH. 4. Start time may change depending on length of the game.