Second that emotion
Smokey Robinson certainly deserves “The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” just as he deserves a better tribute than this off-key concert featuring far too many pop stars younger than some of the recipient’s socks. Former winner Stevie Wonder is missing, as is just about every other Motown artist that benefited from the songwriter’s gifts. The most satisfying tribute comes from Robinson himself, performing the Gershwin brothers’ “Our Love Is Here to Stay.”
8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2
“Animal Nation With Anthony Anderson” gives the “Black-ish” star a chance to play a pet therapist as celebrities such as George Lopez, Cheryl Hines and Bellamy Young stop by the talk show with their furry friends. Jeff Cesario, a graduate of the Twin Cities comedy circuit, is among the producers.
9 p.m. Friday, Animal Planet
No surprise that “The 59th Annual Grammy Awards,” hosted by James Corden, will include an all-star tribute to Prince — but word is the ceremony (7 p.m. Sunday, WCCO, Ch. 4) will give equal time to George Michael. Hey, we like “Careless Whisper” as much as the next guy, but do they really deserve equal billing? For a closer view of the local legend, check out “How It Really Happened With Hill Harper” (8 p.m. Friday, HLN), which will zero in on Prince’s early years and unexpected death.
Not yet a woman
As the sixth and final season of “Girls” opens, Hannah (Lena Dunham) has been published in the New York Times and landed a cushy assignment covering a surf camp in the Hamptons. But any thought that our “girl” is ready to be a “woman” is quickly dashed by the end of the premiere, in which she has slept with her camp instructor and insisted that TV’s Gidget was a Jew. You decide which is a bigger indiscretion. Dunham, who co-wrote the episode, once again insists on getting naked, a stunt that’s gotten old, as has this once ground-breaking series.
9 p.m. Sunday, HBO