Off the Wall: Hip Hop to Sochi; bye, Jay
Off the Wall is never out of bounds.
HIP-HOP DON'T STOP MTV wraps its weeklong flashback with the hour special "Retromania: Hip Hop" (Saturday at 2:30 p.m.), celebrating pop culture from the '90s and '00s. Expect remixes and retrospectives on everything from pager codes to Wu-Tang Clan names. Check out retromania.mtv.com
OLYMPIC ANGLES It's obvious tonight the Sochi games are imminent. ABC unreels Will Ferrell's skating spoof "Blades of Glory" (tonight 8-10, Ch. 7), while Regina King and S. Epatha Merkerson star in the Olympic gymnast biopic "The Gabby Douglas Story" (8 p.m., Lifetime). Coverage rights holder NBC kicks off its overkill with "Winter Gold: First Look at Sochi" (Tuesday 8-9 p.m., Ch.4). Actual competition gets going in Thursday prime time, before Friday night's opening ceremonies. All you need to know about athletes, events, TV coverage, mobile watching options at nbcolympics.com
LATE-NIGHT HANDOFF Get ready for Jay Leno's last four days of "The Tonight Show" (Monday-Thursday at 11:35 p.m., NBC/4) with highlights from his post-Olympic successor. Saturday night's "Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special" (8-10p.m., NBC/4) features Michelle Obama, Paul McCartney, Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus and others. Fallon joins Leno on Monday's "Tonight." L.I.'s Billy Crystal bookends the run Thursday, having been Leno's first guest back in '92. Video at bit.ly/LtYh2Y
HBO MOVE-UP Eyeing Sunday night's football event, the premium cabler has pushed its Sunday half-hours up a day, premiering new episodes tonight of "Girls" (10 p.m.) and "Looking" (10:30), to repeat at their regular times tomorrow. "True Detective" takes the week off. Subscribers can also watch via HBO On Demand and hbogo.com
AWAITING 'WALKING DEAD' Before cable's hit zombiefest resumes next week, bone up on previous episodes with a full-series marathon of "The Walking Dead" (seasons 1-2, tomorrow 10 a.m.-Monday 6a.m.; season 3, next Saturday 1 p.m.-Sunday 5:45 a.m.; season 4's first half, next Sunday 12:55-9 p.m., AMC). Also catch cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride and Dani Gurira together on "Conan" (Thursday at 11 p.m., encore 12:30 a.m., TBS). Earlier Season 4 episodes stream online at amctv.com/thewalking dead
RING AROUND THE ROSIE The Commack comic doesn't just continue playing a social worker on family drama fave "The Fosters" (Monday at 9p.m., ABC Family). Rosie O'Donnell also returns to "TheView" (Friday at 11 a.m., ABC/7), the daytime chatfest she moderated in 2006-07. "Fosters" fans can also watch a webseries set in the Girls United group home, posted online right after Monday's episode at youtube.com/abcfamily