What’s On Tonight: Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll: HBO wishes you a Happy Vinyl-tines Day

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, February 14. All times are Eastern.

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Vinyl (HBO, 9 p.m.): Give or take an animated series about angsty critters, HBO has been largely dormant since 2016 began. But that hiatus comes to a halt with an explosive guitar riff as their first new drama of the year premieres, the (very) long-gestating Vinyl. Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese return to their Boardwalk Empire home and add Mick Jagger to their superstar tag team for this series about a 1970s record label caught in the rising storm of punk, hip-hop, and disco. Between that creative team, an absurdly large and talented cast headlined by Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano, and HBO’s track record of pouring lots of money into their period pieces, the network’s clearly shooting for its next gold record. Joshua Alston …

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