Justin Timberlake, like Joe Mauer and James Franco, is almost suspiciously versatile. He's acted in everything from phallocentric viral videos ("Dick in a Box") to the Coens' Best Picture snub Inside Llewyn Davis. He's a golfer with a miniscule handicap, and of course a scientist of pop. Ten songs in 70 minutes will always indicate your host is swinging for the fences, and with the supercharged soul and orchestral summits of March's The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake never delivered less than a double. September's equally long The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2 was received less fiendishly, but its very existence is proof our guy has scrambled to remove whatever rust there may have been as he started this comeback.
Sun., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., 2014