What to Watch Tonight: Women's Figure Skating Begins in Sochi, Amy Adams Goes Inside the Actors Studio, and Super Fun Night Has One Last Round

By Andy Daglas

Feb 19, 2014


What to watch on Wednesday, February 19...


8pm, NBC
2014 Winter Olympic Games
Coverage from Sochi includes ladies’ figure skating, the men’s alpine skiing giant slalom gold medal final, the women’s bobsled gold medal final runs, and the men’s snowboarding parallel giant slalom gold medal final.


8pm, Fox
American Idol
It’s the fellas’ turn to try and wow the judges. Will tonight’s batch of 15 include this season’s inevitable bland white dude with an acoustic guitar who scoops up a devoted tween girl fanbase?


8pm, Bravo
Inside the Actors Studio
Amy Adams discusses her role in American Hustle, which has netted her a Golden Globe and her fifth Oscar nomination. Host James Lipton, typically, overcommits to the process by donning a dress whose neckline plunges straight to the navel.


8pm, PBS
Nature
“Honey Badgers: Master of Mayhem” joins specialists studying the famously pugnacious critters in South Africa. If I’m not mistaken, this is part one of Nature’s “Memes in the Wild” series, soon to be followed by a close observation of the doge in its natural habitat.


9pm, CBS
Criminal Minds
The team investigates a series of slayings in Pittsburgh that may be the handiwork of a deadly duo. Elsewhere in “Mr. & Mrs. Anderson,” Garcia and Morgan each make Valentine’s Day plans for their paramours. Those plans will most likely not involve tag-team murder, but you know, I hate to speculate about people’s personal lives.


SEASON 1 FINALE, 9:30pm, ABC
Super Fun Night
James dumps Kimmie after she comes clean about her lip-lock with Richard in “Till the Fat Lady Sings.” As she weighs which guy to go after, Marika has trouble figuring out the best way to come out to her friends.


MINISERIES FINALE, 10pm, BBC America
Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond
Questions linger in the fourth and final part of the miniseries. Will Fleming and Ann ride off into the sunset together? Will his risky brand of espionage create unforeseen problems? However can a man with a head for spycraft and midcentury machismo make a productive living in the post-war world?


10pm, CBS
CSI
In “Love for Sale,” Nick and Greg probe the death of a teenage girl who was affiliated with a brothel. That’s… that’s all you’ve got, eh, press release? No lighthearted B-story to take the edge off that skeevy main plot, maybe help set up a quip of some sort? No? All right then. Let’s just move on.


10pm, TBS
Men at Work
Determined to prove his writerly bona fides, Milo quits his job in “Hi Jude”—and Myron quickly replaces him with an attractive female scribe. Away from the office, Gibbs believes his apartment has gained a ghostly new roommate.


10pm, Comedy Central
Workaholics
The guys flex their cinéma vérité muscles as they shoot a documentary about Karl’s medical procedure in “Three and a Half Men.” I hear the Cannes organizers are already engraving next year’s Palme d’Or as we speak.


10:30pm, Comedy Central
Broad City
“Fattest Asses” finds Abbi road-testing a new and nastier personality after deciding she’s normally too nice. And where better to try it out than with Ilana at a ritzy gala?


10:30pm, TV Land
Kirstie
First Jason Alexander reprised his most famous role alongside Jerry Seinfeld on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Now, he's playing the eponymous part in “Maddie’s Agent,” in which he’ll surely share some screen time with series regular Michael Richards. Can a stint lobbying the office of Vice President Selina Meyer be far behind?


LATE-NITE:
– Tyrese, TGT, and Stephanie Beatriz on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Ray Romano, Tom Felton, and Fortune Feimster on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Scott Speedman on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– David O. Russell on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Alexander Payne on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Bradley Cooper and Tim McGraw on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– U.S. women’s snowboarding halfpipe gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington, Lupita Nyong’o, and Little Dragon on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Matthew McConaughey, June Squibb, and Switchfoot on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Kevin Costner, Krystal Keith, and Tony Deyo on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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