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Tuesday, Feb. 13: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Day 4


All Times Eastern.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

2018 Winter Olympics
NBC, 8pm Live

Shaun White may be a legend, but there could be another one in the making in the form of Australia’s Scotty James, who many are eying for a gold medal as the men’s halfpipe snowboarding competition gets under way. The 2017 Australian Institute Male Athlete of the Year and Winter X Games star finished last year atop the rankings in the World Snowboard Tour and World Cup standings. Figure skating and the women’s slalom in alpine skiing are also on the program.

The 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Nat Geo Wild, 1pm Live
FS1, 8pm Live
Nat Geo Wild will cover today’s preliminary rounds, which feature breed judging and junior showmanship preliminaries. Group competition and famed Best in Show judging will be telecast live from Madison Square Garden on FS1.

We’ll Meet Again: “Heroes of 9/11”
PBS, 8pm

Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions between people whose lives intersected on 9/11. Patrick searches for the stranger who comforted him after the disaster, and Timothy hopes to thank the fellow chaplain who gave him the strength to carry on.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s Tuesday night NBA doubleheader has LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road to face Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, followed by LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs visiting the Denver Nuggets.

American Experience: “The Bombing of Wall Street”
PBS, 9pm
Explore the story behind the mostly forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center, which left 38 dead — a crime that launched the career of J. Edgar Hoover and remains unsolved today.

Black Lightning: “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light”
The CW, 9pm

Jefferson (Cress Williams) confronts a particularly painful part of his past — his father’s murder — in the new episode “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light.” Annisa (Nafessa Williams) come to realize what her actions can mean, as does Jennifer (China Anne McClain), whose temper can lead to dire things if she lets it get out of control. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

Drunk History: “Sex”
Comedy Central, 10pm

Abbi Jacobson, Amber Tamblyn, Josh Charles, Jane Krakowski and Jillian Bell are among the featured players in a new episode called, very succinctly, “Sex.” Topics include Margaret Sanger’s crusade to make birth control accessible to all women, as well as the creation of the Kinsey scale of sexual orientation and Gloria Steinem’s journalistic undercover work at the Playboy Club.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

This Close
Sundance Now
New Series!
Comprised of six 30-minute episodes, this series — the first straight-to-series order for Sundance Now — touches on universal and relatable themes of love and friendship as it follows best friends Kate and Michael (Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, both deaf actors). Kate is newly engaged, while Michael is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé. The series, which also stars Zach Gilford, Cheryl Hines and Marlee Matlin, was screened as part of the Indie Episodic showcase at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January.

Valentine’s Day Movie Marathon
FXX, beginning at 12pm

Love and relationships are pretty complicated — and incredibly funny — as a Valentine’s Day rom-com movie marathon on FXX reminds us. The marathon includes This Is 40 (2012), Think Like a Man Too (2014), Trainwreck (2015) and The Proposal (2009).

Relationships Just for Laughs
The CW, 8pm
Ivan Decker hosts this Valentine’s Day special of performances from Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival where top comedians — including Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Kevin James, Mo’Nique and Tom Papa — share their hilarious thoughts on love, dating and relationships.

He Lied About Everything
Investigation Discovery, 8pm
This documentary explores the dramatic love affair between Benita Alexander, an award-winning investigative producer for NBC News, and Paolo Macchiarini, a world-renowned transplant surgeon. Benita was sent to film a television special about Paolo’s new discovery on regenerative medicine. There he swept her off her feet with many romantic gestures, leading to the ultimate proposal — until she realized he had lied about everything.

The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies of All Time
The CW, 9pm
Dean Cain hosts a countdown of the romantic movies as ranked by Popstar! magazine. The special features some of the best cinematic love stories of all time, including Sleepless in Seattle, Love Actually, Pretty Woman and The Notebook, and reveals the moments in each of these films that have warmed our hearts and made us laugh, cry and want to watch them again and again.

NOVA: “Great Escape at Dunkirk”
PBS, 9pm
Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II’s epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

The Magicians: “Do You Like Teeth?”
Syfy, 9pm
Quentin (Jason Ralph) faces his most formidable foe yet as Julia (Stella Maeve) helps Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) with a dangerous endeavor.

Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block: “Father Time”
Syfy, 10pm
Alice (Olivia Luccardi) gets a sinister invitation from the Peach family, while Zoe (Holland Roden) begins to behave bizarrely.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Can-Am Duels
FS1, 7pm Live

NASCAR Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway features tonight’s Can-Am Duels, two 150-mile qualifying races that determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500.

The Bachelor Winter Games
ABC, 8pm
Romantic connections are well underway as the participants arrive at an ice rink for their second Winter Games challenge — speed skating!

NBA Basketball: L.A. Lakers at Minnesota
TNT, 9pm Live

Before NBA players break for All-Star Weekend, TNT has a Thursday night matchup from Minneapolis as the L.A. Lakers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

20/20: “Roseanne: The Return”
ABC, 10pm
As ABC’s iconic sitcom Roseanne gears up to return to television this spring, the entire cast reveals behind-the-scenes moments and memories and tells fans what to expect from the revival of one of TV’s most iconic series. Returning actors Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman and Sarah Chalke discuss the show’s legacy and share what life was like starring on the acclaimed but controversial hit. The hour also highlights the guest stars who appeared on the show before they became famous, including George Clooney, Ellen DeGeneres and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Portlandia: “Open Relationship”
IFC, 10pm

In the new episode “Open Relationship,” Doug (Fred Armisen) and Claire (Carrie Brownstein) decide that maybe they should consider seeing other people, and the Mayor (guest star Kyle MacLachlan) waits for a helicopter.

Friday, Feb. 16

Mozart in the Jungle
Season Premiere!
Season 4 of the Golden Globe-winning series returns as Rodrigo (Gael García Bernal) and Hailey (Lola Kirke) take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive. Thomas (Malcolm McDowell) joins a startup orchestra in Brooklyn that challenges Gloria (Bernadette Peters).

College Basketball
ESPN2, beginning at 7pm Live

Friday night college basketball on ESPN2 has Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure in an Atlantic 10 clash, followed by Georgia State at Georgia Southern in a matchup of Sun Belt teams.

Wreck-It Ralph
ABC, 8pm
This Oscar-nominated 2012 Disney hit features hulking video-game character Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) who, for decades, has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the guy who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing a villain, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade and through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. Wreck-It Ralph also features the voices of Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Nathaniel Is Irrelevant.”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
When Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) decides to make amends for her past, she finds some unexpected challenges. At the same time, West Covina awaits an important new arrival.

Disney Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
Meg Donnelly (American Housewife) and newcomer Milo Manheim star in the latest Disney Channel Original Movie, which combines a pop and hip-hop music soundtrack, eye-popping choreography and acrobatic cheerleading moves. The tale takes place in the picture-perfect town of Seabrook 50 years after a zombie apocalypse, when the lives of the harmless zombies change forever when they are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School.

2 Dope Queens: “Hot Peen”
HBO, 11:30pm
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor Tituss Burgess is Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’ guest.

Saturday, Feb. 17

College Basketball
CBS, ESPN & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live

A big Saturday of college basketball action features Syracuse at Miami (CBS), Providence at Butler (FOX), Michigan State at Northwestern (FOX), Alabama at Kentucky (CBS), Villanova at Xavier (FOX) and West Virginia at Kansas (ESPN).

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Powershares QQQ 300
FS1, 2:30pm Live

The rising stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series open their 2018 season with the Powershares QQQ 300 at famed Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

Premier Boxing Champions
FOX, 8pm Live
“Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) and Devon Alexander “The Great” (27-4, 14 KOs) headline a show as the former welterweight champions meet in the 12-round main event. In the co-main event, unbeaten contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (16-0, 10 KOs) will battle Rogelio “Porky” Medina (38-8, 32 KOs) in a 12-round 168-pound world title eliminator.

Planet Earth: Blue Planet II: “Green Seas”
BBC America, 9pm
Visit ocean coasts teeming with life in the Blue Planet II episode “Green Seas.” The kelp forests off of southern Africa are home to more than 100 shark species. Garibaldi fish guard their seaweed territory from invading urchins off the Pacific coast of North America. And mangrove forests in coastal waters of Western Australia are home to the fierce and enigmatic zebra mantis shrimp.

Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
It’s a full Valentine’s Day weekend at the inn when Olivia (Josie Bissett) and Mick (Jack Wagner) host Mick’s sister and her fiancé, Mick’s daughter and her boyfriend, and Olivia’s mother and her boyfriend. Things get chaotic when Mick’s sister decides to have her wedding at the inn that weekend, and Mick’s daughter announces plans to drop out of college.

Falling Water: “Love Is a Dreamer”
USA Network, 10pm
Tess’ (Lizzie Brocheré) sister starts to fall apart; Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Alex pay a visit to Shadowman’s family; Burton (David Ajala) struggles with his guilt; Bennett puts a hit out on Woody.