I swear, by the time the Olympics have ended I will have had to learn how to say “There’s really nothing on TV tonight unless you like the Olympics” in several languages just to get across how desolate the television landscape will be for the next week and a half if the last few days are any indication. There’s not even a dog show on tonight. As I’ve said before, I’m a fan of the Olympics so I’m totally fine with this schedule of television, but those of you who aren’t into them may want to exercise your Netflix account or library card a little more through the end of February. But you totally should dive into the Olympic coverage, especially if you’re on facebook, because every night you can find multiple Pajibans watching and discussing the events in their statuses. Although I have noticed that many comments revolve around the attractiveness of said Olympians, which I mostly chalk up to poor understanding of sports none of us watch outside of two weeks every four years. And also the nature of Pajibans overall. Pervs. Anyway, here’s your Wednesday night:
8:00 p.m.: “Human Target” on Fox.
“Olympic Winter Games” on NBC. I’m not 100% sure what’s on tonight, some speed skating I think and maybe half pipe? But I know that last night was unbelievably fabulous with the Men’s figure skating short program. Some Japanese teenager skated to Hendrix while wearing a silk patterned shirt and pants designed to look like jeans. There was an Italian guy in a unitard made to appear as though he was wearing dirty overalls and a plaid shirt. It just went on and on like that. I can’t wait for the free skate on Thursday.
“Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Becoming American” on PBS.
9:00 p.m.: “American Idol: Hollywood Round Part 4 - Top 24” on Fox.
“Man vs. Wild” on Discovery. Bear is going to North Africa in this episode. It’s also the fourth season finale.
9:30 p.m.: “The Inbetweeners” on BBCA. First season finale.
10:00 p.m.: “Leverage” on TNT. Second season finale.
“Nip/Tuck” on FX.
“Psych” on USA. I know a bunch of you love this show but I really just could not get into it. However, if you do like it, at least you’ve got an Olympic counter-programming option for the evening. Yay!
“The Real World” on MTV. If the Real World kids had still been in D.C when the snow started, MTV would’ve had either a spectacularly boring or excellent season of this show on their hands as those seven strangers got to deal with being trapped inside with each other for like a solid two weeks. Oh, timing.
“Shear Genius” on Bravo.
“Solving History with Olly Steeds: Nazi Treasure” on Discovery.
“Toddlers and Tiaras” on TLC. Second season finale.
“Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” on TBS.
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