There are two groups who are really interested in watching television tonight and those would be the Olympics addicts (me) and the “Lost” obsessives. For the record, I tried to read an article about what was happening on “Lost” earlier this week and I came out of it far more confused than I was when I went in, so I’m going to continue ignoring its existence. Onto Olympics! I watched the ice dancing last night and I’m becoming more and more convinced that the much vaunted new scoring system for skating has not actually made scoring less corrupt, but only made it harder to tell who’s giving the corrupt scores. Now it’s just this weird composite score that doesn’t even look like it’s out of anything real and doesn’t seem to tell the average viewer anything. Of course, this is all coming from someone who can’t tell a toe loop from an axel so don’t listen to a damn word I say. Anyway, television tonight is slim pickings, so here’s your options:
8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox. New two hour episode.
“Olympic Winter Games” on NBC. I think ladies figure skating starts tonight, but don’t quote me on that.
“Megabeasts’ Sudden Death” on PBS. This just sounds interesting.
9:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC
“Dirty Jobs” on Discovery. Sixth season finale. It’s called “Crew Unemployment” so… I’m actually not sure what that means. Or how dirty it might be. But it will feature Mike Rowe and I know that’s enough for a lot of you.
“Last Restaurant Standing” on BBCA. Third season finale.
“Lost” on ABC
10:00pm: “16 and Pregnant” on MTV
“The Forgotten” on ABC. This seems like it’s on its way to being one of those shows that I keep forgetting exist yet stay on TV for years. Or rather, the first half of that is already true, and if the show is lucky the second part will become true.
“The Little Couple” on TLC. Second season finale.
“The Michael Vick Project” on BET
“White Collar” on USA
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