Tonight on the Tube: Winter Olympics, NBA All-Star Game & The Simpsons

News & Notes

Get The Simpsons Season 20 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the 16th season premiere of The Amazing Race and NBC has Day 3 coverage of the XXI Winter Olympics.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has a Nasty by Nature special, a Killer Whales special and a Tyrannosaurus Sex special, HBO has the series premiere of How to Make It in Ameirca, ID has the series premiere of Prison Wives, MTV has a Sexting in America: When Privates Go Public special, Science has a Predicting Monster Earthquakes special, Style has the third season premiere of Ruby and a Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane special, TLC has a Sextistics: Your Love Life special, and VH1 has the third season premiere of Tool Academy.

In late night, VH1 has the series premiere of Peak Season.

Prime Pick

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer and Marge are part of the curling team at the Winter Olympics. Runs 30 minutes.

Big Love (HBO): New. The family is shaken by a revelation by Ana. Bill wants to change things up at the casino. Plays again later.

How to Make It in America (HBO): Series Premiere. Two buddies in Brooklyn attempt to use all their street smarts and connections to make it in the fashion business. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): Season Premiere. The 11 teams make their way from Los Angeles to Chile for the first leg of the race.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Chef Philippe Excoffier challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Plays again later.

Cold Case (CBS): New. The team is looking into the case of a graffiti artist killed in 1983. Meanwhile, Valens finds out more about the person who mugged his mother, Miller’s ex wants joint custody, and Rush has her own legal problems on the rise.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has a college basketball game and final round coverage of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament.
  • CBS has a college basketball game.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500.
  • NBC has XXI Winter Olympics coverage.
  • TNT has the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, which replays later.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Flight’s at 11:08,” replays.
  • House (USA): Repeat. The “Moving the Chains” episode from a couple weeks ago on FOX replays, where House hires Foreman’s brother.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Dr. Griffin,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of The First 48.
BBC America has 10 episodes of How Clean Is Your House?
Bravo has seven episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker.
Disney Channel has 12 episodes of Sonny With a Chance.
History has five episodes of Ax Men tonight.
Nickelodeon has 14 episodes of The Nanny in late night.
Oxygen has 21 episodes of Snapped.
Spike has five episodes of DEA followed by 12 episodes of Entourage.
TLC has five episodes of Moving Up early followed by six episodes of American Chopper.
truTV has five episodes of Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura.
TV One has 18 episodes of Amen.
WE has 10 episodes of Platinum Weddings.

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