* Winter Olympics (8/7c NBC) Some of the Winter Olympics' most recognizable names are in action, with live coverage of some top-notch events. Making his first-and-only appearance in competition is the ballyhooed Shaun White in snowboarding's halfpipe. The "Flying Tomato" had spectators' jaws dropping with new tricks in events prior to the Games. Also anticipated is the women's downhill in Alpine skiing, with U.S. star Lindsey Vonn (if she returns from her shin injury), who dominated this event in the World Cup. "I try to ski like the guys," she says. "Dynamic, but also balanced." On the ice, world-record holder and defending gold medalist Shani Davis races in speed skating's 1,000-meter. His toughest foe may be 20-year-old teammate Trevor Marsicano, who beat him on this ice in the 2009 Worlds. "Instead of [him] thinking of me as a kid, and me being in awe of him: We now have a mutual respect," claims Marsicano. Apolo Anton Ohno, goes round and round in two short-track events, the 1,000-meter prelims and 5,000-meter relay semifinal. * American Idol (9/8c Fox) Amid all the spiking pressure, an ever diminishing number of remaining singer-wannabes tried to display their musical chops in last night's showcases, their bid for a slot in the Top 24 on the line. Tonight's episode marks the conclusion of the Hollywood round, with judges Simon, Randy, Kara and Ellen laboring to make the final cuts. Their work yields the unveiling of the coveted Top 24, as 12 males and 12 females are deemed the best of the rest, their positions solidified for next week's semifinal round. * Leverage (10/9c TNT ) The fine con-job series draws to a seasonal close in the conclusion of its two-part sophomore-year finale. Nate fever continues when the scheme weavers, captained by hustling do-gooder Nate Ford, go forward in their "mission impossible" to take down an immoral mayor and his gunrunning cohort. Here, the winter story arc revolving around the goddess of grift - temp team member Tara Cole (Jeri Ryan), that is - wraps up. Not only that, but a dramatic revelation involving Sophie comes to the fore. Dean Devlin directed the episode. * Nip/Tuck (10/9c FX ) Can this relationship be saved? We'll see what sort of shape they're in when they limp to the finish line (the series finale's March 3), but last week's "couples therapy" certainly was jarring, and tonight, Christian has a nightmare (while under anesthesia for a face-lift) populated by Joan Rivers, his father (Robert Davi), and old friends Annette Wainwright and Lulu Grandiron (Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills). Business is terrible, to boot. But at least Liz meets a gal she likes. * Psych (10/9c USA Network ) The Psych gang's obsession with all things 1980s continues tonight when Breakfast Club alum Judd Nelson guest-stars, joining the ranks of fellow Brat Packer-turned-Psych guest star Ally Sheedy. In the episode, Shawn and Gus try to get their hands on a deadly pathogen that's been stolen. The pressure is on to catch the thief before he or she unleashes it on the city. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Christian Troy II" (Season 7 Episode 7) which aired on Wednesday February 17 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: Concerned that cosmetic surgery is no longer in vogue, Sean and Christian make a unique attempt to market their surgical practice to boost a lagging clientele. Liz goes on a date with a pharmaceutical representative who is separated from her husband. Christian's unconscious existential crises, including his loss of Kimber, come to light. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Dr. Griffin" (Season 7 Episode 6) which aired on Wednesday February 10 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: Secrets are revealed and past pains are uncovered as Sean and Christian begin psychotherapy together. Liz and Matt divulge their own confidences when they each join a therapy session. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Virginia Hayes" (Season 7 Episode 5) which aired on Wednesday February 3 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: The teenage daughter of Escobar Gallardo seeks out Sean and Christian for answers about her late father, stirring tremendous guilt within Sean. A seemingly common cosmetic procedure for a struggling actress leads to chaos. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Sheila Carlton" (Season 7 Episode 4) which aired on Wednesday January 27 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: Christian has a crisis of conscience when Kimber's mother Brandy visits Los Angeles. Complications arise as Sean prepares for his trip to Africa. A patient requires multiple cosmetic procedures after suffering an attack by a wild animal. Source & Preview
Tonight's network TV is taken over by President Obama's State of the Union Address, but never fear, cable TV and American Idol are still here to entertain post-Obama time! Here's what's new tonight: 8/7c American Idol on Fox 9/8c Friday Night Lights on DirecTV Leverage on TNT Launch My Line on Bravo - Finale! Ghost Hunters International on Sci-Fi 10/9c Psych on USA Network - Winter Premiere! Nip/Tuck on FX Real World: D.C. on MTV 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
* Leverage (10/9c TNT ) The con is on, and it turns intensely personal for crew captain Nate Ford upon the discovery that his ex-wife (Kari Matchett) has been nabbed and is languishing in a Ukrainian prison. Nate's stealthy outlaws set out to rescue her - but in order for their scheme to succeed, they must join forces with longstanding nemesis Jim Sterling (Mark A. Sheppard). Jeri Ryan continues her winter guest-star arc as grifter Tara Cole. * State of the Union (9/8c ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox NEWS, MSNBC) In his first State of the Union speech, President Obama is expected to recap his administration's triumphs in 2009 (chief among them, from his perspective: preventing the Great Recession from turning into a depression) and outline his 2010 goals, which will likely include scaled-back health-care reform, tougher banking regulations and- - given that unemployment remains at 10 percent - job creation. Following the address, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell will offer the GOP spin on things. * Psych (10/9c USA Network ) Shawn and Gus return for the second half of their fourth season with a big guest star (literally): John Cena. The WWE champ plays Juliet's brother, Ewan, a former military man who's now working as a mercenary. Shawn gets tangled up in Army affairs when he comes to suspect that a soldier's suicide was really a murder and that Ewan could be involved. * Nip/Tuck (10/9c FX ) Poor Kimber! First, she got herself caught up in the rift between Sean and Christian, and then last week she was dumped by both Christian and Mike Hamoui. No wonder she jumped off Hamoui's boat. Whether she's actually dead wasn't made clear, but we're likely to find out tonight, when her mother (Melanie Griffith) shows up. In any event, McNamara/Troy won't be a happy place, but Sean will be going to Africa with his humanitarian friend, Curtis Ryerson (George Newbern), won't he? * Tavis Smiley Reports (8/7c PBS) If the book Game Change by reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin is to be believed, Hillary Clinton initially turned down Barack Obama's offer to become secretary of state. Let's be glad she changed her mind: As a representative of America and American values, she's done her country proud. In this first installment of a quarterly, issue-oriented series from Tavis Smiley, she discusses her first year on the job and is shown at work abroad, on Capitol Hill and at the State Department. Source Here
This week on TV featured lots of tricky relationships. Exes Jules and Bobby found their way back into the sack on Cougar Town, Life Unexpected's Lux found a family, Jersey Shore's Sammi and Ronnie eluded love's fragile bond, and Conan O'Brien played out his very public split with NBC through mordant comedy. Welcome to Top Moments: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Edition. 10. Ex-iest Sex: On Cougar Town, Jules' frustrating relationship with her dunderheaded former husband, Bobby, finally starts to make sense. He's charming - charming enough to get Jules in bed for what, sadly, turns out to be the last time. Jules just doesn't like him that way anymore. 9. Raise a Glass Award: Host Ricky Gervais' onstage drinking sets a boozy tone for the Golden Globes, and he only added to it with zingers like this introduction: "I like a drink as much as the next man," he says, "unless the next man is Mel Gibson." Cue a sheepish-looking Gibson. 8. Best Debut: On Life Unexpected, Cate and Baze, the high school sweethearts who have not spoken since doing the deed 15 years prior, reunite when Baze calls in to Cate's radio show to tell her, on air, that the daughter they gave up for adoption has come a-lookin'. "What, were you one of those girls who got knocked up on prom night?" her radio co-host jokes - again, on air. "More like Winter Formal," Baze says. To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Joel Seabrook" (Season 7 Episode 3) which airs on Wednesday January 20 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: Following a failed suicide attempt, a new patient seeks facial reconstructive surgery. Christian tries a risky maneuver with Kimber to heighten their marital passion. Sean performs pro-bono surgery with a charitable surgeon and former college friend in an attempt to quell his guilty conscious. Source & Preview
Though many of us are seriously missing Glee from our Wednesday nights, thanks to the ABC comedy line-up and a few others, Wednesday has seriously stepped up its game! Now that everything's back, yes, including American Idol , but also Leverage tonight, check out all there is to watch this Wednesday night: 8/7c American Idol on Fox Mercy on NBC The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC Gary Unmarried on CBS 9/8c Modern Family on ABC Criminal Minds on CBS Leverage on TNT Friday Night Lights on DirecTV Ghost Hunters International on Sci-Fi 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC 10/9c Ugly Betty on ABC The Jay Leno Show on NBC CSI: NY on CBS Real World: D.C. on MTV Nip/Tuck on FX 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?