TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: Olympics, 3-5 p.m., 8-11:30 p.m.,
12:05-1:05 a.m., NBC; also cable.
On one side is pairs figure-skating; it tends to have
everything (style, grace, power) except American winners. On the other is
snowboarding; Americans win that one a lot.
Tonight, the men’s snowboard halfpipe concludes, with Shaun
White hoping for his third straight gold in the event; the pairs skating starts,
with the short programs. Also, women have their finals in ski jumping (normal
hill) and in free-style, slope-style skiing.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” 9:30 p.m., Fox.
Last week’s delightful episode saw the luckless Boyle
finally get lucky. He talked food (his only point of expertise) with a sexy
foodie, played by Marilu Henner.
Now his colleagues urge him not push the romance too fast.
Meanwhile, Holt (Andre Braugher) has a new opponent; also, Rosa and Amy have
trouble taking a costumed crimefighter seriously.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “American Experience,” 9 p.m., PBS
(check local listings).
When Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid robbed a train or a
bank, they brought smarts, skill and dynamite. They were, however, in the end
of a Wild West era.
The Pinkerton detective agency – big and relentless – stayed
in pursuit. When the guys cockily posed for photos, the pictures ended up on wanted
posters; when they retreated to South America, a letter home was intercepted.
Here’s a fascinating hour, following an 8 p.m. rerun on Billy the Kid.
Other choices include:
“The Goldbergs,” 8-9:30 p.m., ABC. Here’s a sampling of
three reruns of this likable show, catching an eccentric family in the 1980s.
First, a father-daughter roller-rink tradition is in danger, now that Erica is
a moody teen-ager. Then her brother wants to do karate in the school talent
show. And at 9, their mother is stunned when she invites the new neighbors and
they don’t respond.
“Dads,” 8-9 p.m., Fox. This so-so show ends its first season
with two episodes. First, Camilla (Vanessa Lachey) demands everyone quit
drinking, after her father-in-law (Martin Mull) ruins the family couch. Then
Eli and his dad (Seth Green and Peter Riegert) bicker so much that one ends up
in the hospital.
“New Girl,” 9 p.m., Fox. Linda Cardellini, of “ER” and “Mad
Men” fame, plays Jess’ wild sister.
“Twisted” return, 9 p.m., ABC Family. Hiding from police,
Danny finally tells friends what happened years ago, when his aunt was killed.
He also gets a hint that his dad may be alive and searches for him; so does his
mother (Denise Richards) and her friend (Ivan Sergei). Also, Lacey has key
information about Regina.
“Killer Women,” 10 p.m., ABC. Molly (Tricia Helfer) probes
the death of a basketball star.
“Justified,” 10 p.m., FX. Raylan seeks revenge – something
he’s good at – for the attack on Allison, the brainy social worker. Also, Boyd
is desperate to protect his wife Ava.