What to Watch Thursday: FLOTUS Visits Fallon, Actors Studio Feels Alright, Taste Fades and More

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Inside the Actors Studio McConaugheyOn TV this Thursday: The Taste savors a final dish, Idol reveals its Top 13, Lando Calrissian Nerds out and First Lady Michelle Obama gets classy with Jimmy Fallon. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Winter Olympics (NBC) | Tonight’s events include figure skating, freestyle skiing and the women’s halfpipe gold medal final.

8 pm The Taste (ABC) | Season 2 finale: The final four must create a dish using tripe, liver and scallops.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The Top 13 finalists are revealed during this live results show. (Michael Slezak ranked the Top 15 girls and Top 15 guys.)

8 pm Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo) | Matthew McConaughey discusses his more-than-”Alright, alright, alright” career — including his Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated role in Dallas Buyer’s Club. 

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9 pm Rake (Fox) | Well, someone has an appetite! When a restaurant owner (The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli) is accused of bigamy, Keegan must convince the jury that there is nothing wrong with having multiple wives.

9 pm Braxton Family Values (WE tv) | The Season 3 finale includes a trip to the Grammys, a birthday soiree, a christening and a heart-to-heart conversation.

9 pm Under the Gunn (Lifetime) | The designers are required to create mini collections in the first team challenge.

9 pm Chopped Canada (Food Network) | The chefs must incorporate durian – dubbed the world’s smelliest fruit – into a dessert.

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10 pm King of the Nerds (TBS) | As the Nerds debate an age-old question, one player reveals that (gasp!) he has never seen either Star Trek or Star Wars – much to the horror of guest judges Billy Dee Williams (um, Star Wars!) and Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash).

Midnight The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | First Lady Michelle Obama pays a visit and Arcade Fire performs.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

Comments (17)

  • The Olympics end on Sunday right? Regular programming resumes Monday?

    Comment by tara17 – February 20, 2014 05:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Long answer: 23rd is a Sunday, and last I checked that was the day it ends, so… Yes. Short answer: Yep.

      Comment by Peter W Dawson – February 20, 2014 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hallelujah, Praise The Lord, the closing ceremonies for the Olympics is Sunday!
      Man what a time-waster these Olympics have been.

      Comment by Name That Tune – February 20, 2014 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Disagree completely. I think these Olympics have been crazy exciting to watch. Can’t wait for the 2018 winter games already.

        Comment by wenraz – February 20, 2014 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And in 2018, I hope the networks remember that some of us would like to watch something else between the hours of 7PM and 10PM MST (8 to 11 EST). After all, most of the things you wanted to see were available online throughout the day . . . Why imprison the rest of us?

          Comment by Name That Tune – February 20, 2014 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • So agree! It’s February, we’re sick of Winter, and there’s no new episodes. It would be nice if the other networks at least showed movies instead of repeats of shows aired a few weeks ago.

            Comment by tara17 – February 20, 2014 11:51 AM PDT  
        • Of course, a lot of people find the Olympics exciting, or it wouldn’t air on network TV. This thread is about not liking the Olympics and wanting regular programming instead. I personally highly dislike the Olympics, but I understand why others enjoy them.

          Comment by tara17 – February 20, 2014 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t with all the Olympics going on today. I’m livestreaming from my office and I might die of all the tension.

    Comment by xav – February 20, 2014 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m just impatient for regular shows to return!! The Olympics are great but I miss my shows!

    Comment by Mandy – February 20, 2014 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First Lady Michelle Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and a repeat of the Winter finale of Scandal. Next Thursday: Parenthood & Scandal returns with fresh episodes.

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – February 20, 2014 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jimmy Fallon! Such a breath of fresh air for the tonight Show.

    Comment by John – February 20, 2014 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tonight, it’s The Taste for me. Ludo vs. Bourdain. Great entertainment.

    Comment by Name That Tune – February 20, 2014 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be watching the Olympics and then Jimmy Fallon (who’s been killing it this week — loved the Brian Williams “Rapper’s Delight” mashup yesterday). Wonder if the First Lady and Jimmy will do a followup to their “Evolution of Mom Dancing” skit?

    Comment by Jon – February 20, 2014 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s “durian,” not “dorian” – durian is a stinky fruit (and it smells NASTY!), while “Dorian” is the character pleayed my Michael Ealy on “Almost Human.” No word on how he smells, though I’m sure there’s more than one woman here who’d like to find out…

    Comment by Steve F. – February 20, 2014 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s durian, not dorian and it is the smelliest fruit on the planet.

    Comment by Larry McD – February 20, 2014 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only thing about the Olympics killing so much of the scripted tv is that now I’m willing to watch Rake in lieu of nothing. And kind of enjoy it. I went through all 13 episodes of House of Cards, too. Awesome! Fantastic! I hate that we have to wait so long for Season 3.

    Comment by bobbie – February 20, 2014 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gave up on Rake after two episodes. Annoying beyond belief.

    Comment by Doug – February 20, 2014 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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