TV highlights: Amy Adams on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ and Olympic figure skating


CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: The crew investigates the death of a 16-year-old girl who has ties to a brothel. (Monty Brinton/CBS)
February 18

The Winter Olympics (NBC at 8 p.m.) coverage finally lets us indulge in the women’s figure skating competition with hopefuls Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds and Ashley Wagner representing the United States in the short program. Also, men’s Alpine skiing (giant slalom) finals, women’s bobsled and men’s snowboarding.

The top 15 male “American Idol” (Fox at 8) contestants perform on this live two-hour episode.

“Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo at 8) features Amy Adams talking about her most notable roles in such films as “Junebug,” “Enchanted” and last year’s “American Hustle,” for which she has been nominated for an Academy Award.

“Nature” (MPT and WETA at 8) takes a look at the vicious honey badger (a.k.a. the “thug of the savanna”) and its renowned fearlessness in an episode titled “Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem.”

The “Criminal Minds” (CBS at 9) crew is in Pittsburgh investigating several murders that were probably committed by a pair of killers working as a team.

In a countdown of memorable moments from reality-show vacations, “Bravo’s Top Ten Vacations” (Bravo at 9) shows clips of the craziest scenes abroad from its stable of shows, including “The Real Housewives of New York City” and “Shahs of Sunset.”

Best friends who have worked in a grocery store in Charlotte for nearly 20 years turn to Keith for help on “Buy This Restaurant” (Food at 9) to fulfill their dream of opening a sports-themed restaurant.

“Super Skyscrapers” (MPT and WETA at 10) looks as the construction of the Shanghai Tower and China’s intense focus on tall buildings.

On “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS at 10), Nick and Greg investigate the death of a 16-year-old girl who might have strong ties to a brothel.

Concerned with how nice she is, Abbi tries out a bad attitude at a swanky party on “Broad City” (Comedy Central at 10:30), where she and Ilana meet some interesting DJs.

Donald Trump and actress Lupita Nyong’o are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a musical performance from Little Dragon.

Actors Matthew McConaughey and June Squibb join “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with music from Switchfoot.

Actor Bradley Cooper appears on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at midnight), along with musical guest Tim McGraw.

— Rachel Lubitz

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