TV highlights: Matthew McConaughey stops by ‘Inside the Actors Studio’


INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO: Matthew McConaughey on the show's latest episode. (Tony Behar/Bravo)
February 19

Winter Olympics (NBC at 8 p.m.) coverage tonight includes women’s freestyle skiing (halfpipe) and men’s freestyle skiing (skicross).

After two nights of performances, this season of “American Idol” (Fox at 8) has its first live elimination episode to create the top 13, which will be made up of 10 vocalists chosen by the voters and three wild-card picks by the judges.

FINALE WATCH: To wrap up its delectable second season, “The Taste” (ABC at 8) has the remaining chefs preparing meals with high-end ingredients and then after an elimination, the final three face-off in a challenge where they have two hours to put together a breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Matthew McConaughey stops by “Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo at 8) to reflect on his diverse career, from his launchpad role in 1993’s “Dazed and Confused,” to one of his first critically acclaimed performances in “Dallas Buyers Club,” for which he has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Keegan’s newest client is an accused bigamist on “Rake” (Fox at 9), but he thinks he can convince the jury that it’s not actually a crime — until news breaks of his other romantic relationships.

“Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel at 9) explores the stories behind a handcrafted doll and a 1930s criminal case, a bottle with a secret message from the 1874 Charley Ross kidnapping and a mesh screen found at an alleged Sasquatch encounter.

FINALE WATCH: “Braxton Family Values” (WE tv at 9) finishes up Season 3 with Tamar at the Grammys and a surprise christening.

FINALE WATCH: Season 4 of “Mob Wives” (Vh1 at 10) ends on a dark note when Renee confesses that she’s penning a sex novel and Alicia appears before a judge.

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central at 11) hosts MSNBC’s latest recruit, Ronan Farrow.

U.S. men’s slopestyle skiing Olympians Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper stop by the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with “The Americans” actress Keri Russell and a performance from ventriloquist Terry Fator.

Actor Jonah Hill and “Duck Dynasty” cast members Willie and Korie Robertson stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with music from Jetta.

First lady Michelle Obama and comedian Will Ferrell are both on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at midnight), along with a performance by Arcade Fire.

Rachel Lubitz

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