The Taste

Feb. 20, 2014: What’s On TV Tonight?

RAKEWhat’s on TV tonight? American Idol, Rake, Inside the Actor’s Studio (Matthew McConaughey) and The Taste. Here’s the highlights.

8 pm Eastern

American Idol | FOX
Rush Week – Results Show: Top 13 Revealed
The Top 13 finalists, made up of 10 vocalists chosen by voters and three wild-card picks by the judges, are revealed in a results edition.

Inside the Actors Studio | BRAVO
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey reflects on his life and career in an interview with James Lipton. Included: McConaughey’s break into film with 1993’s “Dazed and Confused”; his decision to play riskier characters; his preparation for the film “Dallas Buyers Club.”

NBA Basketball: Heat at Thunder | TNT
Heat at Thunder
Miami at Oklahoma City. The Thunder roared back from a 22-4 deficit to manhandle Miami 112-95 on Jan. 29, making 16 three-pointers to the Heat’s three. This ends six straight road contests for Erik Spoelstra’s squad, sandwiched around All-Star weekend.

Olympics 2014 Primetime: Figure skating, freestyle skiing | NBC
The gold medal is awarded in women’s figure skating, with U.S. skaters battling it out with Mao Asada and South Korea’s 2010 gold medalist Yuna Kim. Also: finals in women’s freestyle skiing (halfpipe) and men’s freestyle skiing (ski cross). Devin Logan (silver medalist in slopestyle) and Maddie Bowman are women’s halfpipe contenders, while John Teller is the U.S. hope in ski cross.

The Taste | ABC
The Finale
In the Season 2 finale, the four remaining chefs prepare meals using tripe, liver, wagyu beef, scallops and foie gras. Then, the final three have two hours to put together a breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The This Old House Hour | PBS
Italianate Inspiration
The exterior color schemes are presented; an 1870 Italianate style home is toured. Also: a solution to the ugly PVC intake and exhaust pipes that come out of a typical boiler; and some of Tom’s favorite applications for radiant heat. In the second half: a clawfoot tub with shower is installed; and a permanent fire-escape ladder is installed in a bedroom. Also: the best way to prune trees.

8:30 pm Eastern

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: WatchNTweet | TLC
Can I Say *****
In an enhanced episode, the family set up a swear jar after the girls’ language starts to get a little salty. Meanwhile, Anna tries to make a chicken potpie after declaring she wants to go to cooking school, and she gets a hand from Alana, who likes handling raw chicken.

9 pm Eastern

Chopped Canada | FOOD
Clams, Lamb, Thank You Ma’am
Clams prove problematic in the first round; kimchi makes an appearance in the entrée baskets; and the final two chefs get inventive when creating desserts with durian.

Couples Therapy | VH1
The couples discover they must discuss past trauma.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo | TLC
You Need Your Thumb to Vacuum Clean
Kaitlyn’s first birthday presents Anna with a difficult decision about her daughter’s anatomy; Alana bonds with her mother when she feels like her niece gets all the attention.

Impact Wrestling | SPIKE
Magnus vs. Gunner for the world heavyweight championship.

Project Runway: Under the Gunn | LIFE
Pompeii Team Challenge
The first team challenge requires the designers to create mini collections.

Rake | FOX
A chef is accused of bigamy, but Keegan thinks he can convince the jury that it’s not a crime—until news breaks of his other romantic relationships. Meanwhile, Mikki needs Keegan’s help when a former client starts harassing her; and Scarlet faces a legal problem.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta | BRAVO
The Social Edition
An episode featuring social-media content.

10 pm Eastern

Epic Yachts | DSC
Featured: yachts that offer the same luxuries found in boutique hotels, including customized furniture, high-tech gadgets, helicopter pads, sky lounges, theaters, gyms and steam rooms.

House Hunters | HGTV
Pro Baseball Player Wants Off-Season Party Pad in Vegas
A baseball pitcher and his wife look for an off-season residence in Las Vegas, where he’s set on finding a party pad with a pool, but she’s worried that might not be the safest choice for their baby boy.

King of the Nerds | TBS
Trek Wars
The contestants debate an age-old question, and one nerd’s big revelation comes into play. The guest judges are Kumail Nanjiani and Billy Dee Williams.

Mob Wives | VH1
Season Finale
In the Season 4 finale, Renee confesses that she’s penning a sex novel, then plans a release party. Meanwhile, Alicia appears before a judge.

Welcome to Myrtle Manor | TLC
A Pain in the Gas
A stock-car race is held to settle the score in a rivalry between trailer-park managers Becky and Roxy; Jared and Chelsey practice parenting; Amanda’s romance with a resident of another park is frowned upon.

10:30 pm Eastern

House Hunters International | HGTV
How Grenoble of You
A move to Grenoble, France.

NBA Basketball:Rockets at Warriors | TNT
Rockets at Warriors
Houston at Golden State. Rockets star James Harden averaged 30 points in a pair of early-December wins over Golden State, which shot just 8-for-38 from beyond the arc in the losses.

Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory | MTV
Rob stages a competition to find a driver for his new vehicle.






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