WATCH THIS:

  • Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC):

    Bob Costas may have taken a few days off, but you've been steadfastly planted on the couch all this time. That's the spirit! Tonight, your reward is being able to watch the best female figure skaters in the world vie for gold -- all in pre-packaged, tape-delayed sequined splendor.

  • "Inside the Actor's Studio" (8 p.m., Bravo): Brace yourself for lots of gushing from James Lipton. Tonight's episode is devoted to Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey, who just happens to be on the hottest streak of his career.

  • "King of the Nerds" (10 p.m., TBS): Contestants debate the age-old question: "Star Trek" or "Star Wars"? May the farce be with them.

    Also on Thursday:

  • "The Taste," series finale (8 p.m., ABC)

  • "American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "Rake" (9 p.m., Fox)

  • "Killer Karaoke," season premiere (10 p.m., TruTV)

  • "SWV Reunited" (10 p.m., WE)

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