Winter may seem pretty while watching the Olympics, but for those of us still shoveling snow, it's getting decidedly old.
So, it's smart of HGTV to schedule a "Fixer-Upper" (9 p.m., TV-G) in mid-February dedicated to planning a garden.
But since this is the province of the camera-friendly Chip and Joanna Gaines, it won't be just any pea patch.
Look for a perfectly constructed garden big enough for fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers; as well as a chicken coop and a garden shed as big as a cottage that features a stone fireplace.
Look for shenanigans from Chip and flirtatious glances from Joanna and more proof that networks like HGTV have moved beyond instructional how-to series to documentary-style variations on family sitcoms, complete with product placements.
- ABC counters the Olympic Games with the two-hour special "The Bachelor Winter Games" (8 p.m., TV-14). It features a reunion of 25 contestants from past installments of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." This all takes place over four episodes in Manchester, Vermont. Help yourself.
- Fear of terrorism and the demonization of immigrants are some of the themes from nearly a century ago explored on the "American Experience" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG) installment "The Bombing of Wall Street."
On Sept. 16, 1920, dynamite exploded outside the offices of J.P. Morgan, killing 38 people and turning the financial district into a war zone.
While the crime was never solved, it helped galvanize federal efforts to systematize files on dangerous radicals, an effort undertaken by an ambitious young J. Edgar Hoover.
"Bombing" explores the fears of foreign extremists, communists and anarchists stemming from World War I and the Russian Revolution, and the deep suspicions about foreign-born Russian and Italian immigrants.
Earlier acts of terror, including the assassinations of the president of France in 1894 and U.S. President William McKinley in 1901 are ignored, even though both were killed by anarchists. But "Bombing" clocks in at less than an hour, so there's only so much history you can include.
- On the eve of Valentine's Day, "20/20" (10 p.m., ABC) celebrates romantic films, and interviews stars who appeared in memorable scenes, including Katherine Heigl, from "27 Dresses"; Nia Vardalos and Andrea Martin from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"; and Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan from the "Fifty Shades" films. Not sure if I'd file "Fifty Shades" under romance, though.
Tonight's other highlights
- 2018 Winter Olympics coverage (8 p.m., NBC) includes figure skating, alpine skiing and snowboarding and more figure skating (7 p.m., NBCSN).
- A man searches for a stranger who came to his aid in New York on 9/11 on "We'll Meet Again" (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings).
- A celebrity client seeks redress on "Bull" (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
- Pride's team pulls an end-run on "NCIS: New Orleans" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
- "Frontline" (10 p.m., PBS, check local listings) looks at the crackdown on gangs, particularly MS-13, often cited by President Trump in his remarks about the dangers of unsecured borders.
- Annie remains doubtful as clues about Jesse emerge on "Bellevue" (10 p.m., WGN, TV-MA).
- An eccentric bachelor (Jacques Tati) stars in the largely wordless 1958 French slapstick comedy "Mon Oncle" (10 p.m., TCM), an Oscar-winner for best foreign-language film.
Snow daze on "NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) ... Hospitals can be murder on "Lethal Weapon" (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14) ... Katie Sackhoff guest-stars on "The Flash" (8 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) ... Adultery on "LA to Vegas" (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14).
A mystery caller has a lead on Jefferson's father's killer on "Black Lightning" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) ... Too much homework on "The Mick" (9:30 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14).
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Barkhad Abdi and Dina Hashem appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS, r) ... Ricky Gervais, Matt Czuchry and Bon Jovi are booked on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r) ... Armie Hammer, Juno Temple, Charlie Puth and Kelly Clarkson appear on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" (12:35 a.m., CBS, r).