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What to watch on TV for the week of February 11 - February 17: The Winter Olympics, a new Bachelor series, and much more

February 11, 2018 Updated: February 11, 2018 at 9:32 am
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Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard navigates the top section of the course on his first run in the Olympic Mens Snowboard Slopestyle event Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Gerard took the gold medal in the event. Photo by Mark Reis, ZUMA Press/The Gazette

Sunday 
“Here and Now” (7 p.m., HBO, Series Premiere) - Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins star in the premiere of this dark comedy that focuses on disparate forces polarizing American culture. 

“Homeland” (7 p.m., Showtime, Season Premiere) - Season seven begins with Carrie and Franny living with Maggie’s family in DC. Meanwhile, Saul and the federal employees detained after the attempt on the President-elect’s life are in prison. You can read my spoiler free preview right here.

Monday 
“The Winter Olympics” (6 p.m., NBC) - US snowboarders Chloe Kim and Shaun White drop into the halfpipe. Also up tonight: men’s alpine skiing and women’s speedskating. 

“The Bachelor” (7 p.m., ABC) - The pressure mounts as the crucial hometown dates loom, but first Arie and the remaining seven bachelorettes travel to beautiful Tuscany, Italy. 

Tuesday
“The Winter Olympics” (6 p.m., Fox) - Figure skating pairs’ short program, women’s alpine skiing slalom, and men’s snowboarding halfpipe gold medal. 

“The Bachelor Winter Games” (7 p.m., ABC, Series Premiere) - In the premiere, 25 bachelors and bachelorettes from around the world meet in the streets of Manchester, Vermont for a grand celebration of unity and love. In the lineup is Denver resident and former Bachelor, Ben Higgins. 

Wednesday 
“The Winter Olympics” (6 p.m., NBC) - Gold medal finals: pairs’ free skating, men’s alpine Super G and women’s 1000m speedskating. Also up tonight, men’s skeleton. 

“The Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS) - The race continues in Bahrain and Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Thursday 
“The Winter Olympics” (6 p.m., NBC) - Men’s figure skating (short program) stars US teen Nathan Chen; medals in women’s snowboard cross and men’s skeleton. Plus: women’s skiing freestyle (aerials) and cross-country (10km). 

“Top Chef Colorado” (7 p.m., Bravo) - The chef embark on the first leg of the finals in Telluride. For the Quickfire challenge, they are tasked to make a dish incorporating sarsaparilla. Then the chefs cook at Alpino Vino, a restaurant at the highest elevation in North America.  

Friday 
“The Winter Olympics” (6 p.m., NBC) - Finals in men’s figure skating and women’s alpine skiing (Super G) are on tap; plus women’s skiing aerials and skeleton. US teen skater Nathan Chen hopes to unseat Sochi winner Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. 

“Good Will Hunting” (6:45 p.m., Cinemax West) - For me, “Good Will Hunting” is one of those movies you watch to the end no matter where it is when you come across it. 

Saturday 
“The House” (6 p.m., HBO) - Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as a married couple who attempt to pay for their daughter’s college tuition by running an illegal casino in the suburbs with their eccentric neighbor. 

“The Winter Olympics” (7 p.m., NBC) - The giant slalom gets underway in men’s alpine skiing and medals are awarded in speed skating short track. Also tonight, the women’s skeleton and men’s ski jumping (individual large hill). 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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