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Winter Olympics
7/6c NBC
For these Games, "folk/country" is the chosen dance for the original portion of ice dancing, so expect to see more than a fair share of flamboyant costumes. Also expect to see U.S. teams in the thick of the medal race. Making its Olympic debut this year is ski cross, with former alpine skiers Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett the U.S. contenders racing down hills four skiers at a time. "In this sport, you just strap on the skis and take a roller-coaster ride," says Rahlves. Also in skiing is the men's giant slalom, with Ted Ligety (U.S.) and Benjamin Raich (Austria) top picks for the podium. Bobsled's two-man event concludes with the gold-medal runs, and according to U.S. driver Steve Holcomb "the track favors experienced teams — the Russians, Germans and the U.S." And this evening on MSNBC, Canada and the U.S. square off in men's ice hockey. "It's the best of the best for each country," says U.S. goalie Ryan Miller. "It's like an all-star game, only with more intensity." — Dave Roeder

British Academy of Film Awards
8/7c BBC America
For those of you taking part in an Oscar pool this year, you may want to watch this closely. In years past, many BAFTA winners have gone on to take home the Academy Award. Telecast from the Royal Opera House in London, the 63rd annual fete will honor such films as Avatar, The Hurt Locker and An Education, which lead the pack with eight nods each, followed closely by District 9, which has seven. — Karen Andzejewicz

Cold Case
10/9c CBS
Music from legendary rock group the Doors is featured in this circus-themed episode in which a teen aerialist, known as the Human Butterfly, tragically falls to her death during a 1971 performance. But was it an accident or murder? Featured songs from the band include: "Light My Fire"; "Riders on the Storm"; "Love Her Madly"; "Waiting for the Sun"; and "People Are Strange." — Tim Holland

American Dad!
9:30/8:30c Fox
You don't often see the words "hobbit" and "hockey" in the same sentence, but Roger ties them together tonight. It turns out that he was the1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team's enforcer. As for the "hobbit" part, it comes late in the show, but first there's another "h" word to consider: hero. Stan idolizes those underdog gold-medal winners, so now he has to idolize Roger too. (Stan's other hero, not surprisingly, is Ronald Reagan.) Olympians Mike Eruzione and Rob McClanahan have voice cameos. — Paul Droesch

Brothers & Sisters
10:01/9:01c ABC
The last time we saw French artist Luc (Gilles Marini), he left Sarah, and the U.S., after designing the label for Ojai's award-winning wine (which, thanks to Ryan, went down the drain, literally and figuratively, so draw your own metaphors). But tonight he's back in the country, has his work hanging in a gallery, and apparently has been kicking himself for leaving. Well, it's almost too perfect when he learns that it's Sarah who's an admirer of his painting — until he realizes she's there with Roy. — Joe Friedrich