WATCH THIS:

  • "The Taste" (8 p.m., ABC): Forget the hoity-toity wine choices. Tonight, the contestants are challenged to create dishes that pair well with a nice, frosty glass of beer.

  • 2014 Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC): There's still plenty of gold to mine in Sochi. Tonight brings us prepackaged competition in figure skating, freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and regular ol' speed skating.

  • "King of Nerds" (10 p.m., TBS): Painful grade-school memories of dodgeball are dredged up in tonight's episode. But no worries: The showdown features teams composed solely of robots.

    Also on Thursday:

  • "American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "This Old House" (8 p.m., PBS)

  • "Rake" (9 p.m., Fox)

  • "The Millionaire Matchmaker" (9 p.m., Bravo)

  • "Project Runway: Under the Gunn" (9 p.m., Lifetime)

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