WATCH THIS:

  • Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC): Women's figure skating, typically the most-watched event in the winter games, gets under way tonight with the short program. U.S. champion Gracie Gold is among the top contenders. Elsewhere, there's action in alpine skiing, bobsled and snowboarding.

  • "Restaurant Takeover" (8 p.m., Food Network): In the latest episode, called "Hillybilly Heaven," the key thing you need to know is that the eatery in question has road kill on the menu. Bon appetit!

  • "Nature" (8 p.m., PBS): Don't let that cute little name fool you. The honey badger is a vicious, aggressive little critter. This new documentary explains why.

    Also on Wednesday:

  • "American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "The Departed," 2006 movie (8 p.m., AMC)

  • "Inside the Actors Studio" (8 p.m., Bravo)

  • "Criminal Minds" (9 p.m., CBS)

  • "Workaholics" (10 p.m., Comedy Central)

  • "The Real World: Ex-Plosion" (10 p.m., MTV)

  • "Kirstie" (10:30 p.m., TV Land)

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    "Nature" explores why honey badgers are among the world’s most fearless and aggressive animals.
    "Nature" explores why honey badgers are among the world's most fearless and aggressive animals. (Will Benson/PBS)