9/11 Stories on 'We'll Meet Again,' Winter Olympics vs. 'Bachelor Winter Games,' 'The Flash'
We’ll Meet Again (8/7c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): Ann Curry delivers another emotionally charged episode of the moving docu-series that reunites people whose paths crossed during pivotal moments of history. In “Heroes of 9/11,” Curry introduces us to Patrick, a businessman who was visiting New York City on the fateful day of the terrorist attacks. He hopes to reconnect with Emily, a photographer’s assistant who comforted him after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Curry also tells the story of Timothy, a military chaplain on hand during the attack on the Pentagon, who’d like to thank a fellow chaplain who bolstered his faith on that terrible day.
The 22-year-old is one to watch this year.
The Winter Olympics (8/7c, NBC): Fan favorite Shaun White sparks the prime-time lineup as he goes for his third Olympic halfpipe gold. In live figure skating, pairs take the ice for the short program, which is where U.S. husband-and-wife team Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim stood out during the weekend’s team competition.
Bachelor Winter Games (8/7c, ABC): Or you could opt for this more-guilty-than-pleasure counter-programming stunt, in which 14 singles from across the globe descend upon Manchester, Vermont, to face off and perhaps hook up with a dozen veterans of what ABC calls “Bachelor Nation.” Chris Harrison hosts, Bachelor “royalty” Trista and Ryan Sutter return as grand marshals to kick things off, and sports journalists Hannah Storm and Ashley Brewer go slumming to provide a very different sort of play-by-play.
It's romance meets sports.
Inside Tuesday TV: Katee Sackhoff, a favorite since Battlestar Galactica, returns to The CW’s The Flash (8/7c) as Amunet, who kidnaps Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and slaps handcuffs with meta-dampeners on her to keep her from becoming Killer Frost. As one does. Adding to this week’s mayhem: The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) puts Barry (Grant Gustin) in a speedstar-proof prison. As one shouldn’t. … HGTV anticipates Valentine’s Day by giving one of the channel’s favorite couples a Fixer Upper special in Chip and Joanna’s Family Garden Project (9/8c), during which the Gaines family collaborates on a garden, cottage-style shed, chicken coop and chicken run on their farm. … ABC’s 20/20 goes inside the history of Hollywood’s most swoon-able movies in a “Lights, Camera, Romance!” special (10/9c), including insights on magic moments from An Officer and a Gentleman and The Notebook, songwriters made legends through Titanic and Dirty Dancing, and, inevitably, Fifty Shades stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. … Special Winter Olympics note: 17-year-old snowboard sensation and gold medalist Red Gerard makes his late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35/10:35c).