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The Bachelor Winter Games presents an Olympics where the sex is part of the competition

Chris Harrison addresses an international delegation of the single-and-ready-to-mingle on The Bachelor Winter Games (Photo: ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, February 13. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC, 8 p.m.): NBC’s primetime coverage from Pyeongchang tonight includes figure skating pairs, the women’s slalom, and the finals in men’s halfpipe. But it won’t include footage of any athletes attempting to hook up between heats, a legitimate reality of life in the Olympic Village previously chronicled by Cosmopolitan and our friends at the Onion News Network. (Second link NSFW—“nude snowboarders fucking wildly.”) But to find an international sporting competition where performance is directly tied to performance (wink wink, nudge nudge), you’ll need to turn to the first night of The Bachelor Winter Games, the dating-show spin-off that puts the “field” in “playing the field.” Somewhere in the halls of the NBC Sports Group, an executive is kicking themselves for not introducing something like this into their Olympics slate.

Regular coverage

Black Lightning (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

20/20: Lights, Camera, Romance! (ABC, 10 p.m.): Elsewhere in the annals of fictional feelings: 20/20 presents a seasonally appropriate behind-the-scenes look at The Notebook, the Fifty Shades series, 27 Dresses, and other Valentine’s friendly fare—and just in time for the launch of The A.V. Club’s new film column, When Romance Met Comedy. Aw, 20/20! You shouldn’t have.

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