Tuesday's Highlights: Women's hockey at the Olympics
ON ICE: Hilary Knight and the U.S. women's hockey team play the Russians, 'XXI Winter Olympics,' 2:30 p.m. on MSNBC.
A Traveler's Guide to the Planets: The astronomy miniseries visits outer planets Neptune and Uranus (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic), then explores Pluto (not technically a planet)and beyond (7 and 10 p.m.)
NCIS: When the body of an AWOL Marine is fished out of the Indian Ocean, investigators determine he had been aboard the same Africa-bound freighter that Ziva (Cote de Pablo) was on when it sank a few months back (8 p.m. CBS).
American Idol: The Hollywood round continues with a two-hour episode (8 p.m. Fox).
How the Earth Was Made: The episode "America's Ice Age" charts the progress of different ice ages through the history of Earth and predicts when the next one is due (9 p.m. History).
Paranormal Cops: A homeowner calls for help when her houseguest is choked in her sleep by an unknown force (10 p.m. A&E). Then, in the season finale (10:30 p.m.), an ex-cop seeks answers to the mysteries uncovered in his job as a security guard.
Maneaters: The season finale visits survivors of tiger and leopard attacks (10 p.m. Animal Planet).
16 and Pregnant: A partying beach bunny realizes she is too immature to raise a baby on her own in the season premiere of the unscripted series (10 p.m. MTV).
The Odd Couple: Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon star in this 1968 adaptation of Neil Simon's Broadway hit (7:15 p.m. TCM).
XXI Winter Olympics: Men's hockey: U.S. vs. Switzerland; men's curling: U.S. vs. Germany (9 a.m. USA). Men's hockey: Canada vs. Norway, Russia vs. Latvia; women's curling: U.S. vs. Japan; women's hockey: Finland vs. China; men's curling: U.S. vs. Norway (2 p.m. CNBC). Women's hockey: U.S. vs. Russia (2:30 p.m. MSNBC). Men's hockey: Canada vs. Norway, Russia vs. Latvia; women's curling: U.S. vs. Japan; women's hockey: Finland vs. China; men's curling: U.S. vs. Norway (10 p.m. CNBC).
Pro basketball: The Clippers visit the Portland Trail Blazers (7 p.m. FS Prime); the Golden State Warriors visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. FSN).
Photo: Scott Gardener / Associated Press