Wednesday's TV Highlights: Chance has a plan to rescue a computer genius on 'Human Target'
CAPTIVE: Chance (Mark Valley, left) tries to rescue a genius (Kevin Weisman) on 'Human Target' at 8 p.m. Fox.
Taboo: The new episode "Beyond the Grave" explores how different cultures around the world deal with the issue of mortality (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).
Faces of America With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Stephen Colbert's great-great-grandfather escaped poverty in Ireland, chef Mario Batali learns great-grandfather settled in Montana, and the great-grandfather of Queen Noor of Jordan settled in New York (8 p.m. KCET).
Gary Unmarried: Gary's (Jay Mohr) competitive streak rises to the surface when Allison's (Paula Marshall) new boyfriend, Howard (Rob Huebel), offers to take Louise (Kathryn Newton) on a birthday trip to New York. Keegan-Michael Key, Brooke D'Orsay and Rob Riggle co-star (8:30 p.m. CBS).
American Idol: Part 4 of the Hollywood round; the remaining 24 semifinalists are announced (9 p.m. Fox).
Man vs. Wild: Bear is stranded in Northern Africa and gets creative finding food, water and shelter (9 p.m. Discovery).
Solving History With Olly Steeds: Olly searches for a piece of art called "The Amber Room" that was the pride of the Russian Czars before being looted by the Nazis (10 p.m. Discovery).
Leverage: The team decides to hide in plain sight while trying to take down a corrupt mayor and his gunrunning partner in the season finale (10 p.m. TNT).
XXI Winter Olympics: Curling, women's: USA vs. Germany. (9 a.m. USA). Hockey, men's: Finland vs. Belarus; hockey, women's: Canada vs. Sweden. (Noon MSNBC). Curling, men's: USA vs. Switzerland; hockey, men's: Sweden vs. Germany, Czech Republic vs. Slovakia; hockey, women's: Switzerland vs. Slovakia; curling, women's: Great Britain vs. Sweden. (2 p.m. CNBC). Curling, men's: USA vs. Switzerland; hockey, men's: Sweden vs. Germany, Czech Republic vs. Slovakia; hockey, women's: Switzerland vs. Slovakia; curling, women's: Great Britain vs. Sweden. (10 p.m. CNBC).
College basketball: Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo at Cal State Northridge (7:30 p.m. FSN).
Pro basketball: The Atlanta Hawks visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).
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