Share story

‘The Taste’

The twist to this food competition is that the contestants (both professional chefs and home cooks) prepare a “taste” for multiple judges, who then blindly sample the fare, then decide who should stay and who should go. The judges here are Anthony Bourdain (pictured, from left), Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, on ABC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

This week, save 90% on digital access. or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Thursday

“Mrs. Miniver” (1942), 7 p.m. (TCM): William Wyler’s Oscar-winning classic about the tensions faced by a family of hardworking Brits in war-torn England.

“XXII Winter Olympics,” 8 p.m. (NBC): From Sochi, Russia. Figure skating: men’s short program; freestyle skiing: men’s slopestyle gold medal final; speed skating: women’s 1000m gold medal final; skeleton: women’s competition.

“Rake,” 9 p.m. (Fox): Ben asks Keegan to take over his case involving an alleged cannibal; Mikki makes a decision about her career.

“Project Runway: Under the Gunn,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): The designers must create a performance look for Zendaya to wear onstage at her next concert.

“King of the Nerds,” 10 p.m. (TBS): The teams must build their own robots; an alliance is shattered in the “Nerd Off” against zombies.

“House Hunters International,” 10:30 p.m. (HGTV): A couple follows a job opportunity in Denmark.

The New York Times

Custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.