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Carl Icahn Gets the HBO Doc Treatment, Ludacris Returns to the Kitchen

ALSO: The teachers of Abbott Elementary get close, Olympic figure skating and bobsled, and more.
  • Photos: HBO, Discovery+
    Photos: HBO, Discovery+

    Documentaries are the order of the day as HBO looks at the life and career of Carl Icahn, known as the “Lone Wolf of Wall Street,” and Ludacris steps back into the kitchen in Discovery+’s Luda Can’t Cook. Also today: Janine (Quinta Brunson) aims to learn more about her “work family” at Abbott Elementary, the Olympics continue with women’s figure skating, Queens wraps its first season, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    Icahn: The Restless Billionaire: Original documentary. Director David Klein investigates famed financier Carl Icahn, who amassed close to $20 billion over the last half-century as part of the most well-known business deals of our times. The doc features interviews with Icahn, often referred to as the “Lone Wolf of Wall Street,” as well as family members, journalists, and fellow titans of industry. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Luda Can’t Cook: Series premiere. Rapper, actor, and entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges turns to the world’s greatest chefs and his famous friends for help mastering complex cuisines. The three-episode season follows the one-off special that was released last year. Watch trailer. Streaming on Discovery+

    Abbott Elementary: After Jacob (Chris Perfetti) reveals a detail about his personal life, Janine (Quinta Brunson) realizes she doesn’t know the other teachers as well as she thought. Meanwhile, when Gregory’s (Tyler James Williams) stern teaching style causes his class to underperform, Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and Melissa (Lisa Ann Walter) teach him how to make his lessons more fun. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Olympics Coverage:

    • Hockey: Men’s Playoffs Beginning at 9:25 AM ET/6:25 AM PT on USA
    • Nordic Combined: Men’s Individual Large Hill, 10km 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Biathlon: Men’s 4x7.5km Relay 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Speed Skating: Women’s Team Pursuit 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Bobsled: Two-Man Finals 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Figure Skating: Women’s Singles Short Program 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Alpine Skiing: Men’s Slalom 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Speed Skating: Men’s Team Pursuit 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    Queens: Season 1 finale. As the Queens prepare to be inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, they can't help but notice the void Brianna’s (Eve) absence from the group has left. Elsewhere, Naomi (Brandy) is waylaid when an old beau questions JoJo’s paternity, and Valeria (Nadine Velazquez) prepares to embark on her solo tour. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    Jeopardy College Championship: New episode. Mayim Bialik hosts the second-to-last quarterfinal of the two-week event. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    American Experience: The American Diplomat: Special presentation. The PBS docuseries explores the legacies of three African American ambassadors — Edward Dudley, Terence Todman, and Carl Rowan — who were asked to represent American ideals abroad while facing discrimination at home during the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy administrations. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    Real Dirty Dancing: New episode. The three remaining couples dance to “Time of My Life” and do the iconic Dirty Dancing lift, but only two will advance to the final. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    NBA Basketball: TNT offers two matchups tonight:

    • Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT
    • LA Clippers at Phoenix Suns 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Luda Can’t Cook, Discovery+, HBO, Abbott Elementary, Ludacris, Winter Olympics

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