What to Watch Tuesday: Raising Hope S.2 Premiere, Ben & Kate, Sons of Anarchy & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 2, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Sons of Anarchy S.4 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has a Dancing With the Stars: Defining Dances special, The CW has the sixth season premiere of Hart of Dixie, and FOX has the third season premiere of Raising Hope. Over on cable, Cartoon Network has the second season premiere of The Looney Tunes Show, Discovery Channel has the second season premiere of Alaska: The Last Frontier, ESPN has the second season premiere of 30 for 30, Golf Channel has the series premiere of Chasing the Dream, History has a How Playboy Changed the World special, Travel Channel has the series premiere of Airport 24/7, and truTV has the sixth fall season finale of Hard Core Pawn. Do you use @GetGlue or another social TV check-in app? I'd really like to know why or why not?

Prime Picks

Raising Hope (FOX): Season Premiere. The Chances meet Sabrina’s mother at her grandmother’s funeral. Jimmy finds out something that could cause problems for him and Sabrina. Tonight’s premiere is a fantastically funny return for the show. Loved meeting Sabrina’s mother and watching the Chances in her home. Ben & Kate (FOX): New. Kate has been lying about where they live to get Maddie into a better school, but after being summoned to the school because of her daughter’s tardiness, she fears things will be found out. I enjoyed tonight’s episode just as much as the premiere. The opening scene is both uncomfortable and totally funny. New Girl (FOX): New. Jess and Nick are examining their friendship. Schmidt tries to impress a Republican woman by pretending to be one of Mitt Romney’s sons. The Mindy Project (FOX): New. Mindy is put in charge of hiring a new nurse, while Jeremy is tasked with firing an incompetent nurse. Again, was happy to see that this week’s episode maintains the quality of the premiere and I quite enjoyed it. And again, I loved the opening scene and its play on the narration. As of now, FOX Tuesdays is my favorite two-hour comedy block on TV, as it’s the only one where I will be watching all two hours of it. Do you agree? Sons of Anarchy (FX): New. SAMCRO realizes they have a new enemy to deal with. Runs 64 minutes. Plays twice and again later. Last week’s episode replays between the two encores of tonight’s episode. What did you think of last week’s big death?

Solid Selections

Hart of Dixie (The CW): Season Premiere. Zoe is dealing with her feelings for George and Wade. Lemon is giving back her wedding gifts, while striving for a sense of independence. Go On (NBC): New. Ryan starts to take care of himself. Steven and Ryan head out on the town. The group helps Lauren study for a real-estate exam. Runs 30 minutes. Parenthood (NBC): New. Sarah meets Hank’s daughter and learns more about him. Zeek makes a new friend. Kristina is trying to get Maxx to branch out on things. This is easily the best show that practically nobody is watching.

Other Options

  • Dexter (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s seventh season premiere episode, “Are You…?,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s second season premiere episode, “The Smile,” replays. Plays again later.
  • NCIS (CBS): New. The team deals with psychiatric evaluations after the bombing while investigating the disappearance of an NCIS facilities manager.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. A retired Marine’s body is found after a drone strike and the team has to investigate why he was there.
  • Vegas (CBS): New. Ralph is looking into a home invasion that ended in murder. Savino hopes to gain the trust of a the new count-room manager that has connections to some Chicago mobsters.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has a WNBA Playoff game.
  • MLB Network has a doubleheader tonight.

Late Night

  • Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. Last Friday night’s episode replays.

Tuesday TV Marathons

ION has 12 episodes of Criminal Minds. Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation today. TNT has six episodes of Bones today. TV One has 12 episodes of The Jeffersons early. USA Network has 19 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. WE tv has five episodes of CSI: Miami tonight. What will you watch on Tuesday night?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Balaji K October 2, 2012 at 7:25 am

All 4 FOX Comedies
Sons of Anarchy
Vegas

2 Devin October 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Totally agree about Parenthood. Great cast and writing. It’s able to balance the drama with comedy and lightness well while still being very believable.

3 Jason the TVaholic October 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Balaji K, Good choices.

Devin, Yes, great cast. And, how fantastic has the addition of Ray Romano to the show been?

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