What to Watch on TV Tuesday: Leverage S.5 Fall Premiere, Parenthood, Sons of Anarchy & More

News & Notes

Get Sons of Anarchy S.4 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the 15th season finale of Dancing With the Stars.

Over on cable, BBC America has the first season finale of Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S., Bravo has the sixth season finale of Flipping Out, TNT has the third fall season premiere of Rizzoli & Isles and the fifth fall season premiere of Leverage.

Prime Picks

Raising Hope (FOX): New. The whole family enters a 1K walk, which gets Burt and Virginia thinking about their age and Jimmy is having trouble supporting Sabrina after she gets into a fight with her ex.
Ben & Kate (FOX): New. Kate finds it hard to take Will seriously after seeing what he looks like while playing the guitar. Tommy attempts to get Ben a job at the country club.

New Girl (FOX): New. Jess and CeCe’s biological clocks start ticking a bit louder after they find out that a friend is pregnant. Schmidt needs some advice with how to deal with Emma, guest star Carla Gugino.
The Mindy Project (FOX): New. Mindy finds herself in an awkward position after a teenage neighbor come to her for birth control. Danny deals with a complaint involving Morgan. Very much enjoying this show, as I laugh out loud 2-3 times an episode. Tonight’s episode is no exception. What do you think about The Mindy Project?

Sons of Anarchy (FX): New. Jax continues working his plan to take the club in a different direction. Runs 90 minutes. Plays three times. So much happens in this episode, yet it leaves so much open for next week’s finale. Can’t wait to see how things play out.

Solid Selections

Hart of Dixie (The CW): New. Lemon and Zoe both think something is up with Ruby and work together to figure out if she has an ulterior motive for sticking around. Wade doesn’t want to have a certain conversation with George.

Go On (NBC): New. Guest star Misty May-Treanor, playing herself, invites Ryan to play in a volleyball game with her friends to help him get back into the dating scene. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 30 minutes.

Parenthood (NBC): New. Julia is having trouble being a stay-at-home mom. The Luncheonette is dealing with a disruptive neighbor. Mark and Sarah are having trouble getting on the same page regarding relationship and parenting problems. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Dexter (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Helter Skelter,” replays. Plays again later on Showtime.
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The title pretty much explains it all in this animated holiday classic narrated by Boris Karloff. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Homeland (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Two Hats,” replays. Plays again later on Showtime.
  • Leverage (TNT): New. The team goes after a mega-store opening in a small town. Plays again later. Always enjoy this show, but this one is a little heavy-handed with the big box stores kill small towns backdrop for the story.
  • NCIS (CBS): New. The team is searching for a kidnapped teenager and Abby and Ziva work with a witness to the abduction.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. Hetty’s knowledge of a case comes into question as the team investigates the murder of a wealthy former CIA agent.
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. The team investigates after a man dies of poisoning at the precinct café. Tommy and Lydia try to work things out regarding the baby. Plays again later. An okay episode.
  • Shrek the Halls (ABC): Repeat. Shrek wants a cozy holiday, but things don’t go as planned when the whole fairy-tale gang shows up. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Underemployed (MTV): New. Sophia is having trouble paying her rent. Daphne uses Raviva and Sophia in a focus group. Miles needs some medical attention.
  • Vegas (CBS): New. Rizzo hires Savino’s former mistress as a singer at the casino. Lamb works with the military on a murder case. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with North Carolina State at Michigan followed by the North Carolina at Indiana.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Minnesota at Florida State followed by Maryland at Northwestern.
  • NBA TV has a game tonight.
  • NBC Sports has a college basketball game tonight with Vermont at Harvard.

Late Night

  • Flashpoint (ION): New. The team responds to a biker gang war that breaks out in a neighborhood before a second bomb goes off.
  • Hunted (Cinemax): Repeat. Last Friday night’s episode, “Polyhedrus,” replays.

Tuesday TV Marathons

ION has 12 episodes of Criminal Minds.
TNT has six episodes of Bones.
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 TV Tuesday?

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