The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Tuesday

On TV this Tuesday: A dilemma for the DiNozzos, separation anxiety for NCIS: LA‘s Kensi, a bunch of angry Sons, and more. We’ve hand-selected 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | “Giving Thanks” is [groan] the theme as the remaining finalists perform in a two-hour installment. (This week’s results show in turn airs Wednesday.)

8 pm NCIS (CBS) | After Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk and no memory of the previous night, a sidelined Tony must go against orders to try and prove his father’s innocence.

8 pm Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (BIO) | A profile of a comic who accomplished the seemingly impossible — he’s made ventriloquism hip again. In fact, Dunham has been the top-grossing touring comedian for two years running. And half that time he’s drinking a glass of water!

8 pm 90210 (The CW) | Dixon tries to pursue a relationship with a tentative Adrianna; an unexpected guest RSVPs for the holiday dinner Liam hosts for the gang; Naomi goes to (s)extremes to prove her love to Austin.

8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | When Kristin’s boyfriend accidentally falls asleep in her bedroom, Mike establishes a new and more hard-lined set of house rules.

9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | A botched assignment forces Hetty to fire Deeks and send him back to the LAPD, leading to an awkward goodbye — and unexpected emotions — for Kensi. (Read more here, and here.)

9 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Who will take home the unarguably gaudy mirrorball trophy this time?

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | An inappropriate moment at work disrupts Adam and Kristina’s marriage; a meeting with Zoe’s boyfriend may jeopardize Julia and Joel’s adoption plan.

10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie is sent to investigate an imprisoned CIA analyst’s daughter, who is believed to be helping her father (X-Men‘s Bruce Davidson) sell intelligence.

10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Hmm, what can I tell you…? Well, Jax gets wind of Wendy’s return; Bobby takes a meeting with Otto; and an overwrought Opie seeks a pound of flesh.