On TV this Tuesday: One incandescent caribou, Ringer vs. ringers, the latest Cougar Town cameo, a parade of undergarments that ain’t fitting in any lingerie drawer, and more. We’ve hand-selected 14 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) | I want to be a dentist.
8 pm Glee (Fox) | As the race for class president comes to an end, someone is caught trying to fix the results; Coach Beiste gets up the nerve to challenge Sue; things get complicated for Puck and Quinn. (Watch a video preview/see photos.)
9 pm Scott Turow’s Innocent (TNT) | The cabler’s brand-new Mystery Movie Night franchise kicks off with this adaptation of Turow’s sequel to Presumed Innocent, starring Bill Pullman (Independence Day) as Rusty Sabich, Marcia Gay Harden (Damages) and Alfred Molina (Law & Order: LA).
9 pm Ringer (The CW) | Fall finale: Henry enlists Bridget’s help as he targets a suspect in Gemma’s disappearance; Malcolm shares with the cops his suspicion of Charlie; Juliet develops an unhealthy obsession with Mr. Carpenter (raise your hand if you see where this is going!); and Machado meets with an informant (Buffy alum Amber Benson) in Wyoming.
9 pm The Epic History of Everyday Things (History) | This two-hour special recounts the extraordinary origins of everyday items.
9 pm New Girl (Fox) | Jess gets jealous when Winston joins her handbell quartet and proves to be — wait for it — a ringer; Nick and Schmidt engage in class warfare as they debate how to get the toilet fixed.
9:30 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | When an invention convention comes to town, Virginia urges the family to submit their own cash prize-worthy ideas — from unusually flavored yogurt (courtesy of Burt and Andrew) to a new baby mop (from Jimmy and Sabrina). Andrew Dice Clay guest-stars as himself.
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Season finale, Part 1: What can I say that I didn’t already tease here?
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Fall finale: Kristina and Adam, overwhelmed with their work schedules, put Max’s well being in danger; Julia tries to keep her distance from Zoe; Sarah and Mark think deeply about their future.
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie is rightly suspicious after she is approached by an MI6 operative who is unaware she’s with the CIA and wants access to the Smithsonian.
10 pm Flashpoint (ION) | A onetime recruit passed over by Parker enables a burglary at a hockey stadium. Then, when Parker doesn’t recognize him, he takes the sergeant hostage.
10 pm Sanctuary (Syfy) | Special night! Tesla and Magnus get warning signs that there’s a sentient being in their computer system.
10 pm Body of Proof (ABC) | A murdered young woman’s body turns up in place of a med school cadaver, leaving Megan to rely on a star student (Franklin & Bash‘s Dana Davis) to help solve the case. (You can also watch to try and spy the latest Cougar Town cameo.)
10 pm The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS) | Musical guests include Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Maroon 5, while one of the runway themes — in some unabashed bid to get guys to tune in, I reckon — is superhero-like lingerie costumes. (You can also watch to try and spy me in the crowd.)
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!