The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Tuesday

On TV this Tuesday: A pair of Christmas episodes served up NCIS-style, a Glee dilemma, Jimmy Chance channels Jimmy Stewart, the best of Conan and more. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm NCIS (CBS) | When a Navy captain is killed, NCIS must track down and protect his very pregnant lady friend from unknown assailants. It’s a Christmas episode titled “Newborn King,” she’s unwed and pregnant…? See where I’m going with this?

8 pm Glee (Fox) | Fall finale: When New Directions is asked to perform at two different events on the same day and at the same time, will they choose correctly and spread Christmas cheer? Or will their ambition get the best of them? Star Wars‘ Chewbacca guest-stars.

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9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | The NCIS team must locate a classified device with the power to destroy Los Angeles; Sam tries to track down a highly sought-after Christmas present for his daughter; Eric meets Nell’s parents. (Get a smidgen of scoop here.)

9 pm Proving God (History) | Can new scientific discoveries and digital age technology reveal tangible proof of God? This special explores how scientists and believers around the world are using science to open new frontiers in this ultimate quest.

9 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC) | Season finale: After eliminated players compete for the $100,000 “at home” prize, one of the three finalists will be crowned “Biggest Loser” and win $250,000 large!

9 pm New Girl (Fox) | The gang attends Schmidt’s holiday office party; Jess frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul.

9:30 Raising Hope (Fox) | It’s a Wonderful Life for Jimmy as he’s transported into a dreamlike state and experiences the world as though he never met Hope’s serial killer mom Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips).

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10 pm Unforgettable (CBS) | Carrie and Al discover that a renowned ghost hunter’s death is linked to a chilling discovery he made on a recent job. Perhaps as part of some unofficial ‘Redheaded Goddesses’ theme for the night, Jennifer Ferrin (Life on Mars) guest-stars as a client of the deceased.

10 pm The Conan One Hour Earlier Best of Spectacular (TBS) | Speaking of gingers: Conan hosts this special featuring his favorite moments from his first season on TBS.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? Also, hit the Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own.

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  1. Telly says:

    The NCIS descriptions sound exactly the same every single week.

    • Ingmar says:

      So true, haha.

    • James says:

      Tell me about it. Its disturbing to see how many people are just sheep to still watch such shows which have the same rehashed plot over and over again.

      • Michael says:

        So does that mean people who watch

        How I meet your Mother
        One Tree Hill
        Fox news
        family guy
        One Upon a time
        BoardWalk Empire
        and every show on earth are sheep too

        because their descriptions sound exactly the same every single week.

        • Simon Jester says:


          They really *don’t* all sound exactly the same every week… but procedurals tend to because they are “case of the week” stories. (And frankly, it’s a bit embarrassing that you need this explained.)

        • David says:

          Only CSI (NCIS for civilians) falls into that category from the shows you mentioned.

        • James says:

          @Michael: My comment was particularly for procedurals like NCIS, CSI and their clones. No matter how much you like them, you can’t deny they are repetitive. In what universe do HIMYM, OUAT, Boardwalk Empire have the same stories every week!!

          • Michael says:

            Every show is repetitive let see OUAT is a copy of Gilmore girls and Dawnson Creek

            HIMYM is a lot like Home Improvement

            and BoardWalk Empire is just like every other Horror show

          • James says:

            Dense much!I really have nothing tell you without it seeming rude.
            I was talking about repeatability or rehashing within the confines of the same show, not other shows. Frankly, those shows also have nothing in common.

      • Ben says:

        Why don’t YOU stop acting like a sheep, and try to give NCIS a chance? You will be surprised.

    • t.t says:

      Considering we just found out about Sam’s daughter in the last ep and she’s mentioned here and Eric finally meets Nell’s parents its not really the same. That said like always I’m tivoing NCIS LA and watching New Girl and raising hope. tuesdays feel empty without sons of anarchy though :(

    • AnnClau says:

      True the story every week looks kind of the same. It’s the same basic thing. It makes it easy for people to not follow it every week and still follow the story. But they always add little things about the characters life that makes it fun to watch every week. Like a gift to people who are faithful to the show. That’s what those shows are.

    • Steph says:

      so? who cares if the descriptions sound the same. Every episode is different which people would know if they watch the show instead of just reading a description. Clearly the 20 million people that are watching every week disagree.

  2. uhyeahright says:

    Definitely going to be watching both hours of Conan.

  3. Olivia says:

    Raising hope and unforgettable for me!

  4. Justin says:

    NCIS, NCIS: LA, Unforgettable and the TNT mystery movie “Good Morning, Killer” are on my must-watch list.

  5. scooterbeanbag says:

    I wonder how badly Glee will suck the holiday cheer out of Christmas this year?

  6. karen says:

    NCIS is my favorite show with a great cast. Definately not the same every week.

  7. Brenna says:

    NCIS and New Girl for me tonight! Since no more sons for another year, looks like im back to watching storage wars :)

  8. imene_gleek says:

    i’ll defenitly be watching GLEE!!

  9. GK says:

    Nothing except New Girl for me.

  10. Little Scarf Girl says:

    I really don’t like New Girl. I don’t think it’s that funny, and her roommates are all pretty bland. But if they keep having Justin Long guest star, I’m going to be compelled to keep watching!

  11. fernando says:

    No 90210, No Ringer, No Body Of Proof, No Parenthood, No TV for me =(, I guess I’ll watch ep. of Ally Mcbeal, I bought all the seasons recent and started watching them, its a really cute show.

  12. Jack says:

    With all these Hate for NCIS I wonder how it became number 1

  13. Bella says:

    NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles (DVRing New Girl), and I don’t know what I’ll be watching at 10:00. Normally, it’s Body of Proof.

  14. Eliza says:

    Raising Hope!!

  15. Sue says:

    Well it looks like I will be Christmas shopping tonight…I don’t watch any of those shows.

  16. alr says:

    I’m already suffering from SOA withdrawal. Don’t really watch much else on Tuesday nights. Guess it’s a Christmas DVD movie for me while I wrap presents.

  17. kevin says:

    Both NCIS shows continues to rule Tuesday nights whether it’s a fresh episode or a repeat, it depends.

  18. Lisa says:

    Last Man Standing
    New Girl
    Raising Hope

  19. Lisa says:

    Matt, you left the season premiere of Dirty Jobs off the list.

    Dirty Jobs on Discovery @ 9pm.

  20. Anita says:

    OH MY GOD LOL at that Glee description. I don’t watch anymore but as a big Star Wars I have to admit I am so freaking curious. XD

    Only watching New Girl tonight. :)

  21. TinCan says:

    Matt, thanks for pointing out History’s Proving God. I like science shows with all the new data from our space program(s).

  22. Rach says:

    watching NCIS and NCIS:LA live, and DVRing New Girl, Unforgettable, and Flashpoint (which should be on this list!!!)

  23. Michael says:

    I agree why no love for Flashpoint its the only show on TV that show cop in a good light