What to Watch Tuesday: Opening Act Goes Gaga, Annie's Affair Is Tested, DNC Kick-Off and More

On TV this Tuesday: It’s tough to keep a poker face when you learn you’re Lady Gaga’s Opening Act, Simon’s Covert Affairs are the subject of much discussion, a Happy Endings encore raises more than a glass, the Democratic party gets started and it’s just about time for the check on Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm Opening Act (E!) | Season finale: Von Smith is on the edge of glory when he finds out he’s been chosen to open for Lady Gaga.

8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) | In the first part of the season ender, the two finalists build their last dinner service menu and have it judged by world-renowned chefs. (The finale’s conclusion airs next Monday.)

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9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Sexy thief Alex Hunter (guest star Gloria Votsis) returns as Peter and the team investigate heists of rare artifacts. (Check out photos!)

9 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | In this Repeat to Revisit, almost everyone’s having erotic dreams about Dave, thank to Steak Me Home Tonight’s new signature drink.

9 pm MasterChef (Fox) | Chicken, lamb or… frog? That’s the mystery-box challenge in Part 1 of the cooking competition’s season finale. Choose wisely, contestants: Only the best dishes will help you continue to Part 2 of the final episode, which airs next Tuesday.

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10 pm Democratic National Convention (All Majors) | The broadcast nets’ primetime coverage of the DNC kicks off with a keynote address from San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and a speech from First Lady Michelle Obama.

10 pm Covert Affairs (USA) | When it becomes clear that Jai was investigating Simon, Arthur wants him brought in. So Annie – hoping to protect the sexy spy — requests the assignment.

10 pm Chopped (Food Network) | The final basket includes frozen pancakes. Let me just say that if using frozen flapjacks in your meal means you’re gourmet chef material, there have been many late night snack attacks where I was damn near Julia Child.

10 pm Hard Knocks: The Miami Dolphins (HBO) | Season finale: As the pre-season comes to a close, the Dolphins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys while the coaches prepare to make final roster cuts.

10 pm All the Right Moves (Oxygen) | Thanks to injuries and scheduling conflicts, Travis and Kyle must premiere Shaping Sound on their own at a dance convention. Trav, if you’re in doubt, just dust off this classic.

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

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  1. Mark says:

    Kimberly, you didn’t mention last week about the RNC kicking off? Are you bringing politics into an entertainment site because you are a Democrat? Heck, you didn’t mention the RNC on what to watch last Thursday!

    • Clint's chair is your audience says:

      Your post says 751 am. Are you fishing for political or any type of argument that early in the day? You sound like an instigator who likes to hang out in the slums of the internet, the yahoo comment section. Go get all the ignorant rhetoric you please there.

      • moobear says:

        As someone who watches both Fox News and MSNBC, I love politics, but I agree with Clint’s Chair, keep politics out of here. As for why the RNC wasn’t mention, we did have a devastating storm headed towards New Orleans and the RNC schedule was in flux.

      • Templar says:

        7:51 A.M. on here is 10:51 A.M. in NYC. How do you know where Mark is living?

      • Mark says:

        DNC was IN the headline. I had noticed last week that there was no mention of the RNC. I thought nothing of it last week because this is an entertainment site. It seemed Kimberly was advertising her politics.

        • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

          There’s nothing to see here, folks; it was I who added the DNC to today’s listings during the edit stage. (I was out last Tuesday and did not know the RNC had not been listed.) I also added the HARD KNOCKS finale, if any baseball or hockey fans have something to say about that.

    • JR says:

      Why do all conservatives think everyone is out to get them? The only person “bringing politics into an entertainment site” is you.

  2. Mister B says:

    Don’t forget the second half of Coma.

    • MockingbirdGirl says:

      That’s what I’ll be watching… though there’s a part of me that really, really wishes I hadn’t watched part 1 right before going to bed! (o_O)

  3. Nick says:

    HK & Masterchef, dvr HE & Apartment 23

  4. T.T says:

    White collar and covert affairs for me. One question isn’t von smith the shouty guy who was part of the top 36 in season 8 of Idol? Slezak back me up here?

  5. Bella says:

    White Collar and Covert Affairs

  6. Justin says:

    White Collar and Covert Affairs for me tonight.

  7. G says:

    America’s Got Talent Semi-Final.

  8. nick1372 says:

    Watching Hell’s Kitchen and possibly MasterChef, I may DVR it.

  9. steve says:

    Hopefully this is the start of the end of simon on covert as there’s no chemistery between him and annie what so ever

  10. Snsetblaze says:

    I don’t remember Simon as being a spy on Covert Affairs. I thought he was a “bad guy”. Did I miss something?

  11. Templar says:

    White Collar and High Society [TCM]. DVR-ing Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.

  12. drew sarat says:

    Who tuned in to A&E to see the conclusion of Coma and got the same episode as last night ? Pretty lame programming and what is the point.

  13. drew sarat says:

    The jokes on me. Stayed up past my bedtime to watch the conclusion of Coma. It was abysmal. Sad to see this as one of the final works of Tony Scott.