What to Watch: Sons of Anarchy Rides Again, Parenthood Returns, Fight Collar and More

On TV this Tuesday: Sons of Anarchy revs up Season 5, the returning Bravermans prove that one of Parenthood’s toughest moments is watching a child leave for college and we find out what David and Bryan’s life was like before baby-making became The New Normal. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to look out for tonight.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Eliana, Tiffany, Cyrus and Chehon dance their hearts out in the last episode before next week’s season finale. Rob Marshall, director of Chicago and Nine, returns as guest judge — maybe this time he won’t be upstaged by someone throwing a shoe.

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9 pm Go On (NBC) | Regular time slot premiere: A suggestion made by grief-group member Ryan (played by Matthew Perry) yields unintended consequences.

9 pm Face Off (Syfy) | It’s a zombie/Alice in Wonderland mash-up when Resident Evil director/guest judge Paul W.S. Anderson presides over a challenge.

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Neal goes undercover as a Wall Street stock trader… and stumbles onto a fight club where the victors are rewarded with insider information. So naturally, Neal and Peter must step into the ring. Victor Webster (Castle) and Sprague Grayden (24) guest-star.

9:30 pm The New Normal (NBC) | Regular time slot premiere: We find out how David and Bryan met, while Nana tracks down Goldie’s ex-husband.

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10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Season 5 premiere: Jax settles into his duties as king of SAMCRO. However, there’ll be no coronation for the recently crowned Son, as a brutal series of events surrounding Big Bad Damon Pope (Lost‘s Harold Perrineau) threatens the club. (Read preview!)

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | In the Season 4 opener, the Braverman family tries to gather for a family portrait as Haddie heads off to college, Crosby and Jasmine navigate married life, Julia and Joel labor to make their adopted son feel at home,and Sarah tries to land a job with a photographer (Emmy winner Ray Romano).

10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | After the game-changing events that took place last week, Annie’s life hangs in the balance and the team works to figure out exactly what the frilly heck is going on! (Read preview!)

10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | In this repeat of the tearjerking Season 5 finale, Amelia’s baby is born, Pete makes a huge decision about his family and Sam makes an even huger decision about Addison.

10 pm Collection Intervention (Syfy) | The original Apollo, Richard Hatch, joins Elyse when she visits a Battlestar Galactica fan whose memorabilia stash is out of control.

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


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  1. Adrien says:

    Parenthood! I can’t wait anywore!! I hope that Amy is’nt really breaking up with Drew!! I love them together!!!

  2. I almost fell over when I thought Private Practice (season 6) was airing tonight.

  3. Rita says:

    “Sons of Anarchy” could not come fast enuf..I cannot wait to see what Mr. Sutter has up his sleeve this season..

  4. Mina says:

    I saw Sarah Ramos on the street yesterday and I was half-tempted to chide her for those curly bangs. Will watch SoA, tivo Parenthood (the easiest way to sit through the sobbing Bravermans is to not.)

  5. JKR says:

    Covert Affairs!

  6. King says:

    Covert Affairs and Go On

  7. Shaun says:

    WC,CA and SOA :)

  8. Velvet says:

    White Collar
    Covert Affairs
    The New Normal

  9. Lauren says:


  10. Juan says:

    Yay parenthood is back, will also watch Go On, of course SYTYCD, and maybe the PP repeat so I can remember all that happened

  11. John says:

    White Collar, Covert Affairs. Starting to be I like the “summer” offerings more than the “regular” season’s….

  12. bobbie says:

    White collar…..

  13. nick1372 says:

    DVRing Go On and The New Normal, and right now I’m going to watch the Last Resort pilot. :-)