On TV this Tuesday: Emily Owens, M.D. makes her bright and untwisty debut; Covert Affairs and Flashpoint start up again; a Boss marathon catches you up and Obama and Romney are the guests of honor at a town hall meeting. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.
10 am – 7 pm Boss marathon (Starz) | It’s National Boss Day, so celebrate with Mayor Tom Kane! Catch up on all episodes from the drama’s Season 2 before Friday’s season finale.
8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | In the conclusion of a two-part episode, Virginia begins to agree with the authorities: Maybe Maw Maw is better off in a state-run nursing home. Also, Jimmy hopes to stave off Alzheimer’s Disease with some tips he gleans from the home’s elderly residents.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Unhappy that her alumni magazine has her listed as “retired,” Zoe invites the reporter to Bluebell to set the record straight. (My advice? Maintain the “retired” status, Z. Keep your classmates guessing.)
9 pm Emily Owens, M.D. (The CW) | Series premiere: On her first day as an intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, recent med school grad Emily (The Good Wife‘s Mamie Gummer) has run-ins with both her crush (Smallville‘s Justin Hartley) and her high school nemesis (Aja Naomi King). If you’re thinking the set-up sounds like a bubblier Grey’s, you’re not wrong. Kelly McCreary (White Collar), Necar Zadegan (24) and Michael Rady (Melrose Place) co-star.
9 pm Presidential Debate (All major networks) | Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answer questions in a town-meeting format at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. CNN’s Candy Crowley moderates.
9 pm The Men Who Built America (History) | This four-part series, launching tonight, chronicles the effect Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford had on the United States and its position as a global superpower.
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Season 3 resumes with what executive producer Matt Corman tells TVLine is a “high-octane hour” that finds Auggie, Joan and Arthur working with Eyal (Oded Fehr) to bring Annie home from a Russian prison. (Get a video sneak peek!)
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Jax brings a new proposal to the club, with serious consequences.
10:30 pm Our Longest Drive (Golf Channel) | Premiere: This unscripted series follows three golf buddies as they take a fourth pal – who happens to be deceased and cremated – on a 5,500-mile RV trip to the Arctic Circle to play one last round of golf.
11 pm Flashpoint (ION) | Fifth and final season premiere: Team One must step in to keep the peace when a volatile man goes to dangerous extremes to make things right with his ex-wife and estranged daughter.
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