On TV this Tuesday: Covert Affairs spies its Season 3 finale, Chaz Bono Chers some good advice with the Degrassi kids, a former Gilmore Girl helps Matthew Perry Go On and Fringe starts over from the beginning. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Fringe (Science Channel) | Mitigate your grief about Olivia & Co.’s approaching end by rewinding to the beginning! Starting tonight, Science Channel will air three hours of the mind-bending sci-fi drama every Tuesday. (A marathon of the full Season 1 will take place this Friday and Saturday; check back later this week for TVLine’s full guide to Thanksgiving marathons and specials.)
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Rose has a crush on a high school football player who has a crush on Zoe — and the town discourages the doc from setting him straight until after the big game. Olympic Gold Medal gymnast McKayla Maroney is not impressed guest-stars as one of Rose’s friends.
9 pm Degrassi (Teen Nick) | In the two-part season finale (the conclusion of which airs at 9:30 pm), things get messy between Adam and a new friend. LGBT rights advocate Chaz Bono, guest-starring as himself, gives the transgender teen some good advice.
9 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | At Thanksgiving, Max gets his hands on a copy of the lost season of The Real World in which he and Brad appeared, so everyone sits down to revisit their first meeting from a decade ago. (I know it might impede your holiday-meal preparations, Alex and Dave, but it’s probably a good idea to hide the knives.)
9 pm Go On (NBC) | When Parenthood‘s Lauren Graham guest-stars as an old college friend of Ryan’s, the sports-talk host finds himself competing with Steven for her affections.
9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | Mindy decides to cook Thanksgiving dinner at Gwen’s house, where her former blind date Dennis (The Office‘s Ed Helms) shows up with a new lady on his arm. Again: Hide the knives, people.
9:30 pm The New Normal (NBC) | Bryan, David, Goldie, Shania and Rocky hold a Thanksgiving dinner and invite people with whom they need to make amends – like Shania’s dad Clay and David’s pop (Spin City‘s Barry Bostwick).
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Season finale: When a fellow spy is taken hostage, Annie travels to Amsterdam to eliminate Khalid once and for all.
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Jax scrambles to put his affairs in order, while Nero handles business with his old crew.
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Adam and Kristina (played by TVLine Performer of the Week Monica Potter) plan a sleepover for Max; Sarah and Mark encounter a parenting dilemma that boils over into a fight.
11 pm Flashpoint (ION) | Team One confronts a man desperate to keep the promise he made to his deaf nephew by protecting the only place the boy has ever felt safe.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit the comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots