What to Watch Tuesday: Cougar Town, Liars and Two Other Premieres, Kimmel Moves Up and More

Cougar TownOn TV this Tuesday: Cougar Town returns on TBS to find out how merlot the Cul-de-Sac Crew can go, a Pretty Little Liar slips back to the fold, it’s Lying Game on for Sutton and Emma, Jimmy Kimmel goes Live a bit earlier and you’re Justified in your joy at the FX drama’s return. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Midseason premiere: Mona’s headed back to Rosewood High after her sanitarium stint, but is she really cured? Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are about to find out…. (See what’s ahead for the Liars!)

8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Burt and Virginia played a massive role in making Jimmy’s credit score plummet, so they beg a bank representative (Back to the Future‘s Christopher Lloyd) to clear their debt. C’mon, Virginia, just flash him that 1.21 gigawatt smile, and everything should be fine.

8:30 pm Ben and Kate (Fox) | Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) guest-stars as BJ’s mother, who has a surprising introduction to Buddy (Rob Corddry); Kate blames herself when Maddie fails a test to get into the gifted program at her school.

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9 pm The Lying Game (ABC Family) | Season 2 premiere: Alec is in jail after his arrest for Derek’s murder, and Rebecca and Sutton bond as they form a plan for the Mercer family. Meanwhile, Mads runs into a mysterious new guy. (Watch a video sneak preview!)

9:30 pm The New Normal (NBC) | White Collar‘s Matt Bomer guest-stars as Monty, an ex of Bryan’s whom the guys want to set up with Expanding Families’ Gary. Soon, though, Monty’s asking Goldie to be his surrogate. (Side note: What pretty, pretty babies would result, right?)

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10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | In the third-to-last episode of the series, Amelia goes on a series of disastrous blind dates – but then a work sesh and dinner with James turns into something very unexpected.

10 pm Africa (Discovery) | In the premiere of this seven-part series, the team behind Life documents the animals (rhinoceri! chimps! giraffes! lions!) and natural wonders of the vast continent.justified season 4 premiere The footage is so impressive, you’ll think it’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do….

10 pm Justified (FX) | Season 4 premiere: Raylan starts to investigate a decades-old cold case that might be tied to his criminal dad’s shady past.

10 pm Cougar Town (TBS) | Season 4 premiere: In their first week of marriage, Grayson becomes Jules’ “coffee and wine bitch.” What’s more, he won’t apologize for something unseemly he did… in Jules’ dream. Also, Bobby tries to make up for lost time by teaching Travis lessons about being a man.

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11:35 pm Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) | New time slot debut: The late-night chat fest moves up from midnight and brings along guests Jennifer Aniston (Friends) and No Doubt.

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  1. Frankieboy says:

    Whoooop! Welcome back Cougar Town!!! <3
    I will be watching! and also… The New Normal & PLL

  2. Elyse says:

    Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game <3

  3. Nick says:

    So much tonight:
    Off Their Rockers- dvr
    Raising Hope- live
    New Girl- dvr
    Happy Endings- live
    Apartment 23- live
    Go On- online
    The New Normal- online

  4. Adam Bramble says:

    Justified and Pretty Little Liars :D

  5. Danielle. says:

    PLL & The Lying game! Missed these two shows. They compliment each other so well. Perfect night.

  6. Rebecca says:

    Cougar Town. It’s been way too long without some penny can in my life.

  7. ollie says:

    raising hope apt 23 pp. it sucks i have no tbs so i cant watch cougar town. ugh. does anyone know when season 3 will be out on dvd or.where i can watch the new season online.

  8. Josh says:

    PLL and the Lying Game!

  9. Nicotine says:

    I won’t be able to DVR all these delicious programs tonight. I actually took off work so that I could watch the shows I can’t record…

  10. Eric says:

    Pretty Little Liars
    Happy Endings
    Don’t Trust the B
    The New Normal
    Private Practice
    Cougar Town

  11. Def the first busy night of TV of 2013. Also, thank God for TBS.

  12. Kel says:

    Cougar Town!

  13. D'Arcy says:


  14. Magically Suspicious says:


  15. Heatherjm says:

    Happy Endings
    Don’t Trust the B
    Cougar Town
    Raising Hope

  16. Curly Girly says:

    Whats up with ABC Family and all the Lying??? LOL

  17. Daniel says:

    Excuse me? No NCIS in this list :O Tonight is a big episode

  18. Danny says:

    Jennifer Aniston was on “Friends”? You’re kidding!

  19. Brandy says:

    Pretty Little Liars,Lying Game,Emily Owens MD

  20. paul says:

    No NCIS? Why because it will clean up anyhow????

  21. Jared says:

    Tonight’s ALL about The Lying Game!..i missed this show. So happy its back!

  22. Juan says:

    Yay cougar town is here, I’m so excited, will also wath the two ABC comedies, which go nicely with CT, parenthood, private practice, lying game, and PLL, so much tv lol

  23. Molly says:

    Sooo looking forward to Matt Bomer on The New Normal. I hope he’s shirtless at some point during the episode!

  24. omabin says:

    it’s comedy night! COUGAR TOWN, finallyyy! cougar town, happy endings, new girl, apartment 23, go on. Also, private practice, finally the amelia centric episode!

  25. Prue says:

    PLL, Emily Owens

  26. sarah says:

    Ben and Kate and Parenthood!
    I do not get Pretty Little Liars so I have to wait until the season is over to get the DVD!

  27. Bella says:

    NCIS and Justified

  28. Justin says:

    I’ll be watching NCIS, NCIS:LA, Happy Endings, Don’t trust the b in apt 23, and of course, penny caaaaannnn!!! Cougartown!!!! Thank you TBS!!!

  29. So flippin happy to get my Cul-de-Sac Crew back! Wooohooo for Cougar Town!

  30. Babybop says:

    Cougar Town!!!! Yes! And Raising Hope as always.

  31. Mikael says:

    Cougar Town is finally back!! I can’t wait to pound grape tonight!

  32. Mizz O says:

    Kimmel only till the more talented Jimmy, Fallon, moves to 11:35. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

  33. Eliza says:

    Raising Hope
    Cougar Town – thank you, TBS! :)

  34. cjeffery7 says:

    you had to look up the plural of rhinoceros didn’t you? ;-P

  35. CW says:

    Raising Hope

    A few laughs and a few tears.

  36. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Trying soooo hard to not freak out over the return of Justified, so here goes…Justified! [Golf clap]. I really want to see that Africa series too, but I’m going to have to hope they rerun it because I can’t miss Justified or Cougar Town.

  37. JP says:

    Penny Cannnnnn! I’m so glad Cougar Town will be on tonight — after my evening conference call, there can be monstrous glasses of wine!

  38. arial2 says:

    Meanwhile, I’ll be watching the all new NCIS episode, with Michael Nouri returning as Ziva’s dad, Mossad deputy director Eli David.

  39. Roses C says:

    I’m glad JUSTIFIED is back, it is just so enjoyable. Anyone familiar with Elmore Leonard’s books can be just bewitched by them. A great writer, and a good show.

  40. jsswite says:

    Justified. Justified. Justified.

  41. nick1372 says:

    Off Their Rockers (I’m surprised you didn’t include this; it is the season premiere after all)
    Ben & Kate
    The New Normal
    Go On
    Cougar Town

  42. bobbie says:

    NCIS, Emily Owens, The Lying Game, Apt. 23, and maybe I’ll try to catch up with pll, since I stopped watching after season 1. If Netflix has the older episodes. Should have looked over the holidays to see so I could fill in those empty days with more old tv. Having a great time with Archive.org and early 50s tv. I don’t know where people get those episodes, but I’m really loving “I Remember Mama”.