On TV this Tuesday: Private Practice takes down its shingle, Flashpoint goes out with a boom, Pioneers of Television pays homage to Krystal Carrington and her ilk and Parenthood wraps its season. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Taste (ABC) | Two-hour premiere: In this new series, 29 cooks try to impress foodies Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludovic Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey with a single spoonful. From there, they make it into the competition rounds… or don’t.
8 pm Pioneers of Television (PBS) | Adjust your shoulder pads and sharpen those claws, because primetime soaps such as Dallas, Dynasty and Peyton Place are the subject of tonight’s hour, which features interviews with Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans and Joan Van Ark, among others.
8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Hanna and Emily investigate a new clue while Aria is sidelined by the flu; Spencer surprises Toby for their anniversary. (Get more scoop!)
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | George’s visiting mom, who’s not loving her son’s new squeeze Tansy, devises a plan that forces him and Zoe to talk about their feelings. Elsewhere, Lemon is shocked to learn the identity of Brick’s secret girlfriend.
9 pm New Girl (Fox) | Nick goes undercover to investigate a suspicious student in Jess’ adult-education class. (Watch a preview.)
9 pm Go On (NBC) | Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) guest-stars as a former group member who tries to force everyone to choose between her and Ryan.
10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | Series finale: As the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off comes to a close, Audra McDonald’s Naomi returns to stand by Addison’s side on her wedding day (watch video/view photos), Cooper has a hard time as a stay-at-home dad and Violet begins a new project close to her heart. Sarah Ramos (Parenthood) guest-stars. (Read preview!)
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Season finale: Sarah finally chooses between Mark or Hank, Jasmine and Crosby get exciting news while planning an anniversary getaway, and Kristina and Adam prepare for the next phase of her treatment. (It’s far too early to talk renewal… though we currently have it as a “sure thing.”)
10 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Midseason premiere: To find the truth behind his father’s crime, Neal goes undercover in the world of counterfeit whiskey to take down an Irish mob boss. (Read what series creator Jeff Eastin has to say about what’s ahead.)
10 pm Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan (BBC America) | Series premiere: This new travel-adventures series finds the Lost alum trotting the globe to find the planet’s most “badass” animals. (Does that include polar bears?)
11 pm Flashpoint (ION) | Series finale: The members of Team One put their lives on the line to save the city from a nightmare of radioactive bombs and a sadistic adversary.
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