What to Watch Tuesday: NCIS Hits the Beach, Idol Goes Live, the White Collar Finale and More

Prime SuspectOn TV this Tuesday: NCIS heads to the Bahamas (and the barber), White Collar‘s finale puts you in an Empire State of mind, Golden Boy gets a House call and Pretty Little Liars is in the swim of things. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Let the live episodes begin! Half of the 20 semifinalists perform in Las Vegas, and America votes.

8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Gibbs’ barber asks for his help ruling out his son as a suspect in a huge crime. (Do this, Jethro, and you may never have to tip again!) Meanwhile, DiNozzo and probationary agent Ned Dorneget (played by Matt Jones) track a suspect in a stolen money case to the Bahamas. (See photos.)

8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | While Zoe’s still reeling and trying to keep it together re: Wade, Brick and Shelby’s big decision about their relationship prompts a concerned Lemon try to sabotage things – with George’s help.

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Aria, Emily and Hanna suspect the worst when Spencer goes missing; Emily meets Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin.

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9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | Chris O’Donnell directed tonight’s episode, which finds Sam’s wife (returning guest star Aunjanue Ellis, The Mentalist) resuming a former CIA cover after a case suggests ties to Sidorov and his stolen nukes. Erik Palladino (ER) also guest-stars.

9:30 pm The New Normal (NBC) | It’s Halloween (?), so Bryan goes pumpkin-picking with gal pal Nicole Ritchie and then, with the help of Sing!‘s make-up artist (Star Trek‘s George Takei), dictates everyone’s costumes — though David balks at a [She Who Shall Not Be Named] theme.

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10 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Season 4 finale: Peter and Neal are one heist away from retrieving the evidence box hidden inside the Empire State Building – but Senator Pratt has a whole lotta FBI agents looking for the exact same thing. (Already renewed.)

10 pm Body of Proof (ABC) | When a victim’s family — including guest star Tim DeKay, White Collar — is sure their daughter was killed by the Devil, Megan & Co. must rule out Donald Trump separate fact from fiction. (Check out the new Season 3 cast photo.)

10 pm Justified (FX) | Boyd discovers he still has an Ellen-May problem, and Raylan’s dynamite-fishing nets some unexpected results.

10 pm Golden Boy (CBS) | A petty thief leads Clark to a murdered drug addict with a missing daughter. Odette Annable (House) guest-stars as ADA Kat O’Connor.

10 pm Smash (NBC) | Jimmy and Kyle get butterflies when Hit List is read for the first time; Ivy’s new co-star Terry (Will & Grace‘s Sean Hayes) makes her think her leading-role nab may not be the triumph she thought it was. (Get scoop!)

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!