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.

PREVIEW | The Lying Game Sneak Peek: Ted Finally Comes Clean – Will Emma Do the Same?

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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!)

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  1. Definitely watching NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles tonight! :-)

  2. Elyse says:

    Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game :)

  3. Tran says:

    Definitely watching Pretty Little Liars. :-)

  4. jsswite says:

    Justified, as always.

  5. How's Annie says:

    PLL and Smash.

  6. Rae says:

    Tuesday…my favorite night…watch live…NCIS, NCIS LA, Justified
    DVR…Pretty Little Liars and White Collar

  7. Brandy says:

    PLL,Lying Game,HoD,Smash

  8. Leo says:

    The New Normal episode is the one that’s supposed to air around the time Hurricane Sandy hit. I’m glad they’re airing it instead keeping it on shelves, since it’s a great episode. Hint: Katy Perry.
    Golden Boy and PLL for me. And of course Idol Top 10 Girls. Needs a good laugh (aka Zoanette)

    • George says:

      When I read the description I thought NBC may have decided to air a repeat at the last minute, then I remembered this episode never aired (but they did release a few sneak peaks)

  9. d01 says:

    Hart of Dixie!!!
    oh pll and smash too..

  10. Prue says:

    HOD, TNN and PLL

  11. ollie says:

    hart of dixie. as mad as I want to be that raising hope isnt on bc of stupid idol, im still happy that it got renewed.

  12. Joe Petitjean says:

    NCIS and The Taste and BOP

  13. Bandit says:

    NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Justified

  14. kirads09 says:

    White Collar

  15. Jamey says:

    NCIS LA & White Collar

  16. forwarddad says:

    Idol Live and Smash.

  17. Dianne says:

    I will give Golden Boy one more chance, but doesn’t look too great to me.

  18. jj says:

    Full night: NCIS, NICS LA, Body of Proof

  19. Maria says:

    Oh goody. Can’t wait to see the writers of the NCIS script make Tony look like an idiot/overgrown fratboy hitting up chicks on the beach. He has always been my favorite character, but I have very low expectations for how they’ll write this one.

    • Pat D. says:

      Oh come on, the greatest Tony moment of all time was him on Spring Break, finding the wet t-shirt picture of Kate, and letting loose one of the evilest laughs this side of Mark Hamill’s Joker. =)

  20. Alex says:

    Nothing! This is a night full of crap.

  21. A says:


  22. Nicole says:

    White collar

  23. Roni says:

    Great TV night! – PLL, Go On, White Collar, Face Off

  24. Jared says:

    Hart of Dixie
    The Lying Game

  25. Jerri says:

    NCIS, Body of Proof, White Collar, NCIS Los Angeles for me tonight.

  26. Norah says:

    Body of Proof, baby!

  27. Mary Edwards says:

    Well you forgot the best show on tonight, even with it being a rerun Beauty and the Beast at 9PM on the CW is the only one I will be certain to watch. Everyone needs to take another look at the terrific show. The pilot and first couple of episodes were not as good as they could have been but this show has done nothing but IMPROVE. Check it out and see for yourself.

  28. nina says:

    Of course, WHITE COLLAR! Its going to be a nail-biting cliffhanger.
    I’ve been on-edge all day. Can’t wait.

  29. Bowen says:

    NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, PLL

  30. Sable says:

    I will watch, DVR, or both White Collar, Body of Proof and Smash.

  31. vicki says:

    Justified and maybe NCIS

  32. nick1372 says:

    Off Their Rockers
    Go On
    The New Normal
    Body of Proof
    Cougar Town
    Wow, I am so far behind on my Tuesday shows. I have 5 OTRs, 4 Goons, 4 TNNs, and 3 Cougar Towns to watch. And that’s not including tonight’s originals. (Phew)

  33. Bobbie says:

    NCIS, Lying Game, Smash. I hope this week’s Smash is better than lasr week’s snoozer. If I was an advertiser, I’d want my money back.

  34. Britta Unfiltered says:

    JUSTIFIED SPOILERS FROM LAST WEEK AHEAD: I have heard a rumor that Drew Thompson will be revealed tonight. Despite what happened on last week’s episode, I still think there’s a good chance it’s going to be Arlo. There’s only two scenarios that make sense here. First is: They’ve been building up this Drew Thompson thing for so long I feel like it almost wouldn’t make sense if it wasn’t Arlo. I just can’t see Arlo going out on a limb to protect anyone but himself by hiding that bag in his wall, etc. Also, there’s that connection between Drew and Raylan’s mother’s kin. (Look at me being all Justified folksy using words like “kin”). I think the Dixie Mafia figured out Arlo was Drew and had him murdered in prison. They were itching pretty bad to get Drew killed. The other scenario that could make sense is the real Drew Thompson hired that cop in prison to kill Arlo to keep him from revealing who he was. I think Arlo would have to be scared sh*tless of Drew Thompson to protect his identity like that, but it still doesn’t make a ton of sense. I mean, come on, Arlo being scared of someone? No way, man, he is a bad ass mo’fo. But I suppose they could be going that direction. I just like the idea better that Arlo was living some secret identity, because that would change everything for Raylan and open up a whole lot of storylines for him with new family members, struggling to figure out he is all over again, etc. Just imagine the possibilities.

  35. Meaghan says:

    Justified. In my opinion it is the best written show on television right now. It never disappoints and the actors always deliver. Look forward to it everyweek.