What to Watch Tuesday: NCIS Pop Quizzed, New Girl Meets Elvis, Game On, Face Off Finale & More

What to WatchOn TV this Tuesday: The McAdmiral’s on deck on NCIS, New Girl slips on blue suede shoes, The Game kicks off another season and The Face and Face Off pick winners. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Jamey Sheridan (Homeland) guest-stars as McGee’s never-before-seen father, a Navy admiral who becomes involved in the team’s investigation of an incident aboard the USS Borealis. Also: Stan Burley is back! (View photos.)

8 pm Here Comes Peter Cottontail (The CW) | This 1971 Rankin-Bass holiday special – about a young rabbit who dreams of becoming Chief Easter Bunny — features the voices of song-and-dance legend Danny Kaye and American Top 40‘s Casey Kasem.

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9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | In Part 2 of this planted spin-off, the Red team — populated by Kim Raver (24), John Corbett (Parenthood) and Scott Grimes (ER) — work with their L.A.-based counterparts to track down a terrorist before he disappears.

9 pm The Face (Oxygen) | Season 1 finale: The final four fight it out to become the face of Ulta Beauty. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm Face Off (Syfy) | Season 4 finale: The three remaining contestants create waterproof looks for the Vegas show Le Reve. (Already renewed.)

9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | When Mindy’s not hitting it off with Danny’s childhood friend (played by Bill Tangradi, Argo), she’s trying to sabotage Josh’s ex-girlfriend’s application to move into her building. Ellie Kemper (The Office) returns as Heather; Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) also guest-stars.

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10 pm The Game (BET) | Season 6 premiere: Derwin’s life is in disarray after he is traded from the Sabers. (Neither Pooch Hall nor TV wife Tia Mowry are back as series regulars.) Meanwhile, top draft pick Bryce “Blue” Westbrook (newcomer Jay Ellis) celebrates joining the Sabers by attending Malik’s pop-up party and kissing childhood crush/actress Keira Michelle Whitaker (90210‘s Lauren London).

10 pm Golden Boy (CBS) | Clark’s mother (returning guest star Polly Draper, thirtysomething) asks for help with a loan shark.

10 pm Smash (NBC) | Sam’s back in town! So why isn’t Tom happy? Elsewhere, Jamey Sheridan turns in his second guest turn of the evening and original Rent cast member Daphne Rubin-Vega appears.

10 pm Justified (FX) | In this season’s penultimate episode, the Drew Thompson case becomes a fiasco that Raylan can only fix by besting Boyd in a hunt for the unwitting woman caught in the middle.

10 pm Cougar Town (TBS) | Partridge Family mom Shirley Jones shows up as half of an elderly couple that enlightens Jules and Grayson about the perks of being old.

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46 Comments
  1. Eric says:

    New Girl
    The Mindy Project
    Cougar Town

  2. Raver says:

    Go On! Like Duh!
    FRIENDS re-union! wouldn’t miss it!

  3. Elyse says:

    with PLL on break until summer i won’t be watching anything live this week! i’ll be DVRing everything.

  4. DavidSask says:

    None, however Smash still gets the dvr until end of show!

  5. NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles as usual! :-)

  6. laura says:

    NCIS
    NCIS LA

    I am missing PLL. Come on June 11th.

  7. Lime says:

    New Girl
    Smash

  8. Amanda says:

    Reality competition night for me: Splash, DWTS and Face Off.

  9. ollie says:

    go on and new normal

  10. Aprilcot says:

    New GIrl
    Mindy Project
    Face Off on the DVR

  11. Sean T says:

    The Face! Go Zi Lin!

  12. sarah birkin says:

    The new normal,
    Go On,
    new girl,
    the mindy project,
    smash,
    cougar town,
    golden boy,
    justified.

    As usual :D

  13. Amber says:

    No love for “The game”?

  14. Brandy says:

    Smash

  15. keith says:

    New girls channeling Carl Perkins?

  16. Bella says:

    NCIS, NCIS LA, Justified

  17. mike says:

    NCIS
    NCIS LA
    Golden Boy

  18. King says:

    The Mindy Project and Golden Boy.

  19. Kendall says:

    Ncis

  20. Kathy Lambert says:

    I love that NCIS has a new episode this week but I have to say that I really wish they would move on from the ” bad father is murder suspect” storylines. They did it with Robert Wagner and after Eli died I think it’s time to move on from these father stories. Wish that Lily Tomlin would come back for McGee. Leave the daddy story now to Tony although it’s always expected every year around Dec or January that Robert Wagner appears.

    • Wanda says:

      I have to agree with you, Kathy – here we have yet even MORE “Daddy Drama” on NCIS. Ho-hum *YaWn* Been there, done that. And why is EVERYONE’s mother either dead and/or non-existent on NCIS?? It’s always about Dads only – I think that’s a big part of the problem,because it’s sort of not even realistic. No wonder these characters have such major dysfunctional issues – poor things!!

      • znachki says:

        It’s not just the Teams’ families, it’s a general thing on the show. None of the victims ever seem to have much in the way of family either. Seriously. Some one should do a tally.

        Just for fun, I’d also like for someone to do a You Tube video that just consisted of all of the “We’ve got a dead ——-” fill in the blank, or a “Grab Your Gear” montage! I’ve looked but don’t recall seeing one.

    • znachki says:

      In all fariness, I think that Tim’s daddy issues were the first alluded to on the show. I remember many years ago, Tim asking – Tony or maybe Kate – if they’d ever seen “The Great Santini”, which told you tons about his relationship with his dad right there. So I say that it’s about time. All we know is that the Admiral is “involved” in the case. I’m betting he’s not a suspect.

  21. chris says:

    The Voice
    Justified
    Cougar Town

  22. MaryAnn says:

    You didn’t mention Body of Proof?

    Although I was one of those who really didn’t like seeing most of last season’s supporting cast let go, I do have to say that Mark Valley has such excellent chemistry with Dana Delany’s Megan that if people give it a chance, we could be looking at the next Castle. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the action and suspense have been ratcheted way WAY up, so that it feels like a totally different show. If you haven’t seen it this season, and you ever had any interest in the show at all, do check it out.

    • GS says:

      I agree about their chemistry but I’m just so over them trying to pass off a woman who is close to 60 off as a late 40’s, stiletto wearing crime solver. She’s beautiful so why lie about her age since no one is buying it anymore. I do like Mark Valley though and didn’t think I would. I can’t stand Dr. Murphy though and find myself wishing this serial killer from tonight would get rid of her.

    • Danyelle says:

      I am pretty sure they don’t list every show on that night. There’s a little square coffee table magazine that does that :)

    • Shaun says:

      Lacey is no Alexis and even if she were she is hardly on this show anymore,which is a shame because I like her.

  23. GS says:

    Is there not a new Body of Proof tonight? I’ll watch DWTS results and that’s it for me. Tuesday night sucks and on Monday the DVR can’t record enough of what I want to watch.

  24. Joe Petitjean says:

    NCIS,NCISLA and BOP

  25. Spoiler Junkie says:

    New Girl – Jess as Elvis, enough said.
    The Mindy Project – this comedy is really growing on me
    Justified – Ellen May FTW

  26. JJ77 says:

    BAD night for TV, except for JUSTIFIED!!! ;>)

  27. JJ77 says:

    Bad night for TV except JUSTIFIED!!!

  28. Andy says:

    Go On, The New Normal, New Girl, The Mindy Project, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Golden Boy

  29. Norah says:

    Body of Proof! Love this show.

  30. Roni says:

    Go On
    Face Off

  31. Kevin says:

    The Voice, New Girl, Mindy Project, Smash! And Dance Moms on DVR (sorry, guilty pleasure)
    Tuesday is so packed

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