On TV this Tuesday: Cougar Town kicks off a
grape great new season; Justified, the Liars and Ravenswood get going again; Intelligence and Killer Women make dangerous look pretty and a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent gets some answers about the afterlife. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | The team works with the DoD – including Gibbs’ former girlfriend Hollis Mann (returning guest star Susanna Thompson, Arrow) – to track down a stolen device before it’s used for a terrorist attack. William deVry (All My Children/General Hospital) guest-stars. (Read our Q&A with newcomer Emily Wickersham aka Bishop and get showrunner Gary Glasberg’s preview of coming episodes.)
8 pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) | Coulson uncovers vital information related to his death – sorry, his trip to Tahiti – but it may come at the cost of one of the team. Aiden Turner (All My Children) and Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital) guest-star. (Find out what star Clark Gregg has to say about his alter ego’s time in the islands, and why he says the “true” S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming.)
8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Midseason premiere: Hanna suggests that the girls find out who’s really buried in Alison’s grave. (Read what EP Oliver Goldstick says is ahead for Alison and the Liars.)
8:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) | One of Rosa’s perps (played by The Office‘s Craig Robinson) has information on a car thief Jake has been tracking for years.
9 pm Intelligence (CBS) | Sneak preview: Lost‘s Josh Holloway stars in this action-thriller about an intelligence operative outfitted with a super-computer microchip in his brain. Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), John Billingsley (True Blood) and Michael Rady (Melrose Place) co-star.
9 pm Ravenswood (ABC Family) | Midseason premiere: Mrs. Grunwald gets a ghostly visitor in the form of Miranda, but she’s not the only specter around…
9:30 pm Trophy Wife (ABC) | Kate completely underestimates Pete’s birthday curse, which makes planning for his big 5-0 quite complicated.
10 pm Justified (FX) | Season 5 premiere: Raylan tangles with the Crowes, while Boyd goes into the dark heart of the collapsing Detroit Mob. (Watch a promo, review the roster of guest stars and get intel from Walton Goggins.)
10 pm Killer Women (ABC) | Series premiere: In this new drama exec-produced by Sofia Vergara, Battlestar Galactica‘s Tricia Helfer stars as one of the first women to infiltrate the Texas Rangers. (Spoiler alert: She ain’t no Walker.) Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) plays the DEA agent with whom the nearly divorced Molly Parker dallies, while Helfer’s Galactica co-star Michael Trucco plays her brother. (Watch a steamy clip.)
10 pm Cougar Town (TBS) | Season 5 premiere: Jules is determined to be cool about Laurie and Travis dating. When Penny Can goes global and Bobby starts spending freely, Grayson confronts him about years of unpaid bar tabs.
NEXT TUESDAY: The Originals, NCIS: LA and Supernatural return; Face Off has its Season 6 premiere.
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