What to Watch Tonight

Colbert's Late Show Begins, Playing House Finale and More


On TV this Tuesday: Stephen Colbert ushers in Late Show 2.0, Playing House has an absolute ball, Game Night‘s got more than just Soul and CBS spends far too much time at the Zoo. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Hulu
    The Awesomes

    Season 3 premiere: The Awesomes are in quite the pickle when Prock’s dad returns from space infected with Dr. Malocchio’s evil serum.

  • NBC
    America's Got Talent

    The second semi-final installment finds 11 acts performing in front of the judges.

  • Fox
    Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

    Season 4 finale: A licensed physician seeks help from grade school tots with not-so-difficult trivia. Sure hope he’s not on my HMO! (Not yet renewed.)

  • CBS
    Zoo

    Two episodes: First, Jackson is injured after a run-in with Zambian rebels. Then at 10 pm, an unexpected turn of events puts all at risk.

  • HBO
    Hard Knocks

    Season 10 finale: Training camp with the Houston Texans comes to a close. (Not yet renewed.)

  • ABC
    Extreme Weight Loss

    Season 5 finale: A 310-pound career woman learns her excess weight may prevent her from having children. (Not yet renewed.)

  • NBC
    Hollywood Game Night

    Season 3 finale: Celebs include Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Ming-Na Wen (S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Mel B. (AGT). (Not yet renewed.)

  • TNT
    Public Morals

    If you haven’t already binge-watched TNT’s cop drama, Episode 3 finds Muldoon coming face-to-face with the Irish mob at Mr. O’s wake.

  • USA Network
    Playing House

    Season 2 finale (two episodes): Emma, Maggie and Rabbi Dan plan the policeman’s ball. Then at 10:30 pm, Maggie gets Emma concert tix. (Not yet renewed.)

  • CBS
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    Series premiere: Oscar winner George Clooney and presidential hopeful Jeb Bush join Colbert for his debut episode; bandleader Jon Batiste performs. (Adjust your DVRs: the premiere will run long, to 12:44 am.)