On TV this Tuesday: Sons of Anarchy revs up Season 5, the returning Bravermans prove that one of Parenthood’s toughest moments is watching a child leave for college and we find out what David and Bryan’s life was like before baby-making became The New Normal. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to look out for tonight.
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Eliana, Tiffany, Cyrus and Chehon dance their hearts out in the last episode before next week’s season finale. Rob Marshall, director of Chicago and Nine, returns as guest judge — maybe this time he won’t be upstaged by someone throwing a shoe.
9 pm Go On (NBC) | Regular time slot premiere: A suggestion made by grief-group member Ryan (played by Matthew Perry) yields unintended consequences.
9 pm Face Off (Syfy) | It’s a zombie/Alice in Wonderland mash-up when Resident Evil director/guest judge Paul W.S. Anderson presides over a challenge.
9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Neal goes undercover as a Wall Street stock trader… and stumbles onto a fight club where the victors are rewarded with insider information. So naturally, Neal and Peter must step into the ring. Victor Webster (Castle) and Sprague Grayden (24) guest-star.
9:30 pm The New Normal (NBC) | Regular time slot premiere: We find out how David and Bryan met, while Nana tracks down Goldie’s ex-husband.
PREVIEW | Sons of Anarchy: Tara Takes on Gemma, Wendy and… Everyone Else in Season 5!
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Season 5 premiere: Jax settles into his duties as king of SAMCRO. However, there’ll be no coronation for the recently crowned Son, as a brutal series of events surrounding Big Bad Damon Pope (Lost‘s Harold Perrineau) threatens the club. (Read preview!)
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | In the Season 4 opener, the Braverman family tries to gather for a family portrait as Haddie heads off to college, Crosby and Jasmine navigate married life, Julia and Joel labor to make their adopted son feel at home,and Sarah tries to land a job with a photographer (Emmy winner Ray Romano).
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | After the game-changing events that took place last week, Annie’s life hangs in the balance and the team works to figure out exactly what the frilly heck is going on! (Read preview!)
10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | In this repeat of the tearjerking Season 5 finale, Amelia’s baby is born, Pete makes a huge decision about his family and Sam makes an even huger decision about Addison.
10 pm Collection Intervention (Syfy) | The original Apollo, Richard Hatch, joins Elyse when she visits a Battlestar Galactica fan whose memorabilia stash is out of control.
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