What to Watch Tonight: Pretty Little Liars, the Premieres of Covert Affairs and Sullivan & Son, and the Series Debut of FX's Tyrant

By Andy Daglas

Jun 24, 2014

What to watch on Tuesday, June 24...

8pm, ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars
Alison grapples with a personal loss in “Surfing the Aftershocks,” while Hanna does some soul-searching. Elsewhere, Spencer and Emily don their sleuthing caps to dig up details about Jason’s past.

9pm, PBS
American Experience
“Freedom Summer” chronicles the efforts to boost African-American voter registration in Mississippi in 1964. The mobilization brought together local activists and student volunteers from around the country to strike a blow against Jim Crow.

9pm, USA
Royal Pains
While Divya goes nanny-hunting, the rest of the gang play matchmaker for Eddie and Emma. Meanwhile in “A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough,” Hank treats a private dick. What? No, it’s slang, it means “detective.” Honestly, you people.

9pm, ABC Family
Chasing Life
April has second thoughts about dating Dominic after learning of his rakish rep in “Blood Cancer Sex Carrots.” In other romantic wrinkles, Sara introduces Ben to her family, which goes about as well as that sort of thing usually does on a TV show.

9pm, TNT
Rizzoli & Isles
Even as the team grieves a lost comrade in “...Goodbye,” a strange case comes knocking in the form of a blood-soaked woman who claims to have murdered someone. The only problem—well, okay, not the only problem, but certainly a big one—is that she can’t remember who she supposedly slew.

Middle Eastern expatriate Barry Al-Fayeed returns to the country ruled by his father, where he’s quickly drawn into complex web of intrigue and political unrest. In the pilot, Barry and his American family depart California to attend his nephew’s wedding.

Covert Affairs
Annie and Auggie contemplate their future in “Shady Lane,” in between chasing down leads to thwart a terrorist attack. In Langley, Calder and Joan are at loggerheads as they await the announcement of the new D.C.S.

10pm, TNT
When a prosecutor keels over dead in the middle of a courtroom in “Painless,” Pierce and Moretti investigate while trying not to let it remind them of Will Gardner on The Good Wife all over again and shut up I’m not crying you’re crying. Ahem. Let’s just move on to a comedy, shall we?

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10pm & 10:30pm, TBS
Sullivan & Son
Eh, close enough. “The Big O” kicks off the third season with Susan and Jason’s marriage on shaky ground, while Jack and Hank take their conflict to the battlefield in a Civil War reenactment. Then in “Everybody Loved Frank,” the gang learns that a bar regular has passed away, and they fully intend to mourn him just as soon as they remember who he was.

– Meredith Viera, Dean Norris, and Cherub on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Jenna Dewan Tatum on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Jennifer Esposito on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Edie Falco on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Melissa McCarthy, Tim Duncan, and Phish on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Roseanne Barr, Eric Dane, and Tech N9NE on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– David Sedaris and Moon Bloodgood on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS

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