What to Watch Tonight: NCIS, the Season Finales of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Kroll Show, and the Debut of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

By Andy Daglas

Mar 25, 2014

What to watch on Tuesday, March 25...

8pm, PBS
The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama
The author and historian chronicles 3,000 years of history of the Jewish people in a five part series. Tonight’s first two parts, “The Beginning” and “Among Believers,” trace the foundations of the Hebrew Bible, clashes with the Roman Republic and Empire, and struggles under the rule of Christianity and Islam in the medieval era.

8pm, TCM
Carson on TCM
This week features seven sit-downs with Johnny, including chats with Julie Andrews from 1982, Dudley Moore from 1979, Sean Connery from 1975, Sylvester Stallone from 1976, Arnold Schwarzenegger from 1982, George C. Scott from 1987, and Gene Kelly from 1975.

8pm, CBS
The gang from The Originals clears out for the week, so the NCIS squad has the Big Easy all to themselves in “Crescent City,” the first half of a two-parter. A former NCIS agent and current congressman turns up dead in New Orleans, bringing the crew together with Gibbs’ old colleague (Scott Bakula) and the FBI to investigate/set up a backdoor pilot.

8pm, Fox
“New Directions” finds April (Kristin Chenoweth) and Holly (Gwyneth Paltrow) pitching in to help save the glee club from certain doom. In New York, Rachel and Santana try to mend fences.

9pm, Fox
New Girl
Courtship miscues abound in “Mars Landing,” as Cece drunk-texts Buster and Schmidt, Winston, and Coach flub their introductions to attractive new neighbors. Meanwhile, Jess and Nick put their own relationship under the microscope, though it probably can’t help but look healthy by comparison.

9pm, NBC
About a Boy
Fiona takes up the dating game once more in “About a Plumber,” but finds her technique is a bit rusty. Marcus tries to play matchmaker for her and Will, but the latter fends off his machinations—for now.

9pm, The CW
“Mother’s Little Helper” sends Sam to a town where the citizens are becoming crazed murderers, and if Joe Carroll turns out to be behind this, so help me Supernatural you are going to get such a talking-to. As for Dean, he’s busy juggling a test from Crowley and the ill effects of the Mark of Cain.

9pm, ABC Family
Danny recruits help as he investigates the murder cover-up, while a guilt-ridden Jo casts a suspicious eye toward a friend. Elsewhere in “Danny, Interrupted,” Lacey makes an effort to support Whitney, and Tess is rocked by alarming news.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 9:30pm, Fox
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Jake’s probe of a civic leader steps on the police commissioner’s toes and jeopardizes his career in “Charges and Specs.” While Amy and Capt. Holt help him conduct an under-the-radar investigation, Gina tries to buoy Charles’ spirits in the wake of relationship troubles.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge
Ten designers apply their imaginations and their craftsmanship to a series of challenges, with a $100,000 prize and a job at The Jim Henson Creature Shop on the line. In the opener, the contestants must construct the most fantastic aquatic cryptid they can dream up.

10pm, BET
The Game
“Intervention, My A…” finds Chardonnay dropping a surprise intervention on Tasha, urging her to tell Rick and Pookie that one of them may soon be a new dad. Elsewhere, Malik lends Yana a shoulder to lean on, and Keira and Blue open up about their reconciliation.

10pm, TBS
Cougar Town
With Chick’s Alzheimer’s raising fresh concerns in “Love is a Long Road,” Jules insists her father move closer by. Unfortunately, Grayson accidentally encourages him to move a bit too close. At college, Travis prepares to cross the graduation stage.

10pm, CBS
Person of Interest
The team’s latest number embroils them in a morass of international politics when a former government contractor appears to be stalking a United Nations diplomat. Meanwhile in “Allegiance,” one of Root’s many enemies tries to gain leverage over her.

10pm, FX
In the wake of a shooting, both Raylan and Boyd examine their moral frameworks in “The Toll.”

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:30pm, Comedy Central
Kroll Show
Rich Dicks throw a blowout bash, C-Czar receives his Dad Academy diploma, and PubLIZity pulls together a gala promo event in a season finale tidily summed up by the title, “Blisteritos Presents Dad Academy Graduation Congraduritos Red Carpet Viewing Party.”

– Dule Hill, Danny Brown, Miki Sudo, and DJ Spider on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein, Rachael Harris, and Lucius on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Jayma Mays on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Amy Yates Wuelfing and Gibby Haynes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Former President Jimmy Carter on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Jude Law and Shakira on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Emma Watson, Nick Offerman, and a musical tribute to Johnny Cash on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Nicole Kidman and Alyson Hannigan on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Kim Kardashian, Taran Killam, and Arianna Huffington on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Howie Mandel, Ginger Gonzaga, and The Belle Brigade on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


Editor's Note: We're currently investigating a bug in our episode listings that's preventing some shows from displaying in the "I'm Watching" widgets. Apologies for the inconvenience! Hopefully we'll have a fix in soon.

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