What to Watch Tonight: The HBO Debut of Parade's End, Seth Rogen on The Mindy Project, and the Series Premiere of Golden Boy
What to watch on Tuesday, February 26...
Makers: Women Who Make America
This documentary profiles the triumphs and travails of the modern women’s movement, as related by some of its key players, and features first-person accounts from Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, and more.
Ducky, Jimmy, and a corpse go missing en route from a crime scene, and if that doesn’t spell a whole mess of Weekend at Bernie’s-style shenanigans, then “Detour” will have failed us as a people.
8pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
Wedding season in Bluebell is a fickle mistress. As Lemon reflects on having been ditched at the altar, Zoe assumes maid of honor duties for Wanda—a role that requires keeping tabs on the bride’s wily mother. Elsewhere in “Where I Lead Me,” Lavon enlists George’s help to break off the engagement between a nearby town and a shiny new shopping mall.
“Making the Band,” the first of tonight’s two episodes, brings back Jason Lee’s burned-out rocker Smokey Floyd—and this time he’s joined by erstwhile My Name is Earl castmates Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez, and Eddie Steeples as fellow saviors of Hope’s birthday party. That’s followed by “The Old Girl,” which doesn’t appear to be staging a similar Yes, Dear reunion.
9pm, ABC Family
The Lying Game
Theresa vanishes on her wedding day, and the likeliest suspect is the enterprising Lying Game writer who couldn’t pass up the title “Bride and Go Seek.” Meanwhile, Emma grows suspicious of Sutton, Ethan confronts Emma about a secret, and Ted’s behavior becomes erratic.
MINISERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) gets his Edwardian aristocrat on in this five-part miniseries, adapted by Tom Stoppard from the novel series by Ford Madox Ford. Recommended for anyone needing a fix of early 20th century costume dramas that already aired in the U.K. six months ago, now that Downton Abbey has closed up shop for the season.
The Mindy Project
Mindy reconnects with a childhood squeeze (guest-star Seth Rogen) in “The One That Got Away.” Might the two recapture the hormonal magic of their Jewish summer camp romance?
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, CBS
Theo James stars as Walter William Clark, Jr., an ambitious young homicide detective destined to become the youngest police commissioner in New York City history. In the pilot, the titular auric lad vaults from beat cop to detective, where he meets partner Bonnie Somerville, duplicitous rival Kevin Alejandro, and gruffly sagacious mentor (and strongest reason to watch) Chi McBride.
“Danger mounts as the search for Drew Thompson carries on,” says the episode summary for “Outlaw.” You... you don’t have any idea what’s going to happen this week, do you FX Episode Summary Writer? You just crap out some words that could apply to literally any hour of Justified's fourth season and call it a day, don’t you? I’m wise to your game, bub. You hear me? Wise.
– Kevin Nealon and Nicholas Hoult on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Jordana Brewster on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Colin Farrell, Naomi Campbell, and Boz Scaggs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Joan Rivers, Kendrick Lamar, and the winner of the Daytona 500 on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Terrence Howard, the cast of Duck Dynasty, and Morrissey on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Donald Trump, Rebecca Hall, Jon Glaser, and Tyler the Creator on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Sharon Osbourne and Matthew Lillard on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?
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