What to Watch Tonight: The Originals, Jon Lovitz on New Girl, and the Season Premieres of Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Biggest Loser
What to watch on Tuesday, October 15...
BET Hip Hop Award 2013
Man of many monikers Uncle Snoop hosts the ceremony, taped in late September at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. He also joins a slated list of performers that includes Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, and ‘90s staple Bone Thugs N Harmony.
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
Liev Schreiber hosts and narrates this three-hour exploration of the superhero genre in comic books, TV, and beyond. Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Michael Chabon, and more appear to discuss the genre’s nearly 80-year history, alongside interviews with late comic book legends like Captain America co-creator Joe Simon and Joker co-creator Jerry Robinson.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Speaking of entries in the superhero canon, those Avengers-adjacent agents are on the trail of a daring crook in “Eye Spy.” But behind all the capers and caper-foiling lies a secret that could devastate Coulson.
A murder investigation draws Gibbs and McGee to Afghanistan in “Anonymous Was a Woman.” There, clues lead to a women’s shelter that Mike Franks had supported for years in secret.
SEASON 15 PREMIERE, 8pm, NBC
The Biggest Loser
Erstwhile American Idol Ruben Studdard is among the 15 contestants endeavoring to slim down this season. Anyone who may have told you this show was returning last Tuesday is a filthy liar who's clearly not to be trusted.
8pm, The CW
Despite Elijah’s misgivings, Klaus and Rebekah look for the crucial plank whose removal will send the Jenga tower that is Marcel’s empire tumbling down like so many fangy, murderous wooden blocks. Elsewhere in “Tangled Up in Blue,” Hayley learns that New Orleans’ supernatural population is all a-twitter over rumors of a hybrid baby.
SEASON 6 & SEASON 3 PREMIERES, 8pm & 9pm, E!
Giuliana & Bill and Tia & Tamera
Since the Style Network has shuffled off the cable coil to make way for Esquire, these two programs migrate to E! (though I hear TNTstarted a hell of a bidding war, hoping to add two more ampersanded titles to its robust collection). The former finds its titular couple juggling work and parenting demands; in the latter, Tia awaits news on her pilot while Tamera begins a sitcom development project.
It has come to my attention that not enough of you people are watching one of the funnier new comedies of the season. Perhaps a guest appearance by beloved Beeper King/insurance pitchman Dean Winters will entice you? He’s a hotshot detective who horns in on Jake’s turf in “The Vulture,” no doubt relying on all his TV-cop experience from SVU.
9pm, The CW
Dean needs to find himself a few Earth-dwelling demons, and what better way to go about that than by abducting Crowley and stashing him in the trunk of the Impala? Bang-up plan as always, Deanster. But that’s not Crowley’s only headache in “Devil May Care,” as Abaddon returns with “conquer hell” on her to-do list.
In “The Box,” Jess covertly tries to whittle down Nick’s stack of unpaid bills with the money his late father bequeathed to him, while an adrift Schmidt seeks the wise counsel of rabbi Jon Lovitz.
Severide’s itching to have the serial arsonist arrested in “A Nuisance Call”—he’s got the Law & Order chung-chung all queued up and everything. Elsewhere, a routine call for Dawson and Shay takes a surprising turn, Isabella aids Mouch’s campaign, Boden clashes with Gail McLeod, and money troubles continue to plague Molly's.
Person of Interest
The Machine dials up a rainmaking attorney who may have offed her husband—or who may have been framed. Meanwhile in “Reasonable Doubt,” Carter’s new partner cocks an eyebrow after spying her with Reese.
Sons of Anarchy
The Sons must confront their past, says the logline for “Salvage,” and this is just gonna be a 90-minute clip show of the series’ musical montages, isn’t it? Here’s hoping that what actually happens is they confront the very beginnings of their past in a backdoor pilot for SAMCRO Babies.
SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, BET
Real Husbands of Hollywood
New beginnings abound in “Fund Raising Hell.” Nick lands a new network, JB picks up a new ride, Duane and Tisha Kick off a new project, and Kevin settles into a new abode—as does Wanda Sykes, who stages a function there.
– Blair Underwood, Cheryl Hines, Rachael Harris, and Nelly featuring Future on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Jory Markiss on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– TBD on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, 11pm, FXX
– Sylvester Stallone, Anna Faris, and Deltron 3030 on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Johnny Knoxville & Jackson Nicoll, Julianne Hough, and Ariana Grande on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Rebel Wilson, Samantha Gordon and Jake Owen on Conan, 12am or after the MLB Playoffs, TBS
– Michael C. Hall and Laura Bell Bundy on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?
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