What to Watch Tonight: The premieres of The Mindy Project, New Girl, and Vegas

By C. Killian

Sep 25, 2012

What to watch on Tuesday, September 25...

The premieres just keep flowing in and I couldn't be happier to report it. Mostly because it gives me something to write about in these intros! Woohoo! Time to check out what's on TV tonight:

New Girl
Zoey Deschanel will swoop in to take over for the So You Think You Can Dance time-slot, now that it has run its course. And we couldn't be happier to have her back—twice, technically, because New Girl will air two new episodes tonight: One at 8 p.m. and the other at 9 p.m. In the first, the second season premiere called "Re-launch," Jess gets laid off from her teaching gig and so decides to work as a shot girl at Schmidt's 'rebranding' party. Of course, Winston gets a little loose after a couple of drink-tastings. And in other news, Cece introduces her new boyfriend to the gang. Oh! And Parker Posey guest stars as an apathetic cocktail waitress.

Ben and Kate
Smack in the center of two New Girls, it's Fox's new Ben and Kate. In it we meet Kate, a single mom whose older brother Ben shows up one day to "help out," but it soon comes to light that Ben is really back in town because he's planning on trying to reunite with an ex—who's engaged to be married. In the meantime, Kate prepares for a date after years of being out of the game. Will this quirky duo win your hearts and thusly this Tuesday night time-slot? It's yet to be determined!

The Mindy Project
Mindy Kaling jumps networks and stars as Mindy Lahiri in this new Fox comedy: Lahiri is an Ob-gyn struggling to make sense of the disaster that is her personal life. The pilot kicks off with a toast no one will forget at her ex-boyfriend's wedding... that's just the beginning. As events unfold, Mindy bumps elbows with the law and it turns out to be even more embarrassing than the toast.

Hey, it's a network that's not Fox on this list! CBS's new drama is set in 1960s Nevada where ex-rancher Ralph Lamb reigns as the reluctant sheriff for a little town called Las Vegas. In the pilot, Ralph begins to investigate a murder that involved the governor's niece—and it casts him into high waters with a mobster from Chicago who runs a posh casino on what will one day be called the Vegas strip. Based on historical facts (though I'm not sure how closely), this one should be fun for anyone who liked to imagine how "sin city" first built its reputation.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30pm, Comedy Central
Comedy Central is trying its hand at another animated series. In "Welcome to Brickleberry" we are introduced to the completely inept forest rangers who roam the grounds of Brickleberry National Park. Steve, who has Ranger of the Month on lockdown, starts to worry about his position on the team now that new ranger Ethel is arriving to the park. Also, Malloy gets put on a diet after his taste for chocolate becomes too much for him to handle.

Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, 8 p.m., ABC
The Voice, 9 p.m., NBC
19 Kids and Counting, 9 p.m., TLC
Dance Moms, REUNION PART 2, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Face Off, 9 p.m., Syfy
Frontline, 9 p.m., PBS
Go On, 9 p.m., NBC
Hard Time, 9 p.m., NatGeo
Mysteries at the Museum, 9 p.m., Travel
New Girl, 9 p.m., Fox
NCIS: Los Angeles, SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., CBS
Property Virgins, 9 p.m., HGTV
Top Gear, 9 p.m., History
The New Normal, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Abby & Brittany, 10 p.m., TLC
Addicted, 10 p.m., Discovery Fitness & Health
All the Right Moves, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Bomb Girls, 10 p.m., Reelz
Chopped, 10 p.m., Food
Counting Cars, 10 p.m., History
Flipping Out, 10 p.m., Bravo
Gangsters: America's Most Evil, 10 p.m., Bio
House Hunters, 10 p.m., HGTV
Hot Set, 10 p.m., Syfy
Man, Fire, Food, 10 p.m., Cooking
Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC
Private Practice, SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., ABC
Sons of Anarchy, 10 p.m., FX
Twisted, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Tosh.0, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments, SPECIAL, 10 p.m., OWN
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV

Kaley Cuoco on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Ann Romney and Seth MacFarlane on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Melanie Griffith, Kerry Washington, and Dancing With the Stars' runners up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Jerry Seinfeld, Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger, and Jesse Bradford on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Tom Selleck and June Diane Raphael on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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  • danimarieb Sep 26, 2012

    The Mindy Project



    Go On


  • startug Sep 26, 2012

    Brickleberry is definitely gonna get cancelled, but it's really funny. I recommend everyone here should check it out.

  • MartinGaudrea Sep 26, 2012


  • shootingstar609 Sep 26, 2012

    the NCIS's and Vegas. Taping New Girl and Cold Case.

  • SokkaAppa Sep 26, 2012

    If you have seen the movie no stings attached I think that is where Mindy came up with the idea for her show.

  • SokkaAppa Sep 26, 2012

    If you have seen the movie no stings attached I think that is where Mindy came up with the idea for her show.

  • sunnysfunny Sep 26, 2012

    New Girl, Ben and Kate, Mindy Project, Vegas, Parenthood, and SOA.

  • Writerpatrick Sep 26, 2012

    NCIS returns tonight. I'm also interested in Vegas so it looks like I'll be watching CBS (or Global) all evening.

  • MisfitChicks Sep 26, 2012

    NCIS, NCIS LA, Private Practice

  • JT_Kirk Sep 26, 2012

    Brickleberry before it gets canceled


    maybe NCIS LA and Face Off

    Top Gear US (congrats 2 weeks in a row the right channel!)


    Craig Ferguson's Menagerie of Hilarity

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