What to watch on Tuesday, November 19...
MID-SEASON FINALE, 8pm, ABC Family
“Scared to Death” finds the gang exploring the old bank, detecting new clues about the curse, and if we’re lucky, being chased down various corridors by a miserly old man in a monster mask, all to the strains of a Herman’s Hermits knockoff band.
The unmistakable “a new character has joined your party!” music can only mean one thing: Please welcome NSA analyst Ellie Bishop to the NCIS family. In “Gut Check,” the team investigates after her two-year-old prediction of a Navy Department security breach comes true.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The God of Thunder and his pals may have saved us all from oblivion in Thor: The Dark World, but who’s stuck cleaning up the mess in "The Well"? That’s right,
Damage Control Team Coulson. And it turns out some of that Asgardian detritus is still mighty dangerous.
Fire marshal Patton Oswalt suspects a restaurant proprietor of arson when “Sal’s Pizza” is destroyed in a fire. While Jake works to clear the man’s good name, the precinct is struck by a computer virus that lays everyone’s browser histories bare.
9pm, The CW
A home for juvenile offenders is haunted by a ghost in “Bad Boys”—but years earlier, it was haunted by a young Dean Winchester. As the guys investigate, Dean evades Sam’s attempts to find out more about this previously unknown bit of backstory.
David Strathairn narrates this look at how Abraham Lincoln availed himself of a cutting-edge technology—the telegraph—to facilitate wartime communication and stay attuned to the mood of the nation. The information he gleaned also helped the early-adopter-in-chief to shape the Gettysburg Address.
David Blaine: Real or Magic
Prestidigitator David Blaine demonstrates his sleight-of-hand for all-star audiences, including Will Smith, Bryan Cranston, Olivia Wilde, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Stephen Hawking and more.
The Mindy Project
Good news, everyone! Danny is treating a mommy blogger, whom he persuades to give the practice some buzz! Ehh whaaa? She’s a white supremacist? And she casts the practice as a hotbed of bigotry, hence the title “Mindy Lahiri Is a Racist”? Bad news, everyone! Wait, PR maven Jenna Elfman is here to help Danny out? Good news, everyone! Ehh whaaa? She also winds up seducing him? I’ve lost track, everyone!
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Science
Let’s be honest, friends. When you think of the future, the next frontier of science, the bleeding edge of human advancement and possibility, you think of only one name: James Woods. He hosts this six-part series that explores technological breakthroughs involving deep space travel, telepathy, and robot maids that will soon clean our floating houses while delivering sassy quips.
Person of Interest
The Machine rings up Reese’s number, but the entire team may be in peril as “The Crossing” brings their fight against HR to a head.
A catastrophic train crash sends the squad into overdrive in “No Regrets.” Elsewhere, Boden must make a pivotal decision for the firehouse’s future, Severide learns more about his father’s comely companion, Shay and Dawson squabble, and fatherhood carries a few surprises for Casey.
Sons of Anarchy
SAMCRO maneuvers to exit the gunrunning business, just as soon as Jax dusts off his Gaelic-to-English dictionary to figure out whether an episode title like “Aon Rud Persanta” is a good omen or a bad one.
“A Very Special Episode of Awkward.” kicks off back-to-back episodes with Mr. Hart’s class putting on an afterschool special. (Spoiler alert: Sadie is on shooting star duty.) Then in “Less Than Hero,” Jenna tries to cut loose for a night but lands in a sticky wicket.
– Eddie Murphy and Flo Rida on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Simon Cowell & Paulina Rubio, Jimmy Pardo, and Lissie on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Josh Gad on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Bill Cosby on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Rick Santorum on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– George W. Bush, Bill Dwyer, and Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Jennifer Lawrence, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and The Neighbourhood on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Elizabeth Banks, Larry King, and Daughtry on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Forest Whitaker, Andy Cohen, Cut Copy, and Brad Whitford on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Margaret Cho and Elettra Wiedemann on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?