What to watch on Tuesday, November 26...
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Gather ye rosacea-afflicted ungulates and misfit toys and wannabe dentists for the annual airing of the Rankin/Bass holiday staple.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A strange and sinister presence is afoot in “Repairs.” The team’s only hope of survival rests with May and one of the skeletons in her closet. (A metaphorical skeleton... although, come to think of it, couldn’t this show use a few more literal skeletons clattering about? They don’t have to be, like, Ghost Rider, just regular old—nah, y’know what? Let’s get Ghost Rider in here. Why not? But I digress.)
8pm, The CW
Rebekah seeks Father Kieran’s counsel with a hard choice, Cami stumbles upon cryptic writings, and Hayley is lured by someone who promises to fill in the gaps in her backstory. Meanwhile in “The River in Reverse,” Elijah rebounds from Klaus’s latest hissy-fit, while Marcel discovers brand-new reasons to be miffed at the most hirsute Mikaelson.
In “Thanksgiving,” Santiago’s plans to throw a holiday repast for the precinct are waylaid by, y’know, actual crime-fighting responsibilities. With Peralta and Holt on the trail of a perp, can Boyle step up to save Turkey Day?
The gang decides to rough it in “Thanksgiving III,” despite Winston and Cece’s aversion to all things nature. Coach and Schmidt, however, are a little too into the woodsy spirit. Ferguson would like to remind you that only YOU can prevent forest fires.
9pm, The CW
“Rock and a Hard Place” finds the boys helping Sheriff Mills probe a string of murders linked to a church chastity group. So the question isn’t so much if we’ll hear Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time” in this episode, but when.
SEASON 17 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Dancing With the Stars
The remaining pairs execute their brand-spankin'-new routines, based on the style fusions selected for them in last night’s episode. When the dust settles, only one couple will be deemed the dandiest dancers of fall 2013.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Callen and Sam must track down a missing thumb drive in “The Frozen Lake,” which sounds like the sort of mission that can’t be accomplished without the help of a knife-wielding Nepali Gurkha. In the B-story, Kensi and Deeks must repair their relationship, but to my knowledge, no member of an elite fighting force is around to help.
SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, TNT
“Boston Strong” picks up as the city prepares to ring in Independence Day, with the specter of April’s Boston Marathon bombing weighing on everyone’s minds.
Person of Interest
Having lost one of their own to HR, the team is determined to stamp out every last trace of the criminal organization in “The Devil’s Share.” But when the Machine deals out Simmons’ number, Finch suspects that Reese may not be satisfied just shooting out kneecaps this time.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, TNT
Marshal Law: Texas
This unscripted series from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer chronicles the day-to-day duties of the U.S. Marshals Service as they pursue fugitives on the lam. In the opener, the unit tracks a dangerous thief and a murderer linked to a drug deal.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
In “Doing the Bump,” Boris rehearses for his play alongside co-star Kelly Rowland, but she and his new vocal coach (Eric Benét) manage to show him up pretty handily. Meanwhile, everybody has words of wisdom for new item Kevin and Selita.
Cruz and Leon are floored by a tragic act of violence in their neighborhood, while Boden and McLeod hit the roof as their clash rages on. Elsewhere in “Rhymes With Shout,” Casey is despondent upon the end of his daddying duties, Zoya searches for options as her visa expires, Isabella wants Charlie to gussy up for a gala, and the firehouse gets on Shay’s last nerve.
Jenna hopes to make amends in “The Campaign Fail,” a task made all the harder with her nasty anti-Val lit mag screed hot off the presses.
– Mike Epps, Paul Scheer, and Trombone Shorty on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Mary J. Blige on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Quentin Tarantino, Jim Stacy, and Luke Bryan on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Pitbull on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Casey Affleck, Mike Tyson, and Linkin Park & Steve Aoki on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Josh Hutcherson, Budd Friedman, and Kelly Clarkson on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Angela Kinsey and American Authors on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?