What to Watch Tonight: Parenthood, Ringer, and the Premiere of Man Up!

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What to watch on Tuesday, October 18...

Well, wishing that today would be Tuesday wasn't the best use of your final wish from that genie, but here we are anyway. Luckily there's some good stuff on!

SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30pm, ABC
Man Up!
Rounding out ABC's imagined reverse-sexism comedy block fronted by Tim Allen, Man Up! tells the tale of three aging dudes who decide to become real men for a change. Despite the title and premise, this is actually a fairly decent show more akin to Modern Family than Last Man Standing. Rave review!

10pm, NBC
Parenthood
What will make us cry this week? Will it be Kristina finding herself in an overwhelming situation? Will it be Mark's anxiety about Seth's role in Sarah's life? Or will it be tonight's Cee-Lo Green cameo? Nobody knows just yet.

9pm, CW
Ringer
Tonight's episode picks up after last week's shocking murder, when Bridget can't get Gemma on the phone—leading her to wonder whether something happened to her. Plus Juliet deals with bullying at school. (Oh, cut it out, Ringer. Get back to the murderin'!)

10pm, FX
Sons of Anarchy
It's a free country, so I guess people are allowed to make death threats against Tara whenever they feel like it. They're gonna have to deal with SAMCRO, though, and that's what'll happen in tonight's episode.

AWARDS SPECIAL, 9pm, Spike & VH1
Scream Awards 2011
Easily the most essential awards show this side of the TV Guide Awards, this Spike-produced, Universal Studios Backlot-set awards show will bestow spiky trophies to people like Kevin Bacon, Sean Bean, J.J. Abrams and all of today's hottest teen stars for their achievements in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy in this anno domini 2011.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
90210, 8 p.m., CW
Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC
Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC
NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS
Sniper: Bulletproof, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., History
The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox
True Life, 8 p.m., MTV
19 Kids and Counting, 9 & 9:30 p.m., TLC
Dancing With the Stars, 9 p.m., ABC
Downsized, SEASON 2 FINALE, 9 p.m., WE
Gene Simmons Family Jewels, 9 p.m., A&E;
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS
Rachel Zoe Project, 9 p.m., Bravo
Body of Proof, 10 p.m., ABC
I Used to Be Fat, 10 p.m., MTV
Little Couple, 10 & 10:30 p.m., TLC
Mad Fashion, 10 p.m., Bravo
Onion News Network, 10 p.m., IFC
Reed Between the Lines, 10 p.m., BET
Top Shot, 10 p.m., History
Tosh.0, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Unforgettable, 10 p.m., CBS
Workaholics, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Chelsea Settles, 11 p.m., MTV

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Carey Mulligan & Paula Poundstone on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS Ralph Macchio on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET

 

What are you watching tonight?

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