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

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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there was no Flashpoint, and no Raising Hope this Tuesday. So there was nothing to watch for me, so I didn't
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I don't think I'm going to like Man Up, but the giant black guy at least redeemed that episode. If he doesn't come back, though, I can't see it working for me.



"C-O-M-E, L-E-O-N-I-D-A-S, L-E-T U-S R-E-A-S-O-N T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R."



And the balloon blowing by like a tumbleweed got me, I admit it.
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When did Tuesday become the worst night for tv?
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Despite a bad title, bad premise and a bad promo I checked Man Up! and it was ... bad , really bad ! the gags were simply forced and unfunny. It's not extremely bad but still the glass is more empty than full.



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"Man Up" was awesome! Can't wait for next week's episode. A show that should definitely be picked up for a full season! I just don't get why critics are blasting it!
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Sons of Anarchy, Ringer
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You forgot "Flashpoint" on ION. (At least, for us people in the USA.)
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Parenthood, Sons Of Anarchy, and maybe Man Up.
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Watching NCIS. Going to record Gene Simmons Family Jewels. I recorded yesterdays episodes but never watched them. Will watch them all later. Then I will be watching NCIS: Los Angeles on demand later.
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NCIS, NCIS:LA, SOA, Ringer, Body of Proof, Man Up
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Raising Hope, last weeks SOA, and BATMAN ARKHAM CITY!!!!!!!!!!!
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NCIS, NCIS:LA, Unforgettable :)

(wish I could add New Girl and Raising Hope....FOX and their scheduling issues *sigh*)
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Ringer
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parenthood
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Last Man Standing, Man Up!, Ringer, Parenthood, and Conan.
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Ringer, Body of Proof, Unforgettable
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Ringer & Sons of Anarchy. Poor Tara
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NCIS, Parenthood and NCIS:LA
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Ringer...
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Flashpoint (new episode on ION at 10 pm EST), NCIS, NCIS: LA, Unforgettable, maybe Body of Proof, maybe Last Man Standing and Man Up, maybe Ringer...
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NCIS, NCIS: LA, as usual. I probably won't watch The Scream Awards, but I'd like to see Matt Smith accept his award for Doctor Who.
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Parenthood and Ringer
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Ringer (if we're seeing Juliet at school maybe that means we'll finally see Jason Dohring!!!!!!!!!), Workaholics. Maybe Last Man Standing and/or Man Up. Can't wait for Raising Hope to come back!
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NCIS, Scream Awards, Parenthood & Body of Proof
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NCIS, NCIS:LA, Ringer and Unforgettable
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Sons of Anarchy and LLS w/ CF. Mayyybeeee Man Up.
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Ringer, Sons of Anarchy, and Parenthood
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NCIS and Onion News Network - maybe give Man Up! a try.
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90210, Ringer, Man Up, Last Man Standing.
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90210 and Ringer. Can't wait for 90210 to get cancelled.
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guess i'll check out scream award...
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Ringer, Body of Proof, and Unforgettable
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Best show ever, Sons of Anarchy. Also checking out Workaholics and Tosh.0.
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Ringer. Nothing else.
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NCIS: LA
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Watching: NCIS & NCIS: LA

Recording: Last Man Standing and Ringer
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Ringer, Body of Proof & Unforgettable
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90210, BoF, PARENTHOOD, NCLA,
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90210

last man standing

ncis

ncis: los angeles

ringer

flashpoint

sons of anarchy

unforgettable

body of proof
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Ringer and Tosh.0 and maybe some shows on the DVR.
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NCIS, NCIS: LA, and Unforgettable.
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Watching Parenthood and Unforgettable.
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Ringer.
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The X Factor, Parenthood, Tosh.0, and Carey Mulligan on Craig Ferguson
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