What to watch on Tuesday, October 29...
8pm, The CW
Klaus’s knickers are all in a twist, and Sophie’s got some ‘splainin’ to do in “Sinners and Saints.” In other Big Easy business, Marcel is on a mission after a grotesque discovery in the bayou, Davina discloses disturbing details about the witches, and Rebekah, Sophie, and Hayley tend to some business whose nature the synopsis refuses to even hint at.
8pm, ABC Family
Remy is also greeted by a troubling revelation this week, because that’s part and parcel of life in a supernatural soap opera. Get used to it, Ravenswoodians. Around town in “Death and the Maiden,” Caleb is floored by a surprising encounter while Luke and Olivia come to grips with the truth surrounding their parents.
An explosion aboard an oil rig compels NCIS to team up with the Coast Guard Investigative Service in “Oil & Water,” while CBS’s marketing department feverishly prepares “CGIS: Mondays This Fall” subway ads. In less combustive mysteries, an elusive prankster harasses the team.
NCIS: Los Angeles
“Big Brother” sends Callen undercover at a highfalutin high school, where one of the students is a hacker who disrupts terrorist missions for kicks.
9pm, The CW
With a little help from Charlie (Felicia Day), Sam and Dean crack an ancient computer in Casa de Men of Letters in “Slumber Party.” What should they find but a portal to Oz—yes, that Oz—where Dorothy and the Wicked Witch—yes, that Dorothy and that Wicked Witch—have long been trapped.
An account of Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast explores how its news report format convinced many listeners that the described alien attack was genuine, stoking panic in an already tense populace.
In “Who Are You Going to Telephone,” Halloween fan Beverly is crestfallen when the kids all make plans for the holiday that don’t include her. As Barry and Erica drop in on a senior’s party, Adam joins a group of eighth-graders whose intended shenanigans give him pause.
The All Hallows’ Eve monkeyshines continue in “Halloween,” which finds Kate coming to the rescue when the Iron Man costume Jackie makes for Bert falls slightly short of Mark 42 specifications. Meanwhile, Pete puts the screws to a trick-or-treater who he believes stirred up mischief last year.
Person of Interest
Freshly sprung from the sanitarium, Root press-gangs Shaw into assisting her Machine-issued mission in “Mors Praematura.” Reese and Finch’s assignment from the Machine seems considerably milder, as they keep tabs on a genial estate investigator.
Sons of Anarchy
Wracked by the demands of his family and the club, Jax probably spends the bulk of “Los Fantasmas” staring into the mirror and therapeutically shouting “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” to himself over and over until he gets that signature Wiseau cadence just right.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
“Tisha & Duane” follows the titular duo’s travails with a new sitcom, while Nelly and Eric Benet log time in the recording studio. I wish I could tell you more, but honestly, I’m stretching to give you that much. The logline I found literally contained zero verbs.
Adventures in Paltry Episode Synopses for Tuesday Night Viacom Network Comedies rolls on! Apparently, in “And Then What Happened,” “friends try to reconstruct what happened at the surprise party.” Presumably these “friends” include Tamara, Ming, Jake, heck, maybe even Sadie. Then again, it could refer to an entire lunch table full of people we’ve never met before, sort of a Rashomon-style meta-comment episode. Or maybe Chris Hardwick will invade this universe too and premiere Talkward. tonight?
– Beau Bridges, Priyanka Chopra, and The Wayne Shorter Quartet on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Queen Latifah and Asa Butterfield on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Casey Wilson on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, 11pm, FXX
– Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Savannah Guthrie, Mark Cuban, and Kodaline on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Rob Lowe, 2013 IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, and Alan Jackson on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Jennifer Garner, David Arquette, and Arcade Fire on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Kate Bosworth, Tim Conway, and Chromeo on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Alyssa Milano and Lawrence Block on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?