What to watch on Tuesday, September 18...
Do Tuesdays have a nickname, yet? Is Taco Tuesday really the best we've got? Because nothing on TV tonight is about tacos, I can tell you that much. While we all think about how to rectify that situation, let's take a look at what is on television tonight:
SEASON 9 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
So You Think You Can Dance
It's the finale! Who will win? Technically I should be asking, "which two will win?" because one winner will be selected from each gender category (and last I checked, there were only two types of genders out there). But anyway, this finale will be two hours long and when it's all said and done we'll all know which contestants America thinks are the best (not including the contestants we chose for the previous eight seasons, of course). Dance on!
SPECIAL, 9pm, ABC
20/20: Best in TV
This 20/20 special is called "The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time With Barbara Walters," which is pretty much everything you need to know. But if you do feel like you need further explanation: Barbara Walters will walk us through the best TV shows of all time for two whole hours! The TV favorites are said to be "fan-chosen," whatever that means, but this special will include interviews with directors, producers, and actors, so television buffs might want to take note.
Last week's premiere went pretty well, yeah? Let's give it another go! In tonight's "There No 'Ryan' in Team" Ryan will have to learn how to appreciate the support group instead of keeping them all at arm's length. Does that mean he has to integrate them into his every day life? Probably, though that seems sort of out of the bounds of how a real support group should work—but this is TV, so bring it! Also, in an effort to help Ryan overcome his loss and make steps in his grieving process, Steven does something super awkward.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Syfy
And you thought you liked Face Off. Syfy's new series, which airs directly after its makeup-constructing sort-of-counterpart, is all about set building. Contestants will compete to create the most mind-blowing film and TV sets so as to literally cause our heads to explode. In tonight's premiere, "Crash Landed Astronaut," the teams will design a set that displays an alien crash-landing on a planet that is not Earth. Cool!
Sons of Anarchy
In "Authority Vested" Jax will be put to the ultimate test, as will SAMCRO as a whole, when sins of the club's past start to resurface in a big way—how vague! How mysterious and intriguing! Let's watch.
PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
Death an the Civil War: American Experience, 8 p.m., PBS
The Voice, 9 p.m., NBC
19 Kids and Counting, 9 p.m., TLC
Dance Moms, REUNION, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Face Off, 9 p.m., Syfy
Go On, 9 p.m., NBC
Hard Time, 9 p.m., NatGeo
Mysteries at the Museum, 9 p.m., Travel
Property Virgins, 9 p.m., HGTV
Top Gear, 9 p.m., History
White Collar, 9 p.m., USA
The New Normal, 9 p.m., NBC
Abby & Brittany, 10 p.m., TLC
Addicted, 10 p.m., Discovery Fitness & Health
All the Right Moves, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Covert Affairs, 10 p.m., USA
Counting Cars, 10 p.m., History
Flipping Out, 10 p.m., Bravo
Frontline, 10 p.m., PBS
Gangsters: America's Most Evil, 10 p.m., Bio
Hot Set, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Syfy
Man, Fire, Food, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Cooking
Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC
Shipping Wars, 10 p.m., A&E;
Sons of Anarchy, 10 p.m., FX
Twisted, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Teen Mom, SEASON 4 UNSEEN MOMENTS, 10 p.m., MTV
TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments, SPECIAL, 10 p.m., OWN
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The Burn With Jeff Ross, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
President Barack Obama on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Justin Timberlake and pro basketball player Steve Nash on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Richard Gere and Josh Radnor on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Jon Cryer, Taraji P. Henson, and Nelly Furtado on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
John Goodman, Arjay Smith, and Melissa Etheridge on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
What are you watching tonight?