What to Watch Tonight: Syfy's New Hot Set, So You Think You Can Dance's Finale, and Sons of Anarchy

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.

9pm, USA
Go On
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
Hot Set
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!

10pm, FX
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


LATE-NITE PICKS:
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?

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The Voice, 20/20 Best in TV, Face Off, Hot Set, Go On, The New Normal, Teen Mom Unseen Moments, Chelsea Lately, Ellen Degeneres.



New episode of Anger Management tonight but I guess that is just in Canada because I don't see it on here?
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The PBS Civil War doc is surprisingly good and interesting. Does this mean I'm now old and boring?
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Hot Set
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Face off and The New Normal
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The New Normal, Go On
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wait...who's in charge of writing this up?..."Go On" is on "USA" at 9...when it's really on NBC at 9....oh wait, NBC also has "The Voice" AND "The New Normal" on at 9 tonight!



talk about a packed time slot!
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It was like that last week haha. I guess she still didn't realize it.
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Oh roll on next week for some good shows !!!

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Sons of Anarchy (Loved the season premiere BTW) , Go On (so nice to see Mattew Perry on a actual sit-com) and my Late-Nite pick will be Conan (even though you don't mention it on your little list there).
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Parenthood, SOA and The New Normal.
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SYTYCD, Go On, Sons of Anarchy, Covert Affairs, Parenthood and White Collar.
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Go On... I guess.
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Does it bother anyone else when the President swings by a late night talk show to chat? I mean....yes, I get that it's an election year and all, but still. Something about it feels off to me....
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The New Normal

Go On
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I really loved Go on. Definitely worth checking out!
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Go On, Sons of Anarchy, and White Collar. Craig Ferguson too.
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I'm a big fan of Face off so I'll also check out Hot Set.
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Go On

White Collar

Top Gear US (and congratulations on getting the channel right CK!)

Covert Affairs

The Burn

Late Late Show with Craig

Daily Show

Colbert



I am tempted by Hot Set and Face Off, but I'm trying to ween myself off more shows and the night is already full of entertainment.
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White Collar
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White Collar, Sons of Anarchy, Parenthood, Go On
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Sons of Anarchy, The New Normal, Go On, Hard Time, Covert Affairs, Ellen DeGeneres Show, MLB baseball- Braves vs Marlins, Parenthood, and Abby & Brittany and Bomb Girls.
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The New Normal.
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Face Off, Go On, New Normal, Parenthood & Bomb Girls
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Love Face-Off and am looking forward to Hot Set.
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Go On.
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NCIS repeat and White Collar. Maybe I'll record the Barbara Walters special. That sounds interesting.
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White Collar, The New Normal, Covert Affairs
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So no more Open Captions for now? I'd think with all these new shows, you'd have plenty of material.
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Nothing.......
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White Collar
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Parenthood,
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Best in TV sounds like they're just going to talk about the shows that are repeated all the time in syndication without actually talking about the best shows. And "fan chosen" means that many of the truly best shows will be left off the list because the voters were too young to have ever seen them. And as with most "fan chosen" shows the list is probably pre-selected for the fans before hand and fans only get to pick the order. What do you want to bet the top show is an ABC show?

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Usually watch Go On and Chopped and DVR White Collar and Parenthood



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Sons of Anarchy, White Collar, Covert Affairs, Parenthood, Face Off, Go On, The New Normal
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White Collar and Covert Affairs.
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Go On, The New Normal and Parenthood.
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Covert Affairs, Go On.
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SYTYCD, Hot Set (OMG, I love those shows!), Face Off, White Collar, Covert Affairs
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Go On, Ferguson
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White Collar, maybe: Hot Set, Go On and The New Normal, reruns...
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The New Normal, Dragons: Riders of Berk, Face Off, Hot Set, and Go On. Maybe 20/20: Best in TV.
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Covert Affairs

Bomb Girls
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Goon

Parenthood
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