What to watch on Tuesday, December 3...
2013 Soul Train Awards
Anthony Anderson hosts the celebration of this year’s best hip-hop, R&B, and soul. Slated performers include Jennifer Hudson, T.I., and Chaka Khan. Dionne Warwick and Keith Sweat will receive special tributes.
8pm, The CW
Klaus regales Marcel with tales of some of his more sordid escapades, while Cami’s digging leads to other nuggets from the hybrid’s past. What are the odds either of these roads takes us back to Klaus’s disastrously short-lived Vaudeville career? Elsewhere in “Reigning Pain in New Orleans,” the human faction makes an aggressive play, and Hayley enlists Elijah and Rebekah’s help after getting wind of a danger to the bayou werewolves.
When Holt receives death threats, there’s only one officer cut out to lead the captain’s security detail. But that officer isn’t on this show, so Jake gets the job instead. Meanwhile in “Christmas,” Amy’s efforts to snap a Yuletide photo of the whole squad meet with about as much success as her efforts to host a team Thanksgiving dinner did last week.
Erica’s new department-store job in “Shopping” sends Beverly’s consumerist urges into overdrive. In other fiscally prudent developments, Pops takes his grandsons to the racetrack.
9pm, The CW
“Holy Terror” sees the intra-angel warfare heating up, with ugly consequences for Castiel. Meanwhile, Dean wonders if it’s time for the latest “Winchester who’s been lying all season finally fesses up” checkpoint.
The Mindy Project
Mindy throws a building-wide holiday bash in “Christmas Party Sex Trap,” because she
is a thoughtful and generous individual wants to snag more one-on-one time with Cliff. But her brilliant plot is undermined when Brendan’s date (Maria Menounos) serenades the crowd with a sultry number.
On a field trip in "Russ Bradley Morrison," Kate aims Cupid’s bow at Diane and another parent, but finds Diane awfully hard to penetrate. What? No, with arrows! Hello, Cupid metaphor? Get your minds out of the gutter, people. Let’s just move on to the B- and C-stories, wherein Jackie tends to an ailing Pete, and Hillary helps Bert score points with a teacher.
SEASON 8 PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
What Would You Do?
The hidden-camera series that observes average people facing challenging situations returns. This time, its furtive experiments are kept under such tight wraps that ABC hasn’t even issued a logline as of this writing.
“You Will Hurt Him” finds Boden making a last-ditch play to spare the firehouse from closure, and if I know anything about TV that can only mean one thing: The gang has to win a talent show! Elsewhere, Dawson and Casey kick their courtship up a notch, Leon’s gang murder investigation progresses, and Otis’s living situation grows awkward.
Sons of Anarchy
“Jax’s world is suddenly turned upside-down,” says the synopsis for “You Are My Sunshine.” Isn’t that at least the fourth time that’s happened this season? Which would mean Jax’s world is back to being right-side-up again? Eh, who can keep track.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
In “Scattered Showers,” Selita’s baby shower promises to be the season’s hottest prenatal gala, but the competition to host the event is fierce. In less-stressful social engagements, Selita and Kevin pay a call on Billy Bush
Things appear to be settling back into place for our hero in “Old Jenna.” Having patched things up with Tamara and Ming, can she restore the status quo ante with Matty as well?
– The Game, Daughtry, and Steve Quezada on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Will Forte, Felicity Jones, and Dawes on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Baron Davis on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Jared Leto on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Voyager Project scientist Ed Stone on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Zoe Saldana, Mike Birbiglia, and Toro Y Moi on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Will Arnett and Pau Gasol on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?