What to watch on Tuesday, January 7...
A purloined drone is used to slay a sailor in “Kill Chain,” and the NCIS team must partner with the Pentagon to nab the terrorist who's responsible. That means Gibbs reuniting with his ex-squeeze, Hollis Mann.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
“The Magical Place” sheds light on the mystery surrounding Coulson’s death and un-death. But with Centipede in the catbird seat, the truth may spell trouble for the team.
MID-SEASON PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars
Also less dead than once assumed: Alison. While Emily comes to grips with the stunning revelation in “Who’s in the Box?,” the girls do some digging to determine who’s actually buried in Alison’s grave.
One of Rosa’s perps (Craig Robinson) may hold clues about a nemesis of Jake’s, a car thief known as “The Pontiac Bandit.” Around the station, an injured Charles returns to work with a snazzy new set of wheels, and Captain Holt seeks a home for a pair of puppies.
MID-SEASON PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC Family
Remy’s dreams may unlock vital information about the past, but a malevolent force aims to make her slumber permanent. Elsewhere in “Revival,” Caleb returns from Rosewood, Luke and Olivia cast a wary eye toward Collins, and Miranda works some ghostly mojo on Mrs. Grunwald, who has her own ethereal accomplice.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, CBS
Josh Holloway stars as the world’s hunkiest smartphone, a secret agent with a chip in his head that taps into every type of electronic data buzzing around the planet. In the opener, he and his new partner search for the abducted scientist who invented said brain-chip. (The show, also featuring Marg Helgenberger and Lance Reddick, moves to its regular time slot, Mondays at 10pm, on January 13.)
With Jess at a career crossroads in “Clavado En Un Bar,” her friends flash back to the events that landed them on their own professional paths.
Seeking a change of pace, Pops joins Murray at the store—and brings plenty of unsolicited advice with him. Meanwhile in “You’re Under Foot,” Erica and Barry give Adam some less-than-sage counsel ahead of his study date.
The Mindy Project
“Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer,” decides Mindy when an upcoming weekend trip with Cliff prompts her to tone up. At the office, Peter fills in for an ailing Jeremy and finds himself out of his depth.
More potent than King Tut and John Madden NFL Football combined, the Curse of Pete’s Birthday threatens to thwart Kate’s planned festivities in “The Big 5-0.” Prime targets for curse-ification: Diane and Jackie’s gift-shopping trip and the kids’ attempt to whip up a lobster dinner.
SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10pm, FX
Dewey’s kin gives Raylan trouble down Florida way in “A Murder of Crowes.” Back in Harlan, Boyd smells opportunity amid the wreckage of the Detroit Mob.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
Tricia Helfer straps on a Texas Ranger badge as Molly Parker, one of the organization’s few female agents, and hunts down the scuzziest of the scuzzy in this crime drama adapted from the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas. “La Sicaria” kicks it off with Molly tracking the killer of an assistant district attorney.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, BET
Being Mary Jane
Gabrielle Union stars as the eponymous TV news anchor, a driven single woman navigating the worlds of career, family, and societal expectations. In the debut, “Storm Advisory,” Mary Jane and her colleagues face a possible threat to their jobs.
SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10pm, TBS
Penny Can becomes a worldwide phenomenon in “All or Nothin’,” catapulting Bobby and Andy to the lofty heights of fame and fortune. While Grayson seizes the opportunity to try and collect on Bobby’s enormous unpaid bar tab, the whole Cul de Sac Crew struggles to accept Travis and Laurie’s new relationship.
Person of Interest
In "Aletheia,” Reese’s continued absence leaves the team in the lurch as they protect a dying man from dying even sooner.
Casey gets back on the horse after his near-death experience, while Dawson starts her fire academy training and Severide gears up for his instructing gig. Elsewhere in “Shoved in My Face,” Clarke stonewalls the cops, Molly’s faces dire straits, and Shay is flummoxed by her standoffish new partner.
– MC Serch and Lil Duval on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs, Harland Williams, and Kid Ink on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Emma Kenney on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Steve Coogan on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Al Jazeera America anchor John Seigenthaler on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Mark Wahlberg, Jeff Foxworthy, and Salaam Remi featuring Akon on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Joel McHale, Marv Albert, and Washed Out on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Amy Adams, Margot Robbie, and Xolie Morra & the Strange Kind on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Ryan Seacrest, Gabrielle Union, and John Newman on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Don Cheadle and Ivana Miličević on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?