What to Watch Tonight: The River finale, NCIS, and Raising Hope

What to watch on Tuesday, March 20...

If your TV is broken, it's time to gather up the kids and take a trip to the Travelodge. There's magic out there (on TV):

SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
The River
There's been a slow, steady, nearly imperceptible increase in quality over the last seven episodes, but it definitely happened: I care about what's going to happen tonight! In "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," the surviving members of the Magus crew endure a shocking death and attempt to steer themselves out of the haunted jungle. It's unclear whether The River will be picked up for a second season, so let's just all cross our fingers we'll get as much closure as possible, ya dig?

8pm, CBS
NCIS
Whoops! An information leak is traced to inside the NCIS office, so Gibbs must team up with psychiatrist Samantha Ryan (Jamie Lee Curtis) for some flirtation-laced good times. See, it's never too late, you guys.

9pm, Fox
New Girl
Whoa, this is the first of a two-parter, so you know it's gonna be important. Or, at the very least, split in half. Anyway, in "Fancyman (Pt. 1)" Jess is asked out on a date by the super rich and handsome father of one of her students. Elsewhere Schmidt and Winston nearly come to blows over bar trivia and perma-poor Nick attempts to buy a new cell phone.

8pm, Fox
Raising Hope
This show continues walking the line between poignancy and absurdity when Jimmy decides to play along after Maw Maw confuses him with her late husband. Meanwhile Virginia finds herself mentoring a troubled teen during a house-sitting job and must draw upon her own experience as a teen mom.

10pm, FX
Justified
America's favorite political candidate Boyd readies for his upcoming election in Harlan. Meanwhile Raylan struggles to keep a difficult-to-imprison Dickie Bennett in prison. Plus Quarles continues being a total troublemaker. Relax, Quarles.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
90210, 8 p.m., CW
Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC
Switched at Birth, 8 p.m., ABC Family
The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC
Cougar Town, 8:30 p.m., ABC
I Hate My Teenage Daughter, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Dance Moms, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, 9 p.m., WE
Make It or Break It, 9 p.m., ABC Family
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS
Ringer, 9 p.m., CW
Breaking In, 9:30 p.m., Fox
16 and Pregnant: Where Are They Now?, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., MTV
Fashion Star, 10 p.m., NBC
Southland, SEASON 4 FINALE, 10 p.m., TNT
Storage Wars Texas, 10 p.m., A&E;
The Game, 10 p.m., BET
The Little Couple, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., TLC
Top Shot, 10 p.m., History
Tosh.0, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Unforgettable, 10 p.m., CBS
Key & Peele, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Let's Stay Together, 10:30 p.m., BET

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Adrien Brody on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Audra McDonald on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Jon Hamm & Rachael Harris on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Kathy Bates & Brad Goreski on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Kristen Bell & Ice Cube on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11 p.m., ABC
Ron Paul on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Shaquille O'Neal on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS

 

What are you watching tonight?

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Ringer & Unforgettable
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Unforgettable. :)
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"The River" IMHO just can't work as an ongoing series, it would've worked better had it been a miniseries!
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Switched at Birth, Raising Hope, Cougar Town, New Girl, Southland, Justified
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New Girl, Switched at Birth, Southland, Unforgettable
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Justified, New Girl & Ringer cause can't help myself



The River is so very dead
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New Girl , Raising hope, 90210 , Switched at birth , Last man standing ,I Hate my teenage Daughter , Ringer , Unforgettable
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New Girl and The River.
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Last Man Standing, Switched at Birth, Ringer, Breaking In, Justified, Southland, and Conan.



I've only seen The River's pilot episode. Is the rest of the series worth the watch...?
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I would say it is. The Pilot is the worst episode of the season, so if you liked it, you'll probably like the rest. If not, it gets better.
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I actually enjoyed the pilot, but hated most of the season. It just got cornier and cornier until finally two weeks ago the story made progress and I am looking forward to tonight's finale. So to each their own with this show...
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Yeah, I thought the pilot was all right, but definitely not appointment television. I still might catch the rest of it online... thanks.
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Ringer
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Ringer, Justified
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Cougar Town, S@B, New Girl, The River, and thats it since no parenthood or body of proof, loving CT
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NCIS, NCIS: LA, New Girl, Justified, Breaking In and Unforgettable
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Southland season finale (too short of season to have the wait a 9 months for season 5) the river breaking in and raising hope
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NCIS, Cougar Town, Justified, Tosh, Key & Peele, LLSwCF.
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NCIS
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Switched At Birth Spring Finale

The River Season Finale

DVR: New Girl and Last Man Standing
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NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Switched at Birth
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90201, Ringer, Make It or Break It.
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Um actually Make it or Break it isn't new tonight. It's new next Monday...
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Hope, New Girl and Community
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Justified, Justified and more Justified =)
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Justified, Breaking In, The River, and New Girl.



The River's been fun and I'd like to see it back, but if it's not, I wont be heartbroken.
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The last ever episode of The River, NCIS, New Girl, Raising Hope, Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, NCIS:LA, Breaking In, Southland, Kristen Bell on Kimmel
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So much stuff to watch tonight.



Raising Hope, Last Man Standing, NCIS, NCIS:LA, New Girl, Breaking In, and Cougar Town
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Justified and New Girl. <3 Timothy Olyphant!
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Southland, Justified.

Will record NCIS and NCIS:LA
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Justified.
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The River

Tosh.0

Cougar Town

Chelsea Lately

Conan
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Nowt.
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The ratings for The River pretty much point to cancellation. But I never had any interest in it anyways. And it was up against NCIS:LA.
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New Girl, Cougar Town, Ringer, Breaking In.
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since its finals week this is what I wish i could watch: NCIS LA, SOUTHLAND!!, new girl, Make it or break it,
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Breaking In, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Southland, Flashpoint reruns, maybe Justified...
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Raising Hope, Ringer and Tosh.0.
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