What to watch on Tuesday, March 12...
SEASON 11 PREMIERE, 8pm, Fox
For this go-round, 20 ambitious mealtime maestros will serve up their trademark victuals to Gordon Ramsay and a live audience in Las Vegas. Fox’s press release tells me that one or more facet of that set-up is a first in Hell’s Kitchen history, and I shall take its word on that. Upon their arrival in Sin City, the contestants will split into two teams—with the unfortunate twist that one team has 19 members and the other team is just Fred from Scottsdale. Bum rap, Fred.
SPRING FINALE, 9pm, ABC Family
The Lying Game
Investigating her childhood, Emma turns to Rebecca for answers, while Dan drops an ultimatum on Ethan in “To Lie For.” Meanwhile, Ted considers the best way to reveal another secret to Kristin. Might I suggest the “nationally televised flash mob captained by Howie Mandel” approach, Ted?
In “The Fringe,” Derek and Karen are sucked into a parallel universe in which Smash is the highest-rated show on TV and Ellis is a breakout character beloved by millio— wait, sorry, I misread the synopsis. In “The Fringe,” Derek and Karen come to a crossroads, leading one of them to make a tough choice. But still, maybe the color palette will be kinda red-tinged this week? Elsewhere, Jerry and Eileen hit a bump in the road, and the Fringe Festival debut of “Hit List” goes less than smoothly.
Body of Proof
A mob boss is determined to avenge his son’s murder in “Mob Mentality,” and cops and suspects alike are getting caught in the crossfire. Megan, Tommy, and Adam must find the killer quickly, before the body count mounts.
His true identity revealed, Drew Thompson must outwit, outplay, and outlast his bevy of pursuers. Raylan, Boyd, and the Detroit mafia are among those out to “Get Drew,” but I think he has the most to fear from the ghost of Arlo Givens. As abrasive as Raylan's dad was alive, can you imagine what a colossal dick Ghost Arlo must be? *Shudder.*
Real Husbands of Hollywood
With Kevin out of town, the rest of the guys fall prey to a shadowy blackmailer in “Blackstabbers.” Who is this rascally prankster threatening to release embarrassing photos of them unless they perform ever more demeaning and ridiculous tasks for his or her twisted amusement? And how incriminating could this blackmail material be? Did Robin cosplay as Hawkman at Comic-Con?
Flummoxed by her feelings for Travis, Laurie goes on something of a rampage, forcing Andy to fulfill his new mayoral duties and step in. Meanwhile in “You Tell Me,” Jules turns to her therapist when she learns her friends are keeping secrets, and Bobby meets a new paramour at the superstore.
– Zach Braff, Nina Dobrev, and Alex Koll on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Dog whisperer Cesar Millan on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Olivia Wilde, Nick Offerman, and Buddy Guy with the Experience Hendrix band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Steve Carrell, Emilia Clarke, and Josh Ritter on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Charles Barkley, Allison Wiliams, Clive Davis, and Justin Timberlake on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Minnie Driver and Ben Schwartz on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS