What to watch on Tuesday, April 16...
8pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
But soft! What light through yonder TV breaks? It is “The Kiss,” and Zoe and George are the sun. Arise, fair Zoe and George, and play the stage’s most famous star-crossed lovers when Bluebell performs Shakespearean scenes. Across town, that which Lemon and Wade call the Rammer Jammer by any other name would still be giving its new owners headaches.
SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 9pm, Discovery
As the 2012 King Crab season opens in “Mutiny on the Bering Sea,” the captains are determined to bounce back from the previous season’s hardships. They’re sure to face plenty of challenges along the way, including one wily King Crab holding up a wooden sign claiming it’s actually “Rabbit Season.”
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10pm, MTV
The third season kicks off with a two-episode premiere which, let’s face it, will end up running like an hour and four minutes and maybe start at 10:06pm because a DVR once killed MTV’s brother and set off a blood feud. “Cha-cha-cha-changes” and “Responsibly Irresponsible” find Jenna and friends beginning junior year, contemplating post-high-school life, and making out a whole bunch.
When a priest is murdered in “Atonement,” the investigation points to a woman who helped a previous case as an informant. Just a hunch, she probably won’t be as forthcoming this time. Meanwhile, Agnes is on a quest to locate her vanished mother.
Body of Proof
In “Disappearing Act,” a fund manager on trial for billion-dollar fraud is abducted from the courthouse steps, and in the process, a protester is mowed down by the getaway car. After video of the manhandled money man being murdered materializes, suspicion arises that he faked the whole ordeal. Elsewhere, Megan’s search for the truth about her father progresses, because it’s Track Down Your Parental Mysteries Tuesday.
The ‘80s: The Decade That Made Us
Hi, I’m the 1980s. You may remember me from such TV programs as I Love the ‘80s and 78 percent of Robot Chicken. This final installment of this three-part documentary series wraps things up with a look at America’s changing geopolitical role during the last throes of the Cold War.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, TBS
Who Gets the Last Laugh?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent years—years!—asking when Ashton Kutcher would get back in the celebrity-centric hidden camera practical joke game. Wait no longer, friends. He executive produces this zany romp in which comic performers such as Bill Bellamy, Jeff Dye, and Kunal Nayyar try to out-prank one another, while host Donald Faison draws a steady paycheck.
– Russell Brand, Jimmy Pardo, and Of Monsters and Men on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Octavia Spencer on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Tom Cruise on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Caroline Kennedy on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Mark Wahlberg and New Order on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Selma Blair and Nathan Fielder on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS