What to watch on Tuesday, November 12...
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Ward and Fitz land in the soup when they’re sent on an uber-top-secret mission in “The Hub.” Coulson must pull some strings to rescue them, lest the team lose its second-best bad-guy-puncher and its first-best Scottish dude.
8pm, ABC Family
Luke is desperate for a diversion to take his mind off the events of the séance, a plotline custom-fitted for a Microsoft Surface product placement if ever I’ve heard one. Elsewhere in “The Devil has a Face,” Caleb seeks answers from a long-lost relation, but has a hard time sharing with Hanna any info of his own; and Olivia and Miranda discover common ground in their families’ pasts.
“Alibi” finds an ex-fed turned lawyer persuading the team to re-open a hit-and-run homicide investigation that may have sent an innocent person up the river. Meanwhile, Tony’s buggy behavior raises a red flag for McGee.
8pm, The CW
The logline for “Bloodletting” is all coy about “someone from Hayley’s past” arriving, like anybody watching this show doesn’t know this is the week Tyler turns up. In events not involving people dumb enough to ditch Caroline Forbes for a suicide mission, Klaus and Elijah enlist Sabine’s help tracking down the missing Hayley, and Marcel has an intriguing proposition for Rebekah.
In “Old School,” Jake is thrilled to spend a day with a former crime reporter (Stacy Keach) he’s long idolized. But the bloom comes off the rose after Jake's frank assessment of his precinct winds up in the journo’s latest dispatch.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, DirecTV
The six-episode British sci-fi anthology explores the pitfalls of ubiquitous technology, kicking off with a prime minister’s quandary after a beloved royal is kidnapped in “The National Anthem.”
“The Kremps” are the Goldbergs’ new neighbors, and Beverly rolls out a barbecue-laden welcome wagon just for them. And dammit, they’re going to attend whether they like it or not.
9pm, The CW
After joining the rat race in “Heaven Can’t Wait,” Cas finds that human life and gainful gas station employment agree with him. But a rash of local disappearances has him ringing up Dean to do what Dean does, while Sam and Kevin bargain with Crowley for help deciphering the tablet.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, DirecTV
Gabriel Byrne stars as a determined deputy prime minister squaring off against big business in this British conspiracy thriller also starring Charles Dance, Stephen Dillane, and Rupert Graves. The idealistic pol goes toe-to-toe with an American energy giant in the wake of a deadly industrial accident on U.K. soil.
Person of Interest
Someone’s fomenting full-scale hostilities between HR and the Russians, as evidenced by the whopping 38 numbers the Machine disgorges in “Endgame.” Flashbacks also reveal pieces of Carter’s past.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
In “Hook, Lie & Sink Her,” Cupid offers a hearty OK to the coupling of Kevin and Nadine Velazquez. Elsewhere, things between JB and Faizon take a turn for the rough and tumble.
Severide comes upon a young boy stuck inside a backhoe loader at a deserted construction site in “Joyriding,” and it’ll take more than the power of handsomeness to safely extricate the lad. In less perilous predicaments, Boden and McLeod remain at loggerheads about the firehouse’s future, Mouch and Greg Sullivan meet for one more debate on election day, and Molly’s comes under scrutiny when trouble strikes a rival bar.
Sons of Anarchy
The Irish keep throwing up obstacles in front of Jax in “Huang Wu.” I’m sure he can handle the whipped-cream slide without much trouble, but finding the flag in the giant rubber nose may not be so easy. That’s the one that slows everybody up.
Having cut ties with Tamara and Ming, Jenna’s metamorphosis into out-and-out anti-hero mode moves one step nearer to completion. But she may miss her old support network sooner than anticipated when she lands in a jam in “The Bad Seed.”
– Patricia Heaton, Jesse Williams, and Childish Gambino on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Dax Shepard, Regina Hall, and Sean Patton on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Avril Lavigne on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Kathleen Hanna on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, 11pm, FXX
– Joe Scarborough on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Historian David Christian on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Matt Lauer, Carrot Top, and Cults on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Michael J. Fox and Lorde on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Robin Williams; Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons; and The Killers on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Mariah Carey, Malcolm Gladwell, and Capital Cities on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Ron Perlman and Lupita Nyong’o on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?