Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October 9, 2012 by  

It’s a pretty busy night, but I have to be honest — I’m geeking out the most over DR. HORRIBLE’s SING-ALONG BLOG’s television debut!

Take a look at all of your options!

The Voice | 8pm on NBC
“The Battles Premiere, Part 2″
The “battle rounds” continue and the coaches enlist the help of the music industry’s top recording artists to offer their knowledge and skill as advisers. Christina Aguilera teams up with Billie Joe Armstrong, Adam Levine with Mary J. Blige, CeeLo Green with Rob Thomas, and Blake Shelton with Michael Buble. In this phase the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other in a dueling duet. After the vocal face-off, each coach must choose which artist from their team is the strongest and in a new twist, also has the option of stealing losing artists from an opposing coach. Each coach has two steals during the battle rounds where their artists will proceed to the new knockout rounds.

Dancing with the Stars | 8 and 9pm on ABC
“Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars – An Exclusive Encore”/”Episode 1503A”
First, a recap of Monday night’s stellar performances as well as include new, exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen interviews. Following the special, the couples face a double elimination and Karmin perform “Hello” and their irresistibly addictive single, “Brokenhearted,” from their debut album “Hello,” out now. Also performing Tuesday night is musician Frankie Moreno with a medley of “Tangerine Honey” and “Real Wild Child,” accompanied by Troupe members Lacey Schwimmer and Kyle Massey. Also during Tuesday night’s results show, we will have the season’s first “AT& T Spotlight Performance,” featuring Joshua Johnson.

Hart of Dixie | 8pm on The CW
“Always on My Mind”
Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is trying hard to stay away from Wade (Wilson Bethel), but when Rose (guest star McKaley Miller) enlists her help in throwing the first BlueBellapalooza, she is forced to ask Wade to convince his old band mate to be the musical act on short notice. Wade convinces George (Scott Porter) to start playing the field and agrees to be his wingman, but when Wade stands him up, he decides to follow the seemingly questionable advice solo. Meanwhile, Brick (Tim Matheson) tries to trick Lemon (Jaime King) into working for him, but she is determined to keep her waitressing job, that is until one of her customers ends up needing medical attention.

Raising Hope | 8pm on Fox
“Throw Maw Maw from the House – Part One”
A social worker visits the Chance house to investigate a claim, but when she spots some of the tactics the family employs to keep Maw Maw under control, she starts to suspect the Chances of elder abuse and threatens to take her away. Meanwhile Sabrina and Jimmy test the boundaries of their new engagement when Sabrina wants Jimmy to part with his beloved T-shirt.

NCIS | 8pm on CBS
“Phoenix”
While on medical leave, Ducky orders the exhumation of a Navy commander’s body from a case closed 12 years ago. As a result, Gibbs tasks Ducky with a slightly different role on the investigation. Meanwhile, the NCIS team investigates the recent death of a Marine. As both cases unfold, the team begins to question whether the two are somehow connected.

Ben and Kate | 8:30pm on Fox
“The Fox Hunt”
Ben and Kate discover an unopened envelope from 15 years ago that contains the yearly scavenger hunt their dad used to organize for them when they were kids. The find prompts them to complete the unfinished hunt, but raises old issues of sibling rivalry. Meanwhile, the scavenger hunt takes an unexpected detour for Kate when BJ enlists her to help get belongings back from an old fling.

So much more. Keep reading…

New Girl | 9pm on Fox
“Neighbors”
When a group of young twenty-something neighbors moves in across the hall, Jess and Schmidt are determined to become friends with them. Meanwhile, Nick enacts a series of pranks on Schmidt to make him think he’s getting old.

Go On | 9pm on NBC
“Big League Chew”
Ryan (Matthew Perry) manifests a textbook symptom of the grieving process – compulsive eating – but he rejects the notion that he is a “grief cliche.” After meeting the man in Lauren’s (Laura Benanti) life, Ryan offers unsolicited advice in getting them to the next stage of their relationship. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to snap Danny (Seth Morris) out of his robust fantasy life.

NCIS: LA | 9pm on CBS
“The Fifth Man”
The NCIS: LA team investigate a compromised intel operation after four people connected to the classified project are killed at a diner explosion. As Deeks and Kensi are on the trail of those involved, they learn that a wayward teenage girl might be related and Kensi can’t help but be empathetic to her situation.


The Mindy Project | 9:30pm on Fox
“In The Club”
When Shauna takes the office to the hottest nightclub in town, Mindy meets an unlikely potential suitor named Josh (guest star Tommy Dewey), who works as a lawyer for the New York Knicks. Meanwhile, Jeremy attempts to hit on a bride-to-be, and Morgan unexpectedly makes some extra cash as the club’s bathroom attendant.

The New Normal | 9:30pm on NBC
“Bryanzilla”
Shania (Bebe Wood) announces that she and her classmate are “pretend” engaged and are going to hold an imaginary wedding. Thrilled with the idea of the upcoming nuptials, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) enlists the help of a reluctant Rocky (NeNe Leakes) and dives head first into planning the event of the season. Goldie (Georgia King) supports her daughter’s fairy tale, but Jane (Ellen Barkin) attempts to shut down the ceremony. Later, David (Justin Bartha) discovers just how important this party is for Bryan and he makes a life-changing decision.

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“Good Grief”
After hearing a patient’s chilling confession, Violet turns to Sheldon for advice. Meanwhile, Addison tries to keep her grief a secret, Cooper and Charlotte adapt to their new reality and Sam confronts Sheldon about his denial.

Parenthood | 10pm on NBC
“There’s Something I Need to Tell You”
Kristina (Monica Potter) divulges her health news to the family, who rally around her. Meanwhile mounting anxiety and a work incident force Julia (Erika Christensen) to prioritize her life and make a huge decision and Joel (Sam Jaeger) becomes nervous for Victor’s (Xolo Mariduena) performance at his first baseball game. Sarah (Lauren Graham) is caught in a sensitive moment with Hank (guest star Ray Romano) and demands a conversation. Also, Crosby (Dax Shepard) questions his ownership share in the Luncheonette.

Vegas | 10:01pm on NBC
“All That Glitters”
When Mia’s father Johnny, a hot-headed mob kingpin with a gambling problem, visits the Savoy, it causes Savino problems and gives Sheriff Lamb a reason to break out the handcuffs.

Also playing…

  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog | 9pm on The CW
  • Face Off | “Who’s the New Who” | 9pm on Syfy
  • Sons of Anarchy | “Orca Shrugged” | 10pm on FX

What will you be tuning in to?

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