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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012 by  

A busy Tuesday night, as RAISING HOPE and HART OF DIXIE return to make our schedules a little more packed and PRIVATE PRACTICE celebrates its 100th episode.

Take a look at all of your options!

The Voice | 8pm on NBC
“The Best of the Blind Auditions”
Carson Daly (“Last Call with Carson Daly”) hosts an original special showcasing the vocal competition series, featuring the best of the blind auditions. Musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton take a look back at their decisions as they head into the battle rounds. Christina Milian (“Be Cool”) serves as Social Media Correspondent.

Dancing with the Stars | 8 and 9pm on ABC
“Defining Dances”/”Episode 1502A”
Tuesday night’s exciting lineup continues with the season’s first “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance, a futuristic standoff featuring some of the world’s most talented dancers battling for dance floor supremacy. The performance is choreographed by Shannon Mather, spotlighting Blake McGrath, Ian Eastwood and Tyne Stecklein leading their groups in an epic performance. We will also tease week 3’s “Iconic Dance Night” with a medley of iconic routines from seasons past, performed by The Troupe as well as talented dancers Anya Garnis, Jaymz Tuaileva, Lacey and Benji Schwimmer. And before night’s end, the second couple of the season will be eliminated.

Hart of Dixie | 8pm on The CW | Season Premiere
“I Fall to Pieces”
After George confesses his feelings to Zoe (Rachel Bilson), she finds herself having to make a tough decision between George (Scott Porter) and Wade (Wilson Bethel), leaving the two guys at odds on how to handle the situation. In search of some much needed girl advice, Zoe makes a new fast friend in former BlueBell resident Ruby Jeffries (guest star Golden Brooks), who no one is excited to see. Lemon (Jaime King) decides it’s time to get her own apartment and a job, but it’s tougher than she thought. Continuing to forge ahead with her new life, Lemon proceeds to return the wedding presents, but a sudden detour to Zoe’s while holding a cake knife creates a stir with the townspeople. Cress Williams and Tim Matheson also star.

Raising Hope | 8pm on Fox | Season Premiere
“Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal”
The Chance family meets Sabrina’s mother, Tamara (guest star Melanie Griffith), at the funeral of Sabrina’s grandmother, Nana (guest star Tippi Hedren). Nana’s last will and testament, revealed in a video she recorded before she died, has a big impact on Jimmy and Sabrina’s relationship. [Check out photos from the episode, plus teases from series stars Lucas Neff, Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton!]

NCIS | 8pm on CBS
When the body of a missing NCIS facilities manager is found four months after disappearing on the day of the Navy Yard bombings, the NCIS team is assigned to investigate the strange case for one of their own. Meanwhile, the team is required to complete mandatory psych evaluations with a crisis counselor, and Gibbs is most concerned about Abby’s recurring nightmares since the bombing.

Ben and Kate | 8:30pm on Fox
“Bad Cop/Bad Cop”
Kate, the ultimate rule follower, has been lying about where she lives so that Maddie can go to a school in a better district. But when Kate’s scheme starts unraveling and she must come clean with Maddie’s principal (guest star Alan Ruck), Ben tries to teach her the value of facing her fears.

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New Girl | 9pm on Fox
Nick and Jess address their relationship-without-benefits. Meanwhile, Winston has a lot on his mind – besides Shelby. Then, hoping to date a beautiful Republican, Schmidt pretends to be one of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s sons.

Go On | 9pm on NBC
“Do You Believe in Ghosts…Yes!”
Ryan (Matthew Perry) comes to grips that he doesn’t have Janie (Christine Woods) around to cook or shop for him anymore. The group discovers that Lauren (Laura Benanti) caves under pressure when taking tests and decides to help her study for her real estate certification exam. Meanwhile, Steven (John Cho) has broken up with his girlfriend and enlists Ryan to be his wingman to go out on the town. Julie White, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also star.

NCIS: LA | 9pm on CBS
A drone strike on a bomb-making compound in Afghanistan reveals the body of a recently retired Marine, leaving the NCIS: LA team to investigate why the Marine returned to Afghanistan and whether or not he betrayed the country he fought for.

The Next | 9pm on The CW | New Night
“Semi-Finals: Round 2”
In the second of three live episodes, the six remaining semi-finalists converge on Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre to represent their city and to compete for the big prize – a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Music icons Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, John Rich and Nelly will continue to provide guidance to the six contestants as they battle it out on stage in their quest to becoming “The Next.”

The Mindy Project | 9:30pm on Fox
“Hiring and Firing”
When Mindy is given the responsibility of hiring a new nurse at the hospital, she offers the position to Morgan (guest star Ike Barinholtz), a reformed ex-convict. Meanwhile, Jeremy puts his dating break-up skills to the test when he fires the problematic elderly nurse.

The New Normal | 9:30pm on NBC
While David (Justin Bartha) is planning a family dinner to tell his mother, Francis (Guest Star Jackie Hoffman, “One Life to Live”) about the baby, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) commiserates with Goldie (Georgia King) about mother-in-law woes. Elsewhere, Jane (Ellen Barkin) is learning that even at her age she still has it, but when she experiences an unusual sensation during an encounter with a younger man she seeks out David’s medical advice. Meanwhile, worried that her dad may win the custody battle Shania (Bebe Wood) is crossing off her California bucket list.

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“Mourning Sickness”
The doctors join together for a celebration at Addison’s house and to reminisce about the past. Meanwhile, Sheldon counsels a suicidal patient who comes forward with a shocking confession, on the 100th episode.

Parenthood | 10pm on NBC
“The Talk”
Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) work as a parenting unit to teach Jabbar (Tyree Brown) an emotional lesson earlier than expected which may change the family dynamic. Despite Adam’s (Peter Krause) reservations, Kristina (Monica Potter) encourages Max (Max Burkholder) to extend himself even though she may be too preoccupied to help him. Sarah (Lauren Graham) becomes more sensitive to her new boss Hank (guest star Ray Romano) while entertaining his daughter, and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) finds a potential friend in young Ryan York (guest star Matt Lauria). Victor (Xolo Mariduena) attempts an after school activity and gives Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) a glimpse of their future family.

Vegas | 10:01pm on NBC
“Money Plays”
Sheriff Ralph Lamb, his brother Jack and son Dixon investigate the murder of a craps dealer in an apparent home robbery that seems to be connected to a matching crime. Meanwhile, Savino needs to quickly figure out how to gain the trust of his new count room manager assigned to him – Mia Rizzo, the daughter of a mob boss in Chicago – if he ever wants to achieve his goals in Vegas.

Also playing…

  • Face Off | “Monster Twist” | 9pm on Syfy
  • Sons of Anarchy | “Stolen Huffy” | 10pm on FX

What will you be tuning in to?

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