“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS.
Next week, all the
Tuesday shows will be swept aside, replaced by election coverage. So
we might as well savor them tonight, starting with this
Tonight's focus is
on a newcomer and an old-timer. Wilmer Valderrama, 36, is in his
fifth series-regular role since “That '70s Show” ended; he plays
Nick Torres, who breaks protocol when learning that a witness is
wanted by immigration agents. And Robert Wagner, 86, returns as Tony
DiNozzo's dad. He's the landlord for Tony's apartment, which Abby,
Elly and McGee are trying to sublet.
II: “This is Us,” 9 p.m., NBC.
In last week's
episode – one of TV's best hours this season – Kate stumbled into
a job with her boyfriend's ex-wife. He fumed and she promised not to
work there; now she's up for another job.
brother Kevin finds himself in a changing relationship. And their
adoptive brother Randall? In a flashback, we see his parents'
indecision when he tests as a gifted child. And in the present, he
starts to doubt his career choice, despite his big-money success.
ALTERNATIVE: “America Divided: The Rise of the Trump Nation,” 9
p.m. ET. AXS.
Dan Rather has
covered a dozen presidential races, many of them polite and proper.
Now, at 85, he asks how we ended up with a race “so low and absurd
and unworthy of us.”
Skipping any easy
answers, Rather talks to Donald Trump backers, authors and a scholar.
And he returns to Houston, where his old neighborhood (once all-white
and low-income) has become Latino and prospering. The result is a
richly detailed hour, a week before the election.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Atlanta,” 10 p.m., FX, rerunning at 11:12 p.m.
and 2:19 a.m.
We all know the
feeling: We wake up one morning (well, one noon) kind of blurry;
something is missing. For Earn (Donald Glover, the show's creator),
that brings an odyssey to find his jacket.
We won't learn until
the final minute why that's important. First, he stumbles through
misadventures. It's a good finish to a season that has left some
people raving and some, perhaps, perplexed.
Baseball, 8 p.m. ET,
Fox, with preview at 7:30. The World Series moves back to Cleveland,
where the Indians – leading the Cubs three games to two – are a
game away from giving the city its second sports championship this
“The Voice,” 8
p.m., NBC. The show pauses to look at what's happened so far, leading
to the top-20.
“The Middle,” 8
p.m., ABC. Sue doesn't have much experience at ending a relationship;
she turns to Axl for advice. Meanwhile, their brother Brick tries to
fit into the whole high-school-spirit thing.
“Fresh Off the
Boat,” 9 p.m., ABC. It's 1996 and the restaurant is an election
polling place. Also, Jessica reports that a worker may be
undocumented ... and finds a surprise about her own status.
O'Neals,” 9:30 p.m., ABC. Pat is starting to realize he should
probably move out. After all, the marriage has ended and Vice
Principal Murray has been hanging around with Eileen a lot. As the
kids realize how unhappy their parents were, they decide to have an
upbeat “divorce ceremony.”
Orleans,” 10 p.m., CBS. A Navy SEAL candidate – working with an
unorthodox instructor -- has been killed. Also, Dr. Wade frets when
her adopted son Danny wants to enlist.