“Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story,” 9-11 p.m., PBS (check local
Draper Kauffman was
on his honeymoon when he got word that the Navy needed him
immediately; he paid the bellboy $5 to say he couldn't find him. The
next day, he got his assignment: Create a team of “frogmen” who –
with only swim trunks and fins – could disable the barriers to
Two decades later,
that team would evove into the SEAL (Sea-Air-Land) unit, high-tech
and highly skilled. It faced fierce Vietnam duty, performed
spectacular rescues and killed Osama bin Laden. This Veterans Day
documentary has clumsily written narration and odd detours, but a
great story to tell.
“New Girl,” 9 p.m., Fox.
Living with your
ex-lover, it seems, can put a crimp on your dating life. Jess and
Nick learn that here, soon weaving a lie. The result is no match for
last week's hilarious big-lie episode, but has its moments.
One such moment
comes while Schmidt is moping because his ex-girlfriend Cece may get
breast-reduction surgery. That links with the Jess/Nick lie, to
create a splendid misunderstanding.
ALTERNATIVE: Veterans Day shows, cable.
An epic “Concert
for Valor” will be live from Washington, D.C., complete with Bruce
Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Eminem,
Jessie J., Dave Grohl, the Black Keys and Metallica. That's at 7 and
10 p.m. on HBO, which plans to open its signal for non-subscribers.
There's more -- “A
Hero's Welcome,” 9 p.m., Food Network ... the “Dogs of War”
opener (with service dogs helping veteran), 10 p.m, A&E ... And
movies. At 8 p.m. ET, for instance, Turner Classic Movies has “The
Fighting Sullivans” (1944); at 8:30, AMC has Clint Eastwood's
“Heartbreak Ridge” (1986).
8-10 p.m., NBC. Doubling its usual Tuesday length, this is the second
half of the top-20-singers portion. On Wednesday, we'll learn which
12 will survive.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. The murder of a retired master sergeant points to a charity
p.m., ABC. Eliza had worked hard to nudge Henry into a romance. Now
that he's there, he's too distracted to be her mentor; naturally, she
tries to create a break-up.
8:30 p.m., ABC. With “Manhattan Love Story” canceled
(deservedly), ABC has been scrambling. Tonight, that brings a rerun
of the episode that saw Alex visiting the Cal Tech campus. Soon, her
dad and siblings are part of a psychology experiment.
Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. A murder victim was a Navy officer who had
top-secret security clearance. Now the team must determine if any
intelligence information was breached.
“The Real Death
Valley,” 9 p.m., Weather. In a barren section of Texas, the border
wars are 70 miles north of the border. This disturbing report tells
of people dying while skirting a roadblock.
p.m., ABC. Henry can't die, but he can feel pain .... as a sexy
dominatrix is ready to demonstrate. Also, Abe (Judd Hirsch) is
visited by his two-time ex-wife (Jane Seymour).