“iZombie,” 9 p.m,, CW.
If you missed this
the first time around (hey, a lot of people did), don't fret. It will
be back this fall and it now is rerunning from the start.
Rose McIver -- a
terrific New Zealand actress who was Tinker Bell in ABC's “Once
Upon a Time” -- plays Liv, an intense medical resident with no time
for fun. She tries one party and, of course, confronts zombies; now
she is one. Working in the morgue, she acquires some of the traits of
the people she chomps ... and also learns hints of their murder. It
sounds goofy, but it's surprisingly well-done.
Sports overload, 7:45 p.m. ET, Fox, and 9 p.m. ET, ABC.
This is a rarity –
two major events on broadcast networks on a Tuesday.
Fox has soccer, with
the Women's World Cup; the U.S. faces Nigeria, in its last game
before the elimination round-of-16 begins. And ABC has basketball,
with game six of the best-of-seven championship, preceded by Jimmy
Kimmel at 8 p.m. and a preview at 8:31. This one is in Cleveland; if
needed, the seventh will be Friday at Golden Stage.
ALTERNATIVE: “Tyrant” season-opener, 10 p.m., FX.
When this began a
year ago, Barry Al-Fayeed was a Pasadena pediatrician, married to
another doctor, with two kids and a comfy life. He reluctantly
visited his homeland for the first time in 20 years. By the end of
the season, he was facing execution for trying to overthrow his
brother's corrupt regime.
That's where we
start, in an hour that's both bizarre and emotional. What began as a
shaky story, with overwrought characters, has deepened, with richly
layered people played with subtlety and skill.
8-10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Ken Burns splendid documentary
rerun (which concludes next week) reaches its peak point. Physically
deteriorating, Franklin Roosevelt rallies a nation that's unprepared
for world war.
Talent,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. Auditions continue.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, a gifted Navy research scientist has been killed.
With Russians probing the same case, the team links with the FBI.
Orleans,” 9 p.m., CBS. This reruns the first crossover episode.
When a prisoner vehicle crashes, four prisoners escape. Pride (Scott
Bakula) needs information from Gibbs (Mark Harmon).
9:01 p.m., ABC Family. Cameron's neighbor is the victim of a murder
that might have been intended for him. Now the team sets up a
stakeout at his apartment.
“I Can Do That,”
10 p.m., NBC. It's time to learn some more strange skills – the
puppetry of “Avenue Q,” the martial arts of Board Breakers and
the bizarre, shape-shifting dance skills of Pilobolus
10 p.m., TNT. Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals) has seen her life
crumble. Here teen son died, her marriage to another doctor (David
Sutcliffe) has broken up and there's a growing gap with her daughter.
Then a patient (Matthew Modine), who is a tech-billionarie, convinces
her to look into issues of the afterlife. In the opener, an
8-year-old says she met dead relatives during a coma.