What to watch on Tuesday, February 16...
SERIES PREMIERE, 12:01am Pacific, Amazon
The New Yorker Presents
Documentarian Alex Gibney produces the streaming service’s first original newsmagazine, featuring fiction and nonfiction pieces, interviews, cartoons, and other musings from the minds of Eustace Tilley and company. Contributors include filmmakers like Jonathan Demme and performers like Alan Cumming, Paul Giamatti, Alia Shawkat, and Michaela Watkins. Three episodes debut today, with two new episodes to follow each Tuesday throughout the first season.
The 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
America’s Next Top Pooches are crowned during the closing-night competitions from Madison Square Garden.
NCIS teams up with the FBI when Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter is secretary-napped in “React.” They get a hand from Special Agent Valerie Page, a childhood chum of McGee’s who swears not to give him noogies like she used to back in the day. Well, okay, just the one.
Pretty Little Liars
“Where Somebody Waits For Me” reveals clues about Charlotte’s murder, as well as the truth about the ladies’ personal (i.e., non-murder-centric) lives. Along the way, Aria spills the beans about Ezra’s book to Liam, Ali opens up about her and Elliot, and Mona makes clear where her loyalties lie.
Fresh Off the Boat
In "Phil's Phaves," Louis and Jessica attempt to impress Eddie's adversary Phillip Goldstein after he pans Cattleman's Ranch online. When that doesn't work, they attempt to destroy the pint-sized critic instead. Meanwhile, Eddie makes Alison a romantic mixtape, but it lands in the wrong hands.
8pm, The CW
Cisco and Wells will need all the help they can get to locate Zoom’s lair and rescue Barry and Jesse in “Escape From Earth-2,” even if some collaborators are chillier than others. Back on Earth-1, Caitlin hurries to perfect Velocity-9 so Jay can get his Crimson Comet on and bring down Geomancer.
Nick’s infatuation with Reagan takes a toll on Schmidt and Cece’s relationship in “Wig.” So they try to make her less appealing, possibly through the use of some sort of wig. Meanwhile, Winston helps Reagan learn her way around a breakup.
“Got Silk?” finds Miss Piggy taking an aerial skills class in hopes of making new friends. Let’s just all stipulate that the “when pigs fly” joke is sitting right there, and the show will probably make it too, and we can all move on with our day.
Jimmy, Sara, and Vanessa intervene in their own ways when Gerald is targeted by an online bully in “Gerald Fierce.” Because they’re sitcom people, all of those ways inevitably backfire.
SEASON 6B PREMIERE, 9pm & 10pm, TNT
Rizzoli & Isles
Jane and the team race to rescue Maura from abductors in “Hide and Seek,” but the kidnapped M.E. discovers that the culprits are part of a much larger conspiracy. Then in “Murderjuana,” complications arise after a security guard is wounded while foiling a robbery and killing one of the perpetrators. Leave the crime-foiling to the ones whose names are in the title, buddy.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution chronicles the history and continuing resonance of the Black Panther Party, founded by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in 1966. The film features archival footage of Newton and Eldridge Cleaver, along with reflections from party members, adversaries, journalists, and others.
Hitchcock and Scully horn in on a big case, determined to prove that Jake was wrong to impugn their work ethic. Elsewhere in “House Mouses,” Amy and Gina help Rosa overcome a phobia, while Holt and Boyle work a celebrity case.
9pm & 10pm, ABC
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Who doesn’t love a classic hero/villain team-up? That’s exactly what Peggy and Dottie must pull off in order to rescue Wilkes in “Life of the Party.” As for the agent’s other adversary, Whitney maneuvers to take control of the Zero Matter. In the second hour, "Monsters" finds Peggy planning a rescue while Whitney plans to amass even more dark power.
9pm, The CW
Liv may prove a less than reliable investigator after she eats the brains of a pathological liar in “The Whopper.” In even more troubling developments, Ravi discovers bad news, Major lands in hot water, and Blaine reconnects with someone from his past.
Scott and the pack have a cunning plan to discern the Beast’s identity in “A Credible Threat,” and it involves subterfuge, a charity lacrosse game, and shirtless locker-room hijinks. Okay I may have made that last part up, but there’s at least a 60 percent chance it’s accurate anyway.
Complications beset Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Downey’s treatment of a 9/11 hero who needs a lung transplant in “Clarity.” Meanwhile, Sarah mulls her residency options, Dr. Choi tends to an injured teen athlete with a domineering dad, and tensions persist between Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning.
9pm, WGN America
Houghton undertakes a perilous mountain trek in “Rubberneck,” while the coal company tries to keep tabs on the Farrells.
Urged by his therapist to move past his Grinder persona and discover his true self, Dean soon proves that his true self is still pretty darn annoying to Stuart in “The Ties That Grind.”
SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm & 10:30pm, BET
Zoe Ever After
“Game Face” finds Zoe making a business deal without Gemini’s assistance for the first time, while romance may be in the air for Pearl. Then “2 Weddings and an Ass Whooping” cap the rookie season with Zoe blowing off Gemini’s title fight, creating major repercussions.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
Shapiro assembles O.J.’s defense counsel in “The Dream Team.” But his initial approach, donning an eyepatch and inviting elite attorneys to join the Simpson Initiative, falls totally flat because nobody will get that reference for another 20-plus years.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Abby is persona non grata at Delia’s wedding in “Rule #876: Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason.” Instead, she channels her energy into finishing her book, though Barbara grows concerned about the emotional toll Abby’s under.
Severide and Cruz investigate after the squad responds to a suspicious call from a neighboring firehouse. As it turns out, their refrigerator is running, yet extensive efforts to catch it led only to dead ends. Meanwhile in “Bad for the Soul,” Casey’s bid for alderman proceeds even as the candidate grows jaded about some of his supporters.
“Undercover!” sees Brian helping a headstrong FBI agent seal her case before her undercover identity is blown. But will the two of them end up under a different kind of covers, nudge nudge wink wink? In less sexy business, Sands takes measures to nip Rebecca’s probe of Sen. Morra in the bud.
– From Los Angeles, Zach Galifianakis, Ronda Rousey, and Pitbull with special guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Eva Longoria, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, and Lucinda Williams on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Gwen Stefani on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Anthony Anderson, Famke Janssen, and Eleanor Friedberger on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Selma Blair, Juno Temple, and Ben Feldman on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS