WATCH THIS:

  • "Pioneers of Television" (8 p.m., PBS):

    The Season 4 finale shows us the funny as it focuses on how comedic actors have plied their craft over the years. Among those featured are Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Florence Henderson and Dick Van Dyke.

  • "New Girl" (9 p.m., Fox): In the season finale, Jess and Nick (Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson) decide to go ahead and take a cruise they booked before their breakup, and invite the gang along. Our prediction: Rough seas ahead.

  • "Freakshow" (10 p.m., AMC): The Season 2 opener takes us back to Venice Beach in Southern California, where Todd Ray and his family operate a museum of oddities and a sideshow featuring live performers. In need of some fresh talent, Todd holds an audition that attracts, among others, a dude with really stretchy skin.

    Also on Tuesday:

  • "NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS)

  • "Glee" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "The Originals" (8 p.m., The CW)

  • "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (8 p.m., ABC)

  • "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9 p.m., CBS)

  • "Chow Masters" (9 p.m., Travel Channel)


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  • "Supernatural" (9 p.m., The CW)

  • "The Mindy Project," Season finale (9:30 p.m., Fox)

  • "Chicago Fire" (10 p.m., NBC)

  • "Person of Interest" (10 p.m., CBS)

  • "Fargo" (10 p.m., FX)

  • "Small Town Security" (11 p.m., AMC)

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