The NBA season begins with some fanfare and a pair of games: Celtics at Heat (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Mavericks at Lakers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).
Fritz Mitchell’s “Ghosts of Ole Miss” (ESPN, 8 p.m.) reflects on two big events that happened at the University of Mississippi 50 years ago in 1962. James Meredith became the first African American to attend the school, triggering riots. And Ole Miss football began an unprecedented season.
Cast member Christopher Gorham also directs tonight’s episode of “Covert Affairs” (USA, 10 p.m.).
Alliances are tested on a new “Sons of Anarchy” (FX, 10 p.m.).
Part two of the miniseries “Stephen King’s Storm of the Century” (Encore, 8 p.m.) plays on the day that Maine feels the effects of Sandy.
Whatever happened to the kids who sang “Mmm Bop”? They’re on “Oprah: Where are They Now?” (OWN, 10 p.m.).
J.P. Morgan invests in Thomas Edison’s invention and they both made money on the third part of “The Men Who Built America” (History, 9 p.m.).
Ohio has had a bad recent history of private zoos, so a big cat holding there attracts an “Animal Intervention” (Nat Geo Wild, 9 p.m.).
Billy Dee Williams guest stars on a new “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.).
Model turned activist Christy Turlington Burns and fashion designer Tory Burch meet on a new “Iconoclasts” (Sundance, 8 p.m.).
“Edward Scissorhands” (ABC Family, 7 p.m.) and “Beetlejuice” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.) makes a pretty good double feature.
A fuel spill messes things up on “Airport 24/7: Miami” (Travel Channel, 9 p.m.).
The month long Tuesday night survey on Turner Classic Movies on how disabilities are treated in films comes to an end, beginning with a couple of creepy films from Tod Browning, “The Unknown” (8 p.m.), “Freaks” (9:15 p.m.). They are followed by “Bedlam” (10:30 p.m.), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (midnight), “The Snake Pit” (2:30 a.m.) and “Suddenly, Last Summer” (4:30 a.m.).
Kelly & Michael: Demi Lovato, Meredith Vieira, Amare Stoudemire (rerun). Katie Couric: Jimmy Kimmel, Jennie Garth. The View: Lucy Liu, J.R. Martinez. The Talk: Lily Tomlin, Josh Bowman, Lisa Whelchel. Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Harvey, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
David Letterman: Kate Hudson, Ken Burns, St. Vincent with David Byrne. Jay Leno: John C. Reilly, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lifehouse. Jimmy Kimmel: Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Jimmy Fallon: Russell Brand, Andy Cohen, Trey Anastasio. Craig Ferguson: Jay Leno. Carson Daly: Citizen Cope, Atlas Genius, Wolfgang. Tavis Smiley: Fernando Espuelas, Robert Glasper. Stephen Colbert: Alan Simpson. Conan O’Brien: Katey Sagal, Tommy Johnagin. Chelsea Handler: Kerry Washington, Chris Franjola, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Josh Wolf.