Tuesday TV: ‘Damnation,’ ‘Long Road’

damnationThe new series “Damnation” (USA, 10 p.m.) takes place in the Depression-era Midwest, when a visiting preacher, played by Killian Scott,  tries to stir up a working class strike. But a strikebreaker (Logan Marshall-Green) has also been sent to the town for an inevitable clash.

National Geographic is partial to a good war yarn and “The Long Road Home” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.), based on Martha Raddatz reporting on an ambush of American soldiers in Baghdad in 2004, is one that’s been turned into an eight-part miniseries, with a cast that includes Jason Ritter, Michael Kelly, Jeremy Sisto, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Sarah Wayne Callies.

The rise and fall of Ric Flair, the over-the-top pro wrestler who began believing his own hype is told on a new “30 for 30” (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

The two-part history of the magazine “Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge” (HBO, 9 p.m.) gets less exciting, as the magazine did, in recent decades when he shamelessly covered boy bands and Britney Spears, tried to redefine itself as Yuppie, delved more into politics, and lost its reputation with the 2014 story on campus rape it had to retract.

Just as “Vice Principals” is about to end, here comes the second season of the amusing comedy “Teachers” (TV Land, 10 p.m.), with a couple of single teachers on the make.

Amy’s rich uncle comes to visit on “At Home with Amy Sedaris” (truTV, 10:30 p.m.), but she doesn’t have much money.

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux are “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Dre tries to beat his son at basketball on “blackish” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

On “Lethal Weapon” (Fox, 8 p.m.) a death occurs just before the victim wins a horse racing bet.

The Hecks get a visitor on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

On “The Vietnam War” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings), protest escalates between June 1968 and May 1969.

Caitlin gets a threat from her old boss on “The Flash” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Knockout rounds continue on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Randall adjusts to the foster system on “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

For the premiere of “Hodges Half Dozen” (TLC, 10 p.m.), the quintuplets that will be the centerpiece of the show have not been born yet.

A felon claims he was framed by “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Brain implants are hacked on “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

“Bull” (CBS, 9 p.m.) helps a teachers union trying to help a poor kid pass a test.

The search for missing boys continues on “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.) goes to 1897 London to seek a vampire.

A wedding planner is hired on “Gucci Mane and Keshia Ka’oizr: The Mane Event” (BET, 10 p.m.).

On “Adventure Capitalists” (CNBC, 11 p.m.) a line of women’s skis are pitched on the Canadian Rockies.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) goes after an arms dealer.

Tonight’s “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX, 10 p.m.) is titled “Charles (Manson) in Charge.”

“Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse, 10 p.m.) has its sixth season finale.

Jurors struggle to make a unanimous decision on “Law & Order: True Crime – the Menendez Murders” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“The Mick” (Fox, 9 p.m.) tries to keep a drug away from a kid.

“The Curse of Oak Island” (History, 9 p.m.) begins its fifth season, thinking they will still find the Money Pit.

Courtney dates an old flame on “The Mayor” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (ABC, 10 p.m.) tries to help a man seeking work.

Karlie Kloss, Michael Strähn and Seth Rogen are on “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

Niecy Nash, Cedric the Entertainer, Liam Payne and Jason Derulo compete on “Drop the Mic” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

The spotlight on Hollywood Blacklisting on Turner Classic Movies continues with screenwriters Alvah Bessie and Leslie Cole’s “Objective, Burma!” (8 p.m.), Howard J. Biberman’s “The Master Race” (10:30 p.m.), Ring Lardner jr.’s “Woman of the Year” (12:15 a.m.), John Howard Lawson’s “Counter-Attack” (2:30 a.m.) and Albert Maltz’s “Pride of the Marines” (4:15 a.m.).

Basketball includes Milwauke at Cleveland (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Oklahoma City at Sacramento (NBA, 10 p.m.).

Hockey has Washington at Buffalo (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.) and Los Angeles at Anaheim (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

In college football, it’s Akron at Miami, Ohio (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.) and Bowling Green at Buffalo (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.).

And baseball’s best fielders get Gold Glove Awards (ESPN, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Will Ferrell, Kate Bosworth, Why Don’t We. The View: Donna Brazile. The Talk: Annie Lennox. Harry Connick: Oprah Winfrey. Steve Harvey: Jason George. Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Levine, Maroon 5. Wendy Williams: Bellamy Young. The Real: Kofi Scribe.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jason Segel, Jeff Fager, Lesley Stahl, Mavis Staples. Jimmy Kimmel: Carey Mulligan, Gael Garcia Bernal, Darius Rucker. Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sabrina Carpenter (rerun). Seth Meyers: John Lithgow, Jonathan Groff, Michael Lewis, Nathan Davilmar. James Corden: Rainn Wilson, Jack Whitehall, Novak Djokovic, Ty Dolla $ign. Carson Daly: Richard Linklater, Pup, Sarah Gadon. Trevor Noah: Jeff Ross. Jordan Klepper: David Daley. Conan O’Brien: Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Dore.

 

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