Tuesday TV: Leslie Jones Takes the Stage

LeslieJonesThe former “Saturday Night Live Star” has a standup special that looks back, “Leslie Jones: Time Machine” (Netflix, streaming). The unabashed fan of “Game of Thrones” has the special directed by its TV creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

And then there were six: Just a half dozen candidates qualified for tonight’s Democratic Presidential Debate (CNN, 9 p.m.) from Drake University in Des Moines: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW, 9 p.m.) makes its fifth season premiere, right in the middle of the crossover event that consumes “Arrow” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10 p.m.) has been renewed for three more seasons. In tonight’s episode the hospital is on lockdown after patients from Rikers escape from their beds.

Ken Jennings is ahead as “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” (ABC, 8 p.m.) continues.

“This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.) returns with a new episode, with Randall heading to Los Angeles to see Rebecca and Kevin seeking romance.

“Kings of Pain” (History, 10 p.m.) end their first season with their worst bites yet.

Rainbow finds discrimination on the track team on “Mixed-ish” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“Ellen’s Game of Games” (NBC, 8 p.m.) uses slime.

Dre considers letting Junior make his own mistakes on “Black-ish” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

Queen Latifah and Jeffrey Wright are “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (PBS, 8 p.m.).

Ariana opens up to Lisa on “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop, 9 p.m.), a childhood issue resurfaces.

A tourist restaurant in New Jersey  is transformed on “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

On “FBI” (CBS, 9 p.m.), Kristen wants to get back into field work.

Whitney looks for a permanent home on “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

On “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.), a battery is sought for a heart machine.

Jo and Brooks try to communicate with Piper on “Emergence” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

On “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS, 10 p.m.), a single mother goes on a rampage at the public defender’s office.

Daisy Fuentes, Angie Eberhart, Jake Busey and Sherilyn Fenn are “Famously Afraid” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

Chris and Joy set a wedding date on “Hot & Heavy” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

The month long Tuesday night Patricia Neal salute on Turner Classic Movies continues with “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (8 p.m.), “Week-End with Father” (9:45 p.m.), “The Breaking Point” (11:15 p.m.), “Washington Story” (1 a.m.) and “It’s a Great Feeling” (2:30 a.m.).  Earlier, there’s a birthday salute to William Bendix, born this day in 1906, with “The Time of Your Life” (6:30 a.m.), “The Babe Ruth Story” (8:30 a.m.), “Race Street” (10:30 a.m.), “Gambling House” (noon), “The Big Steel” (1:30 p.m.), “A Girl in Every Port” (3 p.m.), “The Deep Six” (4:30 p.m.) and “The Young and the Brave” (6:30 p.m.).

Basketball includes Houston at Memphis (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Dallas at Golden State (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Minnesota at Pittsburgh (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Nebraska at Ohio State (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Duke at Clemson (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Mississippi at Florida (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Richmond at Davidson (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), VCU at Dayton (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.), DePaul at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Maryland at Wisconsin (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Kansas at Oklahoma (ESPN, 9 p.m.), TCU at West Virginia (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Wyoming at Nevada (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.) and San Diego State at Fresno State (ESPN2, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Tyler Perry, Echosmith. The View: Leslie Jones. The Talk: Kellan Lutz, Julian McMahon, Brigitte Nielsen. Ellen DeGeneres: Rami Malek, will.i.am, Robert Downey Jr. Kelly Clarkson: Rob Lowe, Madelaine Paetsch. Tamron Hall: Yara Shahidi, Skye Turner. Wendy Williams: Michelle Bateau, Dave Mizejewski. The Real: Angela Robinson.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Michael Bloomberg. Jimmy Kimmel: Allison Janney, Ilana Glazer, ScaryPoolParty. Jimmy Fallon: Tyler Perry, Yara Shahidi, Black Pumas. Seth Meyers: Will Smith, Michael Cruz Kayne. James Corden: Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Shaed. Lilly Singh: Francia Raisa, Debby Ryan. Trevor Noah: Rick Wilson. David Spade: Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Whitney Cummings. Conan O’Brien: Walton Goggins, Fahim Anwar.

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