Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Frontline’ on PBS

Benjamin Netanyahu is profiled on PBS’s “Frontline.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is profiled on PBS’s “Frontline.”

(Baz Ratner / AP)


NCIS A new crossover story with “NCIS: New Orleans” begins when Abby’s (Pauley Perrette) brother (Tyler Ritter) becomes the prime suspect in the poisoning of the passengers and crew of a private plane traveling from New Orleans, 8 p.m. CBS. The story concludes at 9 p.m.

New Girl Jess (Zooey Deschanel — who’s become a real-life mom since last season) decides to throw an big engagement party for Schmidt and Cece (Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone) but doesn’t realize that Cece hasn’t told her mother (Anna George) in the season premiere of the quirky comedy. 8 p.m. Fox

The Muppets Ed Helms guest stars and inspires a Muppet karaoke session in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. ABC


Grandfathered Dr. Phil McGraw guest stars as a as Jimmy’s (John Stamos) new physician. 8:30 p.m. Fox

Chicago Fire A three-part story that continues on “Chicago Med” and concludes Wednesday on “Chicago PD” begins when a stabbing victim (David Eigenberg) is rushed to the hospital. 9 and 10 p.m. p.m. NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine The police comedy starts its new night with Kathryn Hahn guest starring as Charles’ (Joe Lo Truglio) ex-wife. Andy Samberg, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher also star. 9 p.m. Fox

Frontline The new episode “Netanyahu at War” traces the career of Israel’s prime minister. 9 p.m. KOCE and KPBS


The Grinder Timothy Olyphant (himself) makes romantic moves on Claire (Natalie Morales) that Dean (Rob Lowe) is not at all comfortable with, in this new episode. Jimmy Kimmel also guest stars as himself. 9:30 p.m. Fox

Limitless Bradley Cooper continues his recurring guest role in this new episode. Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter star. 10 p.m. CBS

Killing Fields This new documentary series examines isolated spots in the American landscape where natural beauty obscures a grisly reality: They’re dumping grounds for corpses and, as such, a repository of countless unsolved murders. 10 p.m. Discovery

The Shannara Chronicles This new series based on the fantasy novels of Terry Brooks follows Wil Ohmsford and Amberle Elessedil (Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton) as they embark on a quest. Manu Bennett, John Rhys-Davies and James Remar also star. 10 p.m. MTV and TV Land


CBS This Morning Lolo Jones. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Ryan Seacrest; Kirstie Alley; Jennifer Lopez; Will Smith; Hoda Kotb; Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman; Cheyenne Jackson. (N) (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA


Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Taylor Kinney (“The Forest”); Kevin Pollak and Kyle Bornheimer (“Angel from Hell”); Amy Landecker (“Transparent”) (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Ryan Seacrest; Jennifer Jason Leigh. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View George Takei; Deborah Roberts and Al Roker. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Tia Mowry (“Tia Mowry at Home”); Lisa Edelstein. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A face-lift; weight-loss surgery; PTSD. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Pauley Perrette. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Genevieve Gorder. (N) 1 p.m. KABC


The Dr. Oz Show Healthy bread; nut butter; sleep. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A brother and sister say their mother refuses to move past their sister’s death; John Stamos. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Renee Lawless and Aaron O’Connell; Candis Cayne; Kyle Dixon. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue”); Stephen “tWitch” Boss. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Quentin Tarantino; Yves Rossey and Vince Reffet. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Kristen Stewart; Michael Shannon; Cage the Elephant. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert John Krasinski; George Church. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

The Late Late Show With James Corden Sarah Hyland; Jack McBrayer; Rami Malek. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Samuel L. Jackson; the Kids in the Hall; Sana Amanat; Matt Sorum performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

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