Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Muppets’ on ABC

Ed Helms in “The Muppets” on ABC.

The human guest star in this week’s episode of ABC’s “The Muppets” is Ed Helms.


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30 for 30 This timely new episode documents the rise and fall of the USC Trojan football team under the leadership of coach Pete Carroll. 6 p.m. ESPN and 9:30 p.m. ESPN2

Manhattan The pressure to build the first atomic bomb builds as the series set in Los Alamos, N.M., returns for a second season. 6 and 7:10 p.m. WGN America

Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Jack Black is the guest announcer in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC


The Flash Teddy Sears and Shantel VanSanten join the cast of the superhero series. 8 p.m. KTLA

The Muppets Ed Helms guest stars in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC

The Grinder Dean (Rob Lowe) suspects Claire (Natalie Morales) is passing professional secrets to a rival law firm in this new episode of the legal comedy. 8:30 p.m. Fox

Scream Queens Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) interferes with Chanel’s (Emma Roberts) planned Halloween party in this new episode. 9 p.m. Fox

Limitless Brian (Jake McDorman) has his loyalty to the FBI tested when an associate (Colin Salmon) of Sen. Edward Morra (Bradley Cooper) asks him to steal all the information the Feds have on NZT in this new episode. 10 p.m. CBS

Chicago Fire Casey (Jesse Spencer) returns, and new captain (Brian White) joins the firehouse as the drama returns for a new season. 10 p.m. NBC

Frontline In the conclusion of “My Brother’s Bomber,” Ken Dornstein attempts direct contact with the suspected bombmaker. 10 p.m. KOCE and KPBS



CNN Democratic Debate Frontrunners Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and, possibly, Vice President Joe Biden, discuss the issues with three other candidates. 6 and 10 p.m. CNN

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Oprah Winfrey hosts this new tribute that includes comments from the actress and many of her associates, plus a bounty of clips. 8 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Snoop Dogg hosts this new special. 8 p.m. BET and MTV


CBS This Morning Bob Woodward; Ruth Wilson (“The Affair”); Neil Strauss. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Jessica Chastain; Martha Stewart; Meryl Davis; Charlie White; John Leguizamo; Keshia Knight Pulliam. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth; Michael Strahan; Donna Karan. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Jessica Chastain; Gabrielle Union; co-host Ciara. (N) 9 a.m. KABC


The View Alan Menken, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried, and Jonathan Freeman (“Aladdin”). (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Meredith Vieira Sara Bareilles. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A potentially deadly mistake. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Taye Diggs. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Kathy Bates; Nischelle Turner. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Shay Mitchell; Kellie Pickler. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show A balloon procedure may aid in weight loss. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Parents say that changes in their adult son’s behavior made them kick him out. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Sammy Hagar. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Steve Carell; Sienna Miller; Rob Thomas performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Henry Greely and Patricia Jennings; Gerry Spence. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show Author Richard Dawkins. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Chris Pratt; Eric Dane; Dawes performs. 11 p.m. TBS The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Michael Strahan; Eve Hewson; Charles Kelley; Dierks Bentley. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: Stephen Colbert Sarah Silverman; Elijah Wood; Legends of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Taraji P. Henson; Matthew Fox; Byron Bowers. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Jeff Daniels; Kirsten Dunst; Billy Eichner; Franz Ferdinand. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Sophia Bush; Josh Meyers; Craig Finn performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin; Melanie Martinez performs; Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC


Baseball Dodgers visit the Mets for game 4 of their playoff series. 5 p.m. TBS

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