Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC

Ruth Negga in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC.
A woman (Ruth Negga) may hold key the to a mystery on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
(Justin Lubin / ABC)

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This week’s TV Movies  





Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the agents travel to Asia to rescue a young man with a strange, dangerous power, an elusive woman (Ruth Negga) may hold the key to completing their mission. Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. traces the history of black America from the 16th century through the present day, in this new six-part series. The opener recalls the arrival of the first Africans, both free and enslaved, in North America and chronicles the rise of slavery. 8 p.m. KOCE


Pretty Little Liars This new episode of the teen drama helps launch the spinoff series “Ravenswood,” which follows immediately. 8 and 9 p.m. ABC Family

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee This new episode focuses on lies that parents commonly tell their children. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

The Mindy Project Mindy (Mindy Kaling) goes to an MMA fight with the guys, but she thinks they’re going to MoMA. 9:30 p.m. Fox

Frontline The new episode “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” documents the growing threat of untreatable infections that spread in hospitals, communities and around the globe. 10 p.m. KOCE

Chasing Nashville Singers from the Appalachia region travel to Pikeville, Ky., for the annual “Hillbilly Days” singing competition in the premiere of this unscripted series. 10 p.m. Lifetime


Held Hostage This new special documents the incident that began in January, 2013, where Al Qaeda-linked terrorist gained control of a gas plant and took 800 workers hostage. 9 p.m. KOCE



CBS This Morning Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet; John Grisham; Marc Ecko; Charles Kraughammer. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Warren Buffett and Howard G. Buffett; Julie Andrews; The Fray performs; Justin Long. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Tori Spelling; Donald Driver. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Los Angeles Film Czar Tom Sherak; Dr. Lancer Summer; Rita Wilson; Bill Handel; Boris Kodjoe (“Hollywood House Husbands”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Debra Messing and Eric McCormack. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Johnny Knoxville (“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”); Alyssa Milano; Fifth Harmony performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Alicia Menendez; Daniel Radcliffe; Tori Spelling. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Tasha Smith; Meghan McCain (“Raising McCain”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV


The Talk Jackie Chan; Mo Rocca; Pat Harvey. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Nicki Minaj; Diablo Cody. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show The chakras; weight loss; foods for fighting cancer. (N) 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil A woman claims her husband physically and verbally abuses her son and ridicules her daughter.(N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Tim McGraw. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Katie Faked goods; Regis Philbin. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ethan Hawke (“Before Midnight”); Lady Antebellum performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

The Doctors Foot fungus; cold sores; bloating. (N) 5 p.m. KCAL

The Arsenio Hall Show Tyra Banks; Daymond John; Chris Spencer. 11 p.m. KTLA

Tavis Smiley Dr. Patrick McCarthy; Greg Kaufmann. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show Malcolm Gladwell. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately April Richardson; Julian McCullough; Martha Stewart. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Author A. Scott Berg. (N) 11:31 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Kristin Chenoweth; Ross Mathews; Joan Jett. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show Tom Hanks. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Al Gore; Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks; Michael Franti. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night Johnny Knoxville; Hailee Steinfeld; Robin Pecknold. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Queen Latifah. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call Techno DJ Flula Borg; METZ perfoms. (N) 1:36 a.m. KNBC

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