It's been a bumpy, pandemic-disrupted season of America's Got Talent, one that — let's be honest — only Howie Mandel could have ever seen coming. Primetimer's Mark Blankenship goes behind the scenes with the show's executive producers as they discuss tonight's socially distant Judge Cuts episode, and how they've been forced to make contingency plans for their contingency plans as they look ahead to next month's live shows.
Also today: ABC News looks back at the life and career of Regis Philbin, World of Dance rules on the duels, Frontline shines a light on the underbelly of American conspiracy theorists, and Last Chance U follows a new team of football players in their quest for a second shot. Here's whats new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:
NEW EPISODE: The pressure is on America's Got Talent judges Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel as they embark on this season's first and only judge cuts episode. The action will be taking place in a new drive-in movie styled set, with social distancing in place, and anticipation in full force. Watch a preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: ABC News pays tribute to a TV legend tonight with Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro – A Special Edition of 20/20. The hour-long special is set to include highlights from Philbin's career, interviews with his friends and colleagues, and a look back at his final TV interview with Jimmy Kimmel in March of this year. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
SERIES PREMIERE: Hulu brings the British sitcom Maxxx across the pond, giving American viewers a front row seat to a former boy band star's misguided quest for redemption. Read our review. Streaming on Hulu
NEW EPISODE: The Duels round comes to a close on World Of Dance, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and NE-YO weighing in on each of the head-to-head showdowns. 10:00 PM ET on NBC
BROADCAST PREMIERE: A month after CBS All Access cancelled Kevin Williamson's fairy tale thriller Tell Me a Story, corporate cousin The CW is giving the show a special broadcast run. The series reunited Williamson with his Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley and Danielle Campbell of The Originals (itself a spinoff from The Vampire Diaries). Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
SEASON PREMIERE: Troubled football players looking for one more shot at the big time get a chance to shine in Last Chance U: Laney. The series' fifth season heads to Laney College in Oakland, California, where cameras follow Coach Beam and his Eagles for every pivotal moment of the season. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix
DOCUMENTARY: The HBO original documentary Stockton on My Mind follows Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs from his historic 2016 election win at age 26, through his first term in office, showing how his personal commitment, creative thinking, and passion have helped to transform his hometown. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
NEW EPISODE: Frontline shines a light on the world of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones in United States of Conspiracy. The documentary traces the path of his conspiracy theories as they've moved from the fringes to the White House itself. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on PBS
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