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Jane Lynch Channels Anne Robinson For NBC's Weakest Link Revival

ALSO: The First Presidential Debate, Love Island, Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia, and more.
  • Hello and "good-bye": Jane Lynch hosts The Weakest Link. (NBC)
    Hello and "good-bye": Jane Lynch hosts The Weakest Link. (NBC)

    Nineteen years after the short-lived American iteration of The Weakest Link debuted on NBC, the British trivia sensation is returning to U.S. airwaves with Jane Lynch taking over for terse disciplinarian Anne Robinson (whose voice you're no doubt hearing in your head right now). Also today: Joe Biden squares off against Donald Trump in the first Presidential Debate, Love Island airs its season finale, and Netflix takes the baton from Jean-Claude Van Damme. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    SERIES REVIVAL: Jane Lynch hosts NBC's revived and revamped take on The Weakest Link. The series promises to maintain its former host's prickly disposition, while offering players the chance to walk away with some big money. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    LIVE COVERAGE: With just five weeks until the election, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are set to square off at the first Presidential Debate, live from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace moderates. 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PT on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, and cable news

    STANDUP SPECIAL: Actress, comedian and host of The Circle Michelle Buteau grabs the mic for Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia in which she offers her take on parenthood, relationships, and cultural differences. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Voting has begun for the winner of Love Island. Which pair of Islanders will make the best final case in a special early, pre-presidential debate episode? 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: It's been 25 years since director Peter Hyams underwhelmed audiences with the Jean-Claude Van Damme thriller Sudden Death, which apparently means the time is right for a spiritual sequel. In Welcome to Sudden Death, Michael Jai White (Arrow) leaps into action when the basketball arena where he works is taken over by terrorists. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: The 21st season of Little People, Big World finds Matt making a business proposal to Amy in the hopes of taking on one half of the farm. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on TLC

    NEW EPISODE: It's Christmas in September, as Sweet Home Sextuplets' Waldrop family struggles to make Christmas special during challenging financial times. 10:00 PM ET on TLC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: The Weakest Link, NBC, Jane Lynch