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Controversy Won't Quell ABC's Twisty Sleeper Hit Big Sky

ALSO: The Bachelorette, The Voice, 40 Years a Prisoner, Transplant, Mr. Iglesias, and more.
  • Katheryn Winnick, Brian Geraghty, John Carroll Lynch, Ryan Phillippe, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jesse James Keitel and Kylie Bunbury in a promotional image for Big Sky. (ABC/Kharen Hill)
    Katheryn Winnick, Brian Geraghty, John Carroll Lynch, Ryan Phillippe, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jesse James Keitel and Kylie Bunbury in a promotional image for Big Sky. (ABC/Kharen Hill)

    It's official — after debuting to disappointing ratings, a COVID problem and protests from indigenous groups that elicited a controversial response from show producers, ABC's Big Sky is now a sleeper hit, having picked up more delayed viewers over its first three weeks than any new network series in recent memory. The show's fourth episode airs tonight.

    Also tonight: The Voice names its four finalists, Bennett and Noah's cliffhanger two-on-one date concludes on The Bachelorette, and a new HBO doc chronicles a son's decades-long fight to exonerate his parents. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    NEW EPISODE: Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) take matters into their own hands on Big Sky as the girls' disappearance begins making headlines. Meanwhile, Legarski (John Carroll Lynch) and Ronald (Brian Geraghty) take very different approaches to self-preservation. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: There's no shortage of drama tonight on The Bachelorette as Bennett and Noah continue to confront one another in the impromptu two-on-one date. Later, Tayshia learns some uncomfortable truths when she puts five men through a lie detector date. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: The field is set to be narrowed yet again in tonight's live results episode of The Voice as the four artists advancing to next week's finals are revealed. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: They were members of MOVE, the Philadelphia-based radical group that became symbols of police brutality in the 1970s, but they were also parents. Directed by Tommy Oliver, 40 Years a Prisoner chronicles a son’s decades long fight to exonerate his parents. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON FINALE: When a young mother addicted to opioids nearly dies on Transplant, Bash (Hamza Haq) must determine whether she's using again, or if something else is causing her deadly symptoms. Later, Theo (Jim Watson) tries to help a gravely ill teen and his family deal with the possibility that their medical hopes have run out. Two episodes air back-to-back beginning at 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODES: Class is back in session, and love is in the air as Mr Iglesias returns with the back half of its second season (aka "Part 3"). Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: Spirit Riding Free is the latest Netflix series to get the interactive special treatment. In Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure, viewers are tasked with helping Maricela save Lucky from greedy horse thieves who've taken her captive. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    HOLIDAY MOVIE: Bill Murray stars in Scrooged, director Richard Donner's take on Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol — with Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Robert Mitchum joining Murray on his Christmas Eve journey of transformation. 6:00 PM ET on AMC

    HOLIDAY MOVIE: Will Ferrell is Buddy, a syrup-guzzling Elf from the North Pole who journeys to New York for the holidays in searching of his father. 8:00 PM ET on AMC

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

    TOPICS: Big Sky, ABC