For Tuesday, February 19th 2013 LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
Hart of Dixie (The CW, 8 p.m.) – “The Gambler” – Wade (Wilson Bethel) is excited to compete in the Battle of The Bands competition so he can use the prize money to open up his own bar, but Zoe’s (Rachel Bilson) suggestion that George (Scott Porter) play in the band ultimately backfires. Lemon (Jaime King) finds herself alone for the weekend until she talks Magnolia (guest star Claudia Lee) into some sisterly bonding. Meanwhile, Lavon (Cress Williams), who has seemingly given up on love, agrees to help Tom (guest star Ross Philips) with his relationship, which in turn opens his eyes to his own future.
Raising Hope (FOX, 8 p.m.) – “Arbor Daze” – After clashing with the Chance family over how to celebrate the eco-friendly holiday, Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) is visited by the ghosts of Arbor Day Past, Present, and Future.
Cult (The CW, 9 p.m.) – “Pilot” – Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis) has learned to live with his younger brother Nate’s (guest star James Pizzinato) relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show called Cult intends to harm him. When his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff enlists Skye Yarrow (Jessica Lucas), a young research assistant working on Cult, to help with his investigation into the dark underworld of the TV show and its rabid fans. Meanwhile, in the parallel worlds of the show-within-a-show, the cult’s ruthless leader, Billy Grimm, is played by actor Roger Reeves (the double role of Billy/Roger is played by Robert Knepper), a man whose primary agenda is winning back his former follower and lover, Kelly Collins, played by actress Marti Gerritsen (the double role of Kelly/Marti is played by Alona Tal). Since escaping from the cult, Kelly has become an LAPD detective who finds herself drawn back into an investigation of the group’s activities as she struggles to keep Billy at a safe distance. As the television show grows in popularity, cast members Roger and Marti begin to feel the effects in their “real” lives. You can read our full advance review here.
Smash (NBC, 10 p.m.) – “The Dramaturg” – Partnerships are tested as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) asks Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) to contend with an unwelcome new collaborator, while Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) prepare to present their work for the first time. Derek (Jack Davenport) attempts to get Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) back on his side. Ivy (Megan Hilty) finds it hard to move on, but help from an old friend might take her one step closer to her dream.
Cougar Town (TBS, 10 p.m.) – “Flirting with Time” – The cul-de-sac crew reminisces over how they all met and became friends when Jules (Courteney Cox) gets upset that she doesn’t have a “meet cute” with Grayson (Josh Hopkins).
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