Worth Watching: A 'Schitt's Creek' Premiere, Papa's Stand-Up, State of the Union
chittA selective critical checklist of notable Tuesday TV:
Schitt's Creek (9/8c, Pop TV): Is the quirky small town ready for a red-carpet premiere? Alexis (Annie Murphy) sure hopes so, and she pulls out what stops she can as the publicist for her faded-actress mother Moira (the divine Catherine O'Hara) in honor of her hoped-for comeback. In The Crows Have Eyes III, a vehicle we're sure is as promising as it sounds. As Moira prepares for her long-overdue closeup, David (Daniel Levy) tends to Patrick (Noah Reid) following another painful event: his wisdom-teeth removal.
Right or wrong, we can't help but love the Rose family matriarch.
Tom Papa: You're Doing Great! (streaming on Netflix): Need to lighten up? Come to Papa — as in comedian Tom Papa, whose stand-up act from his native New Jersey riffs on family, work, climate change, obesity, mommy makeovers and other quirks of everyday life.
Find out how the scripted drama is blending reality with fiction.
State of the Union (9/8c, 6/PT): The president addresses a joint session of Congress — no tension between those legislative bodies and the executive branch, right? — in an historic campaign year. All major broadcast networks and news channels will carry the session live, followed by the Democratic response.
Star Daniel Radcliffe previews the new season of the TBS anthology series and talks working with Jon Bass.
Inside Tuesday TV: The CW's DC's Legends of Tomorrow (9/8c) lands its heroes in 1947 Los Angeles, where they take on notorious gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Young & Hungry's Jonathan Sadowski)… Winter is coming to National Geographic's Life Below Zero (9/8c) as the Alaskans prepare for the worst as the Arctic summer wanes… History's Project Blue Book (10/9c) moves on from Roswell to the equally iconic Area 51 in Nevada when a soldier is seemingly abducted by a flying saucer at the remote military base… There's a crisis of sorts on TBS's wacky Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (10:30/9:30c) when Prince Chauncley (Daniel Radcliffe) loses one of his precious ducks.