What To Watch Tuesday: Zooey Deschanel returns for the 100th New Girl episode
Plus: The Old Testament gets the ABC treatment
Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.
PICK OF THE NIGHT
Fox, 8 p.m.
Five years, a hundred episodes, one loft apartment: Sounds crazy, right? Wrong! New Girl celebrates its big anniversary tonight by bringing back its namesake roommate Jessica Day, who’s been away on jury duty. (IRL, Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave.) Sadly, this also means it’s time for Megan Fox’s placeholder character to leave as well. For more on the show’s landmark episode, check out our memory-filled interviews with the cast here.
Of Kings and Prophets
ABC, 10 p.m.
You know how people always say “The book was better” when something gets adapted? That might also be the case with this Old Testament-inspired new series — read our critic Jeff Jensen’s review here for more on the show.
TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
FX, 10 p.m.
Titled “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” this one is (yep) all about Marcia Clark, curly hair and all. And as a bonus, the episode also features the best use of Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” since Batman Forever (for real, just wait until you see it).
TBS, 10 p.m.
In this age of scripted-TV mania, it’s not every day we get a new game show — let alone one hosted by a top-notch comedian like Iliza Shlesinger. Here’s the setup: Two people who are close to each other think they’re answering Newlywed Game-style questions for $2,500 — but then they’re separated, and only one person is told that the true prize is $250,000. The tension, Shlesinger tells us, is “watching how frivolous and careless the person playing for $2,500 acts, and watching the stress on the face of the person who knows 100 times more money is at stake.” Adds Shlesinger, “It sounds complicated, but when you watch, you’re like, Oh my God, this is so fun!”
Chrisley Knows Best
USA, 10 p.m.
The reality show that gave us the quote “Risk it to get the biscuit” returns for a fourth season. Do with that information what you will!