Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience: Tesla' on PBS


NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sends Quinn and Bishop (Jennifer Esposito, Emily Wickersham) to Philadelphia to assist MI6 officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) on a case in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler continue to lend their expertise to the contestants on a new episode of the singing competition. 8 p.m. NBC

The Flash “Fargo’s Joey King guest stars as Magenta, a villain who has the ability to manipulate metal, in this new episode of the superhero drama. 8 p.m. KTLA

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Squad members take part in their annual Halloween competition in this new episode of the Andy Samberg cop comedy. 8 p.m. Fox

The Contenders – 16 for ’16 A new installment of this election-season series recalls the failed third-party presidential bids of businessman Ross Perot and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. 8 p.m. KOCE

American Housewife Katie (Katy Mixon) gets into an argument with the school crossing guard (guest star Kate Flannery, “The Office”) in this new episode of the freshman sitcom. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Scream Queens The campy horror drama starring Emma Roberts, John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele also offers up a Halloween-themed episode. 9 p.m. Fox

American Experience Nikola Tesla, the inventor and engineer whose work with electric current at the turn of the last century helped pave the way for the wired world we’re living in today, is profiled in the season premiere. 9 p.m. KOCE

The Letter Four besties from the San Fernando Valley give each other a little constructive criticism in this new episode of the reality series. 9 p.m. Freeform

Scream This drama based on the late Wes Craven’s horror-film franchise returns for a special double-length Halloween episode. 9 p.m. MTV

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Host Andrew Zimmern visits Baltimore and then Bangkok in back-to-back new episodes. 9 p.m. Travel Channel

NCIS: New Orleans “Hot in Cleveland’s” Wendie Malick guest stars as Sebastian’s (Rob Kerkovich) mother on a new episode of the “NCIS” spin-off. 10 p.m. CBS

Frontline In the new episode “Terror in Europe,” intelligence experts discuss efforts to counter the kinds of Islamist terrorist attacks recently seen in France and Belgium. 10 p.m. KOCE

Drunk History It’s all about “The Roosevelts” in this new episode of the satirical series; Rob Riggle, Louie Anderson and “Arrested Development’s” Mae Whitman guest star. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


CBS This Morning Mike Posner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today The cast of “Holiday Inn”; Andrew Rannells; Carole Bayer Sager; Lou Manfredini; Joy Bauer(N) 7 and 10 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Drew Brees and Jarrius Robertson; Marcus Samuelsson; “Dancing With the Stars”; Ian Scheffler. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly David Hyde Pierce (“A Life”); Victoria Justice. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Kelly Clarkson. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors Heather Dubrow. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Jill Kargman (book “Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk John Stamos; Amber Theoharis. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Pamela Anderson. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”); Bill and Giuliana Rancic. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Real Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell (“Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?”); Alessia Cara. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil An 18-year-old woman plans to fly to Argentina and start a new life with a man she has never met. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Shia LaBeouf (“American Honey”); Jesse Williams; Jon Dorenbos; Troye Sivan performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Harry Shameik Moore (“The Get Down”). (N) 4 p.m. KTTV; 9 p.m. KCOP

Tavis Smiley (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Uzo Aduba. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Nick Offerman; Wayne Gretzky; Morgan Spurlock; Josephper. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Tom Cruise; Tilda Swinton; X Ambassadors and Tom Morello perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

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