TV Watch List: Tuesday, Sept. 20

Zooey Deschanel stars as the “adorkable” Jess in “New Girl.”

‘New Girl’
COMEDY. Zooey Deschanel is in her quirky-adorable prime as a socially awkward, geeky and impossibly C-U-T-E gal who searches for a new apartment post-breakup. Unlike the three dudes she moves in with, who are uncertain about this precocious little lady at first, viewers will either be completely charmed or left wondering what the fuss is all about right off the bat.
Series premiere, 9 p.m., Fox

DRAMA. The twist in this otherwise by-the-books procedural is that former detective Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) has hyperthymesia, a rare condition that allows her to remember everything. Carrie’s back to solving crimes when her neighbor is killed, which prompts lots of flashbacks to the night of her own sister’s murder — the only thing Carrie can’t recall.
Series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

COMEDY. Sue Sylvester runs for congress. Well a girl’s gotta have a backup plan when she loses an Emmy race.
Season premiere, 8 p.m., Fox

‘Body of Proof’
DRAMA. The investigation of a fatal car accident leads to the dark side of a suburban cul-de-sac. Do we sense a “Desperate Housewives” crossover, Dana Delany? Yes! But no, that’s not actually happening tonight.
Season premiere, 10:01 p.m., ABC


US military tried, but failed to rescue journalist…

The U.S. military earlier this year tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria ,but failed to find the captives.


Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of…

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia.


After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.


'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.


'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

And then there were six. It was a big night on stage as the Top 6 got to dance with each other, All-star partners and perform a solo routine.


'Doctor Who' personality profile: the 4 Doctors

When the time comes for a new Doctor, there's always some anxiety over the big question: Who will he be? The series owes its longevity…


Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams…

  Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on…

Going Out

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Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.


Jalen Saunders still unsure what caused car accident…

Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since his car accident, but he didn't say a whole lot.


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Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…


Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…


Metabolic syndrome could have a sugar link

Scientists in St. Louis may have found another culprit in metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Uric acid is…


Another way stress hurts your unborn baby

Mothers know to try staying calm during pregnancy, as stress has been linked to behavioral and developmental problems for their babies. But now, a new…