Tonight's TV picks: 'The X Factor' Top 12; 'NCIS'
10/29/2013 05:00:00 AM PDT
WATCH THIS "The X Factor" (8 p.m., Fox): Airing on a special night, Simon Cowell's singing competition whittles the field down to its Top 12 finalists. "American Experience: War of the Worlds" (9 p.m., PBS): A compelling documentary that recalls how, on the eve of Halloween 75 years ago, Orson Welles punk'd America with his fake radio newscast of a Martian invasion. Among those interviewed: Welles' daughter, Chris Welles Feder, and filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. "Trophy Wife" (9:30 p.m., ABC): One of the season's best new comedies airs a Halloween episode in which Kate (Malin Akerman) comes to the rescue after Jackie's (Michaela Watkins) homemade costume for Bert (Albert Tsai) doesn't turn out right.
Also Tuesday: "NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS) "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" (8 p.m., PBS) "The Originals" (8 p.m., The CW) "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9 p.m., CBS) "Supernatural" (9 p.m., The CW) "Face Off" (9 p.m., Syfy) "Person of Interest" (10 p.m., CBS) "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell" (11 p.m., FX)