Tuesday TV: Ellen Degeneres Mark Twain Prize, Freaks, The Baby Wait
Oct 30 2012 08:10 am CET

Tonight's television features Ellen DeGeneres receiving the Mark Twain Prize, TCM dipping into its cult classic vault, Logo exploring the world of adoption, and a programming note from NBC. Here's what's on TV Tuesday.

First up, PBS will be airing the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize, this year honoring comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Joining the festivities will be Steve Harvey, Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, John Krasinski, Jason Mraz and Lily Tomlin. The 90-minute special is scheduled to air at 8pm, but check your local listings.

If you are looking for a creepy movie to get you in the mood for Halloween, TCM will be airing the 1932 cult classic Freaks. This film examines the life of a circus midget and his trapeze artist girlfriend. This film is not PC by anyone's standards, but if you need context for "One of us! One of us!" this is where you'll find it. The movie begins at 9:15pm.

Over on Logo you can find the new documentary series The Baby Wait. This program follows a same-sex couple in the middle of an adoption process. Although the birth mother is initially on-board with giving up her child, she does have a 30-day grace period following the birth to rescind the deal. Find out what happens starting at 10pm.

Finally, NBC has rejiggered its Tuesday programming in light of Hurricane Sandy. Go On and The New Normal will not be seen tonight so that NBC News can provide news coverage of the storm. Stay safe, everyone!

Mike McComb – TVLatest.com

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