TV Tonight: How I Met Your Mother, DWTS, and a new Oliver Stone project

 Stone's ‘Untold History of The United States’ debuts 8 p.m. tonight on SHOWTIME.


WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2012 ― How appropriate that Oliver Stone’s newest film project, “Oliver Stone’s Untold History of The United States,” debuts tonight on Veteran’s Day. Stone has courted controversy since his Oscar winning film “Platoon” showed us all a side of the Vietnam war unlike any we had seen up to that point. Stone is known for showing the not-so-pretty side of events in American History, and his new project promises to continue in that vein.

For a great review on this topic, please read the article: “Oliver Stone’s The Untold History of the US premieres tonight on Showtime.”

8 p.m. EST: Breakups, basketball heroes, and ballroom dancing in this hour.

ABC: Dancing With the Stars: All Stars: (Live) The eighth week of performances features dances inspired by Veterans Day for the ballroom round and trio dances for the Latin round.

CBS: How I Met Your Mother: (New) When Robin (Cobie Smulders) can’t get herself to break up with Nick (Michael Trucco), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) steps in to help her pull the trigger.

FOX: Bones: (New) Inspired by basketball coach Phil Jackson, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) tasks her five best squinterns with analyzing remains that have never been identified. When the team uncovers a man who died in the 9/11 attacks, everyone becomes determined to find out whether he was a victim or perpetrator.

NBC: The Voice: (Live) The top 12 vocalists perform.

CW: 90210: (New) Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) confides in Annie (Shenae Grimes) about her issues with Dixon (Tristan Wilds); Riley (Riley Smith) is suspicious of Colin, who has grown closer with Annie and Colin (Rob Mayes) helps Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) find out what Alec (Trai Byers) is up to.

8:30 p.m.

CBS: Partners: (New) When Ro-Ro (Tracy Vilar) goes on vacation, Louis (Michael Urie) hires Wyatt (Brandon Routh) as her temporary replacement.

9 p.m. Relationships, revelations and yard sales in this hour.

CBS: 2 Broke Girls: (New) A handsome owner of a candy store is sweet on Caroline (Beth Behrs), but she’s too embarrassed to see him after a humiliating experience in his store.

FOX: The Mob Doctor: (New) Moretti’s (Michael Rapaport) quest to return to power could have disastrous consequences for Grace (Jordana Spiro), who also finds her relationship with Brett (Zach Gilford) in danger due to their busy schedules and her double life.

CW: Gossip Girl: (New) Blair (Leighton Meester) tries to correct her company’s mistakes by debuting a dress at a cotillion, where a surprising revelation jolts everyone.

9:30 p.m.

CBS: Mike and Molly: (New) Molly (Melissa McCarthy) feels that the house is becoming too crowded with stuff, so she decides to hold a yard sale, while Mike (Billy Gardell) and the guys take Carl (Reno Wilson) fishing to help him get over his breakup with Christina (Holly Robinson Peete).

10 p.m. Militias, bombs and murdered rock stars in this hour.

ABC: Castle: (New) Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the murder of a rock star who was being filmed by a documentary crew, and the film crew decide to keep their cameras rolling and record some crime-solving skills in action.

CBS: Hawaii Five-0: (New) Danny (Scott Caan) is forced to remain perfectly still while explosives experts disarm a bomb that he accidentally activated. To keep him calm, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) distracts him by getting him to tell about the toughest case he ever worked back in New Jersey.

NBC: Revolution: (New) Nora (Daniella Alonso) runs into a close relative, forcing her to make a tough decision; a ruthless militia member tracks Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and the gang; Monroe (David Lyons) gives Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) a stern warning.

Basic cable:

New episodes of:

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at 8 and 9 p.m.

A marathon of Long Island Medium from 8 to 11 p.m.

American Pickers at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

American Chopper at 9 p.m. on DSC

Start-ups: Silicon Valley at 10 p.m. on BRAVO

Pawn Stars at 10 and 10:30 p.m.

For movie lovers:

Apocalypse Now Redux at 8 p.m. on AMC

Shrek Forever After at 8 p.m. on FX

Lord of War at 8 p.m. on IFC

Bridesmaids at 9 p.m. on MOMAX

Reservoir Dogs at 9:30 p.m. on SHO

Little Fockers at 10 p.m. on HBO

For further consideration:

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of The United States at 8 p.m. on SHOWTIME

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