Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 07:31 AM
This new thriller follows an investigative journalist (Matt Davis) whose brother disappears after claiming that a certain TV show (also called “Cult”) is out to get him. The premiere episode features a lot of typically good-looking CW actors investigating creepy dark places, and an intriguing performance from Robert Knepper (“Prison Break”) as the cult leader and the actor who plays him. Got all that? Series premiere, 9 p.m. Tuesday on The CW (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Tuesday
“Raising Hope,” 8 p.m. (Fox): After Sabrina objects to the way the Chance family celebrates Arbor Day, she is visited by the ghosts of Arbor Day Past, Present and Future.
“The New Normal,” 9:30 p.m. (NBC): David and Bryan fret when they have to rush their puppy, Harvey Milkbone, to the vet; Shania disrupts class with an homage to actress Maggie Smith; romantic feelings are rekindled between Goldie and Clay.
“Body of Proof,” 10 p.m. (ABC): Months after Peter’s death, Megan returns to work and is surprised when a man from her past is assigned to her case; a serial killer targeting young war veterans takes Lacey hostage.
“Vegas,” 10 p.m. (CBS): When a beautiful yet unruly actress, Violet (Anna Camp), and a Hollywood producer breeze into the Savoy, Mia, Tommy and Savino have their hands full; Dixon readily agrees to keep an eye on Violet.
“Ultimate Soldier Challenge,” 10 p.m. (History): Two front-line warriors from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne unit go head to head against commandos from the Israeli Defense Force.
“Justified,” 10 p.m. (FX): Raylan finds himself caught between a foxy grifter and an old nemesis out for revenge; Boyd and Ava come face-to-face with the decadence of Harlan’s elite.
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Robert Knepper stars in the new thriller series “The Cult” on The CW.