Tuesday’s highlights on TV include:
“Atlanta”: Donald Glover (“Community”) shines in this impressive new comedy series. He plays Earnest “Earn” Marks, a broke young man struggling to gain some traction in life. A chance to reverse his fortunes comes when he discovers that his cousin (Bryan Tyree Henry) is a wannabe rapper whose homemade mix tape is starting to catch on in the streets of Atlanta. Earn offers to be his manager, but their business relationship gets off to a rocky start. 10 p.m. Tuesday, FX.
“9/11 Inside the Pentagon” is a special that sheds some light on what happened after American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters. Included: Accounts from survivors and first responders. 8 p.m., PBS.
From filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) comes the compelling new drama series “Queen Sugar.” It follows three estranged siblings in Louisiana who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run the family’s ailing sugarcane farm. 10 p.m., OWN. — Chuck Barney,
East Bay Times