Great News / 9:00pm (4) Executiveproduced by “30 Rock” veterans Tracey Wigfield (also the creator here), Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this new sitcom is both another television-workplace saga and a mother-daughter tale. The “Pilot” presents Briga Heelan (“Ground Floor”) as a news producer alarmed that her new intern is — her mom (Andrea Martin, “SCTV”). John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie co-star as program cohosts, with Horatio Sanz also featured. Another episode follows.
Genius / 9:00pm (Nat’l Geo) 10:15pm (Nat’l Geo) Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush shares the role of Albert Einstein with Johnny Flynn in this limited series — executive-produced by Ron Howard — that reviews the life and career of the brilliant physicist, starting in his teen years. This international production, which was filmed primarily in Prague, also stars Emily Watson as Einstein’s wife, Elsa, and T.R. Knight (‘Grey’s Anatomy”) as J. Edgar Hoover, who becomes an adversary to Einstein as Adolph Hitler comes to power.
Cosplay Melee / 10:00pm (Syfy) 4:30am (Syfy) Season 1 ends with a finale called “Animelee,” which challenges its competitors to create an original character inspired by their favorite anime. Sounds almost too simple, right? But as a rule, handing such unfettered freedom to run wild in a context they’re passionate about winds up leaving the players paralyzed by all their creative options. We’re betting you’ll see some of those here, along with other cosplayers who excitedly rise to the challenge and deliver dazzling results.
Andrea Martin stars in “Great News,” Tuesday on NBC