What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? Let’s start off with a double-dose of award shows tonight: One features an overexposed pop star and the other features Benedict Cumberbatch. Your choice. Then we take a scary sojourn with Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story: Coven. The Voice live eliminations air between those two, which is fitting because watching dreams get crushed is also a kind of horror. Speaking of eliminations, Park and Rec‘s Leslie Knope faces a recall election arrives on Thursday. You can then cap off the week with an early Best Man’s Holiday and a Revenge stand-off in the Hamptons.
All times listed are Eastern.
MTV European Music Awards, 7 p.m., MTV
Bruno Mars, Icona Pop, Kings of Leon, and others are scheduled to perform, but we’ve flagged this awards show with a high-tongue-alert, as Miley Cyrus is also on the docket. Hide your kids, hide your social media feeds …
Now on the other end of the award spectrum …
2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, 9 p.m., BBC America
Comedian Rob Brydon hosts and Sacha Baron Cohen, George Clooney, Kathryn Bigelow, Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, and Benedict Cumberbatch will be honored.
Sleepy Hollow 9:00 p.m., Fox
This season’s breakout spooky town hit is not to be missed. On this episode, anachronistic super-sleuth team Abbie and Ichabod investigate the town for the source of current evil-doing. Also, we’ve finally started recapping it.
The Voice, 9 p.m., NBC
The top ten artists are revealed in this live eliminations show. Sara Bareilles is tonight’s special guest performer.
American Horror Story: Coven, 10 p.m., FX
In this episode, called “The Axeman Cometh,” Zoe, Queenie and Nan connect with a sinister spirit . Check out our recap of last week’s horrors.
Parks and Recreation, 8 p.m., NBC
The recall election is nigh for Leslie Knope, as she’s called on to defend her tenure.
Best Man Holiday, in theaters
Taye Diggs stars as Harper Stewart, the best man of football star Lance (Morris Chestnut) in 1999’s The Best Man. When the pals reunite at Christmas, their varying life trajectories and past history create some holiday tension.
Watch the trailer below:
College Football, 12 p.m., ESPNU
Troy at Mississippi
Revenge, 9 p.m., ABC
Has the brilliance of season one’s sharpie-happy Emily returned? In this episode, Lady Victoria wants to throw Emily a bridal shower, which can only mean an excess of bandage dresses and vicious payback.