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Tuesday's TV highlights

November 09, 2010

SERIES

30 for 30: In 1981, Mississippi high school running back Marcus Dupree was the darling of recruiters from every major conference and even appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But the career that followed at the University of Oklahoma was utterly forgettable. Filmmaker Jonathan Hock documents Dupree's rise, fall and comeback, and how he used football to redeem himself, in this new episode (5 p.m. ESPN).

NCIS: Robert Wagner reprises his role as Anthony DiNozzo Sr., who joins his son (Michael Weatherly) and the rest of the NCIS team in a murder investigation in this new episode. Bruce Boxleitner also guest stars (8 p.m. CBS).

No Ordinary Family: The Powells must stop using their special powers when Stephanie's (Julie Benz) parents (Cybill Shepherd, Bruce McGill) show up unexpectedly in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC).

Nova: This new episode reveals discoveries in genetics that explain the origin of dogs and the bond between humans and dogs (8 p.m. KCET).

Frontline: The new episode "The Confessions" revisits the case of four sailors convicted of rape and murder in 1997, despite any evidence linking them to the crime (9 p.m. KCET).

The Bad Girls Club: The unscripted series wraps up its season (9 p.m. Oxygen).

The Good Wife: Michael J. Fox guest stars in this new episode as a brilliant disabled attorney who uses his disability to sway a jury for a suit against a drug company (10 p.m. CBS).

Parenthood: Defending his son (Max Burkholder) leads Adam (Peter Krause) into an altercation with another man in this new episode (10 p.m. NBC).

Dirty Jobs: The Nitty Gritty: Mike Rowe serves up a second look at some dirty jobs with this new series, which offers previously unaired footage, behind-the-scenes information and trivia from some of his more memorable icky outings (11 p.m. Discovery).

SPORTS

College football: Toledo at Northern Illinois (4 p.m. ESPN2).

Basketball: The Clippers visit the New Orleans Hornets (5 p.m. FS Prime); the Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Hockey: The Ducks visit the San Jose Sharks (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).

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