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Tuesday's TV highlights

October 04, 2011


Renee: Eric Drath directs this documentary about Renée Richards' battle to enter the 1977 U.S. Open as the first transgender tennis player (5 p.m. ESPN).

NCIS: Lily Tomlin guest stars in this new episode as McGee's (Sean Murray) grandmother, who, to everyone's surprise, turns out to have a connection to the NCIS team's latest case. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS).

Prohibition: The episode "A Nation of Hypocrites" concludes Ken Burns' documentary (8 p.m. KOCE).

Made in America: This new series, which echoes an earlier with John Ratzenberger, takes viewers to places where iconic American products are made (8 p.m. Travel).

Ringer: Still posing as Siobhan, Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) joins Andrew, Gemma and Henry (Ioan Gruffudd, Tara Summers, Kristoffer Polaha) in the Hamptons to celebrate her birthday (9 p.m. KTLA).

Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The unscripted series returns from hiatus resolving the cliffhanger from the last episode. Will Sharon accept Gene's marriage proposal? (9 and 10 p.m. A&E).

Viking Wilderness: This new series, set in the northernmost reaches of the world, takes viewers to a cold and brutal environment where wildlife struggles to survive (9 and 10 p.m. Animal Planet).

Chopped: The cooking show returns (10 p.m. Food).

Onion News Network: In the season premiere of the news parody series an asteroid is about to destroy Earth (10 p.m. IFC).

Fashion Hunters: This new series follows employees of an upscale resale boutique as they go treasure hunting in New York for fashion gold (10:30 p.m. Bravo).


Baseball: MLB division series (7:30 p.m. TBS) (12:30 p.m. TBS); (4 p.m. TBS). (7:30 p.m. TBS)

Soccer: The Galaxy visit the New York Red Bulls (5 p.m. ESPN2).

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