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Originally published Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Tuesday TV Picks: ‘Drunk History’ on Comedy Central

TV Picks for Tuesday, July 9, 2013, include “Drunk History” on Comedy Central, “Extreme Weight Loss” on ABC and “Rizzoli & Isles” on TNT.

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‘Drunk History’

What started out as a goofy/fun web series on the “Funny or Die” website is now a new half-hour comedy. I’m not quite sold on the idea of drunk people recounting famous moments in history (enacted by very funny people) on a weekly basis. For the premiere, there’s the Watergate scandal and a feud between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. 10 p.m. Tuesday on Comedy Central (

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Also on Tuesday

“MLB Baseball,” 7 p.m. (ROOT): Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (Live).

“Extreme Weight Loss,” 8 p.m. (ABC): Chris helps Jami lose weight by measuring her own fitness accomplishments rather than just counting pounds; Jami shares a shocking secret.

“Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” 8:30 p.m. (NBC): Actor Ed Asner joins Betty and the pranksters; a woman asks for help checking items off her bucket list; two seniors give a jogger a martini; a man’s dentures fall into someone else’s coffee; a woman sneezes into her husband’s ashes.

“Rizzoli & Isles,” 9 p.m. (TNT): A body is discovered in the church at TJ’s christening; Jane almost abuses her power to protect Tommy; Lydia’s fiancé threatens to take custody of TJ; budget cuts cause tension at the department.

“Frontline,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): “Two American Families”: Two working families in Milwaukee struggle to keep their homes, jobs, health insurance, and to build a future for their children.

“The Game,” 10 p.m. (BET): Chardonnay hides her friendship with Tasha from Jason; Keira reaches out to Blue.

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