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Originally published Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:09 AM

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TV Picks for Tuesday: ‘Luther,’ ‘Top Gear,’ and ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’

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Idris Elba (“Pacific Rim” and “The Wire”) returns as the titular detective for a four-part third season of this British police drama. Season premiere, 7 p.m. Tuesday on BBC America (

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Also on Tuesday

“MLB Baseball,” 5 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals (Live).

“Extreme Weight Loss,” 8 p.m. (ABC): When a police officer weighing nearly 450 pounds finds himself in danger of losing his job, he asks Chris for help; a knee surgery complicates the weight-loss journey.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8 p.m. (Fox): The top four dancers perform; guest judges Paula Abdul and Gabby Douglas.

“Top Gear,” 9 p.m. (History): Adam, Tanner and Rutledge race from New York City to Los Angeles on an epic 3,000-mile road trip across the country in brand new supercars.

“Cold Justice,” 10 p.m. (TNT): A former prosecutor and a former crime-scene investigator look into unsolved cases; Siegler and McClary head to Cuero, Texas, to search for new clues in the 2001 death of a woman, which was previously ruled a suicide.

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” 11 p.m. (Comedy Central): Stewart returns to the anchor desk after a summer hiatus.

Call To Readers/TV Poll

The fall TV season will soon be under way. Tell us which new and returning shows you’re most excited to see, by going to We’ll tally the responses and report on our readers’ picks in the Sept. 22 edition of NW Arts & Life.

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