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Tuesday TV Picks: ‘War of the Worlds: American Experience’

TV picks for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, include “War of the Worlds: American Experience” on KCTS, “The Biggest Loser” on NBC and “Trophy Wife” on ABC.

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‘War of the Worlds: American Experience’

“Martians have invaded Earth!” That was what thousands of people thought when listening to Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 Halloween Eve radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ tale. On its 75th anniversary, this PBS program looks back at the broadcast and its fallout. 9 p.m. Tuesday on KCTS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Tuesday

“The Biggest Loser,” 8 p.m. (NBC): The contestants must get creative when they are only able to use gym equipment they win in an auction; a player opens up about her difficult childhood; the contestants talk to their loved ones.

“NCIS,” 8 p.m. (CBS): The Coast Guard Investigative Service works with the NCIS team when an explosion occurs on an oil rig; a mysterious prankster targets the team.

“Supernatural,” 9 p.m. (CW): Dean and Sam find an ancient computer which they hope to use to track angels; a magical green-webbed wall is released.

“Trophy Wife,” 9:31 p.m. (ABC): When the costume Jackie made for Bert doesn’t work out, Kate hijacks the holiday; Pete holds a teenager hostage.

“Chopped,” 10 p.m. (Food): The appetizer round basket has pasta dough; veal chops and bottarga in the second basket; desserts made with figs.

“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” 10 p.m. (BET): Tisha and Duane’s new sitcom; Nelly and Eric Benet at the recording studio.

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