Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Gates of Hell’ the History Channel

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‘GATES OF HELL’: A new special goes in search of those perilous portals, at 8 p.m. on the History Channel.



Explorer: This new installment recalls the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).

Melissa & Joey: Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence team up for this new sitcom about a politician and the “manny” she hires to watch her kids (8 and 8:30 p.m. ABC Family).

America’s Got Talent: The judges call back a dozen acts for a second shot in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC).

I Shouldn’t Be Alive: A man finds himself stranded in the Australian Outback in this new episode (9 p.m. Animal Planet).

Hawthorne: Christina (Jada Pinkett Smith) seeks Det. Renata’s (guest star Marc Anthony) assistance in this new episode of the hospital drama (9 p.m. TNT).

Shaq vs.: The NBA great goes up against TV chef Rachael Ray in a cooking challenge and sprinter Tyson Gay in a footrace in this new episode (9:01 p.m. ABC).

Big Lake: Chris Gethard plays a Wall Street type forced to move back in with his folks in this new sitcom; “SNL’s” Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell also star. (10 and 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central).

The Colony: The colonists contend with a fire in their camp in this new episode of the reality series (10 p.m. Discovery).

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel: So-called White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi are profiled in this new episode (10 p.m. HBO).


Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Gary Oldman vamps it up in director Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 take on the horror tale; Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins also star. (8 p.m. KDOC).

Hard Candy: “Inception’s” Ellen Page stars in this edgy 2006 thriller (8:05 p.m. IFC).

The Last Mistress: Asia Argento stars in this steamy 2007 period drama set in 19th century France (10 p.m. Sundance).


Baseball: The Angels visit the Red Sox (4 p.m. FSN); the Rangers play the Rays or the Tigers face the Yankees (4 p.m. MLB); and the Dodgers host the Rockies (7 p.m. KCAL).

Women’s basketball: The Sparks welcome the Mercury (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).