Tuesday’s TV highlights: ‘American Comandante’ and more

William A. Morgan in “American Commandante” on “American Experience”

The story of William A. Morgan, an American who fought in the Cuban Revolution, is retold in "American Commandante” on “American Experience.”

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The Muppets Chelsea Handler guest stars as herself in a new episode of the sitcom. 8 p.m. ABC

Grandfathered “Nikita’s” Lyndsy Fonseca guest stars. 8 p.m. Fox

Chicago Med Oliver Platt and S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order”) head the cast of this new entry in Dick Wolf’s Windy City franchise. 9 p.m. NBC


American Experience William A. Morgan, a U.S. citizen who fought with Fidel Castro’s forces during the Cuban Revolution, is profiled in the new episode “American Comandante.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Moonshiners A father-daughter team joins the action as this unscripted series about modern-day bootleggers returns for another season. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

Frontline The newsmagazine looks at troubling development on the international scene in the new episode “ISIS in Afghanistan.” 10 p.m. KOCE

The Bastard Executioner This medieval drama starring Lee Jones and Stephen Moyer ends its first season. 10 p.m. FX


Drunk History It’s all about Las Vegas in this new episode; with guest stars Dennis Quaid, Sam Rockwell and “Scrubs’” Donald Faison. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


CBS This Morning Scientist Jennifer Doudna. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Khloé Kardashian; Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Oliver Platt; Mark Ronson and Swizz Beatz; Oliver Hudson. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Julianne Moore; former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska). (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Tasha Smith (“Empire”); chef Graham Elliot; Dermot Mulroney. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Cate Blanchett; Burt Reynolds. (N) 9 a.m. KABC


The View NeNe Leakes; Mario Cantone. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Kelly Osbourne. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Tracee Ellis Ross; Katie Knight; Seal performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Fried turkey. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Mackenzie Phillips. 1 p.m. KCOP

The Dr. Oz Show Buying a turkey. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV


The Real Rafael de la Fuente (“Empire”). 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil Father accused of molesting his daughter. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Jeezy; co-host Ta’Rhonda Jones. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Wendy Williams Show 3 p.m. KCOP

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Eric Stonestreet; 9-year-old piano prodigy. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Michael McDonald. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR, 11:30 p.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Timbaland. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan From Armenia. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Jadakiss. (N) 11:31 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Rooney Mara; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Justin Bieber. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Julianne Moore; Burt Reynolds; Public Image Ltd. performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Josh Hutcherson; Walk the Moon performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Ethan Hawke; Harry Connick Jr.; Anthony Anderson. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Viola Davis; Allison Tolman. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”); Houndmouth performs; Lena Waithe. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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