Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘In Their Own Words’ on PBS

Muppet creator Jim Henson on PBS’s “In Their Own Words” on KOCE and KPBS.

Muppet creator Jim Henson on PBS’s “In Their Own Words” on KOCE and KPBS.


(Jim Henson Company 2001 / Handout)

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America’s Got Talent The finalists perform one last time, and Wednesday’s conclusion will reveal which of them get the grand prize, awarded by judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. 8 p.m. NBC

In Their Own Words The miniseries concludes with an episode devoted to Jim Henson, whose early television work with the Muppets began in the 1950s and continued with “Sesame Street,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Muppet Show.” 8 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

Labor Games The contestants in this new series are pregnant women in labor and their significant others. 8 and 8:30 p.m. TLC


Zoo Jackson (James Wolk) and his team make one last desperate attempt to resolve the global uprising by the animal kingdom in the season finale. Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke and Nonso Anozie also star. 9 p.m. CBS

American Experience The profile of entertainment legend Walt Disney concludes as Disney turns his company into a multimedia force in movies and television, and opens a theme park in Anaheim. 9 p.m. KOCE; KPBS

The Bastard Executioner The violence of Wilkin Brattle’s (Lee Jones) past catches up with him, and he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all in this medieval drama. 10 p.m. FX

Public Morals Muldoon and Latucci (Edward Burns, Wass Stevens) treat their wives to a double date, and O’Bannon (Austin Stowell) has some fun at the expense of his partner (Brian Wiles) while arresting a couple of prostitutes. Aaron Dean Eisenberg and Elizabeth Masucci also star in this new episode of the period police drama. 10 p.m. TNT

Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris The Emmy- and Tony-winning multi-talented actor launches new a comedy-variety showcase. Reese Witherspoon takes a turn as guest announcer in the premiere. 10 p.m. NBC

Rebel Gold This new series tracks the efforts of treasure hunters convinced that a fortune in gold and silver from the Confederate treasury was hidden somewhere in the South at the end of the Civil War. 10 p.m. Discovery


CBS This Morning Chef Cat Cora. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS


Today Chelsea Clinton; Josh Brolin; Carol Burnett; Mel B.; Jake Gyllenhaal; Bethany Mota. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Ariana Grande; Chrissie Hynde; Dylan O’Brien; Brett Eldredge performs; Miss Piggy. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Brian Grazer (“The Bastard Executioner”); author Kelly Carlin (“A Carlin Home Companion”); Laura Ling (“Rituals”); Nate Parker (“Eden”) (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Carol Burnett; Dylan O’Brien (“Maze Runner: the Scorch Trials”); Miss America. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View David Oyelowo; Jewel performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Mel B. (“America’s Got Talent”). (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A fitness motivator’s extreme approach to weight loss; back-pain relief; Shad Moss (“CSI: Cyber”). (N) 11 a.m. KCAL


The Talk Terry Crews; Nancy O’Dell. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Mindy Kaling. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Musician Scott Stapp and his wife; Dan Buettner. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Olympic competitor Suzy Favor Hamilton lives a secret double life as a Las Vegas call girl. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Sanaa Lathan (“The Perfect Guy”). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Justin Bieber; Silento performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

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

Conan (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Robert De Niro; Ariana Grande; Duran Duran performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Jake Gyllenhaal; Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live John Stamos; Jake Tapper; Cold War Kids perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Pauley Perrette; Alice Cooper. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Josh Brolin; Martin O’Malley; Judd Winick; Abe Laboriel Jr. performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley George Pataki; Terence Blanchard and the E Collective. (N) 1 a.m. KOCE

Last Call Richard Rawlings; NOFX perform; Aya Cash. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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