Tuesday’s TV Highlights: “Tyrant” on FX

"Tyrant" ends its second season on FX. With Jennifer Finnigan and Adam Rayner.

“Tyrant” ends its second season on FX. With Jennifer Finnigan and Adam Rayner.

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Big Blue Live The second episode of this three-night miniseries event features an interview with a scientist who is trying to help solve the mysteries of shark migration and study the anatomy of elephant seals and white sharks. Monterey Bay’s sea lions and sea otters are also featured. 5 and 8 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

America’s Got Talent The live semi-finals begin as 11 of the top acts perform at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for judges Howie Mandel, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howard Stern. 8 p.m. NBC

Zoo Pursued as fugitives, Jackson (James Wolk) and the team fly to Zambia in search of leopard DNA that they hope will prove useful in manufacturing a cure for the aberrant behavior that’s affecting animals around the world. Warren Christie guest stars in this new episode. 9 p.m. CBS

In Their Own Words This new series profiles key historical figures by framing their life stories with their most memorable quotes. Up first, Queen Elizabeth II. 9 p.m. KOCE

Rizzoli & Isles In the midseason finale, a vintage watch is found in a balloon of cocaine inside the stomach of a dead woman, and figuring out its significance becomes the key to protecting Jane (Angie Harmon) and all the people she loves. Sasha Alexander, Lorraine Bracco, Jordan Bridges and Bruce McGill also star. 9 p.m. TNT

Hotel Impossible On Historic Route 66, an outdated motel and an RV park and roadside attractions need help. 9 p.m. Travel


Tyrant Barry (Adam Rayner) encourages Rami (Keon Alexander) to stay to oversee the transition, while Leila (Moran Atias) cooperates with the Arab League in the season finale. 10 p.m. FX

Public Morals In this new episode Kay O’Bannon (Michele Hicks) asks her nephew Muldoon (Edward Burns, who also wrote and directed this episode) to find out who killed her husband. With Michael Rapaport, Brian Wiles, Austin Stowell, Brian Dennehy and Neal McDonough. 10 p.m. TNT


CBS This Morning Author Tess Vigeland (“Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want”). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS


Today Robert Redford and Nick Nolte; Maddie & Tae perform; Barbara Corcoran. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America The reigning Miss America Kira Kazantsev and the “The 2016 Miss America Competition” contestants. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Emma Thompson (“A Walk in the Woods”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV


Live With Kelly and Michael Ryan Seacrest; Michael Douglas; Carli Lloyd. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Marc Maron. 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Jordin Sparks. 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors Reducing the risk of high cholesterol. 11 a.m. KCAL


The Talk Regina Hall. 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show A doctor helps a woman with her grief. 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Young parents say their relationship is riddled with lies and abuse. 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Michelle Obama. 4 p.m. KNBC


Tavis Smiley Janet Napolitano, University of California. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Conan Amy Schumer. 11 p.m. TBS

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Liev Schreiber; Elle Fanning; Vince Staples performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC


Jimmy Kimmel Live Salma Hayek; Rami Malek; Atlas Genius performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Chris Colfer. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Kristen Wiig. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call With Carson Daly Cat Deeley and Tyler Labine. 1:38 a.m. KNBC