Tuesday TV: Teddy Visits the Amazon

amazonAlec Baldwin plays quite a different president than usual when he provides the voice of Theodore Roosevelt in a documentary about the 1914 adventure trip that almost killed the former president. The joint Brazilian-American expedition with Cândido Rondon.

Eight weeks into the trip, one member of the expedition had drowned, another had committed murder. Roosevelt, after injuring his leg, begged to be left behind to die, but his son Kermit wouldn’t allow it.

The story “Into the Amazon” is told on a new “American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

The premise of “Undercover High” (A&E, 8 p.m.) is a little creepy: Seven young adults, aged 21 to 26, pose as students at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kan., to see what’s going on among young people. It figures that it’s from the makers of “60 Days In,” about voluntarily breaking into prison.

Tyra Banks returns as host of “America’s Top Model” (VH1, 8 p.m.) as it reaches its 24th season. Judges include Ashley Graham, Law Roach and Drew Elliott.

A 10th season starts for “Ink Master” (Spike, 10 p.m.).

ICE agents are even showing up at prom on “The Fosters” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

They’re making a big deal of the return of “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.), which is only resuming the same season.

“Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu, streaming) ends its first season with the ultimate battle with parents.

Lt. Tao is paired with a bomb on the series finale of “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

“NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.) investigates an apparent suicide. “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.) looks at a murder at the Crescent City Gaming Convention.

“Bull” (CBS, 9 p.m.) takes on a psychologist as a client.

On “Lethal Weapon” (Fox, 8 p.m.) Riggs visits his father-in-law in prison.

Ethen diagnoses a man with no symptoms on “Chicago Med” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

On “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (ABC, 10 p.m.) Kevin becomes a substitute teacher.

Ellen resumes her game show torture on “Ellen’s Game of Games” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Axl gets a real job on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

A French castle may hold answers about “The Curse of Oak Island” (History, 9 p.m.).

Dre’s sister comes to visit on “Blackish” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Sabrina risks her Yale interview on “The Mick” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.).

“Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) is actually a series.

Eddie catches Nicole trig to impress a crush on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

They’re still “Hunting Hitler” (History, 10:12 p.m.).

It’s Danielle Fishel vs. Jonathan Lipnicki and Shania Twain vs. Meghan Trainor on “Drop the Mic” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies presents movies of June Havoc with “Brewster’s Millions” (8 p.m.), “Once a Thief” (9:30 p..), “Sing Your Worries Away” (11:15 p.m.), “Four Jacks and a Jill” (12:45 a.m.), “Powder Town” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Formula” (3:45 a.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Georgia at St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Rhode Island at Saint Louis (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Texas A&M at Kentucky (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Baylor at West Virginia (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Texas Tech at Oklahoma (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Tulane at Memphis (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Butler at Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Seton Hall at Marquette (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Purdue at Michigan (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Iowa State at Kansas (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Mississippi at Auburn (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and San Jose State at San Diego State (CBS Sports, 11 p.m.).

Pro basketball includes Portland at Oklahoma City (NBA 8 p.m.) and Sacramento at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Edmonton at Nashville (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Hugh Grant, Patrick Wilson, Suzanne Ryan. The View: Greta Gerwig, Ashley Graham. The Talk: Paul Reiser, Monica Berg. Harry Connick: Thandie Newton, Gladys Knight, Lior Suchard. Steve Harvey: DJ Khaled, Rocky Carroll. Ellen DeGeneres: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep. Wendy Williams: Yolanda Hadid, Ashlee Glazer. The Real: Meagan Good, Jay Ellis.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: James Franco, Lena Waithe, Anderson East. Jimmy Kimmel: Gary Oldman, Phil Rosenthal, Huncho Jack. Jimmy Fallon: Hugh Grant, Desus & Mero, A$AP Ferg, PJ Morton. Seth Meyers: Jordan Peele, Patrick Wilson, Lewis Black, Allison Miller. James Corden: Gillian Anderson, Sally Hawkins, Daya. Carson Daly: Richard Jenkins, Cigarettes After Sex, Taylor Tomlinson (rerun). Trevor Noah: Jason Mitchell. Jordan Klepper: Brian Stelter. Conan O’Brien: Mila Kunis, Maria Bamford, King Krule (rerun).

 

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