Tuesday TV: Questions in a Contraption

mental-samuraiRob Lowe hosts a fussy new quiz show, “Mental Samurai” (Fox, 9 p.m.), in which contestants are pitched the easiest questions in the world while riding on some sort of amusement-ride contraption that takes them to each inquiry. There are no easy winners, though, as the final question is either a  trick or involves random guessing.

It’s a similar mix of easy questions, physical extremes and famous hosts that has been found in, say, “Ellen’s Game of Games” (NBC, 8 p.m.)

Hoping to extend the human drama of its “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.) into another setting, Mike Daniels’ “The Village” (NBC, 10 p.m.) focuses on the inhabitants of a Brooklyn apartment building whose lives become entwined like a family. It includes Michaela McManus as a single mother, Daren Kagasoff as a law student and Warren Christie as a returning vet.

Here’s a new show that blends the midcentury war origins of the network with its current interest in seeking treasure: “Lost Gold of World War II” (History, 10 p.m.), in which Americans go searching on a mountain in the Philippines for loot supposedly buried by a Japanese general.

“Amy Schumer: Growing” (Netflix, streaming) is her latest comedy special, concerning her marriage and pregnancy.

A second season starts on “Restored by the Fords” (HGTV, 9 and 9:30 p.m.), followed by a new renovation show, “One of a Kind” (HGTV, 10 p.m.) in which houses are changed to reflect the owners’ personalities.

It’s Mrs. Bennigan’s wedding on the final episode ever of “Teachers” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

“The Jim Jeffries Show” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) is back with a third season, alongside the 11th incarnation of “Tosh.0” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.).

There’s an “American Idol” tie-in on “American Housewife” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Couples reunite and have their final bonfire on “Temptation Island” (USA, 10 p.m.).

The top 20 chefs on “MasterChef Junior” (Fox, 8 p.m.) try a carnival-themed competition.

Callie takes her moms to meet Judge Wilson on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

“The Flash” (CW 8 p.m.) meets a meta-human named Vickie.

Wendi’s parents split up on “The Kids Are Alright” (ABC 8:30 p.m.) and Timmy is determined to watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

“The Rookie” (ABC, 10 p.m.) arrests a gang member.

Don Cornelius goes after Dick Clark on “American Soul” (BET, 9 p.m.).

Tyler Perry’s soapy “If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN, 10 p.m.) is back for a fifth season.

On “Blackish” (ABC, 9 p.m.), Kyra applies to Valley Glen Prep but gets a poor reception.

Max and Michael go see a faith healer in Texas on “Roswell, New Mexico” (CW, 9 p.m.).

On “Boomerang” (BET, 10 p.m.), Simone and Bryson realize they may be related.

Dorit goes on a photo shoot on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 .m.).

On “Splitting Up Together” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) Lena begins sneaking out to help Lis with her baby.

A wedding anniversary brings the families together on “Mexican Dynasties” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Tuesday night salute to Fredric March continues with “The Best Years of Our Lives” (8 p.m.), “Another Part of the Forest” (11 p.m.), “One Foot in Heaven” (1 a.m.), “Bedtime Story” (3 a.m.) and “Tomorrow, the World!” (4:45 a.m.).

Daytime movies on TCM salute the 122nd anniversary of the birth of actress Betty Compson, who died in 1974 at 77, with “The Lady Refuses” (7:15 a.m.), “The Gay Diplomat” (8:30 a.m.), “Inside the Lines” (9:45 a.m.), “Weary River” (11 a.m.), “Street Girl” (12:45 p.m.), “On with the Show” (2:15 p.m.), “Mad Youth” (4:15 p.m.), “A Slight Case of Murder” (5:30 p.m.) and “Here Comes Trouble” (7 p.m.).

The road to the Final Four in the men’s NCAA tournament begins with the First Four: Prairie View vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (truTV, 6:40 p.m.) and Temple vs. Belmont (truTV, 9 p.m.).

First round play in the NIT men’s college basketball tournament has Hofstra at N.C. State (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Saint Francis at Indiana (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Wright State at Clemson (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), South Dakota State at Texas (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Loyola Chicago at Creighton (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Arkansas at Providence (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), and Dayton at Colorado (ESPN2, 11 p.m.).

Hockey has Washington at New Jersey (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

NBA action has Lakers at Milwaukee (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Indiana at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

In spring baseball, it’s Detroit vs. Pittsburgh (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Colorado vs. Angels (MLB, 9 p.m.).

Men’s college lacrosse has Notre Dame at Michigan (ESPNU, 5 p.m.).

And bowling has its Chameleon Championship (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jimmy Fallon, John David Washington, Lana Condor, Virginia Tuells & Ihosvanys Perez. The View: Preet Bharara, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The Talk: David Boreanaz. Ellen DeGeneres: Michael Keaton, Jay Shetty. Wendy Williams: Chef Judy Joo. The Real: Amanda Seales, Orlando Jones.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Chris Hayes, Nico Parker. Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Kamala Harris, Mark Hamill, Judah & the Lion. Jimmy Fallon: Kobe Bryant, Aidy Bryant, Natalie Morales, Fletcher, Mick Fleetwood. Seth Meyers: Jordan Peele, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Action Bronson. James Corden: Ben Schwartz, Tim Roth, Leon Bridges. Carson Daly: Rachael Taylor, Morgxn, Aml Ameen. Trevor Noah: Will Packer. Conan O’Brien: Isla Fisher, Mark Normand.

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