Tuesday TV: ‘Biggest Loser,’ Found Again

BiggestLoserAfter being, well, lost for four years, “The Biggest Loser” (USA, 9 p.m.) is back for its 18th season, albeit on cable. Bob Harper returns to encourage participants to lose weight; the new trainers are Erica Lugo and Steve Cook. Producers insist they’ve retooled the show so there is more of a focus on health and transformation. But there’s still a lot of the lingering fat shaming.

Speaking of body alteration, there’s a sixth season of “I Am Jazz” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

The second season of Simon Rich’s “Miracle Workers” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) is quite different from the first. Instead of being about God and his angels, the new season, subtitled “Dark Ages,” mines that era for humor with the cast that includes Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan  and Karan Soni returning in new roles.

When “Arrow” (CW, 9 p.m.) began its run in 2012, it was alone among superhero TV shows; its success led to fully a half dozen more, and the DC ones live in what fans call the “Arrowverse.” Tonight the series based on the Green Arrow character bids adieu after eight seasons with its own farewell preshow, “Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye” (CW, 8 p.m.).

The one hour pregame show “NBA on TNT” (TNT, 7 p.m.) will pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, live from the Staples Center. And while the scheduled NBA game of Boston at Miami (TNT, 8 p.m.) will go on, the Clippers-Lakers game at 10:30 p.m. has been postponed.

The season premiere of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO, 10 p.m.) will include a retrospective on Kobe. And there are reports that the Mr. Peanut death ads have been put on pause until the Super Bowl.

They’ve spent less than half of their allowed 24 hours, but the White House defense team at the Trump Impeachment Trial (CSPAN, CNN, Fox, 1 p.m.) won’t likely use it all on their final day of presentations.

“American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) remembers the forgotten names who fought for food safety at the turn of the 20th century.

Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado and Amy Ryan check their family histories on “Finding Your Roots” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Johnny and Roland find a bag of money at “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop, 9 p.m.).

“Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (Fox, 9 p.m.) helps an Italian restaurant in New Jersey.

Torres is a victim of a hit and run on “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Project Blue Book” (History, 10 p.m.), Hyena and Quinn close in on a culprit.

A young patient enters “New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10 p.m.) with heart attack symptoms.

On “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS, 10 p.m.), Barnes goes undercover in a gang war.

Jo and Brooks are endangered on “Emergence” (ABC, 10 p.m.) and Piper wants to help.

On “Black-ish” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.), the family goes to an all-inclusive beach vacation.

Rainbow reaches her 13th birthday on “Mixed-ish” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.) concludes its two part story.

Lisa expands her empire on “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Bless This Mess” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) hosts a wedding on the farm.

A jet ski accident threatens the lives of two Red Rock Medical donors on “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

On “The Conners” (ABC, 8 p.m.), Dan may get stuck in the tub.

More games with consequences on “Ellen’s Game of Games” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 8 p.m.), Whitney’s Greensboro friends come visit her in Charlotte.

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Tuesday night salute to Patricia Neal comes to an end with “The Subject was Roses” (8 p.m.), “Pat Neal is Back” (10 p.m.), “Psyche 59” (10:15 p.m.) and “The Night Digger” (midnight). Then comes a couple of James Stewart westerns with “The Rare Breed” (2 a.m.) and “The Far Country” (4 a.m.).

TCM’s day has Gregory Peck in “The Great Sinner” (6 a.m.), “How the West Was One” (8 a.m.), “Days of Glory” (11 a.m.), “Designing Woman” (1 p.m.), “The Valley of Decision” (3:15 p.m.) and “The Yearling” (5:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Ottawa at Buffalo (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Villanova at St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Florida State at Virginia (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Mississippi State at Florida (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), SMU at Cincinnati (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Michigan at Nebraska (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Richmond at VCU (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Syracuse at Clemson (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.), Pittsburgh at Duke (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Butler at Georgetown (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Auburn at Mississippi (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and Utah State at Wyoming (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

In women’s games, it’s Iowa State at Baylor (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.).

Tennis’ Australian Open (Tennis, 1 p.m.; ESPN2, 9 p.m.) reaches quarterfinals.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Matt Bomer. The View: Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Justine Simmons, Angella Henry, Michelle Kenney, Alissa Findley. The Talk: Chrissy Metz. Ellen DeGeneres: Justin Bieber. Kelly Clarkson: Jessica Alba, Kelsea Ballerini. Tamron Hall: Soledad O’Brien. Wendy Williams: Preston Konrad. The Real: Miles Brown.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Antonio Banderas, Jay Hernandez, Coyote Peterson. Jimmy Kimmel: Magic Johnson, Ben Schwartz, Charlie Wilson. Jimmy Fallon: Michael Bloomberg, Deepak Chopra, Rapsody with PJ Morton. James Corden: Cynthia Erivo, Ashton Kutcher, BTS. Lilly Singh: Russell Peters, Michael Ealy (rerun). Trevor Noah: Ilana Glazer. David Spade: Nicole Aimee Schreiber, Adam Ray, Tony Rock. Conan O’Brien: Kumail Nanjiani.

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