By Hal Boedeker
9:18 AM EDT, April 2, 2013
The highlights Tuesday night:
1. "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" are reruns on CBS. That should mean good things for "The Voice" at 8 on NBC and "Dancing With the Stars" at 9 on ABC. Both reality competitions flourished Monday against CBS reruns. "Dancing" will eject a celebrity; Demi Lovato and Huey Lewis & the News will sing. An "NCIS" rerun may help "Splash," the ABC diving contest at 8. The show offers partner dives, which look strange and scary. Sort of like the show itself.
2. On the dramatic front, the biggest news is that "Justified" offers its season finale at 10. Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) "has a last, lethal showdown with the Detroit mob," FX says. "Justified" is one of the most violent shows on TV; it is also one of the best.
3. The broadcast networks will offer new dramas at 10. ABC's "Body of Proof" presents a zombie-themed show in which Tommy (Mark Valley) is bitten by someone diagnosed with rabies. If that's a turnoff, Luke Perry plays the health commissioner. On CBS' "Golden Boy," a subway shooting puts McKenzie (Bonnie Somerville) on a personal crusade. Ratings-starved "Smash" on NBC delivers its last Tuesday episode before moving to Saturdays. But the show attracts Broadway legends. Bernadette Peters guest stars on Tuesday's show, and Liza Minnelli visits the Saturday episode this weekend.
4. "The New Normal" ends its first season with back-to-back episodes at 9 on NBC. Will there be a second season? The ratings are weak, but NBC may want to say in business with executive producer Ryan Murphy ("Glee," "American Horror Story").
5. Fox is offering double episodes of "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" this week. You can see them at starting 9 tonight and again at 9 on Thursday. "New Girl" tonight, however, is a repeat. If you want something edgier, there's "Tosh.0" at 10 on Comedy Central. Or "Cougar Town" at 10 on TBS.
6. TCM will serve Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" at 8. The 1951 drama features Robert Walker in a memorably creepy performance as one of Hitchcock's greatest villains.
In daytime, "Let's Make a Deal" features Kelly Bender of Kissimmee as a contestant. The game show starts at 10 a.m. on CBS.
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