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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight


Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 12:35 a.m., Channel 7

That’s not booing; it’s “Bruuuuuuuce’’-ing! And rightly so. Not only does tonight’s show mark the third anniversary of Fallon’s “Late Night,’’ but it caps off a two-week celebration of all things Boss, who, along with the E Street Band, is tonight’s only guest. Springsteen will strum some numbers from “Wrecking Ball,’’ his new album to be released Tuesday; but we’re most looking forward to whatever he does to top his and Fallon’s 2010 dad-rock duet interpretation of “Whip My Hair.’’ (Oooooh please let it be “Sexy and I Know It’’!)

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Portlandia 10 p.m., IFC

Like a pantry of package-free groceries, there’s a bit of staleness setting in on the hipster-poking humor of “Portlandia.’’ This season has delivered some good laughs (the Allergy Pride Parade), and the cute puppy-dog chemistry of Fred Armisen’s “Fred’’ toward Carrie Brownstein’s “Carrie’’ has given the show a charming charge of humanity, but it’s all starting to feel a bit samey. Tonight, the Smiths’ Johnny Marr loses a bike to a pair of hapless valets, and the Mayor (Kyle Maclachlan) wages a campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever setting its sneakers in Portland.

Who Do You Think You Are? 8 p.m., Channel 7

Yes, do tell, Reba.

What Would You Do? 9 p.m., Channel 5

Yes, do tell, innocent bystander.

How Much Is Your Dead Body Worth? 10 p.m. CNBC

Yes, do . . . OK, now that’s just gross.

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