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Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

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Emily Owens, M.D.  9 p.m., Channel 56

This new dramedy is a lot like “Grey’s Anatomy.” A lot. The cast is younger, but the idea — interns at a Denver hospital, romance, high-school-like behavior — is the same. Emily has a mean-girl enemy, a crush, and a best friend. The best thing about the show: Mamie Gummer (pictured), who is charming as the insecure but brilliant Emily. She adds some body to a very familiar character. It doesn’t hurt that at certain moments she looks an awful lot like Meryl Streep, who happens to be her mother.

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Extreme Cheapskates  10 and 10:30 p.m., TLC

Hello, TLC (said like Jerry and Newman). What delight does the home of “Toddlers & Tiaras,” “Strange Sex,” “Extreme Couponing,” and “My Strange Addiction” have in store tonight? This new series looks hard at penny-pinchers and the lengths they go to save money. Tonight: Someone with reusable cloth toilet paper.

The Men Who Built America  9 p.m., History

Al Swearengen and Thomas “Doc” Durant, no doubt.

Raising Hope  8 p.m., Channel 25

Maw Maw draw maw.

Prank My Mom  10 and 10:30 p.m., Lifetime

Tell her TV stands for transvestism.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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