Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight


Extreme Cheapskates 10 p.m. TLC

Eating dumpster gnocchi, doing laundry in the shower, putting experimental ointments in experimental places for sweet, sweet medical study cash – the “Extreme Cheapskates” make the “Extreme Couponing” people look like the “Real Housewives.” Tonight, a lady who stores urine in jars for use in her garden . . . naturally.

Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War 8 p.m., Channel 2


Marking the 50-year anniversary of the crisis, This documentary deconstructs the tense 13 days in 1962 when JFK, Khrushchev, and Castro held the fate of the world in their hands.

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New Girl 9 p.m. Channel 25

Guy jokes.

The New Normal 9:30 p.m, Channel 7

Gay jokes.


Happy Endings 9 p.m., Channel 5

Good jokes.

Michael Andor Brodeur is assistant arts editor at the Globe. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MBrodeur.