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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Tuesday night

Ron Batzdorff

The Detroit-based episode of the show about anecdotes, alcohol, history, and comedy, re-creates the failed friendship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Drunk History 10 p.m., Comedy Central

So then [hic] Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur freaking Conan [hic] Doyle were fast friends, but then, um, they disagreed and were just rivals [hic]. Yeah man [sounds of ice clinking in a glass]. This Detroit-based episode of the show about anecdotes, alcohol, history, and comedy, re-creates the failed friendship between the two famous dudes, as well as Ralph Nader’s feud with General Motors. S’fun [barf]. Pictured: Ken Marino (left) as Houdini and Alfred Molina as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Heroes of Cosplay 10:30 p.m., Syfy

This new reality show looks at the subculture of people who are into competitive costume-making. They wear their creations, based on the characters they admire in comic books, graphic novels, movies, TV, and video games, to comic conventions across the country. The show will follow cosplayers of all levels, from the newbies to the legendary Yaya Han (pictured), a woman who has won a number of best-in-show prizes and who sells her own line of cosplay accessories.

Doomsday Castle 10 p.m., National Geographic

Downtonado.

The Vineyard 10 p.m., ABC Family

Barbiepocalypse.

Dukes of Cattle 11 p.m., National Geographic

Moomageddon.

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