Television

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

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Doomsday Castle 10 p.m., National Geographic

Downtonado.

The Vineyard 10 p.m., ABC Family

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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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