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

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine 8 p.m., Fox

Remember all those surprised faces at the Golden Globes last week when a show that many had never watched (or even heard of) beat “The Big Bang Theory” in the best comedy category? Well, this, my friends, is that show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has fallen hard for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg (pictured), because it also gave him a statue as best actor in a TV comedy. Let me try to be a little more clear. What I’m trying to say is that you need to sit your petunia pickle bottom down tonight and see what all this fuss is about.


My 600-lb Life , 9 p.m., TLC

TLC is like the bag of chocolate-covered potato chips you throw into your cart at the grocery store. At first it’s a novelty, but before you know it, you’ve got a three-bag-a-day habit. With TLC, you can innocently watch “Extreme Couponing,” but then you hear there’s a show called “Sex Sent Me to the ER” or “Buying Naked,” and you’re hooked. “My 600-lb Life” is slightly less exploitative in that it follows folks who are trying to make healthy changes to their lifestyle.

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Gilligan’s Island 8 p.m., TV Land

Sit right back and raise a toast to the dearly departed Professor (Russell Johnson), the only man capable of making a radio out of coconuts.

Dance Moms 8 p.m., Lifetime


It’s a scream.

Chicago Fire 10 p.m., NBC

Feel the burn.

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