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

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The Real Housewives of Orange County 9 p.m., Bravo

Happy birthday to you, you live in a reality TV zoo, you look like giant-mongooses-with-fur-colors-not-found-in-nature-and-epic-fingernails-that-look-like-claws-and-giant-cheeks-that-make-your-heads-seem-too-big, and you act like them too. Here’s the two-hour 100th episode special, featuring interviews with cast members past and present, as well as a series of best-of clips.


Gosford Park 8 p.m., Sundance Channel

Oh sure, everyone is all into “Downton Abbey.” But show creator and writer Julian Fellowes started his whole British estate upstairs-downstairs storytelling with this 2001 Robert Altman movie, for which he won a screenplay Oscar. The stars include Helen Mirren, Emily Watson, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam, and — what’s this? — Maggie Smith.

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Gangsters: America’s Most Evil 10 p.m., Biography

Or, read the Globe.

Big Brother 9 p.m., CBS


The Power of Veto, by Huey Lewis and the Snooze.

Catfish: The TV Show 10 p.m., MTV

As opposed to the dinner.

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