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Tuesday’s TV Picks: ‘Cougar Town’
TV picks for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, include “Cougar Town” on TBS, “The Taste” on ABC and “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” on NBC.
Tonight in Prime Time
The cul-de-sac crew has made the switch to its new network with all the wine-guzzling and penny-can playing quirkiness that has made the comedy a favorite of many (with maybe a tendency toward racier comedy — not for the kiddos). Courteney Cox, Josh Hopkins, Busy Phillipps and Ian Gomez lead a very funny ensemble. 10 p.m. Tuesday on TBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Tuesday
“Notorious” (1946), 7:15 p.m. (TCM): A U.S. agent brings a traitor’s daughter to Rio de Janeiro to seduce an exiled Nazi.
“The Taste,” 8 p.m. (ABC): Each team must use five unique ingredients as it tries to create the best dish; each contestant has to prepare a dish that pairs best with a selected wine.
“Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Senior citizens play pranks that include nuns raising money in an unusual way, a man altering a shirt in a store, securing a car with tape, and partaking in someone else’s meal in a restaurant.
“John D. Rockefeller: American Experience,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): John D. Rockefeller Jr. dedicates his life to restoring his family’s name, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.
“The Face,” 9 p.m. (Oxygen): The three hand-picked teams of contestants move into the loft and go through their first campaign, creating an image worthy of being featured in W Magazine; the first model is eliminated, leading to an explosive showdown between the coaches.
“The Joe Schmo Show,” 10 p.m. (Spike): Chase is shocked when Skylar hears a message from her dead husband; Wanda gives a lesson in frisking.
NOTE TO READERS:The State of the Union address, 6 p.m., ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox: President Barack Obama’s address may affect the prime-time schedule. Check seattletimes.com/tvlistings.
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