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What to Watch on Tuesday: ‘Rudolph’ appears, new stuff from TNT

“Marshal Law: Texas” debuts on TNT.
“Marshal Law: Texas” debuts on TNT.

Marshal Law: Texas (10pm, TNT) - A new reality series about an elite force that tracks fugitives trying to evade punishment. In tonight's premiere, the unit races against the clock following a deadly shooting spree, and the search is on for a violent thief. Executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Also on tonight . . .

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (8pm, CBS) - I love "Rudolph" as much as the next person, but did we really need the season's first viewing of this 1964 classic to come before Thanksgiving?

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (8pm, UNC-TV) - The last installment of this series chronicles the post civil-rights era, when African Americans made great political and economic progress.

Dancing with the Stars (9pm, ABC) - A winner is crowned in tonight’s season finale -- after performances from Lady Antebellum, Enrique Iglesias, Colbie Caillat and Ylvis.

Boston's Finest (9pm, TNT) - Season 2 opens with memories of the Boston Marathon bombing still fresh and the department on high alert during the city's July 4th celebration.

The Mindy Project (9:30pm, Fox) - Recent news that Fox is putting this terrific show on hiatus after its Jan. 28 winter finale should be a wakeup call for its ardent fans to spread the word to friends -- get on board, people!! Tonight, Mindy's philandering ex-boyfriend Josh invites her to his wedding, and in her haste to find a date, she settles on Peter -- who turns out to be an ideal companion until he makes one huge blunder. Also, Danny's younger brother pays a visit and has a big announcement to make.

Person of Interest (10pm, CBS) - I don’t know about you, but I’m still not over last week’s shocking death. Chances are Reese isn’t either and tonight he’ll be be out for vengeance. He looked very angry in the previews.

Frontline: A Death in St. Augustine (10pm, UNC-TV) - An investigation into the 2010 death of St. Johns County, Fla., deputy sheriff Michelle O'Connell, which was ruled a suicide. The 24-year-old shot herself with the service pistol that belonged to her boyfriend, a fellow officer.

Chicago Fire (10pm, NBC) - Cruz and his brother wrestle with emotions after a young girls is shot in their neighborhood. Meanwhile, the fight between Chief Bowden and McLeod (grrr!! hate her!!) gets intense and Casey is upset that his parental duties have ended.