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What to Watch on Tuesday: ‘American Ripper’ tests HH Holmes/Jack the Ripper theory


American Ripper (10 p.m., History) – In this new 8-part series, Jeff Mudgett, the great-great-grandson of America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes (real name, Herman Mudgett), teams with an ex-CIA analyst to try to prove that Holmes and London’s Jack the Ripper killer were actually the same person. Mudgett even exhumed the presumed body of H.H. Holmes for DNA testing – is the body in Holmes’ grave really him? I am so 100 percent in for this ride.

Also on tonight . . .

The Story of China (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – In the 2-hour finale, a look at the First Opium War, which sparks the fall of the empire, and the birth of modern-day China.

The Bold Type (9 p.m., Freeform) – A new series about the employees at a global women’s magazine called Scarlet. Two new episodes air tonight.