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What to Watch on Tuesday: ABC's 'The Last Defense' examines two death row cases

After surviving the brutal stabbing that leaves her two sons dead in 1996, Dallas housewife Darlie Routier urged police to find the intruder she claims is the killer. To her horror, she became the No. 1 suspect. Her story is told in the ABC docu-series "The Last Defense."
After surviving the brutal stabbing that leaves her two sons dead in 1996, Dallas housewife Darlie Routier urged police to find the intruder she claims is the killer. To her horror, she became the No. 1 suspect. Her story is told in the ABC docu-series "The Last Defense." ABC/Lincoln Square Productions

The Last Defense (10 p.m., ABC) — This new seven-part documentary series executive produced by Viola Davisexposes flaws in the American justice system through examinations of death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones. The series starts with Routier, who was sentenced to death in Texas in 1997 for the murder of her two sons. Jones was sentenced to death in 2001 when as a college student he was sentenced to death for the carjacking murder of a father of two in Oklahoma. Both Routier and Jones insist they are innocent.

Also on tonight . . .

Bold Type (8 p.m., Freeform) — Jane is excited to publish her first big piece in Incite in the Season 2 premiere. In a second episode at 9, Kat is forced to confront how her avoidance of labels has affected her life.

Younger (10 p.m., TV Land) — Liza and Kelsey seek out a potential business partner for Millennial, and Josh returns to Brooklyn a newlywed.

Legion (10 p.m., FX) — David fights the future in the Season 2 finale. This has been renewed for a third season.

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