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What to Watch on Tuesday: A new season of ‘Drunk History’

Justin Long (left) as scientist Arno Penzias and Jason Ritter as scientist Robert Wilson in the Season 3 premiere of “Drunk History” on Comedy Central.
Justin Long (left) as scientist Arno Penzias and Jason Ritter as scientist Robert Wilson in the Season 3 premiere of “Drunk History” on Comedy Central. Comedy Central

Drunk History (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central) – One of my absolute favorite things on television is back! Season 3 of this hilarious show, in which comedy folk get plastered and recall stories from history while those stories are simultaneously performed by famous actors, starts with the Mark Proksch-narrated tale of the rivalry between paleontologists Othniel Marsh (Christopher Meloni) and Edward Cope (Tony Hale). Also, Tess Lynch recounts Thaddeus Lowe’s (Greg Kinnear) contributions to America’s first air force, founded by President Lincoln (Stephen Merchant); and Jenny Slate explains how scientists Arno Penzias (Justin Long) and Robert Wilson (Jason Ritter) found an exciting new use for an abandoned supersensitive antenna.

Also on tonight . . .

In Their Own Words (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – In the first episode of this new series, a look at Queen Elizabeth II’s life, from her youth to her father’s coronation as King George VI, her sudden ascension to the throne and her more than 60-year reign as queen. Others to be profiled in this series include Jim Henson and Muhammad Ali.

Public Morals (10 p.m., TNT) – Muldoon’s aunt asks him to find the person behind his uncle’s murder, and Sean O’Bannon starts a romance with his best friend’s sister.

Tyrant (10 p.m., FX) – In the Season 2 finale, Barry encourages Rami to stay and oversee the transition. Meanwhile, Leila cooperates with the Arab League, hoping to secure a position for herself and Ahmed in the new world order.

Scream (10 p.m., MTV) – In the finale, Emma races to save another loved one and the killer’s identity is revealed.

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