Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nova' on PBS
THRIVING: “Mt. St. Helens Back From the Dead” documents the return of plant and animal life to the slopes of the volcano, on “Nova” at 8 p.m. on KCET.
NCIS: Vintage-movie buffs may find contemporary echoes on the classic film “Laura” in this new episode, in which DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) gets overly involved in the search for a murder victim's missing sister (Ashley Scott), a woman has he never met (8 p.m. CBS).
Dancing With the Stars: The final five couples are revealed “Dancing With the Stars” (8 p.m. ABC).
NCIS: Los Angeles: The team receives video evidence that Dominic is being held hostage in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).
Life Unexpected: Lux's (Britt Robertson) social worker meets with Cate and Baze (Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha) in this repeat (9 p.m. KTLA).
Glee: A video surfaces of Olivia Newton-John performing with Sue, in this new episode (9 p.m. Fox).
Frontline: This new episode examines the big business of higher education, a $400-billion industry (9 p.m. KCET).
Parenthood: Jasmine and Crosby's (Joy Bryant, Dax Shepard) relationship heats up, leaving them to explain it to Jabbar (Tyree Brown) in this new episode (10 p.m. NBC).
Independent Lens: In the new episode “Sunshine,” a second-generation single mother comes to terms with the meaning of family (10 p.m. KCET).
V: Erica, Ryan, Father Jack and Hobbes (Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Charles Mesure) learn that Anna (Morena Baccarin) has sent a shuttle filled with a lethal V tracker team to find them in this new episode (10 p.m. ABC).
Dinner With the Band: Guests include the Devil Makes Three (10:30 p.m. IFC).
Casino: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in this 1995 drama (10 p.m. Cinemax).
Baseball: The Angels visit the Boston Red Sox (4 p.m. FSN); the Chicago Cubs visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (4 p.m. WGN A); the Milwaukee Brewers visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. KCAL).
Basketball: NBA playoffs: The Boston Celtics visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (5 p.m. TNT); the Utah Jazz visits the Lakers (7:30 p.m. TNT).
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