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Tuesday on TV: It’s a battle among Super Bowl commercials

First Published      Last Updated Jan 31 2017 10:36 am

This year's edition of "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): is the People's Choice Awards of commercials — viewers have voted online for the favorites.

It was a competition pitting "Bigger is Better" against "Less is More." Host Boomer Esiason campaigned on behalf of his favorite "Bigger is Better" commercials, including Apple's "1984" and the NFL's "Super Bowl Babies Choir" featuring Seal.

And co-host Ruah advocated for the "Less is More" spots, such as Budweiser's "Lost Dog" and Victoria's Secret's "Adriana."

One "Bigger is Better" and one "Less is More" commercial will advance to the live vote during the broadcast, when viewers will decide the outcome, and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Of course, that won't be true for viewers in Utah … because the voting will be over before the special airs in this time zone.

Elsewhere on TV ...

• "The Flash" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): A bounty hunter comes to Central City to bring H.R. back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime.

• "The Haves and Have Nots" (7 p.m., OWN): Veronica discovers a way to get Candace and Jeffery out of their predicament.

• "The Mick" (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The Pembertons go to the country club to restore their reputation, but Mickey gets in an argument there.

• "American Experience" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): "The Race Underground" recounts how engineers overcame challenges to construct America's first subway system in Boston.

• "Bones" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A tutor who works with privileged students turns up dead.

• "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The legends must find the Spear of Destiny before they can rescue Rip.

• "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Coulson and the team race to save agents Sam and Bill Koenig.

• "Frontline" (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Life in Iraq in areas where ISIS has been ejected; militias and growing sectarianism shape Iraq.

• "Switched at Birth" (10 p.m., Freeform): In the Season 5 premiere, Bay and Daphne rush home from China after they receive an emergency call.

• "Teen Wolf" (10 p.m., MTV): Scott and his pack face off against Douglas in a final showdown, with the fate of Beacon Hills hanging in the balance.

• "Face Off" (10 p.m., Syfy): The teams work to create angel and devil characters in the first elimination challenge of the season.

• "Outsiders" (10 p.m. WGN): A new arrival threatens to disrupt the balance of power on Shay Mountain.

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