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Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Episode 1315 -- Pictured: (l-r) First Lady Michelle Obama, Buddy Shuh -- (Photo by: David Glesbrecht/NBC)
Tuesday on TV: Michelle Obama visits "The Biggest Loser"

It's the traditional makeover episode of The Biggest Loser (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), only there's a major twist this season.

In addition to the makeover, the contestants head to the White House to meet first lady Michelle Obama and take part in the show's first-ever White House workout.

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The first lady talks to the contestants about how adult behavior impacts kid behavior; congratulates the contestants on being good examples of health and fitness; and visits with each player and their family members. Then it's time for the workout, and Mrs. Obama joins in.

Elsewhere on TV ...

American Experience (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at the construction and mixed legacy of the Grand Coulee Dam.

Raising Hope (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jimmy is worried that Sabrina is doing more than just studying with her handsome study partner. (A repeat airs at 7:30 p.m., because Fox has yanked the dreadful "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" off the schedule.)

Cougar Town (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Travis wants to be the photographer at the wedding, but Jules isn't sold on the idea.

Dancing with the Stars (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Another pair is eliminated.

The Voice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Four hopefuls are eliminated.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jess learns that Cece has been hiding her relationship with Schmidt.

Ringer (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Bridget accuses Henry of murder.

Breaking In (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Molly has a crush on Oz.

Body of Proof (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The team tries to find out who is intentionally spreading a deadly virus.

Fashion Star (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Contestants create high-end looks.

Justified (11 p.m., FX): Raylan closes in on the Quarles.



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