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Scott D. Pierce
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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Tuesday on Utah TV: Lack of glass in "New Girl's" glasses is incredibly distracting

I really like New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) a lot, but there's one thing about the show that drives me crazy. One thing that's horrifically distracting.

So let me distract you, too.

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Jess (Zooey Deschanel) wears eyeglasses with thick frames. Well, eyeglasses wouldn't exactly be the correct term, because there's no glass in the frames. She just wears thick frames.

Clearly, this is because they don't want to have to deal with reflections on the lenses. But there are reflections on the frames in just about every scene. And that draws attention to the fact that there's no glass in those glasses.

At the very least, how about frames with a flat finish?

In tonight's episode of "New Girl," Nick keeps pranking Schmidt. Try to ignore what I just told you and enjoy the episodes. Just try.

Elsewhere on TV ...

NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team investigates the murder of a Marine.

The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The battles continue.

History Detectives (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Items include a WWI poster, a map of Valley Forge and a transistor radio.

Raising Hope (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A social worker thinks the Chances are abusing Maw Maw.

Hart of Dixie (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Rose asks Zoe to help plan the first BlueBellapalooza.

Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (7, 10:01 and 11:01 p.m., Lifetime): Abby Lee Miller, that awful dance teacher from that horrific show "Dance Moms," is one of the judges on this dance competition.

Ben and Kate (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Ben and Kate go on a 15-year-old scavanger hunt.

NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Four people working on an intel operation die in an explosion at a diner.

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

Go On (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Ryan tries to hide his compulsive eating.

Frontline (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Profiles of President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney in "The Choice 2012."

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): If you've never seen this online sensation - a musical from Joss Whedon (director of "The Avengers") that stars Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") and Nathan Fillion ("Castle"), be sure to tune in. It's great.

The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Danny agrees to be Mindy's new gynecologist - but he doesn't really mean it.

Vegas (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mia's father visits the Savoy.

Private Practice (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Addison tries to hide her grief.

Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Kristina finally tells the family about her cancer.

Caligula: 1,400 Days of Terror (10 p.m., History): Controversial theories about the infamous Roman emporer.

Independent Lens (11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Residents of a Wisconsin town deal with the closure of a General Motors plant in "As Goes Janesvlle."

Sons of Anarchy (11 p.m., FX): Jax tries to get SAMCRO into a new business venture.



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