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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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Tuesday on Utah TV: It's a dark journey to "Parade's End" on HBO

Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") stars in Parade's End (10, 11:05 p.m., HBO), a five-hour miniseries based on the novels of Ford Madox Ford and written for TV by Tom Stoppard ("Shakespeare In Love").

Set on the eve of WWI, aristocrat Christopher Tjetijens is trapped in a loveless marriage with an unfaithful wife, but he's attracted to a young suffragette. Don't go in expecting "Downton Abbey" - "Parade's End" is very dark.

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Also, Makers: Women Who Make America (7:30 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) features Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Ellen DeGeneres, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and Katie Couric and more talking about the women who have helped shape America.

The national show is preceded by KUED's local take - Makers: Voice of Utah Women (7 p.m., Ch. 7).

Elsewhere on TV ...

NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jimmy and Ducky go missing.

Celebrity Wife Swap (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reality TV stars (and I use that term loosely) Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson trade places. I'm not quite sure how this qualfies as a wife swap given that Gosselin is not a wife ...

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (7 and 7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): More practical jokes.

Raising Hope (7 and 7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The family plans a big birthday part for Hope; Sabrina makes a new friend (Hilary Duff).

Heart of Dixie (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Zoe agrees to be maid of honor in Wanda and Tom's wedding.

NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Sam helps an Afghan friend search for his missing nephew.

The Taste (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Contestants are told not to waste any part of an animal.

Go On (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Simone asks Ryan to stop wearing his wedding ring.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A pro football player (Steve Howey, who played a football player on "Reba") is attracted to Jess.

Cult (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Skye reveals her true motives to Jeff.

Cougar Town (8 p.m, TBS): Grayson and Jules have a naked day.

The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mindy tries to rekindle romance with her first love.

Golden Boy (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Debut of this very good new cop show.

Body of Proof (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Megan cracks the serial-killer case.

Pretty Little Liars (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): Hanna is hiding a new secret.

Smash (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Eileen reaches a moral crossroads that has huge ramifications for "Bombshell."

The Lying Game (10 p.m., ABC Family): Dan and Theresa's wedding plans go awry.

Justified (11 p.m., FX): The search for Drew Thompson turns deadly.

White Collar (11 p.m., USA): Peter and Neal continue to investigate Ellen's evidence box.



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