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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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Magician David Blaine stands inside an apparatus surrounded by a million volts of electric currents streamed by tesla coils during his 72-hour "Electrified: 1 Million Volts Always On" stunt on Pier 54, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in New York. The stunt, sponsored by Intel, is the latest of daredevil endeavors by the magician whose previous stunts included being encased in ice for over 60 hours in Times Square. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Tuesday on TV: David Blaine act all magical

In the 90-minute special David Blaine: Real or Magic (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), the illusionist performs feats that amaze Kanye West, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Olivia Wilde and Stephen Hawking.

Spoiler alert - it's not magic.

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NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets

NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The secretary of the Navy is bugged.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): There's a bit of a crossover with the new "Thor" movie.

The Biggest Loser (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Former winner Danni Allen gives the contestants a pep talk.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.

The X Factor (7 p.m, Fox/Ch. 13): The competition continues.

Men's college basketball (7 p.m., P12N): Utah Valley at Oregon

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A computer virus hits the precinct.

NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Kensi and Deeks go under cover at a rehab center.

The Goldbergs (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Murry's brother visits.

The Voice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Contestants face elimination.

Lincoln at Gettysburg (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The telegraph connects President Abraham Lincoln to the country and helps shape the Gettysburg Address.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Cece goes on a date with Coach.

Supernatural (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The Winchesters help a friend find a ghost.

The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The doctors are accused of being racists.

Person of Interest (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Reese's number comes up in the machine.

Chicago Fire (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The crew deals with a railroad accident.

Frontline (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at the life of JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Ravenswood (9 p.m., ABC Family): Remy uncovers a clue.

Sons of Anarchy (11 p.m., FX): The club makes a bold move to get out of the gun business.



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