TV Highlights for Tuesday, April 17, include "Raising Hope," Seattle Mariners and "NCIS."

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‘Raising Hope’

Recently renewed for a third season (thank you, Fox), this hilarious comedy closes its season with the Chance family on trial to retain custody of that adorable baby, Hope. Look for Virginia Chance (the Emmy-deprived Martha Plimpton) in a “Dynasty”-style, ’80s power suit, and cameos from stars of producer Greg Garcia’s previous sitcom “My Name is Earl.” 9:31 p.m. Tuesday on Fox (

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Also on Tuesday

“MLB Baseball,” 7 p.m. (ROOT): Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (live).

“NCIS,” 8 p.m. (CBS): The team works with the Baltimore police to investigate a warehouse fire that revealed missing Navy documents that could potentially threaten national security; Tony reunites with a boy from his past.

“Cougar Town,” 8:31 p.m. (ABC): No one believes Ellie when she claims her seemingly pleasant mother (Susan Blakely) is a sociopath; Grayson tries to help Laurie open a cake business; Chick and Bobby help Travis and his friends with their plot to steal the campus cougar statue.

“Ringer,” 9 p.m. (CW): As the vow-renewal ceremony approaches, Bridget decides to tell Andrew the truth about her identity; Agent Machado is forced off the case just as Macawi starts to close in on Bridget.

“Fashion Star,” 10 p.m. (NBC): When the remaining contestants are asked to push their creative boundaries, a designer has a hard time constructing a men’s garment properly; a designer tries to make his collection sexier; contestants face elimination.

“Frontline,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): “The Real CSI” — The reliability of forensic science and how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom; cases include the trial of Casey Anthony, the Madrid terrorist bombing and capital cases in Mississippi.

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