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TV highlights: The girls get closer to the truth on ‘Pretty Little Liars’

“DRUNK HISTORY”: John Lithgow plays George Washington in the Philadelphia episode of "Drunk History." (Jesse Grant/Comedy Central)

The girls are getting closer to the truth with Melissa finally letting Spencer in on what she knows about Alison’s disappearance, while Emily looks to Ezra to help her learn about Cyrus’s past with Ali on “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC at 8 p.m.).

“Great Performances” (MPT at 8) presents the special “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” a look into the role Jewish composers and lyricists played in creating the modern American musical. The showing features archival footage from “Gypsy” and “South Pacific,” along with commentary from Barbra Streisand and Ethel Merman.

Homemaker Cortney Anderson-Sanford battles top chefs, including foodie Lorena Garcia, in a number of culinary showdowns on “Food Fighters” (NBC at 8)

“REAL Sports With Bryant Gumbel” (HBO at 9) profiles football player and magician Jon Dorenbos and interviews skateboarding entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek and former football player Nick Schuyler.

“Drunk History” (Comedy Central at 10) takes on Philadelphia’s extensive history with John Lithgow playing George Washington and Winona Ryder as Peggy Shippen.

SERIES PREMIERE: The six-episode competition series “Wizard Wars” (SyFy at 10) brings on magicians and illusionists, presents them with a random array of objects, and asks them to create a performance out of what they have.

“Woody’s Children: 45th Anniversary Concert Live at Symphony Space” (WETA at 10) celebrates the 45th birthday of the folk-music radio show “Woody’s Children” with appearances from David Amram, Christine Lavin and Tom Paxton, along with Nora Guthrie and singer-songwriter Doug Mishkin.

Molly and Barry’s relationship is forced to its limit once she learns of the consequences awaiting her family on “Tyrant” (FX at 10).

Nathan, still reveling in his constant sense of awkwardness, shows a toy company how to really market to children and experiences a movie theater concession stand’s new no-sharing policy on “Nathan For You” (Comedy Central at 10:30).

Actor Pierce Brosnan and media dynamo Tavi Gevinson are on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with music from the Madden Brothers.

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and tennis star Novak Djokovic stop by the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with musical guest Robby Johnson.

Actress Chloë Grace Moretz and mixed martial artist Jon “Bones” Jones come to this repeat “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Rachel Lubitz



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