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Hotties Brings Romance to the Kitchen, Untold Charts the Manti Te'o Hoax

ALSO: Historical drama Leonardo, the Love Island UK finale, Tim Dillon: A Real Hero, and more.
  • Photos: Hulu, Netflix.
    Photos: Hulu, Netflix.

    Hulu blends the dating and cooking competition formats in Hotties, a new series that sees blind dates face off in spicy food challenges. Also today: Netflix’s Untold looks at the headline-making story of Manti Te’o and his fake girlfriend, drama series Leonardo debuts stateside, Tim Dillon lands his first Netflix special, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    Hotties: Complete first season. Two blind dates battle to cook elaborate dishes, but they must contend with extreme spicy food challenges along the way. Comedian and host Jade Catta-Preta (The Soup) judges each dish and the date itself, with the winning couple earning $2,500 or a chance at a second date. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist: Documentary premiere. Netflix kicks off Volume 2 of its 30 For 30-style docuseries with a two-parter about college football player Manti Te’o, who was catfished in a headline-making scandal. The documentary features in-depth interviews with Te’o and the person behind the identity of his online girlfriend, Ronaiah “Naya” Tuiasosopo. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Leonardo: Series premiere. Set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy, this drama explores the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci (played by Aidan Turner) and the works that made him famous. The series, which aired in Europe last year, also stars Freddie Highmore and Matilda De Angelis. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Love Island UK: Season 8 finale. The sun sets on the villa as one winning couple heads home with the 50K-pound grand prize. Streaming on Hulu

    Tim Dillon: A Real Hero: Comedy special. Comic Tim Dillon rants about fast food, living in Texas, Disney adults, and more in his first stand-up special. Streaming on Netflix

    Only Murders in the Building: New episode. Closing in on the killer, Mabel (Selena Gomez) takes her investigative talents into the ring. Oliver (Martin Short) and Charles (Steve Martin) duke it out over a birdcage only to end up confronting their deepest paternal struggles. Streaming on Hulu

    America’s Got Talent: New episode. The qualifiers continue as 11 performers take the stage in hopes of impressing viewers at home, who can vote to send their favorites into the final round. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    7 Little Johnstons: Season 12 premiere. After moving out on his own, Jonah starts experiencing debilitating anxiety, prompting Trent and Amber to question whether he should move back home. Elsewhere in the family, Liz and Brice take their relationship to the next level, and Alex and Emma have college and careers on their minds. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on TLC

    Devils: Season 2 premiere. The financial conspiracy thriller returns with a new season centered on the pivotal Brexit referendum and a looming data war with China. Stars Patrick Dempsey, Alessandro Borghi, and Li Jun Li. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    What We Do in the Shadows: New episode. As Nandor (Kayvan Novak) and Laszlo (Matt Berry) air out their differences on a hunting trip at an isolated cabin, Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) has a girls’ night, and Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) reconnects with his family for the first time in twelve years. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    Password: New episode. Celebrity guest Meghan Trainor and Jimmy Fallon pair up with contestants as they attempt to guess words for a chance to win $25,000. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Hotties, Hulu, Netflix, Leonardo, Love Island UK, Tim Dillon: A Real Hero, Untold