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Great News / 9:00pm (4) Ex­ec­u­tive­pro­duced by “30 Rock” vet­er­ans Tracey Wig­field (also the cre­ator here), Tina Fey and Robert Car­lock, this new sit­com is both an­other tele­vi­sion-work­place saga and a mother-daugh­ter tale. The “Pi­lot” presents Briga Hee­lan (“Ground Floor”) as a news pro­ducer alarmed that her new intern is — her mom (An­drea Martin, “SCTV”). John Michael Hig­gins and Ni­cole Richie co-star as pro­gram co­hosts, with Ho­ra­tio Sanz also fea­tured. An­other episode fol­lows.

Ge­nius / 9:00pm (Nat’l Geo) 10:15pm (Nat’l Geo) Academy Award win­ner Ge­of­frey Rush shares the role of Al­bert Ein­stein with Johnny Flynn in this lim­ited se­ries — ex­ec­u­tive-pro­duced by Ron Howard — that re­views the life and ca­reer of the bril­liant physi­cist, start­ing in his teen years. This in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­tion, which was filmed pri­mar­ily in Prague, also stars Emily Wat­son as Ein­stein’s wife, Elsa, and T.R. Knight (‘Grey’s Anatomy”) as J. Edgar Hoover, who be­comes an ad­ver­sary to Ein­stein as Adolph Hitler comes to power.

Cos­play Melee / 10:00pm (Syfy) 4:30am (Syfy) Sea­son 1 ends with a fi­nale called “An­imelee,” which chal­lenges its com­peti­tors to cre­ate an orig­i­nal char­ac­ter in­spired by their fa­vorite anime. Sounds al­most too sim­ple, right? But as a rule, hand­ing such un­fet­tered free­dom to run wild in a con­text they’re pas­sion­ate about winds up leav­ing the play­ers par­a­lyzed by all their creative op­tions. We’re bet­ting you’ll see some of those here, along with other cos­play­ers who ex­cit­edly rise to the chal­lenge and de­liver daz­zling re­sults.

An­drea Martin stars in “Great News,” Tues­day on NBC

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