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What to Watch on Tuesday: Behind the myth of 'Billy the Kid'

Billy the Kid: American Experience (9pm, UNC-TV) - This one-hour documentary looks at the boy behind the myth of "Billy the Kid," who was born in New York City's slums to impoverished, Irish immigrant parents and became one of the most legendary outlaws in American history. Billy the Kid, aka Henry McCarty, was killed in 1881 by Lincoln County (New Mexico) sheriff Pat Garrett after escaping custody while awaiting his execution for the murder of the previous Lincoln County sheriff. The interesting profile includes remarks from Western historians and writers like Michael Wallis and Drew Gomber, and from former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

Shipping Wars (9pm, A&E) - In the opener of a new series following seven independent shippers who carry items traditional shippers won't handle, like a steel horse weighing 4000 pounds and a huge Venus flytrap. A second episode airs at 9:30.

Celebrity Wife Swap (9pm, ABC) - The laid-back bride-to-be of Flavor Flav trades places with rocker Dee Snider's wife.

The Game (10pm, BET) - Season 5 opens with Melanie grappling with Derwin's accusations that she had an abortion. Meanwhile, Malik and Tasha deal with a drunken Jenna and a wild night comes back to haunt Jason.

Tabatha Takes Over (10pm, Bravo) - In the Season 4 premiere, Tabatha Coffey tries to revamp a salon in Minneapolis, which has an uncontrollable staff and an immature proprietress.

Parenthood (10pm, NBC) - Adam gets attention from a local newspaper and Crosby feels left out. Also, Amber tries to adapt to her new job and Sarah considers having another child.

Body of Proof (10pm, ABC) - A murder investigation strikes close to home when an undercover policeman is killed execution-style at a truck stop.

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