TV picks: Tuesday, Nov. 13

The history of humans is documented — in plenty of battle scenes — on "Mankind: The Story of All of Us."

“Mankind: The Story of All of Us”
DOCUMENTARY. Don’t worry — this 12-hour docuseries is no snoozy high school history lecture. Instead, bloody battle re-enactments (lots of them) and narration by Josh Brolin help tell the tale of humans’ humble beginnings and rise to global dominance.
Miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., History Channel

“New Girl”
COMEDY. Schmidt goes all “Fifty Shades of Grey” on his corporate boss (guest star Carla Gugino), though we’re guessing he’s the Ana in this situation.
9 p.m., Fox

“Raising Hope”
COMEDY. Jimmy learns he has a long-lost brother, who happens to be played by long-lost actor Chris Klein.
8 p.m., Fox

“Happy Endings”
COMEDY. Max’s days as a bar mitzvah emcee may be numbered (possibly not such a bad thing) when he invites Brad to go to work with him — and the newbie steals the spotlight.
9 p.m., ABC


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