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Thursday on TV: "Please Like Me." Pretty Please

Published August 4, 2013 7:21 pm

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"Please Like Me" debuts tonight on a brand-new cable channel. Pivot rather pompously thinks it's got the whole millenial thing figured out and has aimed this show at 18-to-34-year-olds who think they're smarter than everyone else.

"Please Like Me" is an Australian import that stars Australian comedian Josh Thomas as a guy who gets dumped by his girlfriend, thinks he might be gay and discovers his mother tried to kill herself.

And it's sort of funny.

All six episodes air tonight at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m.

By the way, Pivot is on Ch. 231 on Comcast; Ch. 267 on DirecTV; and Ch. 197 on Dish.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Wipeout (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Obstacles are Caribbean themed.

Triple A baseball (7 p.m., Ch. 14): Iowa Cubs at Salt Lake Bees

Young Hollywood Awards (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Honorees include Kit Harington, Lucy Hale, Tatiana Maslany, Liam James, Kelly Osbourne and AnnaSophia Robb. Aisha Tyler hosts.

Our Nixon (7 and 10 p.m., CNN): Documentary built around 8mm movies taken by the ex-president's aides.

Project Runway (7 and 11:02 p.m., Lifetime): Contestants have to find inspiration at Coney Island.

Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The head of household competition.

Motive (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A man is found beaten and suffocated.

Sullivan & Son (8 and 10 p.m., TBS): Jack runs for city council.

Rookie Blue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Sam and Andy face their past.

Hollywood Game Night (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Tom Arnold, Stacy Keibler, Patricia Heaton, Rose Byrne, Anthony Anderson and Jamie-Lynn Sigler are the celebrity guests.

Burn Notice (10 p.m., USA): Michael is conflicted when he's assigned to take down a drug dealer.

Anger Management (10:30 p.m., FX): Charlie becomes a sex surrogate. Ick.

Late Show with David Letterman (10:35 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Oprah Winfrey makes her second visit to chat with Dave - her first since December of 2005.

Wilfred (11 p.m., FX): Ryan tries progressive psychotherapy.