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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Thursday on Utah TV: "Big Brother" is back

t's the 14th-season premiere of Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), which is not to be confused with ABC's "Glass House."

"Big Brother," of course, is the show about a bunch of folks trapped in a house who lie, cheat and backstab their way to one of them eventually winning half a million dollars. All the while, they're on camera.

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"Glass House" is ABC's rip-off of "Big Brother." And CBS is suing ABC over that, given that ABC hired away a bunch of "Big Brother" producers.

ABC should not have bothered. The ratings for "Glass House" are abysmal. The network is paying big legal bills for nothing.

And it's all at least a little bit funny.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Golf (4:30 p.m., Golf Channel): First round of the Web.com Utah Championship

Duets (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The contestants perform standards.

Take Me Out (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A musician, a sales director, a construction company owner and a nightclub promoter try to impress 30 women.

The Choice (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Dean Cain, Tyson Beckford, Ndamukong Suh and Dr. Robert Nettles look for love. (Season finale)

Wipeout (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Contestants face obstacles that include Henson Headshots, Slappy Meal and the Spin Psycho.

Saving Hope (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A patient uses his psychic ability to connect Charlie and Alex.

Men at Work (8 and 8:30 p.m., TBS): Milo's invention seriously malfunctions; Lisa comes back into Milo's life.

Rookie Blue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Oliver Shaw's daughter witnesses a murder - and then she disappears.

Burn Notice (10 p.m., USA): Sam is kidnapped in the Everglades.

Anger Management (10:30 p.m., FX): Kate steals a patient away from Charlie.

Wilfred (11 p.m., FX): Ryan tries to stop Wilfred from waging war.

Suits (11 p.m., USA): Louis and Mike finally see eye-to-eye.

Louie (11:30 p.m., FX): Louie heads down to Miami.



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