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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 TV: “Please Like Me.” Pretty Please

"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.

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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.



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