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Thursday on TV: "Wipeout" is just plain crazy

Published August 8, 2013 10:33 am

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The appeal of Wipeout (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is no secret. It's ridiculous.

This adaptation of Japanese game shows features people who look like fools as they attempt to conquer bizarre obstacles.

Tonight's obstacles include the Trippity Skippity Flippity Doo. 'Nuff said.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Project Runway (7 and 11:02 p.m., Lifetime): Contestants have to create looks that include a bow tie.

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

Motive (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): An art collector is killed.

And the Winner Is … (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The last episode of this little-watched game show.

Rookie Blue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): There's a robbery on a casino-bound bus.

Sullivan & Son (8 and 10 p.m., TBS): Ok Cha injures her leg in a car accident.

Hollywood Game Night (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Celebrities play parlor games.

Sharkpocalypse (10 p.m., Discovery) and Alien Monster Sharks (11 p.m., Discovery): Shark Week continues.